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  • - Mysteries for Bibliophiles
    by MARTIN ED EDWARDS
    £7.49

    With Martin Edwards as librarian and guide, delve into an irresistible stack of tales perfect for every book-lover and armchair sleuth, featuring much-loved Golden Age detectives such as Nigel Strangeways, Philip Trent and Detective Chief Inspector Roderick Alleyn.

  • by Bernard J Farmer
    £7.99

    This adventurous mystery, which combines exuberant characters with a wonderfully realised depiction of the second-hand book market, is sure to delight bibliophiles and classic crime enthusiasts alike.

  • - A Yorkshire Mystery
    by George Bellairs
    £8.99

    Jim Teasdale has been drowned in the Dumb River, near Ely, miles from his Yorkshire home. His body has been discovered before the killer intended and it's up to Superintendent Littlejohn to trace the mystery of the unassuming victim's murder to its source, leaving scandal in his wake as the hidden dealings of Jim Teasdale begin to surface.

  • by Richard Hull
    £8.99

    Excellent Intentions is a classic crime novel laced with irreverent wit, first published in 1939.

  • by George Bellairs
    £8.99

    The eponymous nosy parker Miss Ethel Tither, who has made herself deeply unpopular by going out of her way to snoop on people, is found floating in a cesspool, having been bludgeoned prior to drowning in the drainage water. A case of murder and intrigue.

  • by Anthony Berkeley
    £6.99

    Graham and Joan Bendix have apparently succeeded in making that eighth wonder of the modern world, a happy marriage. And into the middle of it there drops, like a clap of thunder, a box of chocolates.

  • by Freeman Wills Croft
    £6.99

    Two wealthy business men are found shot dead on a Yacht with no murder weapon in sight. Inspector Joseph French is called onto the scene uncovering a business on the brink of collapse, millions missing and the toughest challenges of his career.

  • by Christianna Brand
    £9.49

    As the prospect of driving back across Kent amid falling bombs detains the inspector for the night, a tense and claustrophobic investigation begins to determine who committed the foul deeds, and how it was possible to kill with no evidence left behind.

  • - And Other Tales of Scottish Crime
    by MARTIN ED EDWARDS
    £10.49

    Beginning with the adventures of Sherlock Holmes from Edinburgh-born Arthur Conan Doyle, this new collection includes the ingenious scientific mysteries of Anthony Wynne, the dark and sardonic work of Margot Bennett and contributions from neglected yet brilliant authors such as Scobie Mackenzie and R. T. Campbell.

  • by E.C.R Lorac
    £6.99

    Despite some suspicions from the family, the verdict at the inquest is suicide - but when Ruth's brother Richard receives a letter from the deceased which was delayed in the post, he enlists the help of CID Robert Macdonald to investigate what could only be an ingeniously planned murder.

  • by Anthony Berkeley
    £6.99

    Tightly paced and cleverly defying the conventions of the classic detective story, this 1933 novel remains a milestone of the inverted mystery subgenre.

  • by E.C.R Lorac
    £6.99

    Amidst the confusion of too many fake names, clues, ciphers and convoluted alibis, Macdonald and his allies in the CID must unravel a truly tangled case in this metafictional masterpiece, which returns to print for the first time since its publication in 1937.

  • by Anthony Berkeley
    £6.99

    A novel pairing dark humour and intelligent detection work, this 1932 'whowasdunin?' mystery is an example of a celebrated Golden Age author's most inventive work.

  • by John Dickson Carr
    £6.99

    First published in 1944, Till Death Do Us Part remains a pacey and deeply satisfying impossible crime story, championed by Carr connoisseurs as one of the very best examples of his mystery writing talents.

  • by Rupert Latimer
    £6.99

    First published in 1944, Murder After Christmas is a lively riot of murder, mince pies and misdirection, cleverly twisting the tropes of Golden Age detective fiction to create a pacey, light-hearted package admirably suited for the holiday season.

  • by Mary Kelly
    £6.94

    A masterpiece of suspense, Mary Kelly's 1962 novel follows Agnes as she casts her mind back through the past few days to find the links between her husband, his friends, a mysterious stranger new to the village and a case of unexplained death.

  • by Margot Bennett
    £6.99

    First published in 1952, The Widow of Bath offers intricate puzzles, international intrigue and a richly evoked portrait of post-war Britain, all delivered with Bennett's signature brand of witty and elegant prose.

  • - A Menagerie of Mysteries
     
    £7.49

    This collection of fourteen stories corrals plots centred around cats, dogs and insects alongside more exotic incidents involving gorillas, parakeets and serpents - complete with a customary shoal of red herrings.

  • by Marie Belloc Lowndes
    £6.99

    First published in 1934, this exquisitely crafted novel blends the tenets of a traditional mystery with an exploration of the psychological impact of death, accusation, guilt and justice in the aftermath of murder.

  • by E.C.R. Lorac
    £6.99

    Written in the last years of the author's life, this previously unpublished novel is a tribute to Lorac's enduring skill for constructing an ingenious puzzle, replete with memorable characters and gripping detective work. This edition also includes an introduction by the CWA Diamond Dagger Award-winning author Martin Edwards.

  • - A Second World War Mystery
    by Nap Lombard
    £6.99

    A witty and lighthearted mystery full of intriguing period detail, this rare gem of Golden Age crime returns to print for the first time since its publication in 1943.

  • - A Paris Mystery
    by John Dickson Carr
    £6.99

    First published in 1932 at the height of crime fiction's Golden Age, this macabre and atmospheric dives into the murky underground of Parisian society presents an intelligent puzzle delivered at a stunning pace. This new edition also includes 'The Murder in Number Four', a rare Inspector Bencolin short story.

  • by Josephine Bell
    £8.99

    A moody classic set around London's historic docks published in 1938, Josephine Bell's unique and atmospheric writing shines in a mystery weaving together blackmail, bootleg lingerie and, of course, murder.

  • - A London Mystery
    by John Dickson Carr
    £6.99

    An early gem from one of the great writers of the classic crime genre, in which Inspector Bencolin must tread the streets of a foggy London in search of a fictional bogeyman, Jack Ketch, who appears to be on a murder spree.

  • - A Second World War Mystery
    by E.C.R. Lorac
    £6.94

    On a foggy night in London, a party has gathered in an artist's studio during the wartime blackout. When the brutal murder of the miser next door is discovered by his infantryman nephew, it's not long before Inspector Macdonald of Scotland Yard is at the scene, untangling alibis from the studio party and with the fate of the soldier in his hands.

  • - And Other Seasonal Mysteries
     
    £7.49

    Two dead bodies and a Christmas stocking weaponised. A Postman murdered delivering cards on Christmas morning. A Christmas tree growing over a forgotten homicide. Martin Edwards compiles an anthology filled with tales of seasonal suspense where the snow runs red, perfect to be shared between super-sleuths by the fire on a cold winter's night.

  • - A Fireworks Night Mystery
    by Julian Symons
    £6.99

    The murder, a brutal stabbing, definitely took place on Guy Fawkes' night. It was definitely by the bonfire on the village green. There were definitely a number of witnesses. And yet, was it definitely clear to anybody exactly what they had seen? In the writhing, violent shadows, it seems as if the truth may have gone up in smoke.

  • by Margot Bennett
    £6.99

    Four men were due to fly to Dublin. When disaster struck and the plane went down over the Irish sea, only three of them were on board. With the identities of the flyers scattered to the winds, the police turn to the patchy account of the Wade family, whose memory of their past few days must hold the key to this elusive and tense mystery.

  • - A Christmas Crime Story
    by Anne Meredith
    £6.99 - 10.99

    Hardback edition with an additional essay by President of the Detection Club, Martin Edwards. Adrian Gray was born in May 1862 and met his death through violence, at the hands of one of his own children, at Christmas, 1931. This fascinating and unusual novel tells the story of what happened that dark Christmas night; and what the murderer did next.

  • - A Staffordshire Mystery
    by Mary Kelly
    £8.99

    Staffordshire in the 1950s. Within the clay tanks at the pottery company Shentall's, a body has been found. Amid cries of industrial espionage and sabotage of this leader of the pottery industry, there is a case of bitter murder to solve for Inspector Hedley Nicholson.

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