Tag: crime

The Victoria Vanishes

Murder doesn’t get more peculiar than this. A lonely hearts killer is targeting middle-aged women at some of England’s most well-known pubs. What’s even more peculiar, Arthur Bryant happened to see the latest victim only moments before her death-at a pub torn down eighty years ago! It’s only the beginning of a case littered with clues that defy everything the veteran detect... »

The Invisible Code

Winner of CrimeFest 2013’s ‘eDunnit Award’ for ‘the best crime fiction ebook published in 2012 in both hardcopy and in electronic format’. Two small children are playing a game called ‘Witch-Hunter’. They place a curse on a young woman taking lunch in a church courtyard and wait for her to die. An hour later the woman is indeed found dead inside St Bride&#... »

Off the Rails

They’ve been given just one week to find a killer they’d caught once before . . . Arthur Bryant, John May and the Peculiar Crimes Unit are on the trail of an enigma: a young man called Mr Fox. But his identity is false, his links to society are invisible and his home yields no clues. All they know is that somehow he escaped from a locked room and murdered one of their best and brightes... »

The Burning Man

London is under siege. A banking scandal has filled the city with violent protests, and as the anger in the streets detonates, a young homeless man burns to death after being caught in the crossfire between rioters and the police. But all is not as it seems; an opportunistic killer is using the chaos to exact revenge, but his intended victims are so mysteriously chosen that the Peculiar Crimes Uni... »

Silent Truths

A compelling journey along the dark, decadent halls of power-complete with seduction and intrigue-and finally to the terrifying truths behind the silence When journalist Laurie Forbes turns up on Beth Ashby’s doorstep, minutes after Beth’s husband, political highflier Colin Ashby, has been arrested for murder, neither can even begin to guess the shocking repercussions that have just be... »

Fountain of Death

After twenty years in California, Frannie Jay-formerly Frances Jakumbowski-returns to her home turf: New Haven, Connecticut, a university town that has become rife with crime. The depressed aerobics instructor hopes to find new life at the Fountain of Youth – a workout studio whose weight trainer, Tim Bradbury, is the best in the business. But Frannie’s fresh start turns sour just before New... »

Deadly Beloved

Down the aisle–to death Armies on the eve of invasion could learn a thing or two about preparation from the denizens of Cavanaugh Street, who never do anything halfway. This time it’s a wedding that’s taking over the collective consciousness of the street…and bringing up painful memories for Gregor Demarkian. So when he’s consulted on a murder in exclusive Fox Run Hil... »

Bleeding Hearts

Demarkian attempts a good deed on Valentine’s Day: saving a neighbor from jail Psychiatrist Paul Hazzard was renowned for his insights into the human mind, until his wife was savagely murdered. She was stabbed to death with an ornamental dagger, a grisly crime for which Paul was tried but never convicted. Four years later, to escape his greedy family and his former mistress, Paul takes an un... »

Baptism in Blood

Bellerton, North Carolina is reeling from a hurricane, but it’s also devastated by another king of tempest that hits the town with equal force–a murder mystery with a macabre twist. An infant is found murdered on the grounds of Bonaventura, a controversial retreat for women, a place rumored to be a den of Satan worship–and worse. In pursuing the purse, former FBI agent Gregor Dem... »

And One to Die On

A gloomy Victorian manse, set on an island off the coast of Maine, seems an unlikely place for silent screen star Tasheba Kent’s 100th birthday party. Controversy has always surrounded the mysterious megastar, so when Bennis Hannaford, bestselling author and distant cousin of Tasheba’s lover, is invited to the soiree, she gladly invites her best friend, former FBI agent Gregor Demarkia... »