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Fete Worse Than Death

by Dolores Gordon-Smith

It's 1922 and Jack Haldean, young crime writer and former Royal Flying Corps pilot, is enjoying the local fete on a beautiful summer's day in rural Sussex. But then Jack's fellow officer, Jeremy Boscombe, is...


The Cutting Season

by Attica Locke

In Black Water Rising, Attica Locke delivered one of the most stunning and sure-handed fiction debuts in recent memory, garnering effusive critical praise, several award nominations, and passionate reader response....


The Name of the Rose

by Umberto Eco

Umberto Eco’s first novel, an international sensation and winner of the Premio Strega and the Prix Médicis Etranger awards.


The Hangman's Daughter

by Oliver Pötzsch & Lee Chadeayne

Set in the mid-1600s in the Bavarian town of Schongau, a hangman, Jakob Kuisl, is asked to find out whether an ominous tattoo found on a dying boy means that witchcraft has come to town.


Death of Kings: No 2

by Philip Gooden

Elizabeth I is nearing the end of her reign with no direct heir and plots and rumours of rebellion abound. The Queen's former favourite, the Earl of Essex, appears to be eager to protect the throne, but some...


The Game

Mary Russell & Sherlock Holmes #7

by Laurie R. King

BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Laurie R. King's Garment of Shadows.

It’s only the second day of 1924, but Mary Russell and her husband, Sherlock Holmes, find themselves embroiled in intrigue....


The Secret Notebooks of Sherlock Holmes

by June Thomson

Scandal, intrigue and cunning crime. Delve into the world of the immortal Sherlock Holmes.

In Sherlock Holmes’s London, reputations are fragile and scandal can be ruinous. In order to protect the names of the...


The Stationmaster's Farewell

by Edward Marston

Guy Fawkes Night, 1857. Joel Heygate is the popular stationmaster at Exeter St David’s railway station – an impressive figure of a man replete with frock coat and top hat, bushy eyebrows and walrus moustache....


Jane and His Lordship's Legacy

Jane Austen #8

by Stephanie Barron

It's with a heavy heart that Jane Austen takes up a new residence at Chawton Cottage in Hampshire. Secretly mourning the lost love of her life, she's stunned to learn that the late Lord Harold Trowbridge has...


The Secret Archives of Sherlock Holmes

by June Thomson

Murder, deception and the long shadow of Moriarty. All in a day’s work for the great Sherlock Holmes.

The unpublished manuscripts of Dr John Watson, concealed for years in the depths of a Charing Cross bank...


Field of Blood: A Brother Athelstan Medieval Mystery 9

by Paul Doherty

After the discovery of three savagely murdered bodies in his parish, Brother Athelstan finds himself involved in the hunt for a dangerous killer. It is clear that two of the victims, a whore and a preacher,...


Justice Hall

Mary Russell & Sherlock Holmes #6

by Laurie R. King

BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Laurie R. King's Pirate King.

Only hours after Holmes and Russell return from solving one murky riddle on the moor, another knocks on their front door...literally....


Watchers of Time

Inspector Ian Rutledge #5

by Charles Todd

In his latest novel, bestselling author Charles Todd brings his classic mystery series to a new level of intensity and intrigue. The year is 1919, and Ian Rutledge is a fragile yet courageous former soldier...


Pentecost Alley

Charlotte & Thomas Pitt #16

by Anne Perry

The murder of a prostitute named Ada McKinley in a bedroom on decrepit Pentecost Alley should occasion no stir in Victoria’s great metropolis, but under the victim’s body, the police find a Hellfire Club...


Truth Will Out

by Pamela Oldfield

A thrilling historical tale of love and treachery - Folkestone, 1921. When newly-wed Maude Brent's beloved Aunt Biddy starts to grow forgetful, her thoughtful husband Lionel suggests that Maude hire a companion...


The Confession

Inspector Ian Rutledge #14

by Charles Todd

Scotland Yard’s best detective, Inspector Ian Rutledge, must solve a dangerous case that reaches far into the past in this superb mystery in the acclaimed series

Declaring he needs to clear his conscience,...


The Scent of Oranges

by Joan Zawatzky

Linda returns to the family orange farm in South Africa to attend her father's funeral. She is drawn back to her past, to the striking beauty of her homeland and the people who still live and work there, but...


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...