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Solving Sherlock Holmes: Puzzle Your Way Through the Cases

Solving Sherlock Holmes: Puzzle Your Way Through the Cases

Pierre Berloquin

$27.99
Puzzles have been companions of human culture since the dawn of history. Always a teasing parallel to science and official knowledge, puzzledom has served as a pleasant workshop for creativity and unconventional thinking. The human mind not only loves puzzles, but feeds on puzzle solving for its immediate reward. In Solving Sherlock Holmes, author Pierre Berloquin takes readers on a whodunit investigation with cryptograms, crosswords, labyrinths, jigsaws, and riddles to keep readers on the edge and constantly thinking.
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Mrs Jeffries Pinches the Post: Mrs Jeffries #35

Mrs Jeffries Pinches the Post: Mrs Jeffries #35

Emily Brightwell

$19.99
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Harrison Nye may have been involved in some dubious business dealings, but no one ever expected him to be murdered. Now Inspector Witherspoon must root out the perpetrator of the underhanded deed. Nye's business associate visited him just hours before the murder and seems to know more than he's letting on. And when his maid disappears, this dirty business gets even deadlier. Now, Mrs. Jeffries and her staff must root through the sins of Nye's past to discover which one caught up with him.
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Sherlock Holmes's School for Detection

Sherlock Holmes's School for Detection

Simon Clark

$22.99
It's 1890. Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson return to Baker Street after a night pursuing a vicious criminal. Inspector Lestrade is waiting for Holmes with a proposition of national importance.

Lestrade tells Holmes that a school of detection has been formed to train a new breed of modern investigators that will serve in Great Britain and the Empire. Most students will become police officers. Some, however, will become bodyguards and spies. Holmes begins instructing his decidedly curious assortment of students from home and abroad. He does so with his customary gusto and inventiveness.

Scotland Yard, in the main, allocates crimes to solve and Holmes mentors his students. Occasionally, he shadows them in disguise in order to assess or even directly test their abilities with creative scenarios he devises. Certain crimes investigated by the students might appear trivial, such as the re-positioning of an ornament atop a garden wall, yet it will transpire an assassin has moved the ornament to create good sightlines in order to commit murder with a sniper's rifle.

Other mysteries are considered outside the domain of the police. For example, the inexplicable disappearance of a stone gargoyle, which is linked to an ancient family curse. Or a man suffering from amnesia who discovers that not only has he acquired a secret life but also gained an implacable enemy, too. Holmes, with the ever- trustworthy Doctor Watson in his wake, is kept busy with his students' cases, ranging from minor to serious, sometimes rectifying their mistakes and saving them from a variety of disasters.

These eleven wonderful new adventures and intrigues include tales such as 'The Gargoyles of Killfellen House', 'Sherlock Holmes and the Four Kings of Sweden' and 'The Case of the Cannibal Club'.
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Dark Dawn Over Steep House: Gower St Detective #5

Dark Dawn Over Steep House: Gower St Detective #5

M. R. C. Kasasian

$29.99
London, 1884: 125 Gower Street, the residence of Sidney Grice, London's foremost personal detective, and his ward March Middleton, is at peace. Midnight discussions between the great man and his charge have led to a harmony unseen in these hallowed halls since the great frog disaster of 1878. But harmony cannot last for long. A knock on the door brings mystery and murder once more to their home. A mystery that involves a Prussian Count, two damsels in distress, a Chinaman from Wales, a gangster looking for love and the shadowy ruin of a once-loved family home, Steep House...
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Mary Russell's War: Mary Russell #15

Mary Russell's War: Mary Russell #15

Laurie R. King

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In nine short stories, seven of which have never previously been available in print, and one brand new, never-before-seen Sherlock Holmes mystery - available together for the first time - Laurie R. King blends her long-running brand of crime fiction with historical treats and narrative sleight of hand. At the heart of the collection is a prequel novella that begins with England's declaration of war in 1914. As told in Mary Russell's teenage diaries, the whip-smart girl investigates familial mysteries, tracks German spies through San Francisco, and generally delights with her extraordinary mind - until an unimaginable tragedy strikes.
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Penance of the Damned: Sister Fidelma #27

Penance of the Damned: Sister Fidelma #27

Peter Tremayne

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When news comes to Cashel that Chief Bishop and advisor to King Colgu of Muman has been murdered within the fortress of the Ui Fidgente, it is a shock for all concerned. The Ui Fidgente are the long-time enemies of King Colgu's family, and terrible conflict is threatened when the King learns that the culprit will be executed under new ecclesiastical rules. As Colgu dispatches his sister Fidelma and her companion, Eadulf, to investigate, it seems there there is no uncertainty about the person who killed the abbot. But the man facing death is Gorman, commander of the King's elite bodyguard and son of Fidelma's closest friend. Now Fidelma and Eadulf must face old enemies as they struggle to find an alternative to the apparent fact of Gorman's guilt. And with the threat of war looming, time is running out to the allotted moment of Gorman's execution...
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Mrs Jeffries Rocks the Boat: Mrs Jeffries #14

Mrs Jeffries Rocks the Boat: Mrs Jeffries #14

Emily Brightwell

$19.99
Mirabelle Daws travelled all the way from Australia to Sheridan Square to visit her sister - only to die in the middle of a locked garden. All the residents of Sheridan Square have a key to the garden - but no-one seemed to know that Mirabelle was planning to arrive. So the question facing Mrs. Jeffries and Inspector Witherspoon is: who wanted to make sure that Mirabelle's visit was very, very short-lived?
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Mrs Jeffries Weeds the Plot: Mrs Jeffries #15

Mrs Jeffries Weeds the Plot: Mrs Jeffries #15

Emily Brightwell

$19.99
Eccentric Annabeth Gentry pretty much keeps to herself. Besides her recent inheritance - and the attention her bloodhound gets for digging up the body of a murdered thief - her life is in fact, rather dull. So why does she think that someone is trying to kill her? That's what Mrs. Jeffries and her staff have to find out. What they discover is a dead body next door, and three attempts on Annabeth's life. It sounds like there's a jealous dog in their midst. Mrs. Jeffries will have to sniff out some clues before the plot thickens...
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Mrs Jeffries Pleads Her Case: Mrs Jeffries #17

Mrs Jeffries Pleads Her Case: Mrs Jeffries #17

Emily Brightwell

$19.99
When a magistrate rules Harlan Westover's death a suicide, something smells fishy. Amidst a sea of unanswered questions, the clever Mrs. Jeffries wants to get to the bottom of it - and make sure someone doesn't stage another suicide...
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Mrs Jeffries Sweeps the Chimney: Mrs Jeffries #18

Mrs Jeffries Sweeps the Chimney: Mrs Jeffries #18

Emily Brightwell

$19.99
A dead man dressed like a vicar is propped against a church wall, clutching the address of a dilapidated cottage that's abandoned - except for a human skeleton inside. Inspector Witherspoon's only prayer is to seek the counsel of his housekeeper and secret weapon, Mrs. Jeffries - who proves that a great crimesolver's work is never done.
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Mrs Jeffries Stalks the Hunter: Mrs Jeffries #19

Mrs Jeffries Stalks the Hunter: Mrs Jeffries #19

Emily Brightwell

$19.99
Sir Edmund Leggett is flattered to be stalked by a young lady. But she soon makes herself scarce after he's murdered in cold blood. The police hold the young woman to blame. But Inspector Witherspoon has other ideas and consults his housekeeper, Mrs. Jeffries - who always gets to the heart of the matter.
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Mrs Jeffries and the Silent Knight: Mrs Jeffries #20

Mrs Jeffries and the Silent Knight: Mrs Jeffries #20

Emily Brightwell

$19.99
Sir George Braxton was found lying face down in a frozen fountain with the back of his skull bashed to bits. The case is complicated by a distinct lack of holiday cheer in the victim's three argumentative middle-aged daughters and their sullen houseguests. Even the cranky cat hates everyone. To top it all off, the Home Secretary has called in Inspector Witherspoon over the heads of some touchy local lads, making matters stickier than a plum pudding. Only the help of his housekeeper, Mrs. Jeffries, and her crime-solving staff will give the poor Inspector any chance of sleeping in heavenly peace on Christmas Eve.
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Mrs Jeffries Appeals the Verdict: Mrs Jeffries #21

Mrs Jeffries Appeals the Verdict: Mrs Jeffries #21

Emily Brightwell

$19.99
After a perfectly decent local woman is killed during a robbery, the Witherspoon household receives a surprising visit from a stranger named Blimpey Groggins. He claims his best buddy was convicted of the crime. He also claims the peaceable chap didn't even know how to fire a gun. And considering he's to be hanged in three weeks, Blimpey's desperate to find the real killer. With the trail cold, the crime allegedly solved, and the evidence mucked up, Mrs. Jeffries and her belowstairs cohorts have their work cut out for them if they want to save an innocent man from the gallows.
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Mrs Jeffries and the Best Laid Plans: Mrs Jeffries #22

Mrs Jeffries and the Best Laid Plans: Mrs Jeffries #22

Emily Brightwell

$19.99
A friendless old miser, banker Lawrence Boyd, is found dead at home. Called to the scene, Inspector Witherspoon is lucky to have Mrs. Jeffries's help - since the list of suspects includes just about everyone Boyd's ever met.
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Mrs Jeffries and the Feast of St Stephen: Mrs Jeffries #23

Mrs Jeffries and the Feast of St Stephen: Mrs Jeffries #23

Emily Brightwell

$19.99
The case is an unexpected bother for Inspector Witherspoon's household, already abuzz with plans for the holidays, but Scotland Yard wants this crime solved before Christmas. Now the busy sleuths must rally in support of their Inspector - especially since the clues are harder to find than a silver sixpence in a plum pudding...
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A Deadly Betrothal: Ursula Blanchard #15

A Deadly Betrothal: Ursula Blanchard #15

Fiona Buckley

$44.95
Queen Elizabeth's proposed engagement to a Catholic Duke is causing turmoil throughout the kingdom in the gripping new Ursula Blanchard mystery. July, 1579. Called upon to help a family friend who is horrified at the return of her errant husband after an absence of thirty years, little does Ursula realize that her involvement in the Harrison family's domestic dramas will lead to a case of cold-blooded murder. Matters become even more complicated when Ursula is summoned to court to assist in negotiations for Queen Elizabeth's possible engagement to the Duke of Alencon. The proposed marriage between the queen and a French Catholic twenty years her junior is causing unrest throughout the kingdom. There are many who oppose the match - but would someone kill in order to prevent it? Tensions increase when a prominent nobleman is accused of murder. Ursula is convinced the man is innocent - but can she prove it?
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The Devil's Cup: Hawkenlye #17

The Devil's Cup: Hawkenlye #17

Alys Clare

$44.95
Sir Josse d'Aquin is summoned to assist the beleaguered King John in the 17th - and final - Hawkenlye mystery. September, 1216. A foreign army has invaded England. The country is divided. Some support the rebel barons and Prince Louis of France; others remain loyal to the king. His rule under threat, King John summons Sir Josse d'Acquin to support him. But can Sir Josse save the king from himself? Meanwhile, Josse's daughter Meggie is summoned to Hawkenlye Abbey to attend a sick patient in a very distressed state. The elderly woman is warning of terrible danger unless she can complete her mission. What she learns from her patient will set Meggie on a perilous journey to retrieve a cursed treasure. But will she be in time to prevent a tragedy?
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