A Max Rydal Military Mystery.
November fifth. Soldiers and their families gather to celebrate with a fireworks display and a giant bonfire, but delight turns to fear when it explodes to send flaming debris over the spectators. A battalion of Drumdorran Fusiliers has marched in that same afternoon, and when the wife of their Pipe Major dies from her injuries the Scots vent their anger on resident troops. Military detectives Max Rydal and Tom Black investigate as tensions flare. And then another dangerous incident occurs . . .
A Detective Sam Becket Thriller.
The small red box wrapped in white ribbon seems innocent enough, but it protects a bloody secret - a human heart. When this gruesome package is discovered in a dinghy tied to the dock next to the house Detective Sam Becket shares with his wife, Grace, and their young son, he realizes that it can only mean one thing - Cal the Hater, the psychotic killer who has haunted his family for years, has returned . . .
A Harpur and Iles police procedural from master crime writer Bill James.
After his son and wife were shot, Mansel Shale has turned to God - leaving DCS Colin Harpur with a problem. Shale has abandoned his drugs empire, leaving his business in the hands of an inexperienced assistant. Harpur can see protracted, warring viciousness on the horizon, and something must be done...
A dark and disturbing tale of twisted passions and dangerous desires.
Outwardly suave and charming, psychotherapist Adam Neave's role as a voluntary bereavement counsellor offers him the perfect opportunity to target his female victims at their most vulnerable, safe in the knowledge that the police can pin nothing on him. But is his newest client, attractive young widow Olivia Marsden, really what she seems? When, despite herself, Olivia finds herself falling under the charismatic Adam's spell, events start to spiral dangerously out of control . . .
A Liberty Lane mystery.
Autumn, 1839. As the London nights darken, rumours spread about the devil's chariot, which preys on young women walking alone at night. Novice private investigator Liberty Lane has no time for such horror stories, so when a poetic young man begs her to find his missing fiancé, she accepts, suspecting there is a more prosaic explanation. Meanwhile, she is engaged to help prevent a royal scandal involving Prince Albert's worldlier brother, Prince Ernest. Liberty begins work on both cases, but when young women begin showing up dead, the tales of the devil's chariot don't seem so ridiculous any more . . .
A Detective Superintendent Henry Christie novel.
When DS Henry Christie sets off on a short winter break with his old friend FBI agent Karl Donaldson, he expects a pleasant hike through the countryside followed by an overnight stop in a picturesque village. But the hike turns into a fight for survival in the worst snowstorm for thirty years. And things only get worse when they stumble, exhausted and injured, into the village pub, only to find themselves in the middle of a blood-soaked stand-off between gangsters with deadly scores to settle...
If you follow your heart, there is always a price to pay.
1940s. War alters lives, and for three women from different walks of life, the choices they make will change everything forever. For housewife Jenny, her husband's word is law. But when he enlists, she finds her voice, and a new friendship with a young GI that becomes her guilty pleasure. Vibrant Rusty Dobbs is a prostitute, making a good living, but when she falls for an American captain she hides her job from him. And finally there is Sarah, a teenager who is drawn to Gunter, a prisoner of war - the enemy.
A Lina Townend mystery.
The last way antiques dealer Lina Townend wants to spend a summer's afternoon is helping at a church fete. However, Robin, the vicar, is an old friend, so Lina ends up selling bric-a-brac. But a harmless event turns into a crisis when someone tries to steal a tatty old snuff box. Tatty it might be, but it's valuable enough for the would-be thief to attack Griff, her dear mentor, to frame Lina for a crime, and to kill an old friend. And maybe other people, too . . .
First in a brand-new series featuring Homicide Inspector Ben Raveneau.
Many consider Homicide Inspector Ben Raveneau to be at the tail end of his career - not least his ambitious young partner, Elizabeth la Rosa. But Raveneau's long experience proves invaluable during the pair's investigation of a murder in San Francisco's China Basin district. The body of a young woman has been found in a derelict building, her ankles and wrists tied. Who was she, and what was she doing there? The more Raveneau uncovers, the clearer it becomes that the dead girl was involved in something sinister indeed . . .
A gripping psychological mystery and a warm, sympathetic exploration of widowhood.
Anna's family hope that a South African safari holiday will help her to get over her beloved husband's death. No one is more surprised than Anna herself when she finds herself strongly attracted to a fellow traveller, Lewis Masters, and despite her initial resistance, she is soon drawn into a new relationship. But back home, Anna's journalist son Jonathan is being repeatedly contacted by a young woman asking for his help, even though she's too frightened to say what is worrying her . . .