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Quick and the Dead

Quick and the Dead

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Introducing outspoken female sleuth Alex Quick in the first of a brand-new mystery series When her business partner, acclaimed art historian and university professor Dr Helena Drummond, disappears, Alexandra Quick is consumed by guilt. Shortly before she vanished, Helena had complained of being menaced by a stalker, and Alex had dismissed her fears as groundless. Now Alex, a former police detective, is determined to use her finely-honed investigative skills to find out what’s happened to her friend and colleague. But the more she uncovers, the more Alex realizes how little she really knew Dr Helena Drummond. As it becomes increasingly clear that the woman she thought she knew so well has been keeping a great many secrets from her, Alex must decide: is Helena a victim … or is she a killer? More info →
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Dancing In The Dark

Dancing In The Dark

£19.99 Hardback £12.99 Paperback £6.02 Kindle
Abandoned at the age of eleven by her beautiful, capricious mother, Theodora Cairns, twenty years on and with a painful divorce behind her, is still struggling to get over her childhood abandonment. With the urging of her new love interest, Fergus Costello, and a chance discovery, Theo becomes determined to find her mother and demand answers to the questions she should have asked years ago. Her search for answers leads her to Vermont, USA - but will she be able to handle the disturbing truth? More info →
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Losing Nicola

Losing Nicola

£19.99 Hardback £11.99 Paperback £8.99 Kindle
A compelling tale of childhood trauma and sinister discoveries - Alice and her brother Orlando lived a quiet life growing up in post WWII Britain; that is until the arrival of the precocious, manipulative and sexually aware Nicola. But on Alice s 12th birthday, Nicola disappears, only to be found days later, battered, bruised and dead. Twenty years go by until Alice becomes determined to dig up the past and solve the mystery of Nicola s death. But will the truth be too much to handle when she starts to suspect her own quiet and bookish brother Orlando? More info →
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Penny Saving

Penny Saving

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Penny Wanawake, daughter of an African diplomat father and English aristocratic mother, is swept up in the tides of adventure when she agrees to look after the RH Domestic Agency for her neighbour. A nanny for the agency disappears and Penny finds herself sorting out a dangerous puzzle More info →
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Penny Pinching

Penny Pinching

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She was tall. She was black. She was beautiful.' Penny and the stranger on her terrace are as alike as two peas in a pod. Except that the stranger is dead. To Penny this seems too much of a coincidence for comfort. The disappearance of her father, a Senangan diplomat, and his friend Pilot Whitman suggests a political motive - but what? And why should she, who is politically naive enough to think that Black Consciousness is a racehorse, be next in line? More info →
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Penny Wise

Penny Wise

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When aristocrat Amazon Penny Wanawake deputizes for her mother at a super de luxe hotel planning conference on Costas Kyriakou's private Aegean island, she expects boredom and backbiting. And perhaps a brief flirtation with her old friend Theo. But not a body ... More info →
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Penny Royal

Penny Royal

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The news hit the papers ... Dr Bruno Fenlinghetti, esteemed Italian archaeologist and director of Rome's Instituto Ferlinghetti, had disappeared from his home near Naples. A pair of priceless statuettes had also vanished. You didn't have to be Perry Mason to realise that the doctor and the statuettes were thought to be travelling together. Dear forgetful Bruno - disorganised, thoughtless, but never, Penny knew, never dishonest. Bruno, was incorruptible; he didn't mess with drink or drugs or boys, and if he developed a vice he had the Ferlinghetti fortune to indulge it. The exquisitely tuned reasoning of Penny Wanawake sensed it had to be kidnapping or worse. Six feet of slender, sophisticated, immoral, uninhibited sleuth took the first flight to Rome... More info →
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Penny Post

Penny Post

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Lower lngleford seems a typical rural hamlet in the sunlit uplands of northern England, complete with Village Institute, village green, and lord of the manor. But something is seriously amiss: milking equipment explodes; brakes are tampered with; bullets fly - someone is trying to kill the squire. Or so it seems. And the motives are tangled in a morass of shady property deals, art forgeries, and various dubious business practices. When Kendal Sartain, local landowner and apparent target, calls on Penny Wanawake for help, he gets it. And rather more than he'd bargained for. Six feet, 1261bs, Bovril-black, rich, beautiful and totally uninhibited - when Penny seeks a solution, there is nowhere for a solution, however timid and retiring, to hide. More info →
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Penny Dreadful

Penny Dreadful

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Spotlights focused on the Abbey buildings. The air held a piece of silver moon. An oboe blew a soft pure note. Clear young voices broke into a madrigal... ...listening, in mellow mood, Max Maunciple drank just one gin too many. And died. An egotist, a blackmailer, no-one mourned for Maunciple. But one person did not believe that alcohol was the only poison that poisonous man had imbibed. And when Penny Wanawake seeks the Truth, the Truth, however elusive, gets dragged kick- ing and screaming into the open. Penny Dreadful is the second in the series of Penny Wanawake Mysteries More info →
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Penny Black

Penny Black

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Meet PENNY WANAWAKE, philanthropist, free-thinker, part-time sleuth. Very tall, very classy, very black, a beautiful tigress in tigress's clothing. And her lover and friend, BARNABY, cool, witty, high-class thief, dedicated low-life. Stand by as Penny meets KIMBELL, black American detective, and blows his mind. Thrill as between them they track down the brutal killer of Penny's wacky friend MARFA, and exact poetic justice among banks of orchids ... More info →
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A Final Reckoning

A Final Reckoning

£20.99 Hardback £6.02 Kindle
A young woman's search for the truth about her sister's murder and terrifying consequences. 13-year-old Chantal Frazer's carefree childhood came to an end the day her sister Sabine was murdered in shocking and tragic circumstances while working as an au pair for a wealthy family in their beautiful Cotswolds home. 23 years later, Chantal visits Westerby Lodge, now converted into a luxury hotel, to attempt to find some answers. What really happened that terrible night? What is the truth about the troubled family history? As Chantal questions those who were there at the time, she discovers matters weren't quite as straightforward as she'd been led to believe - and that someone is prepared to go to desperate lengths to ensure the truth remains hidden. More info →
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Loose Ends

Loose Ends

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When she was nineteen, Kate's father, stepmother and eight-year-old sister were killed in a mysterious car accident in South America. The only survivor, Kate has no recollection of what happened that terrible day. But a proposition from a stranger becomes the catalyst for a series of events that will change Kate's life irrevocably. Somehow everything leads back to that one dreadful day in Ecuador, and loose ends that need to be resolved. More info →
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