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The Iris Fan

Sano Ichiro #18

by Laura Joh Rowland

Japan, 1709. The shogun is old and ailing. Amid the ever-treacherous intrigue in the court, Sano Ichirō has been demoted from chamberlain to a lowly patrol guard. His relationship with his wife Reiko is in...


Villisca

by Roy Marshall

One of the most violent crimes in U.S. history took place in the quiet, neighborly town of Villisca, Iowa. A family of eight went to church that night, went back home, got into their beds, and fell asleep. When...


The Lord Bishop's Clerk: A Bradecote & Catchpoll Investigation

by Sarah Hawkswood

June 1143. The Lord Bishop of Winchester's Clerk is bludgeoned to death in Pershore Abbey, and laid before the altar in the attitude of a penitent. Everyone who had contact with him had reason to dislike him,...


Evil of the Age: A Thriller

by Allan Levine

Political corruption, abortion, and dead body discovered inside a trunk at Hudson depot.

The summer of 1871 in New York City is hot and humid. The city is gripped by two seemingly separate events. The first is...


A Deadly Measure of Brimstone

Dandy Gilver #8

by Catriona McPherson

Catriona McPherson's critically acclaimed mystery series set in 1920s Scotland and featuring plucky and laugh-out-loud-funny heroine Dandy Gilver is perfect for fans of PG Wodehouse, Dorothy L Sayers, and Agatha...


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...


To Kill The Pope: An Ecclesiastical Thriller

by Tad Szulc

From the author of Pope John Paul II: A Biography comes a chillingly authentic conspiracy thriller based on actual, never-before-revealed facts surrounding the assassination attempt against Pope John Paul II....