Crime (52)
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    A university intrigue.

    A prestigious Vice-Chancellor receives two formal complaints just before he is due to retire.

    The underlying theme throughout weaves a potent, cultural mix between Maliha, a Muslim student, and Jenny, a Jewish secretary. How will they get on, especially working for the same hated professor, Axel Sloan?

    Whilst studying for her PhD, Maliha suffers a horrifying rape at university. How will she be able to cope? At the same time, Jenny suffers constant anti-semitic remarks.

    Also embroiled in the intrigue are a family at war with modern society, two disgruntled lecturers, a Vice-Chancellor with a secret and a crazy office cleaner. So, in the end, who actually killed Professor Axel Sloan?

    3rd Degree Murder – a tale of revenge and blackmail; indeed a dish best served cold.


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    It’s the end of October and the Sanford Third Age Club are on one of their outings, this time to York, with an overnight stay in the haunted Palmer Hotel.

    As the witching hour approaches, things begin to happen. A valuable necklace goes missing and a guest is found dead. Joe Murray and his constant companions Sheila Riley and Brenda Jump are in the thick of it once more.

    What is arrogant MP, Edgar Prudhoe, up to? How much does his prospective son-in-law, Callum McGuire, hate him? Is Deirdre Prudhoe really as drunk as she appears? What is the history behind Yvonne Naylor’s mangled hand? And where does Geoff Vallance fit into it all?

    With Linda Ellis and Rick Hart orchestrating ghostly goings on at The Old Inn, the puzzle is cranked up several notches when one of the suspects does a runner and a second body is found.

    A host of suspects. A range of motives. It’s a complex and maddening puzzle for Joe and his chums in this, the third in the STAC Mysteries series. Is the master detective up to it?

    It all adds up to one thing…

    It’s MURDER at Halloween
    Now complete the collection. Grab the full, bestselling STAC series:

    THE FILEY CONNECTION
    THE I-SPY MURDERS
    A HALLOWEEN HOMICIDE
    A MURDER FOR CHRISTMAS
    MURDER AT THE MURDER MYSTERY WEEKEND
    MY DEADLY VALENTINE
    THE CHOCOLATE EGG MURDERS
    THE SUMMER WEDDING MURDER
    COSTA DEL MURDER
    CHRISTMAS CRACKERS
    DEATH IN DISTRIBUTION
    A KILLING IN THE FAMILY
    A THEATRICAL MURDER
    TRIAL BY FIRE


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    It’s the height of summer, the days are long and hot and there’s not a cloud in the sky. But these are dark days for the relocated The Lazy Luncheonette.

    And then along comes Sir Douglas Ballantyne, a billionaire threatened with murder, and he wants Joe to investigate.

    Arriving at the Ballantyne residence, in the heart of Lancashire Witch country, Joe, Sheila and Brenda find that all is not happy families, but which of the sons, daughters and in-laws wants Sir Douglas dead?
    When the old man is attacked and his life left hanging in the balance, Joe must tackle the closed ranks of the family in order to unmask a devilish and devious assailant.

    IT’S MURDER IN THE FAMILY

    “Kept me guessing” Maureen Vincent-Northam – editor.

    Now complete the collection. Grab the full, bestselling STAC series:

    THE FILEY CONNECTION
    THE I-SPY MURDERS
    A HALLOWEEN HOMICIDE
    A MURDER FOR CHRISTMAS
    MURDER AT THE MURDER MYSTERY WEEKEND
    MY DEADLY VALENTINE
    THE CHOCOLATE EGG MURDERS
    THE SUMMER WEDDING MURDER
    COSTA DEL MURDER
    CHRISTMAS CRACKERS
    DEATH IN DISTRIBUTION
    A KILLING IN THE FAMILY
    A THEATRICAL MURDER

    And, by the same author:

    VOICES
    THE HANDSHAKER
    ** NEW ** THE DEEP SECRET


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    Christmas and the Sanford Third Age Club are living it up at the Regency Hotel. But on a snowy Christmas morning, there’s murder afoot, and it’s up to Joe, Sheila and Brenda to find the killer.

    There are so many questions to answer.

    How much hatred flows round the hotel, what game is Jennifer playing, what is the meaning of the cryptic pictogram found near the victim, how does a long lost penny fit into it all and how many times will Joe have to search the hotel dustbins?

    For the Yorkshire sleuths, it’s a taxing mystery, marinated in a yuletide party atmosphere.
    Now complete the collection. Grab the full, bestselling STAC series:

    THE FILEY CONNECTION
    THE I-SPY MURDERS
    A HALLOWEEN HOMICIDE
    A MURDER FOR CHRISTMAS
    MURDER AT THE MURDER MYSTERY WEEKEND
    MY DEADLY VALENTINE
    THE CHOCOLATE EGG MURDERS
    THE SUMMER WEDDING MURDER
    COSTA DEL MURDER
    CHRISTMAS CRACKERS
    DEATH IN DISTRIBUTION
    A KILLING IN THE FAMILY
    A THEATRICAL MURDER
    TRIAL BY FIRE

    By the same author:

    VOICES
    THE HANDSHAKER
    THE DEEP SECRET


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    The show must go on

    Howling winds, driving rain, freezing temperatures. The New Year has come in with a nasty bite, but the Sanford 3rd Age Club brave the elements to visit Skegness for a performance of Hamlet, starring the granddaughter of one of their own. But when one of the cast is murdered on stage, it’s a call to action for Joe, Sheila and Brenda.

    Shot or poisoned? Was the killing linked to drugs? Or was it related to a road accident in the dim and distant past. Does it involve the very public antipathy between the victim and star of a nearby pantomime?

    With suspects who are all actors, how are Joe, Sheila and Brenda supposed to know who is telling the truth and who is lying?

    IT’S MURDER TREADING THE BOARDS


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    “In Attention to Death, Ailsa Abraham pulls off something I wouldn’t have thought possible – a steamy romance with a twist of murder and a splash of social conscience. A remarkable book that will have you turning pages as quickly as you can to find out what happens next.” ~ India Drummond, author of the Caledonia Fae series

    Finding a murderer among a group of killers is not going to be easy for two Royal Army Military Police investigators, Captain Angus Simpson and Staff-Sergeant Rafael ‘Raff’ Landen, whose Christmas leave is cancelled for an investigation into a suspicious death on a base in Germany.

    The case is further complicated by unhelpful senior officers who make pre-judgements on colour, creed, race and sexuality. Yet the insight of the investigators helps them uncover a sinister plot, although they too have something to hide: their own fledgling relationship.

    Will Angus and Raff be able to solve the murder without giving away their secret?

    The best and worst of human nature is represented in this story, which is why it is suggested for over 18s only.


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    One more soul is safe.

    Brought up believing sex is the devil’s work, a killer only finds release once he has saved his victims’ souls. Abiding by his vision, he marks them as his. A gift to guide his chosen ones on the rightful path to redemption.

    Detective Inspector Paolo Storey is out to stop him, but Paolo has problems of his own. Hunting down the killer as the death toll rises, the lines soon blur between Paolo’s personal and professional lives.

     


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    Barnabas Tew is a private detective struggling to survive in his trade in Victorian London. Fearing that he is not as clever as he had hoped to be, he is plagued by a lack of confidence brought on in no small part by his failure to prevent the untimely deaths of several of his clients.

    Matters only get worse when Anubis, the Egyptian God of the Dead, is referred to Barnabas by a former client (who perished in a terribly unfortunate incident which was almost certainly not Barnabas’ fault). Anubis sends for Barnabas (in a most uncivilized manner) and tells him that the scarab beetle in charge of rolling the sun across the sky every day has been kidnapped, and perhaps dismembered entirely.

    The Land of the Dead is in chaos, which will soon spill over into the Land of the Living if Barnabas – together with his trusty assistant, Wilfred – cannot set matters to right. Pulled from his predictable (if unremarkable) life in Marylebone, Barnabas must match his wits against the capricious and dangerous Egyptian gods in order to unravel the mystery of the missing beetle and thereby save the world.


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    They’ll never know.

    A series of murders with nothing to connect the victims except the manner of death and a note left at each crime scene.

    Detective Inspector Paolo Storey has just six weeks to find the killer. Without clues or even a hint of motive, he feels as if he’s tracking a ghost.

    But the murderer isn’t a ghost. He’s a man determined to avenge a wrong from many years earlier. To get close to his prey, he assumes various identities and calls it pretending.

    Can Paolo win in his race against the pretender?

    Call it Pretending is the third in the gripping crime series featuring Detective Inspector Paolo Storey.