A Joe Plantagenet murder mystery.
Thirteen Torland Place is a house with a disturbing past. When a student living there is found murdered, DI Joe Plantagenet wonders whether her death has anything to do with its grim history. Then other, similar deaths come to light and he fears that a ruthless serial killer is at work. Could the deaths be connected to Obediah Shrowton, an executed murderer whose presence still seems to linger in the house? Or is there a yet more sinister and dangerous explanation? . . .
First in the thrilling new Detective Inspector Sarah Quinn series.
When a baby is snatched from outside a Birmingham newsagent's, 'Ice Queen' DI Sarah Quinn and feisty TV reporter Caroline King clash head-on in the desperate search to find her. Quinn's cool investigative methods contrast with those of the fiery King, who'll stop at nothing in pursuit of a good story. But as the investigation stonewalls, it soon becomes clear that the two enemies will have to work together if the police are to have any chance of success . . .
A tense and gripping mystery set in 1960s London and Liverpool.
When photographer Kate O'Donnell takes off for London from swinging Liverpool she has two things in mind: to make a career and to track down her missing older brother. But when she does find a trace of Tom, he's still missing - leaving behind a dead flatmate and some very suspicious cops, including Harry Barnard of the vice squad. Kate determines to clear her brother's name, but her investigations take her on a terrifying journey, and soon she isn't sure if even the charming Barnard can be trusted...
Second in the highly-acclaimed Richard Nottingham historical mystery series.
1732. Richard Nottingham, Constable of the City of Leeds, is grieving the death of his daughter, but he must rouse himself from his lethargy when the body of wealthy wool merchant Samuel Graves is discovered, his throat slit, the skin razed from his back. Why would the killer want Graves' skin? When Nottingham receives a slim, bound volume entitled The Journal of a Wronged Man he discovers the shocking answer - and it hurls him into a desperate battle for survival against a ruthless killer with old scores to settle . . .
First in the thrilling Kit Marlowe historical mystery series.
Cambridge, 1583. About to graduate from Corpus Christi, the young Christopher Marlowe spends his days studying and his nights carousing with old friends. But when one of them is discovered lying dead in his King's College room, mouth open in a silent scream, Marlowe refuses to accept the official verdict of suicide. Calling on the help of his mentor, Sir Roger Manwood, Justice of the Peace, and the queen's magus, Dr John Dee, a poison expert, Marlowe sets out to prove that his friend was murdered...
A Harpur and Iles police procedural from master crime writer Bill James.
After his son and wife were shot, Mansel Shale has turned to God - leaving DCS Colin Harpur with a problem. Shale has abandoned his drugs empire, leaving his business in the hands of an inexperienced assistant. Harpur can see protracted, warring viciousness on the horizon, and something must be done...
A dark and disturbing tale of twisted passions and dangerous desires.
Outwardly suave and charming, psychotherapist Adam Neave's role as a voluntary bereavement counsellor offers him the perfect opportunity to target his female victims at their most vulnerable, safe in the knowledge that the police can pin nothing on him. But is his newest client, attractive young widow Olivia Marsden, really what she seems? When, despite herself, Olivia finds herself falling under the charismatic Adam's spell, events start to spiral dangerously out of control . . .
A Liberty Lane mystery.
Autumn, 1839. As the London nights darken, rumours spread about the devil's chariot, which preys on young women walking alone at night. Novice private investigator Liberty Lane has no time for such horror stories, so when a poetic young man begs her to find his missing fiancé, she accepts, suspecting there is a more prosaic explanation. Meanwhile, she is engaged to help prevent a royal scandal involving Prince Albert's worldlier brother, Prince Ernest. Liberty begins work on both cases, but when young women begin showing up dead, the tales of the devil's chariot don't seem so ridiculous any more . . .
The ninth gripping murder mystery to feature Ursula Blanchard, special aide to Elizabeth I.
November, 1569. Happily married to her third husband, Hugh Stannard, lady-in-waiting Ursula Blanchard is hoping to give up her undercover work for Queen Elizabeth l in order to enjoy domestic bliss. But when Hugh unwittingly endangers possession of his ancestral home, Ursula is forced to take on a seemingly hopeless (but handsomely paid) private assignment, which the Queen spots is the perfect cover for a covert investigation into a group of rebel barons plotting to put Mary, Queen of Scots on the English throne . . .
A hard-hitting DI Sarah Quinn police procedural.
"Olivia Kent is lying. Olivia Kent is crying. Olivia Kent is dying. I could make it quicker. Put her out of her misery. But I won't."
The anonymous letter sent to the chief superintendent would appear to be a piece of malicious nonsense. But schoolteacher Olivia Kent hasn't been seen for six days - and as the race to find her becomes increasingly desperate, DI Sarah Quinn is forced to turn to her old adversary, the unscrupulous journalist Caroline King - who just so happens to be the missing woman's best friend - for help . . .