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Not My Blood
Not My Blood
Written by Barbara Cleverly
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781616952938
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Not My Blood

Written by Barbara Cleverly


Format: Trade Paperback
On Sale: May 7, 2013
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Scotland Yard Detective Joe Sandilands is caught off guard one night in 1933 by a phone call from a distressed boy named Jackie Drummond, who just might be the illegitimate son Joe never knew he had. Jackie is in trouble at his Sussex boarding school, where a teacher has been murdered... Read more >
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Midnight at Marble Arch
Midnight at Marble Arch
Written by Anne Perry
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ISBN: 9780345536679
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Midnight at Marble Arch
A Charlotte and Thomas Pitt Novel
Written by Anne Perry


Format: eBook, 352 pages
On Sale: April 9, 2013
Price: $11.99

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY RT BOOK REVIEWS

In this superbly accomplished new Charlotte and Thomas Pitt adventure, Anne Perry takes us beneath the glittering surface of wealthy Victorian society into a nightmare world of fear and intimidation, where women are too... Read more >
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The Ionia Sanction
The Ionia Sanction
Written by Gary Corby
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ISBN: 9781616952525
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The Ionia Sanction

Written by Gary Corby


Format: Trade Paperback
On Sale: March 19, 2013
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And to solve the crime, Nico must uncover a secret that could not only destroy Athens, but will force him to choose between love, ambition, and his own life.

The case takes Nico, in the company of a beautiful slave girl, to the land of Ionia within the Persian Empire. The Persians... Read more >
Dorchester Terrace
Dorchester Terrace
Written by Anne Perry
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ISBN: 9780345510631
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Dorchester Terrace
A Charlotte and Thomas Pitt Novel
Written by Anne Perry


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
On Sale: March 12, 2013
Price: $16.00

“[A] magic kingdom of Victorian murder and intrigue.”—The New York Times Book Review
 
Thomas Pitt is now the powerful head of Britain’s Special Branch, and some people fear that he may have been promoted beyond his abilities. His own self-doubt is fueled by rumors of a plot to blow up... Read more >
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The Woman Who Wouldn't Die

Written by Colin Cotterill


Format: eBook, 336 pages
On Sale: February 19, 2013
Price: $15.95

The long-awaited follow-up to 2011's Slash & Burn.
 
In a small Lao village, a very strange thing has happened. A woman was shot and killed in her bed during a burglary; she was given a funeral and everyone in the village saw her body burned. Then, three days later, she was back in... Read more >
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The Woman Who Wouldn't Die
The Woman Who Wouldn't Die
Written by Colin Cotterill
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ISBN: 9781616952068
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The Woman Who Wouldn't Die

Written by Colin Cotterill


Format: Hardcover
On Sale: February 19, 2013
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The long-awaited follow-up to 2011's Slash & Burn and the ninth installment in Colin Cotterill's bestselling mystery series starring the inimitable Lao national coroner, Dr. Siri

In a small Lao village, a very strange thing has happened. A woman was shot and killed in her bed during a burglary; she was... Read more >
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Sacrilege
Sacrilege
Written by S.J. Parris
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ISBN: 9780307947468
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Sacrilege

Written by S.J. Parris


Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages
On Sale: February 12, 2013
Price: $15.95

London, summer of 1584: Radical philosopher, ex-monk, and spy Giordano Bruno suspects he is being followed by an old enemy. Instead, he is shocked to discover that his pursuer is in fact Sophia Underhill, a young woman with whom he was once in love. When Bruno learns that Sophia has been...

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The Bedlam Detective
The Bedlam Detective
Written by Stephen Gallagher
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ISBN: 9780307406651
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The Bedlam Detective
A Novel
Written by Stephen Gallagher


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
On Sale: February 5, 2013
Price: $15.99

From a basement office in London’s notorious Bethlehem Hospital, former policeman and Pinkerton agent Sebastian Becker is sent to interview Sir Owain Lancaster at his country estate. They wealthy industrialist returned alone from a disastrous scientific adventure in the Amazon, claiming that wild beasts killed his family and colleagues. He tells Becker... Read more >
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The Truth of All Things
The Truth of All Things
Written by Kieran Shields
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ISBN: 9780307720290
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The Truth of All Things
A Novel
Written by Kieran Shields


Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
On Sale: February 5, 2013
Price: $15.00

When Deputy Marshal Archie Lean is called in to investigate a prostitute's murder in Portland, Maine, he's surprised to find the body laid out like a pentagram and pinned to the earth with a pitchfork.  He's even more surprised to learn that this death by "sticking" is a traditional method of... Read more >
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The Pericles Commission
The Pericles Commission
Written by Gary Corby
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ISBN: 9781616952518
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The Pericles Commission

Written by Gary Corby


Format: Trade Paperback
On Sale: January 15, 2013
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Nicolaos walks the mean streets of Classical Athens as an agent for the promising young politician Pericles. His mission is to find the assassin of the statesman Ephialtes, the man who brought democracy to Athens and whose murder has thrown the city into uproar. It's a job not made any easier...

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Ratlines
Ratlines
Written by Stuart Neville
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781616952044
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Ratlines

Written by Stuart Neville


Format: Hardcover
On Sale: January 1, 2013
Price: $26.95

Ireland 1963. As the Irish people prepare to welcome President John F. Kennedy to the land of his ancestors, a German national is murdered in a seaside guesthouse. Lieutenant Albert Ryan, Directorate of Intelligence, is ordered to investigate. The German is the third foreigner to die within a few days, and... Read more >
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Ratlines

Written by Stuart Neville


Format: eBook, 368 pages
On Sale: January 1, 2013
Price: $15.95

Ireland 1963. As the Irish people prepare to welcome President John F. Kennedy to the land of his ancestors, a German national is murdered in a seaside guesthouse. Lieutenant Albert Ryan, Directorate of Intelligence, is ordered to investigate. The German is the third foreigner to die within a few days, and... Read more >
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A Christmas Garland
A Christmas Garland
Written by Anne Perry
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780345530745
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A Christmas Garland
A Novel
Written by Anne Perry


Format: Hardcover, 208 pages
On Sale: October 30, 2012
Price: $18.00

“An annual treat,” declared The Wall Street Journal of Anne Perry’s Victorian-era holiday mysteries. Now she continues this magnificent tradition with A Christmas Garland, a yuletide tale set in exotic India. This time the mistress of mystery tells the story of a terrible crime that sets the stage for another: accusing... Read more >
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A Christmas Garland
A Christmas Garland
Written by Anne Perry
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780345535979
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A Christmas Garland
A Novel
Written by Anne Perry


Format: eBook, 208 pages
On Sale: October 30, 2012
Price: $9.99

“An annual treat,” declared The Wall Street Journal of Anne Perry’s Victorian-era holiday mysteries. Now she continues this magnificent tradition with A Christmas Garland, a yuletide tale set in exotic India. This time the mistress of mystery tells the story of a terrible crime that sets the stage for another: accusing... Read more >
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Princess Elizabeth's Spy
Princess Elizabeth's Spy
Written by Susan Elia MacNeal, Read by Susan Duerden
Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
ISBN: 9780449808504
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Princess Elizabeth's Spy
A Maggie Hope Mystery
Written by Susan Elia MacNeal
Read by Susan Duerden


Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
On Sale: October 16, 2012
Price: $20.00

Susan Elia MacNeal introduced the remarkable Maggie Hope in her acclaimed debut, Mr. Churchill’s Secretary. Now Maggie returns to protect Britain’s beloved royals against an international plot—one that could change the course of history.
 
As World War II sweeps the continent and England steels itself against German attack, Maggie... Read more >
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Princess Elizabeth's Spy
Princess Elizabeth's Spy
Written by Susan Elia MacNeal
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ISBN: 9780553593624
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Princess Elizabeth's Spy
A Maggie Hope Mystery
Written by Susan Elia MacNeal


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
On Sale: October 16, 2012
Price: $15.00

Susan Elia MacNeal introduced the remarkable Maggie Hope in her acclaimed debut, Mr. Churchill’s Secretary. Now Maggie returns to protect Britain’s beloved royals against an international plot—one that could change the course of history.
 
As World War II sweeps the continent and England steels itself against German attack, Maggie... Read more >
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Princess Elizabeth's Spy
Princess Elizabeth's Spy
Written by Susan Elia MacNeal
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ISBN: 9780553907575
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Princess Elizabeth's Spy
A Maggie Hope Mystery
Written by Susan Elia MacNeal


Format: eBook, 384 pages
On Sale: October 16, 2012
Price: $11.99

Susan Elia MacNeal introduced the remarkable Maggie Hope in her acclaimed debut, Mr. Churchill’s Secretary. Now Maggie returns to protect Britain’s beloved royals against an international plot—one that could change the course of history.
 
As World War II sweeps the continent and England steels itself against German attack, Maggie... Read more >
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Death and the Maiden
Death and the Maiden
Written by Frank Tallis
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780679644866
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Death and the Maiden
A Max Liebermann Mystery
Written by Frank Tallis


Format: eBook, 384 pages
On Sale: October 9, 2012
Price: $11.99

Frank Tallis, acclaimed author of the Edgar Award–nominated Vienna Secrets, returns with a new and masterfully woven tale full of deceit, love, and rich mystery. Set in fin de siècle Vienna, it’s perfect for fans of Boris Akunin, Alan Furst, and David Liss.
 
Ida Rosenkranz is top diva at the... Read more >
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Death and the Maiden
Death and the Maiden
Written by Frank Tallis
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ISBN: 9780812983340
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Death and the Maiden
A Max Liebermann Mystery
Written by Frank Tallis


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
On Sale: October 2, 2012
Price: $15.00

Frank Tallis, acclaimed author of the Edgar Award–nominated Vienna Secrets, returns with a new and masterfully woven tale full of deceit, love, and rich mystery. Set in fin de siècle Vienna, it’s perfect for fans of Boris Akunin, Alan Furst, and David Liss.
 
Ida Rosenkranz is top diva at the... Read more >
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Death's Door
Death's Door
Written by James R. Benn
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781616951856
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Death's Door

Written by James R. Benn


Format: Hardcover, 358 pages
On Sale: September 4, 2012
Price: $25.00

In this seventh installment of James R. Benn’s hit WWII-era mystery series, Lieutenant Billy Boyle goes undercover in the Vatican.
 
Lieutenant Billy Boyle could have used a rest after his last case, but when his girlfriend, Diana Seaton, a British spy, goes missing in the Vatican, where she was working... Read more >
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Death's Door

Written by James R. Benn


Format: eBook
On Sale: September 4, 2012
Price: $14.95

In this seventh installment of James R. Benn’s hit WWII-era mystery series, Lieutenant Billy Boyle goes undercover in the Vatican.
 
Lieutenant Billy Boyle could have used a rest after his last case, but when his girlfriend, Diana Seaton, a British spy, goes missing in the Vatican, where she was working... Read more >
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Garment of Shadows
Garment of Shadows
Written by Laurie R. King
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ISBN: 9780553907551
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Garment of Shadows
A novel of suspense featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes
Written by Laurie R. King


Format: eBook, 304 pages
On Sale: September 4, 2012
Price: $11.99

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

Laurie R. King’s New York Times bestselling novels of suspense featuring Mary Russell and her husband, Sherlock Holmes, comprise one of today’s most acclaimed mystery series. Now, in their newest and most thrilling adventure, the couple is separated by a shocking circumstance in a perilous part of the... Read more >
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A Sunless Sea
A Sunless Sea
Written by Anne Perry
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ISBN: 9780345535931
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A Sunless Sea
A William Monk Novel
Written by Anne Perry


Format: eBook, 384 pages
On Sale: August 28, 2012
Price: $11.99

Anne Perry’s spellbinding Victorian mysteries, especially those featuring William Monk, have enthralled readers for a generation. The Plain Dealer calls Monk “a marvelously dark, brooding creation”—and, true to form, this new Perry masterpiece is as deceptively deep and twisty as the Thames.
 
As commander of the River Police, Monk is... Read more >
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The Melancholy Countess (Short Story)
The Melancholy Countess (Short Story)
Written by Frank Tallis
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ISBN: 9780679644873
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The Melancholy Countess (Short Story)

Written by Frank Tallis


Format: eBook, 40 pages
On Sale: August 27, 2012
Price: $0.99

A master of mystery and suspense, Frank Tallis brings back Detective Inspector Oskar Rheinhardt and Dr. Max Liebermann in an eBook short story exclusive—a new, riveting turn-of-the-century tale in the “captivating historical series” (The New York Times Book Review) that is beloved around the world.
 
Haunted by the sudden death... Read more >
Acceptable Loss
Acceptable Loss
Written by Anne Perry
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ISBN: 9780345510617
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Acceptable Loss
A William Monk Novel
Written by Anne Perry


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
On Sale: August 21, 2012
Price: $16.00

Anne Perry’s seventeenth William Monk novel, now in paperback, is a mesmerizing masterpiece of innocence and evil on London’s docks, a welcome addition to this successful and beloved series.
 
NATIONAL BESTSELLER
 
On a London riverbank, when the body of small-time crook Mickey Parfitt washes up with the tide, no...

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