Book List:34 titles
  • Four strangers arrive at the solicitors' office of Puckle, Puckle, and Nunnery. They have never met, and have no idea why they have been invited. But they -- along with a missing man -- are descendants of the late Algernon George Culver Mayton, ...


  • A must-have collection of British whodunits featuring Detective Inspector Sloan—from a CWA Diamond Dagger winner and “most ingenious” author (The New Yorker).   Over the course of twenty-four crime novels set in the fictional County of Callesh...


  • A set of perfectly puzzling British whodunits featuring Detective Inspector Sloan—from a CWA Diamond Dagger winner and “most ingenious” author (The New Yorker).   Over the course of twenty-four crime novels set in the fictional County of Calle...


  • A set of compelling British whodunits featuring Detective Inspector Sloan—from a CWA Diamond Dagger winner and “most ingenious” author (The New Yorker).   Over the course of twenty-four crime novels set in the fictional County of Calleshire, E...


  • A set of intriguing British whodunits featuring Detective Inspector Sloan—from a CWA Diamond Dagger winner and “most ingenious” author (The New Yorker).   Over the course of twenty-four crime novels set in the fictional County of Calleshire, E...


  • Much-loved Calleshire research chemist Derek Tridgell has been ill for some time. On his deathbed, his incessant mutterings culminate in a very clear cry of foul murder. Detective Inspector Sloan and Detective Constable Crosby are brought in to inv...


  • Twenty-two brand new short stories which are guaranteed to delight fans and win the author many more. The indefatigable detective Inspector Sloan reappears in many of these stories with his sidekick Crosby. But there are also new characters to be met...


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    When Jack Haines reports a break-in at his greenhouse, the motive of the intruder is unclear. Other than the destruction of some expensive orchids, no damage has been done, and nothing seems to be missing. But Detectives Sloan and Crosby sense someth...


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    Josephine Short was a woman with a secret or two, some that she tried to carry to her grave. When her great-nephew's wife, Janet Wakefield, gets a call from the Berebury Nursing Home, she's somewhat taken aback. Not only is she surprised to hear th...






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    The dramatic theft of an 18th Century painting is discovered just moments before the old manor house from which it was stolen -- and is uniquely depicted in the background of the portrait -- is set on fire. Making matters more grisly even is the pi...


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    Detective Chief Inspector (D.C.I.) C. D. Sloan works in the deceptively quiet town and county of Calleshire, where for many years he's endured the pressures of his demanding, unreasonable boss and the company of Constable Crosby, Sloan's all too cons...


  • A wealthy businessman has died under suspicious circumstances. A Christmas with the family provides more drama than could be expected. A girl accuses the hospital of killing her grandmother. In 16th Century Scotland, the death of a clansman is not wh...


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    For decades, Catherine Aird's crime novels featuring C.D. Sloan have been beloved by fans and lauded by critics for their adroit plotting, playful wit, and literate charm. With Amendment of Life, Aird delivers the lively and engrossing novel that rea...


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    Colonel Caversham, once prominent in the British colonial service, has died and left his large collection of artifacts to the local Calleshire museum.Included in those artifacts is a 3,000 year old Egyptain mummy and case, now the responsibility of o...


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    Almstone Manor is a fine old Tudor manor in Calleshire, England, set aside years ago as rest home for members of a military regiment--the Fearnshires--and their families. Since most are in poor health during their time at Almstone Manor--as Gertrude...



  • in Malice Domestic 6

    Esteemed mystery writer Anne Perry, author of twenty-five novels and two acclaimed detective series, heads up a delectable cast of contemporary writers, the very best from both sides of the Atlantic. In the tradition of Britain's honored crime writer...


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    When Mrs. Galloway, who suffers from heart disease, finally passes away it comes as no shock to the staff at Berebury Hospital. Abel Granger's family had also been long prepared for his death that same morning. So why then has Mrs. Galloway's son c...


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    Who poisoned Anna Macmillan with a deadly dose of antimony? Where are the priceless pearls that vanished during a country house weekend? What caused the temperature of a health club sauna to rise so dramatically that its sole occupant was dead within...


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    The late Octavia Garamond's last wished were very odd indeed. Her request for a police presence at her funeral bothers Inspector C.D. Sloan, but not nearly s much as her insistence that her body be thoroughly examined after her death. Amelia Kenner...


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    Peter Corbishley, MP from a placid rural district, is startled to find his amicable speech repeatedly interrupted by a heckler suggesting that he "drop dead." But the Member has a more serious problem on his hands in the person of constituent Alan O...


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    A crime of passion, a jealous admirer, a woman who would kill before she would be spurned--it might all fit if only the primary suspect would talk in CWA Diamond Dagger winner Catherine Aird's Dead Liberty. Lucy Durmast waits patiently in front of...


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    MURDER AS THE CROW FLIES The finger dropped by a common crow on a woodsy English footpath was most uncommonly missing a body. But a single digit was enough to tell Detective Inspector C.D. Sloan that something was rotten in the county of Calleshir...


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    MURDER AT EBB TIDE "Found drowned, my foot," said the pathologist two minutes after looking at the body. The unidentified young man pulled from the salt water near the fishing village of Edsway hadn't drowned after all. And he hadn't been a bather...


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    MURDER AT THE PRIORY Two terrible injustices occurred at the annual Horticultural Society Flower Show in the village of Almstone: Ken Walls' splendid tomatoes were overlooked in the competition and Nurse Cooper was murdered. Her body lay under a...


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    CAN INSPECTOR SLOAN NAB A KILLER AND STILL MAKE THE BIRTH OF HIS FIRST CHILD? "It is a truth universally acknowledged," said the doctor drily, "that a middle-aged woman in possession of a fortune will attract people anxious to part her from it." ...


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    A STUDENT'S DYING MESSAGE PUZZLES INSPECTOR SLOAN AS A SIT-IN CRIPPLES CAMPUS When young Henry Moleyns is stabbed to death on the quad during a sit-in, the vice chancellor of the University of Calleshire was prompted to comment: "Really, this is ...


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    INSPECTOR SLOAN MUST FIND THE KILLER AT THIS "LAST SUPPER" AT A COUNTRY HOUSE At first it seemed like just another automobile death for the perennially melancholy Inspector "Happy Harry" Harpe of the Berebury traffic division to deal with: a loca...


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    Murder in the Tower At 11:30 PM. in the old Saxon church tower at Randall's Bridge, a huge statue toppled and smashed. Heavy blocks of broken marble now lay up against the doors, barring any exit. The solitary window was too narrow for a man to p...






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    DECADES AFTER WORLD WAR II, AN EXCAVATION AT A BOMB SITE YIELDS THE SKELETON OF A MURDERED WOMAN Young Dr. Latimer has no sooner opened his surgery on Lamb Lane in Berebury than he is called upon to examine a dead body. Actually a skeleton, it wa...


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    "THERE'S SOMETHING VERY OLD-FASHIONED ABOUT THIS--BUTLERS AND BODIES IN THE LIBRARY." The Earl of Ornum has been forced to open his 300-room ancestral estate to the public, who gladly pay to view the imposing halls and galleries with their fine co...


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    WHEN HER MOTHER IS KILLED, A YOUNG COLLEGE STUDENT'S IDENTITY IS CALLED INTO QUESTION When middle-aged Grace Jenkins is struck down and killed by a motorcar on a country road outside the quiet village of Larking, it turns out that nobody really kn...


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    TWO MURDERS--150 YEARS APART--DISTURB THE TRANQUILITY OF A QUIET ENGLISH VILLAGE When a heart attack forces Thomas Harding to retire with his wife Dora to a Tudor manor house in Calleshire County, he soon discovers that it comes complete with a pr...


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    MURDER IN AN ENGLISH CONVENT POSES A DIFFICULT PROBLEM FOR INSPECTOR SLOAN When the body of a murdered nun is discovered at the Convent of St. Anselm in the village of Cullingoak, Inspector C.D. Sloan of the Calleshire C.I.D. finds himself with fi...