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Murder at the manor: country house mysteries

Publishing Date: 2016

Classification: M

Call Number: M

The English country house is an iconic setting for some of the greatest British crime fiction. This new collection gathers together stories written over a span of about 65 years, during which British society, and life in country houses, was transformed out of all recognition. It includes fascinating and unfamiliar twists on the classic closed circle plot, in which the assorted guests at a country house party become suspects when a crime is committed. In the more sinister tales featured here, a gloomy mansion set in lonely grounds offers an eerie backdrop for dark deeds.

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Castle Skull

By Carr, John Dickson

Publishing Date: [2020]

Classification: M

Call Number: M

The great magician, Maleger, has bought Schloss Scha¨del (Castle Skull) on the Rhine and has transformed it into a fitting abode for his stage persona, replete with all the trappings of gothic romance. When a man is seen atop the battlements, running aflame and then plunging to his doom, the calamitous reputation of the Castle seems to have become reality. And when Maleger himself is found drowned in the great river, Inspector Bencolin is sent to investigate how the magician was killed, within an apparently sealed room, with only a small group of suspects on the ill-fated fortress at the time.

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Bury your past

By Dalgliesh, J M

Publishing Date: 2019

Classification: M

Call Number: M

"When a violent storm uncovers the remains of an unknown young woman, long buried among the sand dunes, DI Tom Janssen must piece together fragmentary evidence to determine how she came to be there. In the years she lay undiscovered several young women have disappeared and as the team work through the possibilities they come to an uncomfortable conclusion... is a serial killer stalking coastal Norfolk? Each missing person had a story. Each of them had enemies. Some were more dangerous than others...They appealed to the same men, dabbled in the occult and came to the attention of powerful figures who would brush them aside without a second thought. But who had the motivation to kill? Where is the killer now? When the past is brought into the light will they be willing to ensure their closely guarded secrets remain buried? To do so, they will have to kill again... " -- Amazon.com

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Kill our sins

By Dalgliesh, J M

Publishing Date: 2019

Classification: M

Call Number: M

"When the mutilated remains of a woman are retrieved by local fishermen, it falls to DI Tom Janssen and his team to identify how she came to be in the water and what put her there. Joined on the case by his new permanent boss, DCI Tamara Greave, it remains to be proven if the woman's death was as a result of foul play or a tragic accident. The victim carried no means of identification, was poorly dressed for the winter and horribly disfigured when pulled from the water. As the case progresses old ghosts return to haunt those living in the present. Matters thought settled a long time ago face intense scrutiny... attention that some hoped would never come to pass. When childhood friends begin to question one another, suddenly the long forgotten past comes to the fore. The misadventure of youth can have grave consequences. No matter how much time passes nor how deep you bury them, your sins will always return to haunt you. But who has the most to lose and what else are they willing to sacrifice in order to keep what they have? Is someone prepared to kill for their sins? Janssen must reveal and catch a killer without a conscience before they strike again... " -- Amazon.com

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One Lost Soul

By Dalgliesh, J M

Publishing Date: 2019

Classification: M

Call Number: M

"When a body is found on a lonely cliff top path, the angelic face of a murdered teenager lies facing the rising sun. Strangled by the hands of an unknown killer, it falls to DI Tom Janssen and his fledgling team to find out how she came to be there. Destined for a career in medicine, one to rival that of her parents, Holly Bettany's future was as bright as it had been privileged. Seemingly, all that could threaten this promising teenager's life was Holly herself. In an idyllic coastal setting, Janssen must unpick the layers of deceit within a close-knit community that threaten to reveal scandal at every turn. Holly had a secret... and she knew the secrets of others...Who was prepared to kill in order to keep them hidden? What happens if another comes to know what she did? One thing is certain... a brutal killer has no boundaries" -- Amazon.com

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Tell no tales

By Dalgliesh, J M

Publishing Date: 2019

Classification: M

Call Number: M

"When the body of an unidentified man is found at the foot of Sheringham cliffs with injuries inconsistent with a fall, DI Tom Janssen must piece together his final days to determine how he fell to his death... or who pushed him...The investigation quickly reveals a network of locals with ties to the victim, but as for the man himself... he remains something of a mystery. The dead man doesn't fit in; not with his social circle, not with his business interests and when others come looking for him, the intrigue only deepens. Joined in the investigation by his new Detective Sergeant, Cassie Knight, Janssen uncovers closely guarded secrets alongside long-held grudges. Any one of them could be a motivation for murder. This man had powerful enemies and even more dangerous friends... As the inquiry develops it is clear that someone wanted him dead but, a formidable character in his own right, who would dare to take him on? One death threatens to unravel a wider conflict where neither the innocent... or the guilty... can feel truly safe. Janssen must bring down the wall of silence encircling his childhood town, coming up against old antagonists as well as facing new adversaries, or risk an escalation in the violence. Secrets are kept... Deceit is commonplace... And dead men Tell No Tales..." -- Amazon.com

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Hear no evil

By Dalgliesh, J. M

Publishing Date: 2020

Classification: M

Call Number: M

The celebration of the Viking Festival of Scira ensures that thousands descend annually on the small coastal town of Sheringham, but when one man dies amidst the grand finale, it falls to DI Tom Janssen and his team to identify who the victim was and how he met such a grisly end.The victim was a local man, successful, hard working and well respected. A motive proves to be elusive. As the case progresses it becomes evident that not all is at it seems. Those within the victim's trusted circle appear unable, or unwilling, to aid the investigation. Someone has a grudge... one strong enough to willingly send a man to his death in the most brutal, and public, manner. The answer must lie in the victim's past; a past that sees highly decorated military service.

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Excellent Intentions

By Hull, Richard

Publishing Date: 2018

Classification: M

Call Number: M

From the point of view of the nation, it's a good thing that he died.'Great Barwick's least popular man is murdered on a train. Twelve jurors sit in court. Four suspects are identified--but which of them is on trial? As Attorney-General Anstruther Blayton leads the court through prosecution and defence, Inspector Fenby carries out his investigation. All this occurs while the identity of the figure in the dock is kept tantalisingly out of reach.

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Death of Anton

By Melville, Alan

Publishing Date: 2017

Classification: M

Call Number: M

Seven Bengal tigers are the star attraction of Carey's Circus. Their trainer is the fearless Anton, whose work demands absolute fitness and the steadiest of nerves. When Anton is found lying dead in the tigers' cage, it seems that he has lost control and been mauled by the tigers - but Detective-Inspector Minto of Scotland Yard is not convinced. Minto's investigations lead him deep into the circus world of tents and caravans, clowns and acrobats, human and animal performers. No one is above suspicion. Carey, the circus-owner with a secret to hide; Dodo, the clown whose costume is scratched as if by a claw; and Lorimer, the trapeze artist jealous of his flirtatious wife - all come under Minto's scrutiny as the mystery deepens. This amusing and light-hearted novel from the golden age of British crime writing has long been neglected, and this new edition will help to restore Melville's reputation as an author of extremely entertaining detective fiction.

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Quick curtain

By Melville, Alan

Publishing Date: 2017

Classification: M

Call Number: M

The play - a slender plot revolves around the shooting of the leading man. But when the show opens at the Grosvenor Theatre to a packed house, Brandon Baker is killed by a real bullet. When another member of the company is found dead, initial appearances suggest a straightforward case of murder followed by suicide. But there is, of course, more to it than that. The audience includes Inspector Wilson of Scotland Yard and his son, an enthusiastic young reporter, making an amusing variant on the Holmes-Watson pairing of sleuth and sidekick!

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A noble killing

By Nadel, Barbara

Publishing Date: 2011

Classification: M

Call Number: M

In Turkey a girl is found burnt to death in what appears to be an honor killing and further investigations by Inspector Ikmen finds that she had a boyfriend who has now dissappeared and that there are other links with gangsters, religion, and organized crime.

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Dance with death

By Nadel, Barbara

Publishing Date: 2006

Classification: M

Call Number: M

A body is discovered in a cave in the remote region of Cappadocia, Turkey. The woman died of gunshot wounds, and her corpse has lain undisturbed for twenty years. Inspector Cetin Ikmen is summoned from Istanbul to investigate and discovers a complex web of intrigue. Was she killed by her boyfriend, driven mad by love, or her husband, believing she would never bear the son he wanted so badly? When it is revealed the girl was pregnant when she died, the whispers and accusations increase. Ikmen, stifled among a rural community thriving on folklore and intrigue, begins to think he will never see clearly through the lies surrounding this case.

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Deadline

By Nadel, Barbara

Publishing Date: 2013

Classification: M

Call Number: M

When Inspector Cetin Ikmen is invited to a murder mystery evening at Istanbul's famous Pera Palas Hotel he finds himself embroiled in a deadly game of life imitating art.

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Death by design

By Nadel, Barbara

Publishing Date: ©2010

Classification: M

Call Number: M

In the 12th volume of the acclaimed Inspector Ikmen mysteries, the chain-smoking, hard-drinking Istanbul detective ventures on to the mean streets of low-life London to solve a vicious conspiracy When the Istanbul police raid a counterfeit goods factory in the run-down district of Tarlabasi, a young man with explosives strapped to his chest blows himself up in front of them. In the process, Istanbul's Inspector Çetin Ikmen is injured. Documents found in the factory lead the authorities in both Istanbul and London to believe that a terrorist attack, in part orchestrated from the Tarlabasi factory, is about to be enacted in the British capital. Ikmen goes undercover among the North London Turkish community, although what he uncovers there is certainly not what his British colleagues were expecting.- (Independent Publishing Group)

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Constable Across the Moors

By Rhea, Nicholas

Publishing Date: 2020, c1982

Classification: M

Call Number: M

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Constable Around the Village

By Rhea, Nicholas

Publishing Date: 2020, c1981

Classification: M

Call Number: M

As he settles into the village life of Aidensfield, North Yorkshire, Police Constable Nick Rhea begins to understand the complexities of rural law enforcement, much of with proves to be very unofficial but highly effective. We hear of his dilemmas as he is torn between his desire to prove the crippled Sidney Chapman's dog innocent of sheep-worrying, and the need to do his duty. Farmer Lowe's sheepdog presents a different problem: the overworked old dog is pretending to be deaf and Rhea finds himself drawn into the crisis; without the dog, the cows cannot be milked. Local colors and characters abound. The mixed creeds of the community provide more headaches for Rhea: for example Jame Bathurst's funeral goes quite smoothly except that the village grave-digger does not want the death-bed convert buried in Catholic ground and has omitted to dig the grave. Rivalry abounds between Anglicans, Catholics and Methodists, and Rhea has his work cut out.

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Constable on the hill

By Rhea, Nicholas

Publishing Date: 2020, c1979

Classification: M

Call Number: M

The village of Aidensfield in North Yorkshire saw its fair share of crimes and Nicholas Rhea, the local policeman, recalls many offences that he dealt with on first moving to this beat.

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Constable on the prowl

By Rhea, Nicholas

Publishing Date: 2020

Classification: M

Call Number: M

Nicholas Rhea, the local policeman, settles into his country beat in Aidensfield, getting to know colleagues PC Alf Ventress and Sergeant Blaketon. He tells of many offences encountered during his work where the villains try to outwit the police and vice versa -- in incidents both minor and major.

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Choppy water

By Woods, Stuart

Publishing Date: [2020]

Classification: M

Call Number: M

"Stone Barrington and his friends are vacationing in Maine when their leisure is suddenly disrupted by extreme weather. To make matters worse, the inclement conditions allow for a menacing adversary to sneak in unnoticed and deliver a chilling message. Soon it becomes clear that the target of the incident is one of Stone's closest companions, and that these enemies have a grander scheme in mind. From the bustling streets of New York City to the sun-drenched shores of Key West, Stone intends to nab the criminals that appear behind him at every step. But his search only leads him further down a trail of peril and corruption, and he'll soon find that at the end of the road is a more dangerous foe than he could have imagined.."--

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Contraband

By Woods, Stuart

Publishing Date: [2019]

Classification: M

Call Number: M

"Stone Barrington's crime-fighting adventures continue to lead him around the world in the latest from #1 New York Times-bestselling Stuart Woods"--

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