By Michael Innes
Sir John Appleby dines one night at Allington Park, the Georgian domestic of his acquaintance Owain Allington, who's new to the realm. His interest is aroused while Allington mentions his nephew and inheritor to the property, Martin Allington, whose identify Appleby recognises. The night involves an finish yet simply as Appleby is leaving, they discover a useless guy - electrocuted within the son et lumiŠre field which were put in within the grounds.
By C. J. Sansom
From the bestselling writer of Winter in Madrid and Dominion comes a moment riveting sixteenth-century mystery that includes hunchback attorney Matthew Shardlake
In 1540, throughout the reign of Henry VIII, Shardlake is requested to assist a tender lady accused of homicide. She refuses to talk in her safety even if threatened with torture. yet simply while the case turns out misplaced, Thomas Cromwell, the king’s feared vicar normal, deals Shardlake extra weeks to end up his client’s innocence. In alternate, Shardlake needs to discover a misplaced cache of "Dark Fire," a mythical weapon of mass destruction. What ensues is a page-turning event, choked with interval element and history.
"Atmospheric and fascinating" (Margaret George), this moment publication in Matthew Shardlake Tudor secret sequence delves back into the darkish and superstitious world of Cromwell's England brought in Dissolution.
By Martha Grimes
In Send Bygraves, Martha Grimes has given us her so much attention-grabbing ebook, a dramatic secret poem that makes use of the conventions of the conventional British secret to discover the very nature of crime, the legal, and the legal investigator. Illustrated with thirty-five line drawings via acclaimed artist Devis Grebu, it truly is a chic, darkly funny work—a travel de strength of chilling wit and remarkable literary mind's eye.
By Morag Joss
In bathtub, England, sturdy health and wellbeing is an historic culture and a booming enterprise. One neighborhood font of well being is the Sulis medical institution, the place the wealthy come for relaxation, fix, and repasts of strictly organic–and now not extraordinarily pleasant–cuisine. World-famous cellist Sara Selkirk has come to Sulis to confess her former track instructor. The negative pricey has fallen into decrepitude, and has in recent years been the not going suspect within the stunning homicide in an area pub.
Distracted from her upcoming Dvorak functionality in Salzburg, Sara starts to wonder whether there isn’t a wierd hyperlink among Sulis and the homicide. yet one other demise quickly rocks Sara to her middle, top her to a call she's going to regret–and a killer she will now not avoid.…
By Joanne Fluke
The vacations are the icing at the cake for bakery proprietor Hannah Swensen. Surrounded via her household, she has all of the elements for an ideal Christmas--until homicide is extra to the mix. . .
When it involves vacations, Minnesotans upward thrust to the occasion--and the little city of Lake Eden is baking up a typhoon with Hannah best the way in which. the once a year Christmas Buffet is the ultimate try out of the recipes Hannah has gathered for the Lake Eden vacation Buffet Cookbook.
The lately divorced Martin Dubinski arrives on the buffet together with his new Vegas showgirl wife--all wrapped up in glitter and fur. His ex-wife, even if, turns out as cool as chilled eggnog. And whilst Hannah's mother's vintage Christmas cake knife disappears, its discovery within the décolletage of the new--and now late--Mrs. Dubinski places the festivities on ice.
With every person stranded on the neighborhood middle via a snow fall, Hannah places her investigative talents to the try, utilizing the parts handy: part town of Lake Eden--and a killer. Now, because the snowdrifts get greater, it truly is as much as Hannah to dig out all of the clues--and make convinced that this white Christmas does not carry any longer lethal tidings. . .
"Wacky and pleasant characters, plus tempting recipes from appetizers to muffins, make this lighthearted delivering absolute to please the palate of any comfortable fan." --Publishers Weekly
"Fluke's expertise for spinning a enchanting story incorporates on during this 6th booklet, and its vacation recipes are an additional deal with for readers." --Times information Record
"A smart and scrumptious deal with for Christmas."--Mystery enthusiasts book place News
Includes over fifty unique recipes for you to try!
Inspector Alleyn has decamped for the South of France for a relatives holiday. good, that and a bit reliable poking round. regrettably, the thing of his poking—the cultish denizens of a sinister and lush chateau—are no longer keen on being poked, and so they have a very disagreeable manner of having their aspect throughout. extra a mystery than a whodunit, this can be a clean take for Marsh, whereas holding the cleverness and brilliant characterizations that her fanatics demand.
Move over, Rudolph – permit Pepe lead the way!
Who might thieve a bit girl's puppy, correct ahead of Christmas? After seeing younger Sophie's heartbreaking tale at the information, P.I. Geri Sullivan and Pepe—her conversing Chihuahua—vow to rescue this bonita canines named Chiquita. yet monitoring the pooch's smell via a Pacific Northwest iciness wonderland is not effortless, specially whilst the path results in an elf who is been mortally mauled! Geri and Pepe needs to retailer little Sophie's Christmas and locate this muy naughty dognapper . . . and fire up a bit Christmas magic alongside the way!
Praise for the Barking Detective Mysteries
"Pepe is a delight!" —RT publication Reviews (4 stars)
"Move over, Scooby-Doo, there is a new puppy in town!" —Jennie Bentley
"A enjoyable twist at the commonplace P.I. partnership." —Simon Wood
By Carolyn Keene
After receiving a horse-charm bracelet as a present, eighteen-year-old Nancy is drawn right into a secret surrounding the id of a performer with the Sims' Circus. Can Nancy remedy the secret and reunite a mom and daughter?
By Gin Jones
Helen Binney projected a robust photograph because the former governor's spouse, and she's now not approximately to allow a bit factor like disorder strength her into doing something much less now. whereas her pushy nieces imagine she's at death's door, her good-looking legal professional buddy thinks she's a scorching magnet for trouble...and her new gal-pals imagine she's a super novice detective!
When these new gals provide her an engaging undertaking, Helen can't refuse proving her usefulness to the nay-sayers in her existence. She fast dives into investigating the disappearance of a member in their charitable knitting workforce. but if the yarn path ends up in a husband in denial, a mystery checking account, and a shallow grave, it's transparent that somebody else sees Helen in one more unflattering mild: as a possibility that should be completely neutralized! If Helen can continue her wits approximately her, she are able to untangle herself from one sticky scenario, and trap a killer within the technique.