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A Treacherous Curse (Hardcover): Deanna Raybourn A Treacherous Curse (Hardcover)
Deanna Raybourn
R501 R396 Discovery Miles 3 960 Save R105 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Sherlock Holmes and the King of Clubs (Hardcover, Alabama): Steve Hayes, David Whitehead Sherlock Holmes and the King of Clubs (Hardcover, Alabama)
Steve Hayes, David Whitehead
R470 R443 Discovery Miles 4 430 Save R27 (6%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

A brazen daylight robbery at Christie's becomes the talk of London, but Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson are no longer in the business of solving crime. Holmes has retired to Sussex, to keep bees, and Watson, recently widowed, has returned to general practice. But when Watson, desperate for distraction, agrees to accompany his old friend to Vienna, to visit eminent neurologist, Sigmund Freud, it is not long before the pair are pulled back into the murky world of ruthless criminals bent on abduction, intimidation and murder. A shadowy terrorist group, The Black Hand, is plaguing the city, and when the tentacles of a crime committed in England reach across to Vienna to cil around Harry Houdini, the famous American escapologist, the Great Detective and his Boswell relish the chance of solving yet another puzzle.

The Revenant of Thraxton Hall - The Paranormal Casebooks of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (Paperback, New ed.): Vaughn Entwistle The Revenant of Thraxton Hall - The Paranormal Casebooks of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (Paperback, New ed.)
Vaughn Entwistle 1
R190 R147 Discovery Miles 1 470 Save R43 (23%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The Paranormal Casebooks of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Arthur Conan Doyle has just killed off Sherlock Holmes and is suddenly the most hated man in London. So when he is contacted by a medium who has foreseen her own death, he is eager to investigate. He travels to Thraxton Hall, accompanied by his good friend Oscar Wilde, where they encounter a levitating magician, a foreign Count and a family curse. Will they catch the murderer in time?

Dangerous Crossing (Paperback): Rachel Rhys Dangerous Crossing (Paperback)
Rachel Rhys 1
R209 R139 Discovery Miles 1 390 Save R70 (33%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

A stunning, atmospheric novel in the great tradition of DEATH ON THE NILE and Patricia Highsmith - tells of a young girl's journey on a cruise liner from England to a new life on the brink of the Second World War. 'Glamorous, gripping, seductive... ripe with dangers of all kinds' Sunday Express 5 ***** 'Thrilling, captivating. Simply stunning' Daily Express 5 ***** Candis magazine BOOK OF THE MONTH Red Magazine PICK OF THE MONTH: 'Think Patricia Highsmith on the seas' Prime Magazine pick of SIX INTRIGUING READS 'Bag a copy of this Daphne du Maurier-style debut!' Press Association 'Well plotted, absorbing read with a whiff of Agatha Christie' Woman and Home LOVE READING Book of the Month ********************** Sparkling cocktails, poisonous secrets ... 1939, Europe on the brink of war. Lily Shepherd leaves England on an ocean liner for Australia, escaping her life of drudgery for new horizons. She is instantly seduced by the world onboard: cocktails, black-tie balls and beautiful sunsets. Suddenly, Lily finds herself mingling with people who would otherwise never give her the time of day. But soon she realizes her glamorous new friends are not what they seem. The rich and hedonistic Max and Eliza Campbell, mysterious and flirtatious Edward, and fascist George are all running away from tragedy and scandal even greater than her own. By the time the ship docks, two passengers are dead, war has been declared, and life will never be the same again. ******************************** Here's what authors and readers are saying about DANGEROUS CROSSING: 'Thrilling, seductive, utterly absorbing.' PAULA HAWKINS, author of The Girl on The Train 'A gorgeously atmospheric read, prepare to be transported . . .' RUTH WARE, author of The Woman in Cabin 10 `A sumptuous and thrilling read which reminded me of Daphne du Maurier. It captivates you in its spell right until the end. I loved it.' KATE HAMER, author of The Girl in the Red Coat 'An exquisite story of love, murder, adventure and dark secrets, Rachel Rhys brings this dangerous crossing brilliantly and beautifully alive' LISA JEWELL, Author of The Girls 'Completely compelling and atmospheric. I absolutely loved it' JANE FALLON, Author of MY SWEET REVENGE 'Quite extraordinary . . . Beautiful, captivating and I desperately did not want the journey to end.' EMMA KAVANAGH, Author of The Missing Hours 'A proper old-fashioned tale of thwarted romance, impossible glamour, murder and mayhem on the high seas . . . The pages turn themselves.' LIZ NUGENT, author of Lying in Wait 'An utter treat . . . a glorious mix of proper old-school glamour and a labyrinthine plot full of class war, politics and sexual tension . . . A masterful storyteller.' VERONICA HENRY, author of How to Find Love in a Bookshop 'What a world of glamour, uncertainty and intrigue! . . . It is a gem of a book' COLETTE MCBETH, author of The Life I Left Behind 'Rachel Rhys has created a sumptuous world, rich in character and description. Possessing a rare talent for observation and detail, she has perfectly drawn this pre-war passage to Australia. For a few days it was as if I was a passenger on that ship myself. I loved it' AMANDA JENNINGS, Author of In Her Wake 'A book to lose yourself in' LIZ FENWICK, author of Under a Cornish Sky

Cold Bayou (Large print, Hardcover, Main - Large Print): Barbara Hambly Cold Bayou (Large print, Hardcover, Main - Large Print)
Barbara Hambly
R529 R457 Discovery Miles 4 570 Save R72 (14%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
The Killer Of Pilgrims - The Sixteenth Chronicle of Matthew Bartholomew (Paperback): Susanna Gregory The Killer Of Pilgrims - The Sixteenth Chronicle of Matthew Bartholomew (Paperback)
Susanna Gregory 1
R240 R193 Discovery Miles 1 930 Save R47 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

When a wealthy benefactor is found dead in Michaelhouse, Brother Michael and Matthew Bartholomew must find the culprit before the College is accused of foul play. At the same time, Cambridge is plagued by a mystery thief, who is targeting rich pilgrims. Moreover, pranksters are at large in the University, staging a series of practical jokes that are growing increasingly dangerous, and that are dividing scholars into bitterly opposed factions. Bartholomew and Michael soon learn that their various mysteries are connected, and it becomes a race against time to catch the killer-thief before the University explodes into a violent conflict that could destroy it forever.

The Headless Horseman of Sleepy Hollow (Paperback): Mark Latham The Headless Horseman of Sleepy Hollow (Paperback)
Mark Latham; Illustrated by Alan Lathwell
R277 R216 Discovery Miles 2 160 Save R61 (22%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The legend of Sleepy Hollow is one of the great tales of American folklore, supposedly stemming from Washington Irving's famous short story. But what if there was more to the ghostly fable than meets the eye? What if Irving's account was based on fact? And what if the Headless Horseman of Sleepy Hollow was not unique, but merely one of a strange line of malevolent spirits sighted across the world, bringing misfortune to all that witness them? Within this book you will find long-forgotten lore about the headless spirits that have plagued mankind for centuries, and perhaps even now seek ingress into our world. The Headless Horseman, and others like him, is at large in the dark places of the world, and should one encounter such a revenant, it is said that tragedy will surely follow...

The Pershore Poisoners (Hardcover): Kerry Tombs The Pershore Poisoners (Hardcover)
Kerry Tombs
R470 R443 Discovery Miles 4 430 Save R27 (6%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

1890. In the Worcestershire county market town of Pershore, at the Talbots' Lodging House, a recently arrived guest dies in mysterious circumstances. Detective Inspector Samuel Ravenscroft and his colleague Constable Tom Crabb are called in to investigate. However, as the two policemen start their enquiries, they are faced with their most difficult case to date. As events unfold, Ravenscroft and Crabb uncover many secrets and an old case from Ravenscroft's past threatens to cast long shadows over the present. The Pershore Poisoners is the sixth title in the highly entertaining Victorian Inspector Ravenscroft series.

Murders Most Foul (Paperback): Alanna Knight Murders Most Foul (Paperback)
Alanna Knight 1
R274 Discovery Miles 2 740 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

When the body of an unknown woman is found in an Edinburgh close, Detective Constable Faro assumes the killing is a random act of violence - until he finds a playing card, the nine of diamonds, underneath her corpse. His superiors scoff at his suspicions of a serial killer, but days later a man is attacked in the street, and left badly bruised and battered with the nine of diamonds in his pocket. Faro believes there's a connection. He must contend with other problems, though, if he is to solve the case. Detective Sergeant Gosse does his best to frame suspect after suspect, but remains constantly irritated by his detective constable. And although Faro's sweetheart Lizzie loves him deeply, he is not sure if he feels the same way. And what of Inga St Ola, Faro's first and only true love from his native Orkney? Amongst all this, a servant at Lizzie's place of work goes missing. Could her disappearance be linked to the playing-card killer? Beset by hostile superiors and a police-hating public, Faro feels he may never crack this confounding case.

Free From All Danger (Hardcover): Chris Nickson Free From All Danger (Hardcover)
Chris Nickson
R546 R427 Discovery Miles 4 270 Save R119 (22%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
The Fair Maid Of Bohemia (Paperback): Edward Marston The Fair Maid Of Bohemia (Paperback)
Edward Marston 1
R306 Discovery Miles 3 060 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The plague has struck London once again but so has opportunity for theatre company Lord Westfield's Men. Invited to perform at the wedding celebrations of Sophia Magdalena, the fair maid of Bohemia, the company's book holder Nicholas Bracewell and his acting troupe begin the long journey across Europe. Confident they will arrive safely and deliver Lord Westfield's secret missive to an alchemist in the Imperial Court, Nicholas is unaware that danger travels with them. Treacherous seas become the least of Nicholas's worries when one of their actors is savagely killed. To make matters worse, when they finally arrive in Prague, the King of Bohemia proves to be an eccentric and bewildering host and Nicholas's beloved Anne Hendrik is kidnapped ...

Murder at Half Moon Gate (Hardcover): Andrea Penrose Murder at Half Moon Gate (Hardcover)
Andrea Penrose
R465 R319 Discovery Miles 3 190 Save R146 (31%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Death of a Century - A Novel of the Lost Generation (Paperback, Second Edition): Daniel Robinson Death of a Century - A Novel of the Lost Generation (Paperback, Second Edition)
Daniel Robinson
R296 R243 Discovery Miles 2 430 Save R53 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Greenwich, Connecticut, 1922. Newspaperman Joe Henry finds himself the primary suspect when his friend and fellow reporter Wynton Gresham is murdered. Both were veterans of French battles during World War IIĀ the war that was supposed to end all wars. Unanswered questions pile up in the wake of a violent night: Gresham lies dead in his home; a manuscript he had just completed has gone missing; three Frenchmen have been killed in a car wreck less than a mile from Gresham's home; and a trunk full of Gresham's clothes sits neatly packed in his bedroom. When Henry discovers a one-way ticket reserved in his friend's name aboard a steamship to France, he assumes Gresham's identity and slips away from the grasp of the town sheriff to pursue the truth about his friend's death. In Paris, he becomes a hunted man. To clear his name he must find Gresham's murderer while evading his own demise and discover the secret revealed in the lost manuscript. In the process, with the help of other shattered expat veterans living in Paris, he finds hope in a world irrevocably altered by war. With cameos from Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and Gertrude Stein, Death of a Century is at once a playful romp that brings the Paris of the Lost Generation to life and a compassionate story of the enduring impact of war on a generation.

The Feats of Sherlock Holmes (Paperback): Nick Cardillo The Feats of Sherlock Holmes (Paperback)
Nick Cardillo
R263 Discovery Miles 2 630 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
King Arthur's Bones (Paperback, Ed): The Medieval Murderers King Arthur's Bones (Paperback, Ed)
The Medieval Murderers 1
R342 R269 Discovery Miles 2 690 Save R73 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

1191. During excavation work at Glastonbury Abbey, an ancient leaden cross is discovered buried several feet below ground. Inscribed on the cross are the words: Hic iacet sepultus inclitus rex arturius... Here lies buried the renowned King Arthur. Beneath the cross are skeletal remains. Could these really be the remains of the legendary King Arthur and his queen, Guinevere? As the monks debate the implications of this extraordinary discovery, the bones disappear -- spirited away by the mysterious Guardians, determined to keep the king's remains safe until the ancient legend is fulfilled and Arthur returns to protect his country in the hour of its greatest need. A missing right hand. A gang of ruthless bodysnatchers. Brother accused of killing brother. As the secret of the bones' hiding place is passed from generation to generation, those entrusted to safeguard Arthur's remains must withstand treachery, theft, blackmail and murder in order to keep the legend intact.

Messenger Of Truth (Paperback): Jacqueline Winspear Messenger Of Truth (Paperback)
Jacqueline Winspear
R323 R262 Discovery Miles 2 620 Save R61 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Sue Feder/Macavity Award for Best Historical Mystery Award Nominee London, 1931. On the night before the opening of his new and much-anticipated exhibition at a famed Mayfair gallery, Nicholas Bassington-Hope falls to his death. The police declare it an accident, but the dead man's twin sister, Georgina, isn't convinced. When the authorities refuse to conduct further investigations, Georgina takes matters into her own hands, seeking out a fellow graduate from Girton College: Maisie Dobbs, psychologist and investigator.
The case soon takes Maisie to the desolate beaches of Dungeness in Kent, as well as the sinister underbelly of the city's art world. She again uncovers the dark legacy of the Great War in a society struggling to recollect itself in difficult times. But to solve the mystery of the artist's death, she will have to remain steady as the forces behind his death come out of the shadows to silence her.
Jacqueline Winspear delivers another vivid, thrilling, and utterly unique episode in the life of Maisie Dobbs.

Jack the Ripper: The Terrible Legacy (Paperback): The Whitechapel Society Jack the Ripper: The Terrible Legacy (Paperback)
The Whitechapel Society 1
R236 R182 Discovery Miles 1 820 Save R54 (23%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Jack the Ripper was the slayer of at least five female victims in London's East End, but his legacy left many more victims in its wake than he could have ever imagined. From the Royal Family and the British Government to the London Police and minority groups, the list of `other' victims that were created as a direct result of the Jack the Ripper murders goes on and on. Following the success of their first book, the authors from The Whitechapel Society have compiled this ultimate force in Ripper research, in which each group is looked at in detail. The authors are veteran Ripper chroniclers, familiar with the highways and byways of the Ripper road map. They share the principle that in all the plethora of commentaries about the Whitechapel Murderer, there are many categories of victim apart from the five women slain in the streets in the autumn of 1888.

The Ghosts of Mayfield Court (Hardcover): Norman Russell The Ghosts of Mayfield Court (Hardcover)
Norman Russell
R469 R441 Discovery Miles 4 410 Save R28 (6%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

When Maximilian Paget inherits Mayfield Court, he and his niece Catherine find it to be half ruined, and haunted by the wraith of a murdered child. Catherine discovers a child's skeleton, bringing rural Detective Inspector Saul Jackson and his bibulous but shrewd sergeant, Herbert Bottomley, to investigate. Once returned to London, neither uncle nor niece can shake off the baleful influence of Mayfield. And when Uncle Max is murdered by a deranged killer who, Jackson discovers, has left a trail of corpses in an attempt to secure a hidden fortune, Catherine herself faces imminent death and a monstrous betrayal. Set in late Victorian times, this is the ninth Inspector Jackson story.

The Tin God (Large print, Hardcover, Main - Large Print): Chris Nickson The Tin God (Large print, Hardcover, Main - Large Print)
Chris Nickson
R527 R455 Discovery Miles 4 550 Save R72 (14%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Imagination Theatre's Sherlock Holmes (Paperback): David Marcum Imagination Theatre's Sherlock Holmes (Paperback)
David Marcum
R364 R260 Discovery Miles 2 600 Save R104 (29%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
See What I Have Done: Longlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction 2018 (Paperback): Sarah Schmidt See What I Have Done: Longlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction 2018 (Paperback)
Sarah Schmidt
R352 R233 Discovery Miles 2 330 Save R119 (34%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Haunting, gripping and gorgeously written, SEE WHAT I HAVE DONE by Sarah Schmidt is a re-imagining of the unsolved American true crime case of the Lizzie Borden murders, for fans of BURIAL RITES and MAKING A MURDERER. 'Eerie and compelling, Sarah Schmidt breathes such life into the terrible, twisted tale of Lizzie Borden and her family, she makes it impossible to look away' Paula Hawkins When her father and step-mother are found brutally murdered on a summer morning in 1892, Lizzie Borden - thirty two years old and still living at home - immediately becomes a suspect. But after a notorious trial, she is found innocent, and no one is ever convicted of the crime. Meanwhile, others in the claustrophobic Borden household have their own motives and their own stories to tell: Lizzie's unmarried older sister, a put-upon Irish housemaid, and a boy hired by Lizzie's uncle to take care of a problem. This unforgettable debut makes you question the truth behind one of the great unsolved mysteries, as well as exploring power, violence and the harsh realities of being a woman in late nineteenth century America.

A Guide to Deduction - The Ultimate Handbook for Any Aspiring Sherlock Holmes or Doctor Watson (Paperback, 2nd ed.): Hannah... A Guide to Deduction - The Ultimate Handbook for Any Aspiring Sherlock Holmes or Doctor Watson (Paperback, 2nd ed.)
Hannah Rogers
R212 Discovery Miles 2 120 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
The Regency Detective - A Regency Detective Mystery 1 (Paperback): David Lassman, Terence James The Regency Detective - A Regency Detective Mystery 1 (Paperback)
David Lassman, Terence James
R217 R169 Discovery Miles 1 690 Save R48 (22%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

To all appearances Jack Swann is a typical gentleman of the Regency period; educated, cultured and affluent. In his early thirties, he is an attractive and eligible bachelor, with all the resources needed to live a privileged life. Haunted by the murder of his father twenty years earlier - the perpetrators of which have never been caught - Swann has, however, turned his back on this world and chosen instead to fight crime as `The Regency Detective', an unofficial consulting detective to the Bow Street Runners in London. Arriving in Bath for a family funeral, Swann finds several reasons for staying in the city: to protect Mary, his sister, from the mysterious Lockhart; to find the `Scarred Man', who might lead him to his father's killer; and to end the reign of terror by Wicks, the local underworld boss who, in turn, sets out to have Swann assassinated.

The Jacobite Murders (Hardcover): G. M. Best The Jacobite Murders (Hardcover)
G. M. Best
R470 R443 Discovery Miles 4 430 Save R27 (6%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Lady Overbury takes up residence in Queen Square to enjoy Bath's many pleasures in the autumn of 1745 but unwittingly becomes involved in a series of brutal murders. With the help of Beau Nash, the city's famous Master of Ceremonies, and the novelist Henry Fielding, she sets out to discover the identity of the killer and becomes involved in the love affair between the beautiful heiress, Sophia Westbrook, and her admirer, Tom Jones, whose parentage is shrouded in mystery. As the murder count rises it becomes clear that Bath has become the centre of a Jacobite plot to ensure the success of the rebellion of Bonnie Prince Charlie and the overthrow of the King. The Methodist Preacher, Charles Wesley helps Sonia Westbrook uncover vital clues and there is a desperate race to catch the killer and prevent the Highlanders seizing control of London.

The MX Book of New Sherlock Holmes Stories - Part XI - Some Untold Cases (1880-1891) (Hardcover): David Marcum The MX Book of New Sherlock Holmes Stories - Part XI - Some Untold Cases (1880-1891) (Hardcover)
David Marcum
R681 R519 Discovery Miles 5 190 Save R162 (24%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
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