James Asher finds himself once more in alliance with vampire Don Simon Ysidro, as their investigations takes them to far-off Peking . . .
October, 1912. James Asher, his wife Lydia, and the old occultist and vampire-hunter Dr Solomon Karlebach have journeyed to the new-born Republic of China to investigate the rumour that the mindless Undead - the Others that even the vampires fear - have begun to multiply in the caverns of the hills west of Peking. Alongside his old vampire partner, Don Simon Ysidro, Asher embarks on a sinister hunt, while somewhere in the city's cold gray labyrinth lurk the Peking vampires, known as the Magistrates of Hell - with an agenda of their own . . .
From one of the genre's best-loved names, a heart-warming saga set in the Yorkshire Dales in the early sixties.
With her natural good looks, fashionable clothes and lavish use of make-up, Fiona Norwood, the rector's new wife, has caused quite a stir amongst the close-knit parish community of Aberthwaite. But Fiona is hiding a secret in her past, and with the gossip and rumour rife it can only be a matter of time before Fiona's secret is out - and the revelations and heartache that ensue will have unforeseen consequences for more than one member of the parish.
A killer who can't be classified - a killer who can't be profiled . . .
When a young girl, Jill Harris, is murdered, the case soon becomes personal for Monika Paniatowski. She saw the victim looking distressed only hours before she was killed, and Jill was the same age as her own daughter, Louisa. Driven by guilt and pity, Monika throws herself into the investigation, but both the chief constable, who is away, and Colin Beresford - her right-hand man - think she is too emotionally involved to handle it. What none of them know is that the killer is planning to strike again . . .
The 30th outing for Harpur & Iles - Colin Harpur and his boss, Assistant Chief Constable Desmond Iles, uncovered an unpalatable truth: there is corruption in the ranks.
Good detective work allowed the pair to arrest and charge a fellow policeman, who murdered an undercover officer in an attempt to keep a crook-police racket secret. But their work is not yet done. Who ordered the execution? Why? Just how high did the conspiracy go? And - and most importantly - does the crooked power group behind the assassin still flourish?
To celebrate the Crime Writers' Association Diamond Jubilee, a collection of original stories from distinguished members of the CWA.
An eclectic collection of short stories from the following members of the CWA:
SIMON BRETT ANN CLEEVES LIZA CODY LINDSEY DAVIS MARTIN EDWARDS RUTH DUDLEY EDWARDS CHRISTOPHER FOWLER JOHN HARVEY - CWA Short Story Dagger Winner 2014 DAVID HEWSON ALISON JOSEPH PETER LOVESEY CLAIRE McGOWAN MICHAEL RIDPATH PETER ROBINSON CATH STAINCLIFFE ANDREW TAYLOR CHARLES TODD MARGARET YORKE
Romance, tragedy and family intrigue - fans of Downton Abbey will love this compelling tale from a best-selling storyteller.
1891: The rich, aristocratic Fairbairn family have occupied Lochlee Castle in Argyllshire for the past five hundred years, and the current head of the family, the Earl of Rothbury, along with his wife, sons and daughters, all seem set for a happy future, until they fall victim to a wicked curse. Soon it seems the whole family is doomed, with tragedy and heartbreak around every corner. Can the surviving Fairbairns show bravery in adversity and carve out happy and successful lives, against all odds?
A century-old crime menaces the present in this spine-tingling tale of supernatural suspense.
Antiques dealer Nell West is valuing the contents of her late husband Brad's childhood home, Stilter House. Set on the remote Derbyshire Peaks, there was once a much older property there, in which the notorious Isobel Acton committed a vicious crime. Warned against visiting the house by an elderly aunt of Brad's, Nell hears mysterious piano music soon after her arrival. It becomes clear that the music is tangled with Isobel Acton's macabre fate more than a hundred years earlier. A fate whose consequences still menace the present.
How a humble Devon knight became a king's coroner: the thrilling prequel to the perennially popular Crowner John medieval mystery series.
1192. Returning from the Holy Land at the end of the Third Crusade with Richard the Lionheart, King of England, Sir John de Wolfe, a Devon knight, finds England simmering with rebellion. Discovering a body washed up on the shores of the River Exe, its throat cut, Sir John deduces that he was a king's courier. Tasked by Hubert Walter, the Chief Justiciar, to find out why the man died and who killed him, Sir John de Wolfe finds himself drawn unwillingly into affairs of state. His new career as a king's coroner is about to begin...
"Fans of Agatha Christie and Dorothy L. Sayers will enjoy Jeanne Dams' very traditional British cozies" - Booklist
Dorothy Martin and her husband are invited to join their friends Nigel and Inga at a Welsh music festival, where they will be performing. But when a tragic accident takes the life of one of the choir, Dorothy and Alan find themselves in the midst of an investigation as tumultuous, passionate and complicated as any opera.
A devastating tragedy still looms over Adam's family years later - can he find the answers to unresolved questions?
What happened in the Lake District twenty-six years ago that resulted in a family being torn apart? An old tragedy, still unresolved, brings together estranged brother and sister Adam and Kirsty, who try to solve it despite their relatives' objections.