An English Civil War novel from a highly-acclaimed author
London, 1647. Lucy Wentor, a young lady who was attacked by soldiers during the civil war, and then rejected by her sweetheart, hopes to start her life afresh in the capital with her uncle and aunt. London, however, is in chaos and her once well-to-do uncle is now almost bankrupt. Unwilling to go home, Lucy finds a job in publishing and excitement, love and independence soon follow . . .
A Lambert and Hook mystery
When small-time drug dealer Darren Chivers narrowly escapes a police arrest, he begins to develop a different sort of criminal activity. Blackmail proves lucrative, but ultimately lethal. As Chief Superintendent Lambert and DS Hook interview the dead man's contacts, secrets tumble out as the investigation progresses and the solution to the puzzle is as startling as it is shocking . . .
The second book in the new Paladino and Lang mystery series from the author of the Deets Shanahan mysteries
Sweet William, a professional companion to the wealthy, needs help. A famous, but not beloved, novelist is found dead, and William is the prime suspect. His only recourse is for the real murderer to be found. Working from an impressive list of suspects, all whose secrets were to be revealed in the victim's unpublished tell-all memoir, Carly Paladino and Noah Lang stir up serious trouble on their hunt for the missing manuscript and the murderer . . .
Ellie Quicke is back
Ellie and her new husband Thomas are called to deal with student Ursula, who has staged a sit-in at church. Ursula challenges Ellie to solve three mysteries: a broken engagement, a disappearance and a death. As she investigates, Ellie suspects there is more to these events than anyone is admitting. Soon she finds her own friends and family targeted, as a powerful group hunts her down . . .
A gripping thriller from a former policeman
The Blue Knights are 'Black & Decker', aka Steve Decker and Dave Black: 'the blunt instrument of modern day policing'. White Cross is the rough Yorkshire estate where they are set upon by a pavement-stone wielding attacker. Decker is rushed to hospital where, as he fights for his life, he struggles to reconstruct the chilling series of events . . .
The final instalment in the Victorian Meryen Saga series
Matthew Faraday, squire of the mining village of Meryen, decides to hold a May Day festival. But the day is spoiled for him when he argues with spirited Clemency Kivell, the girl he loves. Meanwhile, trouble is brewing in the village for more than one family. Matthew struggles to cope without Clemency's support, but when Clemency realizes her feelings for him, has she left it too late?. . .
A birthday to remember
At the beautiful manor-house where she has lived for many years, Charlotte Chayter prepares for her 80th birthday party, an occasion that sees her family and friends gather to celebrate her long and eventful life. It should be a memorable day, yet Charlotte is secretly dreading it, terribly aware that, beneath the veneer of 1950's middle-class pretensions and respectability, there are secrets and divisions which could tear her family apart . . .
A Brock and Poole mystery
When MP Hugh Blakemore is shot dead near a bus stop in the Fulham Road, DCI Harry Brock and DS Dave Poole are assigned to the case. But there is a complication that, at first, misleads the detectives: months previously, Blakemore killed an inmate when visiting a prison. Although Blakemore was exonerated, Brock is convinced that underworld characters have exacted revenge . . .
From an ever-popular library author
England, 1926. Sixteen-year-old orphan Jackie Hunt knows what she wants, to marry Wilhelm Furtmueller and to be an artist. But she and Wilhelm are to be parted. Jackie finds some solace with the taciturn Richard, her employer, but while she feels affection for him, she cannot forget the all-consuming love she felt for Wilhelm . . .
1953. Anna Fehrbach, now happily married, is enjoying her Bahamian hideaway. It's been three years since the Russians last attempted to arrest her for her attempt on the life of Joseph Stalin, and she's beginning to believe that her arch-enemy, Lavrenty Beria, has abandoned the chase. But when Anna is lured into 'one last job' for the CIA, she is plunged back into the Russian orbit . . .