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Deadline Istanbul (The Elizabeth Darcy Series)

by Peggy Hanson

Elizabeth Darcy is in the world's most intriguing city to cover for old friend and fellow correspondent Peter Franklin, found dead in the Bosphorus. She's convinced it wasn't an accident. But uncovering secrets...


The Black Life: A novel of Jewish collaborators in the Holocaust

by Paul Johnston

Wealthy jeweller Eliezer Samuel contacts PI Alex Mavros after his Uncle Aron is spotted in the streets of Thessaloniki in northern Greece: but that's impossible - Aron Samuel perished in Auschwitz sixty years...


Noose

by Bill James

The past is an inescapable noose around a young man's neck, in this blackly comic, satirical novel from renowned crime writer Bill James

Britain, 1956. A young actress seemingly tries to commit suicide over a...


The Blood-Dimmed Tide

John Madden #2

by Rennie Airth

With the publication of the New York Times Notable Book River of Darkness, Rennie Airth established himself as a master of suspense. The Blood-Dimmed Tide, set in 1932, marks the return of the beloved Inspector...


SPQR XI: Under Vesuvius

SPQR #11

by John Maddox Roberts

In SPQR XI: Under Vesuvius, things are going well for Decius Caecilius Metellus. He is Praetor Peregrinus, which means he has to judge a case or two, but those cases are outside of the City. His cases will be...


Shroud of Dishonour

Templar Knight Mysteries #5

by Maureen Ash

Templar Bascot de Marins is preparing to rejoin the Holy Wars when he is called upon to investigate a gruesome murder in the Order's own chapel...

The shocking discovery of a strangled prostitute in the Templar...


The Rhetoric of Death

Charles Du Luc #1

by Judith Rock

An "amazing"* debut historical novel (*Ariana Franklin, national betselling author of Grave Goods)

Paris, 1686: When The Bishop of Marseilles discovers that his young cousin Charles du Luc, former soldier...


Royal Blood

Her Royal Spyness Mysteries #4

by Rhys Bowen

With her hateful brother Binky in town, Lady Georgiana has been desperately seeking an escape. So when an invitation from the Queen arrives to represent the royals at a wedding in Transylvani-legendary home...


Dying in the Dark

by Sally Spencer

Pamela Rainsford, found on a lonely canal path in the middle of a dark night, has not only been raped and strangled, but her face has been hacked to pieces. At first it seems a random killing, but as the case...


Three Kings of Cologne

Roger the Chapman #16

by Kate Sedley

When the remains of Isabella Linkinhorne, who disappeared twenty years earlier and was known to have had three secret lovers, are discovered on nunnery land, Roger the Chapman is called in. Faced with the task...


The Green Man

Roger the Chapman #17

by Kate Sedley

An English army invades Scotland in order to put King James the Thirds renegade younger brother, the Duke of Albany, on the Scottish throne. Albany insists his old acquaintance, Roger the Chapman, be a member...


Death of a Squire

Templar Knight Mysteries #2

by Maureen Ash

When a squire's body is found hanging from a tree, Templar Bascot de Marins is given the task of unearthing the truth before an unprecedented meeting of kings at Lincoln Castle.


The Death of Lucy Kyte

Josephine Tey #5

by Nicola Upson

In this atmospheric, intriguing historical mystery brimming with psychological tension, an unexpected inheritance plunges beloved British mystery author Josephine Tey into a disturbing puzzle of dark secrets...


The Alehouse Murders

Templar Knight Mysteries #1

by Maureen Ash

After years of captivity in the Holy Land, Templar Bascot de Marins escapes with injuries to his body and soul. Now on sojourn at Lincoln Castle, he hopes to regain his strength, and mend his waning faith-but...


The Sixth Lamentation

Father Anselm Mysteries #1

by William Brodrick

Larkwood Priory, Suffolk, 1995: Following his afternoon confessions, Father Anselm is stopped by an old man. What, he is asked, should a man do when the world has turned against him? Anselm’s response—claim...


Stone Killer

by Sally Spencer

Never before has DCI Woodend had to work under such terrible and terrifying pressure. He has just a few days, at the most, to find a flaw in the weighty evidence which led to Judith Maitland's conviction as...


Solid Citizens

by David Wishart

December, AD39. While enjoying the Winter Festival holiday at his adopted daughter's home in the Alban Hills, Marcus Corvinus discovers that an outwardly respectable pillar of the community, local politician...


Crimson Rose

by M.J. Trow

March, 1587. Christopher Marlowe's play Tamburlaine, with the incomparable Ned Alleyn in the title role, has opened at the Rose Theatre, and a new era on the London stage is born.

Yet the play is almost shut...


Louise's Dilemma

by Sarah R Shaber

Young widow Louise Pearlie seizes a chance to escape the typewriters and files of the Office of Strategic Services, the US's World War II spy agency, when she's asked to investigate a puzzling postcard referred...


Hardcastle's Traitors

by Graham Ison

It is New Year's Eve 1915 and the Hardcastle family are welcoming 1916 at their home in Kennington, London. But an hour into the New Year, Hardcastle is called to a murder in a jeweller's shop in Vauxhall. In...