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  1. People of Abandoned Character Audiobook People of Abandoned Character
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  2. Box 88 Audiobook Box 88
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  3. Help Yourself: Three scalding stories from the bestselling author of AMERICAN WIFE Audiobook Help Yourself: Three scalding stories from the bestselling author of AMERICAN WIFE
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  4. A Nurse's Story: My Life in A&E During the Covid Crisis Audiobook A Nurse's Story: My Life in A&E During the Covid Crisis
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  5. Mantel Pieces: Royal Bodies and Other Writing from the London Review of Books Audiobook Mantel Pieces: Royal Bodies and Other Writing from the London Review of Books
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  6. A Life on Our Planet: My Witness Statement and A Vision for the Future Audiobook A Life on Our Planet: My Witness Statement and A Vision for the Future
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  7. The Thursday Murder Club: The Record-Breaking Sunday Times Number One Bestseller Audiobook The Thursday Murder Club: The Record-Breaking Sunday Times Number One Bestseller
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  8. The Boy from the Woods: New from the #1 bestselling creator of the hit Netflix series The Stranger Audiobook The Boy from the Woods: New from the #1 bestselling creator of the hit Netflix series The Stranger
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  9. Us Three Audiobook Us Three
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  10. Grown-Ups Audiobook Grown-Ups
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The Scent of Danger Audiobook

The Scent of Danger

Author: Fiona Buckley Narrator: Helen Lloyd Release Date: August 2020

Ursula’s visit to her Devon relatives leads to murder, mayhem, and a possible plot to free Mary, Queen of Scots, in the latest Ursula Blanchard Tudor mystery. February, 1586. When the queen’s spymaster, Sir Francis Walsingham, learns that Ursula is to visit her relatives in Devon, he asks her to find out what has happened to two of his local agents, who have been strangely silent recently. On arrival in the small Devon village of Zeal Aquatio, Ursula discovers that both spies in question have met with mysterious—and fatal—accidents. Or is there more to it than that? What did the two spies find out that got them killed? Is there any truth to the rumors that King Philip of Spain, in league with the queen’s cousin, Mary Stuart, intends to launch an invasion from the south coast? As Ursula pursues her investigations, it becomes clear that someone in Zeal Aquatio is determined to stop her finding out the truth … whatever it takes.

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Lethal Remedies: A Victorian San Francisco Mystery Audiobook

Lethal Remedies: A Victorian San Francisco Mystery

Author: M. Louisa Locke Narrator: Alexandra Haag Release Date: August 2020

Annie has a problem. She has a beautiful child, a loving husband, a well-run boardinghouse with a supportive circle of friends and family, but she’s feeling restless and unhappy. Dr. Charlotte Brown, the doctor who delivered Annie’s baby, has a different problem. The Pacific Dispensary for Women and Children, the clinic and hospital she co-founded, is being threatened by financial and legal difficulties caused by the mysterious illness of a former patient. When Annie takes up the challenge to help Dr. Brown and the dispensary, she will discover that getting back into the business of investigating crimes is exactly the remedy she requires. Lethal Remedies is the seventh novel in the cozy, historical, Victorian San Francisco Mystery series and comes after Scholarly Pursuits.

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My Friend Amelia: Sue Lee Mystery Audiobook

My Friend Amelia: Sue Lee Mystery

Author: D. M. Sorlie Narrator: D. M. Sorlie Release Date: August 2020

A search in the Pacific for Dr. Jane's childhood idol Amelia Earhart, an American aviation pioneer, uncovers a hidden murder from the past now haunting to be solved.

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A Dangerous Engagement Audiobook

A Dangerous Engagement

Author: Ashley Weaver Narrator: Karen Cass Release Date: April 2020

Amory Ames is travelling to New York, excited to be a bridesmaid at her childhood friend Tabitha's wedding, but with Prohibition in full swing, her husband Milo is less than enthused. When a member of the wedding party is found murdered on the front steps of the bride's home, the happy plans take a darker twist. Amory discovers that the dead man has links to the notorious - and notoriously handsome - gangster Leon De Lora. While the police seem to think that New York's criminal underworld is at play, Amory feels they can't ignore the wedding guests either. Milo and Amory are drawn into the glamorous, dangerous world of nightclubs and bootleggers. But as they draw closer to unravelling the web of lies the murdered man has left in his wake, the killer is weaving a web of his own. "A delightful romp...a worthy throwback to the classic murder mysteries of what many call the Golden Age of Detective Fiction." HISTORICAL NOVEL SOCIETY

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Murder at the Mena House Audiobook

Murder at the Mena House

Author: Erica Ruth Neubauer Narrator: Sarah Zimmerman Release Date: April 2020

Well-heeled travelers from around the world flock to the Mena House Hotel--an exotic gem in the heart of Cairo where cocktails flow, adventure dispels the aftershocks of World War I, and deadly dangers wait in the shadows . . . Egypt, 1926. Fiercely independent American Jane Wunderly has made up her mind: she won't be swept off her feet on a trip abroad. Despite her Aunt Millie's best efforts at meddling with her love life, the young widow would rather gaze at the Great Pyramids of Giza than into the eyes of a dashing stranger. Yet Jane's plans to remain cool and indifferent become ancient history in the company of Mr. Redvers, a roguish banker she can't quite figure out . . . While the Mena House has its share of charming guests, Anna Stainton isn't one of them. The beautiful socialite makes it clear that she won't share the spotlight with anyone--especially Jane. But Jane soon becomes the center of attention when she's the one standing over her unintentional rival's dead body. Now, with her innocence at stake in a foreign country, Jane must determine who can be trusted, and who had motive to commit a brutal murder. Between Aunt Millie's unusual new acquaintances, a smarmy playboy with an off-putting smile, and the enigmatic Mr. Redvers, someone has too many secrets. Can Jane excavate the horrible truth before her future falls to ruin in Cairo . . . and the body count rises like the desert heat? "With deft characterizations, an engaging plot, and the most compelling heroine I've found since Amelia Peabody, Erica Ruth Neubauer's Murder at Mena House is the best book you'll read this year.' TASHA ALEXANDER, author of In the Shadow of Vesuvius

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Dandy's Discovery: A Victorian San Francisco Story Audiobook

Dandy's Discovery: A Victorian San Francisco Story

Author: M. Louisa Locke Narrator: Alexandra Haag Release Date: April 2020

Something odd is happening at the O’Farrell Street boardinghouse, and Annie is worried that her new baby might be in danger. But never fear, Dandy, the Boston Terrier, will discover the culprit and all will be well. Dandy’s Discovery is a short story in the Victorian San Francisco Mystery series, and it comes right after Beatrice Bests the Burglars.

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The Unquiet Bones Audiobook

The Unquiet Bones

Author: Mel Starr Narrator: Steven Crossley Release Date: March 2020

First in the medieval whodunnit series set in Bampton, Oxfordshire, during the plague years and featuring a newly qualified surgeon Hugh of Singleton, fourth son of a minor knight, has been educated as a clerk, usually a prelude to taking holy orders. However, feeling no certain calling despite a lively faith, he turns to the profession of surgeon, training in Paris and then hanging out his sign in Oxford. A local lord asks him to track the killer of a young woman whose bones have been found in the castle cesspit. She is identified as the impetuous missing daughter of a local blacksmith, and her young man, whom she had provoked very publicly, is in due course arrested and sentenced at the Oxford assizes. From there the tale unfolds, with graphic medical procedures, droll medieval wit, misdirection, ambition, romantic distractions, and a consistent underlying Christian compassion.

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Una duda razonable (Detective William Monk 4) Audiobook

Una duda razonable (Detective William Monk 4)

Author: Anne Perry Narrator: Irene Serrano Guerrero Release Date: March 2020

Una duda razonable es la cuarta novela de la serie de misterio victoriano protagonizado por el detective William Monk. En el hospital londinense Royal Free cada día se combate con la muerte; no con el asesinato. Así que el hallazgo del cadáver de Prudence Barrymore, una amable enfermera de buena familia crea confusión y asombro. Pese a que la policía señala que Kristian Beck, un médico extranjero, es el culpable, la dirección del hospital encarga la investigación del caso a William Monk. Este, junto a la enfermera y amiga de la víctima Hester Latterly y el brillante abogado defensor Oliver Rathbone, desvelará los secretos intereses que en ocasiones empañan la imparcialidad de la justicia.

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Do No Harm Audiobook

Do No Harm

Author: Max Allan Collins Narrator: Dan John Miller Release Date: March 2020

Do No Harm is the latest mystery in the Nathan Heller series by New York Times bestselling author Max Allan Collins. Its 1954 and Heller takes on the Sam Sheppard casea young doctor is startled from sleep and discovers his wife brutally murdered. He claims that a mysterious intruder killed his wife. But all the evidence points to a disturbed husband who has grown tired of married life and yearned to be free at all costs. Sheppard is swiftly convicted and sent to rot in prison. Just how firm was the evidence and was it tampered with to fit a convenient narrative to settle scores and push political agendas? Nathans old friend Elliot Ness calls in a favor and as Nathan digs into the case he becomes convinced of Sheppards innocence. But Nate cant prove it and has to let the case drop. The road to justice is sometimes a long one. Hellers given another chance years later and this time hes determined to free the man even if it brings his own death a bit closer.

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Don't Dare a Dame Audiobook

Don't Dare a Dame

Author: M. Ruth Myers Narrator: Mary Ann Jacobs Release Date: March 2020

Tea with two spinsters thrusts 1940s private investigator Maggie Sullivan into an explosive mix of murder, political rivalries and family secrets. Pursuing their case means risking not only her life, but her detective license. The Vanhorn sisters want her to learn the fate of their father, who vanished more than a quarter century earlier in Dayton, Ohio’s, catastrophic 1913 flood. They believe he was murdered. They think they know the killer. But before Maggie can question the suspect, he winds up dead. With a nip of gin to cheer her and a Smith & Wesson for company, Maggie follows a trail all but obliterated by time. It leads her to a local politician with bigger ambitions — and possibly secrets to hide. It takes her into dime stores, cheap hotels, and a violent ambush by men wearing brass knuckles. A determined cop wages a wily campaign to win her affections. A rag-tag newsboy pushes to be her assistant. As crimes of the past explode in the present, Maggie fights foes who must destroy her to destroy each other.

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Without a Trace Audiobook

Without a Trace

Author: Mel Starr Narrator: Steven Crossley Release Date: February 2020

Lady Philippa, the wife of Sir Aymer, a knight of the realm, disappears while traveling from her husband’s manor to Bampton. She and her maid are traveling in an enclosed wagon, while her husband and his grooms and a squire are mounted. When the party arrives at Bampton Castle neither the lady nor her maid are within the enclosed wagon—they have simply vanished. As the disappearance may have happened while the travelers were on Lord Gilbert’s lands, his surgeon and bailiff, Hugh de Singleton, is assigned to discover what has happened to the lady. Has she been taken? Has she fled her husband? A few days later her husband receives a ransom demand, and Hugh is named to deliver the money. Why him? The ransom is paid, but the lady is not returned. Can Hugh help find her, or is it already too late?

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Victorian Anthologies: Ghosts - Volume 1 Audiobook

Victorian Anthologies: Ghosts - Volume 1

Author: Charles Dickens, Edith Nesbit Narrator: Natalie Chisholm Release Date: January 2020

Few ghost stories are as chilling as the ones written by Victorian writers. Featuring work by M.R. James, Edith Nesbit, Oscar Wilde, Gertrude Atherton and many more, this enhanced-audio collection of eight enduring stories - some well-known, others less familiar - transport you to a candlelit fireside to hear tales of lonely coastlines, deadly rivers, dark, creaking corridors, horrific, everlasting love and unknown entities lurking in black velvet shadows. Listen if you dare!

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