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Calamity Town

by Ellery Queen & Richard Waterhouse Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 2014)

Looking for trouble,Ellery Queen descends on a small town.

At the tail end of the long summer of 1940, there isnowhere in the country more charming than Wrightsville. The Depression hasabated, and for the first...


Who's Sorry Now?

by Jill Churchill & Susan Ericksen Blackstone Publishing (May 01, 2006)

For sister and brother Lily and Robert Brewster and the rest of Hudson Valley, the dark days of the Depression mean deprivation all around. Their poor town has lost its post office and now the mail gets dumped...


Two for Sorrow

by Nicola Upson & Davina Porter Blackstone Publishing (September 01, 2011)

London, 1903. Two women are hanged in Holloway Prison for killing babies. More than thirty years later, their crimes resurface with shocking consequences. When Josephine Tey sets out to write a novel about Amelia...


The Raven in the Foregate

by Ellis Peters & Vanessa Benjamin Blackstone Publishing (July 20, 2010)

Christmas, AD 1141 Abbot Radulfus returns from London, bringing with him a priest for the vacant living of Holy Cross (known as the Foregate), a man of presence, scholarship and discipline, but neither humility...


The Devil's Novice

by Ellis Peters & Vanessa Benjamin Blackstone Publishing (July 20, 2010)

Outside the pale of the Abbey of Saint Peter and Saint Paul, in September of the year of our Lord 1140, a priestly emissary for King Stephen has been reported missing. But inside the pale, what troubles Brother...


Evergreen

by Howard Owen & Kevin Kenerly Blackstone Publishing (July 01, 2019)

Willie Black knew he had a father, even if he didn't know where he was buried.

It wasn't like Artie Lee gave his son anything but his genes. He died when Willie was fifteen months old, and Artie and Peggy never...


The Golden Goose

by Ellery Queen & Mark Peckham Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 2015)

Old Slater O'Shea, thegolden goose, was ruler of a peculiar roost. A gaggle of free-loading O'Sheaswere lazing around the mansion, letting Slater foot the bills, while theywaited for him to die and leave them...


The Dragon's Teeth

by Ellery Queen & Fred Sullivan Blackstone Publishing (February 01, 2014)

Eccentric multimillionaire Cadmus Cole hires Ellery Queen toinvestigate a case but won't say what it is. When Cole dies mysteriously atsea, Queen and his partner, Beau Rummell, must navigate a thicket of complicationsthat...


Too Many Murders

by Colleen McCullough & Charles Leggett Blackstone Publishing (February 01, 2010)

It's a beautiful spring day in the little city of Holloman, Connecticut. The year is 1967, and the world teeters on the brink of nuclear holocaust as the Cold War goes relentlessly on. But Holloman has other...


Styx and Stones

by Carola Dunn & Mia Chiaromonte Blackstone Publishing (March 15, 2014)

Unflappable flapper and Town& Country scribe Daisy Dalrymple searches for a killer whose viciouspen matches a murderous heart in this delightful installment of Dunn's cozymystery series.

In the 1920s, in post-World...


Dead in the Water

by Carola Dunn & Mia Chiaromonte Blackstone Publishing (February 15, 2014)

May the best man die!

In July of 1923, the Honorable Daisy Dalrymple travels toHenley-on-Thames to visit her aunt and uncle, as well as to work on her latestwriting assignment: covering the Henley Royal Regatta...


Damsel in Distress

by Carola Dunn & Mia Chiaromonte Blackstone Publishing (January 15, 2014)

In spring a young man's fancy will turn to love, and theHonorable Phillip Petrie is no exception. Daisy's chum is totally smitten withMiss Gloria Arbuckle, daughter of a millionaire Yank. But before theenthusiastic...


Interrupted Aria

by Beverle Graves Myers, Geoffrey Blaisdell & Poisoned Pen Press Blackstone Publishing (September 07, 2012)

Venice, the dazzling city on the lagoon, is sailing toward the ruin of her maritime empire, determined to go down in a maelstrom of pleasure, music, and masquerade.

Venice, 1731. Opera is the popular entertainment...


The Bull Slayer

by Bruce Macbain, Paul Michael Garcia & Poisoned Pen Press Blackstone Publishing (March 05, 2013)

Sometimes murder is only a distraction from the real betrayal.

Pliny, a respectable young senator and lawyer, is the newly appointed governor of Bithynia, a turbulent frontier province rotting with corruption...


A Blind Goddess

by James R. Benn & Peter Berkrot Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 2014)

March, 1944. US Army lieutenant Billy Boyle, back in Englandafter a dangerous mission in Italy, is due for a little R&R--and apromotion. But the now-Captain Boyle doesn't get to kick back and enjoy hisleisure...


The Big Both Ways

by John Straley & Barry Press Blackstone Publishing (February 04, 2014)

John Straley brings his storytelling abilities to a newlevel in this completely original period crime story.

It's 1935, and Slip Wilson, rattled by the gruesomeaccidental death of a coworker, has quit his job...


The Impersonator

by Mary Miley & Tavia Gilbert Blackstone Publishing (September 17, 2013)

In 1924 a young vaudeville actress takes on the role of alifetime when she impersonates a missing heiress in this 2012 MB/MWA FirstNovel Competition winner.

In 1917 Jessie Carr, fourteen years old and sole heiress...


Sins of the Flesh

by Colleen McCullough & Mark Peckham Blackstone Publishing (November 12, 2013)

In the nextinstallment of this "compelling, passionate, and gritty" (Daily Mail, London) suspense series, police captain Carmine Delmonico is on the trail of notone but two killers.

It's August 1969 in the sleepy...


A Killing Season

by Priscilla Royal, Wanda McCaddon & Poisoned Pen Press Blackstone Publishing (October 04, 2011)

Baron Herbert’s return from the Crusades should have been a joyous occasion. Instead, he grows increasingly morose, withdraws from his family, and refuses to share his wife’s bed. When his sons begin to...


The Woman Who Wouldn't Die

by Colin Cotterill & Clive Chafer Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 2014)

The long-awaitedfollow-up to Slash and Burn and the ninth installment in Colin Cotterill'sbestselling mystery series starring the inimitable Lao national coroner, Dr.Siri

In a small Lao village, a very strange...


The Wages of Sin

by Kaite Welsh & Mary Jane Wells Blackstone Publishing (August 08, 2017)

The Wages of Sin is a page-turning tale of murder, subversion, and vice in which a female medical student in Victorian Edinburgh is drawn into a murder investigation when she recognizes one of the corpses in...


Sacrifice

by Philip Freeman & Fiona Hardingham Blackstone Publishing (October 15, 2015)

In a time when Celtic druids roamed ancient Ireland, young Sister Deirdre rushes to hunt down the brutal serial killer targeting her beloved monastery.

Someone is killing the nuns of Ireland.

The grisly discovery...


This Side of Murder

by Anna Lee Huber & Heather Wilds Blackstone Publishing (September 26, 2017)

The Great War is over, but one young widow discovers the real intrigue has only just begun.

England, 1919. Verity Kent's grief over the loss of her husband pierces anew when she receives a cryptic letter suggesting...


Ode to a Banker

by Lindsey Davis & Simon Prebble Blackstone Publishing (August 31, 2016)

Lindsey Davis is the internationally bestselling author who "makes Rome live" (Washington Post Book World). Funny, astute, and hard-boiled, her series detective, Marcus Didius Falco, now ventures into a new...


Time to Depart

by Lindsey Davis & Simon Prebble Blackstone Publishing (March 01, 2016)

Balbinus Pius, the most notorious gangster in Emperor Vespasian's Rome, has been convicted of a capital crime at last. A quirk of Roman law, however, allows citizens condemned to death "time to depart" and find...


Poseidon's Gold

by Lindsey Davis & Simon Prebble Blackstone Publishing (November 03, 2015)

After six months in wild Germania, imperial gumshoe Marcus Didius Falco is back in Rome sweet Rome--but his apartment has been ransacked. And although he desperately needs 400,000 sesterces in order to marry...


A Dying Light in Corduba

by Lindsey Davis & Simon Prebble Blackstone Publishing (April 01, 2016)

In this eighth mystery featuring hard-boiled Roman PI Marcus Didius Falco, Davis creates a chiaroscuro world of evil plots and dark humor, as olive oil whets a villain's appetite for power and his taste for...


Last Act in Palmyra

by Lindsey Davis & Simon Prebble Blackstone Publishing (December 01, 2015)

Last Act in Palmyra is the sixth book in the bestselling Falco series by Lindsey Davis.

The spirit of adventure calls Marcus Didius Falco on a new spying mission for Emperor Vespasian to the untamed East. He...


Deadly Election

by Lindsey Davis & Jane Collingwood Blackstone Publishing (July 14, 2015)

In the first century AD, during Domitian's reign, Flavia Albia is ready for a short break from her family. So, in July, she returns to Rome, leaving them at their place on the coast. Albia, daughter of Marcus...


The Scribe

by Matthew Guinn & Lloyd James Blackstone Publishing (September 14, 2015)

A reckoning with the persistence of evil in post-Civil War Atlanta

After leaving Atlanta in disgrace three years before, detective Thomas Canby is called back to the city on the eve of Atlanta's 1881 International...


The Plague of Thieves Affair

by Marcia Muller, Bill Pronzini, Meredith Mitchell & Mark Peckham Blackstone Publishing (January 26, 2016)

Can the true identity of the Sherlock Holmes imposter be revealed at last?

Sabina Carpenter and John Quincannon are no stranger to mysteries. In the five years since they opened Carpenter and Quinncannon, Professional...


The Fire Kimono

by Laura Joh Rowland & Bernadette Dunne Blackstone Publishing (November 11, 2008)

Japan, March 1700. The strifebetween Sano Ichiro, the samurai detective who has risen to power in theshogun's court, and his enemies has escalated to the brink of war. Called awayfrom the crisis by the shogun's...


The Confession

by Charles Todd & Simon Prebble Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 2012)

ScotlandYard's best detective, Inspector Ian Rutledge, must solve a dangerous case thatreaches far into the past in this superb mystery in the acclaimed series.

Declaringhe needs to clear his conscience, a dying...


The Cloud Pavilion

by Laura Joh Rowland & Bernadette Dunne Blackstone Publishing (November 01, 2009)

Japan, 1701. A woman is brutally attacked within a bamboo prison as clouds swirl around her head. Meanwhile, at Edo Castle, samurai detective turned chamberlain Sano Ichiro is suspicious of his old rival, Yanagisawa,...


The Bughouse Affair

by Bill Pronzini, Marcia Muller, Nick Sullivan & Meredith Mitchell Blackstone Publishing (January 08, 2013)

In The Bughouse Affair, former Pinkerton operative Sabina Carpenter and her detective partner, ex-Secret Service agent John Quincannon, undertake what initially appear to be two unrelated investigations. Sabina's...


Whispers in the Reading Room

by Shelley Shepard Gray & Tavia Gilbert Blackstone Publishing (November 10, 2015)

Lydia's job at the library is her world--until a mysterious patron catches her eye ... and perhaps her heart.

Just months after the closure of the Chicago World's Fair, librarian Lydia Bancroft finds herself...


Scandal Takes a Holiday

by Lindsey Davis & Simon Prebble Blackstone Publishing (March 14, 2017)

Ancient Rome's organized crime syndicates have never been more dangerous or more cunning than in this latest adventure featuring first-century sleuth Marcus Didius Falco.

In the Italian town of Ostia outside...


The Accusers

by Lindsey Davis & Simon Prebble Blackstone Publishing (January 31, 2017)

This novel in the acclaimed Marcus Didius Falco series finds the first-century detective confronting Roman legal forces that may just destroy him--and his family.

Fresh from a trip to far-flung Londinium in Britain,...


Tyrant of the Mind

by Priscilla Royal & Wanda McCaddon Blackstone Publishing (March 01, 2016)

In the winter of 1271, death stalks the corridors of Wynethorpe Castle on the Welsh border. When the Grim Reaper touches the beloved grandson of the castle lord, Baron Adam sends for his daughter, Prioress Eleanor...


Wine of Violence

by Priscilla Royal & Wanda McCaddon Blackstone Publishing (January 05, 2016)

Late summer, 1270. Although the Simon de Montfort rebellion is over, the smell of death still hangs over the land. In the small priory of Tyndal, the monks and nuns of the Order of Fontevraud long for a return...


Covenant with Hell

by Priscilla Royal, Wanda McCaddon & Poisoned Pen Press Blackstone Publishing (May 03, 2016)

In the spring of 1277, Prioress Eleanor goes on a pilgrimage to a famous East Anglian shrine. There are rumors that King Edward may also visit the shrine soon to seek God's blessing for his invasion of Wales....


Death Descends on Saturn Villa

by M. R. C. Kasasian & Sarah Nichols Blackstone Publishing (March 15, 2016)

London, 1883. 125 Gower Street was once a house of justice, truth, and perspicacity. Now madness, murder, and scandal lurk in its empty halls. It is rumored that its owner--Sidney Grice, London's foremost personal...


Mistletoe and Murder

by Carola Dunn & Lucy Rayner Blackstone Publishing (December 15, 2015)

Seething resentments, well-kept family secrets, and a savage murder set the stage for Christmas in Cornwall in this cozy holiday installment of the Daisy Dalrymple mysteries.

In December 1923, the formidable...


To Davy Jones Below

by Carola Dunn & Lucy Rayner Blackstone Publishing (March 08, 2016)

In late 1926, the newly married Daisy Dalrymple and Detective Chief Inspector Alec Fletcher of Scotland Yard take an ocean voyage to America for their honeymoon. Daisy and Alec are accompanied by Daisy's childhood...


Death on the Sapphire

by R. J. Koreto & Justine Eyre Blackstone Publishing (June 14, 2016)

An extraordinary woman living in extraordinary times, Lady Frances Ffolkes is an Edwardian-era suffragette who has an uncanny ability to attract danger and romance.

When Major Colcombe, a family friend and war...


Though This Be Madness

by Penny Richards & Christine Williams Blackstone Publishing (April 25, 2017)

Shakespearean actress turned Pinkerton detective Lilly Long and her reluctant partner, Cade McShane, travel to New Orleans to save a young widow from a fate worse than death

1881, Chicago. Assigned to her second...


Oscar Wilde and a Game Called Murder

by Gyles Brandreth & Bill Wallis Blackstone Publishing (March 01, 2012)

I see murder in this unhappy hand...

When Mrs. Robinson, palmist to the Prince of Wales, reads Oscar Wilde's hand, she cannot know what she has predicted. Nor can Oscar know what he has set in motion when, that...


Blood Curse

by Maurizio de Giovanni, Grover Gardner & Antony Shugaar Blackstone Publishing (June 23, 2015)

Ricciardihas visions. He sees and hears the final seconds in the lives of victims ofviolent deaths. It is both a gift and a curse. It has helped him become one ofthe most acute and successful homicide detectives...


Cattle Kate

by Jana Bommersbach, Laura Hicks & Poisoned Pen Press Blackstone Publishing (February 10, 2015)

Cattle Kate is the only woman ever lynched as a cattlerustler. History called it "range-land justice" when she was strung up inWyoming Territory on July 20, 1889, tarring her as a dirty thief and a filthywhore....


Three Hands in the Fountain

by Lindsey Davis & Christian Rodska Blackstone Publishing (December 01, 2009)

Sharing a ewer of Spanish red with his old friend and new partner Petronius Longus, Marcus Didius Falco is on the spot when a man cleaning the local fountain makes a gruesome discovery: a human hand that suggests...