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Lord John and the Private Matter (Paperback): Diana Gabaldon Lord John and the Private Matter (Paperback)
Diana Gabaldon
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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.

Murder Takes a Turn (Hardcover, Main): Eric Brown Murder Takes a Turn (Hardcover, Main)
Eric Brown
R527 R474 Discovery Miles 4 740 Save R53 (10%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Brothers in Blood (Eagles of the Empire 13) (Paperback): Simon Scarrow Brothers in Blood (Eagles of the Empire 13) (Paperback)
Simon Scarrow 1
R247 R171 Discovery Miles 1 710 Save R76 (31%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

IF YOU DON'T KNOW SIMON SCARROW, YOU DON'T KNOW ROME! BROTHERS IN BLOOD is the unputdownable thirteenth novel in Simon Scarrow's bestselling Eagles of the Empire series. Perfect for fans of Bernard Cornwell. Praise for Simon Scarrow's compelling novels: 'Gripping and moving' The Times The Roman Empire's conquest of Britannia is under threat from within. A messenger on the streets of Rome has been intercepted and tortured, revealing a plot to sabotage the Roman army's campaign against Caratacus, commander of Britannia's native tribes. A treacherous agent's mission is to open a second front of attack against them and eliminate the two Roman soldiers who could stand in the way. Unwarned, Prefect Cato and Centurion Macro are with the Roman army pursuing Caratacus and his men through the mountains of Britannia. Defeating Caratacus seems within their grasp. But the plot against the two heroes threatens not only their military goals but also their lives. Includes 2 maps and Roman army organisation chart.

Murder on Millionaires' Row - A Mystery (Hardcover): Erin Lindsey Murder on Millionaires' Row - A Mystery (Hardcover)
Erin Lindsey
R520 R407 Discovery Miles 4 070 Save R113 (22%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Shadows of the Dead (Large print, Hardcover, Large type / large print edition): Jim Eldridge Shadows of the Dead (Large print, Hardcover, Large type / large print edition)
Jim Eldridge
R528 R409 Discovery Miles 4 090 Save R119 (23%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
The Lie Tree Special Edition - Costa Book of the Year 2015 (Paperback, Main Market Ed.): Frances Hardinge The Lie Tree Special Edition - Costa Book of the Year 2015 (Paperback, Main Market Ed.)
Frances Hardinge 2
R175 R151 Discovery Miles 1 510 Save R24 (14%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

Winner of the Costa Book of the Year 2015, The Lie Tree is a dark and powerful novel from universally acclaimed author, Frances Hardinge. It was not enough. All knowledge - any knowledge - called to Faith, and there was a delicious, poisonous pleasure in stealing it unseen. Faith has a thirst for science and secrets that the rigid confines of her class cannot suppress. And so it is that she discovers her disgraced father's journals, filled with the scribbled notes and theories of a man driven close to madness. Tales of a strange tree which, when told a lie, will uncover a truth: the greater the lie, the greater the truth revealed to the liar. Faith's search for the tree leads her into great danger - for where lies seduce, truths shatter . . . 'Brilliant, dark, thrilling, utterly original' Patrick Ness, author of A Monster Calls. 'The Lie Tree is a wonder. I can't think of anyone who would not love this story' Matt Haig, author of The Humans.

The Impossible Girl (Paperback): Lydia Kang The Impossible Girl (Paperback)
Lydia Kang
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Uneasy Lies the Crown - A Lady Emily Mystery (Hardcover): Tasha Alexander Uneasy Lies the Crown - A Lady Emily Mystery (Hardcover)
Tasha Alexander
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A Brush with Shadows (Paperback): Anna Lee Huber A Brush with Shadows (Paperback)
Anna Lee Huber
R286 R202 Discovery Miles 2 020 Save R84 (29%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Sebastian Gage returns home to battle the ghosts of his past and prevent them from destroying his future with Kiera in the latest exciting installment in this national bestselling series. July 1831. It's been fifteen years since Sebastian Gage has set foot in Langstone Manor. Though he has shared little with his wife, Lady Kiera Darby, about his past, she knows that he planned never to return to the place of so many unhappy childhood memories. But when an urgent letter from his grandfather reaches them in Dublin, Ireland, and begs Gage to visit, Kiera convinces him to go. All is not well at Langstone Manor. Gage's grandfather, the Viscount Tavistock, is gravely ill, and Gage's cousin Alfred has suddenly vanished. He wandered out into the moors and never returned. The Viscount is convinced someone or something other than the natural hazards of the moors is to blame for Alfred's disappearance. And when Alfred's brother Rory goes missing, Kiera and Gage must concede he may be right. Now, they must face the ghosts of Gage's past, discover the truth behind the local superstitions, and see beyond the tricks being played by their very own eyes to expose what has happened to Gage's family before the moors claim yet another victim...

The Bone Garden (Paperback): Tess Gerritsen The Bone Garden (Paperback)
Tess Gerritsen
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Burning Secrets (Paperback): Clio Gray Burning Secrets (Paperback)
Clio Gray 1
R223 R182 Discovery Miles 1 820 Save R41 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Strontian, a village on Ardnamurchan Peninsula, is inhabited by mining folk and crofters, eking out a living from the unforgiving land and turning a blind eye to the smugglers who plague the coast. A bag of bones is pulled out of the water; the assistant to Gustav Wengler, eccentric owner of the lead mines, is brutally murdered; what is the connection? And what do either have to do with the sundial in Ockle churchyard and the collection of monuments on Wengler's island known locally as the White Cathedral? Sholto McKay and Brogar Finn of the Pan-European Mining Company - in pursuit of a potentially valuable mineral from the Strontian mines - begin their own investigations, unaware their discoveries will tear more than one life apart.

The House of Silk - The Bestselling Sherlock Holmes Novel (Paperback): Anthony Horowitz The House of Silk - The Bestselling Sherlock Holmes Novel (Paperback)
Anthony Horowitz 1
R244 R162 Discovery Miles 1 620 Save R82 (34%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

'Horowitz has captured Holmes Heaven' THE TIMES THE HOUSE OF SILK was the first official new Sherlock Holmes mystery and a SUNDAY TIMES bestseller from the author of MAGPIE MURDERS THE GAME'S AFOOT . . . It is November 1890 and London is gripped by a merciless winter. Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson are enjoying tea by the fire when an agitated gentleman arrives unannounced at 221b Baker Street. He begs Holmes for help, telling the unnerving story of a scar-faced man with piercing eyes who has stalked him in recent weeks. Intrigued, Holmes and Watson find themselves swiftly drawn into a series of puzzling and sinister events, stretching from the gas-lit streets of London to the teeming criminal underworld of Boston and the mysterious 'House of Silk' . . .

A Step So Grave (Hardcover): Catriona McPherson A Step So Grave (Hardcover)
Catriona McPherson 1
R489 R378 Discovery Miles 3 780 Save R111 (23%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

'McPherson's wit has been compared to that of PG Wodehouse or Nancy Mitford, and her finely researched and choreographed narratives to the work of Agatha Christie . . . an absolute delight . . . these are the perfect reads for a night by the fire.' Scotsman Wedding bells are set to ring as Dandy Gilver, family in tow, arrives in windswept Wester Ross on Valentine's Day. They've come to celebrate Lady Lavinia's fiftieth birthday and to meet her daughter Mallory, a less-than-suitable bride-to-be for Dandy's son Donald. But soon love is the last thing on Dandy's mind when the news breaks that Lady Lavinia has been found dead, brutally murdered in the middle of her famous knot garden. Strange superstitions and folklore abound among the Gaelic-speaking locals. But , Dandy suspects that the tangled boughs and branches around Applecross House hide something much more earthly at work . . .

Oracles of Delphi - A Novel of Suspense (Paperback): Marie Savage Oracles of Delphi - A Novel of Suspense (Paperback)
Marie Savage
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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.

His Bloody Project - Documents Relating to the Case of Roderick Macrae (Man Booker Prize Finalist 2016) (Paperback): Graeme... His Bloody Project - Documents Relating to the Case of Roderick Macrae (Man Booker Prize Finalist 2016) (Paperback)
Graeme Burnet
R313 R255 Discovery Miles 2 550 Save R58 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Man Booker Prize Finalist, LA Times Book Prize Finalist, New York Times Editor's Choice, and an American Booksellers Association National Indie Bestseller! Named a Best Book of 2016 by Newsweek, NPR, The Guardian, The Telegraph, and The Sunday Times! In the smash hit historical thriller that the New York Times Book Review calls "thought provoking fiction," a brutal triple murder in a remote Scottish farming community in 1869 leads to the arrest of seventeen-year-old Roderick Macrae. There is no question that Macrae committed this terrible act. What would lead such a shy and intelligent boy down this bloody path? And will he hang for his crime? Presented as a collection of documents discovered by the author, His Bloody Project opens with a series of police statements taken from the villagers of Culdie, Ross-shire. They offer conflicting impressions of the accused; one interviewee recalls Macrae as a gentle and quiet child, while another details him as evil and wicked. Chief among the papers is Roderick Macrae's own memoirs where he outlines the series of events leading up to the murder in eloquent and affectless prose. There follow medical reports, psychological evaluations, a courtroom transcript from the trial, and other documents that throw both Macrae's motive and his sanity into question. Graeme Macrae Burnet's multilayered narrative--centered around an unreliable narrator--will keep the reader guessing to the very end. His Bloody Project is a deeply imagined crime novel that is both thrilling and luridly entertaining from an exceptional new voice.

City of Ink - A Mystery (Hardcover): Elsa Hart City of Ink - A Mystery (Hardcover)
Elsa Hart
R475 R377 Discovery Miles 3 770 Save R98 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
The Crumpled Letter (Paperback): Alice Quinn The Crumpled Letter (Paperback)
Alice Quinn; Translated by Alexandra Maldwyn-Davies
R221 R183 Discovery Miles 1 830 Save R38 (17%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
The Black Ascot (Standard format, CD): Charles Todd The Black Ascot (Standard format, CD)
Charles Todd; Read by Simon Prebble
R693 R489 Discovery Miles 4 890 Save R204 (29%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
The Prince and the Whitechapel Murders - (Zulu Hart 3) (Hardcover): Saul David The Prince and the Whitechapel Murders - (Zulu Hart 3) (Hardcover)
Saul David 1
R446 R348 Discovery Miles 3 480 Save R98 (22%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

'An entertaining tale takes us deep into the seamy side of Victorian London' The Times London 1888: George 'Zulu' Hart is the mixed-race illegitimate son of a Dublin actress and (he suspects) the Duke of Cambridge, commander-in-chief of the army. George has fought his way through wars in Africa and Afghanistan, won the VC and married his sweetheart, but he's also a gambler, short of money and in no position to turn down the job of 'minder' to Prince Albert Victor, second in line to the throne. George is to befriend the charming young cavalry officer and keep him out of trouble - no easy task, given that the Prince is a known target for Irish nationalist assassins, while his secret sexual orientation leaves him open to blackmail and scandal. To make matters worse, the Prince is also in the habit of heading out late at night to sample the dubious pleasures of the East End. Both outsiders in their different ways, perhaps the two men have more in common than they know, but when a series of horrible murders begins in Whitechapel, on just the nights the Prince has been there, George is drawn into an investigation which forces him to confront the unthinkable... A brilliant standalone adventure based on detailed research, this is a thrilling novel of suspense and a fascinating new twist on the Jack the Ripper story.

A Forgotten Place - A Bess Crawford Mystery (Standard format, CD): Charles Todd A Forgotten Place - A Bess Crawford Mystery (Standard format, CD)
Charles Todd; Read by Rosalyn Landor
R1,036 R716 Discovery Miles 7 160 Save R320 (31%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
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
Weekend at Thrackley (Paperback): Alan Melville Weekend at Thrackley (Paperback)
Alan Melville; Introduction by Martin Edwards
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The Poisoned Chalice Murder - A 1920s English mystery (Large print, Hardcover, Main - Large Print): Diane Janes The Poisoned Chalice Murder - A 1920s English mystery (Large print, Hardcover, Main - Large Print)
Diane Janes
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The Third Place - A Viennese Historical Mystery (Large print, Hardcover, Large type / large print edition): J. Sydney Jones The Third Place - A Viennese Historical Mystery (Large print, Hardcover, Large type / large print edition)
J. Sydney Jones
R534 R414 Discovery Miles 4 140 Save R120 (22%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

The new intriguing novel of suspense in the acclaimed Viennese Mystery series March, 1902. When Herr Karl, head waiter of the Cafe Burg, is found dead at the foot of the Maria Theresa monument, it is assumed he slipped on the ice and hit his head. However, a witness has come forward who says otherwise, and private enquiries agent Karl Werthen is hired to investigate. At the same time, Werthen is commissioned to locate a missing letter from the emperor to his mistress. Franz Josef is desperate for the letter not to fall into the wrong hands - but what incendiary information does it contain? As Werthen and his colleague, renowned criminologist Dr Hanns Gross, pursue their investigations, it becomes increasingly clear that there is a connection between the two cases - and that the future of the empire may be at stake.

Ahab's Return - or, The Last Voyage (Standard format, CD): Jeffrey Ford Ahab's Return - or, The Last Voyage (Standard format, CD)
Jeffrey Ford
R609 R432 Discovery Miles 4 320 Save R177 (29%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
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