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Stealing the crown

Stealing the crown
FieldenTP.Guy Harford mystery ; 1

London, 1941: Major Edgar Brampton is found shot dead in his office in Buckingham Palace. All signs point towards a self-inflicted tragedy, but when Palace authorities hurry his body away and order staff to stay silent, fellow courtier Guy Harford's suspicions are raised.


The Thursday Murder Club

The Thursday Murder Club
OsmanRichard, 1970-Thursday Murder Club ; 1

"In a peaceful retirement village, four unlikely friends meet up once a week to investigate unsolved murders.But when a brutal killing takes place on their very doorstep, theThursdayMurderClub find themselves in the middle of their first live case.


Moonflower murders

Moonflower murders
HorowitzAnthony, 1955-Magpie murders ; 2

"Farlingaye Hall is a beautiful hotel in Suffolk on the east coast of England. Unfortunately, it is also the site of the brutal murder of Frank Parris, a retired advertising executive. Stefan Codrescu, a Romanian maintenance man, is arrested after police find blood spatter on his clothes and bed ...



Chocolate cream pie murder

Chocolate cream pie murder
FlukeJoanne, 1943-Hannah Swensen mysteryThorndike Press large print mystery series

"Not even Lake Eden's nosiest residents suspected Hannah Swensen would go from idealistic newlywed to betrayed wife in a matter of weeks. But as a deadly mystery unfolds in town, the proof is in the pudding.


The whispered word

The whispered word
AdamsEllerySecret, Book & Scone Society ; 2

Nora Pennington and her friends encounter a secretive young woman named Abilene who is in need of a new beginning, but after the suspicious death of a customer, Nora discovers a connection that points to Abilene as either a suspect or another target.


Murder in an Irish pub

Murder in an Irish pub
O'ConnorCarleneIrish village mystery ; 4

When competing card sharps stir up Siobhán O'Sullivan's quiet Irish village, a poker tournament turns into a game of Hangman . . . In the small village of Kilbane in County Cork, for a cuppa tea or a slice of brown bread, you go to Naomi's Bistro, managed by the many siblings of the lively O'Sullivan brood.


Agatha Raisin and the dead ringer

Agatha Raisin and the dead ringer
BeatonMC.Agatha Raisin mysteries ; 29.

The team of bells at St. Ethelred church is the pride and glory of the idyllic Cotswolds village of Thirk Magna, together with the most dedicated bell ringers in the whole of England: the twins Mavis and Millicent Dupin.


Murder at the mansion

Murder at the mansion
ConnollySheilaA Victorian village mystery ; 1

"The first in a brand-new series from New York Times bestselling author SheilaConnolly! Katherine Hamilton's goal in high school was to escape from her dead-end hometown of Asheford, Maryland. 


The secret, book & scone society

The secretbook & scone society

Miracle Springs, North Carolina, is a place of healing. Strangers flock here hoping the natural hot springs, five-star cuisine, and renowned spa can cure their ills. If none of that works, they often find their way to Miracle Books, where, over a fresh-baked 'comfort' scone from the Gingerbread House Bakery, they exchange their stories with owner Nora Pennington in return for a carefully chosen book.


The Julius house : an Aurora Teagarden mystery

The Julius house : an Aurora Teagarden mystery
Harris, Charlaine, 1951-An Aurora Teagarden mystery ; 4


While "Roe" Teagarden thought she found true happiness in her marriage to rich businessman Martin Bartell, she comes to realize that his past is hardly an open book to her. After moving into a house where the previous tenants, the Juliuses, had disappeared six years earlier, Roe decides to solve the case. Her investigation proffers some potentially dangerous secrets regarding the Juliuses--and her husband.


Money in the morgue

Money in the morgue
MarshNgaio, 1895-1982The Inspector Alleyn mysteries ; 33

It's business as usual for Mr Glossop as he does his regular round delivering wages to government buildings scattered across New Zealand's lonely Canterbury plains. But when his car breaks down he is stranded for the night at the isolated Mount Seager Hospital, with the telephone lines down, a storm on its way and the nearby river about to burst its bank.


Strong poison

Strong poison
SayersDorothy L. (Dorothy Leigh), 1893-1957Lord Peter Wimsey mystery ; 6

The sixth book in DorothyLSayers' classic Lord Peter Wimsey series, introduced by actor Edward Petherbridge - a must-read for fans of Agatha Christie's Poirot and Margery Allingham's Campion Mysteries. Can Lord Peter Wimsey prove that Harriet Vane is not guilty of murder?


Date with death

Date with death
ChapmanJuliaThe Dales detective series ; 1.

Samson O'Brien has been dismissed from the police force, and returns to his home town of Bruncliffe in the Yorkshire Dales to set up a detective agency while he fights to clear his name.  


How the finch stole Christmas!

How the finch stole Christmas!
AndrewsDonnaMeg Langslow mysteries ; 22

Meg's husband has decided to escalate his one-man show of Dickens' A Christmas Carol into a full-scale production with a large cast including their sons Jamie and Josh as Tiny Tim and young Scrooge and Meg helping as stage manager.


A frightfully English execution

A frightfully English execution
FlintShamini, 1969-Inspector Singh investigates ; 7

Inspector Singh is irate. He's been instructed to attend a Commonwealth conference on policing in London: a job for paper pushers, not real cops, as far as he is concerned.


Love and death among the cheetahs

Love and death among the cheetahs
BowenRhysRoyal spyness mystery ; 13.

Georgie is excited when Darcy announces out of the blue that they are flying to Kenya for their extended honeymoon, but when they arrive she suspects he has actually been sent there on an assignment.


The painted queen

The painted queen
PetersElizabeth, 1927-2013Amelia Peabody murder mystery ; 20

Egypt, 1912. Amelia Peabody and her dashing archaeologist husband, Radcliffe Emerson, are once again in danger as they search for a priceless, stolen bust of legendary Queen Nefertiti in this long-awaited, eagerly anticipated final installment of Elizabeth Peters's bestselling series. 


May Day murder

May Day murder
WassmerJulieWhitstable Pearl mystery ; 3.

In the run up to MayDay, Pearl's detective agency finds itself taking on a curious case: someone has been stealing underwear from washing lines. 


The man that got away

The man that got away
TrussLynneA Constable Twitten mystery ; 2

"It is summer in Brighton and the Brighton Belles are on hand to answer any holidaymaker's queries, no matter how big or small. 


A fatal mistake

A fatal mistake
MartinFaithRyder & Loveday mystery ; 2

Summer 1960, Oxford: In the glorious sunshine of Oxford, on a day when everyone should be celebrating, tragedy strikes when a university student is found floating in the river, dead.


Blotto, Twinks and the intimate revue

BlottoTwinks and the intimate revue
BrettSimon, 1945-Blotto and Twinks mystery ; 8

A quick trip to the capital goes horribly wrong when BlottoandTwinks get accidentally involved in London's criminal underworld . . .


Rooted in evil

Rooted in evil
GrangerAnnCampbell and Carter mystery ; 5

Carl Finch is a desperate man. Cut out of his stepfather's will, he is heavily in debt and unless he can persuade his stepsister Hattie to bail him out, he'll be in even more trouble.  


The Patterdale plot

The Patterdale plot
TopeRebeccaLake District mystery ; 9

Simmy Brown had hoped for a quiet autumn in her new home in Patterdale. But when a lodger is poisoned at her parents' B&B, peace is destroyed and the investigation begins. Simmy Brown had hoped that her autumn would be less frantic than usual to give her a chance to enjoy her pregnancy, her upcoming nuptials, and some time looking for a new house.....


The corpse at the crystal palace

The corpse at the crystal palace
DunnCarolaDaisy Dalrymple mystery ; 23

"A casual outing to theCrystalPalace in London takes a mysterious and murderous turn in the latest mystery in Carola Dunn's beloved Daisy Dalrymple series. April 1928: Daisy Dalrymple Fletcher is visited in London by her young cousins. 


An Unfinished Murder (Campbell and Carter Mystery, 6) [paperback]

An Unfinished Murder (Campbell and Carter Mystery, 6) [paperback]

As young children, Josh Browning and his sister, Dilys, stumbled across a dead body while playing on the outskirts of their Cotswold village. Terrified by what they'd seen, neither of them told a soul. Now, twenty years later, Josh reveals the tale to his trusted friend ... 


The Murderer's Apprentice (Inspector Ben Ross, 7) [hardback]

The Murderer's Apprentice (Inspector Ben Ross, 7) [hardback]

It is March 1870. London is in the grip of fog and ice. But Scotland Yard's Inspector Ben Ross has more than the weather to worry about when the body of a young woman is found in a dustbin at the back of a Piccadilly restaurant.


Date with Poison (Dales Detective Mystery, 4) [paperback]

Date with Poison (Dales Detective Mystery, 4) [paperback]

Date with Poison is the brilliant fourth novel in Julia Chapman's Dales Detective Agency series, and is perfect of fans of M C Beaton's Agatha Raisin series and Gervase Phinn. A young teenager has gone missing. Can Samson O'Brien and Delilah Metcalfe find him?


Date With Danger (Dales Detective Mystery, 5) [paperback]

Date With Danger (Dales Detective Mystery, 5) [paperback]

A fatal accident at Bruncliffe's livestock auction mart leads auctioneer Harry Furness to call in detective duo Samson O'Brien and Delilah Metcalfe, but what starts as a simple health-and-safety investigation soon takes a sinister turn when they discover evidence that suggests murder.


Death at High Tide (Island Sisters, 1) [hardback]

Death at High Tide (Island Sisters, 1) [hardback]

Death at High Tide is the delightful first installment in the Island Sisters series by HannahDennison, featuring two sisters who inherit an old hotel in the remote Isles of Scilly off the coast of Cornwall and find it full of intrigue, danger, and romance.


The geometry of holding hands

The geometry of holding hands
McCall SmithAlexander, 1948-Isabel Dalhousie series ; 13

In Edinburgh, rumours and gossip abound. But Isabel knows that such things can't be taken at face value. Still, the latest whispers hint at mysterious goings-on, and who but Isabel can be trusted to get to the bottom of them? At the same time, she must deal with the demands of her two... 


The Department of Sensitive Crimes

The Department of Sensitive Crimes
McCall SmithAlexander, 1948-Detective Varg novels ; 1

"The detectives who work in Malmo Police's DepartmentofSensitiveCrimes take their job very seriously. The lead detective, Ulf Varg, prioritizes his cases above even his dog's mental health. Then there are detectives Anna Bengsdotter, who keeps her relationship with Varg professiona...


The Satapur moonstone

The Satapur moonstone
MasseySujataPerveen Mistry ; 2

India, 1922: It is rainy season in the lush, remote Satara mountains southeast of Bombay, where the kingdom of Satapur is tucked away. A curse seems to have fallen upon Satapur's royal family, whose maharaja died of a sudden illness shortly before his teenage son was struck down in a tragic... 


Sorry for the dead

Sorry for the dead
UpsonNicolaJosephine Tey mystery ; 8

At once a compelling murder mystery and a moving exploration of love and grief, critically acclaimed author Nicola Upson's eighth Josephine Tey mystery is a force to be reckoned with. In the summer of 1915, the sudden death of a young girl brings grief and notoriety to Charleston Farmhouse ...


A few right thinking men

A few right thinking men
GentillSulariRowland Sinclair series ; 1

"Introducing Rowland Sinclair. Rowland Sinclair is an artist and a gentleman. In Australia?s 1930s, the Sinclair name is respectable and influential, yet the youngest son Rowland - an artist - has a talent for scandal. Even with the unemployed lining the streets, Rowland's sheltered world is ...


Girl waits with gun

Girl waits with gun
StewartAmyKopp Sisters ; 1

From the New York Times best-selling author of The Drunken Botanist comes an enthralling novel based on the forgotten true story of one of the nation's first female deputy sheriffs.


Bad day at the vulture club

Bad day at the vulture club
KhanVaseem, 1973-A Baby Ganesh Agency investigation ; 5

When prominent industrialist Cyrus Zorabian is murdered on holy ground, his body dumped inside a Tower of Silence - where the Parsee dead are consumed by vultures - the police dismiss it as a random killing. But his daughter is unconvinced.


Laetitia Rodd and the case of the wandering scholar

Laetitia Rodd and the case of the wandering scholar
SaundersKate, 1960-Laetitia Rodd mystery ; 2
It is 1851 and Mrs Rodd has received an unusual commission: wealthy businessman Jacob Welland is dying of consumption and implores our redoubtable detective to find his beloved brother, whom he has not seen for fifteen years.