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See below for a selection of the latest books from Classic crime category. Presented with a red border are the Classic crime books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Classic crime books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!
If you make it across the border, get us help. Some of us care. Do you understand? ... The arrests grow insane. At the very hour this message is en route to the CIA, Mrs Pollifax is waiting for her night-blooming cereus flower to do its thing. She hardly gets to see its flowers, though, before being whisked off for another daring mission halfway across the world. Soon she is sporting a beautiful new hat - perfect for hiding eight forged passports. Armed with only an open mind and a little karate, Mrs Pollifax is the most unlikely and lovable of international spies. What readers are saying: Love, love, love Mrs Pollifax. Ms Gilman has an extraordinary way of keeping you on the edge of your seat and turning the pages of her books. How can a sweet little old lady get into so much trouble? Mrs Pollifax is a gem and a hoot! A book that gives you a big smile on every page. I'm looking forward to my next Mrs Pollifax adventure. Who wouldn't fall in love with a senior citizen who wears absurd hats, pushes the book cart at the hospital, and knows karate? I first read the Mrs Pollifax books when I was a little girl and I keep coming back to read the books again and again. Read it, it's the best thing you can do for yourself. It's like a reminder of the zest for life. Editorial reviews: Mrs Pollifax is an enchantress. New York Times Mrs Pollifax gives Agatha Christie's Miss Marple a rival to reckon with. Toronto Star Filled with adventures-and misadventures-but through it all Mrs Pollifax is triumphant. Booklist Absorbing and worthwhile ... You won't want to put the book down. Portland Telegram The pace never flags, bolstered by the shrewd Mrs P. and a host of well-defined characters who all work their surprising wiles. Publishers Weekly Should delight you whether you're looking for smiles or thrills. New York Times Book Review All's right with the world as long as Mrs Pollifax is part of it. Mobile Register
When the San Angelo drifts into port in the Thames Estuary, telephones begin to ring across the capital and an intricate series of events is set in motion. Beset by dreadful storms in the Bay of Biscay, the ship, along with the 'mixed cargo' it carries, is late. Unaware of the machinations of avaricious importers, wayward captains and unscrupulous traders, Harry Reed and June Harvey are thrust together by a riverside accident, before being swept into the current of a dark plot developing on the dockside. A moody classic set around London's historic docks published in 1938, Josephine Bell's unique and atmospheric writing shines in a mystery weaving together blackmail, bootleg lingerie and, of course, murder.
Two dead bodies and a Christmas stocking weaponised. A Postman murdered delivering cards on Christmas morning. A Christmas tree growing over a forgotten homicide. It's the most wonderful time of the year, except for the victims of these shocking and often elaborate murders. When there's magic in the air, sometimes even the facts don't quite add up and the impossible can happen -- and it's up to the detective's trained eye to unwrap the clues and put together an explanation neatly tied up with a bow. Martin Edwards compiles an anthology filled with tales of seasonal suspense where the snow runs red, perfect to be shared between super-sleuths by the fire on a cold winter's night.
A brand-new Sherlock Holmes mystery from the author of Sherlock Holmes: The Vanishing Man. It is 1897, and Sherlock Holmes is investigating a murder that took place during a society ball. Holmes and Watson rush to the scene, but are shocked by the flippant attitude of the ball's hosts: the wealthy Ernest Moncrieff and his new wife Gwendolen. Suspicion naturally falls upon the party guests, but the Moncrieff family and their friends are more concerned with the inconvenience of the investigation than the fact that one of them may have committed murder. But behind the superficial facade, Holmes and Watson uncover family secrets going back decades, and a mysterious blackmailer pulling the strings...