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The Soft Detective

by H. R. F. Keating Bloomsbury Publishing (September 28, 2011)

It's not often a Nobel Prize winner gets murdered... on your patch... very likely by a member of your own family.

DCI Phil Benholme has the reputation for being a little soft because he tries to see both sides...


The Lighthearted Quest

by Ann Bridge Bloomsbury Publishing (September 28, 2011)

"When Julia undertakes to find her cousin, Colin Munro, last heard of sailing a yacht off the north coast of Africa, the quest seems lighthearted enough. But the search gets her involved with Moorish antique...


The Malady in Madeira

by Ann Bridge Bloomsbury Publishing (September 28, 2011)

The last thing recently widowed Julia Probyn expects to find on the lush and charming island of Madeira is a clue to her husband's mysterious death, for Colonel Jamieson perished somewhere in the wilds of Central...


Emergency in the Pyrenees

by Ann Bridge Bloomsbury Publishing (September 28, 2011)

In Julia Probyn's fifth adventure, first published in 1965, Julia moves to a remote French mountain village near the Spanish border, while her husband, a British Intelligence agent, is on a secret assignment....


The Portuguese Escape

by Ann Bridge Bloomsbury Publishing (September 28, 2011)

Miss Bridge takes us to Portugal; not only the well-known world of Estoril and the Embassies, but behind the scenes, into the life lived on country estates by the Portuguese themselves. Both aspects are seen...


Zen there was Murder

by H. R. F. Keating Bloomsbury Publishing (October 28, 2011)

In a country mansion converted to adult educational courses, Mr Utamaro is lecturing on Zen Buddhism to a small and not entirely appreciative audience. But Zen questions and their seemingly quirkish answers...


The Numbered Account

by Ann Bridge Bloomsbury Publishing (September 28, 2011)

Julia Probyn, like most people, knew very little about anonymous numbered accounts in Swiss Banks. Until her cousin, Colin Munro, asked her to look into the matter of one containing a fortune, for his fiancée...


The Strong Man

by H. R. F. Keating Bloomsbury Publishing (September 28, 2011)

An independent island state in the North Atlantic has fallen under the sway of Rolph Mylchraine, a landowner who has gained ascendancy by stage-managing witchcraft orgies and purveying cheap liquor. Opposing...


Murder Must Appetize

by H. R. F. Keating Bloomsbury Publishing (October 28, 2011)

Is there anything in this troubled world quite as comforting as a good old-fashioned murder? H.R.F. Keating, doyen of modern detective writers, has little doubt that there's nothing like a corpse in a vicarage...


The Dog It Was That Died

by H. R. F. Keating Bloomsbury Publishing (October 28, 2011)

With this dazzling off-beat thriller, his fourth, which appeared in 1962, Mr. Keating had achieved his very top form. Who wanted him? What for? Why was Roger Farrar (if that was his name) on the run in Dublin?...


The Dangerous Islands

by Ann Bridge Bloomsbury Publishing (September 28, 2011)

Julia Probyn-an old friend of many readers-is sailing off the west coast of Scotland. On the desolate island of Erinish Beg, she and her cousin are startled to see a sky-blue pole rise up out of the ground at...


Julia in Ireland

by Ann Bridge Bloomsbury Publishing (September 28, 2011)

While on her last assignment with British Intelligence in Morocco, the widowed Julia Probyn Jamieson meets and is strongly attracted to an Irish country lawyer, Gerald O'Brien, who is travelling with friends...


The Episode At Toledo

by Ann Bridge Bloomsbury Publishing (December 01, 2011)

"An intricate story of international counterespionage; an adventure tale which carries one breathless through its ramifications; a romance with a happy ending." - Kirkus

In the beautiful countryside of Portugal,...


Paradise Court

by J.S. Fletcher Bloomsbury Publishing (October 08, 2013)

Mr. Rivington is tall, slender and willowy; Mr. Wells is stoutly built and looks as if nothing could break him. Mr. Rivington is a dreamer who loves art and can pursue his cultured interests thanks to the inheritance...


Uncle Abner: Master of Mysteries

by Melville Davisson Post Bloomsbury Publishing (November 07, 2013)

Uncle Abner, the most famous literary character created by Melville Davisson Post, is a righteous amateur detective, a keen observer of human actions with profound knowledge and love for Bible. On his journeys...


The Bradmoor Murder

by Melville Davisson Post Bloomsbury Publishing (December 17, 2013)

The Bradmoor Murder is a wonderful collection of mysteries by a true American master of the detective short story. Melville Davisson Post tells tales of mysterious death, unexplainable murder, and complex crimes....


Monsieur Jonquelle

by Melville Davisson Post Bloomsbury Publishing (December 17, 2013)

Monsieur Jonquelle is no ordinary prefect of police of Paris. With cool intellect and charm, he can see into the heart of the most perplexing of crimes. From the jungles of the Congo to the sun bathed streets...


The Cat's Paw

by Natalie Sumner Lincoln Bloomsbury Publishing (November 07, 2013)

When Kitty's aunt and guardian is mysteriously murdered, the hunt is on for the killer. Through the tangles of a love triangle, jealousy, a terrible family secret and a hidden fortune, we follow Kitty in her...


The Moving Finger

by Natalie Sumner Lincoln Bloomsbury Publishing (November 07, 2013)

When Nurse Vera Dean accepts a comfortable position in a country home in Virginia, she hopes to recover her nerves and health. In her new job she has only one patient to look after: a paralysed man named Craig...


I Spy

by Natalie Sumner Lincoln Bloomsbury Publishing (October 08, 2013)

I Spy, first published in 1916, is set during the early years of WWI when it seems uncertain whether Allied forces will be able to rescue Europe from German invasion. This enjoyable espionage story combines...


The Middle of Things

by J.S. Fletcher Bloomsbury Publishing (September 30, 2013)

A complicated tale of murder, hidden identities, and buried secrets in London's fashionable neighborhood of Bayswater.

Bayswater is a quiet neighborhood whose residents are successful lawyers or medical men,...


The Middle-Temple Murder

by J.S. Fletcher Bloomsbury Publishing (September 30, 2013)

When an elderly man's body is found on the steps of chambers in the Midde Temple, one of the Inns of Court, it falls to newspaperman Frank Spargo and Detective-Sergeant Rathbury to solve the crime. The murdered...