Book List in Order:26 titles

  • THE FAIRER SEX? NOT THESE LADIES…The female of the species is absolutely deadlier than the male in these 14 cunningly-crafted tales of suspense, crimes of passion, and murder, all by women writers. Edited by MWA Grandmaster and bestselling mystery ...


  • Eighteen short stories -- chilling, lovely, and sad -- from a modern master of the form For days she has been terrified that the phone will ring. Whenever she picks it up, the voice is there -- breathing, cursing at her, terrifying her with words ...


  • Five courses of delectable depravity from mystery’s master chef Playing Othello is hard on any actor, but for the great James Dragon, the role is toxic. During the play’s run, he must reenact the horrible crime that took his own wife’s life....


  • A London writer falls into a trap of romance and false identity Katinka Jones spends her days beautifying, trying out the latest ointments, corsets, and creams in order to pass the information on to the thankful readers of Girls Together . When not i...


  • At a medieval pageant, Inspector Cockrill investigates a dramatic death. Ever since she drove her best friend's fiance to kill himself, Isabel Drew has been nicknamed Jezebel. She is domineering, arrogant, vain -- and beautiful enough to get away wit...


  • One woman has the answer to history’s strangest maritime mystery Though history would remember her as the Marie Celeste, the ship’s name was Mary Celeste. She was a brig -- square-rigged, a hundred feet long, large enough for a crew of nine, a...


  • While running for her life, a failed actress comes across a dead body Sari Morne had a shot at stardom, a five-year deal with a European film studio, and a starring role in an Italian romance that was poised to become a classic. But the film flopp...


  • Fifteen perfectly constructed tales of death both well-planned and chaotic Mr. de Silva begins the day sipping his coffee, reading the Times, and trying to decide how to murder his wife. After two years of marriage, he’s simply fed up, and has d...


  • A family patriarch is murdered on the eve of signing a new will Sir Richard’s family has spent years waiting for him to die, but despite his weak heart, the old man simply refuses to cooperate. In the meantime, he makes their lives miserable by ...






  • An island republic goes to insane lengths to canonize its most famous resident Juanita di Perli was a young woman when she decided to live the rest of her life on a table-top. She called it God’s will, but for the order of nuns that sprang up ar...


  • Mr. and Mrs. Brown were forever having trouble with their numerous and incredibly naughty children . . . until the day Nurse Matilda entered their lives.First published nearly fifty years ago, Nurse Matilda and its two companion books-Nurse Matilda G...


  • in A Moment on the Edge

    "New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth George serves up a century''s worth of superb crime fiction penned by women. This veritable all-star team delivers tales of dark deeds that will keep you reading long into the night. Included are these wor...


  • The vacationing Inspector Cockrill is on the job again when a fellow tourist is stabbed to death on a small Mediterranean island. The local police, in Cockrill's opinion, are illprepared for interrogating the tourload of suspects, she he takes it upo...


  • When Scotland Yard's young Mr. Charlesworth calls at Christophe et Cie about a murder, he finds five charming young women--all pretty, all suspects, all ready to obstruct his investigations. He would be hard pressed to say which causes more problems-...


  • in Murderous Schemes

    When plotting a murder (figuratively speaking), the mystery writer has at hand any number of M.O.'s including such tried and true conventions as the locked room, the unbreakable alibi, the double bluff, the mistaken identity, and many others. Indeed,...




    • / Historical Romance
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    A young widow proves that modesty can be deceptive when she becomes the toast of London The Marchesa goes to the theater accompanied only by her maid. She dresses in pure white, without any jewels or powder to compete with her golden hair and blue...


  • On a night of dense London fog Raoul Vernet is found murdered. Everyone, and there are many, who had good reason to do away with Raoul has a convenient and seemingly airtight alibi. Which of these delightful characters could have done the nasty deed?...



  • An English military hospital, frantically coping with the onslaught of the blitz, discovers it must contend with another more cunning enemy within. While sirens scream and Nazi bombers roar overhead and wreak havoc outside, an insidious terror grips ...


    • / Mystery
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    INSPECTOR COCKRILL INVESTIGATES Christianna Brand (the pseudonym of Mary Christianna Milne Lewis, 1907-1988) was a supreme mistress of the classic detective story, with twists and turns, and all the clues fairly given to the reader. The wizened, bird...


    • / Traditional Regency
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    A young Italian woman travels to eighteenth-century England to wage war on polite society in this sweeping historical saga of mystery, scandal, and romance. Sophia Devigne is a child of Venice, as much a part of the wonderful island city as the canal...


    • / General Fiction
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    Mr. and Mrs. Brown were forever having trouble with their numerous and incredibly naughty children . . . until the day Nurse Matilda entered their lives.First published nearly fifty years ago, Nurse Matilda and its two companion books-Nurse Matilda G...