Book List:32 titles
  • Julian Symons (1912-1994) was one of the greatest mystery writers to emerge after World War II. He was recognized with the Crime Writers Associations highest honor, The Cartier Diamond Dagger for Lifetime Achievement and the Mystery Writers of Americ...


  • In May 1926, Britain was gripped by what became known as the General Strike. This downing of tools lasted for nine days, during which time it divided the people, threatened the survival of the government of the day and brought the country nearer to r...


  • Buller's Campaign is a powerful and invaluable reassessment of the life of General Buller and of the part he played in British military history. Beginning with his struggle for the position of Commander-in-Chief of the Army in 1895, it goes on to por...


  • When prostitute Lily Devon is found slashed to death in south London, prime suspect Derek Allgood confesses to the crime, but Chief Superintendent Hilary Catchpole knows for certain that Allgood is not responsible...


  • Gathering for the thirty-year anniversary festivities of John and Eleanor, the Midway clan is sent into chaos when daughter Jenny Midway suddenly disappears, and Detective Superintendent Hilary Catchpole must seek out the truth. Reprint....




  • in Murder Most Cozy

    A collection of mystery stories culled from the pages of Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine and Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine features stories by Dorothy Sayers, Margery Allingham, Michael Innes, and others....







  • Friends of Derek and Sandy Crowley receive word that Derek is having an affair with Gerda Porson, the wife of his older and duller partner at PC Travel, an affair that leads to murder....


  • Eleven tense, polished, and brilliantly conceived tales of passion, deceit, and danger by a contemporary master Julian Symons's vision of our world is witty, ironic, and savage. All these stories have twists in the tail: In the suburbia of the tit...


  • Annabel Lee is the love of Dudley Potter's life, until he discovers the haunting echoes of her namesake. Unlucky in love and estranged from his family, Professor Dudley Potter's only desire is to withdraw into the secure realm of seventeenth-centu...


  • Dark deeds and political intrigues bubble beneath the surface of Sir Arthur Detling's very proper Victorian household. Sir Arthur Detling, a crusty old Tory, is deeply suspicious of his new son-in-law, Bernard Ross, a Liberal member of Parliament....



  • Basing his story on a notorious unsolved nineteenth-century murder, Julian Symons weaves a tale filled with psychological suspense, rich in Victorian atmosphere, and capped by a brilliantly imagined solution. All her life Adelaide craved freedom: ...


  • From the day he moved to Blackheath and built the two eccentric mansions, Charles Mortimer had a run of bad luck. Decades later, in the 1890s, his ancestors in the mansions suffer the same unlucky fate. Roger Vandervent dies suddenly, followed by mat...


  • The Karate Killings ... Scotland Yard couldn't solve them. Could "Sherlock Holmes"? Sheridan Haynes, small-time actor, has always idolized Sherlock Holmes. When Sheridan finally has a smashing success playing the great sleuth in a television ser...


  • Roger Rider and Geoffrey Paradine grew up together. Roger, now a successful businessman, is dashing and self-assured; Geoffrey, his employee, is timid, subservient, rather drab. Why, then, would the beautiful Mrs. Rider choose Geoffrey as a lover? An...


  • "It's Dracula and Bonnie who play the Game, and they know they're only playing." The Count and Bonnie played their game of love, lust, and power to the very limits of fantasy. When the fantasy became real, however, and the number of players grew, ...




  • Arthur Brownjohn has never quite got anything right. Whatever he does, it always seems to go more than a little awry. The same could be said for the murder of his wife – a bungled, inferior affair despite his having consulting all the experts in th...


  • When a girl turns up dead in a Mayfair mews, the police write it off as just another murdered prostitute, but Superintendent Manners isn't quite so sure. He is convinced the key to the crime lies in The Dell' an affluent suburban housing estate. And...


  • Hugh Bennett, young reporter on a local paper, witnessed a terrible crime – a group of boys stabbed a man to death on Guy Fawkes' night, right in front of the fire on the village green. But as Bennett attempts to write the story for his paper, doub...


  • Bill Hunter, TV personality, made his living by asking the rich and famous difficult and highly personal questions. But when the tables were turned and he found himself being asked about his own rather murky past, he wasn’t quite so sure of himself...


  • John Wilkins was a gentle, mild-mannered man who lived a simple, predictable life. So when he met a beautiful, irresistible girl his world was turned upside down. Looking at his wife, and thinking of the girl, everything turned red before his eyes ...


  • Having written one successful detective story, Charles Applegate wanted to find a really amusing locale for his next one. He chose Bramley Hall, a progressive school set in the middle of the English countryside and filled with misunderstood children ...



  • An Eastern-block country is being torn apart by warring movements. Only one man can unite it Professor Jacob Arbitzer - who was smuggled into the country during the War, rose to become president, only to be smuggled out when the communists gained c...






  • Mrs. Anderson, wife of an advertising man, is killed by falling down a dark flight of stairs. Her death is, at first, written off as accidental. Meanwhile, the grieving Mr. Anderson is immersed in the busy advertising world, with its drunken parties,...


  • It all begins when Tony Shelton is looking for the perfect gift for his fiancée. He finds himself paying an absurdly high price for a rare collection of poems written by her grandfather. A bow to family tradition, perhaps, but it leads Tony into a b...