A story of young love and lasting friendship.
Jennie Trent has three loves in her life: her family at the Station House, deep in the Kent countryside; Applemere, the Fokingham family's mysterious great house nearby; and Jack Colby, her father's porter. When Jennie makes friends with Anna, the Fokinghams' wayward daughter, she finds herself caught between her love for her home and Jack and the beckoning exciting world beyond them. When war breaks out in 1914, however, Jennie finds her own path through her dilemma . . .
Chief Inspector Peach makes the powers-that-be shake in their boots.
When a novice prostitute is killed, Peach sets out to solve the crime by interviewing some of the other local prostitutes and their customers, who include a divorced policeman and a Catholic priest at odds with his beliefs. They might be awkward members of society to bring before the law, but there are other suspects who are even trickier to blame.
Hudson entertains with a timeless and tempestuous multigenerational family saga.
When Rachel French finds an unpublished cookery manuscript written by her great-aunt, she sets out to do some research into her aunt's life. She ends up starting a cookery business based on the recipes and publishing an accompanying book. Through her work she soon meets two intriguing men who seem to be interested in her, but she also unearths some secrets that perhaps should have been left buried.
The first in a new crime series by an ever-popular author
Major Leo Bekov had as many enemies among fellow officers as he had admirers among their wives. Good-looking, charismatic and fluent in several languages, he was set for great things, until his body was found tied to a post on a British military base in Germany. Max Rydal (a newly arrived military policeman) takes on the case and finds many in the camp are only too willing to talk . . .
A Sukey Reynolds mystery.
Sir Digby Kirtling, self-made millionaire and would-be member of the landed gentry, commissioned talented artist Philip Montwell to copy an impressionist painting. During the unveiling party, celebration turned to tragedy when his estate manager, Una May, was found dead, strangled with her own gold neck-chain. Sir Digby quickly becomes the prime suspect and Sukey Reynolds, Crime Scene Investigator, is reluctantly drawn into an attempt by his housekeeper to prove his innocence.
Leningrad is attacked and the war has become personal between the two dictators.
Leningrad is besieged by German troops in an engagement which will eventually last 900 days. The Russians have reduced their forces at Lake Ladoga, not expecting a German attack in the snow. Aware of this, Hitler decides to send in his elite Wotan. The war has become a personal matter between Hitler and Stalin, and Wotan will undergo tremendous suffering and losses to make Hitler's dream come true...
An Inspector Alvarez mystery
It seems impossible: to find a man who stole half a million pounds from among thousands of tourists, with only a visual description. And not only does Alvarez have to do it, he also has a female dragon to contend with, Raquel Rexach, Dolores' old and much disliked schoolmate, whose jewellery has been reported stolen. Alvarez likes the quiet life, but even he cannot foresee where this investigation will lead . . .
The Mafia have a point to make
Detective Inspector Henry Christie may have been suspended from duty but he can't resist taking on a private investigation, some very nice prize horses savagely mutilated. When the horses' owner is targeted by a hit man, Christie survives by the skin of his teeth. Christie may be tough but he finds that he's up against not just one of the most efficient hit men in the business but the Mafia itself . . .
The latest title in the acclaimed Roger the Chapman series
When Roger the Chapman discovers he has a hitherto unknown half-brother, he has mixed feelings about the matter. But when John Wedmore is accused of being the young page who, six years earlier, robbed his mistress and murdered a fellow servant, and is thrown into prison, Roger feels obliged to investigate the charge . . .
A tale of tragedy and porcelain.
Writing an article on old family businesses, Rona Parish contacts Curzon, local manufacturers of fine bone china, when she learns they're launching a spectacular new line. Little does she realize that she will directly precipitate a terrible tragedy, a tragedy whose roots stretch back to George Curzon, son of the firm's founder and known to his contemporaries as the Rogue in Porcelain . . .