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  • The Staveley Suspect by Rebecca Tope
    The Staveley Suspect (English, Paperback)

    In taking an order for a retirement party in Staveley, Simmy Brown is pulled into her most challenging investigation. When a daughter starts accusing her own mother of murder, Simmy, Ben and Bonnie find themselves taking different sides. With her relationships under strain, can Simmy leave her own concerns behind to discover just who the killer is?

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  • Island of the Mad by Laurie R. King
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    1925: Mary Russell receives word that one of her friends has been committed to Bedlam mental hospital. Feeling less than balanced herself, the last thing she wants is to visit the mad but she agrees to investigate. When her friend escapes, Russell follows, only to find that the lunatics may be in charge of the asylum, and nothing is as it seems.

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  • Fugitive from the Grave by Edward Marston
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    1817. Clemency van Emden is startled by the news that her estranged father has died and engages twin detectives Peter and Paul Skillen to help her unravel the mystery of his last days. When his body is discovered to be missing from its casket, the twins embark on a chase of graverobbers, funerary agents and Good Samaritans to unearth the truth.

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  • Love and Other Consolation Prizes by Jamie Ford
    Love and Other Consolation Prizes (English, Paperback)

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

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  • Changing Lara by Anna Jacobs
    Changing Lara (English, Hardback)

    Lara Perryman has spent her whole life travelling for her busy corporate job, so it's a relief when she takes early retirement and settles in a leisure village in Wiltshire. She quickly makes friends with the other residents and finds herself entangled in the ups and downs, triumphs and tragedies of her new community.

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  • Peace Comes to Honeyfield by Anna Jacobs
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    It's Armistice Day in London, but enemy forces have infiltrated the bureau and sent Georgie's father into hiding. In danger herself, Georgie knows there's only one place where she'll be safe: Honeyfield. But with traitors in the bureau, she doesn't know who to trust. Can she get to Honeyfield before her father's enemies find her?

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  • Crisis in the Cotswolds by Rebecca Tope
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    Thea and Drew have been married for a year but Thea is chafing at the domestic routines. When a routine burial exposes secrets of the deceased, Drew finds himself caught in the middle of a family feud. With another crisis leaving him with a profound dilemma and Thea struggling against the charms of a new man, can their marriage survive this test?

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  • The Mathematical Bridge by Jim Kelly
    The Mathematical Bridge (English, Hardback)

    Cambridge, 1940. When an evacuee drowns in a deliberate attack, Detective Inspector Eden Brooke investigates. Then a local factory is attacked, and an IRA slogan is left at the scene. Evidence causes Brooke to question whether there's a connection between the two but can he solve the mystery before there's a second victim?

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  • A Close Run Thing by David Donachie
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    John Pearce is hiding in Gravelines with his mysterious companion, known to him as Oliphant. Although they find a crew willing to take them back to England, they learn on the journey that Pearce's old enemies, the Tolland brothers, are still active on the route, and may have been responsible for the murder of Catherine Carruthers.

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  • The Grasmere Grudge by Rebecca Tope
    The Grasmere Grudge (English, Hardback)

    Persimmon `Simmy' Brown is reminded that life in the Lake District is far from relaxing when her fiance Chris discovers the body of his friend brutally strangled in Grasmere. As old grudges against the dead man are revealed, and with Chris's increasingly odd behaviour, Simmy begins to wonder if he is more involved in the murder than he is saying.

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  • Displaced by Barbara Nadel
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    Facing an incurable illness, Irving Levy is anxious to find someone to whom he can leave his considerable property. His closest relative would be his younger sister, but she vanished without a trace at a fairground in the 1960s. When Irving learns there may be more to the disappearance than he thought, he enlists the services of Hakim and Arnold.

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  • Signal for Vengeance by Edward Marston
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    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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  • Love & Death the Murder of Kurt Cobain by Max Wallace
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    On Friday April 8th 1994 the body of Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain was discovered in a room above his garage in Seattle. The police declared it an open-and-shut case of suicide, but this book, drawing on forensic evidence and police reports, explodes the myth and reveals the official scenario was scientifically impossible.

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  • Points of Danger by Edward Marston
    Points of Danger (English, Hardback)

    1861, East Anglia. When universally-admired Swarbrick, the man working to unify East Anglia's tangle of railway networks, is killed by a robber in a first-class carriage, Inspector Colbeck is brought in from London. But is this the act of a bungling burglar, a business rival, a disgruntled son, or a jealous lover?

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  • Murder at the Fitzwilliam by Jim Eldridge
    Murder at the Fitzwilliam (English, Paperback)

    Former Detective Inspector Daniel Wilson is often consulted when a case must be solved quickly and quietly. Such is the case when a body is found in the Egyptian Collection of the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge. Wilson must contend with an unhelpful police Inspector, and more alarmingly, the archaeologist who discovered the body.

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  • An Act of Villainy by Ashley Weaver
    An Act of Villainy (English, Hardback)

    When Amory Ames is invited by an old friend to attend the dress rehearsal of a play he is directing, she is shocked to learn that he has cast his mistress Flora in the lead role. But Flora has been receiving threatening letters, and he needs their help in finding the sender. Despite Amory's conflicting feelings, she begins to investigate.

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  • The Iron Horse by Edward Marston
    The Iron Horse (English, Paperback)

    Derby Day at Epsom Downs. A multitude of people crowd to watch the races: dukes and dustmen, bishops and beggars, privileged ladies and prostitutes. The gamut of Victorian society and a hotbed for crime and crooks of all kinds. With the nation a-flutter in the run up to this national event, a disembodied head is discovered on a passenger train.

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  • Every Secret Thing by Susanna Kearsley
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    'No one lives for ever. But the truth survives us all'. Kate Murray is deeply troubled. In front of her lies a dead man, a stranger who only minutes before had approached her wanting to tell her about a mystery, a long-forgotten murder. The crime was old, he'd told her, but still deserving of justice.

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

    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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  • The Mad Courtesan by Edward Marston
    The Mad Courtesan (English, Paperback)

    While rumours are rife of Queen Elizabeth's declining health, celebrated theatre company Lord Westfield's Men suffer their own bitter blows. Stage manager Nicholas Bracewell can keep the company afloat, but as the Queen sinks towards death, he discerns connections between the company's misfortunes and a larger shadow over England...

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