The mean streets of South London are a dangerous place for a young girl to walk at night . . .
A notorious council estate in South London has hit the headlines - again. A punter has been stabbed to death while soliciting the services of an underage prostitute. DI Georgia Johnston and her team investigate, but Georgia is dismayed when the DCI calls in gang expert DI Dawes to help, and even more so when he suggests that her partner DS Stephanie Green's teenage daughter Lucy go undercover as part of the investigation. But headstrong Lucy has her own ideas, leading her and the rest of the team into grave danger . . .
Kate O'Donnell, fresh from her adventures in Dead Beat, discovers yet again there's a darker side to London in the Swinging Sixties.
Beatlemania has reached London, but young photographer Kate O'Donnell soon discovers a darker side of the city when a prostitute is found murdered off the Portobello Road. A West Indian immigrant, Nelson Mackintosh, is arrested, and simmering racial tension reaches breaking point. Convinced of Nelson's innocence, Kate determines to track down the real killer. But when her activities attract the attention of notorious gangster King Devine, not even Kate's old sparring partner DS Harry Barnard can ensure her safety.
The tenth gripping mystery to feature Ursula Blanchard, special aide to Queen Elizabeth I.
Happily married to her third husband, Ursula Blanchard is rudely shaken on receipt of a threatening letter from the exiled Anne Percy, Countess of Northumberland, whose treasonous plot against Elizabeth I, Ursula helped foil a few months previously. Ursula dismisses the Countess's letter as idle threats, but then a series of strange events rocks Ursula's household - and Ursula herself is accused of witchcraft. Could Anne Percy really be orchestrating a plot against Ursula from her exile in the Netherlands? And, if so, how can Ursula prove it before she is hanged as a witch?
First in a brand-new historical mystery series featuring decidedly unconventional turn of the century sleuth, Detective Inspector Silas Quinn.
London, 1914. A killer is at liberty in the dark alleys of the city. The cadavers of his victims all have one thing in common: there is no blood in their bodies. As the killer's reign of terror continues, Scotland Yard's Detective Inspector Silas Quinn finds his suspicions focusing on the members of an exclusive gentleman's club . . . Atmospheric and macabre, Summon Up the Blood takes the reader on a disturbing yet fascinating journey through London's aristocratic watering holes, seedy brothels and shadowy underworld in the turbulent months leading up to World War I.
A 'Canterbury Tales' medieval mystery.
As Chaucer's pilgrims shelter for the night, it's the physician's turn to enthral his fellow travellers with a terrifying tale. When Brother Anselm and his novice Stephen are summoned to the Church of St Michael's, Candlewick, to perform an exorcism, the demons that plague the church appear to have been summoned by an infamous sorcerer known as the Midnight Man. But what has he unwittingly unleashed - and why? Is there any link to the disappearance of young women in the area? Before Anselm can get to the truth, he must first uncover the identity of the mysterious Midnight Man.
DI Joe Plantagenet investigates a house with a disturbing past in the fourth of this popular police procedural series.
Boothgate House has a sinister past. Once an asylum for the insane, serial killer Peter Brockmeister was sent there on his release from prison in 1978. Three years later, it closed, and Brockmeister died in mysterious circumstances. Solicitor Melanie Hawkes is investigating the suspicious events when her young daughter is kidnapped. Meanwhile, Boothgate House resident Lydia Brookes is burgled. And why is a paranormal researcher fascinated by the building's basement? As Joe uncovers the appalling truth, he faces an evil that threatens those closest to him - and puts his own life in jeopardy.
With the discovery of a young woman's charred and blackened body, Richard Nottingham tackles his most disturbing case yet.
March, 1733. Fire rages through an empty house in a rundown area of Leeds, but the investigation takes a disturbing turn with the discovery of the charred remains of a young woman and her baby amidst the smouldering ruins. Was the fire deliberately started to conceal the woman's murder? Richard Nottingham's enquiries into the victim's identity will lead him from squalid alehouses, prostitutes' haunts and thieves' dens to the home of a wealthy wool merchant.
Private investigator Chris Honeysett must unlock the secrets of a Greek island paradise if he is to find a missing woman . . .
Chris Honeysett, artist and private investigator, receives an unexpected job offer that suddenly presents him with not only a solution to his lack of funds but also the chance to escape the British weather. A man working on behalf of a large supermarket chain asks him to travel to the Greek island of Corfu to track down one of their employees who has gone missing. An all-expenses paid trip to a sunny island paradise - what could go wrong? Chris Honeysett is about to find out . . .
The genteel game of Real Tennis takes a murderous twist in Simon Brett's witty and entertaining new Fethering mystery.
Jude's life has been turned upside-down thanks her new man, Piers Targett, who's keen to get her involved in his hobby - or obsession - of Real Tennis. But when one of Piers' friends dies on the court in suspicious circumstances, Jude finds herself caught up in the police investigation. Meanwhile, Jude's neighbour Carole is trying to identify the human remains known locally as the 'Lady in the Lake.' As the two investigations become intertwined, Carole and Jude's efforts to find the truth look set to lead to more murders.
By popular demand, Philip Dryden returns in an intriguing new fenland mystery.
Journalist Philip Dryden is shocked to be informed by police that his father has been killed in a car accident - he drowned during the fenland floods of 1977, 35 years before. At the same time, two unrelated cases are demanding Dryden's professional attention: a body riddled with bullets found hanging in the middle of a lettuce field, and a couple protesting that the local council has buried their baby daughter in a pauper's grave without permission. As Dryden pieces the clues together, he realizes that the three cases may be related after all . . .