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 Working from an impressive list of suspects, all whose secrets were to be revealed in the victim's unpublished tell-all memoir, Carly Paladino and Noah Lang stir up serious trouble on their hunt for the missing manuscript and the murderer .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 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.
An intense thriller.
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 . . .
Part social satire, part police procedural, Bill James returns with the stunning prequel to Tip Top.
In the drug-ridden Whitsun and Temperate housing estates a connection, once made, is only ever one thing: trouble. Trouble for the journalist whose investigation into the estates leads to his murder; trouble for policewoman Esther Davidson, whose job it is to arrest the killer; and trouble for TV producer Larry Edgehill, who becomes more involved with a Romeo and Juliet-esque cross-estate romance than he ever would have wanted.
An enthralling saga of rags-to-riches on the eve of the First World War.
September, 1914. Eighteen-year-old Daisy Gilbert is the star seamstress at Mrs Evans' prestigious gown shop in Southampton. Her ultimate ambition is not to marry her sweetheart, Jack, but to set up her own dressmaking business. When her beloved father falls ill and needs expensive treatment, one of Daisy's clients offers her an evening job as a waitress in the local upmarket brothel. Daisy accepts, but can she preserve her virtue while working in such a place? . . .
The latest Hennessey and Yellich mystery.
When five corpses in various states of decomposition are found chained to the walls of a kitchen garden, Hennessey and Yellich quickly begin their investigation. The recently deceased owner of the house was housebound for the last twenty-five years, and so would have had no idea of the appalling crimes taking place yards away. At first, there doesn't seem to be much to go on - the victims appear to have little in common - but Hennessey and Yellich know that the dead must hold the clues they need.