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Tokyo Year Zero

by David Peace

It's August 1946—one year after the Japanese surrender—and women are turning up dead all over Tokyo. Detective Minami of the Tokyo Metropolitan Police—irreverent, angry, despairing—goes on the hunt for...


The Somme Stations

by Andrew Martin

On the first day of the Somme enlisted railwayman Jim Stringer lies trapped in a shell hole, smoking cigarette after cigarette under the bullets and the blazing sun. He calculates his chances of survival –...


Fragile Things: Short Fictions and Wonders

by Neil Gaiman

A mysterious circus terrifies an audience for one extraordinary performance before disappearing into the night. . . .

In a Hugo Award–winning story, a great detective must solve a most unsettling royal murder...


The Golden One

Amelia Peabody #14

by Elizabeth Peters

A new year, 1917, is dawning, and the Great War that ravages the world shows no sign of abating. Answering the siren call of Egypt once more, Amelia Peabody and her family arrive at their home in Luxor to learn...


Lion in the Valley

Amelia Peabody #4

by Elizabeth Peters

The 1895-96 season promises to be an exceptional one for Amelia Peabody, her dashing Egyptologist husband Emerson, and their wild and precocious eight-year-old son Ramses. The much-coveted burial chamber of...


The Harper's Quine

Gil Cunningham Murder Mystery #1

by Pat Mcintosh

At the May Day dancing at Glasgow Cross, Gil Cunningham sees not only the woman who is going to be murdered, but her murderer as well. Gil is a recently qualified lawyer whose family still expect him to enter...


Hippopotamus Pool

by Elizabeth Peters

Is the Hippopotamus Pool a legend? Or Amelia's nemesis!

A masked stranger offers to reveal an Egyptian queens' lost tomb - and Amelia Peabody and her irascible archaeologist husband Emerson are intrigued, to...


Sweet Sorrow

Lord Edward Corinth and Verity Browne #10

by David Roberts

August 1939, the last hot days of a perfect English summer -- war is now certain, this week, next week . . . soon. Lord Edward Corinth, newly married, is determined to spend these last days of peace quietly...


Sweet Poison

Lord Edward Corinth and Verity Browne #1

by David Roberts

It is August 1935 and the Duke of Mersham is hosting one of his influential parties, bringing together public figures interested in improving Anglo-German relations. One of his guests is General Sir Alistair...


Something Wicked

Lord Edward Corinth and Verity Browne #8

by David Roberts

Lord Edward Corinth's fiance, Verity Browne, returns from Prague with suspected tuberculosis. The only cure for TB in 1938 is rest and a healthy diet so she goes to a private clinic in Henley-on- Thames run...


No More Dying

Lord Edward Corinth and Verity Browne #9

by David Roberts

In February 1939 it is clear that Britain will soon be at war and will depend on Winston Churchill's leadership. But MI5 learns that an enemy agent has been dispatched to assassinate Churchill. Lord Edward Corinth...


Hollow Crown

Lord Edward Corinth and Verity Browne #3

by David Roberts

It is October 1936. Lord Edward Corinth is invited by his friend Joe Weaver, the press lord and close friend of the British royal family, to recover certain letters stolen from the king's intimate friend Wallis...


Goodnight Sweet Prince

Lord Francis Powerscourt #1

by David Dickinson

Mystery surrounds the death of Queen Victoria's grandson England, 1892.

Victoria, Queen and Empress, is in the 54th year of her reign, when her grandson Prince Eddy, eldest son of the Prince of Wales, is found...


Death on the Nevskii Prospekt

Lord Francis Powerscourt #6

by David Dickinson

1904: Powerscourt comes out of retirement for one last time, heading for Russia in one of the strangest cases of his career.

A British diplomat has been discovered, his throat cut, on one of the bridges spanning...


Death Called to the Bar

Lord Francis Powerscourt #5

by David Dickinson

Queen's Inn is London's youngest and most fashionable Inn of Court. On 29th February 1902, at a Feast, senior barrister Alexander Dauntsey collapses into his soup and dies. He has been poisoned. Soon after his...


Death and the Jubilee

Lord Francis Powerscourt #2

by David Dickinson

The discovery of a headless corpse jeopardises Queen Victoria's glittering Diamond Jubilee!

In this second Lord Francis Powerscourt mystery, London is preparing for the 1897 Diamond Jubilee. But one morning a...


Bones of the Buried

Lord Edward Corinth and Verity Browne #2

by David Roberts

Second in the popular Lord Edward Corinth murder-mystery series; This exciting 1930s murder-mystery is the second in the Lord Edward Corinth/Verity Browne series, following the success of David Roberts' first...


A Grave Man

Lord Edward Corinth and Verity Browne #6

by David Roberts

A murder mystery featuring Lord Edward Corinth and Verity Browne

Verity Browne and Lord Edward Corinth are attending the memorial service in Westminster Abbey for Lord Benyon, killed a few months before when...


The Trials of Quintilian

by Michael Kurland

Set at the height of the Roman Empire, in the last half of the first century AD-about the time of the destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem, when Christianity was still an unimportant Jewish sect-these stories...


More Whodunits

by Richard A. Lupoff, Brian Stableford & Robert Reginald

Sixteen great reads for another night of crime and punishment! A ghost is not always a ghost in John Russell Fearn's "Chamber of Centuries." In 1936 columnist Alexander Brass learns why "He Couldn't Fly." In...