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  • Touch-Me-Notby Cynthia Riggs

    St. Martin's Press 2010; US$ 33.99

    Victoria Trumbull, the ninety-two-year-old poet/sleuth, is back in another entertaining mystery, set in beautiful Martha?s Vineyard. A mathematical knitters group is working on a coral reef quilt for a competition to draw attention to global warming. When a telephone stalker begins preying on their members, they become terrified and distracted... more...

  • The Club of Queer Tradesby G. K. Chesterton

    The Floating Press 1905; US$ 3.99

    Equally well-known for his sophisticated philosophy tracts and his top-notch detective fiction, G.K. Chesterton was himself something of a literary jack-of-all-trades. This beloved collection of detective stories and mysteries is based on a club that is only open to those who rely on unusual or extraordinary lines of work as their main source of income.... more...

  • The Silver Locomotive Mysteryby Edward Marston

    Allison & Busby 2009; US$ 10.19

    An exquisitely designed silver coffee-pot in the shape of a locomotive is on its way to Cardiff in the care of the young, talented silversmith, Hugh Kellow. It has been commissioned by wealthy ironmaster Clifford Tomkins for his acquisitive wife, who wants it to be the envy of all her friends and enemies. But the coffee-pot is stolen. When a... more...

  • The Dark Enquiryby Deanna Raybourn

    MIRA 2011; US$ 10.99

    Partners now in marriage and in trade, Lady Julia and Nicholas Brisbane have finally returned from abroad to set up housekeeping in London. But merging their respective collections of gadgets, pets and servants leaves little room for the harried newlyweds themselves, let alone Brisbane's private enquiry business. Among the more unlikely clients: Julia's... more...

  • The Leavenworth Caseby Anna Katharine Green

    The Floating Press 1878; US$ 3.99

    Although her initial interest was in poetry, author Anna Katherine Green turned to fiction when her verse failed to make a mark with readers. This fateful move transformed the detective fiction genre, to which Green is regarded as an important early contributor. The Leavenworth Case is her best-known detective novel, and it highlights her unique skill... more...

  • The Batby Mary Roberts Rinehart; Avery Hopwood

    The Floating Press 1920; US$ 3.99

    Known as the queen of the whodunits in her time, mystery writer Mary Roberts Rinehart created some fascinating sleuths and master criminals. One of her most widely recognized creations was the costumed arch-villain and criminal mastermind known as The Bat. This tale served as an introduction to the character, and was later transformed into a play bearing... more...

  • The Golden Scorpionby Sax Rohmer

    The Floating Press 1919; US$ 3.99

    Best remembered as the creator of the criminal mastermind Dr. Fu Manchu, British author Sax Rohmer penned a remarkable variety of novels and short stories in the crime, mystery, and action-adventure genres. In The Golden Scorpion, intrepid detectives Gaston Max and Inspector Dunbar are in hot pursuit of a group of deadly assassins who appear to be... more...

  • Lord of the Silentby Elizabeth Peters

    Constable & Robinson 2012; US$ 5.82

    Undeterred by world war and enemy submarines, Amelia and Emerson set sail once again for Egypt, where ghosts of an ancient past and spectres of a present-day evil hover silently over an inscrutable land. In the autumn of 1915 Cairo is transformed into an army camp teeming with enemy agents and shockingly bold tomb robbers are brazenly desecrating... more...

  • The Snake, the Crocodile and the Dogby Elizabeth Peters

    Constable & Robinson 2012; US$ 10.19

    In Amelia's seventh adventure, she and Emerson take passage on a boat travelling up the Nile, enjoying a second honeymoon while they search for Nefertiti's tomb. On the other hand, they might be heading towards murder. An exotic slave woman, a Siamese cat and a den of conspirators unite to snatch away Amelia's happiness unless she reveals a certain... more...

  • The Disappearance of Sherlock Holmesby Larry Millett

    University of Minnesota Press 2012; US$ 15.00

    SHERLOCK HOLMES DISAPPEARS, POLICE SUSPECT FAMED DETECTIVE IN KIDNAPPING AND MURDER reads a New York headline. So begins the fifth mystery in Larry Millett’s series. A letter, written in a secret cipher he recognizes all too well, reveals that an old foe of Holmes—a murderer he once captured after an incredible duel of wits—is back,... more...