A forensic mystery of the 1950s.
After starting their risky venture of a private forensic consultancy, Doctor Richard Pryor (now a Home Office pathologist) and forensic biologist Angela Bray have now become firmly established. An apparent bizarre suicide in a remote Welsh farm starts them on a new investigation, which is followed by an unusual request from the War Office. And when a Cotswold veterinary surgeon is charged with poisoning his ailing wife, can Pryor's expert evidence save him from the gallows?
A Sukey Reynolds mystery.
Adelaide Minchin is found dead in her bathroom. The verdict is accidental death, which her GP has challenged. Sukey agrees to make some enquiries, but the case has to take a back seat when the body of a teenage girl is found. As the two inquiries proceed, Sukey begins to suspect a link between the deaths. With help from local investigative journalist Harry Matthews she starts to rattle a few cages, with near fatal results...
The new novel in the critically acclaimed Jack Liffey series.
Private Investigator Jack Liffey is hired to find a popular African-American actor, Ty Bird, who has disappeared from the set of his new movie. Meanwhile, Jack's home life is falling apart, his daughter, Maeve, has moved out, and his partner, Gloria, is spending less time at home. However, as Jack's search for Bird takes him to some of LA's stranger suburbs, he finds out that someone is coming to seek revenge . . .
A Jack Haldean mystery.
A hundred thousand dragons lie, underneath an Arabian sky. How do a few lines of poetry, a chance encounter in a London hotel, and a death in Sussex lead to a lost city of Arabia, and to the tombs of the Whispering Dead? Jack Haldean has evaded the truth for years, but now, enmeshed in the web of murder, theft and deception, he must find the answer and face up to the truth a truth as deadly as any dragon...
A Sarah Burke mystery from the creator of Jake Hines.
As Sarah Burke and her crew of police detectives investigate an apparent murder-suicide in a well-known family of local merchants, their façade of diligent respectability explodes in a burst of violence that rips the cover off long-concealed family secrets. In a second case, Southern Arizona's diverse population streams collide as border crossers and drug smugglers, federal agents and local cops fight for turf and answers in a beautiful valley that's been loved and battled over for centuries . . .
The seventh Jim Rook novel from the master of supernatural horror.
Remedial English teacher and psychic Jim Rook has been feeling out of sorts all summer, and on the first day of the Fall semester he runs over and kills his pet cat, Tiddles. But halfway through his first class, enigmatic new Korean student Kim Dong Wook arrives . . . with a gift: a basket containing Tiddles, alive once more. The Korean spirit Kwisin, Jim is told, is saying 'thank you' in advance. But what for? Jim can't help but feel deeply uneasy . . .
An engaging historical saga from a much-loved author.
1934. Talented eighteen-year-old dancer Bonny Burton joins the chorus at Southampton's Palace of Varieties and becomes fast friends with gifted choreographer Rob Andrews. When the pair are spotted by a talent scout, they are contracted to appear in the West End. Soon, Bonny becomes the darling of the theatrical world, but when she falls for a handsome boxer, he brings trouble to her life, and at the height of her fame, her career is put in jeopardy. Can she survive the consequences that fate has cruelly tossed her way? . . .
A Sir Geoffrey Mappestone mystery.
When the former crusader knight Geoffrey Mappestone and his friend Roger of Durham try to slip out of England to the Holy Land, a ferocious storm destroys the ship they are on and casts them ashore. The two knights are unwillingly thrust into the company of other shipwrecked passengers, and while attempting to evade the unwelcome attention of the more dangerous members of the group, they become unwillingly drawn into a plot to overthrow the king and return England to Saxon rule . . .
The new novel from the ever-popular author.
Sasha, the attractive and inspiring tutor of an evening class, is tired of her sterile relationship. Her students include Caroline, a soldier's wife, desperately anxious about her husband serving in Afghanistan; Roger, recently divorced and lonely; Pauline, who although successful in business, is afraid of being left on the shelf; and the talented but unsettling Martin, who mysteriously comes and goes. Over the course of a single year, the lives of all the students become interwoven in often surprising and unexpected ways.
A new series from the well-loved storyteller.
London, 1920s. Sixteen-year-old Maggie Bailey lives in terror of her father's drunken rages. In a moment of fury, as she tries to defend her mother from another vicious beating, Maggie throws boiling water at her father. Though her mother cannot forgive her sin, Maggie determines she will do everything she can to protect herself and her sickly little brother, and a job in a café proves the first step to a better life. But what happens when her past catches up with her? . . .