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Scandal in the Secret City: A World War Two Mystery Set in Tennessee (Large print, Hardcover, Large type / large print... Scandal in the Secret City: A World War Two Mystery Set in Tennessee (Large print, Hardcover, Large type / large print edition)
Diane Fanning
R534 R208 Discovery Miles 2 080 Save R326 (61%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

From the author of the Lucinda Pierce series, comes a thrilling new mystery, set during the Second World War ...Oak Ridge, Tennessee, otherwise known as the Secret City, rose seemingly overnight in 1942, built by the US Government. No one was quite sure what its purpose was or where it came from, but there was certainly something going on ...Libby Clark, a gutsy Bryn Mawr graduate, is determined to find her place as a scientist in a world where women are thought better suited to housework and marriage. As the only female scientist in the top secret facility, Libby is excited to begin what she believes is important government research. She soon begins to suspect, however, that not all is as it seems. And to make matters worse, one frosty night she discovers the dead body of her roommate's sister sprawled behind the bleachers. No one else seems to think finding the killer is important and it's up to Libby to make sense of the situation. Aided by a band of like-minded scientists, Libby follows every possible lead until she comes to a shocking and unexpected conclusion.

A Knife in the Fog - A Mystery Featuring Margaret Harkness and Arthur Conan Doyle (Paperback): Bradley Harper A Knife in the Fog - A Mystery Featuring Margaret Harkness and Arthur Conan Doyle (Paperback)
Bradley Harper
R307 R250 Discovery Miles 2 500 Save R57 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Sacrifice - A Celtic Adventure (Hardcover): Philip Freeman Sacrifice - A Celtic Adventure (Hardcover)
Philip Freeman
R338 Discovery Miles 3 380 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
The Dutch Shoe Mystery - An Ellery Queen Mystery (Paperback): Ellery Queen, Otto Penzler The Dutch Shoe Mystery - An Ellery Queen Mystery (Paperback)
Ellery Queen, Otto Penzler
R264 R232 Discovery Miles 2 320 Save R32 (12%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
The MX Book of New Sherlock Holmes Stories - Part X - 2018 Annual (1896-1916) (MX Book of New Sherlock Holmes Stories Series)... The MX Book of New Sherlock Holmes Stories - Part X - 2018 Annual (1896-1916) (MX Book of New Sherlock Holmes Stories Series) (Hardcover)
David Marcum
R681 R519 Discovery Miles 5 190 Save R162 (24%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Prisoner of Midnight (Hardcover, Main): Barbara Hambly Prisoner of Midnight (Hardcover, Main)
Barbara Hambly
R485 R424 Discovery Miles 4 240 Save R61 (13%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Black Death (Hardcover, Main): M. J Trow Black Death (Hardcover, Main)
M. J Trow
R483 R421 Discovery Miles 4 210 Save R62 (13%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Greatest Mysteries of the Unexplained (Paperback): Andrew Holland, Lucy Doncaster Greatest Mysteries of the Unexplained (Paperback)
Andrew Holland, Lucy Doncaster
R211 R169 Discovery Miles 1 690 Save R42 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
The Mystery of Three Quarters - The New Hercule Poirot Mystery (Hardcover): Sophie Hannah The Mystery of Three Quarters - The New Hercule Poirot Mystery (Hardcover)
Sophie Hannah
R540 R425 Discovery Miles 4 250 Save R115 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
The Cursed Wife (Paperback): Pamela Hartshorne The Cursed Wife (Paperback)
Pamela Hartshorne 1
R180 R155 Discovery Miles 1 550 Save R25 (14%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

Curses cannot be silenced

Mary lives a contented life as wife to a wealthy merchant in Elizabethan London. But there's a part of her past she can’t forget . . . As a small girl she was cursed for causing the death of a vagrant child, a curse that predicts that she will hang.

Sometimes the happiest households are not what they seem, and Mary's carefully curated world begins to falter. Mary’s whole life is based on a lie. Is she the woman her husband believes her to be?

One rainy day she ventures to London's Cheapside, where her past catches up with her . . . Suddenly the lies and deception she has so fought to hide begin to claw to the surface.

The Cursed Wife is a page-turning, psychological thriller set in Elizabethan London

The Case of Miss Elliott: The Teahouse Detective (Paperback): Baroness Orczy The Case of Miss Elliott: The Teahouse Detective (Paperback)
Baroness Orczy 1
R211 R168 Discovery Miles 1 680 Save R43 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The Case of Miss Elliott is the second classic collection of mysteries featuring the Teahouse Detective, the famous armchair detective who solves a variety of baffling mysteries, set all over Edwardian Britain, from the comfort of the ABC Tearooms on Norfolk Terrace.

Murder Has a Motive (Paperback): Francis Duncan Murder Has a Motive (Paperback)
Francis Duncan
R292 R238 Discovery Miles 2 380 Save R54 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Death of an Effendi (Paperback): Michael Pearce Death of an Effendi (Paperback)
Michael Pearce
R205 R147 Discovery Miles 1 470 Save R58 (28%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Shortlisted for the Ellis Peters Award for best historical crime novel, this is an engrossing murder mystery set in the Egypt of the 1900s, featuring the inimitable Mamur Zapt. It's 1909, and Cairo is the murder capital of the world. But the death of an effendi is something different. Effendis - the Egyptian elite - are important. Especially if they happen to be foreign. When effendi Tvardovsky is shot in Crocodilopolis, the ancient City of the Crocodiles, Mamur Zapt - Chief of Cairo's Secret Police - is called in to investigate. But sometimes it's best not to ask any questions. And there are powerful people who might prefer Tvardovsky dead...

The Priests' Code (Paperback): B. B. Balthis The Priests' Code (Paperback)
B. B. Balthis
R314 R253 Discovery Miles 2 530 Save R61 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

FOR FANS OF DAN BROWN AND KATE MOSSE A secret kept for Millennia. Are you ready for the truth? An exhilarating mystery set in a Cotswold church and French village. Based on real life research and the breaking of secret codes. A must-read for lovers of conspiracy thrillers, history, the crusades, myth, legend, and truth-seekers everywhere. Benoit Balthis, a French catholic priest and expert translator working in the Cotswolds, thinks his latest commission is just another interesting distraction. He is wrong. Parchments relating to the time of Christ, and entries written in an old diary, draw him into a world of secrets, lies, and murder. Together with his historian cousin, Caro, Benoit sets out on a path of discovery that takes him home to France, and the hilltop village of Rennes-le-Chateau, once home to the infamous Abbe Berenger Sauniere and the messages he left behind over a hundred years before. The familiar surroundings reveal codes hidden in plain sight about the origins of Christianity and possibly the greatest conspiracy in known history. They begin a race against time to uncover the truth before the secrets are buried forever. This ground-breaking novel de-codes ancient messages that have defeated best minds across the world. It opens up new avenues of thought, and suggests theories that have, until now, remained concealed. It touches the very roots of humanity and its complexities, as well as the struggle to survive in a world that is often hostile and uncertain. A bold new voice in Thriller Fiction

Oracles of Delphi - A Novel of Suspense (Paperback): Marie Savage Oracles of Delphi - A Novel of Suspense (Paperback)
Marie Savage
R214 Discovery Miles 2 140 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

All Althaia wants on her trip to Delphi is to fulfill her father's last wish and enjoy time away from her tiresome new husband. Finding the body of a young woman on the altar of Dionysos in the theater of the Sacred Precinct on her first day in town is not in her plans. Neither is getting involved in the search for the killer, falling for the son of a famous priestess, or getting pulled into the ancient struggle for control of the two most powerful oracles in the world. But that's exactly what happens when Theron, Althaia's tutor and a man with a reputation for finding the truth, is asked to investigate. When a priest hints that Theron himself may be involved, Althaia is certain the old man is crazy-until Nikomachos, son of the famous priestess of Dodona, arrives with an urgent message. As Theron's past, greedy priests, paranoid priestesses, visions, prophecies, and stolen treasures complicate the investigation, Althaia finds herself falling for Nikomachos whose dangerous secrets may hold the key to the young woman's death. When another body is found and Althaia discovers Nikomachos is being blackmailed, she devises a plan to coerce the killer to reveal himself and, in the process, forces Nikomachos to confront his own past. As the plan unfolds, she comes to realize that love often comes at a high price and that the true meaning of family is more than a blood bond.

Murdoch Mysteries - Except the Dying (Paperback): Maureen Jennings Murdoch Mysteries - Except the Dying (Paperback)
Maureen Jennings 1
R190 R153 Discovery Miles 1 530 Save R37 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

In the cold Toronto winter of 1895, the naked body of a servant girl is found frozen in a deserted laneway. The young victim was pregnant when she died. Detective William Murdoch soon discovers that many of those connected with the girl's life have secrets to hide. Was her death on attempt to cover up a scandal in one of the city's influential families?

Searching for You (Paperback): Jody Hedlund Searching for You (Paperback)
Jody Hedlund
R216 R173 Discovery Miles 1 730 Save R43 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Despite years on the run, Sophie Neumann is determined to care for two young children. She won't abandon them the way she thinks her older sisters abandoned her. But times are growing desperate, and when she falls in with the wrong crowd and witnesses a crime, she realizes fleeing 1850s New York is her only option. Disappearing with her two young charges into a group of orphans heading west by train, Sophie hopes to find safety and a happy life. When the train stops in Illinois for the first placement of orphans, Sophie faces the most difficult choice of her life. Reinhold Weiss has finally purchased his own small farm. With mounting debts, a harvest to bring in, and past scars that haunt him, he's in no position to give his heart away . . . but can he say no when his long-lost friend shows up on a nearby train pleading for his help?

The Flimflam Affair Lib/E - A Carpenter and Quincannon Mystery (MP3 format, CD): Bill Pronzini The Flimflam Affair Lib/E - A Carpenter and Quincannon Mystery (MP3 format, CD)
Bill Pronzini; Read by Meredith Mitchell, Mark Peckham
R545 R388 Discovery Miles 3 880 Save R157 (29%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
The Wolf and the Watchman (Paperback): The Wolf and the Watchman (Paperback)
1
R285 R225 Discovery Miles 2 250 Save R60 (21%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

'The best historical thriller I've read in twenty years' A.J. Finn 'A thrilling, unnerving, clever and beautiful story. Reading it is like giving a little gift to oneself' Fredrik Backman The year is 1793, Stockholm. King Gustav of Sweden has been assassinated, years of foreign wars have emptied the treasuries, and the realm is governed by a self-interested elite, leaving its citizens to suffer. On the streets, malcontent and paranoia abound. A body is found in the city's swamp by a watchman, Mickel Cardell, and the case is handed over to investigator Cecil Winge, who is dying of consumption. Together, Winge and Cardell become embroiled in a brutal world of guttersnipes and thieves, mercenaries and madams, and one death will expose a city rotten with corruption beneath its powdered and painted veneer. The Wolf and the Watchman depicts the capacity for cruelty in the name of survival or greed - but also the capacity for love, friendship, and the desire for a better world. 'An unexpected masterpiece, a wild and unusual mix of genres that in one fell swoop succeeds in renewing the entire crime fiction genre' Arne Dahl

A Murdered Peace - A Kate Clifford Novel (Paperback): Candace Robb A Murdered Peace - A Kate Clifford Novel (Paperback)
Candace Robb
R237 Discovery Miles 2 370 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
The Confession (Standard format, CD): Charles Todd The Confession (Standard format, CD)
Charles Todd; Read by Simon Prebble
R649 R462 Discovery Miles 4 620 Save R187 (29%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
In the Presence of Evil (Paperback, Main): Tania Bayard In the Presence of Evil (Paperback, Main)
Tania Bayard
R303 R277 Discovery Miles 2 770 Save R26 (9%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Murder in a Cornish Alehouse - An Elizabethan Spy Thriller (Large print, Hardcover, Large type / large print edition): Kathy... Murder in a Cornish Alehouse - An Elizabethan Spy Thriller (Large print, Hardcover, Large type / large print edition)
Kathy Lymm Emerson
R529 R409 Discovery Miles 4 090 Save R120 (23%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Penny Dreadfuls - Sensational Tales of Terror (Hardcover): Various Penny Dreadfuls - Sensational Tales of Terror (Hardcover)
Various
R335 R234 Discovery Miles 2 340 Save R101 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Penny Dreadfuls: Sensational Tales of Terror is an anthology of twenty tales of horror and the supernatural published in the nineteenth century. In addition to works by Edgar Allan Poe, Arthur Conan Doyle, Bram Stoker, Wilkie Collins!, and other well-known writers, it features several sensationalized retellings of famous folk legends and accounts of notorious highwaymen. The book includes two full-length novels: the original 1818 text of Frankenstein, which was considered more shocking before Mary Shelley toned down its gruesomeness for the better-known 1831 edition, and Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, a genuine penny dreadful that has served as the foundation for all accounts of Sweeney Todd written since. The book will appeal to readers who are currently enjoying the literary horror mash-ups featured on the hit Sky Atlantic series Penny Dreadful.

Direct Hit (Paperback, New edition): Mike Hollow Direct Hit (Paperback, New edition)
Mike Hollow 1
R189 R150 Discovery Miles 1 500 Save R39 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The jagged blast of high explosives rip through the evening air. In the sky over East London the searchlights criss-cross in search of the enemy.

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