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The Black Hand: A Barker & Llewelyn Novel

Barker & Llewelyn #5

by Will Thomas

When an Italian assassin's body is found floating in a barrel in Victorian London's East End, enquiry agent Cyrus Barker and his assistant Thomas Llewelyn are called in to investigate. Soon corpses begin to...


Long Time Coming: A Novel

Edgar Allan Poe Award Best Paperback Original 2011

by Robert Goddard

A classic thriller with Goddard's trademark plot twists.

In Antwerp in 1939, a Jewish diamond trader flees Nazi Europe, leaving his priceless collection of Picasso paintings and diamonds with a friend who takes...


The Phantom of Rue Royale: The Nicolas Le Floch Investigations

by Jean-François Parot & Howard Curtis

Paris is in mourning. At the fireworks display marking the Dauphin's marriage to Marie Antoinette, hundreds of people have been injured or crushed to death. Yet not all the victims died accidentally...This tragic...


Heresy

Giordano Bruno #1

by S.J. Parris

Masterfully blending true events with fiction, this blockbuster historical thriller delivers a page-turning murder mystery set on the sixteenth-century Oxford University campus.

Giordano Bruno was a monk, poet,...


The Poisonous Seed: A Frances Doughty Mystery

by Linda Stratmann

When a customer of William Doughty's chemist shop dies of strychnine poisoning after drinking medicine he dispensed, William is blamed, and the family faces ruin. William's daughter, nineteen year old Frances,...


The Devil's Mask

by Christopher Wakling

The Georgian terraces are rising. In the aftermath of the abolition of the slave trade, the port of Bristol is awash with the commercial gains of the Empire. But in the midst of all the grand building projects...


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...


Vienna Secrets: A Max Liebermann Mystery

The Liebermann Papers #4

by Frank Tallis

In Freud’s dangerous, dazzling Vienna of 1903, an ingenious doctor and an intrepid detective again challenge psychotic criminals across a landscape teetering between the sophisticated and the savage, the thrilling...


Die I Will Not: A Regency Mystery

by Suzanne Rizzolo

Unhappy wife and young mother Penelope Wolfe fears scandal for her family and worse. A Tory newspaper editor has been stabbed while writing a reply to the latest round of letters penned by the ¬ rebrand Collatinus....


Thoreau on Wolf Hill

by B.B. Oak

Far from the tranquility of Walden Pond, Henry David Thoreau confronts the chilling reality of an epidemic. . .as well as cold-blooded murder.

The winter of 1847 has brought a consumption epidemic which is devastating...


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,...


The Tudor Vendetta

The Spymaster Chronicles #3

by C. W. Gortner

London, 1558. Queen Mary is dead, and 25-year old Elizabeth ascends the throne. Summoned to court from exile abroad, Elizabeth’s intimate spy, Brendan Prescott, is reunited with the young queen, as well as...


Murder at the Brightwell

by Ashley Weaver

Amory Ames is a wealthy young woman who regrets her marriage to her notoriously charming playboy husband, Milo. Looking for a change, she accepts a request for help from her former fiancé, Gil Trent, not knowing...


The Counterfeit Heiress

Lady Emily #9

by Tasha Alexander

In Tasha Alexander's novel The Counterfeit Heiress, after an odd encounter at a grand masquerade ball, Lady Emily becomes embroiled in the murder investigation of one of the guests, a sometime actress trying...


The Eyes of Aurora: A Fifth Case from the Notebooks of Pliny the Younger

by Jr., Albert A, Bell

Pliny's servant Aurora, who is also the forbidden love of his life, has played Good Samaritan to a woman who claims to be searching for her missing husband. Thinking he can help the woman, Pliny steps in, assisted,...


The Mysterious Death of Miss Jane Austen

by Lindsay Ashford

"Where would I begin to explain it all...?"

Twenty-six years have passed since the death of Jane Austen. Armed with a lock of Austen's hair as perhaps her best clue, Anne Sharp, former governess to the Austen...


Dubious Allegiance

by Don Gutteridge

Autumn 1837: the provinces of Upper and Lower Canada are on the eve of open revolt. Lieutenant Marc Edwards has been sent with a force of British soldiers to subdue the increasingly hostile French rebels. But...


The Desperate Remedy

Henry Gresham #1

by Martin Stephen

Thief. Informer. Double-dealer. Pimp. Will Shadwell may not be the most moral of men, but to gentleman spy Henry Gresham he is invaluable. During the reign of King James I a man must know his enemies to survive...