Mystery & Detective - Traditional British

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The Lighthouse

P. D. James

British police detective Adam Dalgliesh and his subordinates cope with various personal problems as they solve a politically sensitive mystery in the 13th entry in a bestselling series. Once a haven for pirates, Combe Island now serve...

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Published: Oct 2006

The Long Way Home: A Chief Inspector ...

Louise Penny

Happily retired in the village of Three Pines, Armand Gamache, former Chief Inspector of Homicide with the Sûrete du Quebec, has found a peace he'd only imagined possible. On warm summer mornings he sits on a bench holding a small bo...

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Published: Jul 2015

How the Light Gets In: A Chief Inspec...

Louise Penny

The#1 New York Times Bestseller"There is a crack in everything. That's how the light gets in." —Leonard CohenChristmas is approaching, and in Quebec it's a time of dazzling snowfalls, bright lights, and gatherings with fr...

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Published: Jul 2014

The Murder Room

P. D. James

Commander Adam Dalgiesh investigates a murder which seems to be tied to a dispute over whether or not to close a private museum dedicated to London's interwar years of 1919-1939. After a second murder occurs, Dalgiesh realizes the kil...

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Published: Nov 2004

Resurrection Row: A Charlotte and Tho...

Anne Perry

What an odd sight! The dead body of a peer of the realm sitting upright in an empty hansom cab. He had been decently buried once before, Inspector Pitt knew. There was something terrible amiss. Despite doctor's claims of death by natu...

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Published: Sep 2009

The Babes in the Wood

Ruth Rendell

The mysterious disappearance of two local teenagers and their baby-sitter draws Inspector Wexford into a baffling case involving dark family secrets, violence, a religious cult, adultery, and murder. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.

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Published: Oct 2004

Police at the Funeral (Felony & Mayhe...

Margery Allingham

The imperious Caroline Faraday runs her house like a Victorian fiefdom, unconcerned with the fact that it's 1931. Furniture and meals are heavy and elaborate, both motorcars and morning tea are forbidden on account of vulgarity. The F...

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Published: Feb 2006

Dishing the Dirt: An Agatha Raisin My...

M. C. Beaton

When therapist Jill Davent moved to the village of Carsely, Agatha Raisin was not a fan. Not only was this therapist romancing Agatha's ex-husband but she dug up details of Agatha's not-too-glamorous origins. Jill also counsels a woma...

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Published: Jun 2016

Death of a Kingfisher (Hamish Macbeth...

M. C. Beaton

When Scotland is hit by the recession, Police Constable Hamish Macbeth notices that the Highland people are forced to come up with inventive ways to lure tourists to their sleepy towns. The quaint village of Braikie doesn't have much ...

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Published: Dec 2012

The Uncommon Appeal of Clouds: An Isa...

Alexander McCall Smith

ISABEL DALHOUSIE - Book 9Nothing captures the charm of Edinburgh like the bestselling Isabel Dalhousie series of novels featuring the insatiably curious philosopher and woman detective.  Whether investigating a case or a problem of p...

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Published: Jul 2013

Hot Potato

JOYCE HOLMES

Solicitor Tam Buchanan and his friend and colleague Fizz Fitzgerald arrange to get away from it all on a hill-walking holiday in the beautiful Scottish Highlands. Unfortunately, their idyllic break is ruined when they witness a horrif...

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Published: May 2005

Pushing Up Daisies: An Agatha Raisin ...

M. C. Beaton

New York Times bestseller M. C. Beaton's beloved Agatha Raisin is back on the case and poking around where she doesn't belong.Agatha Raisin, private detective, resident in the Cotswold village of Carsely, should have been a contented ...

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Published: Aug 2017

A Trick of the Light: A Chief Inspect...

Louise Penny

A New York Times Notable Crime Book and Favorite Cozy for 2011 "Hearts are broken," Lillian Dyson carefully underlined in a book. "Sweet relationships are dead." But now Lillian herself is dead. Found among the bl...

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Published: Jul 2012

The False Inspector Dew

Peter Lovesey

Alma Webster's passionate love affair with dentist Walter Baranov leads to the murder of his wife, the couple's journey to the United States, and a shioard murder that Walter, having hidden his identity under the alias Inspector Dew, ...

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Published: Jul 2003

Love, Lies and Liquor: An Agatha Rais...

M. C. Beaton

Agatha Raisin is lonely. Busy as she is with her detective agency and the meetings of the Carsely Ladies’ Society, she still misses her ex-husband, James Lacey. So when he suddenly resurfaces and invites her on holiday at a surp...

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Published: Aug 2007

Sweet Danger (Felony & Mayhem Mysteri...

Margery Allingham

After centuries as a Balkan backwater, the sleepy town of Averna has -- overnight -- become a stunningly valuable port, thanks to an earthquake that rejiggered the regional topography. But to whose coffers will that value accrue? Albe...

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Published: Jul 2007

Not in the Flesh (Vintage Crime/Black...

Ruth Rendell

Chief Inspector Wexford returns in a gripping new mystery from the author who Time magazine has called "the best mystery writer in the English-speaking world."After a truffle-hunting dog unearths a human hand instead of a pr...

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Published: Jun 2009

Dorchester Terrace: A Charlotte and T...

Anne Perry

"[A] magic kingdom of Victorian murder and intrigue."—The New York Times Book Review  Thomas Pitt is now the powerful head of Britain's Special Branch, and some people fear that he may have been promoted beyond his abilit...

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Published: Mar 2013

Kissed a Sad Goodbye (Duncan Kincaid/...

Deborah Crombie

Murder is the backdrop to the personal dramas played out in this follow-up to the Edgar-nominated DREAMING OF THE BONES. As Scotland Yard detectives Sergeant Gemma James and Superintendent Duncan Kincaid investigate the murder of a yo...

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Published: Jan 2001

Death of a Poison Pen (Hamish Macbeth...

M. C. Beaton

As a series of poison pen letters sweeps through the town of Lochdubh, Hamish Macbeth begins to suspect a sinister motive, a suspicion that is justified when the local postmistress is found hanged, a supposed suicide, but Hamish's inv...

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Published: Jan 2005

The Devil's Feather (Vintage Crime/Bl...

Minette Walters

With private security firms supplying bodyguards in every theatre of war, who will notice the emergence of a sexual psychopath from the ranks of the mercenaries? When five women are brutally murdered in Sierra Leone, Reuters correspon...

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Published: Jul 2007

The Beautiful Mystery: A Chief Inspec...

Louise Penny

The brilliant new novel in the New York Times bestselling series by Louise Penny, one of the most acclaimed crime writers of our time  No outsiders are ever admitted to the monastery of Saint-Gilbert-Entre-les-Loups, hidden deep ...

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Published: Jul 2013

The Winds of Change (Richard Jury Mys...

Martha Grimes

In this addition to the long-running Richard Jury series, the New Scotland Yard detective follows a tangled trail of missing, sexually abused, and murdered children. The death of a five-year-old girl is linked to a pedophile ring cont...

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Published: Nov 2005

Mourn Not Your Dead (Duncan Kincaid/G...

Deborah Crombie

An important and powerful policeman has been murdered, bludgeoned to death in his own kitchen. Few in suburban Surrey mourn the violent passing of Division Commander Alastair Gilbert, whose arrogance and cruelty were legendary in his...

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Published: Nov 2005

Pirate King: A novel of suspense feat...

Laurie R. King

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER   In England's young silent-film industry, the megalomaniacal Randolph Fflytte is king. But rumors of criminal activities swirl around his popular movie studio. At the request of Scotland Yard, Mary Russell ...

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Published: Apr 2012

As The Pig Turns (Agatha Raisin Myste...

M. C. Beaton

M.C. BeatonAs the Pig TurnsThis little piggy went to investigate…After a disappointing Christmas season, the touristy Cotswold town of Winter Parva is upping the stakes with an old-fashioned pig roast, complete with music, merriment...

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Published: Jul 2012

Look to the Lady (Felony & Mayhem Mys...

Margery Allingham

Some objects just cry out to be stolen, and an obliging ring of international thieves stands ready to heed the cry. Their current target is the Gyrth Chalice, a priceless goblet that the Gyrth family has for centuries held in trust fo...

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Published: Dec 2006

A Dying Fall (Ruth Galloway Mysteries...

Elly Griffiths

"A Dying Fall, like all of Griffiths' work, combines an intriguing plot with well-drawn characters—topped by the ever-fascinating Ruth—and a keen sense of place and history. Connoisseurs of thoughtful suspense will revel i...

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Published: Mar 2014

Behold, Here's Poison

Georgette Heyer

Experience Georgette Heyer's sparkling dialogue in one of her most popular mysteries. IIt's no ordinary morning at the Poplars - the master is found dead in his bed and it turns out that his high blood pressure was not the cause of de...

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Published: Feb 2009

Garment of Shadows: A novel of suspen...

Laurie R. King

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERLaurie R. King's New York Times bestselling novels of suspense featuring Mary Russell and her husband, Sherlock Holmes, comprise one of today's most acclaimed mystery series. Now, in their newest and most thri...

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Published: Aug 2013
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