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No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency Series (18 Book Series)
From Book 1: THE NO. 1 LADIES’ DETECTIVE AGENCY - Book 1

Fans around the world adore the best-selling No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series and its proprietor, Precious Ramotswe, Botswana’s premier lady detective. In this charming series, Mma  Ramotswe—with help from her loyal associate, Grace Makutsi—navigates her cases and her personal life with wisdom, good humor, and the occasional cup of tea.

This first novel in Alexander McCall Smith’s widely acclaimed The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency series tells the story of the delightfully cunning and enormously engaging Precious Ramotswe, who is drawn to her profession to “help people with problems in their lives.” Immediately upon setting up shop in a small storefront in Gaborone, she is hired to track down a missing husband, uncover a con man, and follow a wayward daughter. But the case that tugs at her heart, and lands her in danger, is a missing eleven-year-old boy, who may have been snatched by witchdoctors.

The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency received two Booker Judges’ Special Recommendations and was voted one of the International Books of the Year and the Millennium by the Times Literary Supplement.


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The Reckless Rockwoods (4 Book Series)
From Book 1: Being sold to the Earl of Melton, a member of the Clan Stewart, cannot match the horror Helen Rivenall endured residing in her uncle's house. As Sebastian Rockwood's property, all he asks is her participation in a harmless charade. But as their web of lies grows, so does temptation and the knowledge that sensual pleasures and sin are often one in the same.

Haunted by a dark past and a secret he cannot reveal, Sebastian values control above all else--refusing to relinquish his heart to anyone. However, Helen might just possess the power to usurp his control as he succumbs to an obsession more powerful--love.

But when Helen is taken by a madman, it's up to Sebastian to find her. Set against the backdrop of Jack the Ripper's horrific murders, this sultry historical romance is the tale of two damaged souls, struggling to find each other despite the pain of their pasts.


WARNING: Contains a sexy, uptight earl with a secret that haunts him, and a heroine determined to have her independence while overcoming the dark pain of her past. Two people trying find their way to each other in Jack the Ripper's London,where deeply buried passions explode in a world gone mad with terror.

This book is the first in the Reckless Rockwoods series of Victorian historical sexy romance books that are filled with suspense, the paranormal, villains, and alpha males who hold sway over the women they love. The Reckless Rockwoods series is a family saga about men and women whose motto is to never refuse a challenge no matter what the reason. Whether it's scandalous seductions, wild, wanton pleasures, suspenseful intrigue with ghosts or psychics, or tragedy of one sort of the other, each book focuses on a relationship with that love everlasting HEA.
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A Westcott Novel (3 Book Series)
From Book 1: The New York Times bestselling author of Only a Kiss launches a new series with the death of an earl and the revelation of a scandalous secret...
 
Humphrey Westcott, Earl of Riverdale, has died, leaving behind a fortune that will forever alter the lives of everyone in his family—including the daughter no one knew he had...
 
Anna Snow grew up in an orphanage in Bath knowing nothing of the family she came from. Now she discovers that the late Earl of Riverdale was her father and that she has inherited his fortune. She is also overjoyed to learn she has siblings. However, they want nothing to do with her or her attempts to share her new wealth. But the new earl’s guardian is interested in Anna…
 
Avery Archer, Duke of Netherby, keeps others at a distance. Yet something prompts him to aid Anna in her transition from orphan to lady. As London society and her newfound relatives threaten to overwhelm Anna, Avery steps in to rescue her and finds himself vulnerable to feelings and desires he has hidden so well and for so long.


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John Pearce Series (14 Book Series)
From Book 1: London 1793: Young firebrand John Pearce is illegally press-ganged from the refuge of the Pelican tavern to a brutal life aboard HMSBrilliant, a frigate on its way to war. In his first few days Pearce discovers the Navy is a world in which he can prosper. But he is not alone; he is drawn to a group of men - fly Charlie Taverner; quiet Ben Walker; tired old Abel Scrivens; the bairn of the group, Rufus Dommet; the droll, tough Irish labourer, Michael O’Hagan; and the bumptious Gherson - pressed men like him, who eventually form an exclusive gun crew, the Pelicans, with Pearce their elected leader. During an action-packed two weeks, as HMSBrilliantchases a French privateer across the English channel, this disparate group of men form friendships that will last a lifetime.
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The Hipposync Archives (5 Book Series)
From Book 1: FICTION / THRILLERS / SUPERNATURAL
FICTION / VISIONARY & METAPHYSICAL
When the Minister for Internal Affairs goes missing from a house under armed guard, the police are lost for an explanation. But the right honourable MP Sebastian O’Hoy is nowhere to be found. Worse, someone has daubed arcane symbols on his bedroom wall…in dripping blood. With no way in or out, no CCTV evidence of a break in and no body, alive nor dead, the police fear supernatural involvement. It’s time to call in specialist help. For Captain Kylah Porter of the DOF this is a chance to earn her spurs. But she knows she's up against systemic bigotry and cynicism in the shape of her Met counterpart, Sewell.
Occult abduction? Or just another murky urban crime? MI5 want answers and soon.
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Rachel Markham Mystery Series (7 Book Series)
From Book 1: Set in 1946 England, Murder at Rutherford Hall is a gripping tale that will have you turning pages till the end to figure out 'whodunit'! The charming characters simply pull you in to a setting of elaborate richness woven with humour and portraits of a bygone era where homes were large and beautiful, people dressed for dinners and life moved with a certain grace for the privileged. Against this enchanting backdrop, love and betrayal, life and death, laughter and grief, wealth and poverty come together to provide an immensely entertaining read.

A NOTE TO ALL READERS

Book Seven in the Rachel Markham Series - 'The Oracle of Death', is now also available to readers exclusively on Amazon.


The first 7 books in the series are now available to readers exclusively on Amazon.

Book 1: Murder at Rutherford Hall, (Published on 10th Jan 2013)
Book 2: Murder at Ravenrock, (Published on 10th July 2013)
Book 3: The Riverton Case (Published on 24th October 2013)

Book 4: The Santinelli Case (Published on 10th June 2014)
Book 5: The Marbury Murders (Published on 14th April 2015)
Book 6: Death at Fernside (Published on 23rd March 2016)
Book 7: The Oracle of Death (Published on 3rd April 2017)

Star Reviews for 'Murder at Rutherford Hall' on Amazon.

5.0 out of 5 stars A Cozy And Fun Read, February 19, 2013 By L.I. LINDA (LI NY)

This book reads like a P.B.S. television mystery series. I am an Anglophile and enjoyed every page. I highly recommend it to lovers of all things British.

A great surprise, March 14, 2013 By Bookworm -this book was a wonderful surprise. Lots of charming characters that you will fall in love with--whether they are good guys or bad. The setting is fabulous--you feel right at home in the beautiful homes and their gorgeous surroundings in England. This is a terrific page-turner that you won't be able to put down.

A cozy read, February 18, 2013 - By Tricia (Los Gatos, CA) - I can't resist a baffling murder on a foggy night on an English estate in the 1940's. Add a little romance, a handsome ex-inspector with a curious past, a spunky young lady looking for clues and a mansion full of suspects. It was an enjoyable read and I hope Jeremy and Rachel will have more mysteries to solve in the future.

Fantastic and well written, 19 Jan 2013 -By Forensic 321 (Amazon UK)- This is one of the better murder mysteries I have read in a while. I thoroughly enjoyed the picturesque narration.

Great English manor house mystery!!, February 16, 2013 By David Malmberg - Really enjoyed it! Reminded me of Agatha Christie at her best.

Enjoyable Christie like caper. 18 Jan 2013 By G Moore "Neferankh" (Edinburgh, Scotland) (Amazon UK) - Highly enjoyable country house murder. Believable characters and plenty of plot twists and turns.

Murder in the English countryside, February 12, 2013 By Mo - This was just pure fun. The mysterious murder was eventually solved, with many twists and turns. I enjoyed reading this one. The author took you through the villages and small towns, and through the murder, too. I was sad it was over, and that is how I like to feel about a book.

A Great First Novel, January 27, 2013 By Anita Nelam - If you enjoy the more modern "British Cozy" I encourage you to select this book.
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The Thistle & Hive Series (7 Book Series)
From Book 1:

A Bridge Through Time

Book 1 of The Thistle & Hive Series

Ashley Moore's life in San Francisco has hit a few snags, not the least of which involves sightings of a mystery man around every corner. Is she losing her mind or does he really exist? Her search for this grey-eyed stranger leads her to Scotland. There she meets a witch with a secret, a vindictive English knight who is bent on revenge, and she crosses a fog shrouded bridge into the arms of a 16th century Highlander.

Cailin MacBayne is no stranger to beautiful women, but has always managed to stay one step ahead of commitment. That all comes to an end when he meets Ashley. He doesn't care where this beautiful, yet unusual lass came from, he's just happy to have found her. Ashley cannot resist the handsome Scot and finds herself falling hopelessly in love. In the process, a secret is revealed, a battle is waged and Ashley must ultimately decide whether to return to her own time or give up her 21st century life to stay with the love she has found in the past.

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The Reivers (2 Book Series)
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Mary Queen of Scots is on the throne, and the frontier between England and Scotland is a powder-keg

More interested in raiding into Scotland with the rest of her clan than womanly pursuits like embroidery or finding a husband, Alexandra Graham is a feisty English heiress who rides and fights as well as any man. But when a daring rescue goes wrong, she ends up in the dungeons of Scotland's most forbidding castle, prisoner of the notorious Earl of Bothwell and at the mercy of the queen's justice.

As deputy warden responsible for keeping the law on the queen's borderland, Michael Cranstoun is a Scottish laird with a reputation for fair-mindedness and the looks of a viking warrior. But when he meets the beguiling Alexandra, both his life and his honour are at risk - not to mention his affections.

With more than just the border separating them, Alex and Michael are on opposite sides of an ancient divide, and destined for different paths. But a shared love for horses draws them together and kindles a passion that respects no boundaries, endangering more than just their hearts...

Please note:
  • This novel was written by a Scottish author, and therefore uses British English spelling and grammar :)
  • This is a complete story with a HEA - no cliffhangers!
  • However, if you enjoy the story, read more of Mary Queen of Scots and the intrigues of her court in A Love Beyond, amzn.com/B06XXCX5MQ

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Drawing close to the banks of the Liddel Water where he was to meet Alexandra, Michael halted his horse in the cover of some trees, entranced once again by the sight of the girl on her black stallion.

She has come! He breathed a sigh of relief. After all his doubts and worries, here she was once more, still wearing her boyish cap and rough clothes, the stallion displaying his quality and presence, even at a distance.

Today, however, the pair looked less like dancers and more like warriors about to charge into battle, with a pent-up energy that pervaded every move. It was a spellbinding sight, more so now that he knew that those long legs which wrapped so lithely around the horse's sides belonged to a rather lovely lass, rather than a scruffy youth.

And she's alone. He didn't know whether to feel pleased or offended by that. For the lack of an escort implied that she didn't see him as a manly threat to her propriety. But it also meant that it would be easier for them to talk without hindrance.

With a smile playing on his lips, he pushed his horse forward - just as Alexandra turned her mount up the valley and raced off at a flat-out gallop.

For a heartbeat, Michael hesitated - and then he too was flying up the river meadow, chasing after this elusive woman who sat a horse better than any man he'd ever known.

Her horse is fast, too.

Mist, Michael's poor beast, had already travelled sixteen miles that morning since leaving the lodging at Gretna, and was carrying a heavier load. It was an unequal race. I may have to content myself with catching her up once she stops. For the black stallion ran as if the very hounds of hell were chasing him, his tail streaming behind him like a lure and the rider on his back crouched low over his neck as if to protect herself from the wind.
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