Book List:36 titles
  • February, 1929. Clockmaker Abraham Levy’s young nephew has vanished. He was last seen boarding a train on his way to see his fiancée, and with no sign of foul play, the suspicion is that he may have got cold feet about his upcoming nuptials and al...


  • When two bodies are washed up in the Kentish marshes, Detective Chief Inspector Henry Johnstone is propelled into a disturbing investigation. December, 1928. When two bodies are found washed up in the Kentish marshes, it doesn’t take long for DC...


  • A daughter seeks Naomi Blake’s help in proving her artist father was murdered. When artist and sometime forger Freddie Jones is found dead of an apparent heart attack, no one is surprised. Freddie drank heavily and was a lifelong smoker. The onl...


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    Detective Chief Inspector Henry Johnstone is summoned to investigate the murder of a silent movie star in this compelling historical mystery. 1928. A rising star of the silent screen, Cissie Rowe had a bright future ahead of her in the new talking...


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    Introducing Detective Chief Inspector Henry Johnstone in the first of a brand-new historical mystery series. Lincolnshire, England. June, 1928. When three freshly-buried bodies are unearthed in the front yard of a rented cottage, DCI Henry Johnsto...


  • The murder of a student re-opens a series of cold cases in this intriguing mystery A young student is found brutally murdered in her room, killed while her flatmates slept nearby. The police soon recognize that this is frighteningly similar to a c...


  • Retired actress Rina Martin gets tangled up in the brutal murder of a seemingly innocent widow Who would want to kill widowed mother of two Ellen Tailor, a seemingly innocent, inoffensive woman, and leave her body for her children to find? Rina Ma...


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    The murder of a family forces former policewoman Naomi Blake to face her past Victor Griffin seemed to be one of the good guys, but that didn't stop someone coming to his home and killing him and his wife. The last act of Vic's life was to try and...


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    Ex-DI Alec Friedman is recovering from the car crash that almost killed him. Now back at home, with his wife Naomi, he feels as though he has lost something of himself. He may be alive, but he is hollowed out and empty. Another man standing at the sa...






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    When a man breaks into Mollie Chambers’ house she tells the police that she has never seen him before. Ex-DI Alec Friedman -- her honorary nephew -- isn’t so sure. Mollie has lived an eventful life, as the wife of a diplomat, and he knows she...


  • Life is looking up for Rina Martin, with the expected revival of her television career, but as her happy summer ends, storm clouds are on the horizon . . . Summer in Frantham has been long and lazy. In the Martin Household, change is afoot. Tim is no...


  • A superbly original collection of short stories with an esoteric bias. Each story explores in different situations, often humorous, a paradoxical edge of experience, when the inner and outer life is about to transform; at any stage in life. These sto...


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    What had Neil Robinson been about to tell journalist Jamie Dale? Whatever it was, it got them both killed, and Alec and his DCI are called away to help with the investigation. Jamie was an old friend of Naomi's, and now she is being harassed by phone...


  • Against her better judgement, Rina Martin accepts an invitation to Aikensthorpe, a country house hotel with a sinister reputation. Gathered there are a collection of experts in the esoteric; their plan is to re-enact the incident in 1872 that left on...


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    When Alec and Naomi take a holiday in Somerset, they encounter local eccentric Eddy Thame, a historian obsessed with the Monmouth rebellion of 1685 and the alleged Kirkwood treasure. A few days after their arrival, Eddy is found dead. Reluctantly, Al...


  • When DI ‘Mac’ McGregor came to Frantham he was a broken man, guilt ridden at the death of a child he had tried to save, and whose killer had escaped. But he found friendship there, in the shape of Rina Martin’s strange little household, and rom...


  • WIN, LOSE…OR DIE The summer tourist season is in full swing when retired stage actress Rina Martin finds herself embroiled in a murder investigation. A man is found shot execution-style on his yacht in Frantham Harbor, and everyone's got a theor...


  • What if you got one last chance at both love and success but getting one meant giving up the other? Sugar Kane hasn't created a hit TV series in years but now she's older, wiser, and ready to prove she can still deliver - unless her young, scheming a...


  • Hanging by a thread… When a body washes ashore in the English town of Frantham, detective inspector Mac McGregor isn't surprised. In fact, he thinks he knows who the victim is -- but he's wrong. The true identity of the victim leads Mac into the...


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    The new Naomi Blake mystery - A teenage boy is found drowned in a canal, just hours after telling his mother that he killed a man. There seems to have been no link between them, and the boy was a model student, never in trouble with anyone. Naomis fr...


  • MURDER AS A LAST RESORT... For Rina Martin, the sleepy seaside town of Frantham is the perfect place to retire from a successful acting career and open a cozy boardinghouse. For transplanted detective Sebastian "Mac" McGregor, it's a place to forg...


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    Naomi and boyfriend Alec Friedman travel to the Fenlands for the funeral of Alecs beloved Uncle Rupert, who ran an antiques business and wrote books on local history. At the funeral, it becomes clear that there were some suspicious circumstances, and...


  • To Robert Carr, Anna is a mystery. She has always been an enigma and that’s the way he’d like her to stay. Over the past thirteen years, his imagination has fed on his last, parting image of Anna; kissing her goodbye before she turned to leave. A...


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    August. A long-running heatwave has been dominating the news for weeks, and a state of lethargy is affecting everyone - not least blind ex-policewoman Naomi Blake, who is experiencing a restless dissatisfaction with life in general. One ordinary Mond...


  • Colin Granger is one of life’s classic underachievers. His ex-wife Moira left him not because she no longer loved him, but because she was fed up with living in poky bedsits and scraping a living on his meager income. Now a high-flier in the police...


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    The new novel featuring blind ex-policewoman Naomi Blake, first introduced in Mourning the Little Dead. Tally Palmer is a successful international photographer, and a celebrity in her own right. When she abruptly breaks off a relationship with Simon ...



  • With his resignation from the police force now approved. Ray Flowers's plans to set up a security and detection business with his old friend George Mahoney are in full swing. And one of their first cases is to help an acquaintance whose daughter has ...


  • For over six months DI Mike Croft has been chasing filmmaker and killer Jake Bowen in a nationwide hunt. Now his latest victim - an art student - has been found laid out recreating one of her own self-portraits. But as Mike begins to focus on Jake's ...






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    After two months on sick leave, DI Mike Croft had hoped for a simple case to ease himself back into his job. But it was not to be, for a serial rapist is stalking the streets, targeting young blonde women....


  • Bird's grandfather is dying, haunted by the image from his youth of a woman hanging from a tree. Before he dies, Bird vows to uncover the true story behind this woman. Even if it points to her grandfather being a murderer....


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    Eric Pearson claims he is being persecuted because he has the journal of the late Simon Blake JP, which exposes a child pornographic ring that could topple powerful figures. DI Mike Croft is called in to investigate. Then poachers in nearby woodlands...


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    SHORTCUT TO TERROR Cassie Maltham was ten that August afternoon in 1975 when her cousin Suzie vanished -- almost before Cassie's eyes -- never to be seen again. Now, twenty years later, Cassie has returned to the quiet English seashore village whe...


  • When the steamer Continental sails into Puget Sound in the spring of 1866, it carries a precious cargo: mail-order brides who've pledged their futures to men they'd never met. Among them is Maddy Douglas, a beautiful, headstrong, rebellious fifteen-y...


  • Anne Manning, a divorcee and single parent for twelve years, finds herself increasingly unable to control her rebellious fourteen-year-old son, Billy. As a last resort, she reluctantly arranges to send him to his father, Don, for the summer. Despite ...


  • Three women -- an advertising executive catapulted into the fast track and the headlines, a lawyer facing her greatest professional challenge, and a writer torn between conflicting obligations -- learn both the costs and the rewards of success....