As suspenseful as it is heartwarming, set in Jerusalem, the latest Christmas novel from New York Times bestselling author Anne Perry is the perfect holiday treat. When Victor Narraway, Thomas Pitt's close friend and former boss, and his new wife, Lady Vespasia, travel to Jerusalem for a Christmas holiday, Vespasia cannot shake the feeling that they are being watched. Then, an old man leaves a mysterious envelope for Narraway-and is murdered soon after. But it is only when the couple is ambushed the following morning that they realize they are in grave danger. Armed only with the instructions from the message in the envelope, they immediately set out on a journey through the Holy Land.while their unknown enemy pursues them all the while.
Two spellbinding mysteries, one contemporary, and one ancient-that will challenge Superintendent Duncan Kincaid and Gemma James as no case ever has. Glastonbury is a town revered as the mythical burial place of King Arthur, and, according to New Age followers, a source of strong Druid power. Something terrible and bloody shattered Glastonbury Abbey's peace long ago-and now it is about to spark a violence that will reach forward into the present.
Mary Russell, assistant and protegee of the great Sherlock Holmes finds herself and her partner once more mired in mystery. When Mary is given a scrap of papyrus by an old archeologist friend, she has no inkling of what it contains. Written in Greek, it could be a letter from a previously unknown apostle - who just happens to be female. However, the situation moves from being curiously exciting to chillingly perilous, as the archeologist is murdered and Mary and Sherlock's home is ransacked. Given the possible implications of the fragment, the list of suspects and motives seems endless.'
Laurie R. King’s Mary Russell mystery series sizzles with the intellectual and emotional energy that sparkles between world-famous detective Sherlock Holmes and Mary, his young wife and partner. Together, they take on tantalizing cases that break new ground in crime detection.
When an old archaeologist friend gives Mary a curled scrap of papyrus, Mary is startled to see that it is covered with Greek symbols. The writing may be a letter from an unknown—female—apostle. Soon the old friend has been murdered, the
Holmes’ cottage has been ransacked, and Mary is faced with a particularly dangerous and painful investigation.
From the solitude of the English countryside to the dark, teeming streets of London, A Letter of Mary carries the two quick-witted sleuths through a maze of clues and cul-de-sacs. At every turn, the pair realize they are not only solving a murder, but also harboring a relic that could stand Christendom on its ear.
The third book in the Mary Russell–Sherlock Holmes series.
It is 1923. Mary Russell Holmes and her husband, the retired Sherlock Holmes, are enjoying the summer together on their Sussex estate when they are visited by an old friend, Miss Dorothy Ruskin, an archeologist just returned from Palestine. She leaves in their protection an ancient manuscript which seems to hint at the possibility that Mary Magdalene was an apostle--an artifact certain to stir up a storm of biblical proportions in the Christian establishment. When Ruskin is suddenly killed in a tragic accident, Russell and Holmes find themselves on the trail of a fiendishly clever murderer. Brimming with political intrigue, theological arcana, and brilliant Holmesian deductions.
While visiting London, Mary Russell comes across a friend from Oxford. The young woman introduces Mary to Margery Childe, charismatic leader of a religious sect involved in the suffrage movement. When several members of the sect's female volunteers are murdered, Mary starts to investigate, but events spiral out of control, and Mary's search plunges her into the worst danger she has yet faced...
In The Beekeeper’s Apprentice, Laurie R. King told a richly entertaining tale starring Mary Russell, a spirited American girl who becomes an apprentice to the famous English detective Sherlock Holmes. Now in this eagerly awaited sequel, Mary
returns to solve—with the aid of Holmes, of course—a case of murder, mystery, and religion.
The case begins when a classmate from Oxford University introduces Mary to Margery Childe, the charismatic spiritual leader of the New Temple of God.
Curious about Margery’s popular teachings, Mary begins attending temple meetings. But when Margery’s followers—all well-bred, well-heeled young women—become targets for murder, Mary senses something sinister lurking
within the walls of the temple. With Holmes at her side, she plunges headlong into the most dangerous investigation of her life.
Steeped in charming intelligence and finely crafted suspense, A Monstrous Regiment of Women continues the enchanting adventures of the most beguiling and ingenious detective team in the world of mystery fiction.
Winner of the Nero Wolfe Award
It is 1921 and Mary Russell--Sherlock Holmes's brilliant apprentice, now an Oxford graduate with a degree in theology--is on the verge of acquiring a sizable inheritance. Independent at last, with a passion for divinity and detective work, her most baffling mystery may now involve Holmes and the burgeoning of a deeper affection between herself and the retired detective. Russell's attentions turn to the New Temple of God and its leader, Margery Childe, a charismatic suffragette and a mystic, whose draw on the young theology scholar is irresistible. But when four bluestockings from the Temple turn up dead shortly after changing their wills, could sins of a capital nature be afoot? Holmes and Russell investigate, as their partnership takes a surprising turn.
Mistress or Wife? Independent Margot de Bryun has no intention of giving a man control of her life! Although handsome rake Stephen Standish, Marquess of Fanworth, does pique her interest .
Maybe a man can offer other advantages? Stephen sees Margot as perfect marriage material-talented, intelligent and alluring. But when a stolen family ruby is traced to the jewelry shop Margot owns, Stephen is infuriated and demands she become his mistress. Except Margot's not one to be easily tamed-and whether she be mistress or wife, sparks will certainly fly!
Independent Margot de Bryun has no intention of giving a man control of her life! Although handsome rake Stephen Standish, Marquess of Fanworth, does pique her interest... Stephen sees Margot as perfect marriage material - talented, intelligent and alluring. When a stolen family ruby is traced to the jewellery shop Margot owns, an infuriated Stephen demands she become his mistress. Except Margot's not one to be easily tamed - and, whether she be mistress or wife, sparks will certainly fly!
Having published 45 books, Ruth Rendell is an internationally popular mystery writer. She has won four Gold Dagger and three Edgar awards. She has been presented with the Commander of the British Empire honor, and named Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America. In A Sight For Sore Eyes, Ruth Rendell's exceptional literary talent shines from each word. Teddy Brex is a handsome young man. Raised by parents who never loved him, he has grown to put his trust in objects. Things rarely disappoint him the way people do. Francine Hill is a lovely sight. And, like Teddy, she carries deep psychological scars. What brings these two young people together, however, isn't beauty. It is death. As Ruth Rendell probes the dark forces childhood has created in Teddy's and Francine's lives, an emotionally gripping story unfolds. Narrator Jenny Sterlin voices all the subtle layers of suspense that are the hallmark of Rendell's incomparable work.
Rita Award winner Barbara Metzger puts a tantalizing mix of humor and scandal into her Regency era novels. Ace Endicott, the Earl of Carde, needs a woman who will give him an heir, but he never expects to be engaged to three different women or to become the laughingstock of the gossip columnists. Escaping this London nightmare, he takes a chance and comes up with a winning hand in the game of love.