An exciting Richard Mariner marine adventure.
Far into the East China Sea, Richard and Robin Mariner are testing the Neptune, their company's latest acquisition, an unmanned sub. A distress call comes in from a submarine whose mission is to recover the lost gold of Kublai Khan. It has become trapped on the seabed and the crew is running out of air. But as the Mariners guide Neptune to the rescue, a darker story becomes plain. Was the submarine's voyage a cover for a more sinister mission? . . .
A Maggy Thorsen coffee house mystery.
Maggy Thorsen, co-owner of coffee house Uncommon Grounds, is trapped in a shopping mall by a snow storm, which cuts the electricity and phone lines. She finds the body of Way Benson, the owner of the mall. Maggy's discovery unearths other refugees of the storm and more than one of these people has a motive for killing the arrogant Way. Then there is another murder...
The second in a new series featuring DCI Monika Paniatowski.
Nothing could have prepared DCI Monika Paniatowski for this. It's not that the man's throat has been cut, or that he is naked, that shocks her it's the way his corpse has been so carefully posed. Is the killer sending a message? If so, to who? Saddled with a colleague she doesn't trust, and watched by an old enemy, Monika realises that whatever the murderer's message is, he will not stop killing until she understands . . .
A Peach and Blake Mystery.
When Tamsin Hayes decides to kill her husband, she sets in train a series of events she could never have predicted: for there is a seedy side to Tim Hayes, which the police are already investigating when he is violently murdered. Was he dispatched by his wife? Or by one of the other suspects who emerge once DCI ''Percy' Peach and DS Lucy Blake begin their investigation? . . .
A missing boyfriend leads detectives to the island of Madeira.
Since the death of their mother in a hit-and-run accident, Violet and Jane have been living with their great-grandfather Luke Grant and his partner Helena. One evening Violet's boyfriend goes missing and is finally found badly injured and unconscious. The police investigation follows the suspects to the island of Madeira and uncovers a bizarre and unscrupulous scam . . .
An intriguing mystery from this popular author.
James Markham jilts his fiancé for a woman about whom he appears to know very little. Callum Firbank has always been evasive about his childhood, and his wife realizes she knows little about her husband's upbringing or family. Jill Irving has everything she could wish for, but she too has secrets in her past. What links these three very different people, and who is the mysterious stranger whose appearance in their lives seems to cause such terror5 . . .
From a best-selling author.
17th-century Rotterdam. Young Saskia is lady's maid to wealthy merchant's wife Vrouw Gibbons, but her talent for manufacturing beautifying face balms far exceeds her lowly status. When the Gibbons family returns to England, Saskia goes with them and sets up in business selling the beauty products which have earned her a devoted clientele, and hopes to win the heart of Grinling Gibbons, her employee's only son, a man whose interests lie elsewhere . . .
An Abbot Agency Mystery.
Velma is charm itself, especially when she's being inexact with the truth. Now she wants Bea, widowed owner of the Abbot Agency, to check up on her stepson Philip, as he's somehow acquired a valuable picture last seen in the flat of an elderly lady who's been murdered. However, a professional art thief is also after the picture. Can Bea locate Philip and the missing Millais without falling foul of someone who already has several murders to his credit? . . .
Children sometimes play with instincts far from pure. Some play games with the souls of killers, and then they grow up.
One winter afternoon journalist Kate Turner is escaping the city to lick her wounds. Just miles away, Laurie Moon's counting the hours till she sees her disabled son, Sam. Neither knows that a game has been created especially for them. A killing game . . .
A Hannah Ives mystery.
Driving a wedge between Ruth and her fiancé, Hutch, is not what Hannah intends when she recommends J & K Dance Studios to her sister. Ruth is determined to shine on her wedding day, but when stunning dance teacher Kay Giannotti greets Hutch with a kiss, its clear this isn't the first time they've met. Talked into auditioning for Shall We Dance, a TV talent show, the auditions end in tragedy. Accident or murder? Hannah is on the case...