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English Mysteries

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At Bertram's Hotel
by Agatha Christie Details
Miss Jane Marple has checked into Bertram's Hotel in London for a much-needed vacation. The last thing she expects is that this elegant establishment, known for its service and old-world charm, could be embroiled in scandal. But after a series of strange events-including the disappearance of a fellow guest, the arrival of a notorious celebrity bad boy, and finally, a shocking murder-she finds herself drawn into a multifaceted mystery.
Case Histories
by Kate Atkinson Details
Case One: Olivia Land, youngest and most beloved of the Land girls, goes missing in the night and is never seen again. Case Two: Theo delights in his daughter Laura's wit, beauty, and selfless love. But her first day as an associate in his law firm is also the day when Theo's world turns upside down. Case Three: Michelle looks around one day and finds herself trapped in a hell of her own making, with a very needy baby and a very demanding husband -- until a fit of rage creates a grisly escape route. As Private Detective Jackson Brodie investigates all three cases, startling connections emerge. Inextricably caught up in his clients' emotions, Jackson finds their unshakable need for resolution very much like his own.
Cold Is the Grave
by Peter Robinson Details
Chief Constable Riddle asks Chief Inspector Alan Banks to quietly find his runaway teenage daughter, who has appeared on an Internet pornography site. Banks returns with Emily Riddle, but she experiences more trouble at home in Yorkshire, England. Strong language and some violence.
Cover Her Face
by P.D. James Details
Mrs. Maxie's new maid Sally Jupp walks about the house with the triumphantly smug smile of one who has a secret. When she is murdered, it is up to Dalgliesh to discover what lay behind the smile.
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Adam Dalgliesh
Death comes to Pemberley
by P. D. James Details
Pemberley is thrown into chaos after Elizabeth Bennett's disgraced sister Lydia arrives and announces that her husband Wickham has been murdered.
Instrument of slaughter
by Edward. Marston Details
Investigating the murder of a conscientious objector during the height of World War I, Inspector Marmion and Sergeant Keedy find the case complicated by a lack of public sympathy and the popularity of a chief suspect.
Maisie Dobbs: A Novel
by Jacqueline Winspear Details
Private detective Maisie Dobbs must investigate the reappearance of a dead man who turns up at a cooperative farm called the Retreat that caters to men who are recovering their health after World War I.
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Maisie Dobbs
More than meets the eye : a Lambert & Hook mystery
by J. M. Gregson Details
Dennis Cooper is one of the few full-time resident National Trust curators in England and lives with his wife in the grounds of the spectacular Westbourne Gardens, which receives thousands of visitors each year. On the face of things, Dennis lives a perfect life and has a dream job, but this idyllic setting is riven with dark secrets, and it isn't long before foul play draws Lambert and Hook into this troubled Eden.
The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie
by Alan Bradley Details
Eleven-year-old Flavia de Luce, an aspiring chemist with a passion for poison, must exonerate her father of murder. Armed with more than enough knowledge to tie two distant deaths together and examine new suspects, she begins a search that will lead her all the way to the King of England himself.
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Flavia De Luce
To Shield the Queen: A Mystery at Queen Elizabeth I's Court
by Fiona Buckley Details
As a lady-in-waiting to Queen Elizabeth I, widow Ursula Blanchard is sent to nurse the ailing wife of a courtier. When her patient is murdered, Ursula uncovers a treasonous plot against Elizabeth. Meanwhile, Ursula falls in love and marries a Frenchman.
Updated 02/17/2015
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