James Asher finds himself once more in alliance with vampire Don Simon Ysidro, as their investigations takes them to far-off Peking . . .
October, 1912. James Asher, his wife Lydia, and the old occultist and vampire-hunter Dr Solomon Karlebach have journeyed to the new-born Republic of China to investigate the rumour that the mindless Undead - the Others that even the vampires fear - have begun to multiply in the caverns of the hills west of Peking. Alongside his old vampire partner, Don Simon Ysidro, Asher embarks on a sinister hunt, while somewhere in the city's cold gray labyrinth lurk the Peking vampires, known as the Magistrates of Hell - with an agenda of their own . . .
From one of the genre's best-loved names, a heart-warming saga set in the Yorkshire Dales in the early sixties.
With her natural good looks, fashionable clothes and lavish use of make-up, Fiona Norwood, the rector's new wife, has caused quite a stir amongst the close-knit parish community of Aberthwaite. But Fiona is hiding a secret in her past, and with the gossip and rumour rife it can only be a matter of time before Fiona's secret is out - and the revelations and heartache that ensue will have unforeseen consequences for more than one member of the parish.
An act of courage leads to a small girl's fight to face the future against all odds in this disturbing and moving tale from an award-winning author.
When little Humaby escapes from a locked van and runs for help, she saves herself as well as a newly stolen baby girl. But, given into the care of child psychiatrist Dr Stefan Lazarus, the girl, renamed Faith, grows up under the glare of an unwelcome spotlight that drives her to dangerous behavior. Sent to a retreat by Stefan, Faith is drawn to Tally and Hay, and the three immediately develop a unique and powerful bond. Each of them is attempting to come to terms with their troubled pasts. For Faith, this involves one final, shocking act . . .
The sins of the past break through to the present in this chilling tale of supernatural suspense.
When Benedict Doyle finds himself the owner of his great-grandfather's North London house, it stirs memories of his time there as a frightened eight-year-old and the strange glimpses that revealed the darkness in his family's past, through which runs the grisly thread of an old legend about a chess set believed to possess a dark power. And when Michael Flint, meeting Benedict in Oxford, starts to research his story, chilling facts begin to emerge - facts that suggest the old legend contains a disturbing reality. Could the chess set's malevolence be reaching out to the present?
As the Great War grinds to its bloody finale, DI Hardcastle is encumbered with a frustrating and complicated investigation...
March, 1918. Divisional Detective Inspector Ernest Hardcastle, is called to a body is recovered from the Thames. Mavis Parker, the victim's attractive widow, proves to be a good-time girl, and to complicate matters, all the suspects seem to be known to each other, including a South African who purports to be an actor. But it is when Special Branch intervene that things really get complicated...
In this Hawkenlye mystery, desperate men commit terrible crimes - but vengeance is on its way...
Winter, 1211. Former abbess Helewise moves back to her cell near Hawkenlye Abbey to help the needy, putting a strain on her relationship with Sir Josse D'Acquin, who is called to examine the bodies of three men, one of whom bears a complicated symbol carved into his chest: a symbol that signifies vengeance. Meanwhile, far from home, Sir Josse's son Ninian has become involved in the cause of the doomed Cathar people; soon to be swept up in a fight that they cannot hope to win...
"Fans of Sally Spencer and Cynthia Harrod-Eagles will enjoy this one" Library Journal on Aftermath.
A note discovered hidden in a wall cavity leads Detective Inspector Harry Vicary and his team to a burial site containing the charred bones of two men. Their investigation quickly leads them into a dark and brutal world, but who were the dead men and how did they meet their fate?
When a former Wren reopens her criminal father's club, can she stay within the law . . . or is she too much her father's daughter?
November, 1945. The night before the grand reopening of Club Valletta, former Wren Victoria Teglia can't help but wonder what her late father would think - his exclusive club was a hotbed of prostitution, illegal gambling and vice. Victoria plans to run the new Club Valletta along very different lines with her Uncle George, but her mother can see trouble ahead . . .
Sissy Sawyer, an unredeemed hippy, has an uncanny ability to read the future - and the lives of those she holds dear may soon depend on it . . .
One afternoon, shadows started to flicker along the corridors of The Red Hotel in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and both guests and staff heard persistent grinding noises that gave them "the freesons" - or goosebumps. Months later, Sissy Sawyer's step-nephew Billy drops by with his new girlfriend, T-Yon. Sissy has an uncanny ability to read the future using her special Tarot cards, and T-Yon wants her help. She's been having terrible dreams about her older brother, Everett, ever since he's started restoring an old hotel in Baton Rouge . . .
"Fans of Agatha Christie and Dorothy L. Sayers will enjoy this very traditional British cozy" - Booklist
Dorothy Martin and her husband Alan have just visited Buckingham Palace, where Alan was awarded the George Cross, when they stumble across the body of a young girl hidden in St James's Park. Wondering what led to the unfortunate girl's demise, Dorothy can't help but get involved in the case.