Second in the gripping 19th century 'Cathedral' murder mystery series from the acclaimed author of the 'Nick Revill' mysteries.
For the newly-weds Tom and Helen Ansell life is no honeymoon, as they are drawn into a murky underworld of Victorian spiritualism and stage magic when they're sent on a mission to the stunning cathedral city of Durham. Not only must they investigate Helen's Aunt Julia, who has mysteriously fallen for a medium, but also solve the riddle of the sinister Lucknow dagger. Until suddenly things go from bad to worse when a body turns up and Helen herself is accused of murder . . .
Set in the medieval town of Shrewsbury, this is the third in the compelling 'Martha Gunn' series.
When a woman arrives in A & E clutching a child in a pink blanket, Martha Gunn is not quite ready to make the discovery that the evening has in store for her. The baby is dead, and not only that, it has been mummified. Post mortem reveals the child to be a new born, deceased for over five years and, despite the mysterious woman's protestations that it is called 'Poppy', most certainly a boy. As always coroner Martha Gunn reserves judgement until she is able to get to the bottom of the case...
The eighth book in the popular John Eisenmenger forensic mystery series.
The newly promoted Chief Inspector Beverley Wharton once more turns to forensic pathologist John Eisenmenger to help with the discovery of a severed male head in a local farmyard. When a headless (but female) body then turns up in a dustbin, they must acknowledge that this is the work of a serial killer. However, this killer seems to have scientific knowledge and a desire to experiment with his victims in his search for the human soul . . .
A compelling tale of childhood trauma and sinister discoveries.
Alice and her brother Orlando lived a quiet life growing up in post WWII Britain; that is until the arrival of the precocious, manipulative and sexually aware Nicola. But on Alice's 12th birthday, Nicola disappears, only to be found days later, battered, bruised and dead. Twenty years go by until Alice becomes determined to dig up the past and solve the mystery of Nicola's death. But will the truth be too much to handle when she starts to suspect her own quiet and bookish brother Orlando?
A charming wartime saga from a much-loved author.
It is the summer of 1939, and Dennis and Kathie Hawthorne, who run Westways, a village market garden, are utterly content. But when war arrives, Dennis, a member of the TA, is called up immediately, leaving Kathie to engage helpers and run the garden. As Kathie's narrow existence widens, her confidence grows, but she is stirred by previously unknown emotions as her world falls apart around her: emotions that bring her to despair, and finally to a new certainty and deeper understanding...
A touching and atmospheric love story.
When Anna Harvik travels to Norway in 1946 in order to visit the family of her late husband, the country is only just recovering from five cruel years of Nazi occupation. So it is with surprise that she finds in this cold and bitter country the capacity for new love and perhaps even a new home . . .
The new novel from the best-selling storyteller.
Randy Quinn took over his father's position as manager of an exclusive cemetery, despite the negative opinions of his friends and contemporaries about the job. Still unmarried, and living in his parents' house after their passing, he is worried about grave-robbers when the relatives of a wealthy man insist on burying him with expensive jewellery. But when, as he feared, the grave is disturbed, he uncovers the coffin and makes a shocking discovery . . .
A Sir Geoffrey Mappestone mystery.
When the former crusader knight Geoffrey Mappestone is ordered by King Henry to deliver a series of mysterious letters to the restless western reaches of Wales, he agrees only reluctantly. His conviction that the simple mission hides something more sinister is strengthened when the letters' scribe is murdered before the journey begins. Then one of Geoffrey's travelling companions is killed, and he knows he must uncover the secret behind the letters before more victims are claimed...
Honey Driver becomes a suspect in this mystery.
A sense of justice is felt amongst Bath hoteliers when an unpopular hotel reviewer is found dead stuffed inside a giant teddy at the bottom of an open grave. As the Hotels' Association police liaison officer, Honey Driver is expected to help solve his murder - even though she's something of a suspect herself. On top of that, she's lumbered with a distant friend's incontinent dog and when it gets kidnapped, she hopes it doesn't come back . . .
A Sugawara Akitada Novel.
Eleventh-century Japan. Sugawara Akitada's ailing wife is expecting a child, and when he loses his job and tries to confront the nobleman who is responsible for his dismissal, he ends up suspected of his murder. With no income and a growing family to support, Akitada desperately plunges into the investigation of this crime, aided by his faithful servant Tora, inadvertently placing not only his own life, but also the lives of his wife and child, in grave danger...