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A Man of Some Repute
Author: Elizabeth Edmondson
ISBN: 1477829342
Pages: 293
Year: 2015-07-01
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Truth is rarely pure and never simple… Selchester Castle in 1953 sits quiet and near-empty, its corridors echoing with glories of the past. Or so it seems to intelligence officer Hugo Hawksworth, wounded on a secret mission and now reluctantly assuming an altogether less perilous role at Selchester. The Castle's faded grandeur hides a web of secrets and scandals—the Earl has been missing for seven years, lost without a trace since the night he left his guests and walked out into a blizzard. When a skeleton is uncovered beneath the flagstones of the Old Chapel, the police produce a suspect and declare the case closed. Hugo is not convinced. With the help of the spirited Freya Wryton, the Earl's niece, he is drawn back into active service, and the ancient town of Selchester is dragged into the intrigues and conspiracies of the Cold War era. With a touch of Downton Abbey, a whisper of Agatha Christie and a nod to Le Carré,A Man of Some Repute is the first book in this delightfully classic and witty murder mystery series.
A Matter of Loyalty
Author: Elizabeth Edmondson
Publisher: Thomas & Mercer
ISBN: 1542046580
Year: 2017-10-19
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January 1954. Mists cover the hills around Selchester. Someone at the research facility known as the Atomic is leaking secrets to Soviet Russia, and when nuclear scientist Bruno Rothesay goes missing, the British Intelligence Services are convinced he's the mole. Hugo Hawksworth isn't so sure. Then a body turns up, and Hugo's instincts are proven correct. But if Rothesay wasn't selling secrets to the Soviets, who is? As Hugo digs deeper into buried connections and unlikely coincidences, he knows there's more to this case than his London superiors believe. But following his instincts will pit him against the Establishment--and tangle him once again in the poisonous legacy of the late Lord Selchester. As he closes in on the truth, Hugo finds himself confronted by an adversary who will stop at nothing, in a case that will prove the most personal of his career. With a touch of Downton Abbey, a whisper of Agatha Christie and a nod to John Le Carr�, A Matter Of Loyalty is the third and final book in this delightfully classic and witty murder-mystery series.
A Question of Inheritance
Author: Elizabeth Edmondson
Publisher: Thomas & Mercer
ISBN: 1503947858
Pages: 271
Year: 2015-10-27
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The Villa in Italy
Author: Elizabeth Edmondson
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007223773
Pages: 426
Year: 2006
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This is a marvellously atmospheric tale of strangers summoned to a grand but neglected villa on the Italian coast. Each of them has been named in a will, but nobody knows their benefactress... Four very different people are named in a will: Delia, an opera singer robbed of her voice by illness; George, an idealistic scientist who cannot face what his skills have created; Marjorie, desperately poor and unable to dislodge her writer's block; and Lucius, ostensibly in control but whose personal life is in chaos. All are summoned to the Villa Dante, home of the late Beatrice Malaspina. But who was she? While they wait to find out, the villa begins to work its seductive magic. With its faded frescoes, overgrown garden and magnificent mediaeval tower, it is unlike anywhere they have been before. Slowly, four characters who have gone to great lengths to hide their troubles find that change - and even hope - is possible after all. But, the mysterious Beatrice has a devastating secret to reveal that will affect them all! A beautiful evocation of Italy in the aftermath of World War Two, the personal consequences of living through such a time, and a celebration of humankind's ability to heal and learn to love again, this most absorbing novel will win Elizabeth Edmondson a host of new fans.
The Art of Love
Author: Elizabeth Edmondson
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007283709
Pages: 448
Year: 2008-09-04
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*Now also published as The Villa on the Riviera* The French Riviera is the setting for this absorbing tale of family intrigue, scandal and romance, against the glamorous background of 1930s artists and aristocracy.
The Frozen Lake
Author: Elizabeth Edmondson
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007335164
Pages: 487
Year: 2009-08-01
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Fabulous family saga of secrets held through two generations, set against the atmospheric background of the Lake District at Christmas
The Charing Cross Mystery
Author: J. S. Fletcher
Publisher: Wildside Press LLC
ISBN: 1434491390
Pages: 364
Year: 2007-09
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Joseph Smith Fletcher (1863-1935) was a British journalist and crime fiction writer. This novel was originally published in 1922 as "Black Money."
Author: Anthony Rolls
Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press Inc
ISBN: 1464207410
Year: 2017-04-04
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With an introduction by Martin Edwards 'My friend Ellingham has persuaded me to reveal to the public the astounding features of the Reisby case. As a study in criminal aberration it is, he tells me, of particular interest, while in singularity of horror and in perversity of ingenious method it is probably unique.' 1913. John Farringdale, with his cousin Eric Foster, visits the famous archaeologist Tolgen Reisby. At Scarweather - Reisby's lonely house on the windswept northern coast of England - Eric is quickly attracted to Reisby's much younger wife, and matters soon take a dangerous turn. Fifteen years later, the final scene of the drama is enacted. This unorthodox novel from 1934 is by a gifted crime writer who, wrote Dorothy L. Sayers, 'handles his characters like a "real" novelist and the English language like a "real" writer - merits which are still, unhappily, rarer than they should be in the ranks of the murder specialists.'
The Long Arm of the Law
Author: Martin Edwards, Winner of the Edgar Award for Best Critical/Biographical
Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press Inc
ISBN: 1464209073
Pages: 227
Year: 2018-01-02
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In classic British crime fiction, dazzling detective work is often the province of a brilliant amateur – whereas the humble police detective cuts a hapless figure. The twelve stories collected here strike a blow for the professionals, with teasing mysteries to challenge a hard-working police officer's persistence and scrupulous attention to detail. As in his previous anthologies for the British Library Crime Classics series, Martin Edwards introduces readers to fascinating neglected gems of British crime writing as well as uncovering lesser-known stories by the great novelists of the golden age. Each of these stories combines realism with entertainment, skilfully blending the conduct of a criminal investigation with a compelling murder-mystery plot.
The Simple Art of Murder
Author: Raymond Chandler
Publisher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
ISBN: 1400030226
Pages: 384
Year: 2002-06-11
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In The Simple Art of Murder, which was prefaced by the famous Atlantic Monthly essay of the same name, noir master Raymond Chandler argues the virtues of the hard-boiled detective novel, and this collection, mostly drawn from stories he wrote for the pulps, demonstrates Chandler's imaginative, entertaining facility with the form. Included are the classic stories "Spanish Blood," Pearls Are a Nuisance," and "Guns at Cyrano's," among others.
The Penrose Mystery
Author: R. Austin Freeman
Publisher: House of Stratus
ISBN: 0755103718
Pages: 254
Year: 2001-01-01
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Penrose is an eccentric in possession of dazzling gems. Dr Thorndyke is alerted to a burglary at his house, and a scrap of paper is found with 'lobster' on it, along with two Latin words. Meanwhile, Penrose flees after a car accident. The police are mystified, but Thorndyke is on track getting to the bottom of a tantalising, complex mystery.
The Hidden Keys
Author: AndrŽ Alexis
Publisher: Coach House Books
ISBN: 1770564667
Pages: 232
Year: 2016-09-19
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Although the Green Dolphin is a bar of ill repute, it is there that Tancred Palmieri, a thief with elegant and erudite tastes, meets Willow Azarian, an aging heroin addict. She reveals to Tancred that her very wealthy father has recently passed away, leaving each of his five children a mysterious object that provides one clue to the whereabouts of a large inheritance. Willow enlists Tancred to steal these objects from her siblings and solve the puzzle. A Japanese screen, a painting that plays music, an aquavit bottle, a framed poem, and a model of Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater: Tancred is lured in to this beguiling quest, and even though Willow dies before he can begin, he presses on. As he tracks down the treasure, however, he must enlist the help of Alexander von Wurfel, esteemed copyist, and fend off Willow's heroin dealers, a young albino named "Nigger" Colby and his sidekick, Sigismund "Freud" Luxemburg, a club-footed psychopath, both of whom are eager to get their paws on this supposed pot of gold. And he must mislead Detective Daniel Mandelshtam, his most adored friend. Based in a reading of Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island, The Hidden Keys questions what it means to be honorable and what it means to be faithful. André Alexis was born in Trinidad and grew up in Canada. His most recent novel, Fifteen Dogs, won the prestigious Scotiabank Giller Prize, awarded annually to the best Canadian fiction book.
Finding Philippe
Author: Elizabeth Pewsey
ISBN: 0340718641
Pages: 256
Year: 2001
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In the late 1940s, Vicky Hampden leaves the gloom of post-war London and goes to France to look for her wartime lover, Philippe d'Icère. Unsure if he's dead or alive, she's determined either to find him or to find out how and why he died. But stirring up the ghosts of war isn't always safe, and Vicky's powerful and sinister father sends a young lawyer, Julius Drummond, to find Vicky and make her return to England. However, Julius has his own reasons for being interested in the fate of Philippe d'Icère, and instead of persuading her to go home, he encourages Vicky in her search. Their inquiries lead them to the south of France, where memories of the Resistance and of collaborators are still fresh, and it is there that Vicky discovers not only how many people had reason to want Philippe dead, but just how far they are now prepared to go to prevent the truth being revealed.
A Night in the Snow
Author: Reverend Edmund Donald Carr
Publisher: The Floating Press
ISBN: 177541602X
Pages: 27
Year: 2009-07-01
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In 1856 the Reverend Edmund Donald Carr was overtaken by a blizzard on his way to an evening service. He battled the elements for 22 hours with nothing by his bible and his dead horse, whose body sheltered him while he slept. Snow blind and half dead, Carr survived and wrote his experience in a first person narrative, A Night in the Snow.
Historical Mysteries (Annotated Edition)
Author: Andrew Lang
Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag
ISBN: 3849606899
Pages: 321
Year: 2012
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A collection of 12 essays on historical mysteries. This book is annotated with a rare extensive biographical sketch of the author, Andrew Lang, written by Sir Edmund Gosse, CB, a contemporary poet and writer. Contents: I - The Case Of Elizabeth Canning Ii - The Murder Of Escovedo Iii - The Campden Mystery Iv - The Case Of Allan Breck V - The Cardinal's Necklace Vi - The Mystery Of Kaspar Hauser: The Child Of Europe Vii - The Gowrie Conspiracy Viii - The Strange Case Of Daniel Dunglas Home Ix - The Case Of Captain Green X - Queen Oglethorpe Xi - The Chevalier D'éon Xii - Saint-Germain The Deathless Xiii - The Mystery Of The Kirks Xiv - The End Of Jeanne De La Motte

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