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By Donna Leon. 2000
For Commissario Guido Brunetti it begins with an early morning phone call. A sudden act of vandalism has just been… committed in the chill Venetian dawn. But Brunetti soon discovers that the perpetrator is no petty criminal, for the culprit at the scene is none other than Paola Brunetti, his wife. Sequel to "A noble radiance". 2000. (Commissario Guido Brunetti series ; 8)
By Rhys Bowen. 1998
Evan Evans, constable of the village of Llanfair in North Wales, investigates the connection between the murders of two outsiders… and a plan for bringing tourism to this remote outpost. Evans's interest in newly arrived single mother Annie Pigeon and her daughter, Jenny, also leaves the local single ladies seething. 1998. (A Constable Evans mystery)
By Rhys Bowen. 2004
Wales. Constable Evan Evans, renovating a mountain cottage for his upcoming marriage, uncovers a child's buried skeleton. The discovery rekindles… memories of an old unsolved abduction of a friend and coincides with a current missing-child case. He strongly suspects the two incidents are connected. Edgar Awards finalist 2005. Some strong language. 2004. (Constable Evans mystery)
By Rhys Bowen. 2000
When a chapel opens as a restaurant, the villagers are suspicious, but their attention is diverted as a string of… fires plagues the town and Constable Evans suspects that Welsh nationalists are responsible. Evans follows clues leading to the south of England and France; concluding that nothing is what is seems and a dangerous killer may be loose. 2000.
By Rhys Bowen. 1997
Evan Evans, the newly assigned North Wales constable for the village of Llanfair, is searching for two missing hikers who… are later discovered murdered. While hunting for a possible serial killer, Evans also contends with two local ladies who are vying for his attentions, as well as with competing ministers' wives. (Constable Evans mystery) 1997.
By Ngaio Marsh. 1986
The crime was committed on stage at the Unicorn Theatre, when an unloaded gun fired a very real bullet. The… victim was Arthur Surbonadier, an actor clawing his way to stardom using blackmail instead of talent. The suspects included two unwilling girlfriends and several relieved blackmail victims. The stage was set for one of Chief Inspector Alleyn's most baffling cases. 1986.
By Ian Rankin. 2009
Mike Mackenzie is a self-made man with too much time on his hands and a bit of the devil in… his soul. He is looking for something to liven up the days and settles on a plot to rip-off the National Gallery of Scotland. So he devises a plan to lift some of the most valuable artwork around. But the real trick is to rob the place for all its worth whilst persuading the world that no crime was ever committed. 2009, c2008.
By Donna Leon. 2011
Late one night, Commissario Guido Brunetti's telefonino rings. A old woman's body has been found in a Spartan apartment on… Campo San Giacomo dell'Orio. Brunetti sees some signs of force on the old woman, but they could just as easily have been from the radiator near where she fell. When the medical examiner rules that the woman died of a heart attack, it seems there is nothing to investigate. But he can't shake the feeling that perhaps the woman was threatened. Sequel to "A question of belief", followed by "Beastly things". 2011.
By Donna Leon. 2009
A truck crashes and spills its dangerous cargo on a treacherous road in the Italian Dolomite mountains. Meanwhile, in Santa… Lucia, a prominent international lawyer is found dead aboard an intercity train. Suspecting a connection between the two tragedies, Brunetti digs deep for an answer, stumbling upon a seedy Venetian bar that holds the key to a crime network that reaches far beyond the laguna. But it will take another violent death in Venice before Brunetti and his colleagues begin to understand what is really going on. Sequel to "Dressed for death", followed by "Acqua Alta". 2009.
By Donna Leon. 2009
Commissario Guido Brunetti's hopes for a refreshing family holiday in the mountains are once again dashed when a gruesome discovery… is made in Marghera. Brunetti searches Venice for someone who can identify the corpse but is met with a wall of silence. He then receives a telephone call from a contact who promises some tantalizing information. And before night is out, Brunetti is confronting yet another appalling, and apparently senseless, death. Sequel to "Death in a strange country", followed by "Death and judgment". 2009.
By Donna Leon. 2004
Brunetti finds himself fighting a lone battle to prove the innocence of a Romanian housekeeper accused of brutally murdering her… miserly employer. With the odds stacked against her from the onset of the investigation when she fled from police, her guilt seems a fait accompli, until a neighbour comes forward to protest the innocence of the accused. Stealthily working his way through the labyrinthine alleys of Venice, death nipping at his heels, Brunetti will have to defy his superiors to vindicate the housekeeper and stop her employer's real killer before he murders again. Sequel to "Uniform justice", followed by "Blood from a stone". 2004.
By Maureen Jennings. 2016
1942. Detective Inspector Tom Tyler is settling into his placement in Ludlow, Shropshire, a small town jammed with people sent… there by the war, including Italian PoWs and evacuees. Tyler is busy enough keeping the peace and enforcing wartime regulations, but then a troubled old man goes missing, and his body is soon discovered in a secret hideout supposedly known to very few. Tyler senses that the two evacuee children who found the body are not telling the entire truth, but when he goes to question them further, he learns they have taken off from their foster home. It soon becomes clear that a crime has been committed, and there is no shortage of suspects. Sequel to "No known grave". 2016.
By Ian Rankin. 1999
A call from an old friend brings back memories and more than a little guilt for DI John Rebus. An… old school friend's son has gone missing and Brian Mee would like 'Johnny' to do a little digging on the side to put his wife's mind at rest. The ghost of Jack Morton, friend and colleague, is riding Rebus's dreams, not always helping with his caseload. Strong language. Sequel to "Death is not the end". Followed by "Set in darkness" (DC30184). 1999. (Inspector John Rebus mysteries ; 11)
By Michael Connelly. 2006
A serial killer makes a deal and confesses to the 1993 murder of Marie Gesto--a case that has haunted detective… Harry Bosch for thirteen years. Bosch and FBI agent Rachel Walling discover a missed clue from the original crime scene and a possible conspiracy. Bestseller. Sequel to "The closers", followed by "The overlook". 2006.
By W. J Burley. 1973
A local girl is found dead in a quarry on one of the Scilly Isles. A famous pop singer is… suspected - until Superintendent Wycliffe arrives on the scene. Sequel to “Wycliffe and the guilt edged alibi“, followed by “Wycliffe and death in Stanley Street“. 1973.
By Elizabeth George. 1997
Balford-le-Nez is a dying Essex sea town. But when a member of the town's small but growing Asian community is… found dead, the sleepy town ignites. Working without her partner, Detective Inspector Thomas Lynley, Sergeant Barbara Havers must probe not only the mind of the murderer and a case very close to her own heart, but also the terrible price people pay for deceiving others...and themselves. 1997. (Inspector Thomas Lynley)
By Donna Leon. 1995
Early one morning Guido Brunetti, Commissario of the Venice Police, confronts a grisly sight when a body of a young… man is fished out of a Venetian canal. The clues point to a violent mugging, until something very incriminating is discovered in the dead man's flat. Brunetti is convinced that somebody is taking great pains to provide a ready-made solution to the crime. Sequel to "Death at La Fenice" (DC30720). Followed by "Dressed for death". 1995. (Guido Brunetti mysteries ; 2)
By Deon Meyer, Madeleine Van Biljon. 1999
Mat Joubert, a 34-year-old Cape Town detective, has slipped into a downward spiral two years after his wife, a fellow… cop, is killed in the line of duty. His opportunity at redemption comes as he investigates a bizarre series of murders committed with a century-old Mauser pistol used by the Afrikaners in the Boer war. Trouble is, the murders appear to be completely random and unrelated. Explicit descriptions of sex and violence, explicit strong language. 1999. Uniform title: Feniks.
By Ngaio Marsh. 1967
By Ngaio Marsh. 1942
It began as an entertainment; eight people, several of them enemies, gathered for a winter weekend by a host with… a love of theatre. It ended in snowbound disaster. Everyone had an alibi and most had a motive as well but Detective Chief Inspector Roderick Alleyn, when he arrived, knew it all hung on the dancing footman. 1958.