A gripping historical mystery, set in the north of England.
Yorkshire, 1909. When Laura Harcourt accepts a position in Wainthrope, home to a prosperous wool mill and its respected owner, Ainsley Beaumont, she does not dream that it will change her life forever. But she arrives to find the Beaumont family still torn apart by the death of Theo, Ainsley's son, in a disastrous fire twenty years ago; and the Beaumonts have secrets - secrets that DI Charlie Womersely, investigating a body found floating in the mill dam, must uncover if he is to find the truth...
A house with a sinister past - and a grisly power.
When Michael Flint is asked by American friends to look over an old Shropshire house they have unexpectedly inherited, he is reluctant to leave the quiet of his Oxford study. But when he sees Charect House, its uncanny echoes from the past fascinate him - even though it has such a sinister reputation that no one has lived there for almost a century. But it's not until Michael meets the young widow, Nell West, that the menace within the house wakes...
A Sir Geoffrey Mappestone mystery.
When the former crusader knight Geoffrey Mappestone is ordered by King Henry to deliver a series of mysterious letters to the restless western reaches of Wales, he agrees only reluctantly. His conviction that the simple mission hides something more sinister is strengthened when the letters' scribe is murdered before the journey begins. Then one of Geoffrey's travelling companions is killed, and he knows he must uncover the secret behind the letters before more victims are claimed...
A Libertus Mystery of Roman Britain.
The marriage of a former vestal virgin is always an important event, so the anticipated arrival of such a bride in Glevum is the excuse for an even more lavish banquet than usual on the Emperor's birthday feast. However, when Audelia's covered carriage finally arrives, the lady in question is nowhere to be found. Libertus investigates and makes a gruesome discovery, suggesting that Druid rebels may have been involved. But when another lady disappears, Libertus finds himself in a race against time to ensure the safety of the - vanishing vestals . . .
The third book in the new series featuring DCI Monika Paniatowsk.
When a recently released prisoner claims in a deathbed confession that he is innocent of the rape and murder of a young girl for which he was convicted twenty-two years earlier, DCI Monika Paniatowski is tasked to lead an unofficial investigation into his claims. At first she is reluctant, but when she learns that her old mentor Charlie Woodend was the lead detective in the case, she knows she must do everything she can to protect his reputation . . .
Kirkus Reviews - "The World's toughest book critics (TM)" selected Echoes of the Dead as one of the best twelve mystery titles of 2011.
The compelling sequel to the English Civil War novel London in Chains.
It is 1648, and the Civil War has been resurrected by a king still determined to be an absolute ruler and a parliament unable to agree how to govern without him. Blacksmith Jamie Hudson, weary and disillusioned, is forced to re-enlist, leaving his wife Lucy to struggle on alone in London: printing newsbooks, dodging the censors, and all the while supporting the Leveller demands for democracy and freedom, and hoping for a peace that will finally allow the two of them to be together again . . .
A new saga set during World War One from a well-loved storyteller.
For many years, Jane Shaw has had to cope with her mother's bad temper whilst caring for her beloved disabled brother. When he dies unexpectedly, Jane refuses to continue as her mother's unpaid servant and finds herself a job away from home looking after a young boy. It is there that she meets the dashing David Heron. But when war arrives, she signs up to serve in France as nurse, hoping both to help the wounded and to find a new life . . .
A Sofie Metropolis Paranormal Mystery.
Sofie Metropolis is back and in the deep end of the coffee pot when she's retained by the neighbourhood vampire to prove he isn't responsible for a recent string of grisly murders, and her mother also talks her into looking for a missing woman neither of them knows, but Thalia has adopted in absentia nonetheless. And if her plate isn't full enough, things heat up on the romantic front when'bounty hunter' Jake Porter and yummy Greek baker Dino both decide to vie for her undivided attention. What's a good Greek girl with a gun to do? . . .
Second in the gripping 19th century 'Cathedral' murder mystery series from the acclaimed author of the 'Nick Revill' mysteries.
For the newly-weds Tom and Helen Ansell life is no honeymoon, as they are drawn into a murky underworld of Victorian spiritualism and stage magic when they're sent on a mission to the stunning cathedral city of Durham. Not only must they investigate Helen's Aunt Julia, who has mysteriously fallen for a medium, but also solve the riddle of the sinister Lucknow dagger. Until suddenly things go from bad to worse when a body turns up and Helen herself is accused of murder . . .
Set in the medieval town of Shrewsbury, this is the third in the compelling 'Martha Gunn' series.
When a woman arrives in A & E clutching a child in a pink blanket, Martha Gunn is not quite ready to make the discovery that the evening has in store for her. The baby is dead, and not only that, it has been mummified. Post mortem reveals the child to be a new born, deceased for over five years and, despite the mysterious woman's protestations that it is called 'Poppy', most certainly a boy. As always coroner Martha Gunn reserves judgement until she is able to get to the bottom of the case...