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  • In Search of Hope
    In Search of Hope (English, Paperback) Anna Jacobs

    An unexpected inheritance from her grandmother offers Libby Pulford the opportunity to escape her abusive marriage and return to her Lancashire roots with her young son Ned. But her domineering husband Steven won't let her go so easily.

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  • A Time for Hope
    A Time for Hope (English, Paperback) Anna Jacobs

    When Gabrielle Newman throws her cheating husband out, Stu cares more about the money than the break-up. An unexpected bequest offers Gabrielle a new start and she tries to leave the past behind, heading north with Dan Monahan. She's very attracted to Dan - but dare she trust any man again?

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  • Signal for Vengeance
    Signal for Vengeance (English, Paperback) Edward Marston

    1860, Wimborne, Dorset. Rebecca Tullidge, miserably married, is having an affair with a railway officer, who she finds dead on the railway tracks. Mayoral hopeful, Mr Feltham calls for the Railway Detective to solve the hideous crime. With a pregnant wife at home, Colbeck must work at speed if he is to return in time for the birth.

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  • Saffron Lane
    Saffron Lane (English, Hardback) Anna Jacobs

    Nell has come to feel very at home in her beautiful corner of Wiltshire, and is happily acclimatising to married life. What she could do with, however, is a challenge, and the prospect of bringing life back to an abandoned row of houses, Saffron Lane, is just what she's looking for.

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  • The Circus Train Conspiracy
    The Circus Train Conspiracy (English, Hardback) Edward Marston

    The Moscardi Circus is travelling by train to their next show when a collision causes pandemonium: passengers thrown about and animals escaping. When the body of a woman is discovered nearby, Inspector Colbeck is desperate to lend assistance, believing the two incidents might be connected. Who is the woman and who is targeting the Circus?

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  • Love and Other Consolation Prizes
    Love and Other Consolation Prizes (Paperback) Jamie Ford

    1909: At the World's Fair a half-Chinese boy is raffled off as a prize. Working in Seattle's famed Red Light District, he falls in love with Maisie, the daughter of a madam, and Fahn, a Japanese maid sold into servitude. In 1962 he looks back on the past and the memories he made with his wife, while his daughter begins to unravel their tragic past.

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  • The Moor
    The Moor (English, Paperback) Laurie R. King

    Through the mists of the moor there have been sightings of a coach made of bones carrying a woman long-ago accused of murder--and of a hound with a single glowing eye. Returning to the scene of one of his most celebrated cases, The Hound of the Baskervilles, Holmes and Russell investigate a mystery darker than the moors themselves.

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  • The Enemy Within
    The Enemy Within (English, Paperback) Edward Marston

    Pentonville Prison. Wally Hubbard is serving a long sentence for arson. But after befriending and tricking one of the officers, Hubbard makes an audacious escape. Inspector Marmion, the detective who arrested Hubbard, is warned to watch his back, but it seems that Hubbard has another target in his murderous sights.

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  • The Essence of Malice
    The Essence of Malice (Hardback) Ashley Weaver

    When Milo receives a troubling letter from his childhood nanny, he and Amory travel to Paris where they are soon embroiled in a mystery surrounding the death of a famous parfumier. As secrets unfold and things take a dangerous turn, Amory and Milo must work quickly to uncover the essence of the matter and catch a killer before the scent goes cold.

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  • Iris Origo
    Iris Origo (English, Paperback) Caroline Moorehead

    In this biography of Iris Origo, Caroline Moorehead has drawn on unpublished letters, diaries and manuscripts to provide a vivid picture of the life of one of the most intriguing and attractive women of the 20th century.

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  • The Bowness Bequest
    The Bowness Bequest (English, Hardback) Rebecca Tope

    Winter has arrived in the town of Windermere, and has bought with it the death of Frances Henderson, the best friend of Persimmon 'Simmy' Brown's mother. Simmy must cope with the loss of an important figure from her childhood, as well as the confusion at being bequeathed something in Frances's will.

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  • A Stranger In Honeyfield
    A Stranger In Honeyfield (English, Paperback) Anna Jacobs

    1916: Bella is working as a Voluntary Aid driving ambulances in England when she gets engaged to Philip, on leave from fighting in France. His family strongly disapprove of her but the two of them are happy together. When the worst happens, Bella must manage on her own, though there are shocks and dangers she did not foresee ahead.

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  • A Treacherous Coast
    A Treacherous Coast (English, Paperback) David Donachie

    1796. Pearce and his wife Emily are in living in Bath, when Minister of War Henry Dundas turns up and suggests a second mission to the Vendee. The proposed expedition looks promising and Pearce takes the bait. Once at sea, however, Pearce and his crew encounter a French fleet and an indecisive battle ensues off the Ile de Groix.

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  • Under Attack
    Under Attack (English, Hardback) Edward Marston

    June, 1917. While German bombers raid London from above, a man's body is fished from the Thames. As the killer has taken care to remove identifying items and even labels, Detective Inspector Marmion and Sergeant Keedy struggle to name the victim before they can begin properly with their investigation.

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  • The Michaelmas Murders
    The Michaelmas Murders (Paperback) Mandy Morton

    As the Town's annual flower and produce show approaches, it's all doom and bloom up on the allotments, with prize vegetables going missing and a dead body on Bonny Grub's onion patch. Will Hettie Bagshot and her sidekick Tilly get to the bottom of this murky compost heap before judgement day arrives?

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  • Guilt in the Cotswolds
    Guilt in the Cotswolds (English, Paperback) Rebecca Tope

    Thea Osborne's latest house-sitting assignment is a little different to the rest. She finds herself in the village of Chedworth. She is tasked with creating an inventory of Rita Wilshire's possessions, requested by her son, Richard Wilshire, after moving her into a care home. All goes to plan, until Thea finds Richard dead in a barn.

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  • A Small Weeping
    A Small Weeping (English, Paperback) Alex Gray

    The body of a prostitute is found at Glasgow's Queen Street Station, her hands, pointing towards her feet, placed as if in prayer, a small flower pressed between the palms. Psychologist Solomon Brightman is called to asist DCI Lorimer in the murder hunt, with the hope that his lateral thinking will shine a light on the case.

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  • Timetable of Death
    Timetable of Death (English, Paperback) Edward Marston

    1859. St Mary's Church, Spondon. A little girl playing hide-and-seek jumps into a freshly-dug grave to find a dead man already occupying it. It is the body of a senior director of the Midland Railway. Inspector Colbeck and Sergeant Leeming travel to Derbyshire to investigate.

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  • On a Particular Service
    On a Particular Service (English, Hardback) David Donachie

    John Pearce is going home but things are never that simple. In a whirlwind of action, there are forged wills, devious trades, contrived murders and dangerous spy missions, with so much deceit that Pearce does not know who to trust. All he can hope to do is survive.

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  • A Place of Hope
    A Place of Hope (English, Paperback) Anna Jacobs

    A devastating accident is only the start of Emily Mattison's troubles... When Emily Mattison falls victim to a near-fatal accident shortly after receiving an unexpected inheritance from a distant cousin, her ruthless nephew George seizes the opportunity to take control of his aunt's assets.

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