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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...


Officer's Prey

by Armand Cabasson & Michael Glencross

June 1812. Napoleon begins his invasion of Russia leading the largest army Europe has ever seen.But among the troops of the Grande Armee lurks a savage murderer, whose bloodlust is not satisfied in battle. When...


Dark Enquiry

Lady Julia #5

by Deanna Raybourn

Partners now in marriage and in trade, Lady Julia and Nicholas Brisbane have finally returned from abroad to set up housekeeping in London. But merging their respective collections of gadgets, pets and servants...


Prophecy

Giordano Bruno #2

by S.J. Parris

S. J. Parris returns with the next Giordano Bruno mystery, set inside Queen Elizabeth’s palace and steeped in period atmospherics and the strange workings of the occult.

It is the year of the Great Conjunction,...


Treason at Lisson Grove

Charlotte & Thomas Pitt #26

by Anne Perry

Anne Perry’s very special world of mystery, passion, and danger has attracted an entire generation of readers to her bestselling Victorian novels. Treason at Lisson Grove, her first Thomas and Charlotte Pitt...


Last Rites

by David Wishart

It is the morning after the nocturnal rite of the good Goddess, an all-female ceremony strictly out of bounds to the male of the species, and the body of a young woman has been found, her throat cut. Suicide...


Old Bones

by David Wishart

Laddish Marcus Corvinus is spending his time in ancient Tuscany, sampling wine and ogling local talent (under the beady eye of his lovely wife Perilla) when his stepfather is accused of murder. It doesn't take...


The Lydian Baker

by David Wishart

In voluntary exile in Athens, Marcus Corvinus receives a letter from his antiquarian stepfather Priscus, who has learned that the 4¬? ft solid gold statue of a female baker, one of a large number of valuable...


Sejanus

by David Wishart

Immediately after his father's funeral, Marcus is approached by two senators who want him to dig up some dirt on Sejanus, emperor Tiberius's deputy and likely successor. Despite the dangers, Marcus cannot resist...


Germanicus

by David Wishart

Marcus Corvinus feels his heart sink when he is summoned by Empress Livia. Age has not sweetened her and she's about as trustworthy as a snake with a migraine. But Livia has a way of asking a favour that is...


Nero

by David Wishart

The one 'fact' that everyone knows about Emperor Nero is that he fiddled while Rome burned. But what elements of nature and nuture combined to make this notorious character? An entertaining view is presented...


Ovid

by David Wishart

Ovid was banished by the Emperor Augustus and died in exile ten years late. No one known why he was banished. Years after Ovid's death Marcus Corvinus, grandson of the poet's patron, tries to arrange the return...


In at the Death

by David Wishart

The surprise suicide of a young man with ? apparently ? everything to live for, prompts his family to ask Marcus Corvinus to investigate. All they really want is an explanation. But Marcus?s sleuthing uncovers...


The Frightened Man

by Kenneth Cameron

Introducing an intriguing new hero in the world of crime fiction... American novelist Denton is an uncomfortable outsider in class-ridden turn-of-the-century England. But he is about to be plunged into the dark...


The Second Woman

by Kenneth Cameron

The third Denton mystery centres on political intrigue, terrorism 1900s-style and the beginnings of the British Secret Intelligence Organisation, as London becomes a hotbed of anarchist plotting. Denton is drawn...


The Last Days of Newgate: A Pyke Mystery

by Andrew Pepper

St Giles, London, 1829: three people have been brutally murdered and the city simmers with anger and political unrest. Pyke, sometime Bow Street Runner, sometime crook, finds himself accidentally embroiled in...


The Ninth Stone

by Kylie Fitzpatrick

Amen Corner, London, 1864. Orphan Sarah O'Reilly has disguised herself as a boy so that she can work in the offices of Septimus Harding's newspaper, the London Mercury. She meets Lily Korechnya, a wealthy widow...


The Revenge Of Captain Paine: A Pyke Mystery

by Andrew Pepper

It is 1835, and with the birth of the Industrial Revolution, railway fever sweeps the country. Pyke is uneasy with the luxury his aristocratic marriage has brought him, and when he is unofficially asked to investigate...


Kill-Devil And Water: A Pyke Mystery

by Andrew Pepper

London: 1840. The economy is sliding into recession; gangs of unemployed workers roam the streets; and a murderer prowls the capital's poor neighbourhoods.

Pyke, still grieving over the death of his wife and...


Blackmail, My Love: A Murder Mystery

by Katie Gilmartin

Josie O'Conner travels to San Francisco in 1951 to locate her gay brother, a private dick investigating a blackmail ring targeting lesbians and gay men. Jimmy's friends claim that just before he disappeared...