Just in time for Sherlock Holmes's 166th birthday, the fifth installment in national bestselling author Vicki Delany's Sherlock Holmes Bookshop mystery takes Sherlockania to the max with a Holmes convention and historic 221 Baker Street.
Author: Vicki Delany
Publisher: Crooked Lane Books
Just in time for Sherlock Holmes's 166th birthday, the fifth installment in national bestselling author Vicki Delany's Sherlock Holmes Bookshop mystery takes Sherlockania to the max with a Holmes convention and historic 221 Baker Street. Gemma Doyle and her friends travel to London for a Sherlock Holmes convention--but will Gemma's father take the fall for a felonious forger's fatality? The 6th of January is Sherlock Holmes's birthday, and lucky for Gemma Doyle, January is also the slowest time of the year at both the Sherlock Holmes Bookshop and Emporium, and Mrs. Hudson's Tea Room. It's a good time for Gemma and her friends to travel to England for a Holmes Convention. For Gemma, the trip provides an opportunity to visit her parents, Jayne Wilson is excited about seeing all the sites London has to offer, and Ryan Ashburton just wants to spend some time with Gemma. But the trip is immediately derailed when Gemma's father Henry recognizes his brother-in-law Randolph Denhaugh, who disappeared more than thirty years ago on the night he stole a valuable painting from his own parents. Henry, a retired detective with Scotland Yard, has been keeping tabs on the man's career as a forger of Old Masters and he warns Randy to stay away from his family. It's up to Gemma, with the help of her friends, to plunge into the "lowest and vilest alleys" of London to save her father from prison.
There is humor, suspense, and action sprinkled with the charm of Roxie, McKenzie's pug, and the warm friendship between Delaney and McKenzie. Cielo Mar will never be the same. How could it be when There's Murder Afoot?
McKenzie Sparks and Delaney Davenport live in the little town of Cielo Mar on California's central coast. When McKenzie is warned of a murderous animal in the woods, she and Delaney are led to a local tourist attraction and some wicked surprises. With the beautiful surroundings of Cielo Mar as a backdrop, the heroines are propelled into a mystery that involves the Russian Mafia and the real probability of bigfoot. Join them as they find clues that piece together the puzzle of a girl with a missing foot, the henchman of a Russian Mafia boss, two strange men that are seen wherever McKenzie goes, and a ballerina that loses her fiance under bizarre circumstances. Of course, there are a couple of bodies found along the way. There is humor, suspense, and action sprinkled with the charm of Roxie, McKenzie's pug, and the warm friendship between Delaney and McKenzie. Cielo Mar will never be the same. How could it be when There's Murder Afoot?
But there was murder afoot. First of the Berkeley Brigade mysteries. Regency Romance/Mystery by Joan Smith; originally published by Fawcett Crest
Author: Joan Smith
Publisher: Belgrave House
Corrine deCoventry was the lone female in the Berkeley Brigade, a quartet of aristocrats who charmed the London ton. But when the lovely young widow wore the deCoventry pearls to a masquerade ball, and they were stolen by a masked Robin Hood—the foursome, led by the dashing Lord Luten, moved into action to recover them. But there was murder afoot. First of the Berkeley Brigade mysteries. Regency Romance/Mystery by Joan Smith; originally published by Fawcett Crest
But sharing her cabin with a rather bawdy American, Daniel Stapleton, who seems intent on lassoing and breaking her in, all add to the mayhem. All characters and events in this story come straight from the author's imagination.
Author: Jude Haste
Embark on a hap hazardous, slap-stick journey aboard the "Queen Ann". A Contemporary Romantic Comedy. Jen Appleton has managed to win the prize of a lifetime, a two-week cruise to the Caribbean, but will her ship ever set sail with murder and treason afoot? The dashing Inspector Atkinson enlists her help to track down a killer. But sharing her cabin with a rather bawdy American, Daniel Stapleton, who seems intent on lassoing and breaking her in, all add to the mayhem. All characters and events in this story come straight from the author's imagination.
"A zany, entertaining musical that takes a satirical poke at Agatha Christie mysteries and musical styles of the English music hall of the '30s.
Author: James McDonald
Publisher: Samuel French, Inc.
Category: Musical plays in English - McDonald, James
"A zany, entertaining musical that takes a satirical poke at Agatha Christie mysteries and musical styles of the English music hall of the '30s. Ten people are stranded in an isolated English country house during a raging thunderstorm. One by one they're picked off by cleverly fiendish devices. As the bodies pile up in the library, the survivors frantically race to uncover the identity and motivation of the cunning culprit."-- publisher's description.
There may be a clue to the person who killed her. We will respect her memory and your situation in ... Why aren't they back here if there's murder afoot?
Author: A.J. Matthews
Publisher: eXtasy Books
Sports day thrills turn to chills when a murderer strikes. Alumni, Veronica and Claire, step in when a teacher at their old school is murdered. Who would kill Georgina Maddox, and why? Danger lurks all around the gentle Suffolk countryside, and the sleuths must brave unexpected peril if they’re to bring the killer to justice.
'There is murder afoot – against both the king's and our common law. Our recent guest the beloved Alderman Elfhelm has been most foully murdered.' 'No!
Author: Justin Hill
Publisher: Hachette UK
A Sunday Times Book of the Year 'Justin Hill's Shieldwall . . . superbly evoked the wordplay of the period's poetry as it unfolds a compelling story of Earl Godwin's battles against the Norse' The year is 1016 and England burns while the Viking armies blockade the great city of London. King Ethelred lies dying and the England he knew dies with him; the warring kingdoms of Mercia, Wessex and Northymbria tremble on the brink of great change. One man lives to bear witness to the upheaval: Godwin, barely out of boyhood and destined to become one of his country's great warriors. When Ethelred's son Edmund takes the throne, determined to succeed where his father failed, he plucks Godwin from domestic peace to be right-hand man in his loyal shield wall. Godwin must traverse the meadows, wintry forests and fogbound marshes of Saxon England, raising armies of monks, ploughmen and shepherds against the Viking invader. With epic courage and ferocity, Godwin and Edmund repel the butchering Danes in three great battles. But an old enemy, the treacherous Earl Eadric, dogs Godwin's footsteps, and as the final battle approaches, around the valiant English the trap begins to close.
Author: E. Phillips OppenheimPublish On: 2017-07-04
There has been cruelty and wickedness, treason and murder afoot, but the spirit of the dear land has never even flickered in these parts.
Author: E. Phillips Oppenheim
This carefully edited collection of E. Phillips Oppenheim has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Table of Contents: NOVELS The Great Impersonation The Double Traitor The Yellow House The Black Box The Devil's Paw A Maker Of History The New Tenant Mr. Grex Of Monte Carlo A Monk Of Cruta The Cinema Murder A Modern Prometheus Berenice The Box With Broken Seals Expiation The Ghosts Of Society The Yellow Crayon The Golden Beast The Peer And The Woman To Win The Love He Sought False Evidence Mr. Marx's Secret The Great Secret The Double Life Of Mr Alfred Burton The Amazing Judgment The Postmaster Of Market Deignton Mysterious Mr. Sabin A Millionaire Of Yesterday The World's Great Snare Enoch Strone; Or Master Of Men The Great Awakening; Or A Sleeping Memory The Survivor The Traitor A Prince Of Sinners Anna The Adventuress The Master Mummer The Betrayal The Malefactor A Lost Leader . . . SHORT STORY COLLECTIONS Peter Ruff And The Double Four Michael's Evil Deeds False Gods The Money-Spider The Girl From Manchester The Road To Liberty One Luckless Hour One Shall Be Taken A Prince Of Gamblers The Little Grey Lady The Restless Traveller The Three Thieves The Amazing Partnership As Far As They Had Got "Darton's Successor" The Outcast The Reformation of Circe Master Of Men The Two Ambassadors The Sovereign In The Gutter John Garland—The Deliverer The Subjection Of Louise... E. Phillips Oppenheim, the Prince of Storytellers (1866-1946) was an internationally renowned author of mystery and espionage thrillers. His novels and short stories have all the elements of blood-racing adventure and intrigue and are precursors of modern-day spy fictions.
“You can nap when there's murder afoot?” “I can nap when there's murder underfoot, above foot, horizontal and vertical foot. Naps are the staff of life.
Author: Mark Richard Zubro
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Since when are vacations ever relaxing? All Chicago police Detective Paul Turner is hoping for on his annual retreat from the city and his job is a little peace and quiet. This time he's headed to the Canadian Great North Woods for a couple of weeks with family and friends -- his two teenaged sons, his lover Ben, neighborhood pals, and his long-term police partner, Detective Buck Fenwick, along with his wife. But hopes of tranquility are soon crushed when Turner intervenes in a scuffle between a group of First Nations teens and a local bully and his cohorts. In the days following the incident, Turner and company find themselves the object of a series of attacks, break-ins, and sabotage of their equipment. Unable to get the attention of the local police, the events continue to escalate, culminating in the local bully's dead body being found floating in the water near the dock of their houseboat. In Mark Richard Zubro's Hook, Line, and Homicide, things are turning out to be not only one of the least relaxing vacations ever, but one of the deadliest.
And the throne of France hangs in the balance, supported only by the magic and mastery of the cardinal's heir.
Author: Jaki Demarest
Publisher: Medallion Media Group
Cardinal Richelieu is dead, a victim of poison. The throne of France, which he has long protected, is once more unstable as rival factions vie for power. But the Cardinal has appointed two heirs: one to his religious position, and one to head the elite spy ring that has maintained France's fragile political balance. Francoise Marguerite de Palis, the Cardinal's lovely but low born niece, is devastated by her uncle's murder and vows revenge, which she sets out after immediately. Though the task is daunting, she at least has some formidable tools at her command. Not only is she now the head of the Cardinal's Eyes, but is arguably the most powerful Sorciere in all France. Shapeshifting into her character Biscarrat, notorious swordsman, she sets out to find her uncle's murderer. But with an unexpected ally. Handsome and dashing Jean de Treville, head of the King's Musketeers, is saddened to learn of the Cardinal's death, though both headed groups not generally fond of one another. Sadness turns to stunned amazement, however, when he learns who has been appointed to lead the Cardinal's spy ring and who is also, in fact, the swordsman who has bested him on numerous occasions. Not to mention the beautiful, and untouchable, wife of Court favorite, Antoine de Palis. But just as there is more, much more, to the enchanting Francoise, so is there more than simple murder afoot. Side by side, Francoise and Jean descend into a maelstrom of magic as they battle another powerful Sorcier, and enter a bloody race to obtain a fabulous jewel. And the throne of France hangs in the balance, supported only by the magic and mastery of the cardinal's heir.
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.
Author: David W. Robinson
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.
... Vicki Delany Sherlock Holmes Bookshop Mysteries There's a Murder Afoot A Scandal in Scarlet The Cat of the Baskervilles Body on Baker Street Elementary, ...
Author: Eva Gates
Publisher: Crooked Lane Books
Librarian Lucy Richardson unearths a mysterious map dating back to the Civil War. But if she can't crack its code, she may end up read and buried. The Bodie Island Lighthouse Library Classic Novel Book Club is reading Journey to the Center of the Earth by Jules Verne while workers dig into the earth to repair the Lighthouse Library's foundations. The digging halts when Lucy pulls a battered tin box containing a Civil War-era diary from the pit. Tucked inside is a hand-drawn map of the Outer Banks accompanied by a page written in an indecipherable code. The library is overrun by people clamoring to see the artifact. Later that night, Lucy and Connor McNeil find the body of historical society member Jeremy Hughes inside the library. Clearly Jeremy was not the only one who broke into the library--the map and the coded page are missing. Lucy's nemesis, Louise Jane McKaughnan, confesses to entering the library after closing to sneak a peek but denies seeing Jeremy--or his killer. When Lucy discovers that fellow-librarian Charlene had a past with Jeremy, she's forced to do what she vowed not to do--get involved in the case. Meanwhile, the entire library staff and community become obsessed with trying to decode the page. But when the library has a second break in, it becomes clear that someone is determined to solve that code.
Sherlock Holmes Bookshop Mystery There's a Murder Afoot A Scandal in Scarlet The Cat of the Baskervilles Body on Baker Street Elementary, ...
Author: Vicki Delany
Publisher: Crooked Lane Books
It's up to Gemma and Jayne to root out the killer in national bestselling author Vicki Delany's sixth Sherlock Holmes Bookshop mystery when the winner of a garden tour trophy is left pushing up daisies. "I am not a Consulting Detective," Gemma Doyle reluctantly tells 10-year-old Lauren Tierney, when the little girl comes to the Sherlock Holmes Bookshop and Emporium to beg Gemma to find her missing cat, Snowball. Gemma might not be able to follow the clues to find the cat, but her dog Violet follows her nose to locate the missing kitten in a neighbor's garden shed. Gemma and Violet proudly return Snowball to her grateful owner, and Gemma basks in praise for a job well done. But a few days later Lauren is back with ten dollars in hand, wanting to once again hire a consulting detective, and this time for a far bigger job: Her mother has been accused of murdering her garden club rival. Sheila Tierney's garden, which everyone said was the one to beat for the West London Garden Club trophy, had been vandalized the night before the club's early summer tour. Sheila confronted her former friend and gardening partner Anna Wentworth in a towering rage, and the women nearly came to blows. Later that night, after having won the trophy for best garden, Anna is found murdered and Sheila Tierney is the police's prime suspect. Despite herself, and despite the disapproval of her police detective boyfriend Ryan Ashburton, the game is once again afoot, and Gemma finds herself and Jayne Wilson using their powers of deduction to ponder yet another curious incident.
... as Vicki Delany Sherlock Holmes Bookshop Mysteries There's a Murder Afoot A Scandal in Scarlet The Cat of Baskervilles Body on Baker Street Elementary, ...
Author: Eva Gates
Publisher: Crooked Lane Books
When her former director is found dead in the water, librarian Lucy Richardson will have to get to the bottom of the mystery before the killer ends her tale. It's summertime in the Outer Banks of North Carolina and Bertie James's college class is having their 40th anniversary reunion. The opening night reception is held at the Lighthouse Library and Lucy and her colleagues have assembled an exhibit of library artifacts showing how libraries have changed over the years. After the reception, some of the women take a walk down the boardwalk to the pier, using flashlights to illuminate the dark path, but what's scarier than the dark is finding the former director of the Lighthouse Library floating lifeless in the water. Helena Sanchez, the former director, wasn't much loved and spent the party being rude to almost everyone there. As a result, Lucy finds herself in deep water as she rocks the boat, questioning several suspects. But she'll have to batten down the hatches and fast before she's left high and dry...and right in the killer's crosshairs.
Don't sit there like two lovelorn squires when there's treason and murder afoot!' The two men scampered after him like rabbits ...
Author: Paul Doherty
Publisher: Hachette UK
Hugh Corbett is on the trail of a deadly killer in the fetid streets of medieval London... Paul Doherty writes an unputdownable mystery in Murder Wears a Cowl, the sixth novel to feature medieval sleuth Hugh Corbett. Perfect for fans of Susanna Gregory and Michael Jecks. In early 1302 a violent serial killer lurks in the city of London, slitting the throats of prostitutes. And when Lady Somerville, one of the Sisters of St Martha, is murdered in the same barbaric fashion, her death is closely followed by that of Father Benedict in suspicious circumstances. Edward of England turns to his trusted master clerk, Hugh Corbett, to reveal the identity of the bloodthirsty assassin. Joining Corbett on his mission are his devious manservant Ranulf and his faithful horseman Maltote. In the dark, fetid streets of the city and in the desolate abbey grounds, they encounter danger and deceit at every turn. Only Ragwort, the mad beggar, has seen the killer strike, and the one clue that Corbett has to help him is Lady Somerville's cryptic message: 'Calcullus non facit monachum ' - the cowl does not make the monk. What readers are saying about Murder Wears a Cowl: 'Doherty's books are an absolute delight. The pages just seem to race by and the sights and sounds of medieval England leap out of the pages' 'Murder Wears a Cowl makes medieval London appear vivid and alive... while meanwhile enthralling you with a gripping mystery' 'The twists and turns of the plot are well-thought out and the identity of the killer comes as a complete surprise'