1948. When Percy Sullivan’s family take over Lakeham Abbey for the summer, it was a chance to get away from battered post-war London and be cossetted by the capable and pretty housekeeper, Anne Pargeter.
They soon learn that the Abbey conceals a dark secret; one that someone was willing to kill to hide. When Anne is convicted of murder and sentenced to execution, Percy is determined to do all he can to save his friend from the gallows.
He encourages everyone to tell their side of the story. This leads to some startling revelations, including a shocking secret that Percy’s mother tried to hide from him.
Will it be enough to save Anne’s life?
“A gripping tale of secrets and lies remembered long after the last page.” – Amanda James, author of Behind the Lie.
Doctor Abby Fenton has a rewarding career, a loving family, an enviable lifestyle – and a secret that could destroy everything.
When human remains are discovered in the grounds of an idyllic Tuscan holiday home she is forced to confront the memories she has suppressed until now and relive the summer she spent at the villa in 1992. A summer that ended in tragedy. The nearer she gets to the truth the closer she comes to losing her sanity.
In order to hold onto the people she loves most, she must make sure they never discover what she did. But the reappearance of someone else from that summer threatens to blow her secret wide open.
When a woman’s body is found in the grounds of a school, it leads Marc Craig and his team into a darker world than they’ve ever been in before. How is her death linked to a young couple? What’s the significance of a red kite? And how does a young French girl fit into the picture? The only bright spot on the team’s horizon is that one of them is celebrating good news. But will it be enough to help them cope with the darkness that they find? Think of the worst.
The Slowest Cut. Book Six in the Craig Crime Series.
Now complete the The Craig Crime Series:
A Limited Justice
The Grass Tattoo
The Waiting Room
The Broken Shore
The Slowest Cut
The Coercion Key
The Careless Word
The History Suite
The Sixth Estate
The Talion Code
Catriona King’s Craig Series follow Marc Craig and his murder detective team as they hunt killers in Belfast and further afield. A truly modern British/Irish detective series with excellent stories and a real charm.
This Christmas Collection brings together three titles from the STAC 3rd Age Mystery novels for the first time. A Murder For Christmas is the fourth in the series, Murder at the Murder Mystery Weekend is the fifth, and Christmas Crackers is the tenth.
Til Death Us Do Part
It was supposed to be a relaxing weekend off, attending a wedding in the Lake District, but it soon becomes a nightmare for Joe Murray. Not only has he had to shut down the Lazy Luncheonette for the weekend, but it’s intolerably hot and Brenda is in a bad mood and won’t say why.
As if that’s not bad enough, the body of a photographer is found hanging by his own camera strap in a disused, derelict boathouse.
Who was Adam Pitman, what was his beef with bridesmaid Darlene? How well did the bride know him, what secret is the landlord of the Waterside Inn hiding?
Questions, questions, questions.
And Joe is short of time to find the answers.
It’s MURDER amongst the white lace and bouquets.
You can’t escape the past.
DCI Sam Harvey’s mental stability is questioned when he fails to arrest his wife and daughter’s killer. Retired from the police force on ill-health grounds, he relocates to Sunnit-on-Sea where he joins the local bowling club and becomes a member of The Snuffit Club.
Ten years later, members of the club begin to be murdered systematically. Sam suspects there could be a link between the deaths and to what happened to him before he moved to Sunnit-on-Sea.
Feeling somehow responsible, and desperate to find the killer, Sam delves into his past, and in his quest for the truth he finds a dark and secretive world lurking beneath the surface.
Is a serial killer on the loose at the Sunnit-on-Sea Snuffit Club?
“THE TRUTH ABOUT ELLEN is one of my favorite chick-lit novels… It’s part Bridget Jones, part Sophie Kinsella, and all fun!”
“I love the way you are drawn into Ellen’s world, I was so drawn in the book only took me two days to finish, I literally couldn’t put it down.”
When Ellen starts dating Tom, she neglects to mention that she’s a huge fan of the band he used to be in, because that just wouldn’t be cool, would it?
Ellen also keeps quiet about how she once spent an evening with Tom’s ex-best friend Jasper, her long-term celebrity crush. Tom doesn’t need to know about that, it’s all in the past.
That is until Tom and Jasper get back in touch… and the truth threatens to ruin everything.
Beware the Ides of March…
Brian Wilmer is God’s gift to amateur dramatics – and he knows it. So when the Castlemarsh Players take the ambitious decision to stage Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, there is only one man who can play the title role – even though Brian’s posturing ‘prima donna’ attitude has, over the years, won him few friends and many foes.
Rehearsals progress apace, and the production draws ever closer. But when another member of the cast has to drop out due to illness, local journalist Sarah Carmichael (a stalwart of the Players’ backstage crew) suddenly finds herself called upon to step into the breach at the eleventh hour.
Not surprisingly, Sarah finds that Brian is in his egotistical element playing the mighty Caesar. The fact that the final performance of the play takes place on the infamous Ides of March – the day when, according to tradition, Caesar was fatally stabbed – only adds to the excitement.
But tragedy is waiting in the wings. And when it strikes, it falls to Sarah – with the help of Brian’s personable, and fascinating, nephew Martin Burns – to uncover the incredible truth about what really happened…
Coming, June 21 2017.
One man must stop a psychopath in his tracks…
Chief Inspector Jack Grayson is hunting a serial killer terrorizing London, a stalker who watches his prey carefully and displays the bodies of his young female victims brazenly. But Grayson has a problem – only one lead and scant evidence – and the body count is rising.
He discovers that an unsolved 18-year-old murder case bears all the hallmarks of the current killings, but he still can’t seem to find a single, obvious suspect, and he is so far unable to outthink a master predator.
Grayson must catch a hunter who knows how to outwit the police – a showman intent on completing his macabre collection. But he’s missing a vital clue, a critical piece of the puzzle. When he finally discovers the killer’s identity, he’s completely unprepared for the fallout…
Who is the young woman with the haunting gaze in Gustav Klimt’s 1917 masterpiece, The Women Friends?
Selina Brunner is running from the demons of her past, cut off from her family in a sleepy Tyrolean village, and lost in the soulless city of Vienna, where everything – even one’s very existence – is a lie.
When, amidst growing fear of sinister developments in Vienna, an exotic stranger comes to town, Selina finds old passions reignited and her whole world turned upside down.
The Women Friends: Selina is the first in a series of fictional tales about the women who inspired this great artist.