Book List in Order: 38 titles

  • Local Rowanbrae school teacher and lady captain of the golf club, Mandy Campbell strives for equal status in a male-dominated club. She knows it won't be an easy task, but to succeed, she must work with local businessman and gents' captain, Gavin Sim...


  • When Anna Ballantyne is devastated by her birth mother’s refusal to meet her, Anna uses her job as a freelance researcher to fund her trip to the Scottish Island of Mull to investigate the story of the Lord of the Isles. While there, she also plans...


  • A collection of short stories focusing on different stages family life and relationships from romantic novelist Joan Fleming. Some of these stories have been published in magazines, others mentioned in competitions....


  • Scarred physically and emotionally after a car accident, Kirsty Mitchell fears that her two-year-old marriage may be falling apart. Her husband Adam has cancelled their planned holiday cruise to the Caribbean, as he has to work in London. After a bla...


  • Verge is Monash University's annual anthology of creative writing, and this eleventh edition features the best of Monash University's creative writers, as well as a selection of other emerging Australian and international wordsmiths. Verge 2015: Erra...


  • Anticipating a relaxing holiday in her idyllic holiday cottage on the Scottish island of Mull, 29 -year-old Amy Wilson realises her plans will be ruined by a letter she finds when she arrives. It contains a proposal to build a holiday complex directl...


  • Brigadier Basil Patricott, presently engaged on hush hush business for the foreign office, is a man able to cope with anything - except his two small motherless sons. As a result they run wild in the company of an eccentric Irish pigeon fancier, livi...


  • When a young girl is struck by a car she begins to have prescient visions of death and clairvoyant knowledge. One of those visions is of a murder. The murder victim is a local woman suspected of having had several affairs despite the intense scrutiny...


  • It is 1833. William IV and the country stand upon the edge of the greatest changes ever known, at the end of old rural England. Mr Hobshaw, a retired diplomat and squire of Underscar in the Yorkshire dales, has suddenly remarried; his new wife has ...






  • The murder of young York Cragg, stabbed like a pin-cushion until the stuffing comes out, is the first of two violent killings. His twenty-four-year-old wife Easter, every inch a lady, refuses to move out of the house where he is found quite dead, a...


  • A splendid war record in Naval intelligence and a disastrous marriage left Martin Pendle Hill alone, leading an uneventful life in a pleasant Oxford upper maisonette. He had a good friend and a black Labrador as a companion. But when both these die, ...


  • Jeremy Fisher is a smart doctor in what he calls the 'Jag belt, south of London'. His friends are rich, drink too much and call one another Bunny. If a young unmarried girl has to have an abortion, it is smoothly hushed up - unless she has one at cut...


  • Henry Ormskirk is jilted by the girl he thinks he loves, and immediately falls for the daughter of a prominent dress designer, to whom he becomes engaged within twenty-four hours of meeting. But when the marriage begins to grow dull Henry can't resis...


  • The man from nowhere arrives in the English village of Stargill on a windy October day carrying only a shabby canvas bag. Soon he settles in, gets a job at the sawmill and is considered a friend by the villagers. But one day he discovers the badly ...


  • There was no nonsense about old Mr Cumlock. When he decided to die, he died, maliciously leaving his fortune to an unknown son as an act of revenge. 'I can't live without a woman, and I can't live with one,' his heir, Valentine Belmont, an artist, ...


  • The sudden disappearance of London art dealer Mr Walpurgis of Shepherds Market, sets his young picture restorer adding up two and two. When he fails to return from a weekend holiday, Thomas Mellsonby recalls some curious happenings of recent weeks an...


  • The Borgan family have always been pressed for money. But when wealth descends on them in the form of presents of banknotes from octogenarian Grandad, dreams come true for each member of the family. But where did Grandad get the money from? And wha...


  • Nuri Bey saw something floating towards him on the current. It appeared to be something in a boat, some cross-shaped object. He approached more closely as it bobbed and bowed with the tide. What he thought he saw was too fantastic to be believed: t...


  • When Mr Stanroyd is found hanged in his own mill, his three young daughters are forced to realise that they are now mill-owners, a position quite unbecoming to a Victorian young lady. The eldest, the enchanting and redoubtable Severel, confides her...






  • When Robert Escrick, the former chairman of the family firm, decides to disappear because the company is being taken over, he retires early, changes his name and sets off for Cornwall, accompanied by his dog Banjo. His wife won't notice he's gone, ...


  • When Nokomis Pennyform arrives on the doorstep of Major Thomas Nateby-Dyce's cottage in the early spring of 1841, the comparative peace and serenity of the Major's family life is abruptly shattered. For Nokomis, with her Red Indian blood, her dark ...


  • When Hector, which proves to be his name, comes to Helsinki, Finland, he's lost an ear and his memory. He turns up at the door of the embassy with a satchel full of money. The Ambassador, his secretary, a girl called Dolly Darling and an old man call...


  • Old Tom Ravensden comes from Paris to the small riverside town of Evening to live near his only relative, Silas Ravensden, and it soon becomes apparent that the marriage of this beloved nephew is far from being ideal. Silas's exceptionally beautiful...


  • When American journalist Jethro Jones arrives in the seaside resort of Greenyard he finds in Dr Dysert a man of charming manners and great professional skill, dedicated to the care of his elderly patients - a man, moreover, who has risen above a seri...


  • Through the village, at the dark crossroads, there was a small car parked in an unused lane by the roadside, without its lights. Sebastian got out of Kate's car; some few minutes later, when he was quite sure no other car was approaching, he walked a...


  • 'Well, that's a nasty thing to have on your breakfast-tray, I'm sure,' Mrs Cloud said. 'What do you want with that?' 'My husband gave it to me long ago. He taught me to use it; I've just been trying my hand. I'm a good shot still.' 'Well I never! W...


  • Roy Unithorne despised his wife ... Roy knew he was destined for a better life. It was Amy. Ugly Amy who kept him back. She must be disposed of finally and for ever; he set about making plans for the disposal slowly and systematically, making allow...


  • Is it pure chance or a malignant fate that sends George Sudley to the village of Lambing, when, newly released from jail, he seeks a place in which to start his new life? For he chooses it simply by sticking a pin in a railway guide. Once there, how...


  • In the village of Lavister Alastair Southery, locum to Dr Lathbury, discovers a fantastic set-up involving an assortment of astonishing characters. Dr Lathbury has become ill with the same unexplained disease that killed his partner, and the village ...






  • Four people were in the room when Richard Rangward was murdered, and a butler was coming and going during the dinner at which he died. However, when each one gave his eyewitness story, there were five different accounts of what had happened. While i...


  • SET IN ISTANBUL, THIS THRILLING TALE CONVEYS THE MYSTERY AND MAGNETISM OF THE OLD IMPERIAL CITY AT THE CROSSROADS OF EUROPE AND ASIA. Nuri bey is a Turkish philosopher and scholar who lives for his books. An innocent and dreamy man, he yearns to go t...


  • W. Sledge is a successful young criminal who has achieved too much, too soon. Living in a pleasant council flat in a London tower block, he owns a Jaguar, receives unemployment benefit and keeps an underage mistress. In his own eyes, W. Sledge has ev...



  • North Sea flotsam... There was a lot of driftwood about on this shore and an upstanding rusty nail in a piece of it went painfully into his foot at the exact moment that he saw what was in the boat; so his screech of agony had a double edge. A ...


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    In Paris, small-time crook Ginger meets Marie Cleste. She is a middle-aged woman, the essence of the Paris streets, who is dying on her feet. They form an amoral yet oddly touching liaison, and plan a fraud that takes them to England. But among the ...


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    Brigadier Warrington thinks of himself as a well-moneyed playboy. His main wish is to please his son Tom, but his main desire is unsuitable women. This time it's Irma, a mysterious adventuress, unfortunately married to a certain militant Herr Gantzen...


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    She was sitting in a caf in Paris, showing nearly all her legs; in grave trouble, she was drinking her sixth green Chartreuse and wishing she knew someone who would kill her stepmother for her. She was just eighteen, a child emotionally but old in ex...


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    Miss Maiden was no longer young when her mother died, but she was full of enthusiasm and hope. When she met the mysterious Mr. Aladdin, with his Persian origins, his charm and his flavour of the exotic East, he appeared to be the answer to a prayer. ...