The Summer of Dead Toys
Taken off one case for beating up a suspected human trafficker, Inspector Salgado is sent to investigate a teenager’s death in uptown Barcelona. The boy’s fatal fall appears to be an accident, but Salgado uncovers sinister links between powerful families and two seemingly insoluble cases.
A murder mystery that enmeshes DI Archer of Scotland Yard in a high-level espionage drama, Len Deighton’s novel is set in Britain in 1941, nine months after British Command surrendered to the Nazis. Written in 1978, this compelling ‘alternative reality’ portrayal of Britain under Nazi rule became a BBC drama series in 2017. Reissued with a new introduction by Deighton.
Faith’s big sister, 17-year-old Eva, was lost at sea when a storm capsized her father’s sailing dinghy. Everyone assumes that the girl had drowned – except Faith, and she is right: Eva is held captive in a derelict Ministry of Defence hut and fighting to survive. Slightly off-mint with a felt-tip mark on lower trimmed edge.
Goodbye to the Dead
A Jonathan Stride Novel
As Duluth-based detective Jonathan Stride and Serena Dial, his fellow detective (and lover), investigate a brutal murder with links to a human trafficking ring, something about the case calls into question a decision Stride made about a woman’s guilt eight years previously.
Her Every Fear
Traumatized following a brutal attack by her ex-boyfriend, Kate Priddy surprises everyone, herself included, when she impulsively accepts an apartment swap offer from her cousin and moves from London to Boston. When she arrives to find her stateside neighbour has been murdered, she needs to work out who, if anyone, she can trust.
Death on a Branch Line
As Britain edges towards the First World War, railway detective Jim Stringer escorts a young aristocrat, Hugh Lambert, due to be hanged for murdering his father. After Hugh warns that another murder is imminent in his remote village, Jim uncovers a conspiracy of international dimensions.
With the publication of the explosive biography of a media business tycoon at stake, this thriller follows literary agent Isabel Reed, CIA Station chief Hayden Gray and book editor Jeffrey Fielder through 24 crucial hours as the politically connected magnate tries to suppress its release.
Sleep No More
Six Murderous Tales
In this companion volume to The Mistletoe Murder and Other Stories, PD James weaves psychological and moral complexity into the classic murder-mystery in six more tales of death, memory and revenge, including ‘The Yo-Yo’ and the ‘The Murder of Santa Claus’. Foreword by Peter Kemp.
Agatha Raisin and the Dead Ringer
In Thirk Magna, the eccentric bell-ringers are preparing for a local bishop’s visit, while Agatha Raisin is involving herself with a charming lawyer and a missing heiress. This sets the scene for a typically quirky title in the late MC Beaton’s popular village mystery series.
Further Associates of Sherlock Holmes
This second collection edited by George Mann includes new stories about major and minor characters from the Sherlock Holmes canon, including Mrs Hudson’s first case. Each new mystery, written in classic style, begins with a reminder of their original roles. Slightly off-mint.
Death Comes to Pemberley
A much-acclaimed sequel to Pride and Prejudice, PD James’s bestselling thriller is set in 1803, six years after Darcy and Elizabeth’s marriage. Their orderly world at Pemberley is shattered when Elizabeth’s sister, Lydia Wickham, arrives in distress, screaming that her husband has been murdered.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
Private Detective, 221b Baker Street, London, UK
Conan Doyle’s 1892 collection of 12 short stories contains the Sherlock Holmes mysteries ‘A Scandal in Bohemia’, ‘The Red-Headed league’ and ‘The Specked Band’. This Classics Reimagined edition pairs the unabridged tales with colour drawings by Sophia Martineck.
Psychologist Dr Jessie Flynn is working to unlock the memories of a traumatized four-year-old, while her former patient, Captain Ben Callan, is investigating the suspicious death of an officer in Afghanistan. When a dead body washes up on a Sussex beach, their cases mysteriously converge.
Die of Shame
Five people and a therapist meet every Monday evening to talk about addiction, then one of them is killed. It’s clear that a group member is responsible, but DI Nicola Tanner’s investigation hits a wall – the strict confidentiality of the circle and suspects inured to denial and deception.