A Charles Patterson mystery.
January, 1737. Snow blankets Newcastle Upon Tyne. With plans afoot to build new Assembly Rooms for concerts, musician sleuth Charles Patterson is more concerned with the murder of an entire family. It looks an open-and-shut case - the murderer was the fashionable Alice Gregson, who'd upset several neighbours with her snobbish London airs and graces. But where is she now? And why is her sister convinced of her innocence? Patterson must solve the case before the snow clears, allowing the murder to escape the town . . .
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 . . .
Nineteenth century private investigators American Matthew Grand and Englishman James Batchelor investigate the murder of Charles Dickens.
June, 1870. The author Charles Dickens has been found dead in his summerhouse where he had been working on his final, unfinished novel, The Mystery of Edwin Drood. Did he die of natural causes - or is there something more sinister behind his sudden demise. Private investigators Matthew Grand and James Batchelor have been hired to find out.
In the latest Richard Nottingham historical mystery, the Constable must track down a predatory child-killer who roams the city.
Leeds, 1733. Three children are found dead in a disused bell pit; their bodies battered and bruised, each of them stabbed through the heart.
As an atmosphere of fear and suspicion pervades the city, Richard Nottingham and his team find themselves hunting a ruthless child-killer, a monster who preys on abandoned street children, those with no one to care about them, no one to report them missing.
The Constable has his suspicions as to who the culprit might be - but how can he prove it when the wealthy and powerful protect their own? He could also do without the interference of the new mayor, who's taking a close personal interest in the case. Nottingham's efforts to bring the killer to justice will have tragic consequences for himself and his family.
Alex Mavros takes on one of his strangest cases when he is asked to trace a man who has returned from the dead.
Wealthy jeweller Eliezer Samuel contacts PI Alex Mavros after his Uncle Aron is spotted in the streets of Thessaloniki in northern Greece: but that's impossible - Aron Samuel perished in Auschwitz sixty years before. Mavros's investigation will uncover tragic and terrible wartime secrets, resulting in devastating present-day consequences.
Detective Inspector Tom Mariner's troubled past is about to catch up with him in this intriguing mystery.
Grieving the death of his ex-lover Anna Barham, Detective Inspector Tom Mariner has taken two weeks' leave to recuperate, seeking peace and solitude in a remote corner of Wales. The last thing he imagined was being caught up in a murder investigation - with himself as the prime suspect. But when his walking holiday is interrupted by the discovery of a dead body in the woods, Tom finds the local police taking an inordinate interest in him and the reasons for his presence in the area.
As the body count rises, it becomes clear that there are a number of disturbing secrets being kept behind the closed doors of the ancient stone farmhouses that populate the region - and as those secrets gradually unravel, it turns out that Mariner isn't the only one to have come to the picturesque Caranwy valley to escape a troubled past.
An intriguing new Brother Athelstan historical mystery.
December, 1380. When the corpse of Sir Robert Kilverby is discovered in a locked room, Brother Athelstan accompanies the King's coroner to investigate. For Sir Robert had in his possession a priceless relic, a sacred bloodstone, which has now disappeared. Did Sir Robert die of natural causes or was he murdered? Athelstan is sceptical of rumours of a curse hanging over Sir Robert, but when it is discovered that a second old soldier has been gruesomely slain on the same night, the rumours no longer seem so far-fetched . . .
Introducing DI Georgia Johnston and DS Stephanie Green, a tough new crime-fighting team on the mean streets of south London.
Former gang leader Jason Young is determined to put his criminal past behind him. But, returning to the rundown south London estate he used to terrorize, in an attempt to persuade his ex-girlfriend Chantelle to join him, he witnesses the murder of Chantelle's aunt - the woman who grassed him up to the police. While Jamaican DI Georgia Johnston, and her partner, DS Stephanie Green, investigate, Jason makes a decision: to draw on all his cunning and criminal experience to track down the culprit and stay alive in the process . . .
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 . . .
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.