Book List in Order: 36 titles


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    This is an historical crime mystery set in the High Peak district of Derbyshire in the 1870s. The police detective, Thomas Brunt, who first appeared in Rescue from the Rose, appears here too, but as a much younger man.It might be almost entitled 'The...



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    'They know her as Jacqueline Fernet-and she's in trouble. And the Examining Magistrate has apparently unearthed a connection with British Wartime Intelligence. Your name has cropped up, and he'd like to talk to you about it.'Retired Superintendent Ke...



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    There is nothing that calls back the past so vividly as an old and familiar smell. I knew then what had turned my thoughts to Mr Fred tonight. I am over eighty now, but that aroma would still take me back. When Inspector Brunt tore the door open in f...




  • When a kidnapper with an odd ransom request--that an imprisoned crook be permitted to raise white mice in his cell--shatters the peace of Bedfordshire with his crimes, Inspector Kenworthy of Scotland Yard begins to investigate. Reprint....




  • Scotland Yard Inspector Kenworthy sifts through lies and family passions while investigating the suicide of Detective-Sergeant Lawson's mother-in-law, whose suicide note cites Lawson as the reason for her loss of a will to live...




  • The murder of an alderman on the canal towpath of the north country town of Fellaby brings about a crisis in the lives of the men who run the place and those who tell them how to run it.The papers are filled with eulogies of the dead man, of his rags...







  • Slickensides is the name of a farm in the High Peak district of Derbyshire, of a cheese prepared at the farm, and of the old lead mine that lies beneath it. It is also the geological term for a particular rock formation which results in the trapping ...





  • Hired to keep tabs on Rawdon Neville, a retired British Colonel, Inspector Kenworthy and Neville embark on a sentimental journey through Neville's glory days of World War II until late one night, Neville gives the inspector the slip...



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    There are more questions than answers when four schoolgirls point fingers at their teacher with some serious charges: Is Henry Gower the malicious man they claim? Or is their story designed to spread scandalous rumors throughout their small town? Whe...



  • When murder diminishes the cast of an English village passion play, tension between the villagers and the professional actors mounts, and only the subtle Superintendent Kenworthy can unravel the mystery...



  • When a mysterious stranger returns to a mill town after a lengthy absence, young police constable Brunt becomes involved in a bizarre murder case, in a tale of revenge, passion, and mystery set in Victorian England...



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    It's Easter time, and a small-town musical production has sparked a storm of controversy. Fading star Wayne Larner considers his role a comeback opportunity. The locals consider it an outrage. Larner is a disreputable rake--addicted to fast cars and ...



  • Anne Cossey has a recurring dream of an avenue that reminds her of Hobbema's painting of The Avenue at Middelharnis. Beyond that she knows nothing of the place, except that it terrifies her. There is a great deal in her past that she cannot remember....



  • Asked to speak at a conference on the topic of riot control, Inspector Kenworthy of Scotland Yard grows utterly perplexed when an obscure government agency is linked to a crime involving a gang of football hooligans. Reprint....







  • Kenworthy in retirement is consulted by a special team operating from the Cabinet Office. They need his second opinion on the random kidnapping of a motley collection of customers from a village shop in Bedfordshire. The ransom price is so bizarre th...




  • After the mysterious death of a popular German radio pastor in England, former Scotland Yard Detective Superintendent Kenworthy is called back to investigate a mystery that stretches back to postwar Berlin...



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  • Recently retired from Scotland Yard, Inspector Kenworthy investigates the apparent suicide of a respectable teacher and discovers surprising undercurrents in the teacher's quiet English village and in the emerging portrait of the respectable teacher...




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    When a pastor is caught breaking the Eighth Commandment, he asks that Kenworthy be put in charge. But it's only when the clergyman's corpse is found--and the shop-lifting case becomes a murder case--that the inspector steps in... discovering a chain ...



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    Is prim little Susan Shires the sort of schoolgirl who would go off for a romantic tryst with one of her teachers? Is John Everard--quaintly old-fashioned and, according to his wife, in failing health--someone who would seduce a sixteen-year-old stud...



  • Vacationing with his wife in a Derbyshire village, Superintendent Simon Kenworthy of Scotland Yard finds himself participating in a local dramatic production and in a series of sinister, unexplained incidents...



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    The play was a local production--the town's hundred-year celebration--and the stage was set for murder. Lead actress Davina Stott took her final bows at rehearsal and was found dead the next day. The villagers suspected an outsider--Inspector Kenwort...







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    There are a thousand paths to the delectable tavern of death, and some run straight and some run crooked. As regards the deaths recorded here the path runs crooked, very crooked indeed. There lingers at Peak Forest in Derbyshire a curious and anc...






  • A soldier is killed trying to save the life of a civilian who has no business to be wandering about an army battle range. The man is picked up and threatened by the local police, understandably angry. Then on to the scene comes by chance Chief Superi...



  • When someone hangs a meddlesome ex-schoolteacher of an English coastal village and arranges her corpse in a macabre display, Inspector Kenworthy concocts an elaborate scheme to solve the near-perfect crime...




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    It was the dead of winter--in more ways than one. A family funeral brought a young politician to the town of Carrion Clough. And a lovely young milk-maid lured him to a scandalous rendezvous. Now the lass has been murdered. A brutal blizzard has left...


Complete Series List in Order

Detective-Constable Brunt

Mr. Fred (Jun-1983)

An Inspector Kenworthy Mystery

Death in Midwinter (1969)
Fatal Curtain (1980)
Focus on Crime (1981)
Twice Dead (1981)
Holiday for Murder (1985)
Lesson in Murder (1986)