Tag: Mystery & Detective

Silent Nights

Here are two holiday mysteries set in remote, snow-covered regions of Victorian Britain–where the nights are indeed silent but all is not calm, and where some will sleep in eternal peace.A CHRISTMAS BEGINNINGWhile spending Christmas on the island of Anglesey off the coast of Wales, Superintendent Runcorn of Scotland Yard, a lonely bachelor, stumbles upon the lifeless body of the vicar’s youn... »

The Blood Doctor

The Blood Doctor by Barbara Vine – a crime masterpiece about ambition, obsession and bad blood’An outstandingly original book’ Sunday TimesThe current Lord Nanther, experiencing the reform of the House of Lords, embarks on a biography of his great-grandfather, the first Lord Nanther, favoured physician to Queen Victoria, expert on blood diseases and particularly the royal disease... »

A Calculating Heart

Having escaped from yet another scandal, libidinous lawyer Leo Davies has at last decided to settle down. He’s going to sell his Belgravia pad and buy a family home for his son, Oliver, and he’s set on marrying the lovely Camilla. But when Camilla gets stuck working on a case halfway across the world and the gorgeous Adriana – sexy, wealthy owner of a multi-million pound Greek sh... »

An Immoral Code

Now a QC at the eminent chambers of 5 Caper Court, Leo Davies has a big case on his hands. With Anthony Cross at his side, Leo finds himself representing a group of investors desperate to claim back the fortunes they unwittingly lost. They’ve staked everything on Leo’s performance in court, blissfully unaware of the confusions of his private life which threaten to destroy their case. F... »

Judicial Whispers

A rumor campaign threatens to thwart London barrister Leo Davies’s hope of election to that rarefied strata of the British legal hierarchy, the Queen’s Counsel. The rumors are based on truth, for Leo’s sex life is hardly conventional. In a typical mystery novel, such a scenario would lead to blackmail or murder–or both. But Caro Fraser’s new novel is neither typical n... »

The Pupil

For Leo Davies, a charming, brilliant barrister at one of London’s most prestigious chambers, life is good. It is only when he applies to take silk and become a QC that whispers begin of his scandalous sexual past. Leo, a man who has always meticulously divided his personal and professional lives, is unnerved to discover just how much his colleagues seem to know. Could attaching himself to a... »

Baksheesh

Praise for the first Kati Hirschel Istanbul mystery: “The heroine is an offbeat amateur sleuth with a distinctive narrative voice. Fans of such female detectives as Amanda Cross’s Kate Fansler and Kerry Greenwood’s Phryne Fisher will find a lot to like.” – Publishers Weekly Kati Hirschel, the owner of Istanbul’s only mystery bookstore, is fed up. It all started ... »

Buttercream Bump Off

Product Description Melanie Cooper and Angie DeLaura’s Fairy Tale Cupcakes bakery is gearing up for Valentine’s Day. Unfortunately someone has iced Baxter Malloy on his first date with Mel’s mother. Now Mom’s a suspect, and Mel and Angie need to find time around frosting to dig into the man’s shady past and discover who served him his just desserts. »

Sprinkle with Murder

From Publishers Weekly Starred Review. McKinlay (who writes decoupage mysteries as Lucy Lawrence) pens a tender cozy full of warm and likable characters and a refreshingly sympathetic murder victim. Melanie Cooper and Angie DeLaura have just opened their cupcake bakery, Fairy Tale Cupcakes, with financial help from their best friend, Tate Harper. It seems like a dream come true, with the exception... »

Wanna Get Lucky?

From Booklist Coonts, who lives with author-husband Stephen, in Las Vegas, takes full advantage of the mecca’s naughty rep, giving it a comical twist or two that’s occasionally laugh-out-loud funny. Thirtysomething casino exec Lucky O’Toole, the self-made daughter of a celebrated madame, is a tough, smart, wisecracking adrenaline junkie, whose energy matches the eye-popping glitz... »

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