This lively Tudor mystery – and first in a new series – featuring gossip, treachery and tragedy at the court of Henry VIII is a page-turning delight! Court jester Will Somers brings a unique energy to the scandal and upset at court through his sharp eyes and wit, and this irresistible new super sleuth also knows a trick or two when it comes to catching a killer…
Invitation to a Killer
Senior Commissioning Editor
Crime writer turned amateur sleuth Augusta Hawke is back and once again finds herself embroiled in another mystery. Malliet does not disappoint with her second Augusta Hawke mystery – the wit and dry sense of humour of her female protagonist is a joy to read as she navigates the colourful array of dinner guests – and potential murderers! – while trying to avoid becoming a victim herself. I can’t wait for readers to get stuck into this cosy mystery.
A Quiet Teacher
Senior Brand Manager
Adam Oyebanji’s first mystery novel is a masterclass in marrying a gripping whodunnit with wider themes of race, class, identity, and education. Protagonist Greg Abimbola grapples not only with solving a murder, but with the daily struggles of being a Black teacher at a wealthy, and mostly white, private school. Both a beautifully constructed murder mystery and a biting piece of social commentary.
Death in Cornwall
Fans of the Golden Age British mysteries, such as those by Dorothy Sayers, will enjoy this entry in the St. Just cozy mystery series set in modern-day Cornwall.View
Death in Cornwall is quirky, comforting and incredibly meta. DCI Arthur St. Just is going on holiday to get away from crime and murder, but you know the proverbial is going to hit the fan. That is teased mercilessly. We laugh along at Arthur’s luck as he cannot escape. If a small-town mystery with this kind of humour is your thing, you’ll get a kick out of this novel.
The Cry of the Hangman
In Susanna Calkins’ latest seventeenth-century historical mystery, the sixth in the series, will printer’s apprentice Lucy Campion be publishing true accounts of murder – or starring in one?View
“The Cry of the Hangman has a real corker of a mystery plot – twisty, accomplished and page-turning. If you like a complex puzzle that ties together neatly at the end, this is the book for you! I loved this book – and I’m excited for you to read it too.”
Scandal in Babylon
Introducing young British widow Emma Blackstone: assistant to wildly popular movie star Kitty Flint . . . and reluctant amateur sleuth, in the first of a brand-new 1920s historical mystery series set in Hollywood's glamorous, hedonistic silent movie industry.View
“All in all, this is a fantastic mystery and a great kick-off to a new series. I’d highly recommend it to fans of Barbara’s long-running Benjamin January mysteries and her James Asher vampire novels, as well as readers who enjoy female-fronted 1920s mysteries.”