West Country Mysteries
Rebecca Tope grew up on a farm in Devon and the cruelties, concerns and rewards of farming and rural life inform her cleverly plotted West Country Mysteries, the characters of local policeman Den Cooper and the undertaker-cum-sleuth Drew Slocombe, and the intriguing crimes they investigate. The five titles included in this set are: Grave Concerns (Read more...) Death of a Friend (Read more...) Dark Undertakings (Read more...) A Dirty Death (Read more...) A Death to Record (Read more...)
The Grasmere Grudge
A Lake District Mystery
Soon after proposing marriage to Simmy Brown, Christopher Henderson discovers the body of his friend Jonathan, an antiques dealer, strangled in Grasmere. Simmy’s friends, amateur detectives Ben and Bonny, discover that Jonathan had many enemies, and investigate whether her new fiancé could be involved.
Bracewell Mysteries - 7 Books
Nicholas Bracewell is the book-holder – the stage manager and mainstay – of Lord Westfield’s Men, a theatre troupe in Elizabethan London, whose actors and performances are bedevilled by tricksters, murderers, political intrigue, fire and the plague, all of which require Nicholas’s constant vigilance and investigations. The seven titles included in this set are: The Vagabond Clown (Read more...) The Roaring Boy (Read more...) The Princess of Denmark (Read more...) The Nine Giants (Read more...) The Mad Courtesan (Read more...) The Fair Maid of Bohemia (Read more...) The Devil's Apprentice (Read more...)
Fugitive from the Grave
This Bow Street Rivals mystery, set in 1817, sees bounty hunter twins Peter and Paul Skillen simultaneously tracking a charming gentleman thief, a missing aristocrat and a wicked highwayman, while encountering kidnapping, grave robbing and theatrical peccadilloes in the underworlds of London and Bath.
A Christmas Railway Mystery
In December 1860, an employee at the Swindon Locomotive Works is found dead, his head missing. It proves to be a complex, baffling case for Inspector Colbeck, the Railway Detective, and finding the killer becomes urgent when Colbeck learns that another railway worker has been abducted.
The Nonesuch Dickens
'Of all my books,' wrote Dickens, 'I like this the best.' The story of David Copperfield's trials and tribulations and ultimate happiness reflects elements of Dickens's own life, and presents some memorable characters, including Mr Micawber and Uriah Heep. Slightly off-mint.