A Naomi Blake mystery.
Naomi and boyfriend Alec Friedman travel to the Fenlands for the funeral of Alec's beloved Uncle Rupert, who ran an antiques business and wrote books on local history. It seems that there were some suspicious circumstances, and that the ostensible cause of death - a heart attack - may not hold true. It soon becomes clear that Rupert may have had some secrets in his past...
A Deets Shanahan investigation
Lianna is pregnant and missing. The police discover that her fiancé was the beneficiary of a new insurance policy, that they had quarrelled and that the baby wasn't his. The police have their man but Shanahan agrees to work for him. Then her car turns up at the airport: Lianna had boarded a jet for San Francisco. The trail leads to an exotic dancer and some particularly high-tech hanky panky . . .
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 . . .
Too many people with secrets. Morgan Lee knew who they were and what they wanted to hide. That's probably why he's dead.
Ageing Indianapolis private detective Deets Shanahan is asked by an old enemy to investigate a murder, one to which his old adversary could be linked. He says no, but Howie Cross, Shanahan's sometime partner, takes the case and finds links to the crime in lush and decadent New Orleans, where he looks for something (anything) that will shed light on the case . . .
A Thomas the Falconer mystery
Winter 1594; the body of a young woman, cruelly mutilated, washes up beside the Thames. Meanwhile Thomas arrives in frost-bound London, sent to persuade his master Sir Robert to give up his foolish infatuation with the notorious Lady Imogen. But her intrigues are more sinister than even Thomas imagines, and soon he is caught up in a bizarre spiral of events that threatens the very security of the nation...
A dramatic saga set during World War II.
France, 1940. Unwilling to witness the fall of his native soil to Germany, artist Louis Duval flees to England, finding lodgings with the beautiful widow Barbara Hillyard. Lieutenant-Commander Alan Powell, charged with sneaking boats across the Channel to gather vital information, recruits Louis, who agrees to return to his occupied homeland and establish a Resistance network there. Barbara's charm soon captures Alan's lonely heart, but will she ever love him, or does she only have eyes for Louis? . . .
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...
When truth and legend conflict, which becomes history?
England, AD 1066. When William the Conqueror turns his eye on wealthy English monasteries, the abbey of Ely finds itself an unlikely champion in the brave but unpredictable Hereward, whose resistance to the Norman invaders soon leads to murder, deceit, robbery, rebellion and finally open war. A century later, a learned monk discovers the truth about Hereward as well as the legend...
A captivating romance
Paris, 1894. Lisette Decourt flees her home and attaches herself to travelling 'lanternist' Daniel Shaw. Lisette is irresistibly attracted to the magnetic Englishman, and although fate separates them, she cannot forget him. She builds a new life for herself, yet remains fascinated by the film-making industry. When a chance encounter reunites Lisette with Daniel, by now a successful film-maker himself, he realizes that she has the magic quality that will make her a star...
In the midst of World War One, four sailors are charged with attacking Russia.
In 1919 four British sailors were given orders to enter Petrograd Harbour, deliver a British agent into the heart of Soviet Russia, then sink one of the Red Fleet's battleships. The weapons they chose were two small motor torpedo boats, the route overland through snowbound, Communist-infiltrated Finland, then through the dark, icy seas and minefields that guarded one of the most impregnable harbours in the world . . . .