The latest compelling police procedural featuring Detective Chief Superintendent Henry Christie.
When a cop and a suspected murderer are killed in separate but related incidents, Henry Christie's professional judgement is called into question and he is under pressure to accept early retirement. But he's determined to keep searching for a killer. When a young woman is subsequently abducted, Henry uncovers terrible secrets.
Life is looking up for Rina Martin, with the expected revival of her television career, but as her happy summer ends, storm clouds are on the horizon...
In the Martin Household, change is afoot. Tim is now engaged and preparing to move out, and there is also news of the revival of Rina's television career. But nothing stays peaceful for long. Storm clouds are gathering, and Rina, Mac and their friends are about to be swept up into the maelstrom.
Bea finds herself obligated to help a businessman whose life is in danger . . . and is sucked into a community packed with scandal, intrigue and corruption.
Bea Abbot is asked to find the man or woman who laid a booby trap for Sir Lucas Ossett, the powerful head of an international company, in his own block of flats. She finds Sir Lucas's wife in a state of fear, while gossiping elderly ladies cast doubt on the probity of their eclectic neighbours. Soon it's clear that Sir Lucas's influence reaches out to touch and perhaps corrupt even those nearest to Bea, while trivial incidents escalate into violence - and death.
Is Carrie Marie Hutchins' father really dead? E.J. Pugh is about to come face-to-face with some strange and spooky goings-on in a small Texas town.
E.J. and Willis are celebrating their twentieth wedding anniversary in the town of Peaceful, but it certainly isn't living up to its name. When the Bishop Inn's troubled elderly owner confides in them about a series of strange goings-on, and E.J. discovers a body, she determines to find out what's really going on in this not-so-peaceful town.
A female spymaster will face mortal danger to protect her husband and her queen.
Mistress Rosamond Jaffrey is recruited by Queen Elizabeth I's spymaster to be lady-in-waiting to Lady Mary, a cousin of the queen who is being courted by Russia's Ivan the Terrible. However, there are some nobles at court who will do anything they can to thwart such an alliance and Rosamond must put herself in mortal peril to protect her ward.
Who would kill a charming antiques expert Rowland Egerton, the darling of daytime TV? Bill Slider and his team are on the case . . .
'It's quiet out there,' says DS Atherton, at Bill Slider's office window. 'Too quiet.' Right on cue, the phone rings. 'Now look what you've done,' says Slider. It's a homicide. The deceased is antiques expert Rowland Egerton, the darling of daytime TV. The press are going to be all over this one like a nasty rash: Slider needs a result, and soon...
A new puzzle for the Reverend Nick Lawrence...
When a medieval fair in the sleepy village of Lakehurst is ruined by the discovery of a corpse attached to the maypole, it is up to the Reverend Nick Lawrence and Detective Inspector Dominic Tennant to find out who would commit such a horrific crime - and why.
The disappearance of two French girls in a Staffordshire beauty spot signals a tough new case for Detective Joanna Piercy.
Cécile Bellange is a worried mother. Her eighteen-year-old daughter Annabelle and her friend Dorothée left Paris for a summer hitchhiking holiday in England, but the only contact from them was a postcard sent three months ago. Arriving in England, Cécile Bellange meets Detective Joanna Piercy, who is looking into the girls' disappearance. Soon Joanna must answer two important questions: what is the anxious innkeeper Mr Barker trying so desperately to hide, and where are Annabelle and Dorothée?
Retired police detective Fran Harman discovers that someone doesn't like her digging up the past when she re-opens a 20-year-old cold case.
Twenty years ago, a car was found abandoned, with a desperately ill baby in the back. The child's mother was never seen again. Newly-retired, ex-Chief Superintendent Fran Harman and her partner Mark have volunteered to help reinvestigate, and it soon becomes clear key witnesses aren't telling them the whole truth...
A long-ago crime continues to menace the present in this spine-chilling tale of supernatural suspense.
When Michael Flint is asked to investigate a reputedly haunted house, he is intrigued. Leo Rosendale's childhood was blighted by a macabre tragedy in the grim Deadlight Hall - twin girls vanished, their fate never discovered. What took place there, one long-ago midnight? Michael and his fiancee Nell are unprepared for the shocking truth...