The mysterious appearance of an unidentified man leads to difficult questions - and romance . . .
Cornwall, 1911: Young lady's maid Effie Pengelly is confused and alarmed when charming Constable Alexander Dawes questions her about an unidentified, now deceased man who came to the town asking for her whereabouts. As the weeks go by, Constable Dawes seeks out any excuse to talk to Miss Pengelly, but he knows his family would never allow them to marry. When the investigation into the dead man finally reveals a clue, could this lead Alex and Effie towards the future they deserve?
Only one man stands in the way of a plot to murder President Eisenhower in this riveting historical thriller.
In 1955, one woman holds the key to America's future: a ruthless and beautiful ex-Nazi assassin, posing as a housekeeper inside President Eisenhower's isolated Gettysburg estate. One man stands in her way: a disgraced Secret Service agent, driven from active duty by battle fatigue, now the unlikely inheritor of a slim chance to avert disaster.
A young knight must ward off temptation, if he is to marry his true love . . .
1355. When seventeen-year-old Wulfstan Wynstede is chosen to join the army of his greatest hero, Prince Edward, later known as the Black Prince, he distinguishes himself but sustains a bad injury at the Battle of Poitiers. Receiving a knighthood and returning to Berkhamsted Castle, England, Wulfstan falls in love with Beulah, a pretty, devout girl, but her father demands a formal betrothal for four years before they can marry. Can their love sustain them or will Wulfstan be led astray by the many temptations that face a young knight?
Spring, 266 BC.
When Isokrates, helmsman of the Rhodian warship Atalanta, encounters a pirate vessel off the Lycian coast, he finds himself caught up in affairs of state more deadly than the naval battles he's accustomed to. Among the pirates' victims is a beautiful woman, the mistress of a king, who is fleeing to her lover's enemy with news that will start a war to engulf the whole of the east . . .
An English Civil War novel from a highly-acclaimed author.
London, 1647. Lucy Wentor, a young lady who was attacked by soldiers during the civil war, and then rejected by her sweetheart, hopes to start her life afresh in the capital with her uncle and aunt. London, however, is in chaos and her once well-to-do uncle is now almost bankrupt. Unwilling to go home, Lucy finds a job in publishing and excitement, love and independence soon follow . . .
The compelling sequel to the English Civil War novel London in Chains.
It is 1648, and the Civil War has been resurrected by a king still determined to be an absolute ruler and a parliament unable to agree how to govern without him. Blacksmith Jamie Hudson, weary and disillusioned, is forced to re-enlist, leaving his wife Lucy to struggle on alone in London: printing newsbooks, dodging the censors, and all the while supporting the Leveller demands for democracy and freedom, and hoping for a peace that will finally allow the two of them to be together again . . .
The tenth gripping mystery to feature Ursula Blanchard, special aide to Queen Elizabeth I.
Happily married to her third husband, Ursula Blanchard is rudely shaken on receipt of a threatening letter from the exiled Anne Percy, Countess of Northumberland, whose treasonous plot against Elizabeth I, Ursula helped foil a few months previously. Ursula dismisses the Countess's letter as idle threats, but then a series of strange events rocks Ursula's household - and Ursula herself is accused of witchcraft. Could Anne Percy really be orchestrating a plot against Ursula from her exile in the Netherlands? And, if so, how can Ursula prove it before she is hanged as a witch?
A suspense saga set in the 1940's from a much-loved author.
1947. Kindly, unassuming widow Dorrie Resterick continually finds herself confidante to others' troubles. She would prefer to keep in the background, but life throws her many a mystery, and once she even found a scrap of evidence in a dreadful local crime - the double murder of two villagers. While the police decided the scrap of paper Dorrie brought to them solved the case, Dorrie was never sure - and when new tenants arrive at long-abandoned creepy cottage Merrivale, the site of the murders, their actions inadvertently plunge the whole village into danger . . .
A medieval mystery featuring sleuthing monk Brother Athelstan
May, 1381. The Great Revolt draws nearer. The Upright Men roam the streets of London, waiting for violence to begin. Their mysterious envoy, the Herald of Hell, appears at night, terrifying those who oppose them. But who is he?
When his chancery clerk is found hanged in a Southwark brothel, Brother Athelstan is summoned to investigate.
When Jinny Hendrie's love leaves Edinburgh to fight in the Second World War, she faces an uncertain future. Do even the darkest clouds have silver linings?
1937. When handsome Viennese cake expert Viktor Linden arrives at Jinnie Hendrie's Edinburgh bakery, romance soon blossoms. But when war is declared between Britain and Germany, Viktor must return to Austria to fight alongside the enemy. Can their love survive the troubled times ahead?