She is a spinster with a secret fortune . . . He is an impoverished earl who must marry money or face ruin . . . Theirs is a love match to be reckoned with
1812. On receiving an unexpected inheritance, strong-willed Vivienne Fox vows to keep her new-found wealth secret, lest she be courted for her purse rather than her heart. To save his family lands, Lord Alex LeSayres must marry a wealthy woman - and quickly. Not knowing of Vivienne's fortune, he is determined to ignore his growing feelings for her.
The very handsome man sitting on Alice Dougherty's sofa and asking for her advice was none other than Hayes Bradford - the widowed father she'd once come so close to marrying.
It seemed like yesterday that Hayes had broken her heart, yet it had been twelve years. Suddenly Alice found herself in the middle of the family she still wanted to call hers.
The first in the DCI Charlie Woodend series
When the strangled body of teenager Diane Thorburn is found buried in the salt store, Chief Inspector Woodend is drafted in from London to investigate. An outspoken Northerner, he does his policing the old-fashioned way, and he is convinced that Margie Poole, Diane's best friend, knows more about Diane's last movements than she is prepared to tell. Then Woodend's inquiry turns up the death of another young girl a generation before. The similarities in the two cases begin to look more sinister than mere coincidence. Could there be a serial killer on the loose?
American Anglophile Dorothy Martin tackles a tricky puzzle in the historic university town of Cambridge
While accompanying her husband to a conference, Dorothy Martin discovers what looks like a pool of blood on the floor of one of the university's laboratories. She goes to fetch help, but when she returns there is nothing to be found. Was she mistaken? Or has a terrible crime been committed? Dorothy, who can never resist a puzzle, determines to find out.
The Women of the WISE Enquiries Agency are back in a witty and intriguing new mystery.
The Anwen Morris Dancers are to play a pivotal role in the imminent nuptials of Henry, eighteenth Duke of Chellingworth. But it looks as though the wedding plans might go awry unless the WISE women can find a missing Morris man and a set of ancient and valuable artefacts in time for the wedding.
Detective Inspector Hardcastle ruffles feathers in a sleepy Hampshire village, when he investigates the murder of a local girl
August 1917. For a change, in this investigation Hardcastle has plenty of suspects. Was the murderer one of Daisy Salter's many suitors? Or could it have been Daisy's own father? In an unfamiliar environment, Hardcastle is forced to adapt to the pace of country life as he carries out his investigations in his own inimitable fashion.
A medieval mystery featuring disgraced knight Crispin Guest
London, 1388. When the mythical Stone of Destiny disappears from the throne of England, the populace takes it as a sign that rebellion is near. Desperate, Richard calls in Crispin Guest to find the missing stone and uses Crispin's page Jack Tucker as leverage. Unless Crispin can find the stone in three day's time, Jack will hang for treason.
Carl Burns returns to his hometown to uncover a viper's nest of corruption and dark secrets in this tense and twisting novel of suspense: first in a brand-new series.
After ten years' absence, Carl Burns has returned to his hometown to support his estranged daughter Kate, who is currently testifying in a rape case. Carl is determined to get justice for Kate, whatever it takes. But with few allies, he finds himself incurring the wrath of powerful enemies as he attempts to uncover the truth.
A tip-off leading to the discovery of a young woman's body throws Harry Vicary and his team into another perplexing murder investigation.
'Big Andy' Cragg's drunken disclosure to an undercover police officer in a West London pub that he was once party to the disposal of the body of a murder victim sets a sinister and disturbing chain of events in motion for Harry Vicary and his team.
Ice-cool Detective Inspector Sarah Quinn and fiery reporter Caroline King lock horns once again in this latest intriguing mystery.
A schoolgirl's body is found callously dumped in a children's play park. A random attack - or the latest victim of a serial sex offender? With the investigation heading nowhere, the last thing DI Sarah Quinn needs is her long-term foe, the calculating journalist Caroline King, taking a more than professional interest.