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Illegally Dead

by David Wishart

When Corvinus receives a letter, with a tantalising PS, from his adopted daughter, Marilla, mentioning there might have been a murder, he hot-foots it to Castrimoenium at once. Not that everyone agrees that...


A Vote for Murder

by David Wishart

It?s a funny thing about holidays in the country, but after only a few days away you feel as if you've been out of circulation for a month' . . . Marcus Corvinus' break in the Alban Hills is interrupted by the...


The Englishman's Cameo

by Madhulika LIDDLE

A poisoned paan, a non-government issue arrow and the cameo of a mysterious Englishman...Muzaffar Jang is that rare creature in Mughal Emperor Shahjahan?s Dilli ? an aristocrat with friends in low places. One...


Dust and Shadow: An Account of the Ripper Killings by Dr. John H. Watson

by Lyndsay Faye

From the gritty streets of nineteenth century London, the loyal and courageous Dr. Watson offers a tale unearthed after generations of lore: the harrowing story of Sherlock Holmes's attempt to hunt down Jack...


The Past Master

by Kenneth Cameron

Denton and Henry James, though they had met on a number of occasions on the London literary scene, would seem to have little in common either as men or writers. But when a Florentine box is stolen from James's...


The Backward Boy

by Kenneth Cameron

When Denton is persuaded to take on the case of a woman whose husband is the chief suspect in a murder investigation, it is only with the greatest reluctance. If the police don't have enough evidence to charge...


The Haunted Martyr

by Kenneth Cameron

The HAUNTED MARTYR plunges the American novelist Denton into the world of turn-of-the-century spiritualism, most of which is sham but which includes some very real death.

It is the winter of 1902-1903. Denton...


Jumping the Cracks

by Victoria Blake

Oxford: the city of dreaming spires and lofty knowledge. Or so they say. But for private investigator Sam Falconer, it seems to be a place of sin and secrets. And Sam's better placed than most to know - she...


Bloody Winter: A Pyke Mystery

by Andrew Pepper

The body of a vagrant is discovered in a ditch in County Tipperary. Knox, a young Irish policeman with divided loyalties is told that the landowner wants the case dealt with swiftly and quietly. However, when...


Dangerous Games

by Sally Spencer

When Terry Pugh's headless body is found floating in the canal, DCI Woodend at first believes that Pugh had merely miscalculated the amount of rope he needed to hang himself. But why would Pugh commit suicide...


Fatal Quest

by Sally Spencer

"You should have worked out by now that nobody wants this case solved!" These words, delivered by Eddie, a Liverpool thug brought down to London especially to put the frighteners on him, send a shiver down newly-promoted...


Dying Fall

by Sally Spencer

A charred body is discovered in an abandoned cotton mill, and the crime scene presents DCI Woodend and his team with many questions, but very few answers.Who would want to murder a harmless old tramp, a man...


Death Watch

by Sally Spencer

Angela Jackson, a young girl abducted from Whitebridge Corporation Park, has been missing for over twenty-four hours and, in the opinion of Dr Stevenson, the psychiatrist who Woodend turns to for advice, her...


Bedlam: The Further Secret Adventures of Charlotte Bronte

The Secret Adventures of Charlotte Brontë #2

by Laura Joh Rowland

Following the notable debut of The Secret Adventures of Charlotte Brontë, beloved author Laura Joh Rowland offers her legions of fans the next installment in the Charlotte Brontë mystery series? with more...


India Black

Madam of Espionage Mysteries #1

by Carol K. Carr

Read India Black's blog and other content on the Penguin Community.

When Sir Archibald Latham of the War Office dies from a heart attack while visiting her brothel, Madam India Black is unexpectedly thrust...


The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: Sherlock Vs. Dracula

by Titan Books

After a mysterious schooner runs aground in an English harbor with no human passengers -- only the dead captain, drained of blood -- a series of bizarre nocturnal crimes takes place in London. It can only be...


The Devil's Breath

by Tessa Harris

Eighteenth-century anatomist Dr. Thomas Silkstone travels to the English countryside to unravel a tangled web of mystery, medicine, and murder-in this captivating new novel from Tessa Harris...

A man staggers...


Blind Landing: Sydney to London dead stop

by Tony Blackman

Blind Landing is a detective mystery aviation thriller about the latest super jumbo aircraft that crashes at London Airport after a non-stop flight from Sydney. The story is woven around an aviation expert,...


Letters From a Murderer: The First Jameson & Argenti Investigation

by John Mathews

New York, 1891: a rapidly changing city, torn between lamplight and electric light, where the burgeoning steel and railway industries attract a flood of humanity from every corner of the globe, fuelling cut-throat...


The Crooked Spire

by Chris Nickson

1361: Orphaned by the Black Death, all John possesses are the tools that belonged to his father, a carpenter, and an uncanny ability to work wood. His travels bring him to Chesterfield, where he finds work erecting...