Book List in Order:29 titles

  • John the Carpenter has been happy to leave the investigation of death behind. For six years now he’s been content to work with wood. His life looks prosperous, but times are growing desperate.Then the coroner summons him to look at the mysterio...


  • Detective Superintendent Tom Harper senses trouble ahead when the prime minister plans a visit. Can he keep law and order on the streets while also uncovering the truth behind a missing child? Leeds, September 1908. There’s going to be a riot. D...


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    Leeds, Autumn 1936. During a British Union of Fascists rally, a body is found. War veteran Detective Sergeant Urban Raven is tasked with finding the killer. But with virtually no clues, no witnesses and no obvious motive, he has few leads to start...


  • Thief-taker Simon Westow must save one of his closest friends from a grim fate at the hands of the government in this compelling historical mystery. Leeds, May 1822. Thief-taker Simon Westow owes Davey and Emily Ashton everything - the siblings ga...


  • When an old friend asks Superintendent Tom Harper for help, he finds himself drawn into a deadly web of intimidation, corruption and misery on the streets of Leeds. Leeds, England. July, 1899. The hot summer has been fairly quiet for Detective Superi...


  • Introducing thief-taker Simon Westow in the first in a new historical mystery series set in Regency Leeds. Leeds, 1820. Thief-taker Simon Westow knows all about lost property. A boy from the workhouse, he now has a comfortable business finding and...


  • When Superintendent Tom Harper’s wife is threatened during an election campaign, the hunt for the attacker turns personal. Leeds, England. October, 1897. Superintendent Harper is proud of his wife Annabelle. She’s one of seven women selected to s...


  • Richard Nottingham discovers that a new, more ruthless breed of criminal has colonised the city when he returns as Constable of Leeds. October, 1736. Lured out of retirement to serve as Constable once again, Richard Nottingham finds Leeds very di...


  • 1364: the plague has returned and fear fills the air as the pestilence claims its first victims in Chesterfield. When the local priest vanishes, John the Carpenter believes the man is simply scared -- until he discovers a body left in an empty house....






  • 1944: 20 years after WPC Lottie Armstrong was dismissed from Leeds police for insubordination, she’s back, now a member of the Women’s Auxiliary Police Corps and driving for her old boss. DCS McMillan is now head of Criminal Investigation Departm...


  • Detective Inspector Tom Harper finds answers hard to come by in his latest, most challenging, investigation to date. Leeds, England. March, 1895. The day after his release from prison, petty criminal Henry White is found stabbed to death at his t...


  • 1924: still reeling from the effect of World War I, life in the city of Leeds is hard: poverty is rife, work is scarce, and crime is becoming more sophisticated. Bravely entering this maelstrom is one of the city's first policewomen to walk the beat,...


  • Two macabre discoveries in a single morning present an intriguing challenge for Detective Inspector Tom Harper Leeds, England. July, 1893. D.I. Tom Harper is witnessing the demonstration of a devastating new naval weapon, the torpedo, at Roundhay...


  • Leeds, 1957: When enquiry agent Dan Markham and his new partner, retired Detective Sergeant Baker, take on a missing persons case, what appears to be a simple case soon turns into a murder investigation when a body is recovered from the River Aire. T...


  • Leeds, England. October, 1891. An unclaimed parcel at the Central Post Office is discovered to contain the decomposing body of a baby boy. It’s a gruesome case for DI Tom Harper. Then a fire during the night destroys half the railway station. The n...


  • A gripping murder mystery set in fourteenth-century Chesterfield and sequel to The Crooked Spire John the Carpenter, married and soon to become a father, has plenty of work to keep him busy in Chesterfield. But when the town coroner demands his help...


  • A gritty noir set in 1950s Leeds   Leeds, 1954: When private investigator Dan Markham takes on a case for Joanna Hart, she simply wants to know if her husband Freddie is being unfaithful. But when Freddie Hart is killed, Markham suspects someone h...


  • The second intriguing historical mystery to feature Detective Inspector Tom Harper Leeds, England, Christmas Eve, 1890. DI Tom Harper is looking forward to a well-earned rest. But it’s not to be. A young man has been found stabbed to death in th...


  • 360 AD: A woman buries the remains of her husband in a stone sarcophagus in Northern Roman Britain. 1207: A man in desperate need of money plans a new street to be called Briggate 1645: A girl named Alice Musgrave of Vicar Lane is the first victim wh...


  • June 1890. Leeds is close to breaking point. The gas workers are on strike. Supplies are dangerously low. Factories and businesses are closing; the lamps are going unlit at night. Detective Inspector Tom Harper has more urgent matters on his mind....


  • 1734. When a young country lad requests the Constable’s help in finding his sister who has run away to Leeds to seek her fortune, Nottingham is not optimistic. Such girls usually end up as prostitutes--or worse. The following day, the young man is ...


  • 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...


  • In the latest Richard Nottingham historical mystery, the Constable must track down a predatory child-killer roaming the city. Leeds, 1733. Three children are found dead in a disused bell pit, their bodies battered and bruised, each of them sta...


  • Seattle, May 1988: Why would up and coming musician Craig Adler OD on heroin just days before signing a major record deal? Craig's band was the first of the new Seattle music scene to break out of the Northwest and they were about to hit the big time...


  • With the discovery of a young woman’s charred and blackened body, Richard Nottingham tackles his most disturbing case yet March, 1733. Fire rages through an empty house in a rundown area of Leeds, but the investigation takes a disturbing turn...


  • Second in the highly-acclaimed Richard Nottingham historical mystery series 1732. Richard Nottingham, Constable of the City of Leeds, is grieving the death of his daughter, but he must rouse himself from his lethargy when the body of wealthy wool mer...


  • A tale of greed, ambition and thwarted love in eighteenth-century Leeds July, 1732. On a hot summer morning, Richard Nottingham, Constable of Leeds, is called out when a young woman is found stabbed to death among the ruins of Kirkstall Abbey. In...


  • When Richard Nottingham, Constable of Leeds, discovers his former housemaid murdered in a particularly sickening manner, his professional and personal lives move perilously close. Circumstances conspire against him, and more murders follow. Soon the ...


  • It’s March 1994, and Laura Benton is still working as a music journalist. But she’s married now, living in West Seattle, and the mother of a son who’s about to reach his first birthday. Life is crazy, and it takes a much darker turn after she i...