By Mark Henwick
Having displeased his superiors, colonial officer James Lancaster is distributed to Feira within the sweltering Zambezi valley, the place he’s to switch the outgoing District Commissioner, Barnaby Drayton.
He’s been warned to maintain his studies boring and unexceptional if he habours any wish for a greater posting. There turns out little probability of that: he arrives at the day Drayton’s spouse dies and unearths a tiny group torn aside with suspicion and hate.
The thermometer retains emerging, the rains carry off, tempers flare.
Father Bravachko and the hospital nurse say Elizabeth Drayton died of ordinary motives. The drums, muttering within the fevered nights, communicate of a witchdoctor’s revenge.
Or is there a cold-blooded assassin in this distant and remoted station?
You witness an miraculous murder.
Of an individual you love!
What could you do next?
What steps may you're taking to ensure that killer used to be delivered to justice?
By M. C. Beaton
KNOCK KNOCK, you are DEAD!
A Hamish Macbeth brief Story
Mrs. Morag McPhie hits upon the assumption of promoting a few of her outdated furnishings to elevate funds to go to her daughter in Australia. but if a useless physique turns up, Police Sergeant Hamish Macbeth wonders if the old company is much more cutthroat than he thought...
By Charles Todd
By Will Thomas
A bombing injures deepest enquiry agent Cyrus Barker, leaving it as much as his soon-to-be-married junior associate Thomas Llewelyn to discover the individual attempting to homicide them either prior to it is too late—in the most recent secret in Will Thomas's liked series.
In nineteenth century London, Cyrus Barker and his affiliate Thomas Llewelyn are popular deepest enquiry brokers, effectively hired by means of the top degrees of Her Majesty's executive in addition to deepest electorate. Their luck, despite the fact that, has resulted in their buying a robust team of enemies, lots of whom are made up our minds to have their revenge.
At least a type of enemies is liable for a bombing in their places of work that places Cyrus Barker into the sanatorium and endangers Thomas Llewelyn's quickly approaching nuptials. so as to add to the confusion, Barker's long-lost brother Caleb turns up at the rubble in their doorstep now not lengthy after the not-quite-fatal bombing.
Unsure of Caleb and warned approximately him through Barker, Thomas reluctantly accepts Caleb's support either with a brand new case that is available in in addition to attempting to pinpoint which of Barker's enemies is creating a flow opposed to them. As Thomas works his method via their enemy record, another person is winnowing down that record: one after the other these enemies are loss of life.
With time working out—and his bride-to-be reconsidering their marriage—Llewelyn needs to (with the sick-bed sure Barker's aid) discover the killer and the plot ahead of it really is too late.
By Kate Kingsbury
While getting ready the Pennyfoot resort for Christmas, Cecily Sinclair Baxter sends her husband and good supervisor into the woods for a few clean boughs of holly. whilst their horse drawn carriage returns unmanned, it bears the holly—and the undesirable reward of a lifeless body.
Now Cecily is decided to unravel the secret and locate her lacking husband. After all, it’s a season of celebrating with family and friends, and Cecily capacity to reunite hers—even if a killer leads her in a merry measure...
By Leslie Charteris
Three vintage adventures for the Saint during which he tackles a felony who kills humans sooner than they could show his id, tracks down a guy who died a yr in the past, and is going to a sleepy seashore pub disturbed by means of mysterious underground rumblings. One thing’s for sure—despite dying threats, gun battles, and kidnapping, the Saint will cross on…
By Laura Lippman
Tess Monaghan desires to just like the Children’s bookshop. It’s vibrant, comfortable, and filled with the categories of books that she is death for her daughter to fall in love with. yet regardless of how badly she desires to help this lovable neighborhood company, the owner’s angle stops her in her tracks. what sort of children’s bookseller hates children?
The Bibliomysteries are a chain of brief stories approximately lethal books, by means of best secret authors.
By Denise Swanson
A nasty school feud leaves one Scumble River instructor belly-up. . . .
Her honeymoon can have been below stress-free, yet Skye Boyd née Denison continues to be excessive on marital bliss together with her new husband, Wally. the truth that their family members is set to get higher is much more interesting, no matter if Skye is facing morning sickness—and attempting to cover the scoop from her ever-meddling mom, May.
But Skye quick comes crashing down from cloud 9 while the physique of 1 of her coworkers, technological know-how instructor and volleyball trainer Blair Hucksford, is located within the university swimming pool. The complicated coach was once at the undesirable part of just about all people on employees and plenty of of the women on her staff, leaving Skye to variety via an incredible roster of suspects. Now she needs to work out which wronged celebration used to be mad adequate to kill, and quickly—before another person on the town will get got rid of. . . .
By Nicola Upson
Intrepid author and novice sleuth Josephine Tey returns during this 6th installment of Nicola Upson’s well known series—perfect for enthusiasts of Agatha Christie’s Hercule Poirot and Jaqueline Winspear’s Maisie Dobbs—that unfolds in Nineteen Thirties London as England prepares to crown a brand new king.
London, 1937. Following the gloomy days of the abdication of King Edward VIII, the complete urban is elated to welcome King George. only one of the various deliberate festivities for the historical coronation is a BBC radio edition of Queen of Scots, and the unique playwright, Josephine Tey, has been invited to sit down in on rehearsals.
Soon, besides the fact that, Josephine will get wrapped up in one other type of drama. The lead actress has been dozing with Britain’s so much venerable newsman, Anthony Beresford—and his humiliated spouse occurs to paintings within the development. The sordid affair turns out to arrive its bloody climax whilst Beresford is shot to loss of life in his broadcasting sales space on the deafening top of the coronation ceremony.
Josephine’s expensive buddy, Detective leader Inspector Archie Penrose, has the case wrapped up prior to lengthy. but if a moment, probably comparable homicide throws Penrose for a loop, it falls to Josephine to resolve an online of betrayal, jealousy, and long-held secrets and techniques… stuck the entire whereas in a love triangle of her personal making.
Charming and provocative, thick with the ambience of prewar England, London Rain is a charming portrait of a urban at the edge—and an unforgettable girl consistently one step sooner than her time.