When Lance Rainbird is found drowned at an annual musical weekend at Dallington Manor Hotel, all signs point to it being a terrible accident. But could it be murder after all? Constable Sukey Reynolds and her colleague Detective Sergeant Vicky Armstrong investigate, and the case grows more complicated - and deadly - with each passing day...
When a holy relic is destroyed and a community threatened, it is up to Mara to uphold the law of the land...
September, 1517: when fire destroys the famous relic of the Holy Cross in Kilnaboy church and then a pilgrim is found murdered, it is up to Mara, as Brehon of the Burren, and her law students, to find out who did such a thing - and why.
Kate's latest failure on the London dating scene leads her to escape to an idyllic Exmoor, West Country village where she finds her 'Cinderella Project' - a run-down cottage on the edge of the moors. Her attempt to lead a quiet life there is, however, thwarted by a town seething with passion and intrigue.
A Hennessey and Yellich MysteryWhen four postcards are sent anonymously to the staff of an advice centre, each with the word 'murder' scribbled in a foreign language and the same precise OS map reference, the police are called. DCI Hennessey of the Vale of York police and his team of detectives visit the sinister location and make a chilling discovery: the body of a professional man who had been reported missing ten years earlier. Who sent the postcards, and why so long after the crime? As Hennessey and his team investigate - uncovering more past murders, a case of local authority corruption and two manipulative wives keen to gift-wrap their husbands as murderers in order to benefit financially from their estates - they find themselves drawn into a puzzling and dangerous investigation
By popular demand: a welcome return for Simon Brett's actor detective Charles Paris, last seen in 1997's Dead Room Farce. After a long period of 'resting', life is looking up for Charles Paris, who has been cast as the Ghost of Hamlet's Father and First Gravedigger in a new production of Hamlet. But rehearsals are fraught. Ophelia is played by Katrina Selsey, who won the role through a television talent show. Hamlet himself is also played by a reality TV contestant, Jared Root - and the two young stars have rather different views of celebrity and the theatre than the more experienced members of the cast. But when the company reach the first staging post of their tour, the Grand Theatre Marlborough, matters get more serious, with one member of the company seriously injured in what appears to be an accident, and another dead. Once again, Charles Paris is forced to don the mantle of amateur detective to get to the bottom of the mystery.
"Medieval mystery fans have cause for rejoicing with the return of Brother Athelstan" Booklist on Bloodstone
January, 1381. Guests of the Regent, John of Gaunt, Brother Athelstan and Sir John Cranston have been attending a mystery play performed by the Straw Men, Gaunt's personal acting troupe, when the evening's entertainment is rudely interrupted by the sudden, violent deaths of two of Gaunt's VIP guests, their severed heads left on stage. The Regent orders Athelstan to find out who committed such a heinous act, leading Athelstan to tackle his most baffling case yet.
This compelling novel of suspense is an intriguing new departure for much-loved saga writer Rosie Harris.
Maureen Flynn is a woman with a secret. Sixteen years earlier, when she was a schoolgirl, something terrible happened to her. But the perpetrators of the shocking crime went unpunished. Maureen and her family left town, the affair was hushed up, and Maureen carved a new life for herself. Until now.
A bitter rejection revives Maureen's long-suppressed memories, causing her to embark on a terrible quest for vengeance.
Meanwhile, Detective Inspector Ruth Morgan and her team are baffled by a string of murders that have taken place in their quiet little town. In the past few weeks, four successful men in their mid-thirties have been stabbed to death, their corpses brutally defiled. It's up to Ruth to find the link between the victims - and hunt down a ruthless killer before it's too late.
"Fans of Agatha Christie and Dorothy L. Sayers will enjoy Jeanne Dams' very traditional British cozies" Booklist
Dorothy Martin and her husband, retired Chief Constable Alan Nesbitt, are invited to join their close friends Nigel and Inga Evans at a Welsh music festival where both Nigel and Inga will be performing with the world-renowned conductor Sir John Warner. Amid the glorious surroundings of Welsh castles and the history of long-ago battles, the stage is set for a most enjoyable festival.
However, when a tragic accident takes the life of one of the choir, and the same fate befalls another performer, 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. Does a missing camera hold clues to what might have happened? Meanwhile Kirsty, co-owner of a cake-making company, has more immediate worries in the form of increasingly threatening emails and gifts, all sent anonymously. Someone is watching her - someone who knows where she lives. Is it an obsessed stranger, or one of her circle of friends? Is there anyone she can trust?
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...