By David Dickinson

“A type of locked bed room secret. . . . Dickinson's view of the royals is edgy and naturally formed through our times.”—The Poisoned Pen

“Fine prose, excessive society and complicated plot suggest this series.”—Library Journal

A sinister mystery on the center of Compton Cathedral results in homicide.

England, 1901. The cathedral within the city of Compton within the west of britain is getting ready to rejoice a really distinct anniversary: 1000 years of Christian worship. yet a couple of weeks prior to the most ceremonies at Easter, the chancellor of the cathedral dies lower than mysterious conditions. nobody, other than the healthcare professional and the undertaker, is permitted to view the corpse. It seems that the chancellor was once one of many richest males in England. His sister suspects foul play, so the discreet and well-bred investigator Lord Francis Powerscourt is named in. He starts to suspect poor mystery lies hidden within the cathedral. Then there's a actually dreadful incident: the useless physique of 1 of the choristers is stumbled on, turning at the nice spit within the Vicars corridor kitchen.

Both Powerscourt and his spouse, woman Lucy, are susceptible to their lives ahead of he uncovers the remarkable mystery of Compton Minster and unmasks a brutal killer.

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By Edward D. Hoch

EISBN-13: 978-1-4804-5653-2

Thirteen tales of outrageous heists starring one gentle thiefThe dictator of the island of Jabali wishes a baseball group, and he doesn't care how he will get it. He has assembled 9 of the best avid gamers at the island, and is ready to rent Nick Velvet to thieve him a few pageant. traditional thieves is probably not as much as pinching an entire ball membership, yet Velvet focuses on lifting doubtless valueless goods, and during this year's nationwide League, there's not anything extra valueless than the hapless Beavers. He steals them easily—but will the island's ruler be chuffed with a last-place team?In those fascinating tales starring certainly one of Edward D. Hoch's most well liked characters, every little thing is up for grabs. Velvet steals sea serpents, rubbish, cats, and toy mice—all along with his trademark low-key type. In Nick Velvet's underworld, there's not anything he won't scouse borrow, as long as it's helpful, valueless, or simply undeniable loopy.

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By Victoria Hamilton

The Queensville historical past Society is restoring the once-grand Dumpe Manor. whereas Dumpe kinfolk and society contributors use the party to airborne dirt and dust off previous grudges, Jaymie Leighton prefers to beautify the kitchen with real melancholy period furniture. a set of classic wood mallets present in the home is an ideal addition to her reveal, yet one additionally bargains a late-night intruder the correct weapon to knock Jaymie subconscious earlier than escaping.
Though the assault has every person on aspect, not anything is lacking from the home. might be it used to be in simple terms a vagrant who idea where used to be nonetheless deserted. but if Dumpe Manor’s resident historian is murdered with a mallet from an identical assortment, it’s time for Jaymie to show up the warmth at the research sooner than another person turns into history.

Includes recipes!

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Best-selling, award-winning writer Laurie R. King's stories that includes Sherlock Holmes and Mary Russell are one of the hottest mysteries being released. right here, King explores the nice detective's preliminary assembly with Russell. Holmes is in a decidedly darkish mood as he searches the geographical region for wild bees, till he meets the headstrong younger lady who becomes his apprentice and eventual bride.

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By Jim Lavene, Joyce Lavene

The mayor of Duck, North Carolina, Dae O’Donnell, is a girl with a present for locating misplaced issues. occasionally it leads her to misplaced keys or earrings—and occasionally it leads her to murder…

When her boyfriend Kevin’s ex-fiancée Ann arrives in Duck trying to find a moment likelihood, Dae all at once reveals herself dealing with convinced heartache. And whereas her romantic lifestyles is in shambles, she’s much more involved by means of the unexpected switch in her reward. After touching a medallion owned through an area named Chuck Sparks, Dae is stunned while her imaginative and prescient finds his murder—and a cry for support.

Dae doesn’t recognize what to make of the useless man’s plea to “Help her,” until eventually she has one other imaginative and prescient a few abducted girl—Chuck’s daughter, Betsy. With a toddler lacking, the FBI steps in to take over the case. yet Dae can’t forget about her visions of Betsy, or the truth that Kevin’s psychic ex-fiancée should be the single one that will help locate her…

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By Amanda Cross

Professor Charles Haycock is useless from a healthy dose of his personal center medicine. The secret isn't really why Haycock used to be murdered-very few may belly the woman-hating prof?but who did the deed. Estelle "Woody" Woodhaven, a personal investigator employed to discover the killer, certainly enlists assistance from that indefatigable beginner sleuth, Kate Fansler. jointly, they begin to tug on the free ends of the very tangled Clifton university English division. The record of suspects is longer than the freshman survey analyzing record. and because the girls defuse the host of literary landmines set out for them, Woody suspects they?re in basic terms scratching the skin of a truly huge and sinister plot. . . .

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By Alan Hunter

A long-dead climber who is available in from the chilly brings homicide to the mountain air. Mountaineer Reginald Kincaid used to be believed to have died in the course of an excursion to climb Mount Everest. It comes as a surprise to his fellow climbers while he turns up back 22 years later and the secret is compounded by way of the demise of Arthur Fleece, Kincaid's mountain climbing companion at the Everest try out. Fleece falls to his demise on Mount Snowdon in an obvious coincidence, however the feud that had constructed among Fleece and the resurrected Kincaid sparks a homicide research for George lightly with a 'dead' guy because the best suspect.

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By Charles Williams

It all started As a housebreaking – And Ended As a Nightmare

while Lee Scarborough came across the brunette sunbathing topless in her again backyard, becoming concerned in a heist was once the very last thing on his mind.  yet one way or the other that’s the place he chanced on himself – sneaking via a stranger’s condominium, at the hunt for $120,000 in embezzled financial institution money.  

It seemed like a simple score.  yet something stood among him and the cash: the gorgeous and lethal Madelon Butler.

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By Russell Blake

Boxset comprises: JET - Russell BlakeIrretrievably damaged - Melissa F. Miller by no means cross domestic - L.T. Ryan The severe point - John L. Betcher The darkish course - Luke Romyn 13 to None - Claude Bouchard The Devil's Cauldron - Michael Wallace loopy Days in substantial Lake by means of Nick Russell The Delilah advanced by means of MJ Rose JET via Russell Blake JET - the code identify of a former Mossad operative who faked her personal demise to flee the clandestine lifestyles. however the prior doesn't allow pass of its secrets and techniques simply, and whilst outdated enemies hunt her down she is pressured to kill or be killed in a dangerous clash that spans the globe. A breakneck mystery within the culture of Bourne and Bond, JET is a continuous adrenaline rush that redefines the style. Irretrievably damaged through Melissa F. Miller Irretrievably damaged positive factors the go back of fierce and fearless lawyer Sasha McCandless. Someone's killing the feminine companions at her previous company, and she's requested to symbolize their accused husbands. The instances placed a pressure on her personal courting, yet that's the least of her problems, as the genuine killer is waging a vendetta for a previous case long gone unsuitable: and there's yet another attorney on his list.Never move domestic by way of L.T. RyanWhen a lady is located brutally murdered in a small Florida city, Jack Noble breaks his vow to by no means go back domestic so that it will support the neighborhood sheriff together with her research. because the hunt for the killer intensifies, Jack realizes his previous as a central authority murderer has get back to hang-out these closest to him. The serious point by way of John L. Betcher The robbery of a mysterious meteor leads Beck, Beth, Gunner and Bull to discover an apprehension plot that threatens the country's biggest shopping center. in the meantime, the FBI, CDC & CIA try and defuse a large-scale organic assault and dodge a crippling pandemic.The darkish direction by means of Luke Romyn useless, a guy versed in torture and demise, is selected to guard a boy whose sacrifice will unencumber Satan's lieutenant from the pits of Hell. Armageddon sits upon the horizon & all that stands in its method is a guy whose direction has continually been dark.Thirteen to None by way of Claude BouchardHome invasions have been the hot hobby for Butch Kincaid and his legal team in the course of their nomadic summer time vacations... Drunken orgies of terror, destruction, rape and murder... until eventually they selected the incorrect home...The Devil's Cauldron via Michael Wallace Paralyzed & locked in, Meggie can't inform an individual what quite occurred the evening of her coincidence seven years past. Now, for the 1st time, there's desire for a therapy -- and there are those that will kill to maintain it clear of her...Crazy Days in vast Lake through Nick Russell every person turns out to have long gone loopy in vast Lake; associates are threatening violence, eco-protestors are at the march, flower kids are tenting within the woodland, the grocer supervisor has locked himself in his workplace & won't pop out, bears are chasing canine into homes, and a retired couple have shot an outsider in the course of a house invasion. by the point it's over extra blood should be shed & the nice humans of huge Lake can be left puzzling over simply how good they honestly comprehend their neighbors.The Delilah complicated through MJ Rose The Scarlet Society is a mystery membership of twelve strong & sexually adventurous girls. but if a photo of the physique of 1 of the lads they've recruited to dominate is shipped to the hot York instances, they're stunned and fearful. not able to deal with the tragedy, the ladies flip to NYC intercourse therapist Dr. Morgan Snow. yet their grief counseling speedy turns into a homicide investigation.)

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By Michael Innes

There are fifteen tales during this compelling assortment, together with: Poltergeist - whilst Appleby's spouse tells him that her aunt is experiencing hassle with a Poltergeist, he's amused yet dismissive, till he discovers that a number of worthwhile artefacts were smashed for that reason; a question of self belief - whilst Bobby Appleby's pal, Brian Button, is stuck up in a scandalous homicide in Oxford, Bobby's well-known detective father is their first port of name; The Ascham - an deserted motor vehicle on a slim lane intrigues Appleby and his spouse, yet much more exciting is the medieval fortress they stumble upon.

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