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

Sleep Like a Baby: An Aurora Teagarde...

Charlaine Harris

Being a new mother can be murder in Charlaine Harris’s latest heart-pounding mystery starring the inimitable Aurora Teagarden.Robin and Aurora have finally begun their adventure in parenting. Everything is going swimmingly but when ...

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Published: Jul 2018

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

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

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

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

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 Case Has Altered: A Richard Jury ...

Martha Grimes

Inspector Richard Jury and his friend, Melrose Plant, investigate the murders of two women in the Lincolnshire fens, with one of the victims being the ex-wife of the Fengate estate's owner, and the other the estate's kitchen maid. Rep...

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Published: Nov 1998

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

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

Full Dark House: A Peculiar Crimes Un...

Christopher Fowler

Edgy, suspenseful, and darkly comic, here is the first novel in a riveting new mystery series starring two cranky but brilliant old detectives whose lifelong friendship was forged solving crimes for the London Police Department's Pecu...

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Published: Sep 2008

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

The Woman in the Water: A Prequel to ...

Charles Finch

A chilling new mystery in the USA Today bestselling series by Charles Finch, The Woman in the Water takes readers back to Charles Lenox's very first case and the ruthless serial killer who would set him on the course to become one of ...

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Published: Jan 2019

Poirot Investigates (King's Classics)...

Agatha Christie

Poirot Investigates is a collection of eleven short stories involving the famed eccentric detective, Hercule Poirot. The problems Poirot unravels are skilfully tangled, and unravelled by the detective's omniscient genius. Throughout t...

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Published: May 2020

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

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

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

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

A Finer End

Deborah Crombie

Although P.D. James has made it to the top of American bestseller lists, she's not the only talented female writer of British mysteries who is popular here. Like James, Deborah Crombie is another exceptional stylist who uses every new...

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Published: May 2002

The Private Patient

P. D. James

Cheverell Manor is a lovely old house in deepest Dorset, now a private clinic belonging to the famous plastic surgeon George Chandler-Powell. When investigative journalist Rhoda Gradwyn arrived there one late autumn afternoon, schedul...

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Published: Nov 2009

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

The Limehouse Text

Will Thomas

Discovering a pawn ticket that leads them to London’s Chinatown district, Victorian enquiry agent Cyrus Barker and his assistant, Thomas Llewelyn, retrieve a seemingly innocuous book that turns out be a rare stolen text containi...

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Published: Jul 2006

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

Death of a Policeman (A Hamish Macbet...

M. C. Beaton

Local police stations all over the Scottish Highlands are being threatened with closure. This presents the perfect opportunity for Detective Chief Inspector Blair, who would love nothing more than to get rid of Sergeant Hamish Macbeth...

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Published: Jan 2015

Driving Force

Dick Francis

At 35, Freddie Craft has retired as a steeplechase jockey and now runs a fleet of motor horseboxes transporting runners from their stables to the races, or brood mares to the stud farms. When a hitch hiker is picked up and someone die...

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Published: Jan 2010

Wicked Autumn: A Mystery (A Max Tudor...

G. M. Malliet

"Hugely funny, exquisitely well written, a tongue-in-cheek village mystery to be savored. G.M. Malliet's arch tone and wry humor make her a writer to be treasured."--Julia Spencer-Fleming, bestselling author of ONE WAS A SOL...

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Published: Aug 2012

Aunt Dimity and the Buried Treasure (...

Nancy Atherton

Nancy Atherton's twenty-first cozy mystery in the beloved, Nationally Bestselling Aunt Dimity series.While exploring the attic in her cottage near the small English village of Finch, Lori Shepherd makes an extraordinary discovery: a g...

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Published: May 2017
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