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The Crooked Spire - John the Carpenter (Book 1) (Paperback): Chris Nickson The Crooked Spire - John the Carpenter (Book 1) (Paperback)
Chris Nickson
R213 R165 Discovery Miles 1 650 Save R48 (23%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The first in a series of gripping murder mysteries set in 14th-century England

1361: Orphaned by the Black Death, all John possesses are the tools that belonged to his father, a carpenter, and an uncanny ability to work wood. His travels bring him to Chesterfield, where he finds work erecting the spire of the new church. But no sooner does he begin, than the master carpenter is murdered and John himself becomes a suspect. To prove his innocence John must help the coroner in his search for the killer, a quest that brings him up against some powerful enemies in a town where he is still a stranger and friends are few. Chris Nickson brilliantly evokes the feeling of time and place in this story of corruption and murder.

The Deepest Grave (Paperback, Main): Jeri Westerson The Deepest Grave (Paperback, Main)
Jeri Westerson
R301 R270 Discovery Miles 2 700 Save R31 (10%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
The Cup of Ghosts (Mathilde of Westminster Trilogy, Book 1) - Corruption, intrigue and murder in the court of Edward II... The Cup of Ghosts (Mathilde of Westminster Trilogy, Book 1) - Corruption, intrigue and murder in the court of Edward II (Paperback, New Ed)
Paul Doherty 2
R211 R168 Discovery Miles 1 680 Save R43 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

By 1322, Mathilde of Westminster was considered the finest physician in London. But in her years as lady-in-waiting to Princess Isabella, she was drawn into the murky politics of the English court, where sudden, mysterious death was part of the tapestry of life. Many years later, Mathilde looks back and chronicles her turbulent life. With her sharp, suspicious intellect ready to distinguish between a fatality and an unnatural death, Mathilde is confronted by a host of chilling murders. The source of these horrors is the fierce political rivalry between Philip of France and Edward of England. This manifests itself in a series of gruesome killings, one of which actually took place during Edward II's Coronation, when a knight of the Royal Household, Sir John Baquelle was crushed to death.

A Mask of Shadows (Hardcover): Oscar De Muriel A Mask of Shadows (Hardcover)
Oscar De Muriel
R514 R409 Discovery Miles 4 090 Save R105 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
A Curious Beginning (Paperback): Deanna Raybourn A Curious Beginning (Paperback)
Deanna Raybourn
R292 R238 Discovery Miles 2 380 Save R54 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
The Collector?s Apprentice (Standard format, CD): B.A. Shapiro The Collector�s Apprentice (Standard format, CD)
B.A. Shapiro; Narrated by Xe Sands
R732 R558 Discovery Miles 5 580 Save R174 (24%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Deadly Election (Paperback): Lindsey Davis Deadly Election (Paperback)
Lindsey Davis
R320 R297 Discovery Miles 2 970 Save R23 (7%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Hawke's Tor (Paperback): E.V. Thompson Hawke's Tor (Paperback)
E.V. Thompson 1
R187 Discovery Miles 1 870 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The brutal murder of a promiscuous young wife and the disappearance of her baby son bring Superintendent Amos Hawke and Sergeant Tom Churchyard to a tiny moorland village in nineteenth-century Cornwall, where the residents harbour dark secrets. The two policemen believe the murderer will be found within the isolated and insular community, but unravelling the tangled web of lies and deceit proves frustrating. Is the answer to the mystery held by the young gypsy girl whose appearance on the scene has disturbing ramifications for Tom Churchyard?

The Price of Freedom (Paperback, Main): Rosemary Rowe The Price of Freedom (Paperback, Main)
Rosemary Rowe
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The Constable`s Tale - A Novel of Colonial America (Paperback): Donald Smith The Constable`s Tale - A Novel of Colonial America (Paperback)
Donald Smith
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Fall From Grace - An Inspector McLevy Mystery 2 (Paperback): David Ashton Fall From Grace - An Inspector McLevy Mystery 2 (Paperback)
David Ashton 1
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BASED ON THE LONG-RUNNING BBC RADIO 4 McLEVY DRAMA SERIES ...WHILE THE STREETS OF LONDON HAD SHERLOCK HOLMES, THE DARK ALLEYS OF EDINBURGH HAD INSPECTOR JAMES McLEVY ELEGANT AND CONVINCING' The Times | 'ASHTON IS THE DIRECT HEIR TO ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON' Brian Cox | 'EXCELLENT' The Sherlock Holmes Society | 'DRIPPING WITH MELODRAMA AND DERRING-DO' Herald A burglary and murder at the home of Sir Thomas Bouch, the enigmatic architect of the ill-fated Tay Bridge, sets Inspector James McLevy off on a train of brutal killings, lethal liaisons, and double suicide which leads to a violent encounter with an old enemy, Hercules Dunbar. Caught up in a terrifying storm as he tracks his foe to Dundee, McLevy watches the rail bridge collapse and plunge into the icy depths of the Tay. The aftermath brings the destruction of reputation and love as the inspector uncovers the secret passions which have led to murder. THE INSPECTOR MCLEVY SERIES 1 - Shadow of the Serpent 2 - Fall from Grace 3 - A Trick of the Light 4 - Nor Will He Sleep

Where the Larkspur Grow (Paperback): Niall Illingworth Where the Larkspur Grow (Paperback)
Niall Illingworth
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Set in rural West Virginia in April 1967, Cathleen Heggerty is struggling with a deep sense of grief after the recent loss of her stillborn son. Two days later she comes across the scene of a terrible accident. The decision she makes that fateful night has tragic consequences for three families when, 17 years later, a local 15 year old girl is murdered, devastating the peaceful community of Fairlea.

Big John Irons Vol 2 - A Dangerous Man (Paperback): Stephen Brennan Big John Irons Vol 2 - A Dangerous Man (Paperback)
Stephen Brennan
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The Reikel Conspiracy (Paperback): Richard Rees The Reikel Conspiracy (Paperback)
Richard Rees
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The City of Strangers (Paperback): Michael Russell The City of Strangers (Paperback)
Michael Russell 1
R240 R170 Discovery Miles 1 700 Save R70 (29%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The SUNDAY TIMES top 20 bestseller! Shortlisted for the CWA Endeavour Historical Dagger Award New York, 1939: A city of hope. A city of opportunity. A city hiding dark secrets ... A brutal murder in an affluent suburb of Dublin and the unexplained death of an Irish diplomat in Manhattan... Garda Sergeant Stefan Gillespie is sent to America to bring a killer to justice, but his mission soon becomes part of an increasingly personal struggle. A chance encounter with an old friend draws him deep into a chilling network of conspiracy, espionage and terror with disturbing connections to home. He becomes more involved than he should in an Irish woman's bid for freedom from the clutches of the Manhattan underworld, and discovers that the war that is looming in Europe is already being played out here on the streets, with deadly consequences. In this time when people must make a stand for what they believe in, the stakes for Stefan Gillespie, and everything he holds dear, couldn't be higher. This thrilling, elegant and hugely atmospheric novel will keep you reading late into the night.

Railway to the Grave (Paperback): Edward Marston Railway to the Grave (Paperback)
Edward Marston 1
R321 R298 Discovery Miles 2 980 Save R23 (7%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Colonel Aubrey Tarleton is a man respected by his neighbors in the small Yorkshire village of South Otterington as much for his heroic feats in the army as for his social position. So the community is left stunned when Tarleton, deliberately, walks into the path of a speeding train. He is crushed to death on the track, but it is not his broken limbs that attract the attention of the train driver; rather, it is the note pinned to his chest, fluttering in the breeze: Whoever finds me, notify Superintendent Tallis of the Detective Department at Scotland Yard .The famous Railway Detective, Inspector Robert Colbeck, finds his superior officer in great distress when he arrives at the Yard the following morning. Tallis is clutching a letter from his now-deceased friend. In it, Tarleton makes it clear that he no longer wishes to live if he has to do so without his beloved wife, who has disappeared. When the news arrives that a man s body has been found on the track near Thirsk, the coincidence is too great. Was Tarleton responsible for his wife s disappearance, and was his suicide the act of a guilty man? Tallis cannot believe that to be the case and sets out for Yorkshire, accompanied by Colbeck and his trusty Sergeant Victor Leeming, determined to uncover the truth."

Murder in Paradise (Paperback): Alanna Knight Murder in Paradise (Paperback)
Alanna Knight
R273 Discovery Miles 2 730 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The year is 1860, and Inspector Faro has been transported back to one of the darkest moments of his career the chase of the notorious Macheath across the Scottish border to the Kent countryside. Discovering that the devious criminal has escaped from the local jail and is on the run in the area, Faro ensconces himself in the mansion of an old friend, Erland Flett, living amid the bohemian lifestyles of resident artists and their models while he continues his search for his nemesis. The rural tranquillity is suddenly disrupted by the burglary of a nearby mansion; the young maid who discovered the break-in has mysteriously disappeared. Faro knows who the culprit is, but he must struggle against the indifference of the rural police force, and the secrets of the obstructive locals, to find both Macheath and his potential victim before it is too late. The truth is much closer, and its quest more dangerous, than anyone could have imagined. In this atmospheric tale of intrigue and corruption, Knight brings back her much-loved character, Inspector Faro, in the most defining and remarkable investigation of his career."

Secrets in the Stones (Paperback): Tessa Harris Secrets in the Stones (Paperback)
Tessa Harris
R293 R275 Discovery Miles 2 750 Save R18 (6%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
The Deepest Grave (Large print, Hardcover, Main - Large Print): Jeri Westerson The Deepest Grave (Large print, Hardcover, Main - Large Print)
Jeri Westerson
R526 R375 Discovery Miles 3 750 Save R151 (29%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Death at the Wychbourne Follies (Hardcover, Main): Amy Myers Death at the Wychbourne Follies (Hardcover, Main)
Amy Myers
R548 R428 Discovery Miles 4 280 Save R120 (22%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Murder Takes a Turn (Paperback, Main): Eric Brown Murder Takes a Turn (Paperback, Main)
Eric Brown
R301 R270 Discovery Miles 2 700 Save R31 (10%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
The Druid of Death - A Sherlock Holmes Adventure (Hardcover): Richard T Ryan The Druid of Death - A Sherlock Holmes Adventure (Hardcover)
Richard T Ryan
R412 Discovery Miles 4 120 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
The Hanged Man - A Mystery in Fin de Siecle Paris (Hardcover): Gary Inbinder The Hanged Man - A Mystery in Fin de Siecle Paris (Hardcover)
Gary Inbinder
R357 Discovery Miles 3 570 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
The St. Simons Island Club - A John Le Brun Novel, Book 4 (Paperback): Brent Monahan The St. Simons Island Club - A John Le Brun Novel, Book 4 (Paperback)
Brent Monahan
R369 R299 Discovery Miles 2 990 Save R70 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Harry Houdini Mystery The Dime Museum Murder (Paperback): Daniel Stashower Harry Houdini Mystery The Dime Museum Murder (Paperback)
Daniel Stashower 1
R189 R146 Discovery Miles 1 460 Save R43 (23%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

New York City. 1897.
Young Harry Houdini is struggling to make it in the brutal entertainment business, when detectives call on him to attempt the most amazing feat of his fledgling career: solve the mystery of a toy tycoon murdered in his posh Fifth Avenue mansion. It's a challenge which Harry -- never at a loss for self-confidence -- is more than willing to accept.
The first in a series of "Harry Houdini Mysteries" from award-winning author Daniel Stashower!

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