A Naomi Blake mystery.
When Alec and Naomi take a much-needed Winter holiday in Somerset, they encounter local eccentric Eddy Thame, a historian and metal detectorist obsessed with the Monmouth rebellion of 1685 and the alleged Kirkwood treasure. A few days after their arrival, Eddy is found dead. Reluctantly, Alec and Naomi become involved, but they soon realise that Eddy seems very different to the rather dotty individual they encountered in the local pub.
A Brock and Poole Mystery.
When police are called to a house in Chelsea, to investigate complaints of a noisy party, all is quiet, but flames are seen coming from the house a short while later. The fire brigade discover the body of Mrs Diana Barton, who has been stabbed to death in a frenzied attack. DCI Brock and DS Poole investigate, and they soon discover that the party was less than respectable, and that Diana Barton's death is just the first.
A Detective Superintendent Henry Christie novel.
When Detective Superintendent Henry Christie takes on the case of a brutal murder of a seemingly innocent old man, the investigation brings him into touch with old friend and FBI agent Karl Donaldson, who is trying to track down a hit man believed to have entered the UK illegally. It's obvious the two cases are connected, but it soon becomes clear there's more to the old man's murder than simple underworld retribution...
The fourth novel in the highly-acclaimed John Marquez crime series.
Eighteen years ago, Special Agent John Marquez was forced to watch as his informant, Billy Takado, was gunned down, the victim of a set-up by criminal mastermind Emrahain Stoval. In the fallout from the affair, Marquez lost his job. Now, working for California's Department of Fish and Games, John is contacted by a former colleague. Ted Desault is determined to take Stoval down, but to do that, he needs Marquez's help...
A Suzie Fewings genealogical mystery.
Suzie Fewings, a keen family history researcher, is intrigued when her husband Nick inherits a portrait of his famous lifeboatman great-grandfather. Keen to find out more, Nick and Suzie take their two teenage children, Tom and Millie, to stay with Nick's brother Leon and his daughter Anna in St Furseys. The teen girls' imaginations are soon fired by tales of smugglers on the coast, and everyone is delighted when Nick discovers he has connections to smuggling history. But then Millie and Anna vanish...
A Max Rydal Military Mystery.
Basking in the warmth of an Indian summer, the British Military in Germany hold an Open Day to ease the stress of constant movements of personnel to and from war zones. Entertainments include medieval knights, jousting, and, for children, a diver in a water tank fighting synthetic oceanic monsters. At midnight, guards discover a body in the tank with the tentacles of a lifelike jellyfish wound tightly around his throat. Captain Max Rydal, wrestling with personal problems, is faced with a bizarre collection of clues as he investigates the crime . . .
A Hannah Ives mystery.
Hannah is stunned when a stranger stops her on the street to deliver a message from her long-dead mother. Susan Parker, Hannah learns, is a popular television medium whose accurate predictions leave fans and critics alike puzzled and intrigued. In spite of her scepticism, Hannah schedules a private reading. But on the morning they are to meet, Susan is struck by a hit-and-run driver. An accident? Hannah doesn't think so especially when she discovers that more than one person had good reason to want Susan dead...
A Maggy Thorsen caffeine cozy.
Maggy Thorsen's heart, uncharacteristically, is swelling with optimism. Sure, her original Wisconsin coffeehouse, Uncommon Grounds, was destroyed in a freak blizzard. But, with new business partner Sarah Kingston, she's found the perfect place to relocate to - a quaint railroad station that will soon be revitalized by a new commuter-rail connection. Sarah and Maggy hope that the station's 'Dedication Day' will provide great free publicity. But their dream turns into a nightmare when the event manager makes her grand appearance on the day: as a corpse . . .
The well-loved Scottish story-teller returns with a story of music and love.
When attractive redhead Lorna Fernie is taken on to play saxophone in a postwar Glasgow dance band, she is at first over the moon - especially when she and likeable trumpet player, Rod Warren, fall in love. But then disaster strikes. Rod leaves her, she loses her job, and it is only when she forms her own band - the Melody Girls - that the future gradually brightens. Fate, however, still holds a surprise for her: one that she will need all her courage to face . . .
A Rat Pack Mystery.
When a rumour spreads that Frank Sinatra's ex-wife, Hollywood Goddess Ava Gardner, was seen in the Sands Hotel & Casino in a state of distress, sleuth Eddie G. is asked to check it out. Eddie tracks her down to LA, where he finds out that Ava's afraid she did something horrible . . . and it falls to Eddie to find out exactly what went down. But someone's after Ava who means her harm, and soon he's dodging bullets in Vegas in an attempt to keep Ava, and himself, alive . . .