Historical mysteries

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  • A Gambling Man

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    A Gambling Man

    The gripping second historical crime novel in David Baldacci’s Aloysius Archer series, following the Sunday Times top five bestseller One Good Deed.

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  • A Net for Small Fishes

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    A Net for Small Fishes

    Frances Howard has beauty and a powerful family – and is the most unhappy creature in the world. Anne Turner has wit and talent – but no stage on which to display them. Little stands between her and the abyss of destitution. When these two very different women meet in the strangest of circumstances, a powerful friendship is sparked. Frankie sweeps Anne into a world of splendour that exceeds all she imagined: a Court whose foreign king is a stranger to his own subjects; where ancient families fight for power, and where the sovereign’s favourite may rise and rise – so long as he remains in favour. With the marriage of their talents, Anne and Frankie enter this extravagant, savage hunting ground, seeking a little happiness for themselves. But as they gain notice, they also gain enemies; what began as a search for love and safety leads to desperate acts that could cost them everything.

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  • Charter for murder

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    Charter for murder

    Hyde Abbey is confounded by the hideous murder of two monks and the theft of its Golden Charter. The ‘Gentil Knight’ investigates a cast of Chaucerian suspects amidst rivalry between church and state and the imminent Peasants’ Revolt. .

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  • Dangerous Women

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    Dangerous Women

    Kezia Hayter knows these women aren’t dangerous. One hundred and eighty petty convicts, all sentenced to transportation to Australia. On board the Rajah, Kezia makes it her duty to redeem them, enlisting a select few to create an intricate quilt. With each stitch, they are tied closer together. But when one woman is murdered, Kezia’s work is threatened. She maintains faith in their innocence, even when the men leading the investigation do not. But if she can’t find the killer, how can Kezia save them?

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  • Daughters of Night

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    Daughters of Night

    The second novel from the author of Blood & Sugar, and this time Captain Harry Corsham’s wife, Caro, takes centre stage as she pursues a murder case the city officials are refusing to investigate . . .

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  • Enemy of the Raj

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    Enemy of the Raj

    India, 1937. Intrepid reporter Sir Percival Harris is hunting tigers with his friend, Professor Ernest Drabble. Harris soon bags a man-eater – but later finds himself caught up in a hunt of a different kind. Harris is due to interview the Maharaja of Bikaner, a friend to the Raj, for his London newspaper – and he and Drabble soon find themselves accompanied by a local journalist, Miss Heinz. But is the lady all she seems? And the Maharaja himself is proving elusive. Meanwhile, the movement for Indian independence is becoming stronger, and Drabble and Harris witness some of the conflict first-hand. But even more drama comes on arrival at Bikaner when the friends find themselves confined to their quarters – and embroiled in an assassination plot!

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  • Marion Lane and the Midnight Murder

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    Marion Lane and the Midnight Murder

    London, 1958: Elaborately disguised and hidden deep beneath the city’s streets lies the world of Miss Brickett’s, a secret detective agency, training and housing the mysterious Inquirers. From traversing deceptive escape rooms full of baited traps and hidden dangers, to engineering almost magical mechanical gadgets, apprentice detectives at Miss Brickett’s undergo rigorous training to equip them with the skills and knowledge they will need to solve the mysteries that confound London’s police force. But nothing can prepare 23-year-old apprentice Marion Lane for what happens after the arrest of her friend and mentor Frank on suspicion of murder: he has tasks Marion with clearing his name and saving his life. Her investigation will place Marion and her friends in great peril as they venture into the forbidden maze of uncharted tunnels that surround Miss Brickett’s.

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  • Once Upon A River

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    Once Upon A River

    A dark midwinter’s night in an ancient inn on the Thames. The regulars are entertaining themselves by telling stories when the door bursts open on an injured stranger. In his arms is the drowned corpse of a little child. Hours later the dead girl stirs, takes a breath and returns to life. Is it a miracle? Is it magic? Or can it be explained by science?

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  • The Clockwork Girl

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    The Clockwork Girl

    Paris, 1750. In the midst of winter, as birds fall frozen from the sky, a new maid arrives at the home of a celebrated clockmaker and his clever, unworldly daughter. But rumours are stirring that Reinhart’s uncanny mechanical creations – bejewelled birds, silver spiders – are more than mere automata. That they might defy the laws of nature, perhaps even at the expense of the living. But Madeleine is hiding a dark past, and a dangerous purpose – to discover the truth of the clockmaker’s experiments and record his every move, in exchange for her own chance of freedom. Meanwhile, in the streets, children are quietly disappearing – and Madeleine comes to fear that she has stumbled upon a greater conspiracy. One which might reach to the heart of Versailles.

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  • The Collaborator

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    The Collaborator

    The Collaborator

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  • The Honey and the Sting

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    The Honey and the Sting

    England, 1628. Forcibly seduced by the powerful George Villiers, doctor’s daughter Hester is cast aside to raise her son alone and in secret. She hopes never to see Villiers again. Melis’s visions cause disquiet and talk. She sees what other people can’t – and what has yet to be. She’d be denounced as a witch if Hester wasn’t so carefully protective. Young Hope’s beauty marks her out, drawing unwelcome attention to the family. Yet she cannot always resist others’ advances. And her sisters cannot always be on their guard. When Villiers decides to claim his son against Hester’s wishes, the sisters find themselves almost friendless and at his mercy. But the women hold a grave secret. The question is, will what they know be their undoing or their salvation? Because in the right hands, a secret is the deadliest weapon of all.

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  • The Midwife’s Secret

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    The Midwife’s Secret

    She shone the torch around and spotted some names written in the wall: Clara, Sara, Megan. Who were these girls and what had they been doing in there? She slowly clicked open the trunk and as she shone her torch in, something caught her eye. In the corner, a leather-bound book. She opened it on the first page: ‘Bella James, Patient Notes’. She began to read.

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  • The Mitford Trial

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    The Mitford Trial

    ‘The Mitford Trial’ is inspired by a real-life murder in a story full of intrigue, affairs and betrayal. It’s former lady’s maid Louisa Cannon’s wedding day, but the fantasy is shattered shortly after when she is approached by a secretive man asking her to spy on Diana Mitford – who is having an affair with the infamous Oswald Mosley – and her similarly fascist sister Unity. Thus as summer 1933 dawns, Louisa finds herself accompanying the Mitfords on a glitzy cruise, full of the starriest members of society. But the waters run red when a man is found attacked, with suspects everywhere. Back in London, the case is taken by lawyer Tom Mitford, and Louisa finds herself caught between worlds: of a love lost to blood, a family divided, and a country caught in conflict.

    SKU: 9780751573978 Category: Tags: ,
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  • The Return of Sherlock Holmes

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    The Return of Sherlock Holmes

    The Baker Street Classics Sherlock Holmes collection is a retro-inspired full set of Conan Doyle’s wonderful tales of the inimitable “consulting detective” at work.

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  • Traitor in the Ice

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    Traitor in the Ice

    In the frozen winter of 1607, a man is struck down in the grounds of Battle Abbey. Before dawn breaks over the icy woods, he is dead. In London, Charles FitzAlan, close confidante of King James I, receives troubling news from Sussex. The recusant Viscountess Montague is rumoured to be hiding fugitive Catholic priests in plain sight at Battle Abbey. But the last man sent to expose this treachery was silenced before his report could reach the King. FitzAlan summons Daniel Pursglove to infiltrate the household and learn its secrets. But there is one person who Daniel senses only in the shadows and whispers in the walls. Is it just his imagination, or could the notorious traitor Spero Pettingar finally be close at hand?

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