A romantic trip to the Caribbean leads to new friendships . . . and murder.
Emily Harrington sets off on a romantic trip to the Caribbean without her delayed fiancé, but soon meets an array of fascinating characters and finds friendship and tranquility - until one of them is murdered.
Two young women's lives are destined to intertwine in 1950s' Liverpool.
Liverpool, 1955. Actress Dorothy Wilson is offered her first major part in a feature film. But her boyfriend Sam wants her to settle down and start a family. Meanwhile, Lynne Donegan is bringing up her daughter on her own, eking out a meagre living as a dressmaker. The two women's lives are destined to intertwine in ways they could never imagine.
Benjamin January's search for a missing man takes him into a dark world filled with grave robbers and slave stealers.
New Orleans, 1838. When Benjamin January suddenly finds that his services playing piano at extravagant balls held by the city's wealthy are no longer required, he ends up agreeing to accompany sugar planter Henri Viellard and his young wife, Chloë, on a mission to Washington to find a missing friend. Plunged into a murky world, it soon becomes clear that while it is very possible the Viellards' friend is dead, his enemies are very much alive - and ready to kill anyone who gets in their way.
Reclusive Joy Miller receives a package which sparks off a series of tragedies...
Joy Miller, once a famed TV evangelist, retired years before when two tragedies struck her family: the first leading her husband to suicide; the second leaving her son dead and his wife and daughter estranged from her.
She now lives a lonely, reclusive life, until a package arrives in the mail containing graphic photographs of three people she knew long ago - all brutally murdered. When Joy reads the note in the package, she knows immediately who it's from: a ghost from her past, a dangerous individual who knows far too much about the skeletons in Joy's closet. Then people start disappearing ...
Can Sophie Rivers hunt down a college killer before she becomes his next victim?
Sophie Rivers, inner-city lecturer, has a satisfying life in Birmingham, until things go badly wrong. Her student is murdered on college premises, and her best friend is killed on the site of the newly built Music Centre. Everyone but Sophie believes it was an accident. And when someone tries to murder her, she knows she's on the right track.
The fifth intriguing novel of suspense in the acclaimed Viennese Mystery series.
1901. Karl Werthen and his colleague, renowned criminologist Dr Hanns Gross, are investigating a bizarre series of murders in the small Austrian town of Graz. Meanwhile, back in Vienna, Karl's wife Berthe is looking into what seems to be a fraudulent breeding scheme involving the prized Lipizzaner horses. Could the two investigations be connected?
A rare local sighting of a Boreal Owl heralds a week of death and destruction for journalist Philip Dryden.
When a reader contacts local newspaper The Crow to report a rare sighting of the Boreal or so-called 'Funeral' owl, the paper's editor Philip Dryden has a sense of foreboding. For the Funeral Owl is said to be an omen of death.
It's already proving to be one of the most eventful weeks in The Crow's history. The body of a Chinese man has been discovered hanging from a cross in a churchyard in Brimstone Hill in the West Fens. The inquest into the deaths of two tramps found in a flooded ditch has unearthed some shocking findings. A series of metal thefts is plaguing the area. And PC Stokely Powell has requested Dryden's help in solving a ten-year-old cold case: a series of violent art thefts culminating in a horrifying murder.
As Dryden investigates, he uncovers some curious links between the seemingly unrelated cases: it would appear the sighting of the Funeral Owl is proving prophetic in more ways than one.
A devastating accident is only the start of Emily Mattinson's troubles . . .
When Emily Mattison falls victim to a near-fatal accident shortly after receiving an unexpected inheritance from a distant cousin, her ruthless nephew George seizes the opportunity to take control of his aunt's assets. It's only when Emily reaches The Drover's Hope, the former pub on the edge of the Lancashire moors, bequeathed to her by her late cousin Penelope, that she begins to feel safe. She also discovers that love can be found in the most unexpected places. But it's not so easy to escape the clutches of someone as determined as George . . .
Her face was her fortune - but also her downfall.
Beautiful and talented actress, poet and fashion icon, Mary Robinson was one of the most famous women of her time - yet she died virtually penniless, her reputation in ruins. For Mary was destined always to be betrayed by the men she loved, whether it be her father, a prosperous Bristol merchant who abandoned his family for a life of adventure - and another woman; her husband, the weak and foolish Tom Robinson, who bankrupted the family with his inveterate gambling and humiliated his young wife with his numerous affairs; or the Prince of Wales, later George IV, who fell in love with Mary when he saw her playing Perdita in A Winter's Tale. Mary gave up everything for her prince - her career, her husband and her independence - only to be cruelly abandoned when his affections turned elsewhere.
Against the turbulent background of the American War of Independence and the French Revolution, this is the extraordinary story of an extraordinary woman: a tale of ambition, passion, scandal and heartbreak.
"Medieval mystery fans have cause for rejoicing with the return of Brother Athelstan" Booklist on Bloodstone.
January, 1381. Guests of the Regent, John of Gaunt, Brother Athelstan and Sir John Cranston have been attending a mystery play performed by the Straw Men, Gaunt's personal acting troupe, when the evening's entertainment is rudely interrupted by the sudden, violent deaths of two of Gaunt's VIP guests, their severed heads left on stage. The Regent orders Athelstan to find out who committed such a heinous act, leading Athelstan to tackle his most baffling case yet.