Tag: British Detective

Dark Tide Rising by Anne Perry

Dark Tide Rising by Anne Perry

When a ransom exchange turns deadly, Commander William Monk faces an unthinkable possibility: betrayal by his own men. Jacob’s Island is a broken-down waterside slum, a place of perpetual gloom where Monk is just as likely to lose a man to the mud and tides as to the criminals who hide in the shadows. Kidnappers have chosen this warren of tunnels and alleys as the […]

September 18, 2018 / 0 Comments

The Scandal in Honor by Heidi Ashworth

The Scandal in Honor by Heidi Ashworth

What is the price one must pay to protect one’s honor? Or that of another? It has been two years since the duel that changed Julian, Lord Trevelin’s life. He is now happily betrothed to Miss Jane Leavitt, a wealthy debutante. Her influence has helped to restore his reputation among Society. Her father, however, has not allowed the connection to be made public. He disapproves […]

August 6, 2018 / 0 Comments

Daniel Pitt: Twenty-One Days by Anne Perry

Daniel Pitt: Twenty-One Days by Anne Perry

1910: Twenty-five-year-old Daniel Pitt is a junior barrister in London and eager to prove himself, independent of his renowned parents’ influence. And the new case before him will be the test. When his client, arrogant biographer Russell Graves, is found guilty of murdering his wife, Daniel is dispatched to find the real killer before Graves faces the hangman’s noose—in only twenty-one days. Could Mrs. Graves’s […]

April 11, 2018 / 0 Comments

A Christmas Return by Anne Perry

A Christmas Return by Anne Perry

As Charlotte Pitt’s grandmother Mariah Ellison finds herself investigating a long-unsolved slaying, it becomes clear that grappling with intrigue and foul play runs in the family. A festive Christmas package left on Mariah’s doorstep contains an ominous present, sparking memories of a twenty-year-old murder that shattered her friendship with the victim’s widow. Though the gift is a bitter reminder of that tragic time, in the […]

November 7, 2017 / 0 Comments

An Echo of Murder by Anne Perry

An Echo of Murder by Anne Perry

In the course of his tenure with the Thames River Police, Commander Monk has yet to see a more gruesome crime scene: a Hungarian warehouse owner lies in the middle of his blood-sodden office, pierced through the chest with a bayonet and eerily surrounded by seventeen candles, their wicks dipped in blood. Suspecting the murder may be rooted in ethnic prejudice, Monk turns to London’s […]

September 20, 2017 / 0 Comments

The Devil in Beauty by Heidi Ashworth

The Devil in Beauty by Heidi Ashworth

Julian “Trev” Silvester, the Marquis of Trevelin, once had everything a gentleman could want—fortune, good looks, and enough charm to seduce the beautiful young ladies of the ton. But after a duel with a jealous duke leaves him disfigured, Trev is ostracized by those who once celebrated him. Though his life is irrevocably changed, Trev is still loyal to his friends. When Willy Gilbert is […]

June 23, 2017 / 0 Comments

Murder on the Serpentine by Anne Perry

Murder on the Serpentine by Anne Perry

A mission for queen and country places the future of the British Empire squarely in Thomas Pitt’s hands. It is not the custom for the commander of Special Branch to receive a royal summons—so Thomas Pitt knows it must be for a matter of the gravest importance. The body of Sir John Halberd, the Queen’s confidant, has been found in the shallow water of the […]

March 17, 2017 / 0 Comments

A Christmas Message by Anne Perry

A Christmas Message by Anne Perry

The year is 1900, and Victor Narraway is giving his wife, Vespasia, an unforgettable Christmas present—a trip to Jerusalem. Vespasia is enchanted by the exotic landscape of Palestine, and charmed by a fellow traveler the Narraways meet at their hotel in Jaffa. But when the man is murdered over a torn piece of ancient parchment he was taking to Jerusalem, Victor and Vespasia risk their […]

November 18, 2016 / 0 Comments

Revenge In A Cold River by Anne Perry

Revenge In A Cold River by Anne Perry

Monk faces his darkest hour ever as he spars with a quarry hell-bent on vengeance. When Commander Monk of the Thames River Police is called to investigate the drowning of an escaped prisoner, he’s forced to contend with customs officer McNab, who clearly bears a bitter grudge against him. But the reason is a mystery in itself. Monk’s memory loss—a secret he guards closely—leaves him […]

September 7, 2016 / 0 Comments

Treachery at Lancaster Gate by Anne Perry

Treachery at Lancaster Gate by Anne Perry

On the brink of the century’s turn, the world is poised for social and political change, but England holds tight to its traditions, classes, and prejudices. When an explosion in London kills two policemen and seriously injures three more, many believe that anarchists are the culprits. But Thomas Pitt, commander of Special Branch, knows the city’s radical groups well enough to suspect that someone with […]

March 26, 2016 / 0 Comments