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The MX Book of New Sherlock Holmes Stories - Part XI - Some Untold Cases (1880-1891) (Paperback): David Marcum The MX Book of New Sherlock Holmes Stories - Part XI - Some Untold Cases (1880-1891) (Paperback)
David Marcum
R432 R340 Discovery Miles 3 400 Save R92 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Murder at the Chase - A Locked Room Mystery Set in 1950s England (Large print, Hardcover, Large type / large print edition):... Murder at the Chase - A Locked Room Mystery Set in 1950s England (Large print, Hardcover, Large type / large print edition)
Eric Brown
R533 R414 Discovery Miles 4 140 Save R119 (22%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Crime writer sleuth Donald Langham is faced with the classic locked-room conundrum in this engaging historical mystery July, 1955. Donald Langham has interrupted his romantic break in rural Suffolk with the delectable Maria Dupre to assist a fellow writer. Alastair Endicott has requested Langham's help in discovering what's happened to his father, Edward, who seems to have disappeared without trace from inside his locked study. Before he vanished, the elder Endicott had been researching a book on the notorious Satanist Vivian Stafford. Could the proposed biography have something to do with his disappearance? Does local resident Stafford really possess supernatural powers, as some believe? As Langham and Dupre question those around them, it becomes clear that there have been strange goings-on in the sleepy village of Humble Barton. But is the village really haunted - or does someone merely want it to look that way? With a further shocking discovery, the case takes a disturbing new twist.

A Long Time Coming (MP3 format, CD): Aaron Elkins A Long Time Coming (MP3 format, CD)
Aaron Elkins; Read by David Colacci
R283 R264 Discovery Miles 2 640 Save R19 (7%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Pythagoras' Revenge - A Mathematical Mystery (Paperback): Arturo Sangalli Pythagoras' Revenge - A Mathematical Mystery (Paperback)
Arturo Sangalli
R342 R276 Discovery Miles 2 760 Save R66 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The celebrated mathematician and philosopher Pythagoras left no writings. But what if he had and the manuscript was never found? Where would it be located? And what information would it reveal? These questions are the inspiration for the mathematical mystery novel "Pythagoras' Revenge." Suspenseful and instructive, "Pythagoras' Revenge" weaves fact, fiction, mathematics, computer science, and ancient history into a surprising and sophisticated thriller.

The intrigue begins when Jule Davidson, a young American mathematician who trolls the internet for difficult math riddles and stumbles upon a neo-Pythagorean sect searching for the promised reincarnation of Pythagoras. Across the ocean, Elmer Galway, a professor of classical history at Oxford, discovers an Arabic manuscript hinting at the existence of an ancient scroll--possibly left by Pythagoras himself. Unknown to one another, Jule and Elmer each have information that the other requires and, as they race to solve the philosophical and mathematical puzzles set before them, their paths ultimately collide. Set in 1998 with flashbacks to classical Greece, "Pythagoras' Revenge" investigates the confrontation between opposing views of mathematics and reality, and explores ideas from both early and cutting-edge mathematics.

From academic Oxford to suburban Chicago and historic Rome, "Pythagoras' Revenge" is a sophisticated thriller that will grip readers from beginning to surprising end.

Moriarty (Paperback): Anthony Horowitz Moriarty (Paperback)
Anthony Horowitz 1
R241 R165 Discovery Miles 1 650 Save R76 (32%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Sherlock Holmes is dead. Days after Holmes and his arch-enemy Moriarty fall to their doom at the Reichenbach Falls, Pinkerton agent Frederick Chase arrives from New York. The death of Moriarty has created a poisonous vacuum which has been swiftly filled by a fiendish new criminal mastermind. Ably assisted by Inspector Athelney Jones, a devoted student of Holmes's methods of investigation and deduction, Chase must hunt down this shadowy figure, a man much feared but seldom seen, a man determined to engulf London in a tide of murder and menace. The game is afoot . . .

The Council of Twelve (MP3 format, CD, Unabridged): Oliver Potzsch The Council of Twelve (MP3 format, CD, Unabridged)
Oliver Potzsch; Narrated by Grover Gardner
R282 R263 Discovery Miles 2 630 Save R19 (7%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
End Games in Bordeaux (Paperback): Allan Massie End Games in Bordeaux (Paperback)
Allan Massie
R283 R226 Discovery Miles 2 260 Save R57 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

In the early summer of 1944, France is in turmoil. The Allied invasion, bringing the promise of Liberation, is awaited, eagerly and nervously. The Vichy regime is in its death throes. Those who have served it and collaborated with the German Occupation fear the revenge of the Resistance. Atrocities are committed on both sides, and justice is blind. Superintendent Lannes, suspended from duty by order of the Boches, searches unofficially for a missing girl, and investigates cases of historic sex abuse. His marriage is experiencing difficulties and he worries about his sons, one with the Free French, the other in Vichy. The narrative of this tense economical novel switches between Lannes in Bordeaux and the young characters met in the first three books of this Vichy Quartet, now caught up in the terrible drama of these months - in France, London and on the Eastern Front - and brings Allan Massie's acclaimed series to its gripping climax.

The Year of the Snake - Murder in the Senate (Paperback): M. J Trow The Year of the Snake - Murder in the Senate (Paperback)
M. J Trow
R193 R170 Discovery Miles 1 700 Save R23 (12%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Marbeck and the Gunpowder Plot - A 17th Century Historical Mystery (Large print, Hardcover, Large type / large print edition):... Marbeck and the Gunpowder Plot - A 17th Century Historical Mystery (Large print, Hardcover, Large type / large print edition)
John Pilkington
R533 R413 Discovery Miles 4 130 Save R120 (23%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Government spy Marbeck uncovers a deadly conspiracy against Parliament and the King of England 1605: With the new King James on the throne, England is still fiercely divided between Catholic and Protestant. Ordered to keep watch on well-known Papist Thomas Percy, cousin of the Earl of Northumberland, Marbeck's assignment takes on a greater urgency when rumours reach him of a terrible danger aimed at the King. But with no idea where this threat comes from, and his spymaster's refusal to take it seriously, Marbeck is at a loss. And his efforts to concentrate on affairs of state are complicated by affairs of the heart in the elegant and shapely form of Charlotte de Baume. By the time he uncovers the terrifying truth, Marbeck has only days to expose the conspirators. The safety of the realm is at stake ...but so is Marbeck's own, and he must draw on every scrap of his courage, his sharp wits and his plain stubbornness to prevent a catastrophe ...

Where Shadows Dance (Paperback): C.S. Harris Where Shadows Dance (Paperback)
C.S. Harris 1
R157 R128 Discovery Miles 1 280 Save R29 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

The "rich period detail and] riveting action"* C.S. Harris delivers in her Sebastian St. Cyr mystery series reaches new heights as the aristocratic sleuth navigates dangerous political waters to bring a murderer to justice... Regency London: July 1812. How do you set about solving a murder no one can reveal has been committed? That's the challenge confronting C.S. Harris's aristocratic soldier-turned-sleuth Sebastian St. Cyr when his friend, surgeon and "anatomist" Paul Gibson, illegally buys the cadaver of a young man from London's infamous body snatchers. A rising star at the Foreign Office, Mr. Alexander Ross was reported to have died of a weak heart. But when Gibson discovers a stiletto wound at the base of Ross's skull, he can turn only to Sebastian for help in catching the killer. Described by all who knew him as an amiable young man, Ross at first seems an unlikely candidate for murder. But as Sebastian's search takes him from the Queen's drawing rooms in St. James's Palace to the embassies of Russia, the United States, and the Turkish Empire, he plunges into a dangerous shadow land of diplomatic maneuvering and international intrigue, where truth is an elusive commodity and nothing is as it seems. Meanwhile, Sebastian must confront the turmoil of his personal life. Hero Jarvis, daughter of his powerful nemesis Lord Jarvis, finally agrees to become his wife. But as their wedding approaches, Sebastian can't escape the growing realization that not only Lord Jarvis but Hero herself knows far more about the events surrounding Ross's death than they would have him believe. Then a second body is found, badly decomposed but bearing the same fatal stiletto wound. And Sebastian must race to unmask a ruthless killer who is now threatening the life of his reluctant bride and their unborn child. *" The New Orleans Times-Picayune"

Murder at the Flamingo (CD, Unabridged): Rachel McMillan Murder at the Flamingo (CD, Unabridged)
Rachel McMillan; Read by Kristin James
R482 R433 Discovery Miles 4 330 Save R49 (10%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
The Magpie Tree (Paperback): Katherine Stansfield The Magpie Tree (Paperback)
Katherine Stansfield 1
R210 R168 Discovery Miles 1 680 Save R42 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 12 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.

The Baklava Club (Standard format, CD, Unabridged edition): Jason Goodwin The Baklava Club (Standard format, CD, Unabridged edition)
Jason Goodwin; Narrated by Gemma Dawson
R731 R557 Discovery Miles 5 570 Save R174 (24%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Cruel as the Grave (Paperback, Fawcett): Sharon Kay Penman Cruel as the Grave (Paperback, Fawcett)
Sharon Kay Penman
R154 R144 Discovery Miles 1 440 Save R10 (6%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

April 1193. England’s King Richard Lionheart languishes in a German prison, and treason scents the air. Richard’s younger brother, John, seizes Windsor Castle, and Dowager Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine summons her trusted personal “queen’s man,” Justin de Quincy, to do the impossible– mediate a truce with her rebel son. Amid such fateful events, the murder of a Welsh peddler’s daughter seems small. But the cruel demise of the beautiful Melangell so troubles Justin that not even a threatened French invasion can keep him from investigating her death. Yet can he bring Melangell’s craven killer to justice?

Hardcastle's Runaway (Large print, Hardcover, Main - Large Print): Graham Ison Hardcastle's Runaway (Large print, Hardcover, Main - Large Print)
Graham Ison
R525 R453 Discovery Miles 4 530 Save R72 (14%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Sherlock Holmes and the Eisendorf Enigma (Paperback): Larry Millett Sherlock Holmes and the Eisendorf Enigma (Paperback)
Larry Millett
R331 R271 Discovery Miles 2 710 Save R60 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Dogged by depression, doubt, and-as a trip to the Mayo Clinic has revealed-emphysema, 66-year-old Sherlock Holmes is preparing to return to England when he receives a shock: a note slipped under his hotel room door, from a vicious murderer

A Missed Murder (Large print, Hardcover, Main - Large Print): Michael Jecks A Missed Murder (Large print, Hardcover, Main - Large Print)
Michael Jecks
R525 R453 Discovery Miles 4 530 Save R72 (14%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
The Air Raid Killer (MP3 format, CD, Unabridged): Frank Goldammer The Air Raid Killer (MP3 format, CD, Unabridged)
Frank Goldammer; Translated by Steve Anderson
R277 R257 Discovery Miles 2 570 Save R20 (7%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Inspector Colbeck's Casebook - Thirteen Tales from the Railway Detective (Paperback): Edward Marston Inspector Colbeck's Casebook - Thirteen Tales from the Railway Detective (Paperback)
Edward Marston 1
R209 R166 Discovery Miles 1 660 Save R43 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

An eagerly awaited collection of brand new, specially commissioned short stories from the master of historical crime fiction Edward Marston, featuring his quick-witted Railway Detective, Inspector Robert Colbeck. In this thrilling selection of stories, a young porter is found dead in a coal tub; Colbeck devises a trap to catch a thief; and a burnt train carriage holds a gruesome secret in a small coastal village. As Colbeck and his trusty aide Sergeant Victor Leeming begin to piece together clues and motives for each crime, it becomes clear the pair must stay a step ahead of the culprits to solve the cases. With a new suspect at every turn, can the duo unearth the real villains? Including 'The End of the Line' and 'The Barber of Ravenglass', jealousy, vengeance and duplicity all collide in this supercharged anthology, proving once again, that Inspector Colbeck is the master of mysteries.

Arrowood (Paperback, Original ed.): Mick Finlay Arrowood (Paperback, Original ed.)
Mick Finlay
R158 R129 Discovery Miles 1 290 Save R29 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Pandora's Boy - Flavia Albia 6 (Falco: The New Generation) (Hardcover): Lindsey Davis Pandora's Boy - Flavia Albia 6 (Falco: The New Generation) (Hardcover)
Lindsey Davis 1
R454 R365 Discovery Miles 3 650 Save R89 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

'Lindsey Davis has seen off all her competitors to become the unassailable market leader in the 'crime in Ancient Rome' genre . . . Davis's squalid, vibrant Rome is as pleasurable as ever' - Guardian 'For fans of crime fiction set in the ancient world, this one is not to be missed' - Booklist Private investigator Flavia Albia is always drawn to an intriguing puzzle - even if it is put to her by her new husband's hostile ex-wife. On the Quirinal Hill, a young girl named Clodia has died, apparently poisoned with a love potion. Only one person could have supplied such a thing: a local witch who goes by the name of Pandora, whose trade in herbal beauty products is hiding something far more sinister. The supposedly sweet air of the Quirinal is masking the stench of loose morality, casual betrayal and even gangland conflict and, when a friend of her own is murdered, Albia determines to expose as much of this local sickness as she can - beginning with the truth about Clodia's death. **************** Praise for Lindsey Davis and the Flavia Albia series 'Davis's prose is a lively joy, and Flavia's Rome is sinister and gloriously real' The Times on Sunday 'Davis's books crackle with wit and knowledge . . . She has the happy knack of making the reader feel entirely immersed in Rome'

The Unpleasantness at Parkerton Manor (Mrs. Hudson of Baker Street Book 1) (Paperback): Barry S. Brown The Unpleasantness at Parkerton Manor (Mrs. Hudson of Baker Street Book 1) (Paperback)
Barry S. Brown
R282 R225 Discovery Miles 2 250 Save R57 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
In Pursuit of the Dead - The Rediscovered Cases of Sherlock Holmes Book 5 (Paperback): Arthur Hall In Pursuit of the Dead - The Rediscovered Cases of Sherlock Holmes Book 5 (Paperback)
Arthur Hall
R237 R190 Discovery Miles 1 900 Save R47 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Give-A-Damn Jones (Standard format, CD): Bill Pronzini Give-A-Damn Jones (Standard format, CD)
Bill Pronzini
R544 R483 Discovery Miles 4 830 Save R61 (11%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
The Gate Keeper - An Inspector Ian Rutledge Mystery (Hardcover): Charles Todd The Gate Keeper - An Inspector Ian Rutledge Mystery (Hardcover)
Charles Todd
R516 R406 Discovery Miles 4 060 Save R110 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

On a deserted road, late at night, Scotland Yard's Ian Rutledge encounters a frightened woman standing over a body, launching an inquiry that leads him into the lair of a stealthy killer and the dangerous recesses of his own memories in this twentieth installment of the acclaimed New York Times bestselling series. Hours after his sister's wedding, a restless Ian Rutledge drives aimlessly, haunted by the past, and narrowly misses a motorcar stopped in the middle of a desolate road. Standing beside the vehicle is a woman with blood on her hands and a dead man at her feet. She swears she didn't kill Stephen Wentworth. A stranger stepped out in front of their motorcar, and without warning, fired a single shot before vanishing into the night. But there is no trace of him. And the shaken woman insists it all happened so quickly, she never saw the man's face. Although he is a witness after the fact, Rutledge persuades the Yard to give him the inquiry, since he's on the scene. But is he seeking justice-or fleeing painful memories in London? Wentworth was well-liked, yet his bitter family paint a malevolent portrait, calling him a murderer. But who did Wentworth kill? Is his death retribution? Or has his companion lied? Wolf Pit, his village, has a notorious history: in Medieval times, the last wolf in England was killed there. When a second suspicious death occurs, the evidence suggests that a dangerous predator is on the loose, and that death is closer than Rutledge knows.

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