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Mrs. Hudson of Baker Street series (5 Book Series)
From Book 1: It is 1890. One woman rules the British Empire; virtually all other women rule domains no larger than their own kitchens. The widow of Constable Tobias Hudson has other ideas and has made other plans. She has organized the first of its kind consulting detective agency, combining her own unique powers of observation and vast knowledge of criminal investigation with the careful selection of an essential male figurehead. Sherlock Holmes possesses the language and bearing of a gentleman, as well as a haughty self-confidence that clients find reassuring. He brings with him the level-headed Dr. Watson, an addition Mrs. Hudson finds reassuring. Together they will investigate the death of Sir Stanley Parkerton who met his fate after a family dinner in which he had the same food and drink as the assembled guests. When the Parkertons’ coachman, who drinks too much and knows too much, is murdered as well, the game is truly afoot. To solve the mystery, Mrs. Hudson and her colleagues must not only sort through the intrigues of both staff and family, they must also contend with the danger posed by the unexpected arrival of the White Rajah of Sarawak and the sudden intrusion of headhunters into the English countryside. The chronicler of these events, BARRY S. BROWN, has spent most of his professional life in the area of research into social problems. He has worked in mental hospitals, prisons and drug abuse treatment agencies, and has published more than 100 papers and chapters based on his studies in those areas. He now lives with his wife, Ann, in Carolina Beach, North Carolina, a safe distance from the mayhem of Victorian England.
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Blackstone (6 Book Series)
From Book 1: The US Bestseller.

"A magnificent novel of suspense and adventure, set in nineteenth century London. At stake - the life of the future Queen Victoria."
The Bookseller

"The story is steeped in the atmosphere of the period, and as Blackstone moves among the thieves, cut throats and pickpockets in the taverns and soup kitchens of London the tension mounts. The author brings the underworld and its unsavoury characters to life - the story might be fiction but it could just as easily have been history."
Cork Examiner

"The Bond of the Bow Street Runners."
Southern Evening Echo

"Hot stuff - this Bond from the 19th century."
Daily Express

“I enjoyed this well-paced mystery.”
Vesper Meikle

“I loved this book, a regency mystery featuring Blackstone, one of the best of the Bow Street Runners. Falkirk writes with sophisticated style and wit, capturing the tone of the time, his descriptions lavish but not overextended. Halfway through the book, I realized (with great glee) that Blackstone is a Regency Sam Spade; hot gin and hot women are his sustenance when not chasing down the bad guys with a vengeance and swagger. Twisting arms to get cooperation, seduction for information, always well-armed and ready to fight his way out of a fix.”
Coffee and Ink

“There are a few misdirects along the way and more than enough action. Blackstone is an interesting character. He presents himself as being confident and self-assured but he is constantly second guessing himself. He’ll chastise himself for bragging about his exploits and he’ll dwell on a negative comment from others. Too many of the modern day protagonists have no real flaws or at least any concern about their own actions. Blackstone is the exception. I had a great time with this one.”
Big Bald Books

“Blackstone is elegantly dressed, with a weakness for women and good wine – and he is a crack shot. He is also ruthless and courageous, but above all things he is a Bow Street Runner. This tale proved to be a bestseller in America.”
Southern Evening Echo

“A great story featuring Blackstone, one of the best bow street runners.”
Tracy Stewart - Bookseller

“Well written and the action rolls along, building to the inevitable climax.”
Melisende’s Library

Edmund Blackstone, Bow Street Runner, of doubtful parentage and background, the best if far from the most conformist in the force, secretly applauds the robbers he hunts. He is tall, well-built, with a strongly featured face and, despite his elegant and expensive attire, moves with ease among the thieves and cut-throats in the taverns and soup shops, the cockfighting pits and dirty alleys of London. But if Blackstone has a weakness for professional esteem and flattery, for a woman's touch and for good wine, he is also one of the best shots in London, an expert in almost all areas of crime, a ruthless man with a reputation for courage and persistence, and - first and last - a Bow Street Runner.

In this, the first of the series, Sir Richard Birnie, the Bow Street magistrate, has appointed Blackstone to guard the heir to the throne, the young Princess Alexandrina Victoria. Among the Runners this is considered an honour but Blackstone feels that it is all a waste of time, even a punishment. Then Blackstone himself is attacked outside his lodgings - and there's something about his assailant that seems oddly familiar…
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Tom Morton (2 Book Series)
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In Paradise, beware the Serpent…

Welcome to 7Bridge, Cheshire’s most exclusive gated community.

Behind the barriers, sports stars and their wives are treated like royalty and insulated from reality, but something in the garden is rotten.
One of the residents is badly beaten and drowned. The local police quickly arrest a young footballer for murder, but DCI Tom Morton and his partner are convinced that they have the wrong man.

Morton and Fraser are only there to tie up loose ends, but they quickly unravel a poisonous web of secrets and back-stabbing. Can Tom and Elaine discover the truth before the case is closed and an innocent man is sent to prison?

This new adventure for Tom Morton follows straight on from Mark Hayden’s highly regarded Operation Jigsaw trilogy. Instead of a violent conspiracy, Tom finds himself grappling with the closed world of 7Bridge. Instead of a bomb, his equilibrium is threatened by his feelings for the victim’s sister. Elaine watches her boss struggle to maintain his professional approach while he has to cope with her volatile temper.

To find a very lucky killer, they need to fight through the lies and tear down the privileges of the very rich, who will bend every rule to keep their secrets to themselves.
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Henry Gamadge (16 Book Series)
From Book 1: First in the Henry Gamadge series. Bibliophile-sleuth Henry Gamadge investigates the bizarre death of Amberly Cowden and uncovers murder and mayhem in the midst of a troupe of impoverished actors.
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The 42nd Street Library Mysteries (2 Book Series)
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This first book in an irresistible new series introduces librarian and reluctant sleuth Raymond Ambler, a doggedly curious fellow who uncovers murderous secrets hidden behind the majestic marble façade of New York City’s landmark 42nd Street Library.

Murder at the 42nd Street Library follows Ambler and his partners in crime-solving as they track down a killer, shining a light on the dark deeds and secret relationships that are hidden deep inside the famous flagship building at the corner of 42nd Street and Fifth Avenue.

In their search for the reasons behind the murder, Ambler and his crew uncover sinister, and profoundly disturbing, relationships among the scholars studying in the iconic library. Included among the players are a celebrated mystery writer who has donated his papers to the library’s crime fiction collection; that writer’s long-missing daughter, a prominent New York society woman with a hidden past, and more than one of Ambler’s colleagues at the library. Shocking revelations lead inexorably to the traumatic events that follow—the reading room will never be the same.

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Agatha Christie Investigates (3 Book Series)
From Book 1: 1923.

The Great War is over, but the ghosts of the dead still linger.

Agatha Christie was one of the lucky ones - her husband returned from the conflict - and for her, and her local neighbours, life has resumed.

Agatha is beginning to gain some notoriety for her crime writing and she is busy working on her latest novel.

But then her neighbour tells her there has been a real ‘murder at the vicarage’ - a young man, Cecil Coates, has been poisoned, and due to Christie’s expertise in the crime genre, the neighbourhood wants her to investigate.

At first Agatha is reluctant to get involved. After all, she is a writer, not a detective.

But then Robert Sayer, godson of her neighbour, and one of the main suspects in the case, appeals to her directly for help, and she finds herself being drawn in…

What secrets and lies are lying beneath the village’s tranquil exterior?

Can Agatha Christie use her imagination to draw the murderer out?

‘Murder Will Out’ is the first in a new series of murder mysteries, in which famous authoress Agatha Christie takes time out from writing to investigate real crimes.

“Wickedly clever - written with a sharp eye and elan. Guaranteed to make every Agatha Christie fan smile.” - Peter James

‘Christie herself is the fulcrum of this highly diverting piece, delivered with all the quirky skill that is Joseph’s trademark.’ - Barry Forshaw, Crime Time.

'Murder Will Out' has not been authorised by Agatha Christe Ltd, and it is a book about Agatha Christie, not by her.

Alison Joseph is a London-based crime writer and radio dramatist. She is the author of the series of novels featuring Sister Agnes, a contemporary detective nun based in South London, and has written numerous plays for radio, including the adaptations of Simenon's Inspector Maigret series broadcast on BBC Radio 4. She is currently chair of the Crime Writers Association.

Endeavour Press is the UK's leading independent publisher of digital books.
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Kay Hunter (4 Book Series)
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Praise for Scared to Death

Thrilling start to a new series. Scared to Death is a stylish, smart and gripping crime thriller Robert Bryndza, USA Today bestselling author of The Girl In The Ice

"Moves along at breakneck speed with twists and turns" ~ Angela Marsons, bestselling author of the Detective Kim Stone crime thriller series

"If you want to see your daughter alive again, listen carefully."

When the body of a snatched schoolgirl is found in an abandoned biosciences building, the case is first treated as a kidnapping gone wrong.

But Detective Kay Hunter isn’t convinced, especially when a man is found dead with the ransom money still in his possession.

When a second schoolgirl is taken, Kay’s worst fears are realised.

With her career in jeopardy and desperate to conceal a disturbing secret, Kay’s hunt for the killer becomes a race against time before he claims another life.

For the killer, the game has only just begun...

Scared to Death is the first book in a new crime thriller series featuring Kay Hunter – a detective with a hidden past and an uncertain future…

If you like the Kim Stone series by Angela Marsons, Peter James' Roy Grace series and the Erika Foster series by Robert Bryndza, discover Rachel Amphlett’s new detective novels today.

What people are saying about Scared to Death

A fast-paced, deeply disturbing thriller that had me on the edge of my seat from start to finishBooks Of All Kinds

“Oohhh what a FANTASTIC beginning to a new series! This is dark and gritty, with surprises that I didn’t see coming.” Novel Gossip

“A dead body, a psychotic killer and an honest dependable detective ... If you like your crime fiction uncomplicated, fast-paced and real Scared to Death is the PERFECT read for you…” Swirl and Thread

“Extremely well-plotted, this really is a novel that will keep you on the edge of your seat!Jo’s Book Blog

“In this novel, I actually believed the reason for the killings. It was new, interesting, and made a refreshing amount of sense … reminded me at times of Chris Chibnall’s Broadchurch seriesThe Crime Review

“A really solid series opener, featuring Detective Kay Hunter … she’s definitely keeping the strong female detective fresh and alive!” It Takes A Woman

“A fast paced thriller of a story that draws you in from the start and will make your heart quicken!The Great British Book Off

“A gutsy, fast and dark book that is packed full with unsuspecting twists. Moves at a relentless pace, with an intensely dark plot, featuring a top notch female protagonist.
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A Victorian Mystery (9 Book Series)
From Book 1: Kate Adrleigh is everything the Victorian English gentlewoman is not--outspoken, free-thinking, American...and a writer of the frowned upon "penny-dreadfuls."

Soon after her arrival in Essex, England, a body is unearthed in a nearby archeological dig--and Kate has the chance to not only research her latest story...but to begin her first case with amateur detective Sir Charles Sheridan.

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