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  • In the depths of a winter snowstorm Colin Brentwood is up in the little town of Higlett on the Yorkshire coast, clearing up after his parents' recent deaths, when who should make his exhausted way to the house but his wife's former fiancĂ©, Boris Sud...


  • The third book of her Jacobean Trilogy, Josephine Bell's The Dark and the Light follows Sir Francis Leslie, a dedicated husband, father and scholar living in Seventeenth Century Oxford. Happy with his work and family life, Leslie determines to stay a...


  • In these four stories, Josephine Bell traces the consequences of too great an adherence to the slogan 'Safety First': on Muriel and Arthur, who go to Cornwall on holiday with their sons Ronald and Barry; on Jim, who takes his yacht Seaspray on a crui...


  • St. Mary's Priory at Silfelde-on-Loddon is typical of the small religious houses which were the first to be dissolved by Henry VIII.Few of the nine inmates have a true religious vocation. One, for instance, is there to escape an unwanted marriage, an...


  • It is summer in 1920s England and a group of friends are enjoying one of many weekends at Mayfield, the Wyndham family's country home. Amid the gaiety of punting on the river, tea on the lawn and lavish parties, a love triangle emerges: Caroline, tho...


  • Sally Fulton is a hospital almoner, who left the job, for which she had a genuine vocation and aptitude, to marry a radiologist, Tony. The marriage was a failure and she has never understood that the chief cause of this was her deadly inclination, al...


  • A King flees for his life . . .On a dark autumn evening in 1651, the young King Charles II escapes in beggar's rags to a life of exile in the European courts. In this time of great uncertainty, families are divided and friends are pitted against each...


  • Nobody ever bothered much with the girl who liked to call herself Lesley. She had spent all her life as a parcel being passed between children's homes and foster parents. Certainly no-one cared enough to report the fact when she finally walked out of...


  • The Queen is Dead! Long live the King!On hearing of the death of Queen Elizabeth I, two young Scotsmen travel to London to seek their fortunes at the court of the new King, James I.Alec Nimmo and Francis Leslie find themselves far from home, in a str...






  • The dramatic sequel to Jacobean AdventureAlec Nimmo, his life in danger, sets sail for America. By the time he reaches the New World, Alec is closely involved with three women.Katharine Leslie, the beautiful temptress, tries to turn Alec against his ...


  • Josephine Bell tells of the romantic and gripping early career of John Churchill, later to become the first Duke of Marlborough. His youth was spent in the Courts of Charles II and James, Duke of York; glittering, reckless Courts, with their gambling...


  • The Lawrences were newcomers to the town. Nobody knew much about them. Old Mr Lawrence was seventy and had had a stroke which deprived him of his powers of speech, and he was being looked after by his daughter-in-law. This much Lucy Summers was aware...


  • Anita Armstrong had once been a notable bestseller. But that was before the war, before her marriage, and before her impulse to write died with her husband. Now, as elderly widowed Mrs. Grosshouse, living peacefully and unknown in Devon, Anita begins...


  • The Winter Queen in exile . . .All England is in mourning for King James; First of England and Sixth of Scotland. In the days following the monarch's demise, the new King Charles grants an audience to a young man who wishes to serve his country as a ...


  • Jane Fuller had not seen her husband since he was struck off the medical register, left her and went abroad. Now, on the very day she goes to her barrister to start proceedings on a divorce, she learns that he has returned.Dead. In her living room.Wh...


  • Uncle Monty has died, and Mrs. Forrestal and her daughter Eileen inherit a gloomy old house and a few personal possessions.Everything seems intact except for a family heirloom-a roundabout made of china and metal. Many suspicious characters seem unna...


  • When the car of eminent sociologist Sir John Drewson is stolen from an airport car park, Detective Chief Superintendent Mitchell quickly links the theft to a failed wages snatch in south London. But only a few days later a body is found in the boot o...


  • College lecturer Simon Fawcett is seemingly witty, handsome, and irresistible to men and women alike; but underneath his charming and seductive demeanour is a cold and manipulative man with a terrible secret.When Simon begins pursuing student Penny D...


  • Recently-qualified Dr Roy Cartwright takes a temporary post as a locum in an established London practice.Soon, he is falsely accused of the attempted rape of a middle-aged female patient-and the practice receptionist, Lilian, warns him that the same ...


  • Josephine Bell started twin careers as a doctor and an author. In 1954, she retired from medical practice to devote her full time to writing.In "Room for a Body," Bell weaves a tangled web of murder and blackmail. A mystery classic!...










  • MALICIOUS GOSSIP AND DRIVING GREEN SEND AN INNOCENT OLD WOMAN TO THE BRINK Trouble begins for old Mrs. Mellanby when she decides to sell her too-large house. A neighbor whose aid she enlists dies mysteriously after their meeting. Gossips accuse M...






  • Rose Lawler was a retired schoolmistress but, fortunately for her on at least two occasions, still in very good shape. The charter tour of Italy which was meant to be so easy and relaxing turned out quite otherwise. For the English party were being u...


  • "Middlecombe buzzes with rumours. Like a wasp's nest," warned her odd train companion. "Slanders rather. Our poison-tongue. None of us is safe."When undergraduate Althea Swinford moves to sleepy Middlecombe to study, she quickly finds herself embroil...


  • 'I cannot bear it any longer, ' the message read. 'If you love her more than me you must want to be rid of me. I won't stand in your way, my darling. I will simply disappear. Felicity.'Sally Combes has just finished a temporary job as a secretary to ...




  • In this modern-day Greek tragedy, the Fates play havoc with a middle-aged English trio who have planned a restful and much-needed holiday in Greece. Hugh Wilmot, his wife Florence, and her sister Beatrice have secretly loathed one another for years. ...


  • Fauldmere is a nature reserve on a lonely peninsula, and Doctor Frost and his wife planned a quiet summer holiday there. But it wasn't to be. For no sooner had they arrived than they heard of the strange disappearance of a local youth and his girl. W...


  • A fiercely exciting story of cat-and-mouse tactics, played out against the drama of a suicide attempt by a beautiful girl.As far as the river police are concerned, the attempted suicide is a routine matter. Nothing too special, just a girl throwing h...


  • 'There's something wrong in Upfold that ought to be put right.'Who first cast Celia Wainwright in the role of Witch of Upfold, that little village in the Sussex Weald? And how and why did she disappear one night in 1953? What was the connection betwe...


  • College lecturer Simon Fawcett is seemingly witty, handsome, and irresistible to men and women alike; but underneath his charming and seductive demeanour is a cold and manipulative man with a terrible secret.When Simon begins pursuing student Penny D...



  • When newly married young woman Frances Aldridge loses her husband in a freak car accident, friends persuade her that a holiday in the United States would help her to recover her vitality.Deciding to travel by bus, she chooses a route which transverse...




  • When Reg and Mavis Holmes advertised for a lodger, several applicants retreated as soon as they heard there was a young baby in the house.But Miss Trubb's reaction was different: 'When she had seen the pram in the hall and Mavis had told her about Jo...


  • Giles Armitage needed to get away from it all and a sailing holiday with friends was just the escape he needed.Everything was going well until they became stranded in thick fog. Luckily they were invited to stay at a small chateau nearby, until the w...



  • In a strange turn of events two twin brothers die within days of each other - both in suspicious circumstances.Hilary and Hugh Evenett have led a seemingly quiet and uneventful life in the sleepy town of Farthing-on-Hone. Inseparable and devoted to o...



  • Gillian and Max, young and deeply in love, are engaged at last, and nothing stands in the way of their future happiness. Nothing that is except for Gillian's aunt, retired missionary Dr. Oliver Clayton, the woman who Gillian has lived with for the pa...







  • Haltingly, a boy tolls his fearful story to Scotland Yard officials - how he alone had witnessed from the vantage point of his commuter train a scene of terror in a dingy room . . . a blood-chilling tableau framed in a lighted window, glimpsed for a ...


  • TO LET: FURNISHED Why did Rosamund Townsend feel so strong an aura of evil around the house she had just rented -- and the man who owned it? It was a charming house, graceful and well kept, so like its owner. Yet, from the moment Rosamund saw h...


  • The summer music school at Falconbury proves to be more eventful than any of the students or the lecturers could have imagined. The school is in the country, but many of the pupils and their instructors have travelled from the Royal School of Music i...


  • Six masked and identically dressed clowns meet at a fancy dress ball. One of them is murdered. Was the claivoyante right in claiming that she foresaw the crime? The inspector believed that she recognised the dead man. Did she? Or was she herself to b...


  • When his wife's friend, Rachel, writes to tell of the peculiar murder of a young woman in her sleepy market town, Dr. David Wintringham is intrigued enough to leave his usual top secret medical work for Her Majesty's Government to pay a visit to Shor...




  • Murder is not considered an essential part of the curriculum--even at a modern English preparatory school; nor did Shakespeare intend Twelfth Night to have a tragic ending. But when the curtain falls after the performance on the first evening of the ...






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    AN OMINOUS HOLE IN THE MOORS OF CORNWALL AND A BLOODSTAINED SACK TANGLED IN THE BARBED WIRE Had she known about it, Drina Polesden would've considered the incident ancient history. Twenty years ago she was a baby in a pram! Martin Filton had seen he...