In the Market for Murder

In the Market for Murder Author T. E. Kinsey
ISBN-10 1503938298
Year 2016-12-20
Pages 268
Language en
Publisher Thomas & Mercer
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Spring, 1909, and Lady Hardcastle, amateur sleuth and all-round eccentric, is enjoying a well-deserved rest. But a week after a trip to the cattle market, Spencer Caradine, a local farmer, turns up dead in the pub, face-down in his beef and mushroom pie. Once again, it is up to Lady Hardcastle and her maid, Florence, to solve the case. Armed with wit and whimsy, not to mention Florence's mean right hook, the pair set out to discover what really happened and why. Was it poison or just ill luck? As they delve further into their investigation, they encounter a theft where nothing is stolen, a s�ance with a troubled ghost and an ever-increasing number of Spencer's family and friends who might just have motive for murder. One thing's for sure: Lady Hardcastle has a mystery on her hands.

Death Around the Bend

Death Around the Bend Author T. E. Kinsey
ISBN-10 1503940101
Year 2017-06-08
Pages
Language en
Publisher Thomas & Mercer
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When Lady Hardcastle and her maid, Florence, are invited to Lord Riddlethorpe’s country estate for a week of motor racing and parties, they both agree it sounds like a perfectly charming holiday. But when one of the drivers dies in a crash during the very first race, they discover that what seemed like an uncharacteristic error in judgement may have a more sinister explanation . . . Closer investigation reveals that the driver’s car was sabotaged – and the driver murdered. The local constabulary are quick to dismiss the case, but Flo and Lady Hardcastle are determined to find out just who has committed this dastardly act, and why. As the pair begin to make enquiries of Lord Riddlethorpe’s servants and guests, it seems that, below stairs and above, there is more to this case than meets the eye. And, even in the quiet of the countryside, death is always just around the bend.

The Trouble with Harriet

The Trouble with Harriet Author Dorothy Cannell
ISBN-10 9781610847704
Year 2013-07-11
Pages
Language en
Publisher Belgrave House
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Ellie Haskell’s prodigal father, Morley Simons, has landed in Chitterton Fells just when Ellie and husband Ben were about to vacation in France. Morley’s luggage contains an urn with the ashes of his lady love, Harriet, to return to her relatives. As her father explains his relationship with the femme fatale Harriet, Ellie begins to suspect something is amiss. And when there’s another fatal car accident… Cozy British Mystery by Dorothy Cannell; originally published by Viking/Penguin

The Cavalier in White

The Cavalier in White Author Marcia Muller
ISBN-10 9781612323374
Year 2011-11
Pages 181
Language en
Publisher Speaking Volumes
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When a Frans Hals painting is stolen, Joanna Stark is asked by her former San Francisco art security firm partner to return from her retreat to investigate the theft which takes her to the scene of a murder and back into the past.

Death Comes to London

Death Comes to London Author Catherine Lloyd
ISBN-10 9780758287366
Year 2014-11-26
Pages 272
Language en
Publisher Kensington Books
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A season in London promises a welcome change of pace for two friends from the village of Kurland St. Mary—until murder makes a debut. . . With the reluctant blessings of their father, the rector of Kurland St. Mary, Lucy Harrington and her sister Anna leave home for a social season in London. At the same time, Lucy's special friend Major Robert Kurland is summoned to the city to accept a baronetcy for his wartime heroism. Amidst the dizzying whirl of balls and formal dinners, the focus shifts from mixing and matchmaking to murder when the dowager Countess of Broughton, the mother of an old army friend of Robert, drops dead. When it's revealed she's been poisoned, Robert's former betrothed, Miss Chingford, is accused, and she in turn points a finger at Anna. To protect her sister, Lucy enlists Robert's aid in drawing out the true culprit. But with suspects ranging from resentful rivals and embittered family members to the toast of the ton, it will take all their sleuthing skills to unmask the poisoner before more trouble is stirred up. . . Praise for Death Comes to the Village "[A] delightful debut. . .Readers will hope death returns soon to Kurland St. Mary." —Publishers Weekly (starred review) "Lloyd combines a satisfying mystery with plenty of wit and character development." —Booklist

Humans Bow Down

Humans  Bow Down Author James Patterson
ISBN-10 9781473536654
Year 2017-04-06
Pages 400
Language en
Publisher Random House
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In a world run by machines, humans are an endangered species. The Great War is over. The robots have won. The humans who survived have two choices: they can submit and serve the vicious rulers they created, or be banished to the Reserve – a desolate and hopeless slum camp. Now, following the orders of their soulless leader, the robots are planning to finish what the Great War started and conquer humanity's last refuge. Six, whose family was killed with the first shots of the war, is a young woman with nothing left to lose. Escaping the Reserve with her friend Dubs, Six knows she must find a way to stop the robots, before they wipe humans off the face of the earth.

Murder at the Breakers

Murder at the Breakers Author Alyssa Maxwell
ISBN-10 9780758290830
Year 2014-03-25
Pages 304
Language en
Publisher Kensington Books
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As the nineteenth century comes to a close, the illustrious Vanderbilt family dominates Newport, Rhode Island, high society. But when murder darkens a glittering affair at the Vanderbilt summer home, reporter Emma Cross learns that sometimes the actions of the cream of society can curdle one's blood. . . Newport, Rhode Island, August 1895: She may be a less well-heeled relation, but as second cousin to millionaire patriarch Cornelius Vanderbilt, twenty-one-year-old Emma Cross is on the guest list for a grand ball at the Breakers, the Vanderbilts' summer home. She also has a job to do--report on the event for the society page of the Newport Observer. But Emma observes much more than glitz and gaiety when she witnesses a murder. The victim is Cornelius Vanderbilt's financial secretary, who plunges off a balcony faster than falling stock prices. Emma's black sheep brother Brady is found in Cornelius's bedroom passed out next to a bottle of bourbon and stolen plans for a new railroad line. Brady has barely come to before the police have arrested him for the murder. But Emma is sure someone is trying to railroad her brother and resolves to find the real killer at any cost. . .

The Mill on the Shore

The Mill on the Shore Author Ann Cleeves
ISBN-10 1447288971
Year 2014-10
Pages 224
Language en
Publisher
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Meg Morrissey will not believe that her husband James committed suicide. A famous naturalist and founder of Green Scenes, a pioneering magazine about environmental issues, James was in high spirits because he'd finally completed his long awaited autobiography. He didn't leave a suicide note. But even more suspiciously the record of his life's achievement, his magnum opus, has gone missing. Troubled, Meg calls in amateur sleuths George and Molly Palmer-Jones to investigate. George and Molly's interviews soon reveal that the life of the Morrissey family in their beautiful converted mill is not as idyllic as people are led to believe. Nor are relations with James's ex-wife Cathy as friendly as Meg would like to make out. And, it emerges, James had fallen for another woman. Despite this, however, he appears to have had no enemies. Who could have wanted him dead? The disappearance of the autobiography is highly suspicious and George and Molly wonder whether the motive for the killing is to be found within its pages. Could the famous environmentalist have uncovered a secret so damaging someone was prepared to kill for it? Or was it something in James Morrissey's private life that led to his death? George and Molly must try to fit together the missing pieces of information to reveal the cleverly suppressed motives which have driven someone to murder.

Blood Red Rose

Blood Red Rose Author Anne Perry
ISBN-10 1842999559
Year 2012
Pages 69
Language en
Publisher Barrington Stoke
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Rosie wakes up on board a slave ship in 1812, and faces the greatest danger of her life. Wil she be able to make a difference this time? Suggested level: intermediate, junior secondary.

Deadly Scandal

Deadly Scandal Author Kate Parker
ISBN-10 0996483128
Year 2016-02-25
Pages 338
Language en
Publisher
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A new widow in 1930s London tries to discover the identity of her husband's killer.She is followed and her flat is searched, but she is determined. She obtains a job in the society section of a large metropolitan daily, but the job comes with a secondary assignment...in a Europe stumbling toward war.

Dead Body Language

Dead Body Language Author Penny Warner
ISBN-10 9780307573353
Year 2011-08-10
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher Bantam
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Thirty-seven year old journalist, Connor Westphal, has relocated from San Francisco to Flat Skunk, a mining-turned-tourist town in the foothills of the Sierras, to start up her own weekly paper. Suddenly, dead bodies begin turning up in the most unusual places, setting Connor on a hunt for a killer. You might say Connor has a sixth sense when it comes to investigating...but she only has four of the usual five senses. Connor Westphal is deaf. But being hearing impaired doesn't stop Connor from pursuing the murderer. Without sound to distract her, she attends to subtleties that others overlook and ultimately unravels the mystery.

The Sans Pareil Mystery

The Sans Pareil Mystery Author Karen Charlton
ISBN-10 1503947823
Year 2015-10-06
Pages 322
Language en
Publisher Thomas & Mercer
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On a cold February night in Regency London, a dark curtain falls on the Sans Pareil Theatre following the death of April Clare, a promising young actress, whose body is found in mysterious circumstances. Detective Stephen Lavender and his dependable deputy, Constable Woods, quickly discover that nothing is quite as it seems. As successive mysteries unfold, they soon realise that it is not only the actors from the Sans Pareil who are playing a part. With the Napoleonic War looming dangerously across the Channel, this is a time of suspicion and treachery. Following the clues from the seedy back streets of Covent Garden up through the echelons of society, Lavender and Woods begin to fear that the case is much bigger than they'd dared imagine--and worse, that they are at risk of becoming mere players in a master criminal's shadowy drama. It will take all of Lavender's skill and wit, and help from the beautiful Magdalena, to bring the mystery of the Sans Pareil Theatre to a dramatic conclusion in the final act.

Watching the Ghosts

Watching the Ghosts Author Kate Ellis
ISBN-10 9781780102870
Year 2012-10-01
Pages 240
Language en
Publisher Severn House Publishers Ltd
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DI Joe Plantagenet investigates a house with a disturbing past in the fourth of this popular police procedural series Boothgate House has a sinister past. Once an asylum for the insane, serial killer Peter Brockmeister was sent there on his release from prison in 1978. Three years later, it closed, and Brockmeister died in mysterious circumstances. Solicitor Melanie Hawkes is investigating the suspicious events when her young daughter is kidnapped. Meanwhile, Boothgate House resident Lydia Brookes is burgled. And why is a paranormal researcher fascinated by the building's basement? As Joe uncovers the appalling truth, he faces an evil that threatens those closest to him - and puts his own life in jeopardy.