Book List:40 titles
  • November, 1853. Inspector Field has summoned his friends Charles Dickens and Wilkie Collins to examine a body found in an attic studio, its throat cut. Around the body lie the lacerated fragments of canvas of a painting titled A Winter of Despair. On...


  • When Inspector Field shows his friend Charles Dickens the body of a young woman dragged from the River Thames, he cannot have foreseen that the famous author would immediately recognize the victim as Isabella Gordon, a housemaid he had tried to help ...


  • A rare shopping trip for the Reverend Mother ends in brutal murder in this absorbing historical mystery. Despite its regal name, the Queen’s Old Castle is nothing but a low-grade department store, housed within the decrepit walls of what was onc...


  • The sudden death of a young novice nun raises a series of puzzling questions in the latest Reverend Mother historical mystery. The Reverend Mother is delighted with her new entrant to the convent. Young Sister Gertrude is well-educated, has worked...


  • The Reverend Mother receives a decidedly gruesome gift in this compelling Irish historical mystery. Ireland. 1925. Like all who seek charitable contributions, Reverend Mother Aquinas is used to being gifted some fairly dubious items. But nothing ...


  • Reverend Mother Aquinas must discover who murdered a much-loved priest in the third of this compelling new Irish historical mystery series. Ireland. 1925. Pierced through to the brain, the dead body of the priest was found wedged into the small, ...


  • Hampton Court, 1522. Two young men, both heirs to an earldom, both rivals. Their hatred comes to a climax when Queen Katherine of Aragon brings her ladies-in-waiting to Cardinal Wolsey's luxurious palace. One of the ladies, Anne Boleyn, is to marry J...


  • An unfairly harsh judge meets a gruesome end in the latest intriguing Burren mystery. It was a macabre ending for an unjust judge: his throat slit by a sharp knife; his body stuffed into a lobster pot and left beneath a powerful jet of water shoo...


  • Reverend Mother Aquinas is asked to prove a young man’s innocence in the second of this atmospheric new Irish historical mystery series. Ireland. 1924. Reverend Mother Aquinas is buying buttered eggs in the Cork city market at the very moment w...






  • Mara, Brehon of the Burren, must battle superstitious beliefs and fears as she sets out to solve a brutal murder. When a woman’s body is discovered, strangled and bound with rope to the stone torso of Fár Breige, the ancient stone god which sta...


  • Introducing the Reverend Mother Aquinas in the first of a brand-new historical mystery series. Cork, Ireland. 1923. When, one wet March morning, Reverend Mother Aquinas discovers a body at the gate of the convent chapel washed up after a flood ‘...


  • When Mara, Brehon of the Burren, is summoned to the sandy beach of Fanore, on the western fringe of the kingdom of the Burren, she sees a sight that she has never witnessed before during her thirty years as law-enforcer and investigating magistrate: ...


  • It's 1924. Leaving their beloved Beech Grove Manor to go to London for the season, Poppy and Daisy Derrington know that they must shine as debutantes. Since a girl cannot inherit her father's estate, the sisters have to marry well or face being lef...


  • It's 1923 and London is a whirl of jazz, dancing and parties. Violet, Daisy, Poppy and Rose Derrington are desperate to be part of it, but stuck in an enormous crumbling house in the country, with no money and no fashionable dresses, the excitement s...


  • A festive celebration turns into a fight for survival when Mara and her clan come under attack... Christmas 1519 is the twentieth anniversary of King Turlough Donn’s reign over the three kingdoms of Thomond, Corcomroe and Burren, so Mara and her...


  • When Mara attends mass at Kilnaboy Church, it is just another duty in her busy life as Brehon of the Burren, responsible for the maintenance of law and order in the kingdom. The church holds an important relic: a piece of the true cross itself, house...


  • When clan leader Garrett MacNamara’s dead body is found on the road after a herd of cows has escaped, what was initially assumed to be a tragic case of him being squashed to a pulp by livestock becomes more sinister when a local claims they saw a c...


  • February, 1512. Mara, Brehon of the Burren, judge and lawgiver, has been invited to the magnificent city state of Galway, which is ruled by English laws and a royal charter originally granted by Richard III. Mara wonders whether she can use her legal...


  • Alfie and his gang are on a dangerous mission.Spying on a Russian secret agent, they must be quick, clever and totally invisible. But when the Russian is found dead, Alfie faces the greatest threat of his life . . ....


  • THE ROMAN MYSTERIES meets Sherlock Holmes! The beggar's body lies beneath the king's statue in Trafalgar Square. Alfie and his gang set out to find the murderer, just as a thick fog turns the London streets into a baffling maze. Soon they will be plu...


  • April 1511, Ireland. Mara, Brehon of the Burren, is celebrating the christening of her son when she notices that three of her law students have disappeared from the party. The next morning, one of them is found dead on a lone mountain pass with suspi...


  • June, 1510: the Burren, west coast of Ireland - Upon going unexpectedly into an early labour, Mara is alerted to the disappearance of Malachy, the local physician. Mystery follows birth, as shortly after the entrance of her son into the world the bod...


  • THE ROMAN MYSTERIES meets Sherlock Holmes! Alfie knows who it is the moment he sees the body under the gas lamp. Joe the chimney sweep. No one else seems to care about the death of a poor boy, but Alfie has reason to believe that Joe was murdered. So...


  • A Mystery of Medieval Ireland - 1510 A great feast is being held. Into a crowd listening to the story of Balor, the one-eyed god, come two strangers. The younger of the two, Iarla, bears a letter that claims that the wealthy Ardal O’Lochlainn is...


  • THE ROMAN MYSTERIES meets Sherlock Holmes!Alfie has decided to learn to read at St Giles Ragged School. But the school is set on fire and idealistic teacher Mr Elmore perishes in the flames. Alfie and his gang are certain that this was no accident an...


  • THE ROMAN MYSTERIES meets Sherlock Holmes!In the mean streets of Victorian London lies the body of wealthy Mr Montgomery.The police must move fast to catch his killer. They need an insider, someone streetwise, cunning, bold . . . someone like Alfie.W...


  • When shy Jenny Cooper goes to stay with her cousin Jane Austen, she knows nothing of the world of beautiful dresses, dances, secrets, gossip, and romance that Jane inhabits. At fifteen, Jane is already a sharp observer of the customs of courtship. So...


  • A Mystery of Medieval Ireland - Christmas, 1509. Mara, the investigating judge of the Burren, has accepted the offer of marriage made by King Turlough. But on the eve of the marriage festivities, a man kneeling in prayer in the abbey church is violen...


  • It is 1509 and, for the people of the Burren in western Ireland, the Michaelmas Fair is a joyous time for trade and celebration, signaling the start of autumn. It's a chance to gather, buy and sell their wares, and pay tribute to the lord of their cl...






  • The autumn has come to the Burren, it's a time of harvest: of gathering for the winter to come. The end of summer for most and the end of life for others. When Mara attends the funeral of a local priest of the Burren, the last things she expects is a...


  • It is 1509 and, for the people of the Burren in western Ireland, the Michaelmas Fair is a joyous time for trade and celebration, signaling the start of autumn. It's a chance to gather, buy and sell their wares, and pay tribute to the lord of their cl...


  • In the sixteenth century, as it is now, the Burren, on the western seaboard of Ireland, was a land of gray stone forts, fields of rich green grass, and swirling mountain terraces. It was also home to an independent kingdom that lived peacefully by th...


  • Tim decides to bring two dogs home with him-one pup has a patch over one eye, the other has a squeaky bark. Chaos breaks out at home and his Dad says they'd be trouble. So what causes him to change his mind about them. Illustrated by Terry Myler...


  • It's 1828 and election fever has hit Drumshee. Daniel O'Connell is trying to get elected as the first Catholic Member of Parliament ever. He wants to help Ireland's Catholics - but some people want to stop him and they're ready to kill him if they ha...


  • When Mark wakes up in the midnight Forest he can t believe it. Wolf is there as well but he looks so different. He doesn t look like a puppy anymore. What s going on? But there s no time even to think about it. The Swan Princess has disappeared and a...


  • He's dead! screamed Mahon, his face as white as his tunic...' In the Ireland of Saint Patrick and the Brehon Laws, Drumshee is shaken by a terrible crime. Gabur, the cruel assistant brehon, is found murdered - and Mahon, one of his young students, is...



  • Living rough and fighting the invading Vikings, Brian Boru has no more money to feed his troops, and the Vikings at Limerick have a hoard of looted treasure, but it s closely guarded....Fourteen-year-old Conn, from Drumshee, is the youngest soldier i...


  • Thirteen-year-old Kitty is leaving the family home of Drumshee. As nursemaid to Lady Victoria Fitzgerald's little niece and nephew, Tabitha and Robert, she will sail across the Atlantic to far-off America - on board the greatest ship that man has eve...


  • It is 1798 and a rebellion is taking hold in Ireland. No matter what her stepmother says, Caitriona knows they have to hide Serge from the British army. The young French sailor saved her life, after all! And the family farm of Drumshee is used to kee...