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Historical mysteries

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A Pinch of Pure Cunning Six Mysteries from Ancient Rome

A Pinch of Pure Cunning Six Mysteries from Ancient Rome

Author: Jane Finnis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/07/2020

This is a collection of mystery short stories, a variety of traditional whodunnits, all with an Ancient Roman background. The tales take us to the turbulent frontier province of Britannia, the showy luxury of Rome itself, and right inside the glittering and dangerous court of Nero. These make dramatic settings for crime and mystery, and show us a little of life (and death) two thousand years ago. The Roman world had its share of crime, because human nature was much the same then as it is now. Greed, vengeance, and jealousy were motives for theft, fraud, and murder...and where there were crimes there were also investigators. The sleuths in these stories are not professional detectives in the modern sense. Innkeeper Aurelia Marcella, (heroine of the Aurelia Marcella series of mystery novels,) just wants to get on with running a successful business; Rufus the bodyguard becomes an investigator when he is present at a fashionable banquet where celebration turns to tragedy; and elite guardsman Marius learns how criticising Caesar's singing can have deadly consequences. And of course they all lack the elaborate tools for crime-solving that modern detectives take for granted. But they share an over-riding determination to seek out truth and bring justice, even when that puts them in danger. These stories show how they can succeed, using intelligence, courage, and of course a pinch of pure cunning,

Mrs Jeffries and the Best Laid Plans

Mrs Jeffries and the Best Laid Plans

Author: Emily Brightwell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/07/2020

Home and hearth is never safe when you have this many enemies. A friendless old miser, banker Lawrence Boyd, is found dead at home. Called to the scene, Inspector Witherspoon is lucky to have Mrs. Jeffries's help - since the list of suspects includes just about everyone Boyd's ever met. Praise for the Mrs Jeffries Mysteries: 'It's murder most English all the way!' The Literary Times 'Fascinating murder mystery . . . wit and style . . . a winning series. Mrs. Jeffries is the Miss Marple of Victorian Mystery' The Paperback Forum

Mrs Jeffries Stalks the Hunter

Mrs Jeffries Stalks the Hunter

Author: Emily Brightwell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/07/2020

Sir Edmund Leggett is flattered to be stalked by a young lady. But she soon makes herself scarce after he's murdered in cold blood. The police hold the young woman to blame. But Inspector Witherspoon has other ideas and consults his housekeeper, Mrs. Jeffries - who always gets to the heart of the matter. Praise for the Mrs Jeffries Mysteries: 'It's murder most English all the way!' The Literary Times 'Fascinating murder mystery . . . wit and style . . . a winning series. Mrs. Jeffries is the Miss Marple of Victorian Mystery' The Paperback Forum

The House of Lamentations the nailbiting final historical thriller in the award-winning Seeker series

The House of Lamentations the nailbiting final historical thriller in the award-winning Seeker series

Author: S. G. MacLean Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/07/2020

'One of the best historical crime series out there' Crime Review 'Could challenge CJ Sansom for dominion' Sunday Times Summer, 1658, and the Republic may finally be safe: the combined Stuart and Spanish forces have been heavily defeated by the English and French armies on the coast of Flanders, and the King's cause appears finished. Yet one final, desperate throw of the dice is planned. And who can stop them if not Captain Damian Seeker? The final gripping book in this acclaimed and award-winning series of historical thrillers. Will Seeker's legacy endure?

The House of Lamentations the nailbiting final historical thriller in the award-winning Seeker series

The House of Lamentations the nailbiting final historical thriller in the award-winning Seeker series

Author: S. G. MacLean Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/07/2020

'One of the best historical crime series out there' Crime Review 'Could challenge CJ Sansom for dominion' Sunday Times Summer, 1658, and the Republic may finally be safe: the combined Stuart and Spanish forces have been heavily defeated by the English and French armies on the coast of Flanders, and the King's cause appears finished. Yet one final, desperate throw of the dice is planned. And who can stop them if not Captain Damian Seeker? The final gripping book in this acclaimed and award-winning series of historical thrillers. Will Seeker's legacy endure?

The Art of Dying

The Art of Dying

Author: Ambrose Parry Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/07/2020

'Parry's Victorian Edinburgh comes vividly alive - and it's a world of pain' Val McDermid 'A rip-roaring tale of murder' Ian Rankin Edinburgh, 1849. Hordes of patients are dying all across the city, with doctors finding their remedies powerless. And a whispering campaign seeks to paint Dr James Simpson, pioneer of medical chloroform, as a murderer. Determined to clear Simpson's name, his protege Will Raven and former housemaid Sarah Fisher must plunge into Edinburgh's deadliest streets and find out who or what is behind the deaths. Soon they discover that the cause of the deaths has evaded detection purely because it is so unthinkable.

Death in the Great Dismal

Death in the Great Dismal

Author: Eleanor Kuhns Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/06/2020

A Choir of Crows

A Choir of Crows

Author: Candace Robb Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/06/2020

Season of Darkness

Season of Darkness

Author: Cora Harrison Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/06/2020

The Hocus Girl

The Hocus Girl

Author: Chris Nickson Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/06/2020

Black Death

Black Death

Author: M.J. Trow Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/06/2020

Dark Queen Waiting

Dark Queen Waiting

Author: Paul Doherty Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/06/2020