A forensic mystery of the 1950s.
After starting their risky venture of a private forensic consultancy, Doctor Richard Pryor (now a Home Office pathologist) and forensic biologist Angela Bray have now become firmly established. An apparent bizarre suicide in a remote Welsh farm starts them on a new investigation, which is followed by an unusual request from the War Office. And when a Cotswold veterinary surgeon is charged with poisoning his ailing wife, can Pryor's expert evidence save him from the gallows?
The latest Hennessey and Yellich mystery.
When five corpses in various states of decomposition are found chained to the walls of a kitchen garden, Hennessey and Yellich quickly begin their investigation. The recently deceased owner of the house was housebound for the last twenty-five years, and so would have had no idea of the appalling crimes taking place yards away. At first, there doesn't seem to be much to go on - the victims appear to have little in common - but Hennessey and Yellich know that the dead must hold the clues they need.
A baby is kidnapped - and the repercussions reach the highest levels of government in this absorbing historical mystery.
London, April, 1912. When the seven-month-old niece of cabinet minister Edmund Latimer is snatched away in her pram in Regent's Park, Edmund's wife Alice determines to get to the bottom of the matter. Could there be a connection with the Irish talks currently taking place in Parliament - and how well does Alice really know her husband?
A new series from the well-loved storyteller.
London, 1920s. Sixteen-year-old Maggie Bailey lives in terror of her father's drunken rages. In a moment of fury, as she tries to defend her mother from another vicious beating, Maggie throws boiling water at her father. Though her mother cannot forgive her sin, Maggie determines she will do everything she can to protect herself and her sickly little brother, and a job in a café proves the first step to a better life. But what happens when her past catches up with her? . . .
A Brock and Poole Mystery.
When police are called to a house in Chelsea, to investigate complaints of a noisy party, all is quiet, but flames are seen coming from the house a short while later. The fire brigade discover the body of Mrs Diana Barton, who has been stabbed to death in a frenzied attack. DCI Brock and DS Poole investigate, and they soon discover that the party was less than respectable, and that Diana Barton's death is just the first.
A Hannah Ives mystery.
Hannah is stunned when a stranger stops her on the street to deliver a message from her long-dead mother. Susan Parker, Hannah learns, is a popular television medium whose accurate predictions leave fans and critics alike puzzled and intrigued. In spite of her scepticism, Hannah schedules a private reading. But on the morning they are to meet, Susan is struck by a hit-and-run driver. An accident? Hannah doesn't think so especially when she discovers that more than one person had good reason to want Susan dead...
A Sukey Reynolds mystery.
When ancient historian Doctor Whistler is found dead and the letter he claimed was from St Paul goes missing, all evidence points towards Dr Lamont. Constable Sukey Reynolds has an apparently straightforward case, but her instincts tell her it is too simple: the victim was about to hand Lamont the script, so why bother to kill him for it? She must find another motive for murder...
A skeleton-filled grave leads DCI Hennessey's team back to the aftermath of the English Civil War in this gripping mystery.
When a deep grave containing five skeletons is found in the corner of a field, DCI Hennessey is called in to investigate. The burial site had lain undiscovered for over twenty years, and the resulting police inquiry soon uncovers a multiple murder that seems to have its roots in a legal dispute between two families going back to the aftermath of the English Civil War. But have the victims been discovered too late to catch the killer?
Private investigator Chris Honeysett must unlock the secrets of a Greek island paradise if he is to find a missing woman . . .
Chris Honeysett, artist and private investigator, receives an unexpected job offer that suddenly presents him with not only a solution to his lack of funds but also the chance to escape the British weather. A man working on behalf of a large supermarket chain asks him to travel to the Greek island of Corfu to track down one of their employees who has gone missing. An all-expenses paid trip to a sunny island paradise - what could go wrong? Chris Honeysett is about to find out . . .
An Inspector Alvarez mystery
When Majorcan Inspector Enrique Alvarez is called upon to investigate the death of a woman found shot dead in her own home, all the evidence seems to point to her husband's guilt. But Alvarez just doesn't believe Herod is guilty. His reason? Instinct. Which doesn't go down too well with his superiors, and Alvarez is forced to take a risk in the belief that justice should take precedence over the law . . .