A Detective Inspector Hardcastle mystery.
September 1916. A Zeppelin with a deadly payload is aimed at Victoria station, but when the bombs miss their mark and instead destroy a nearby house in Washbourne Street, mystery ensues for DI Hardcastle. The body of a woman is discovered, who was not only unknown to the tenants of the building but also appears to have died before the bombs were even dropped...
A Case for Jack Colby, Car Detective.
First in a new mystery series featuring classic cars - When Jack Colby glimpses a 1938 Lagonda V12 lying uncared for in a Kentish country barn, he has to have a closer look, which brings him face to face with its angry owner, Polly Davis. Is it the car or Polly that captivates his heart? He decides to find out more about both, but his enquiries are abruptly cut short when Polly is murdered. Convinced that the Lagonda is somehow involved, he is determined to bring her killer to justice, even at the expense of his own safety . . .
A Rat Pack mystery.
Bing Crosby wants to buy a horse to indulge his other passion, when he's not playing golf with Bob Hope that is. But when his trainer fails to show up in Vegas, and when he finds the horse's owner dead, problems begin to mount up. Time for Eddie G and Jerry to come to the rescue, urged on by Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra, in town to watch the start of Frank Junior's career. But soon the body count, and temperature, starts to rise . . .
The new novel from a much-loved storyteller.
1919, London's East End. Robert Hunter is eagerly awaiting the return of his father from the war. Next door, Ruth Cooper's family are also preparing to welcome her dad, whose ship was lost at Jutland. After five years of separation and anxiety - and, for Bob, the worry of caring for his frail mother - emotions are running high for both young people. But Alf Hunter, who saw action in the trenches, returns a changed man, and when he takes to drink, Bob must put his own happiness on hold to support his family . . .
Second in the Harry Tate thriller series.
In western Baghdad, a suicide bomber blows up a fortified house, killing everyone inside. In Norfolk, England, a runaway Libyan banker is assassinated. Different events, half a world apart, but closely linked. Former M15 agent Harry Tate has been hired by a government fixer to find two runaways, but then both are assassinated. Despite his misgivings, he is persuaded into a third assignment, but when he tracks down the supposed Israeli professor, things start to go very wrong . . .
Original stories from members of the Crime Writers' Association, with a foreword by Peter James.
A woman mislays her new husband, the lure of notoriety proves too tempting for a small-time antiques thief, and a butler keeps a close eye on a beautiful chambermaid with a surprising secret. The latest collection of short stories from the Crime Writers' Association delves deep into secret shames. From convicted killers, to experts in victimology, the characters in these eclectic tales from the CWA's finest mystery authors cannot fail to bring out the guilty consciences in us all.
The first in a new series by the author of the Maggy Thorsen mysteries.
Life on Sutherton's Main Street has always been inexplicably hazardous. Like the student who bet he could paddle a beer-filled ice chest across the lake. And lost. Not to mention the occasional tourist who wandered into the mountains, never to wander back out. But the day Daisy Griggs siphoned three pints of blood from poor Mrs Bradenham seemed to set a new standard. Now more and more people are dying and unless Daisy's daughter can figure out why, her mother may be next . . .
An 'Abbot Agency' mystery.
Bea Abbot runs a domestic agency that does not 'do' murder. But the disappearance of Tomi, the star of an award-winning short film, is a different matter, especially when charming but feckless Chris bribes Bea to investigate with a bouquet of flowers. When Bea (working through personal problems) discovers that Tomi is not the only one amongst his friends to vanish, however, she wonders if her own life might be in danger too . . .
First in the thrilling new Detective Inspector Sarah Quinn series.
When a baby is snatched from outside a Birmingham newsagent's, 'Ice Queen' DI Sarah Quinn and feisty TV reporter Caroline King clash head-on in the desperate search to find her. Quinn's cool investigative methods contrast with those of the fiery King, who'll stop at nothing in pursuit of a good story. But as the investigation stonewalls, it soon becomes clear that the two enemies will have to work together if the police are to have any chance of success . . .
A Hannah Ives mystery.
Hannah is returning from a charity luncheon in Washington, DC, when her train is involved in a horrific crash. Although her arm is broken, she remains at the side of her critically injured seatmate until help arrives - but when she is later discharged from hospital, she finds herself in possession of the man's distinctive bag, and her efforts to return it soon set in motion a chain of events that put her life in grave danger...