New Releases from Allison & Busby

New Allison & Busby titles available this week from Casemate IPM


The Balmoral Incident 
9780749018481Rose McQuinn is invited to stay with her friend Olive who has a small cottage on the Balmoral Estate. As Rose travels on the train with her trusty dog Vane and her niece Mabel, she wonders what exciting adventures await them at the Royal household. Little does she realize that within just 48 hours of their arrival, death will have visited the great castle …Can Rose find out what happened and prevent any more bloodshed?
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Devil to Pay
9780749016630Faced with a ship in need of repair, enemy attacks and the threat of wily Admiral Hotham, John Pearce is sailing into danger. Meanwhile Ralph Barclay is on his way to the Mediterranean. Thinking his wife still with Pearce and that he can repair his marriage by rescuing her, he sails in pursuit, Hotham half-hoping he suffers the same fate as the admiral has in store for Pearce. Can John Pearce fight to first save himself and his charges from captivity and then to be free from the enemy? It is a battle that will require all of his wits.
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We’ll Meet Again 
97807490170401940. London is facing the full wrath of the blitz and amid the chaos Sheila Phipps is orphaned after a devastating air raid claims her family and her home. She is evacuated to Bletchley to live with her aunt Constance, where she forms an unlikely friendship with Prudence Le Strange, who is working in the code breaking unit at Bletchley.  As their friendship grows stronger, the war subjects Sheila and Prue to fresh tragedies as, one by one, those they love are called away to distant battlefields, only to join the growing ranks of the missing, the captured and the dead. As the war escalates, the two friends find their lives increasingly complicated not only by the secrets of wartime, but by those the conflict has dredged up from the past.
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Doctors Who Kill 
9780749007799*Now in Paperback* Uncover the facts behind some of the most shocking murder cases in recent history. From Beverley Allitt, the attention seeking nurse who preyed on the children in her care, to the infamous Dr. Harold Shipman, who was responsible for the deaths of at least 218 of his patients, history has been littered with examples of healers who have done anything but. At their best they cure disease, look after the sick, and are sworn to ‘do no harm’, so what leads a small minority of healthcare workers to a life of violent crime? In a comprehensive study of violent crimes perpetrated by health care professionals, Carol Anne Davis offers valuable insights into 34 case studies involving doctors and nurses who have crossed the line from healer to killer. These in depth analyses include interviews with experts in the fields of mental health and criminology, as well as an exclusive interview with Katherine Ramsland, a lecturer in forensic psychology at DeSales University, Pennsylvania.
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Broken Land 
9780749008376*Now in Paperback* When a favor to a friend leaves Cal Jardine caught up in the Spanish Civil War, he finds himself with an interesting assortment of fighters, though they make an effective team. Starting as a bunch of athletes, his new compatriots are primed for the fight, however with a communist fanatic in the ranks trouble is brewing and a murderous betrayal lies ahead. He meets the revolutionary, Juan Laporta, and if his companions do not make a perfect combination as fighters they form an effective one, both in Barcelona and then as they advance into the interior. But trouble is brewing in the person of communist diehard Manfred Drecker which threatens the fight and Cal himself. From the street battles of Barcelona to the fighting in the countryside, Cal finds action as well as friendship, but following a murderous betrayal he must have suitable revenge.
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Girl on the Beach 
9780749012182*Now in Paperback* Julie Monday, abandoned by her mother and raised in a children’s home, enjoys a rare moment of happiness when at the age of eight she visits the Essex seaside and meets eleven-year-old Harry Walker. They spend a happy few hours together, but at the end of the afternoon, she must return to the Foundling’s Hospital, and Harry goes home to his family. Ten years later, they meet again. Fated to be together, they marry just before the outbreak of the Second World War. But it’s now 1939, Harry has enlisted in the Royal Air Force, and Julie must face the blitz in wartime London alone with their son. Travelling back from work one day, Julie is caught in the chaos of a direct hit. Rescued from the destroyed air-raid shelter, but injured and with severe memory loss, Julie is given a new identity as Eve Seaton. But it is not easy to become a different person; plagued with disturbing flashes of memory that she doesn’t understand, forgetting her former life as Julie Monday proves impossible. She must make a decision: should she make a new life for herself as Eve, or struggle to recover the pieces of a shattered identity?
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Treachery in Tibet 
97807490141171903. The British Empire has reached its probable apogee: so much of the world map is coloured red and the sun never set on its boundaries. But Lord Curzon, the ambitious Viceroy of India, has different views. Tibet, the mountainous region on the Raj’s borders, irritates him: the Dalai Lama never replies to his letters and border disputes multiply. He decides to invade and recruits Simon Fonthill, veteran of so many of ‘Queen Victoria’s Little Wars,’ to lead 2000 men over the ice-bound Himalayan passes to Lhasa. Fonthill sets out on another expedition with his wife Alice, reporting for the Morning Post, and his old comrade, ‘352’ Jenkins. It is machine guns against muskets as the cruel and brave monks, fighting on their own terrain among the clouds, oppose the invasion. When Alice is captured, treachery is revealed, and Fonthill and Jenkins must gallop to her aid in their most arduous and thrilling adventure yet.
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Trouble in the Cotswolds 
9780749014537*Now in Paperback* Thea Osborne hopes to spend a quiet Christmas house-sitting for the Shepherds in the picturesque Cotswold village of Stanton, close to Broadway. Walks in the local countryside with the dogs and perhaps a meal in the pub are all the excitement she wants. When her arrival at the village coincides with the funeral of local businessman Douglas Callendar, found electrocuted in his bath, Thea’s interest is stirred but the onset of flu threatens to prevent any sleuthing. However, when two people show up brutally murdered the following afternoon, even battling a fever, Thea finds herself thrust into the middle of yet another police investigation.
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Deeds of Darkness 
9780749015190In June 1916, a young woman is found murdered in a cinema. Harvery Marmion and Joe Keedy set out to find the killer who so elusively fled in the dark. Before long, two more victims, of striking similarity but differing backgrounds, are found dead around the city. Meanwhile, miles from home, Marmion’s son Paul prepares for life on the front line as he marches towards the Battle of the Somme. Suffering a vicious blow in No Man’s Land, Paul is left blinded for the rest of his life. Marmion must come to terms with the permanent darkness of his son’s life, while continuing to search for the brutal killer who only strikes in the dark.
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Hearts of Darkness
9780749015329*Now in Paperback* 1666. London is recovering from the Great Plague and mourning its dead. The city is free at last, like a great old bear, beaten to its knees, bloody but unbowed. But the disease slithered out of London to wreak its evil upon other towns and cities. The worst was over, the Pestilence gone, in search of new feeding grounds, bounteous and plentiful in the villages outside of London. Harry Lytle, who works for Lord Arlington’s intelligence service, is sent to Essex where the plague is breeding to track down a traitor and bring him back alive. But things get tricky when Lord Arlington’s latest recruit for the mission is a man Lytle left dead. Having learnt first hand of Lord Arlington’s barbaric cruelty, Lytle knows he can’t refuse the job. Travelling into a disease-ridden village with a murderer seems like a better option
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The Sweet Smell of Decay 
9780749015428Restoration London, 1664, brought vividly to life, with all the sights, sounds and smells of a teeming city, and loaded with intrigue and crawling with treachery. Harry Lytle has just discovered he has a young cousin, Anne Giles. But he’s had the pleasure of meeting her for the first time as a corpse. With some robust assistance from David Dowling, a witty, impressively well-built, but hygiene-deficient, butcher, Harry sets out to track down Anne’s killer. Together they follow a trail of blood, conspiracy and corruption that takes them to the dark and murky corners of London, featuring a great cast of ne’er-do-wells, cheeky wenches, harmless witches, likable villains, and a few unsavory fellows keen on sending Lytle and his companion to an early grave.
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A Different World 
9780749015534Warsaw, Poland. Pilot Jan Grabowski receives orders that take him to the heart of the escalating conflict. He leaves behind his wife, Rulka, who sees Poland overcome by the Nazis. In constant danger and amid cruel reprisals, she joins the Resistance. Norfolk. Louise Fairhurst’s war is very different. Evacuated with her class of ten-year-olds from London she finds herself acting mother as well as teacher to the children. She has much to do settling city children down in the countryside, and she wonders whether she should have stayed in London until a chance meeting with Jan alters her path…
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Evie 
9780749015916Love, loss and the tragedy of war. December, 1944. Eighteen-year-old Evie arrives at Post Stone Farm: the winter cold and wartime rationing casts a shadow on the small community, but none as dark as her past. Joining the Land Army, she longs for quiet days spent milking cows and collecting eggs, and it is during her time at the farm that she falls in love with Italian POW Giorgio. When a startling revelation thrusts Evie into the spotlight, the full history of her tragic life becomes known to the locals and many of them become deeply involved in overcoming the obstacles which lie between Evie and the happiness she deserves.
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The Flower Book 
9780749015824*Now in Paperback* Set against the backdrop of World War I and amid the beautiful Cornish countryside, this is the story of a mother and daughter, bound together by a collection of pressed flowers and the memories they hold. 1914. To the delight of her parents, Violet Prideaux is set to marry local squire Weston Penruth. But an incident during their engagement party sees her leaving behind her friends and family and fleeing to London. Here in the big city she meets local artist Jack Fairling, falling instantly in love. But when Jack enlists, can their happiness survive the horrors of war? 1936. When Violet’s daughter Aster reaches the age of twenty-one, she receives a letter that turns her world upside down. With the support of her childhood friend Harry Penruth and the comfort of her mother’s treasured flower book, she travels to London to discover her destiny. And as Aster unearths the lies and secrets of her childhood, a future of love and hope may be closer than she realizes…
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The Country Doctor’s Choice 
9780749016111In the early years of the 1960s the market town of Everham is full of rumours and counter-rumours. Dr Leigh McDowall, medical registrar, is taking a refresher course in obstetrics prior to becoming a general practitioner. He is immediately attracted to Dr Shelagh Hammond, obstetric house surgeon, but she is deeply involved with another doctor, Paul Sykes, and is caring for her mother, Bridget, an Irish Catholic with a terminal illness, who has a secret of her own. Leigh watches Shelagh’s helpless infatuation for Paul with increasing resentment.Meanwhile Reverend Derek Bolt is troubled by the unwanted attentions of a female parishioner and he confides in headmaster Jeremy North. But Jeremy is also feeling lost as his home life is in disarray and he turns to a hospital sister for comfort. Each is faced with a personal crisis and they resolve to do what is right. Only the right thing doesn’t always turn out as planned.Tension bubbles throughout the community, and the interweaving stories of Everham’s residents give rise to conflicts that erupt in life-changing decisions and scandals.Set against the back-drop of the Profumo affair that rocked Britain, Everham’s own politics reach a dramatic crescendo.
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Kingdom Lock 
9780749016135It is 1914 and while battles rage across Europe, three empires – the Ottoman, the German and the British – fight for dominance in the Middle East. The merciless landscape of Persia and Mesopotamia are prizes to be claimed by the most ruthless opponent. In the midst of the chaos is Kingdom Lock. Working for the British Intelligence Service known as the White Tabs, Lock is sent to Persia on a commission from the Australian Infantry Force. His mission: to prevent a German spy from inciting jihad and rebellion among the Muslim tribes and from seizing control of the precious oilfields. But before then, having recently rescued Amy Townshend, the daughter of a top ranking British officer, from Turkey, he now finds that he must save her from the clutches of death once more. It’s a task that seems destined to fail with bloodthirsty, relentless Turks at every turn …To complete his mission, Lock must stay one step ahead of the war raging around him. And to make matters worse, Amy’s fiance, an aristocratic young officer, is none too pleased about Lock’s developing relationship with his future wife. In this super-charged adventure, can Kingdom Lock survive the dangers that threaten him?
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Monsieur Pamplemousse and the Tangled Web 
9780749016265*Now in Paperback* A culinary mystery to tease your literary taste buds. Monsieur Pamplemousse and his trusty dog, Pommes Frites are called into Le Guide’s offices early one morning and presented with a string of Leclercq’s plaintive conundrums – all relating to his mobster uncle-in-law. These include a letter about a juicy steak turned brisket, a dead restaurant owner, a giant truffle delivered by post and the imminent arrival of the vivacious Caterina to the Gare des Lyons. All of which Pamplemousse has been called upon to help. With all these seemingly random problems at hand, Pamplemousse attempts to unravel each in dilemma but it quickly proves impossible as they overlap and tangle at every turn – usually making him look the fool. However, it becomes apparent that there is much more sinister going on and it doesn’t seem to relate to Capa Nostra and Uncle Caputo at all.
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Last Writes 
9780749016272*Now in Paperback* A mischievously clever compendium of twenty-two short stories from the pen of classic crime author Catherine Aird. The indefatigable detective Inspector Sloan reappears in many of these stories with his sidekick Crosby. But there are also new characters to be met, such as the mysterious Malcolm Venables of the Secret Service. Full of delicious twists and turns, Last Writes will be a collection to curl up with and savor. For readers who love the traditional crime classics of Agatha Christie and Dorothy L. Sayers.
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The Third Sin 
9780749016388Pleasure is the highest good: the Cyrenaics practised the principle until the death of one from an overdose and the apparent suicide of another. Sobered, the group went their several ways. One heads to Canada, another disappears and a third is believed to have committed suicide, at least until his body turns up two years later in the wreck of a car swept up on to the Solway mud flats. DI Marjory Fleming finds the case on her own patch, obstructed by the unpleasant and resentful Inspector she has been asked to direct, and DC Hepburn and DS Macdonald, still at loggerheads, don’t make it any easier.
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The Venetian Venture 
9780749016609*Now in Paperback* Rosy Gilchrist is sent to Venice to find a rare, signed translation of Horace’s Odes by the late Dr. Bodger. Rosy jumps at the chance to fit some sightseeing around work, but the holiday plans go on hold when she learns that there is a significant bounty prize for anyone who finds this valuable text. Finding herself in the midst of a cat-and-mouse chase, Rosy’s rivals will stop at nothing, not even murder, to get their hands on the book…
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Shadow of the Hangman 
9780749016814In this first installment of the Bow Street Rivals series a riot breaks out in Dartmoor prison, enabling some American inmates to escape. The twin detectives Peter and Paul Skillen catch wind of a projected assassination but the target is unknown. Trouble ensues when a woman from the Home Office vanishes; a mysterious lady turns up at the archery shooting gallery; and Paul’s gambling addiction worsens…
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Compleat Tangler 
9780749017019What do fishermen really get up to when they abandon a warm bed before the crack of dawn, stuff a haversack with tins of assorted maggots, half a hundredweight of pulped bread and a folding campstool, and disappear into the drizzle? The perfect gift for any angler who appreciates the primitive thrill of hunting wild creatures, the hours spent studying minute aquatic flies, and the art of manipulating his tackle.
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Up the Garden Path 
9780749017064This tongue in cheek cartoon guide covers all aspects of gardening, from how to make a hole in the frozen fish pond to how to get your mower out of the shed, and includes a calendar of essential work throughout the year. The perfect gift for any gardener who has experienced overbearing neighbors, the pains of building a water feature, unruly indoor plants, and the battle to dig the lawnmower out from the shed.
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Play it as it Lies 
9780749017118A humorous look at golf by the author of Compleat Tangler, Angels on Horseback, Up the Garden Path and The Effluent Society.

The perfect gift for any golfer who has experienced the horrors of sporting the wrong attire on course, losing his ball, or been wronged by unforgivable gamesmanship.

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Three Sheets in the Wind 
9780749017163Arriving on a summer weekend at any stretch of water without one’s own craft behind the car or swaying proudly at its moorings is like attending a dance with a broken leg – not to mention the damage to one’s social status. This is a humorous manual of instruction for sailors anywhere. The perfect gift for any sailor who has misinterpreted a distress signal, worn stilettos on board, abandoned ship, or experienced irreparable damage to their social status at the club.
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The Woman From Kerry 
9780749017354Little Rose McGinley is just seven years old when her family is evicted from their Donegal home, victims of the Clearances of 1861. It is the first step in a long journey for Rose, one that takes her from Donegal to Kerry, and back again to the North. But the feisty girl blossoms into a woman of character with courage and the determination to keep her family together, against all the odds.

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The Hamiltons of Ballydown 
9780749017453At the close of the nineteenth century the Hamilton family is enjoying new-found security and modest prosperity. John is a respected employee at the local mill and Rose’s four children are growing into young men and women of whom she can feel justly proud. But as she watches them make their own choices – and mistakes – she must draw on an inner reserve of steadfastness to face what the future holds.
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The Hawthorns Bloom in May 
9780749017552Now a grandmother, Rose Hamilton has much to be thankful for in the steady love of her husband John and their relative prosperity. But she is concerned for her children: recently widowed, Sarah is burdened with grief; Sam, married to the cold Martha, is struggling to keep up with his large family. But it is the Easter Rising of 1916 that will make the greatest demand upon them all.

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Bones in the Nest 
9780749017590The Chasebridge Killer is out; racial tension is rising and the mutilated body of a young Muslim man is found in the stairwell of a tower block in Doncaster. As he gets drawn into the case, Sean Denton’s family life and his police job become dangerously entwined. Meanwhile a young woman is trying to piece her life back together, but someone is out there; someone who will never let her forget what she’s done.

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Snapped in Cornwall 
9780749017699The first in a series of crime mysteries set in Cornwall, where photographer Rose Trevelyan’s peaceful life is rocked by the murder of a female client she hoped would become a friend. Rose Trevelyan had only met Gabrielle Milton once, but felt they might become good friends. She was delighted, therefore, to receive an invitation to the Milton’s party where the wine flowed freely and a good time was being had by all – that is, until Gabrielle’s crumpled, lifeless body was found underneath a balcony.
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Framed in Cornwall 
9780749017798Dorothy Pengelly lived alone in her remote, dilapidated cottage with only her pets as company. When her old friend, Rose Trevelyan calls round to visit and finds Dorothy dead she is devastated. And when Rose learns that it wasn’t a heart attack but a case of suicide her suspicions are immediately roused. Dorothy would never have killed herself – but would anyone else have the motive to murder? Are the valuable paintings hanging on the walls the clue to the mystery? Perhaps Dorothy’s avaricious daughter-in-law had a hand in the old lady’s death, or maybe it is connected to a visit from a stranger to the local Cornish community earlier in the week? As Rose seeks the truth she begins to realize that some people in this idyllic seaside town have secrets to hide…
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To Catch a Rabbit 
9780749017835Two young boys stumble on a dead prostitute. She’s on Sean Denton’s patch. As Doncaster’s youngest community support officer, he’s already way out of his depth, but soon he’s uncovering more than he’s supposed to know. Meanwhile Karen Friean, professional mother of two, learns her brother has disappeared. She desperately needs to know he’s safe, but once she starts looking, she discovers unexpected things about her own needs and desires. Played out against a gritty landscape on the edge of a Northern town, Karen and Sean risk losing all they hold precious.
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Revenge in the Cotswolds 
9780749017903Thea Osborne is determined to avoid trouble during her latest commission house-sitting in the pretty Cotswold village of Daglingworth. Anticipating a relaxing two weeks spent looking after an old corgi and a hibernating tortoise, spiced with phone calls to boyfriend Drew Slocombe, Thea settles down quite contentedly – for about half a day. Until, that is, a dead body is discovered in a nearby quarry. Having encountered a group of environmental activists, Thea suspects the death might be a backlash from angry residents against their radical ways. And while she can empathize with the activists’ views against wind farms, badger culls and building developments, Thea’s not so sure about their violent methods. As real tensions begin to unravel, even Thea, a seasoned crime-solver, is surprised by the truth…
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The Mystery of Tunnel 51 
9780749018054Chief of the Intelligence Department Sir Leonard Wallace – bearing always the hall mark of coolness and wit – is up to his earlobes in trouble.
Summoned by the Viceroy of India, he makes a rapid flight to India to investigate the mysterious death of British officer Major Elliot and the theft of some very important dispatches

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Wallace of the Secret Service 
9780749018153Extreme Nationalists are fighting to relinquish the British government’s power in Egypt.

Secret agent Henderson, deployed to Egypt to assess the trouble, sends a coded message to say he’s on the trail of something big. But there’s been no word since.

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The Devil’s Cocktail 
9780749018108An intrigue against Britain by Bolshevik agents is strongly suspected at MI6.

Sir Leonard Wallace sends Captain Hugh Shannon, disguised as a professor of English Literature, to India to get to the bottom of it.

Part of the Wallace of the Secret Service series.
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Timetable of Death 
97807490180781859. St Mary’s Church, Spondon.

A little girl playing hide-and-seek jumps into a freshly-dug grave to find a dead man already occupying it. It is the body of a senior director of the Midland Railway. Inspector Colbeck and Sergeant Leeming travel to Derbyshire to investigate.

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A Ticket to Oblivion 
9780749014278*Now in Paperback* Young Imogen Burnhope and her maid Rhoda board a non-stop train to Oxford to visit her Aunt Cassandra, who waits on the platform at Oxford station where the train terminates, to greet them. Only they never arrive. The train is searched and the coachman swears he saw them board a first-class carriage, but they seem to have vanished into thin air. When he learns his daughter is missing, Sir Marcus Burnhope contacts Scotland Yard for help and Inspector Colbeck and Sergeant Leeming are assigned to the case. Is it a merely a case of a runaway girl? Or is there a more sinister, larger conspiracy at work?
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Sherlock Holmes and the Lady in Black 
9780749018184The infamous Sherlock Holmes, now in his retirement, has turned his attention to his beekeeping hobby. But when a shadowy figure is seen walking below the cliffs one night, Holmes cannot resist the temptation of solving one more mystery. He summons his old flatmate and confidante Dr Watson to help. Against the backdrop of the stormy Sussex coast, desirable women and suspicious men weave an engaging and complex case.
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Brides of War 
97807490183751947. Excited and in love Gracie Brown leaves her home in England and moves to America with her husband Jeff. With little money and no job prospects, the couple move in with Jeff’s parents whilst they find their feet in a land where promise seems to only come to those who start off far better than they have. Rich and stylish Valerie Brampton has just arrived in New York to move into her new swish apartment with American husband Captain Ross Johnson. When Valerie discovers more about Ross’ life as she meets more of his family she’s left feeling increasingly isolated. Uprooted from their lives in England, GI brides Gracie and Valerie must face up to their new surroundings and overcome the troubles that come their way in order to be with the men they love.
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The Vagabond Clown 
9780749018412During a performance of their new play, A Trick to Catch a Chaste Lady, Westfield’s Men are sabotaged, and they find themselves in the throngs of an audience-player melee. In the midst of the rotten-vegetable battlefield, one of the audience members is found stabbed, and their masterful clown, Barnaby Gill, is discovered with a broken leg.

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The Counterfeit Crank 
9780749018467Alexander Marwood, the cantankerous landlord of the Queen’s Head is away, leaving the Westfield’s Men theatre troupe free to play. Marwood’s replacement, Adam Crowmere, is a welcome change and Westfield’s Men being to dread their landlord’s return. Meanwhile, Nicholas Bracewell befriends a young beggar who is trying to eke out a living as a counterfeit crank, pretending to have spectacular epileptic fits in order to get money from gullible bystanders. When the beggar is murdered inside Bridewell, Nicholas has to pose as a beggar himself in order to get inside the notorious institution so that he can solve the crime. Counterfeiting of all kinds is exposed.
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Winds of Change 
9780749018528Miranda Fox has devoted much of her life to caring for her elderly father. After his death, she begins to make plans for her own future – funded by the inheritance she was promised. But Sebastian, her conniving and controlling brother, has very different ideas and will not allow Miranda the freedom she so desperately needs. When Miranda befriends Lou Rayne, who has terminal cancer, things begin to change. But will she have the courage to stand up to her monster of a brother and find the happiness that she deserves? Painful secrets from the past resurface and Miranda must make difficult choices if she’s to be free.
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The Chippendale Factor 
9780749079505Justin Harrington, controversial television presenter of the antique show How Old Is It? Is found dead in his car in Yorkshire, in suspicious circumstances. Old school friend and antiques dealer Bill Franklin is bemused by Harrington’s death, wondering if his shady past is to blame. When another mutual school friend, also in the antiques business, is shot dead, Bill finds himself caught up in a mystery in which he is prime suspect. Dragged into a dangerous world of murder, intrigue, and forgery, Bill takes it upon himself to turn sleuth and get to the bottom of Justin’s death, before he becomes the next victim. Why does his investigation always seem to return to his former friend’s dealings in France and Yorkshire, and his obsession with Chippendale furniture? Using Justin’s former position on a national antiques fund, he is able to involve himself more and more in Justin’s world, and discover the truth about his dealings, his death and Chippendale. Intelligent and sharply written, The Chippendale Factor unravels at a smart pace. It is an antiques thriller that will keep the reader guessing until the end.
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The Gods of War 
9780749079901*Now in Paperback* Lucius Falerius is dead, and Rome in its entirety mourns the passing of its most powerful senator. It falls to his young son Marcellus to carry out his father’s legacy and restore the rights promised to the defeated Sicilian slaves, yet there are those who will not see the honour of Rome compromised and the slaves assuaged. On the Roman border provinces there is trouble, and the legions move north to neutralize the threat posed by the Celts. The confederation of Celtic tribes is united under one Chieftain, the formidable and unpredictable Brennos, yet there is a plot to see him dead and the confederation broken. For Brennos, the treachery comes from within his own family, for which he will exact a brutal and bloody revenge. Meanwhile Aquila, accompanied by his ‘nephew’ Fabius, finds himself under the command of a young tribune who bears the same name as the man responsible for the death of his old friend and mentor. And still there remains the question of the Eagle charm he wears around his neck, the only clue as to his real identity.
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No Suspicious Circumstances 
9780749080594It can be tough being an undercover revenue officer, but DJ Smith has a little help from her trained sniffer cat Gorgonzola, a moth-eaten Persian with gourmet tastes. This first investigation finds DJ and Gorgonzola on the trail of a heroin smuggling ring operating in and around Edinburgh. Along the way they make the acquaintance of Felicity Lannelle, an unscrupulous gastronome and Hiram J. Spinks, an American golfing fanatic. As the duo near the climax on the lonely Isle of May it appears that a real cat and mouse game has just begun…
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