Foul play's afoot at Bruton Rovers Football Club.
Bruton Rovers FC has been promoted to the Premiership, but Jim Capstick's days as Chairman have made him some enemies in the Lancashire mill town. With the team fighting relegation, the debts are piling high. But when the club is rocked by a murder after Jim makes a surprise announcement, the question's not who had the motive, but who had the balls to actually do it. 'Percy' Peach and DS Lucy Blake have their work cut out for them . . .
DI Hardcastle tracks a killer who's left his hat behind.
July, 1917. DI Ernest Hardcastle and his assistant, DS Charles Marriott, investigate the murder of a cashier operating in London's Victoria Station. An army officer claims to have seen the murderer running away, and an army cap left behind appears to identify the criminal. Hardcastle believes that it will be a simple matter to go to Aldershot and arrest him, but things are never as easy as they seem. Soon Hardcastle and Marriott find themselves investigating a frustrating and seemingly unsolvable case. Has Hardcastle finally met his match?
A Detective Chief Inspector Henry Christie novel.
Newly promoted Detective Superintendent Henry Christie could do without dealing with Felix Deakin, a convicted drug dealer serving a heavy prison sentence, who suddenly volunteers some new evidence that could be crucial in an upcoming murder trial. But things go horribly wrong when Deakin escapes from custody and kidnaps a disgraced ex-cop's son to use as a bargaining chip...
Maggy Thorsen refuses to give in as trouble brews again.
When Maggy Thorsen's coffee house, Uncommon Grounds, is virtually obliterated by a snowstorm, she and her friend Sarah resolve to reopen and Maggy's found the perfect spot near the train station, just in time for the opening of the new commuter route. But when Sarah's uncle dies suddenly, in the first of a series of 'accidents', it's clear that someone doesn't want Uncommon Grounds to reopen. Maggy, however, has no intention of yielding . . .
A Lina Townend Mystery.
Lina Townend is making a name for herself as an antiques dealer, in partnership with her old friend, Griff Tripp. When she is accused of stealing an item she is selling for her father, the disreputable Lord Elham, her plight attracts the attention of Piers, a handsome fellow dealer. But is Piers all he seems? And what about the kindly policeman investigating the case? There's only one person she can really trust, Griff. But when violence threatens him, Lina has a difficult decision to make . . .
Dulcie Schwartz and her feline friends get tangled up in this mysterious yarn.
Caught between a distracted supervisor and university politics, Dulcie's doctoral thesis looks doomed. When she stumbles across the bloodied body of a fellow student, things couldn't get any worse. Unless her mother's dreams turn out to be premonitions and Dulcie's work has all been in vain. With the ghost of Mr Grey (her wise and loyal late, great cat) strangely silent, and her new kitten refusing to speak, this time Dulcie might just be on her own...
Lucinda Pierce finds herself involved in a supernatural family investigation.
When Homicide Investigator Lucinda Pierce has to break the news to a 13-year-old boy that his parents have been murdered, his reaction comes as a shock: he claims that his father is not only still alive but also immortal, having sold his soul to the devil. The more Lucinda investigates, the more puzzled she becomes and the more convinced that this is a family with something major to hide . . .
The second in the fascinating Suzie Fewings mystery series.
Suzie Fewings, a keen family history researcher, is delighted to be given access to a chest of old documents at the local stately home, Hereward Court. She tries to ignore disturbing rumours about the owner, Floridus Hereward, but when she's threatened by a sinister visitor to the house, the police are bafflingly unhelpful...
Death's not so simple when there's money involved.
When affluent New Yorker Joyce Hauptman dies suddenly, the investigator suspects something other than natural causes. Joyce's husband, Charles, stands to inherit her wealth and is the obvious suspect, but Detective Lenny Shaw quickly discovers that things aren't what they seem. As Charles maintains his innocence, and the influence of his powerful father-in-law intrudes, Lenny is hurled towards a conclusion that is as shocking as it is violent . . .
A mysterious disappearance troubles Rona.
Rona Parish is asked to write a biography of reclusive artist Ellie by her concerned sister. Ellie has seemingly disappeared, and the mystery surrounding her whereabouts has fuelled a new interest in her work. But when Rona discovers that Ellie's closest friend committed suicide, Rona wonders whether Ellie, wracked by guilt over her friend's death, could have been driven to do likewise . . .