Book Series

The Blake and Avery Mystery Series

The Strangler Vine

The Strangler Vine

Author: M. J. Carter Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/09/2014

Absolutely riveting and fascinating in equal measure, the author seamlessly merges a fictional thrilling quest within the history of India and the East India Company during the mid 19th century. It’s a joy to read the interplay between the two main protagonists; Blake is a disenchanted maverick of a man and while the naive Avery initially flounders, he steadily gains credibility. This is an action packed galloping good yarn, yet the author has the wonderful ability to paint a vividly bright picture of the background and times without slowing the stimulating story. Some of the characters in this book actually existed and the historical afterword explaining their background is an interesting read in its own right and adds to the authenticity. Knowing that Blake and Avery are set to return in ‘The Infidel Stain’ is a satisfying consolation when you reach the end, as you’re nowhere near ready to say goodbye to this fabulously captivating duo.  Books in The Blake and Avery Mystery Series: 1. The Strangler Vine 2. The Printer's Coffin 3. The Devil's Feast Serial Reader? Check out our 'Fall in Love With a Book Series' collection to find amazing book series to dive in to.

eBooks of the Month
The Infidel Stain

The Infidel Stain

Author: M. J. Carter Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/04/2015

May 2015 eBook of the Month. Another impressive and enthralling investigation by the newest and most original investigating team in town. It’s a bit of a shock to find Blake and Avery back in England after their first case in India; however the underbelly and political manoeuvrings of London snatch your attention from the get go and run off into the back streets with it. On the surface this is an entirely different tale to ‘The Strangler Vine’, however the wonderfully dynamic interaction between Blake and Avery and the absolutely fascinating historical aspect remain vividly bold and true. The author not only drops you into the middle of the teeming London thoroughfares of mid 19th century England, she encourages all of your senses to partake in this challenging murder investigation. At one point in this captivating tale Mr Dickens is seen rushing through the streets, and by the end there’s just one thing to say…please Ma’am, we want some more! ~ Liz Robinson

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The Printer's Coffin

The Printer's Coffin

Author: M. J. Carter Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/06/2016

Another impressive and enthralling investigation by the newest and most original investigating team in town. It’s a bit of a shock to find Blake and Avery back in England after their first case in India; however the underbelly and political manoeuvrings of London snatch your attention from the get go and run off into the back streets with it. On the surface this is an entirely different tale to ‘The Strangler Vine’, however the wonderfully dynamic interaction between Blake and Avery and the absolutely fascinating historical aspect remain vividly bold and true. The author not only drops you into the middle of the teeming London thoroughfares of mid 19th century England, she encourages all of your senses to partake in this challenging murder investigation. At one point in this captivating tale Mr Dickens is seen rushing through the streets, and by the end there’s just one thing to say…please Ma’am, we want some more!

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The Devil's Feast

The Devil's Feast

Author: M. J. Carter Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/10/2017

For lovers of Sherlock, Shardlake and Ripper Street. A hugely enjoyable heart-pounding Victorian thriller: murder, a celebrity chef and a great detective double-act. Long-listed for a CWA Endeavour Historical Dagger 'Wonderful ... The Devil's Feast proves to be a sumptuous treat' The Times 'Criminally good ... I love this mystery series - it just gets better and better' Woman & Home London, 1842. There has been a mysterious and horrible death at the Reform, London's newest and grandest gentleman's club. A death the club is desperate to hush up. Captain William Avery is persuaded to investigate, and soon discovers a web of rivalries and hatreds, both personal and political, simmering behind the club's handsome facade - and in particular concerning its resident genius, Alexis Soyer, 'the Napoleon of food', a chef whose culinary brilliance is matched only by his talent for self-publicity. But Avery is distracted, for where is his mentor and partner-in-crime Jeremiah Blake? And what if this first death was only a dress rehearsal for something far more sinister?