Dark Queen Rising By Paul Doherty

Edward, Duke of York, has imprisoned Henry VI and crowned himself King Edward IV. The final battle of the Wars of the Roses has ended. The House of Lancaster has been defeated with 14-year-old Henry Tudor now the only Lancastrian with a claim to the throne. His mother, Margaret of Beaufort, Countess of Richmond is …

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The Case of the Famished Parson by George Bellairs

On the night of September 4ththe Bishop of Greyle left The Cape Mervin Hotel and never returned. The next day, his emaciated body is found dead in Bolters Hole. Luckily an overworked Inspector Littlejohn is in residence, vacationing with his wife Letty, and the local constabulary are only to glad to have his help. Soon, …

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The Curse of the Bronze Lamp by Carter Dickson aka John Dickson Carr Where Have You Been All My Life!

Second Carroll & Graf Edition, 1997 In the wake of the death of a fellow archeologist, and rumors that he died as a result of a curse, Lady Helen Loring returns home to England. With her she takes an ancient bronze lamp, a gift from the Egyptian government for her work in helping to uncover …

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The Irrationalist: The Tragic Murder of Rene Descartes by Andrew Pessin

November 10, 1619. In a clearing within the Black Forest a gentleman and his servant begin an argument, resulting in a rapier duel to the death. When one is disabled his antagonist runs him through the chest and walks away.  Rene Descartes died in Sweden in 1650, and based on most accounts, from pneumonia. The …

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The Christmas Card Crime and Other Stories – Edited by Martin Edwards

This is the twelfth British Library Crime Classics anthology published, and the third collection set in winter. More specifically, this collection of short stories all occur around, or reference the Christmas season. Eleven tales involving murder, theft, and even a Christmas ghost!  This is a great collection of stories, that I thoroughly enjoyed. Edward Martin’s …

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