Government spy Marbeck uncovers a deadly conspiracy against Parliament and the King of England
1605. With the new King James on the throne, England is still fiercely divided between Catholic and Protestant. Ordered to keep watch on a well-known Papist, Marbeck's assignment takes on a greater urgency when rumours reach him of a terrible danger aimed at the King.
By the time he uncovers the terrifying truth, Marbeck has only a few days to expose the conspirators. The safety of the realm is at stake; but so is his own, and Marbeck needs eyes in the back of his head.
Christopher Marlowe tackles his most baffling case yet.
June, 1589. Now a feted poet and playwright, Kit Marlowe is visiting his family in Canterbury, but it's not the happy homecoming he had hoped for. A long-standing family friend has been found dead in her bed, killed by several blows to the head. Convinced that the wrong person has been found guilty of the crime, Marlowe determines to uncover the truth.
Introducing the Reverend Mother Aquinas in the first of a brand-new historical mystery series.
Cork, Ireland. 1923. When Reverend Mother Aquinas discovers a body at the gate of the convent chapel washed up after a flood, she immediately sends for one of her former pupils, Police Sergeant Patrick Cashman, to investigate. Dead bodies are not unusual in the poverty-stricken slums of Cork city, but this one is dressed in evening finery; with a midnight ticket for the Liverpool ferry.
Against the backdrop of a country in the midst of Ireland's Civil War, the Reverend Mother, together with Sergeant Cashman and Dr Sher, seek out the truth as to the identity of the victim - and her killer.
Past crimes cause new murder in this tense and twisting psychological thriller.
A few days before the summer solstice a 92-year-old woman is found burned to death in her home. On the same day, a man's mutilated corpse is discovered in a field, a Tarot card depicting The Fool inserted in his mouth.
When the victim is identified as someone for whom the police have been looking for almost a year, detectives Anderson and Costello find themselves caught up in a case where nothing is as it seems. The investigation leads to the shores of Loch Lomond where Anderson and Costello finally uncover the shocking truth.
Eddie G. must discover why someone wants to kill him. His friends Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra and Judy Garland are concerned for him, too.
After Dean Martin saves Eddie G. from being hit by a car, Eddie buddy arrives from Brooklyn with the news: somebody's put an open contract out on him. As anybody can cash it in, pros and amateurs alike are coming out of the woodwork to have a shot. So when Eddie is asked by Frank Sinatra to go to LA to help his friend, Judy Garland, with a problem she's having, Eddie and Jerry seize the opportunity; unfortunately the contract follows Eddie there . . .
A newly engaged young couple's relationship is threatened by jealousy and danger . . . can love triumph against the odds?
It was love at first sight for Antonia 'Toni' Ward and her fiancé, Justin Metcalfe, but jealousy threatens to tear them apart. Can Justin really be trusted? And what about Aaron Osborn? Toni may only see him as a friend, but he desperately wants to take Justin's place - and will stop at nothing in his attempts to make Toni his own . . .
A Monika Paniatowski British police procedural.
Twenty years ago, the Whitebridge Players staged their last ever performance and swore that they'd return to the same theatre and stage the same play. Two decades later, they do - with tragic results. DCI Monika Paniatowski investigates. But how can she decide who is telling the truth - when all these people lie for a living?
Did a down on his luck former student steal a priceless book? Grad student and cat lover Dulcie Schwartz thinks not - and she sets out to prove it.
When former student Jeremy Mumbles is found injured, with a missing book clutched in his arms, grad student Dulcie Schwartz can't seem to let it go. What was he doing with it? She determines to find out. But when she finds a connection between the book and her own thesis research, the search for clues takes on a new intensity - and a new menace.
An intriguing 19th Century historical mystery.
July, 1829. When a female corpse dressed in male clothing is discovered lying in a haystack and a man in white robes is reported fleeing from the scene, rumours abound that the legendary 'Devil's Monk' is responsible for the crime. It's up to Constable Thomas Potts to prove otherwise before hysteria engulfs the town.
Featuring private investigator Liberty Lane
September, 1840. A body is discovered hanging in the attic at Gore House, Kensington home of Lady Blessington. Uncovering evidence that the murder was meticulously prepared for and planned well in advance, Liberty Lane finds herself plunged into a highly dangerous game involving blackmail, treachery, espionage - and cold-blooded murder.