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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.

Free from All Danger (Large print, Hardcover, Large type / large print edition): Chris Nickson Free from All Danger (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
The MX Book of New Sherlock Holmes Stories - Part IX - 2018 Annual (1879-1895) (MX Book of New Sherlock Holmes Stories Series)... The MX Book of New Sherlock Holmes Stories - Part IX - 2018 Annual (1879-1895) (MX Book of New Sherlock Holmes Stories Series) (Hardcover)
David Marcum
R678 R515 Discovery Miles 5 150 Save R163 (24%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Last Seen in Massilia (Paperback): Steven Saylor Last Seen in Massilia (Paperback)
Steven Saylor 2
R209 R175 Discovery Miles 1 750 Save R34 (16%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

As civil war between Caesar and Pompey engulfs the Roman world, Gordianus the Finder receives an anonymous message informing him of the death of his son Meto who has been acting as a double agent for Caesar. The search for Meto's fate brings Gordianus to the besieged seaport of Massilia, which is stubbornly holding out against Caesar's troops. As famine and slaughter threaten the blockaded city, Gordianus is drawn into the intrigues of exiled Romans and duplicitous Massilians. His only friend in the city, Hieronymous, has been made the doomed scapegoat elected by city officials to bear the sins of the populace and save them all from annihilation. Meanwhile, Gordianus is constantly frustrated in his efforts to find out what happened to his son - and when he witnesses the fall of a young woman from a precipice outside the city called the Sacrifice Rock, then the plot begins to thicken...

Uneasy Lies the Crown - A Lady Emily Mystery (Hardcover): Tasha Alexander Uneasy Lies the Crown - A Lady Emily Mystery (Hardcover)
Tasha Alexander
R506 R398 Discovery Miles 3 980 Save R108 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Nemesis - A Novel of Old California (Paperback): Joe Yogerst Nemesis - A Novel of Old California (Paperback)
Joe Yogerst
R320 R264 Discovery Miles 2 640 Save R56 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Forget Deadwood, Dodge, and Tombstone, the biggest, baddest boomtown of the 1880s was San Diego, California. The attraction wasn't gold or silver but cheap land, the promise of an oceanfront paradise where it never snows and rarely rains, and the too-good-to-be-true deals offered by local real estate merchants.In the wake of bona fide settlers came the hucksters, con artists, and snake oil vendorsaso many flimflam men (and women) that those duped called the town "Scam Diego." Abetting the crime and chaos was the nearby Mexican border, a convenient refuge for the rustlers, ex-Rebels, and banditos who floated back and forth across the unmarked frontier. Caught up in this perfect storm are two men: U.S. Marshal Cradoc Bradshaw andSan Diego Timesreporter Nicholas Pinder.Best friends growing up, Bradshaw and Pinder are now sworn enemiesaall because of a woman.Having once cooperated to catch bad guys, Bradshaw and Pinder now competeaPinder with his quill pen or Bradshaw with his sawed-off shotgun and Colt single action Army revolver.The competition heats up when someone starts killing the town's movers and shakers. As the bodies pile up, the question becomes which of the former friends willtrack downthe killerfirst?

A Darker State - The gripping cold war thriller perfect for fans of Robert Harris (Paperback): David Young A Darker State - The gripping cold war thriller perfect for fans of Robert Harris (Paperback)
David Young 1
R207 R134 Discovery Miles 1 340 Save R73 (35%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

FOR THE STASI, IT'S NOT JUST THE TRUTH THAT GETS BURIED . . . A gripping thriller set in 1970s East Germany, perfect for fans of Child 44, Phillip Kerr and Martin Cruz Smith. The body of a teenage boy is found weighted down in a lake. Karin Muller, newly appointed Major of the People's Police, is called to investigate. But her power will only stretch so far, when every move she makes is under the watchful eye of the Stasi. Then, when the son of Muller's team member goes missing, it quickly becomes clear that there is a terrifying conspiracy at the heart of this case, one that could fast lead Muller and her young family into real danger. Can she navigate this complex political web and find the missing boy, before it's too late? Praise for CWA Award-winning David Young 'Young is excellent at describing terrible injustice, mass and personal, by way of a strong plot and a sympathetic woman' The Times 'A Darker State is gripping, thrilling and very, very good' William Ryan 'Masterful. . . an intricate, absorbing page-turner' Daily Express 'This fast-paced thriller hooks the readers from the start' The Sun 'Superb. A thrilling Cold War mystery that reminded me of Robert Harris at his best' Mason Cross 'Up there with Martin Cruz Smith and the other greats of the field' Abir Mukherjee 'Masterful . . . a cracking debut' David Jackson

The Keeper of the Hands (Large print, Hardcover, Large type / large print edition): J. Sydney Jones The Keeper of the Hands (Large print, Hardcover, Large type / large print edition)
J. Sydney Jones
R511 Discovery Miles 5 110 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
The Templar Magician (Templars, Book 2) - A thrilling medieval mystery of murder and betrayal (Paperback): Paul Doherty The Templar Magician (Templars, Book 2) - A thrilling medieval mystery of murder and betrayal (Paperback)
Paul Doherty 1
R190 R151 Discovery Miles 1 510 Save R39 (21%) Out of stock

Murder and mayhem set at the time of the secretive Templar Order. The year is 1152, and Jerusalem is still in the hands of the Crusaders, although the lofty ideals of before have now been replaced by subtle power-play. Meanwhile, in England, King Stephen is waging bloody war against Henry Fitzempress. The Templar Order, now fifty years old, is a wealthy power, glittering with tempting riches. Against this background of bloodshed, Robert de Payens, grandson of Eleanor, one of the co-founders of the Temple, and Englishman Edward Sendal find themselves caught up in a murder mystery when Raymond, Count of Tripoli, is brutally assassinated. Who would have wanted to murder Raymond, and is it possible that the answer may lie within the hallowed ranks of the Templar order itself?

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
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
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
The Monet Murders - A Mystery (Paperback): Terry Mort The Monet Murders - A Mystery (Paperback)
Terry Mort
R284 R238 Discovery Miles 2 380 Save R46 (16%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days
Ask Me No Questions - A Lady Dunbridge Mystery (Hardcover): Shelley Noble Ask Me No Questions - A Lady Dunbridge Mystery (Hardcover)
Shelley Noble
R462 R358 Discovery Miles 3 580 Save R104 (23%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

A modern woman, Lady Dunbridge is not about to let a little thing like the death of her husband ruin her social life. She's ready to take the dazzling world of Gilded Age Manhattan by storm. From the decadence of high society balls, to the underbelly of Belmont horse racing, romance, murder, and scandals abound. Someone simply must do something. And Lady Dunbridge is happy to oblige.

The Hanging Psalm (Hardcover, Main): Chris Nickson The Hanging Psalm (Hardcover, Main)
Chris Nickson
R519 R406 Discovery Miles 4 060 Save R113 (22%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
The Red Hand of Fury (Paperback, Main): R.N. Morris The Red Hand of Fury (Paperback, Main)
R.N. Morris
R304 R274 Discovery Miles 2 740 Save R30 (10%) Shipped within 7 - 12 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...

Tale of Two Murders (Hardcover): Heather Redmond Tale of Two Murders (Hardcover)
Heather Redmond
R464 R318 Discovery Miles 3 180 Save R146 (31%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
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?

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.

A Woman Of Consequence (Hardcover): Anna Dean A Woman Of Consequence (Hardcover)
Anna Dean
R468 R352 Discovery Miles 3 520 Save R116 (25%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

On a visit to the ruins of Madderstone Abbey, Penelope Lambe suffers a bad fall from the ancient stone steps. Before she slips into unconsciousness, Penelope manages to say, 'I saw her - It was her.' The Crockford sisters are sure that what made Penelope fall was that she saw the Grey Nun, the ghost that is reputed to walk the abbey's ruins. But Miss Dido Kent is less convinced that this was the reason for the accident, and is determined to find the real cause. Disregarding everyone else's certainty about the ghost, and endeavouring to take her mind off the financial troubles of her brothers, Dido turns all her mental energy to solving the mystery, and revisits the ruins to go over the facts of the accident, looking for clues as to its cause. But events start to seem more sinister when a human skeleton is found at the abbey. The remains are identified as those of a Miss Elinor Fenn, and letters come to light which hint at the reason for her death. But how is Miss Lambe's accident connected to this discovery? Did she see a ghostly warning? Or is there a rational explanation? Everyone is relying on Dido to find out.

The Magpie Tree (Paperback): Katherine Stansfield The Magpie Tree (Paperback)
Katherine Stansfield 1
R205 R168 Discovery Miles 1 680 Save R37 (18%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

Jamaica Inn, 1844: the talk is of witches. A boy has vanished in the woods of Trethevy on the North Cornish coast, and a reward is offered for his return. Shilly has had enough of such dark doings, but her new companion, the woman who calls herself Anna Drake, insists they investigate. Anna wants to open a detective agency, and the reward would fund it. They soon learn of a mysterious pair of strangers who have likely taken the boy, and of Saint Nectan who, legend has it, kept safe the people of the woods. As Shilly and Anna seek the missing child, the case takes another turn - murder. Something is stirring in the woods and old sins have come home to roost.

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
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 ...

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