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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.

Sleeper's Castle (Paperback): Barbara Erskine Sleeper's Castle (Paperback)
Barbara Erskine 1
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The Sunday Times Top Ten bestseller. Two women, centuries apart. Linked in a place haunted by its history . . . Separated by more than six hundred years of history, two women are drawn together by Sleeper's Castle, a house steeped in memory and magic. This is an epic tale of forbidden love, cruel revenge and a war that time can't forget. Grieving and lost, Miranda has moved to Hay to escape, and slowly she feels herself coming to life in the solitude of the mountains. But her vivid dreams at Sleeper's Castle introduce her to Catrin, a young women whose gift for foretelling the future embroiled her in a bloody revolt against English rule - many centuries ago. An unbreakable connection is forged across history. Catrin is reaching out . . . and only Miranda can help. But time is running out... Sunday Times bestselling author Barbara Erskine returns to Hay in the year that marks the 30th anniversary of her sensational debut bestseller, Lady of Hay.

Testament of a Witch (Paperback): Douglas Watt Testament of a Witch (Paperback)
Douglas Watt
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Set in the 17th century against the backdrop of political and religious conflict, the second of Watt's John MacKenzie series is as historically rich and gripping as the last. MacKenzie investigates the murder of a woman accused of witchcraft and he must act quickly when the same accusations are made against the woman's daughter. Superstition clashes with reason as Scotland moves towards the Enlightenment. The 1600s are expertly recreated with a strong sense of history and place.

The Winter Station (Paperback): Jody Shields The Winter Station (Paperback)
Jody Shields
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1910: people are mysteriously dying at an alarming rate in the Russian-ruled city of Kharbin, a major railway outpost in Northern China. Strangely, some of the dead bodies vanish before they can be identified. During a dangerously cold winter in a city gripped by fear, the Baron, a wealthy Russian aristocrat and the city's medical commissioner, is determined to stop this mysterious plague. Battling local customs, an occupying army, and a brutal epidemic with no name, the Baron is torn between duty and compassion, between Western medical science and respect for Chinese tradition. His allies include a French doctor, a black marketeer, and a charismatic Chinese dwarf. His greatest refuge is the intimacy he shares with his young Chinese wife - but she has secrets of her own. Based on a true story that has been lost to history, set during the last days of imperial Russia, THE WINTER STATION is a richly textured and brilliant novel about mortality, fear and love.

Death on a Pale Horse - Sherlock Holmes on Her Majesty's Secret Service (Paperback): Donald Thomas Death on a Pale Horse - Sherlock Holmes on Her Majesty's Secret Service (Paperback)
Donald Thomas
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In a momentous period of British history, Donald Thomas s latest Sherlock Holmes adventure pits the Great Detective and his faithful biographer, Dr. John Watson, against an international conspiracy led by a disgraced English officer. Colonel Hunter Moran bears upon him The Mark of the Beast; his satanic ingenuity leaves a spectacular trail of devastation. It runs from the annihilation of a British armored column by Zulu tribesmen armed only with shields and spears, to a life-and-death struggle on the sinking passenger steamer Comtesse de Flandre.

The heir to the French empire lies dead in the African dust. Europe is brought to the brink of war by forged dispatches, designed to enrich gun-runners and assassins. The gold-fields and diamond mines of South Africa become the playground of organized crime. Only the detective genius of Holmes can prove a match for the unfolding criminality of Moran and his associates. With Watson and Mycroft at his side, Sherlock Holmes again demonstrates although the powers of the state and the underworld may try to overpower him, they will never out-think his splendid analytical mind at the height of its powers."

His Bloody Project - Documents Relating to the Case of Roderick MacRae (Hardcover): Graeme Macrae Burnet His Bloody Project - Documents Relating to the Case of Roderick MacRae (Hardcover)
Graeme Macrae Burnet
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Bloody January (Paperback): Alan Parks Bloody January (Paperback)
Alan Parks
R315 R258 Discovery Miles 2 580 Save R57 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Direct Hit (Paperback, New edition): Mike Hollow Direct Hit (Paperback, New edition)
Mike Hollow 1
R189 R141 Discovery Miles 1 410 Save R48 (25%) 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.

Eleventh Hour (Large print, Hardcover, Large type / large print edition): M. J Trow Eleventh Hour (Large print, Hardcover, Large type / large print edition)
M. J Trow
R527 R474 Discovery Miles 4 740 Save R53 (10%) Shipped within 7 - 11 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
Murder Take Three (Large print, Hardcover, Large type / large print edition): Eric Brown Murder Take Three (Large print, Hardcover, Large type / large print edition)
Eric Brown
R528 R475 Discovery Miles 4 750 Save R53 (10%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Claire's Last Secret (Paperback, Main): Marty Ambrose Claire's Last Secret (Paperback, Main)
Marty Ambrose
R300 R269 Discovery Miles 2 690 Save R31 (10%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
A Fatal Waltz (Paperback): Tasha Alexander A Fatal Waltz (Paperback)
Tasha Alexander
R288 R234 Discovery Miles 2 340 Save R54 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

At her friend Ivy's behest, Lady Emily Ashton reluctantly agrees to attend a party at the sprawling English country estate of a man she finds odious. But the despised Lord Fortescue is not to be her greatest problem. Kristiana von Lange, an Austrian countess once linked romantically with Emily's fiancE, the debonair Colin Hargreaves, is a guest also. And a tedious evening turns deadly when their host is found murdered, and his protEgE, Robert Brandon--Ivy's husband--is arrested for the crime.

Determined to right a terrible wrong, Emily embarks on a quest that will lead her from London's glittering ballrooms to Vienna's sordid backstreets--and into a game of wits with a notorious anarchist. But putting Colin in deadly peril may be the price for exonerating Robert--forcing the intrepid Emily to bargain with her nemesis, the Countess von Lange, for the life of her fiancE.

On Copper Street (Large print, Hardcover, Large type / large print edition): Chris Nickson On Copper Street (Large print, Hardcover, Large type / large print edition)
Chris Nickson
R527 R474 Discovery Miles 4 740 Save R53 (10%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Smoke and Mirrors (Paperback): Elly Griffiths Smoke and Mirrors (Paperback)
Elly Griffiths
R274 R223 Discovery Miles 2 230 Save R51 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Points of Danger (Hardcover): Edward Marston Points of Danger (Hardcover)
Edward Marston 1
R465 R349 Discovery Miles 3 490 Save R116 (25%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

1861, East Anglia. Alone in a first-class carriage, the Swarbricks are robbed at gunpoint, but when the universally-admired Swarbrick fights back, the train robber takes more than money and jewellery, killing the man working to unify East Anglia's tangle of railway networks. Inspector Colbeck is brought in from London, as the only detective in Britain with enough expertise for the job. But as Swarbrick's glowing reputation begins to crumble, the line of investigation isn't clear: Is this the act of a bungling burglar, a business rival, a disgruntled son, or a jealous lover? Whoever it is, they are determined to involve Colbeck in their fight. Is the Railway Detective following the right track or will he need to switch points to bring the murderer to justice?

Lady's Guide to Etiquette and Murder (Hardcover): Dianne Freeman Lady's Guide to Etiquette and Murder (Hardcover)
Dianne Freeman
R459 R314 Discovery Miles 3 140 Save R145 (32%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
The Bleak Midwinter (Hardcover): L. C. Tyler The Bleak Midwinter (Hardcover)
L. C. Tyler 1
R512 R405 Discovery Miles 4 050 Save R107 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The fifth John Grey historical mystery 1668. John Grey is now a Justice of the Peace and lives in the manor house he has inherited on his mother's death with his new wife, Aminta. As the village is cut off from the rest of the world by a heavy snowfall, George Barwell is discovered dead in the woods. Grey is called to examine the horribly disfigured body amidst the rumours that the attack has been the work of the Devil as the victim had been cursed by reputed witch Alice Mardike just days before his violent death. As Barwell's father-in-law leads the villagers into kidnapping Alice and throwing her into the millpond to see if she floats as a witch or drowns as an innocent woman, Grey agrees to investigate the murder: his main suspect is the very man leading the witch hunt. But if Grey can't solve the mystery of George Barwell's death within a week, Mardike will be tried for witchcraft - and the sentence has already been decided . . . Praise for L.C. Tyler 'Wit and witchcraft in a snowbound seventeenth century Essex make a potent combination in The Bleak Midwinter, a welcome addition to L.C. Tyler's fine John Grey series of crime novels' Simon Brett, bestselling author of the Blotto and Twinks series 'Unusually accomplished' Helen Dunmore 'I enjoyed The Bleak Midwinter enormously. Len Tyler writes with great charm and wit, and there were parts that made me laugh out loud' Susanna Gregory 'Tyler juggles his characters, story, wit and clever one liners with perfect balance' The Times 'A cracking pace, lively dialogue, wickedly witty one-liners salted with sophistication . . . Why would we not want more of John Grey?' The Bookbag 'A dizzying whirl of plot and counterplot' Guardian 'I was seduced from John Grey's first scene' Ann Cleeves

The Riddle of the Sands - A Record of Secret Service (Paperback): Erskine Childers The Riddle of the Sands - A Record of Secret Service (Paperback)
Erskine Childers
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Homicide for the Holidays (Paperback): Cheryl Honigford Homicide for the Holidays (Paperback)
Cheryl Honigford
R284 R228 Discovery Miles 2 280 Save R56 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
The Cthulhu Casebooks - Sherlock Holmes and the Shadwell Shadows (Paperback): James Lovegrove The Cthulhu Casebooks - Sherlock Holmes and the Shadwell Shadows (Paperback)
James Lovegrove 1
R226 R155 Discovery Miles 1 550 Save R71 (31%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

It is the autumn of 1880, and Dr John Watson has just returned from Afghanistan. Badly injured and desperate to forget a nightmarish expedition that left him doubting his sanity, Watson is close to destitution when he meets the extraordinary Sherlock Holmes, who is investigating a series of deaths in the Shadwell district of London. Several bodies have been found, the victims appearing to have starved to death over the course of several weeks, and yet they were reported alive and well mere days before. Moreover, there are disturbing reports of creeping shadows that inspire dread in any who stray too close.Holmes deduces a connection between the deaths and a sinister drug lord who is seeking to expand his criminal empire. Yet both he and Watson are soon forced to accept that there are forces at work far more powerful than they could ever have imagined. Forces that can be summoned, if one is brave - or mad - enough to dare...

The Silver Locomotive Mystery (Paperback): Edward Marston The Silver Locomotive Mystery (Paperback)
Edward Marston 1
R211 R163 Discovery Miles 1 630 Save R48 (23%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

An exquisite silver coffeepot in the shape of a locomotive is on its way to Cardiff in the care of the young silversmith, Hugh Kellow. But before he can deliver it a gruesome murder is committed. Inspector Colbeck is confronted all too soon with complications and with no shortage of suspects and he must sift through layers of deceit to find the killer.Commissioned by wealthy ironmaster Clifford Tomkins for his acquisitive wife, who wants it to be the envy of all her friends and enemies, the coffeepot is stolen. When a gruesome murder is committed at the Railway Hotel, Winifred Tomkins is distraught. Caring little for the dead silversmith, all she can think about is her missing treasure. Inspector Colbeck and Sergeant Leeming of the Detective Department are summoned to Wales from London by telegraph and they are soon confronted by some additional crimes. The situation is complicated by the arrival of a famous theatre company and by revelations of illicit liaisons among members of the local high society. Colbeck has to find the killer before it is too late."

In the Presence of Evil (Hardcover, Main): Tania Bayard In the Presence of Evil (Hardcover, Main)
Tania Bayard
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Mr Campion's Abdication (Large print, Hardcover, Large type / large print edition): Mike Ripley Mr Campion's Abdication (Large print, Hardcover, Large type / large print edition)
Mike Ripley
R530 R477 Discovery Miles 4 770 Save R53 (10%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
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