The comfortable, upper-class lives of the aristocratic Barsham family are about to change forever.
August, 1914. The comfortable lives of the aristocratic Barsham family are set to change forever with the onset of World War I. Over the next four years, the strength of character of the four Barsham siblings - Gina, Millie, James and Ned - will be tested as never before. They will encounter hardship, danger, heartache - and unexpected love.
"Outstanding...Deserves mention in the same breath as...the work of Peter Robinson and John Harvey." - Booklist Starred Review
When ex-con Daryl Woodley is found dead on the marshes bordering Langstone Harbour, the Intelligence Directorate believe his murder is linked to big-time crook Marty Stapleton, currently serving time in prison. Detective Inspector Horton is not so sure, and is thrown into a complex and frustrating investigation when a body is found on a rotting boat being salvaged in Portsmouth Harbour. As the pressure to solve the case increases, Horton receives a chilling personal message; time, it seems, is also running out for him...
Something strange is in the Brighton air.
Everywhere newly-promoted Sarah Gilchrist looks, unsettling things are happening. A Wicker Man is burned on the beach at dawn with a body inside; a painting titled The Devil's Altar is stolen from the Brighton Museum; a vicar who casts out demons goes missing; and a rare medieval manuscript of the occult Key of Solomon is stolen from the Jubilee Library. Then Gilchrist's flatmate, Kate Simpson, discovers that acts of sacrilege and grave robbing have been routinely taking place in Brighton and the surrounding villages. And ex-Chief Constable Bob Watts is puzzling over inscriptions in his late father's books. Specifically, books by occult writers Dennis Wheatley, Colin Pearson - and the feared Aleister Crowley, cremated in Brighton in 1947. Old Religion and New Age collide and the body count mounts as the Devil's Moon slowly rises...
A Roger the Chapman mysteryChristmas, 1483: Roger the Chapman is looking forward to twelve days of peace and celebration with his wife and children in Bristol. The family is particularly excited by the arrival of a troupe of mummers, who will perform their plays in the outer ward of the castle throughout the festival. But the gruesome murders of two of the town's most prominent and venerable citizens, both veterans of the French wars, scupper Roger's hopes as he is gradually drawn into the hunt for the killer. Once again, Roger finds himself in grave danger, but it is someone else who pays the price of his inability to keep his nose out of matters that do not concern him . . .
A Christmas production of Cinderella is marred by a series of killings in the waspishly funny new Charles Paris mystery
Charles Paris has landed a minor role in the Empire Theatre Eastbourne's Christmas production of Cinderella. But rehearsals descend into chaos when a member of the cast is discovered shot dead beneath Eastbourne Pier. Charles must put his renowned sleuthing skills to the test to find out who killed his co-star - and why.
Benjamin January is forced to travel to Haiti to seek his family's lost treasure, in order to save everything he holds dear.
1838. When Jefferson Vitrack - the white half-brother of Benjamin January's wife - claims to have found the whereabouts of the family's lost treasure, January refuses to help look for it. For the treasure lies in Haiti, a place full of dangers. But others are after the treasure - and they believe January and his family stand in their way...
An intriguing medieval mystery featuring sleuthing monk Brother Athelstan.
February, 1381. Brother Athelstan has been ordered to track down a ruthless killer known as the Fire Bringer. He appears to be targeting all involved in the recent trial and conviction of the beautiful Lady Isolda Beaumont, burned at the stake for the murder of her husband. But was she really guilty - and what does the Fire Bringer really want?
Dundee-based private investigator J. McNee finds himself way out of his depth in his latest undercover assignment.
Working undercover on behalf of the police, private investigator J. McNee's latest mission is to get close to ageing gangster David Burns and uncover his secrets. In his role as Burns' new right hand man, he's expected to follow orders and get his hands dirty. But how far can McNee go before he crosses the line?
"A lovingly detailed portrait of Egypt during the Great War. The result is a bit like a police procedural reimagined by Douglas Adams" Kirkus Reviews on The Bride Box
Atbara, Sudan, 1913. A dead man is fished out of the River Nile. An accident - or something more sinister? A visiting Pasha from the Royal Household believes it was murder - and that he himself was the intended target. The Mamur Zapt, Head of the Khedive's Secret Police, determines to uncover the truth.
A gripping tale of drama and heartache
1935: As the Depression bites, beautiful Lindy Gillan dreams of getting away from her boring life in Edinburgh's impoverished Old Town. At least there is dear Neil, a young writer from the same tenement block, whom she has known for years. But when Roderick Connor strolls into the shop one day, Lindy has to make a choice that will turn her world upside down, while a new arrival, surprise opportunities and war clouds from Spain on the horizon all have unexpected repercussions . . .