Book List:15 titles
  • 'Shows once more Edric's unassuming yet remarkable talent for conjuring up the lives of his characters' The Sunday Times The Fenlands, 1954 It is a tough winter; the temperatures have fallen too low too quickly and the floods are the worst an...



  • 1891. London is simmering under an oppressive summer heatwave, the air thick with sexual repression. But a wave of morality is about to rock the capital as the puritans of the London Vigilance Committee seek out perversion and aberrant behaviour in a...


  • It is December 1922 and the aftershocks of the First World War continue to make themselves felt. Ex-soldier, poet and composer Ivor Gurney, suffering from increasingly frequent and deepening bouts of paranoid schizophrenia, is transferred to the City...


  • Germany, spring 1946. The Nuremberg Trials are underway. Three hundred miles north, in the Rehstadt Institute, an "Assessment and Evaluation" centre, Alex Foster interrogates a succession of lesser war criminals, deciding their futures in the soon-to...


  • It is 1847, northern England, and Charles Weightman has been given the unenviable task of overseeing the flooding of the Forge Valley and evicting its lingering inhabitants. Weightman is heartily resented by these locals, and he himself is increasing...


  • The third stunning literary crime novel in the Song Cycle trilogy, from the acclaimed author of Booker-longlisted Peacetime, and The Book of the Heathen.Hull private investigator Leo Rivers finds himself in a battle to keep tabloid sensationalism out...


  • An impoverished child murderer unexpectedly appeals his conviction. In return for a reduced sentence, he offers to implicate those who were involved in the crimes but never caught, provide evidence of police corruption, and, most importantly, reveal ...


  • The second stunning literary crime novel in the Song Cycle trilogy from the acclaimed author of Booker-longlisted Peacetime, and The Book of the Heathen.In this second book in the acclaimed trilogy that began with Cradle Song, Private investigator Le...






  • 1897. In an isolated station in the Belgian Congo, an Englishman is to be tried for the murder of a native child. Imprisoned in a makeshift jail, Nicholas Frere awaits the arrival of the Company's official investigator while his friend, James Frasier...


  • In 1946, into a suspicious and isolated community comes James Mercer, employed in the demolition of gun platforms. He befriends the wife and daughter of Lynch, a soldier soon to be released from the military. Lynch's return threatens violence; and in...


  • The Broken Lands -a treacherous labyrinth of ice through which the fabled Northwest Passage was sought for centuries. Cabot, Frobisher, Hudson, Parry and Ross were all defeated, and the names on the maps testify to their despair: Bay of God's Mercy, ...


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  • This is New York in the summer of 1864. Across the country civil war rages. In the South, Atlanta burns and sparks from the conflagration seem to threaten the great city by the Hudson. In P.T. Barnum's American Museum, the human showpieces lead a str...


  • Rachel, a freelance writer, struggles to come to terms with life after the death of her husband. She tries to lose herself in casual affairs and plans for the future, but returns to the past in an attempt to make sense of the present. From the author...