Painting the Darkness: A Novel

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Mysterious Press #ad - Although constance remembers him, Davenall’s family refuses to recognize him as one of their own. On a mild autumn afternoon in 1882, thirty-four-year-old husband and father William Trenchard sits quietly at home when the creak of the garden gate announces the arrival of a mysterious visitor. From the author of the james maxted series, “a plot worthy of Wilkie Collins” unfolds as an Englishman struggles to maintain his sanity and his marriage Kirkus Reviews.

Forced into an uneasy alliance with the stranger, Trenchard struggles to hold on to his wife and his sanity until the dark secrets of the Davenall family can finally be brought to light. Robert goddard’s international bestselling third novel is a masterful exercise in suspense set in Victorian-era England.

Painting the Darkness: A Novel #ad - He was thought to have committed suicide eleven years ago. Painting the darkness has all the ingredients of a first-class melodrama .  .  . Engaging and satisfying. The times london   “it explodes into action so that the reader is hooked by the time he reaches the third page.  .  .

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Death in Devon: A County Guides Mystery

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Witness Impulse #ad - Was it an accident or was it murder?Join Morely, Sefton, and Miriam on another adventure into the dark heart of 1940s England. Morley’s daughter, and his assistant, Miriam, Stephen Sefton, pack up the Lagonda for a trip to the English Riviera. Love miss marple? adore holmes and watson? professor morley’s guide to devon is a story of bygone England; quaint villages, sets off for Devon to continue his history of England, the People’s Professor, eccentric locals—and murder…Swanton Morely, The County Guides.

Morely has been invited to give the Founder’s Day speech at All Souls School in Rousdon. But when the trio arrive they discover that a boy has died in mysterious circumstances. A must-read for fans of sir arthur conan doyle, and Charles Todd, there’ll be plenty of murder, Agatha Christie, mystery, and mayhem to confound.

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Days Without Number

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Mysterious Press #ad - Nick paleologus, a coolly efficient Englishman, is summoned home to resolve a dispute that threatens to tear his family apart. The literary equivalent of a Russian doll puzzle. The international bestselling author of the James Maxted series delivers a twist-filled thriller of an ancient secret that threatens to shatter a family.

Their desperate efforts to conceal the truth drag them into a deadly conflict with an unseen and unknown enemy. And once that secret is known, nothing will ever be the same again. Michael has received a hugely generous offer for the family estate in Cornwall, but refuses to sell—and refuses to divulge why.

Days Without Number #ad - Secret upon secret is uncovered .  .  . His father, michael, is a retired archaeologist and supposed descendent of the last Emperors of Byzantium. Soon, nick realizes the only chance they have of escaping their persecutor’s trap is to hunt this ruthless adversary down. Goddard has penned a real Byzantine-inspired head scratcher of a novel.

Bookreporter. Com. But the hunt involves excavating a terrible secret from their father’s past.

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Sea Change

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Mysterious Press #ad - Then, barely surviving an attempt on his own life, Spandrel discovers that he is the prime suspect in the murder—and a pawn in a dangerous game. But sir theodore janssen, a director of the South Sea Company, has one condition: Spandrel must secretly convey an important package to Amsterdam. Shortly after delivering the parcel, its recipient is killed.

With british government agents and other foes on his trail, Spandrel’s only chance of survival is to recover the package and place its contents in the hands of the right person. It’s january 1721, and london is still reeling from the recession caused by the greatest financial scandal of the age: the collapse of the South Sea Bubble.

Sea Change #ad - But determining who that is will be a deadly challenge .  .  . A picaresque tale of high adventure and low intrigue .  .  . The historical period is vividly conjured up and the narrative flows effortlessly .  .  . Engrossing storytelling of a very high order.

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An Unquiet Ghost Mina Scarletti Mystery

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Sapere Books #ad - Twenty years ago, their alcoholic grandfather died in his bed and since then rumours have been circulating that someone in the family murdered him. Desperate to find out the truth, they have decided to seek out a medium to communicate with their grandfather, and they want Mina to help them find one who is genuine.

Though she is not a believer in ghosts, Mina is intrigued by the family mystery and decides to help them in any way she can. Her descriptions of Brighton are so sharp and vivid you can smell and taste the city on every page. Peter james, author of dead like you‘Linda Stratmann has provided an indomitable heroine in Mina Scarletti’ - promotingcrime.

An Unquiet Ghost Mina Scarletti Mystery #ad - Blogspot. Com‘the novel is perfect for those who enjoy a victorian atmosphere … it is thoughtful, well-characterised and thought-provoking’ - Historical Novel Society‘Linda Stratmann is happily feeding the unquenchable thirst for Victorian crime fiction’ - www. Crimefictionlover. Com‘a must for anyone intrigued by the fascination that spiritualism held for the victorian middle class society that linda stratmann evokes so well in her fictional account of the psychic search for a murderer’ David Field, author of The Gaslight StalkerTHE MINA SCARLETTI MYSTERY SERIES:BOOK ONE: Mr Scarletti's GhostBOOK TWO: The Royal GhostBOOK THREE: An Unquiet GhostBOOK FOUR: The Ghost at Hollow House.

So it is no surprise to her when a young couple write to her seeking her advice. George fernwood and mary Clifton, betrothed distant cousins, have a family secret that is preventing them from getting married. Can mina solve the mystery and lay the ghosts to rest? Brighton, 1871.

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Past Caring

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Delta #ad - But as he retraces strafford’s ruination, Martin realizes that Strafford did not fall by chance; he was pushed. Most of all martin cares because the story he is uncovering is not yet over—and among the men and women still caught in its web, Martin himself may be the most vulnerable of all…. What’s more, martin is being offered a job—to return to England and investigate the rise and fall of Strafford, in 1910, an ambitious young politician whose downfall, is as mysterious as the strange deaths that still haunt his family.

Martin is intrigued by strafford’s story, by the man’s overwhelming love for a beautiful suffragette, by her inexplicable rejection of him and their love affair’s political repercussions. At a lush villa on the sun-soaked island of Madeira, Martin Radford is given a second chance. His life ruined by scandal, martin holds in his hands the leather-bound journal of another ruined man, former British cabinet minister Edwin Strafford.

Past Caring #ad - Suddenly martin, who has not cared for many people in his life, cares desperately—about a man’s mysterious death and a family’s terrible secret, about a love beyond reckoning and betrayal beyond imagining.

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The Corners of the Globe The James Maxted Thrillers Book 2

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Mysterious Press #ad - Paris, 1919. Meanwhile, max’s partner, in Paris, Sam Twentyman, has problems of his own. As diplomats debate the aftermath of wwi at the versailles peace conference, Royal Flying Corps veteran–turned–double agent James “Max” Maxted has just received his first mission from his new boss—and sworn enemy—legendary German spy Fritz Lemmer.

Traveling to scotland’s remote orkney Islands to collect a mysterious file, Max must keep his true allegiances in mind—and pray his cover isn’t blown. Any mistake in max’s mission would be fatal—and not just for him. With the germans about to enter the peace negotiations, the need for reconciliation among nations is greater than ever.

The Corners of the Globe The James Maxted Thrillers Book 2 #ad - Tense action and clever dialogue .  .  . History buffs and fans of period thrillers .  .  . Will appreciate Goddard’s attention to detail. Publishers weekly   “Tremendous fun. Historical Novel Society. A nefarious element in the Japanese delegation is out to kill Lemmer—and they believe they can reach him through Sam.

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The City of Shadows

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Avon #ad - She climbed the steps and knocked on the door…’dublin 1934: Detective Stefan Gillespie arrests a German doctor and encounters Hannah Rosen desperate to find her friend Susan, a Jewish woman who had become involved with a priest, and has now disappeared. When the bodies of a man and woman are found buried in the Dublin mountains, it becomes clear that this case is about more than a missing person.

Stefan and hannah trace the evidence all the way across Europe to Danzig. In a strange city where the nazi party are gaining power, Stefan and Hannah are inching closer to the truth and soon find themselves in grave danger…. Longlisted for the cwa john creasy new blood dagger award 2013 and shortlisted for CWA Endeavour Historical Dagger Award 2014‘She looked up at the terraced house, with the closed shutters and the big room at the end of the long unlit corridor where the man who smiled too much did his work.

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Angela Marchmont Mysteries: Books 4-6 The Riddle at Gipsy's Mile, The Incident at Fives Castle, The Imbroglio at the Villa Pozzi An Angela Marchmont Mystery

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Mount Street Press #ad - But what starts out as a minor matter swiftly becomes more serious when one of the residents in question is found dead in the beautiful gardens of his home, having apparently committed suicide. Seduced by the heady sights and scents of the italian lakes, and distracted by an unexpected encounter with an old adversary who seems bent on provoking her, Angela sets out to find out the truth of the affair and resume her journey to Venice before she forgets herself and loses her head—and her heart.

But when she finds out that the foreign secretary, the American Ambassador and the Head of British Intelligence are also among the guests, Angela begins to suspect that something momentous is afoot. Before long, they are all snowed in and a body is discovered, and Angela soon finds suspicion directed against herself.

. The imbroglio at the villa pozzi book 6while holidaying in italy, angela marchmont is persuaded to postpone her trip to Venice and go to Stresa instead, to investigate a pair of spiritualists who are suspected of defrauding some of the town’s English residents out of their money. Who is she, and into a murky world of illegal drinking, and what was she doing out there in the middle of nowhere? The search for answers will take Angela from a grand stately home to London’s most fashionable—and disreputable—nightclub, jazz music and lost souls.

Angela Marchmont Mysteries: Books 4-6 The Riddle at Gipsy's Mile, The Incident at Fives Castle, The Imbroglio at the Villa Pozzi An Angela Marchmont Mystery #ad - The incident at fives castle book 5it is hogmanay, the scottish seat of the Earl of Strathmerrick, and Angela Marchmont is at Fives Castle, to see in the start of 1928. This omnibus edition contains books 4, 5 and 6 in the angela marchmont mystery seriesangela's adventures continue in this series of light-hearted and charming 1920s mysteries!Includes:THE RIDDLE AT GIPSY'S MILE Book 4Lost in the mists of the Romney Marsh, Angela Marchmont stumbles upon the body of a woman whose face has been disfigured—presumably to prevent recognition.

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Rare Objects: A Novel

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Harper #ad - Clever, and as headstrong as her red hair suggests, capable, she’s determined to better herself despite the overwhelming hardships of the Great Depression. However, maeve also has a dangerous fondness for strange men and bootleg gin—a rebellious appetite that soon finds her spiraling downward, leading a double life.

. Armed with a bottle of bleach and a few white lies, she lands a job at an eccentric antiques shop catering to Boston’s wealthiest and most peculiar collectors. In depression-era boston, a city divided by privilege and poverty, two unlikely friends are bound by a dangerous secret in this mesmerizing work of historical fiction from the New York Times bestselling author of The Perfume Collector.

Rare Objects: A Novel #ad - Maeve fanning is a first generation Irish immigrant, born and raised among the poor, industrious Italian families of Boston’s North End by her widowed mother. Run by an elusive english archeologist, the shop is a haven of the obscure and incredible, providing rare artifacts as well as unique access to the world of America’s social elite.

While delivering a purchase to the wealthy Van der Laar family, Maeve is introduced to beautiful socialite Diana Van der Laar—only to discover she’s the young woman from the hospital. Reunited with the charming but increasingly unstable Diana and pursued by her attractive brother James, Mae becomes more and more entwined with the Van der Laar family—a connection that pulls her into a world of moral ambiguity and deceit, and ultimately betrayal.

When the strain proves too much, maeve becomes an unwilling patient in a psychiatric hospital, where she strikes up a friendship with an enigmatic young woman, like Maeve, who, is unable or unwilling to control her un-lady-like desire for freedom. Once out, Maeve faces starting over again.

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