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 young girl in 1920s New Zealand dreams of achieving her aspirations, but at what cost?
1921, New Zealand. Bright, fiery and pretty, sixteen-year-old Lottie O'Brien lives with her troubled family in an impoverished part of Wellington. Aspiring for a better life, Lottie is befriended by her class teacher Madeleine Carson, who introduces her to her affluent family living in a prosperous part of Wellington. At first, Lottie resists becoming involved with them, but is gradually drawn into their orbit. Her life is soon transformed, but is Lottie prepared to face the consequences?
A church art exhibition turns deadly...
Jack Haldean expected Lythewell and Askerns' exhibition of church art in Lyon House, London, to be a sedate affair, the last firm to be associated with mystery, violence and sudden death. Or so it seemed - until after the exhibition...
The latest Hennessey and Yellich mystery.
When five corpses in various states of decomposition are found chained to the walls of a kitchen garden, Hennessey and Yellich quickly begin their investigation. The recently deceased owner of the house was housebound for the last twenty-five years, and so would have had no idea of the appalling crimes taking place yards away. At first, there doesn't seem to be much to go on - the victims appear to have little in common - but Hennessey and Yellich know that the dead must hold the clues they need.
A baby is kidnapped - and the repercussions reach the highest levels of government in this absorbing historical mystery.
London, April, 1912. When the seven-month-old niece of cabinet minister Edmund Latimer is snatched away in her pram in Regent's Park, Edmund's wife Alice determines to get to the bottom of the matter. Could there be a connection with the Irish talks currently taking place in Parliament - and how well does Alice really know her husband?
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? . . .
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 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...
When her husband and two daughters disappear, housewife Clare Taylor discovers that her ordinary domestic life has been built on a lie.
Clare Taylor arrives home after a wild week in Chicago to discover that the house has been stripped bare and there's no sign of her husband and two daughters. By dawn next morning, her house has been foreclosed against, there's a dead body in her backyard, and Clare is caught up in a nightmare that began with her husband on Hallowe'en night, 1976.
A skeleton-filled grave leads DCI Hennessey's team back to the aftermath of the English Civil War in this gripping mystery.
When a deep grave containing five skeletons is found in the corner of a field, DCI Hennessey is called in to investigate. The burial site had lain undiscovered for over twenty years, and the resulting police inquiry soon uncovers a multiple murder that seems to have its roots in a legal dispute between two families going back to the aftermath of the English Civil War. But have the victims been discovered too late to catch the killer?