Retiree sleuths Lilian and Ada find that though their town might look postcard pretty, there's something rank festering below the surface...
Lilian Campbell and her best friend and lover, Ada Strauss, are woken early by the sound of sirens: the local nursing home, Nillewaug Village, is ablaze. The police and fire chiefs find evidence to suggest the fire was accidental, but Detective Mattie Perez can't help but wonder why the smoke alarms didn't work. Soon, it's looking less like accident and more like arson...
A murder mystery by a well-loved author.
Ellie's friend on the police force asks her to enquire about some deaths in the community which might or might not be suicide, and various relatives of the deceased confirm their suspicions. Unbeknown to the police, an elderly lady moving in and out of dementia has come across some drugs and is using them to ease people in pain out of their misery.
At the same time, the project to turn the quirky, turreted Pryce House into a hotel is dogged by problems and suspicion falls on the difficult twelve-year-old boy Mikey who Ellie has taken in. Social Services threaten to remove him into care. And Ellie's pregnant daughter Diana has been juggling problems caused by the slow convalescence of her estate agent husband.
Can Ellie track down whoever it is who is killing for mercy, keep Mikey at home, and steer Diana into calmer waters?
When Crispin Guest finds himself trapped in circumstances outside his control, he must rely on the wits of his young apprentice, Jack Tucker, to do the rescuing.
Crispin awakens in a strange bed after a night of passion when he finds a woman murdered. Drunk, Crispin scarcely remembers the night before. Did he kill her? With Crispin imprisoned by the sheriffs who would just as soon see him hang than get to the real truth, Jack procures the help of a fresh young lawyer to help them solve the crime.
In his second mission for the National Intelligence Marine Squad, former marine commando Art Marvik finds himself on the trail of a 50-year-old mystery.
Art Marvik is assigned to attend the funeral of Bradley Pulford, whose body was washed up on an Isle of Wight beach in January - only he'd officially been declared dead 55 years earlier. So who is the imposter - and why did he assume the name of a dead man? The answer lies in a trail of deceit, corruption and murder that spans over half a century.
Ancient Roman sleuth Marcus Corvinus is despatched to Gaul on a personal mission for the emperor.
AD 42. The emperor Claudius has asked Corvinus to investigate the murder of a Gallic wine merchant, stabbed to death in his summerhouse at Lugdunum. Unused to strange Gallic customs and finding it impossible to get anyone to talk freely to a Roman, Corvinus is convinced there's more to this murder than meets the eye - but how will he prove it?
Grad student and cat lover Dulcie Schwartz must fight to clear her name when she discovers Professor Fenderby dead in his office.
"I could kill Roland Fenderby." Grad student Dulcie Schwartz has reason to regret those words when she discovers Professor Fenderby's battered body in his office - and finds herself the prime suspect in the ensuing murder investigation. Some seems to be deliberately putting her in the frame for his death. Who - and why?
Reverend Mother Aquinas is asked to prove a young man's innocence in the second of this atmospheric new Irish historical mystery series.
Ireland. 1924. Reverend Mother Aquinas is in Cork when the city engineer is assassinated. Although no one saw the killing, a reporter named Sam is found standing near the body, a pistol in his hand. After a desperate appeal from Sam's mother, the Reverend Mother investigates - and, in this war-torn city, uncovers several other key suspects.
Introducing New Orleans homicide detective Quentin Archer in the first of a brand-new mystery series.
When a New Orleans judge is brutally murdered, former Detroit cop Quentin Archer is handed the case. But it's only when he encounters a beautiful young voodoo practitioner that he starts to make headway in the investigation - and enters the world of darkness and mysticism which underpins the carefree atmosphere of the Big Easy.
A holiday on the picturesque island of Alderney leads to a case of cold-blooded murder for American Anglophile Dorothy Martin.
Talking a walk on the first day of their holiday on the beautiful island of Alderney in the English Channel, Dorothy Martin and her husband, retired police detective Alan Nesbitt, discover a body on a precipitous hill path. An accident - or something more sinister? Dorothy and Alan make it their business to find out.
Homicide detective Daniel Turner revisits an 18-year-old unsolved case in the third of this intriguing and atmospheric crime noir series.
Homicide detective Daniel Turner was never able to forget the unsolved case: the disappearance of Amon Jakobsen 18 years ago. Now he has returned to the isolated house on Black Hammock Island following reports of a disturbance. Is this his chance to find out what really happened to Amon - and will he be in time to stop history repeating itself?