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Hardcastle's Quartet - A Police Procedural Set at the End of World War One (Large print, Hardcover, Large type / large... Hardcastle's Quartet - A Police Procedural Set at the End of World War One (Large print, Hardcover, Large type / large print edition)
Graham Ison
R532 R479 Discovery Miles 4 790 Save R53 (10%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Against the Light - An Irish Nationalist Mystery Set in Edwardian London (Large print, Hardcover, Large type / large print... Against the Light - An Irish Nationalist Mystery Set in Edwardian London (Large print, Hardcover, Large type / large print edition)
R533 R480 Discovery Miles 4 800 Save R53 (10%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Dancing with Death (Hardcover, Main): Amy Myers Dancing with Death (Hardcover, Main)
Amy Myers
R507 Discovery Miles 5 070 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Kitty Peck and the Daughter of Sorrow (Paperback, Main): Kate Griffin Kitty Peck and the Daughter of Sorrow (Paperback, Main)
Kate Griffin 1
R229 R188 Discovery Miles 1 880 Save R41 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Summer 1881: the streets of Limehouse are thick with opium... and menace. At eighteen Kitty Peck has inherited Paradise, a sprawling criminal empire on the banks of the Thames. Determined to do things differently to her fearsome grandmother, she now realises that the past casts a long and treacherous shadow. Haunted by a terrible secret and stalked by a criminal cabal intent on humiliation and destruction, Kitty must fight for the future of everyone she cares for...

Covenant with Hell (Hardcover): Priscilla Royal Covenant with Hell (Hardcover)
Priscilla Royal
R447 R354 Discovery Miles 3 540 Save R93 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

In the Spring of 1277, Prioress Eleanor goes on a pilgrimage to a famous East Anglian shrine.
There are rumors that King Edward may also visit the shrine soon to seek God's blessing for his invasion of Wales.
Lurking in this sacred place, however, is an assassin hoping to murder a king.
Soon after Prioress Eleanor and Brother Thomas arrive, a nun falls to her death from the priory bell tower. Brother Thomas finds the body, and the pair quickly grasp that this nun's death was not a simple tragedy. The circumstances point to murder, but this slaying is further tainted with treason. Among the pilgrims, merchants, and religious, too many betray an interest in this death--including a canny street child. At least one of them is most certainly a killer.
Can Prioress Eleanor and Brother Thomas succeed in exposing the assassin or will they also fall victim to one who has made a covenant with hell?

Holmes and Watson (Paperback): June Thomson Holmes and Watson (Paperback)
June Thomson 1
R192 R149 Discovery Miles 1 490 Save R43 (22%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Sherlock Holmes and Dr John Watson, famous for their crime-solving capabilities, are mysterious figures themselves. What is known about their pasts, and the reasons behind their very different personalities? What led two strikingly different individuals to form a relationship which would last for over forty-six years? This detailed and enthralling account ponders answers to the many uncertainties and enigmas which surround the pair. And there are other puzzles to be solved. When did the case of the Hound of the Baskervilles actually occur? Who was John Watson's mysterious second wife? And what is the real location of the legendary 221B Baker Street? A thorough investigation commences as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's most famous creations are placed under the magnifying glass...

Mind of a Killer (Paperback, Main): Simon Beaufort Mind of a Killer (Paperback, Main)
Simon Beaufort
R331 R270 Discovery Miles 2 700 Save R61 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Lamentation (Paperback, Main Market Ed.): C.J. Sansom Lamentation (Paperback, Main Market Ed.)
C.J. Sansom 1
R257 R176 Discovery Miles 1 760 Save R81 (32%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Matthew Shardlake is back in Lamentation, from the number one bestselling author C. J. Sansom. Summer, 1546. King Henry VIII is slowly, painfully dying. His Protestant and Catholic councillors are engaged in a final and decisive power struggle; whoever wins will control the government of Henry's successor, eight-year-old Prince Edward. As heretics are hunted across London, and the radical Protestant Anne Askew is burned at the stake, the Catholic party focus their attack on Henry's sixth wife, Matthew Shardlake's old mentor, Queen Catherine Parr. Shardlake, still haunted by events aboard the warship Mary Rose the year before, is working on the Cotterstoke Will case, a savage dispute between rival siblings. Then, unexpectedly, he is summoned to Whitehall Palace and asked for help by his old patron, the now beleaguered and desperate Queen. For Catherine Parr has a secret. She has written a confessional book, Lamentation of a Sinner, so radically Protestant that if it came to the King's attention it could bring both her and her sympathizers crashing down. But, although the book was kept secret and hidden inside a locked chest in the Queen's private chamber, it has - inexplicably - vanished. Only one page has been found, clutched in the hand of a murdered London printer. Shardlake's investigations take him on a trail that begins among the backstreet printshops of London but leads him and Jack Barak into the dark and labyrinthine world of the politics of the royal court; a world he had sworn never to enter again. Loyalty to the Queen will drive him into a swirl of intrigue inside Whitehall Palace, where Catholic enemies and Protestant friends can be equally dangerous, and the political opportunists, who will follow the wind wherever it blows, more dangerous than either. The theft of Queen Catherine's book proves to be connected to the terrible death of Anne Askew, while his involvement with the Cotterstoke litigants threatens to bring Shardlake himself to the stake. The previous books in the bestselling Shardlake series are Dissolution, Dark Fire, Sovereign, Revelation and Heartstone.

The Winter King (Large print, Hardcover, Large type / large print edition): Alys Clare The Winter King (Large print, Hardcover, Large type / large print edition)
Alys Clare
R492 R445 Discovery Miles 4 450 Save R47 (10%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

All Saint's Eve, 1211. An overweight but wealthy nobleman, desperate for an heir, dies at the celebration feast he's thrown in his own hall. A natural death ...or at the hands of his reluctant new wife? Sabin de Gifford, an apothecary and healer of note, is called to examine the body, and concludes that he died of a spasm to the heart. But she is troubled, all the same, and beset by suspicions. Did the man really die of a heart attack? Or was something more sinister to blame? There is only one person Sabin can turn to for help: fellow healer Meggie, daughter of Sir Josse d'Acquin. But what she requires of her is dangerous indeed ...

Ahab's Return - or, The Last Voyage (Hardcover): Jeffrey Ford Ahab's Return - or, The Last Voyage (Hardcover)
Jeffrey Ford
R463 R317 Discovery Miles 3 170 Save R146 (32%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

"Jeffrey Ford is one of the few writers who uses wonder instead of ink in his pen." - Jonathan Carroll A bold and intriguing fabulist novel that reimagines two of the most legendary characters in American literature-Captain Ahab and Ishmael of Herman Melville's Moby-Dick-from the critically acclaimed Edgar and World Fantasy award-winning author of The Girl in the Glass and The Shadow Year. At the end of a long journey, Captain Ahab returns to the mainland to confront the true author of the novel Moby-Dick, his former shipmate, Ishmael. For Ahab was not pulled into the ocean's depths by a harpoon line, and the greatly exaggerated rumors of his untimely death have caused him grievous harm-after hearing about Ahab's demise, his wife and child left Nantucket for New York, and now Ahab is on a desperate quest to find them. Ahab's pursuit leads him to The Gorgon's Mirror, the sensationalist tabloid newspaper that employed Ishmael as a copy editor while he wrote the harrowing story of the ill-fated Pequod. In the penny press's office, Ahab meets George Harrow, who makes a deal with the captain: the newspaperman will help Ahab navigate the city in exchange for the exclusive story of his salvation from the mouth of the great white whale. But their investigation-like Ahab's own story-will take unexpected, dangerous, and ultimately tragic turns. Told with wisdom, suspense, a modicum of dry humor and horror, and a vigorous stretching of the truth, Ahab's Return charts an inventive and intriguing voyage involving one of the most memorable characters in classic literature, and pays homage to one of the greatest novels ever written.

Bucket's List (Large print, Hardcover, Large type / large print edition): Gary Blackwood Bucket's List (Large print, Hardcover, Large type / large print edition)
Gary Blackwood
R508 Discovery Miles 5 080 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Murder in July (Large print, Hardcover, Large type / large print edition): Barbara Hambly Murder in July (Large print, Hardcover, Large type / large print edition)
Barbara Hambly
R509 Discovery Miles 5 090 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Lord John and the Private Matter (Paperback): Diana Gabaldon Lord John and the Private Matter (Paperback)
Diana Gabaldon
R312 R255 Discovery Miles 2 550 Save R57 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Adored bestselling author Diana Gabaldon brings us the first book in a new trilogy featuring many of the characters from her wildly popular Outlander series.
In her "New York Times bestselling Outlander novels, Diana Gabaldon introduced millions of readers to a dazzling world of history and adventure -- a world of vibrant settings and utterly unforgettable characters. Now one of these characters, Major Lord John Grey, opens the door to his own part of this world -- eighteenth-century London, a seething anthill of nobility and rabble peopled by soldiers and spies, whores and dukes. Great Britain is battling France for supremacy on three continents -- and life is good for a soldier.
The year is 1757. On a clear morning in mid-June, Lord John Grey emerges from London's Beefsteak Club, his mind in turmoil. A nobleman and a high-ranking officer in His Majesty's Army, Grey has just witnessed something shocking. But his efforts to avoid a scandal that might destroy his family are interrupted by something still more urgent: the Crown appoints him to investigate the brutal murder of a comrade in arms, who may have been a traitor.
Obliged to pursue two inquiries at once, Major Grey finds himself ensnared in a web of treachery and betrayal that touches every stratum of English society -- and threatens all he holds dear. From the bawdy houses of London's night-world to the stately drawing rooms of the nobility, and from the blood of a murdered corpse to the thundering seas ruled by the majestic fleet of the East India Company, Lord John pursues the elusive trails of a vanishing footman and a woman in green velvet, who may hold the key to everything -- or nothing.
The early days ofthe Seven Years War come brilliantly to life in this historical mystery by an author whose unique and compelling storytelling has engrossed millions of readers worldwide.

"From the Hardcover edition.

Heretic's Creed (Large print, Hardcover, Main - Large Print): Fiona Buckley Heretic's Creed (Large print, Hardcover, Main - Large Print)
Fiona Buckley
R526 R388 Discovery Miles 3 880 Save R138 (26%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
The Great Darkness (Paperback): Jim Kelly The Great Darkness (Paperback)
Jim Kelly 1
R211 R163 Discovery Miles 1 630 Save R48 (23%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

1939, Cambridge: The opening weeks of the Second World War, and the first blackout - The Great Darkness - covers southern England, enveloping the city. Detective Inspector Eden Brooke, a wounded hero of the Great War, takes his nightly dip in the cool waters of the Cam. Daylight reveals a corpse on the riverside, the body torn apart by some unspeakable force. Brooke investigates, calling on the expertise and inspiration of a faithful group of fellow `nighthawks' across the city, all condemned, like the detective, to a life lived away from the light. Within hours The Great Darkness has claimed a second victim. War, it seems, has many victims, but what links these crimes of the night?

Assassins - A British Mystery Series Set in 1920s London (Large print, Hardcover, Large type / large print edition): Jim... Assassins - A British Mystery Series Set in 1920s London (Large print, Hardcover, Large type / large print edition)
Jim Eldridge
R534 R397 Discovery Miles 3 970 Save R137 (26%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
A Fatal Inheritance - A Celtic Historical Mystery Set in 16th Century Ireland (Large print, Hardcover, Large type / large print... A Fatal Inheritance - A Celtic Historical Mystery Set in 16th Century Ireland (Large print, Hardcover, Large type / large print edition)
Cora Harrison
R533 R413 Discovery Miles 4 130 Save R120 (23%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Mara, Brehon of the Burren, must battle superstitious beliefs and fears as she sets out to solve a brutal murder. When a woman's body is discovered, strangled and bound with rope to the stone torso of Far Breige, the ancient stone god which stands sentinel above the haunted caves and ancient fortifications of the Atlantic cliffs, the locals believe it was the god who killed her. In life, Clodagh O'Lochlainn had been a disgrace to her clan, tormenting her former priestly lover, jeering at her husband, robbing her relatives: but could she really have been slaughtered by a vengeful god, as the local population believes? Abandoning preparations for the celebration of her fiftieth birthday, Mara, Brehon of the Burren, with the assistance of Fachtnan and her scholars, takes up the task of solving the murder. Ignoring the ancient legends, she concentrates instead on bringing a mortal killer to justice. But it's only when Fachtnan's small daughter is lost in the labyrinth of passages among the caves that the horrifying truth begins to emerge.

Fool's Gold (Large print, Hardcover, Large type / large print edition): Caro Peacock Fool's Gold (Large print, Hardcover, Large type / large print edition)
Caro Peacock
R506 Discovery Miles 5 060 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Chain of Evidence (Large print, Hardcover, Large type / large print edition): Cora Harrison Chain of Evidence (Large print, Hardcover, Large type / large print edition)
Cora Harrison
R526 R473 Discovery Miles 4 730 Save R53 (10%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
The Repentent Rake (Christopher Redmayne Mysteries) (Paperback): Edward Marston The Repentent Rake (Christopher Redmayne Mysteries) (Paperback)
Edward Marston 1
R192 R149 Discovery Miles 1 490 Save R43 (22%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

'London is a veritable cesspool...A swamp of corruption and crime' When Sir Julius Cheever's son, a notorious rake, goes missing, and a blackmailer begins terrorising London's most dissolute fops, it seems plausible that the two events are connected. Divided by politics but united in a desire to see justice done, Christopher Redmayne and Jonathan Bale must combine forces once again. But how can they hope to find those who exploit the scandal of others, when the victims themselves will do anything to maintain their anonymity? And what of Sir Julius's son? Most feel he must have been the victim of his own, debauched appetites, but a few talk of his repentance. So where is the repentant rake? And, with only lies, rumours and gossip to work with, can Redmayne and Bale ever hope to find him?

Murder Lies Waiting (Paperback): Alanna Knight Murder Lies Waiting (Paperback)
Alanna Knight 1
R212 R164 Discovery Miles 1 640 Save R48 (23%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

For Rose McQuinn the invitation to holiday at a luxury hotel on the isle of Bute is an unexpected delight until she discovers the real reason is to investigate a twenty year old non-proven murder case. With close links to a strange local family of ancient origin whose modern castle holds many dark secrets, Rose's involvement in this challenge unleashes a web of intrigue and sinister happenings as she realises too late when a drowned man is a murder victim and someone decides she is close enough to the truth not to leave the island alive.

Murder at Whitby Abbey (Hardcover, Main): Cassandra Clark Murder at Whitby Abbey (Hardcover, Main)
Cassandra Clark
R484 R452 Discovery Miles 4 520 Save R32 (7%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Murder In The Lincoln White House (Hardcover): C M Gleason Murder In The Lincoln White House (Hardcover)
C M Gleason
R465 R320 Discovery Miles 3 200 Save R145 (31%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Smoke and Mirrors (Large print, Hardcover, Large type / large print edition): Casey Daniels Smoke and Mirrors (Large print, Hardcover, Large type / large print edition)
Casey Daniels
R527 R474 Discovery Miles 4 740 Save R53 (10%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Racing the Devil - An Inspector Ian Rutledge Mystery (Paperback): Charles Todd Racing the Devil - An Inspector Ian Rutledge Mystery (Paperback)
Charles Todd
R234 R164 Discovery Miles 1 640 Save R70 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Scotland Yard's Ian Rutledge finds himself caught in a twisted web of vengeance, old grievances, and secrets that lead back to World War I in the nineteenth installment of the acclaimed bestselling series. On the eve of the bloody Battle of the Somme, a group of English officers having a last drink before returning to the Front make a promise to each other: if they survive the battle ahead-and make it through the war-they will meet in Paris a year after the fighting ends. They will celebrate their good fortune by racing motorcars they beg, borrow, or own from Paris to Nice. In November 1919, the officers all meet as planned, and though their motorcars are not designed for racing, they set out for Nice. But a serious mishap mars the reunion. In the mountains just north of their destination, two vehicles are nearly run off the road, and one man is badly injured. No one knows-or will admit to knowing-which driver was at the wheel of the rogue motorcar. Back in England one year later, during a heavy rainstorm, a driver loses control on a twisting road and is killed in the crash. Was it an accident due to the hazardous conditions? Or premeditated murder? Is the crash connected in some way to the unfortunate events in the mountains above Nice the year before? The dead driver wasn't in France-although the motorcar he drove was. If it was foul play, was it a case of mistaken identity? Or was the dead man the intended victim after all? Investigating this perplexing case, Scotland Yard Inspector Ian Rutledge discovers that the truth is elusive-and that the villages on the South Downs, where the accident happened, are adept at keeping secrets, frustrating his search. Determined to remain in the shadows this faceless killer is willing to strike again to stop Rutledge from finding him. This time, the victim he chooses is a child, and it will take all of Rutledge's skill to stop him before an innocent young life is sacrificed.

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