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Book: Slow Death by Quicksilver (Murray of Letho Book 9) by Lexie Conyngham
It's a long walk home to Ulster from Glasgow University - and even longer when the journey is interrupted by murder. Murray of Letho is staying with an old friend in the fishing village by Loch Ryan where the unpopular Newell meets his death. Missing his daughter, resenting his mourning and distracted by an abundance of charming female company, Murray struggles to find the murderer amongst a host [...]
 
Book: The Slaughter of Leith Hall by Lexie Conyngham
'See, Charlie, it might be near twenty year since Culloden, but there's plenty hard feelings still amongst the Jacobites, and no so far under the skin, ken?' Charlie Rob has never thought of politics, nor strayed far from his Aberdeenshire birthplace. But when John Leith of Leith Hall takes him under his wing, his life changes completely. Soon he is far from home, dealing with conspiracy and [...]
 
Book: A Wolf at the Gate (Orkneyinga Murders Book 2) by Lexie Conyngham
Ketil had not intended to return to Orkney, but when you work for Thorfinn Sigurdarson, you obey orders. Thorfinn wants him back to help with a visiting Abbot from Saxony, escorted by an old colleague of Ketil's. Then people who know the Abbot start dying, and Ketil must once again work with his friend Sigrid to find out why - and to face dark memories from his own past.This is the second in the [...]
 
Book: A Lochgorm Lament (Hippolyta Napier Book 5) by Lexie Conyngham
'Uncle!' The man lay with his head propped against the standing stone - what was left of his head. Hippolyta swallowed hard. 'I'm a doctor's wife,' she told herself. 'I can manage.' No one can think why this man has been murdered, nor why passing farmer has also been attacked. But as Hippolyta Napier does her best to assist the sheriff's man in damp, autumnal Ballater, they gradually unfold a web [...]
 
Book: The Case of the Hidden Flame (An Inspector David Graham Cozy Mystery Book 2) by Alison Golden
A quaint island resort. A murder on a quiet beach. Can a brand new inspector solve the case? Detective Inspector David Graham has just arrived on the island of Jersey, with orders to take over the constabulary in the small resort town of Gorey. But molding this rag-tag team of misfits into a cohesive investigative unit may be a greater challenge than he bargained for... Within minutes, Graham's [...]
 
Book: Murder of a Straw Man (The Dancing Detective Mysteries Book 1) by Robyn Beecroft
A murdered dancer. An attractive policeman. A tangled mystery. Newly settled in a quaint small town in the English Fens, Rory Cornwell knows no-one and is too shy to go out and make friends. When a local festival is marred by the murder of a morris dancer, his pretty house-mate Haley is distraught-her uncle is the prime suspect. Nervously investigating, and smitten by Zach, the attractive [...]
 
Book: Cry for the Bad Man - where does a wise man hide a pebble? (Ted Darling crime series Book 10) by L M Krier
'Where does a wise man hide a pebble?' Home Office Pathologist Professor Nelson's question marks the beginning of Detective Chief Inspector Ted Darling's latest case. Not one he was expecting to get for him and his team. The tragic but seemingly straightforward suicide of a young man. It's a case where nothing is quite as it seems. There's no shortage of potential suspects. The trouble is, they [...]
 
Book: The Case of the Screaming Beauty (An Inspector David Graham Cozy Mystery Book 1) by Alison Golden
A charming bed and breakfast. A diabolical murder. A guest with a secret to hide... The prestigious Lavender Bed and Breakfast in Chiddlinghurst, England has stylish decor, lovely gardens... and a deadly problem. Norah Travis, a beautiful young woman, has been found murdered in one of their rooms. Detective Inspector Graham, a crusader for justice with a penchant for tea, and a dark side of his [...]
 
Book: The Case of the Fallen Hero (An Inspector David Graham Cozy Mystery Book 3) by Alison Golden
A mysterious castle. A beautiful wedding. A cold-blooded murder... Inspector David Graham wanted to get away from the crime and corruption of the big city. Now, he is content to lead a small group of officers in the tiny coastal town of Gorey. But Inspector Graham's peaceful life is about to come to screeching halt... As he inspects the grounds surrounding the imposing Orgueil castle, Graham [...]
 
Book: Walk On By - 'trouble of a serious kind' (Ted Darling crime series Book 8) by L M Krier
Compelling, character-led police procedural crime thriller with a distinctly different type of detective in the lead role. It's a big operation and a complex one. With the Big Boss out of action, Ted's in charge of one part of the enquiry, a robbery and brutal stabbing of a woman in a car park. But overseeing it all is a senior officer with a serious grudge against Ted. One who'd stop at nothing [...]
 
Book: The Case of the Broken Doll (An Inspector David Graham Cozy Mystery Book 4) by Alison Golden
A missing girl. A broken doll. A scandal some would rather forget... When 15-year-old Beth Ridley vanished on her way to school, it was a baffling mystery that shocked the small island community of Gorey. The girl was never found, and the sole clue - a leg torn from a doll she was carrying - led investigators nowhere. The case soon went cold... Now, on the tenth anniversary of her disappearance, [...]
 
Book: The Mystery on the Miniature Railway by June Winton
When an eminent nuclear scientist goes missing en route to a nuclear power station it is a matter of national security. He is carrying top-secret plans for a nuclear processing plant to be built to store all the country's nuclear waste in a vast underground bunker at Downsend. This would, of course, involve a lot of disruption and upheaval for those already using the marsh. When the train arrives [...]
 
Book: The Cook's Comeuppance (Duncan Dewar Mysteries Book 3) by Victoria Benchley
Hoping to combine work with pleasure and jumpstart his new company, Duncan takes a lucrative case in Spain investigating an accidental death at an exclusive artist enclave. Almost immediately he senses something is amiss. Did a chef use a stove to kill a cook? What other secrets lurk in the charming village and artist colony? Duncan must solve a murder without motive. Joined by family members and [...]
 
Book: Only the Lonely - ‘blind dates end in bleeding hearts’ (Ted Darling crime series Book 6) by L M Krier
'blind dates end in bleeding hearts' Ted Darling is back and his boss has news for him. He'll be taking on more responsibility over an expanded area, with a bigger team. Before he even has chance to take stock, he's facing his first body in what could be the most cynical murder he's ever encountered. The corpse count rises with a separate case developing, where a savage killer appears to be [...]
 
Book: Baby's Got Blue Eyes - compelling début crime thriller (Ted Darling crime series Book 2) (Di Ted Darling) by L M Krier
A compelling debut crime thriller with a very different sort of detective. Someone is dumping bodies on DI Ted Darling's patch and he's not happy. Ted's a good solid copper, in an old-fashioned way, with an excellent clear-up rate. He's not at all like your average cop and has his own unique way of dealing with any prejudice his differences bring him. No heavy drinking, no failed marriage, just a [...]
 
Book: Death by Killer Mop Doll by Lois Winston
Overdue bills and constant mother vs. mother-in-law battles at home are bad enough. But crafts editor Anastasia Pollack's stress level is maxed out when she and her fellow American Woman editors get roped into unpaid gigs for a revamped morning TV show. Before the glue is dry on Anastasia's mop dolls, morning TV turns crime drama when the studio is trashed and the producer is murdered. Former [...]
 
Book: Assault with a Deadly Glue Gun by Lois Winston
When Anastasia Pollack's gambling-addicted husband permanently cashes in his chips in Vegas, her life craps out. She's left with two teenage sons, a mountain of debt, and her nasty, cane-wielding Communist mother-in-law. Not to mention a loan shark demanding fifty thousand dollars. Anastasia's job as crafts editor at American Woman magazine makes life even stickier when she discovers the dead [...]
 
Book: DYING FOR A VACATION: A Traditional Mystery by Donna Huston Murray
Who could refuse a two-week stay in a chateau perched on the edge of the Mediterranean? Certainly not Richard, who was fed up to his easel with the damp London weather. Babysitting a treasure-filled museum while his old Sorbonne roommate honeymooned in Spain was the least he could do. The vandals who'd been plaguing the chateau wouldn't dare return, the repairmen Tom hired would be completely [...]
 
Book: Love Stinks (Marissa Scott mystery) by Jeffrey Marks
In this prequel to the Malice Domestic Grant-winning title, The Scent of Murder, cosmetic manager Marissa Scott must contend with the arrival of Steve Douglas, a local man made good in Hollywood. Steve's in town to promote his new fragrance, Perchance, and his latest film. When Steve keels over at the store in front of hundreds of fans, the police step in to solve the murder. However, Marissa [...]
 
Book: Nice Work by Denise Weeks
Jacquidon Carroll has problems ... She's diagnosed with diabetes and laid off from her job the same week, but that's nothing compared to becoming a suspect in the murder of her ex-boss... She becomes convinced that someone recruited from an Internet sex site is the real killer. To clear herself, Jacquidon and her intrepid sister Chantal steal information from the boss's computer and a mysterious [...]
 
Book: Shut Up and Drive - ‘a serial sex attacker on the loose’ (Ted Darling crime series Book 5) by L M Krier
A serial sex attacker is spreading fear in Stockport and DI Ted Darling and his team are on the case. The man randomly targets young women and abducts them from busy supermarket car parks. He's armed with a knife and is clearly highly trained in how to handle it. Ever-dwindling police resources make the manhunt harder, even though the attacker clearly doesn't care whether or not he's caught. All [...]
 
Book: When I'm Old and Grey - when a killer strikes close to home (Ted Darling crime series Book 4) (Di Ted Darling) by L M Krier
When a killer strikes close to home ... DI Ted Darling doesn't like coincidences. There are too many for comfort surrounding his latest case. They're spilling over into his private life too, when toxic family secrets are uncovered. A serial killer appears to be targeting vulnerable elderly people in care homes and despatching them in the most cynical way. Ted and his team are struggling to get a [...]
 
Book: Forsythia - A Memoir of Lost Generations by Peter Longley
Encased within the drama of John Galsworthy's 'The Forsyte Saga ,' Peter Hovenden Longley weaves an autobiographical reminiscence of his own English family from the 1880s to the 1960s. Brought up in the last days of 'Forsythia', a world of the 3 percent born in privilege to serve the British Empire, Longley celebrates his family's lost generations. Nothing--neither the abdication of the king and [...]
 
Book: The Sound of Sirens by David Carter
The ancient city of Chester, Friday night and the weekend starts here. High summer, skimpy fashions, girls in short skirts and tight jeans, boys looking for fun. A sultry night, and the town's relaxed. It's 11pm and the pubs are beginning to close. The band has just finished playing; packing their instruments away, but the night is young. A young man enters the still crowded pub. Walks up to the [...]
 
Book: The Pernicious Pachyderm (Duncan Dewar Mysteries Book 7) by Victoria Benchley
When a boutique circus arrives in Taye, tourism is on the rise, but so is murder. Preparing for his upcoming nuptials and refurbishing his cottage aren't enough to keep Duncan occupied. A gruesome crime intrudes on the idyllic village, and as the detective becomes embroiled in the murky case, a specter from the past returns, threatening his happy ending. Can Duncan absolve an elephant accused of [...]
 
Book: The Siamese Suicides (Duncan Dewar Mysteries Book 6) by Victoria Benchley
For Scottish detective Duncan Dewar, do bad things really come in threes? People connected to the investigator keep dying, and he has to wonder. Will the past drag him from the promise of a bright future? Offered a chance to consult with his former employer, Duncan investigates the apparent suicide of an art dealer in Edinburgh. In a case right out of today's headlines, he learns that the art [...]
 
Book: Dead Editor File (The Taylor Browning Cozy Mysteries Book 1) by G G Collins
Preston Endicott, Jr. was hated by most of the staff at his book publishing house. At least until he turned up dead in his locked office in this debut of the Taylor Browning Cozy Mystery series. Taylor, the new mystery editor at the Santa Fe book publisher, sees plenty of possible perps right in the office suite. But the employees are hardly the only people to count as suspects. Dominique [...]
 
Book: An Uncollected Death (The Charlotte Anthony Mysteries Book 1) by Meg Wolfe
Broke, friendless, and career in freefall--will solving a murder get her life back on track? An Uncollected Death introduces Charlotte Anthony, a forty-something divorcee, single mother and magazine editor who suddenly finds herself an empty-nester, unemployed, and on the verge of bankruptcy. She gratefully takes the job of editing the journals of Olivia Bernadin, a long-lost nouveau roman [...]
 
Book: Remorseless - A British Crime Thriller (Doc Powers & D.I. Carver Investigate #1) by Will Patching
A killer paroled. A tormented profiler. A blood-soaked quest for revenge. Doc Powers is one case away from a complete breakdown. Grief-stricken over the death of his wife, his reliance on booze and drugs fills his life with startling hallucinations. As he battles his demons, his efforts to stay coherent fail to keep a cunning psychopath behind bars... With a bloody trail of death spreading, Doc [...]
 
Book: Two Little Boys - a topical, dark and disturbing crime thriller - Ted Darling crime series by L M Krier
Topical, dark and disturbing crime thriller featuring a decidedly different type of detective. In his darkest and most complex case to date, DI Ted Darling has to confront demons from his own past when investigating the brutal murder of a young boy. As more deaths follow, he realises he's up against powerful people who believe themselves to be above the law. It leaves him feeling out of his [...]
 
Book: Wild Thing - 'a chilling cold-blooded killer' (Ted Darling crime series Book 7) by L M Krier
Random, unrelated killings, seemingly without motives? Or the work of a single cold-blooded killer? And are the murders in any way connected to the shocking crimes which RSPCA officers are investigating in the same area? DI Ted Darling's latest case takes him to the darkest side of the human psyche, where identifying the killer is the least of his problems. Making a case that will stick takes all [...]
 
Book: The Laird's Labyrinth (Duncan Dewar Mysteries Book 4) by Victoria Benchley
By all accounts, Lindisfarne Island in Northumberland is a special place. For more than a thousand years, visitors have sensed The Other there, more so than anywhere else. The veil between the physical and spiritual realms is known to be thin on Holy Island, an isolated spot cutoff from mainland England twice a day by the North Sea. When Scottish detective Duncan Dewar agrees to solve an age old [...]
 
Book: From Barren Rocks...To Living Stones by Jon Magee
From Scotland to East Anglia and internationally in Australia and America all ages are riveted by this story. The unique style of using the journey back to England as a frame to tell the deeper story is proving to be a great enticement to those of East Anglia as their acts of kindness are revealed. Helen Eadie, Member of the Scottish Parliament, writes in the forward "Jon . . . provides insight [...]
 
Book: Racing With The Rain by Ken Puddicombe
Racing With The Rain: A fast moving rain cloud in an otherwise clear sky triggers a sudden downpour and people run for cover. Is it possible to outrun the rain? Can one ever really escape the past?Guyanese born and Canadian naturalized Carl Dias will find out as he returns for his father's funeral. His visit will bring him in conflict with a government that is facing threats from an expat group [...]
 
Book: Meddling With Murder - A Crouch End Confidential Mystery by Ellie Campbell
Crouch End Confidential, the agency started by housewife and mother, Cathy O'Farrell, with ex-cleaner, Pimple, is failing badly. Hardly surprising when Cathy's too soft-hearted to charge their only clients, little old ladies seeking lost pets and a school kid searching for his stolen bike. A new case involving a teenager in possession of an unexplained Glock pistol promises to change all that. [...]
 


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