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  • Alchemy (Giordano Bruno, Book 7)

    by S. J. Parris ...
    Series Book 7 - Giordano Bruno
    The new historical crime thriller, a Sunday Times bestseller, perfect for fans of C. J. Sansom and Hilary MantelPrague, 1588.A COURT IN TURMOILThe court of the Holy Roman Emperor, Rudolf II, is a haven for scientists, astrologers and alchemists. The dream – to discover the philosopher’s stone and attain immortality. But now there are rumours of heresy.A MURDERED ALCHEMISTGiordano Bruno is sent to ... Read more

    £4.99 £0.99

  • A Darkness in Seven Dials

    Series Book 17 - Captain Lacey Regency Mysteries
    March 1820When James Denis is arrested for murder and lands himself in Newgate, it falls to me to prove his innocence. I have nowhere to start but in a dark street in Seven Dials and the name of the unknown man Denis is supposed to have killed.I soon find myself beleaguered by enemies from Denis’s past, secret societies, and a host of people who want Denis to hang. In addition I receive word from ... Read more



  • The Tudor Deception (Ben Hope, Book 28)

    by Scott Mariani ...
    Series Book 28 - Ben Hope
    An unmissable new thriller from the master of the genreAn unsolved historical mystery. A brutal bomb attack.Only one man can track down the killers that link them both.It’s 2005: Ben Hope, recently retired from the military, is living in Ireland and using his SAS skills to find and rescue missing children.But when asked to take on the case of two boys who disappeared centuries ago, he walks away, ... Read more

    £2.99 £0.99

  • The Black Friar

    a captivating spy thriller series set in 17th century London

    by S.G. MacLean ...
    Series Book 2 - The Seeker
    'One of the best writers of Historical crime' Sunday TimesRebellion in the city, and a Royalist spy in his own ranks - Damian Seeker, Captain of Oliver Cromwell's guard, must eradicate both if the fragile Republic is not to fail.London, 1655, and Cromwell's regime is under threat from all sides. Damian Seeker, Captain of Cromwell's Guard, is all too aware of the danger facing Cromwell. Parliament ... Read more


  • SINISTER SPRING: Murder and Mystery from the Queen of Crime

    An all-new collection of spring-themed mysteries from the master of the genre.With spring comes April showers and blossoming fields – but wickedness is never far from the surface. With the turning of the year, Hercule Poirot, Jane Marple, Tommy and Tuppence and many more of Agatha Christie’s unforgettable creations tangle with a season of sinister schemes and perilous crimes.INCLUDES THE STORIES ... Read more

    £4.99 £0.99

  • Report for Murder (Lindsay Gordon Crime Series, Book 1)

    Series Book 1 - Lindsay Gordon Crime Series
    The first novel in the Lindsay Gordon series – a gripping and thrilling page-turner, starring a self-proclaimed ‘cynical socialist lesbian feminist journalist’ – from the number one bestseller Val McDermid.Freelance journalist Lindsay Gordon is strapped for cash. Why else would she agree to cover a fund-raising gala at a girls’ public school? But when the star attraction is found garrotted with ... Read more


  • Homecoming

    A Sweeping, Intergenerational Epic from the Multi-Million-Copy Bestselling Author

    by Kate Morton ...
    ‘If you haven’t read Kate Morton before, do yourself a favour’ – Graham Norton, broadcaster and bestselling author of Home StretchA breathtaking mystery of love, lies and a cold case come back to life, Homecoming is an immersive, twisting epic from the bestselling Kate Morton, told with her trademark intricacy and beauty.Adelaide Hills, 1959. At the end of a scorching hot day, in the grounds of a ... Read more

    £9.99 £5.99

  • Murder in the Bookshop

    The start of a totally addictive WW1 cozy murder mystery from Anita Davison

    by Anita Davison ...
    Series Book 1 - Miss Merrill and Aunt Violet Mysteries
    ‘A lovely mystery evocative of the period from a talented writer.’ Helena Dixon, bestselling author of the Miss Underhay mysteriesSomeone’s been read their last rites…1915, London: Working in the dusty bookshop that her Aunt Violet mysteriously inherited, Hannah Merrill is accustomed to finding twists in every tale. But discovering her beloved best friend Lily-Anne – with a paperknife thr... ... Read more

    £1.99 or Free with Kobo Plus

  • We Three Queens

    by Rhys Bowen ...
    Series Book 18 - A Royal Spyness Mystery
    New mother Lady Georgiana "Georgie" Rannoch finds herself trying to separate fact from fiction when a murder occurs while a film is being made on the grounds of her estate in a new Royal Spyness Mystery from beloved bestselling author Rhys Bowen.It's late 1936, and King Edward is in turmoil, having fallen in love with the scandalously divorced and even more scandalously American Wallis Simpson. He ... Read more



  • Serpent's Point

    Book 26 in the DI Wesley Peterson crime series

    by Kate Ellis ...
    Series Book 26 - DI Wesley Peterson
    'A beguiling author who interweaves past and present' The Times__________________Serpent's Point in South Devon is the focus of local legends. The large house on the headland is shrouded in an ancient tale of evil, and when a woman is found strangled on the coastal path, DI Wesley Peterson is called to investigate.The woman had been house-sitting at Serpent's Point and Wesley is surprised to ... Read more


  • Death by the Thames

    A completely gripping historical cozy crime from Anita Davison for 2024

    by Anita Davison ...
    Series Book 4 - The Flora Maguire Mysteries
    Flora Maguire’s life is perfect – a beautiful home in Belgravia teeming with servants, a loving husband, and new baby Arthur to enjoy. But when she is invited to tour St. Philomena’s Children’s Hospital in a deprived area near London’s newly-built Tower Bridge, she is shocked.Because there she uncovers a scandal with a dark heart – poor children are going missing from the hospital. The police seem ... Read more



  • Murder at King’s Crossing

    Series Book 8 - A Wrexford & Sloane Mystery
    For fans of Miss Scarlet and the Duke and Bridgerton—a masterfully plotted mystery that combines engaging protagonists with rich historical detail and “an unusually rich look at Regency life,” (Publishers Weekly), plus a touch of romance that readers of Amanda Quick and Deanna Raybourn will savor.Celebration is in the air at Wrexford and Charlotte’s country estate as they host the nuptials of ... Read more



  • The Book of Secrets

    The dark and dazzling new book from the bestselling author of The Clockwork Girl!

    by Anna Mazzola ...
    The thrilling and unputdownable new novel from bestselling author of The Clockwork Girl, Anna Mazzola!'Vividly alive with menace, magic, and mystery' ESSIE FOX'Exceptional. Anna Mazzola's finest work yet' ELODIE HARPER'A writer of great variety and inventiveness. A haunting, complex work' THE TIMESRome, 1659.Months after t... ... Read more



  • The Night Portrait

    by Laura Morelli ...
    ‘Historical fiction at its best’ Reader reviewThe Tattooist of Auschwitz meets Girl with a Pearl Earring in this gripping, dual-timeline historical novel about one of Leonardo da Vinci's most famous paintings and the woman who fought to save it from the Nazis.‘Simply a masterpiece… Fans of Kristin Hannah’s Nightingale and Anthony Doerr’s All the Light We Cannot See will delight in this epic novel’ ... Read more

    £2.99 £0.99

  • Her Majesty's Mischief

    The Simon & Elizabeth Mysteries, #4

    by Peg Herring ...
    Series Book 4 - The Simon & Elizabeth Mysteries
    Simon Maldon is sent by Queen Elizabeth to form an honest assessment of the her cousin Mary, the Queen of Scotland. With Simon gone, his son Henry, wife Hannah, and old friend Calkin must delve into the murder of Simon's brother-in-law, Will Clark. Determined to hide his crimes, the killer is willing—even eager—to murder again.Simon faces his own trials when outlaws capture his party. In order to ... Read more

    £2.49 or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Fatal Legacy

    by Lindsey Davis ...
    Series series Flavia Albia
    An unpaid bar bill leads Flavia Albia to her most bitter and complex case yet.Decades earlier Appius Tranquillus Surus wrote his will: it freed his slaves and bequeathed his businesses to them. He left an orchard to the Prisci, a family he was friendly with, on the condition that his freedmen could still take its harvest.The convoluted arrangement has led to a feud between the two families, each ... Read more


  • Petteril's Thief

    Series Book 1 - Lord Petteril Mysteries
    A missing family heirloom – and one of the family stole it.In the spring of 1812, Piers Withan is dragged from his beloved Oxford to be the new Viscount Petteril. Burdened by responsibilities he doesn’t want and the remnants of a family who don’t want him, he is saved from an irredeemable mistake by Ape, the small thief burgling his house.When the family heirloom known as the Petteril Necklace is ... Read more

    £2.49 £0.99 or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The Trial of Lotta Rae

    The unputdownable historical novel of 2022

    A Times Best New Historical Fiction pick, perfect for fans of The Familiars and The Binding.'KEEPS THE READER HOOKED TO THE END' - THE TIMES___________Halloween night, 1906. Lotta Rae is assaulted by a wealthy gentleman and bravely takes him to trial alongside her barrister, William.But the verdict is devastating, the consequences unimaginable. When Lotta discovers she has been betrayed, she vows ... Read more


  • A Summer Of Discontent

    The Eighth Matthew Bartholomew Chronicle

    Series Book 8 - Chronicles of Matthew Bartholomew
    For the twentieth anniversary of the start of the Matthew Bartholomew series, Sphere is delighted to reissue all of the medieval monk's cases with beautiful new series-style covers.------------------------------------The winter of 1353 has been appallingly wet, there is a fever outbreak amongst the poorer townspeople and the country is not yet fully recovered from the aftermath of the plague. The ... Read more


  • The Lost Hours

    by Susan Lewis ...
    Don’t miss the gripping new novel from the Sunday Times bestselling author!A loving marriage…Golden couple Annie and David Crayce have it all. A perfect marriage, three beautiful children and a thriving family business. Life couldn’t be better. Until the unthinkable happens…A long-buried crime…Suddenly, David is the prime suspect of a murder committed twenty years ago. As the police investigate ... Read more

    £2.99 £0.99

  • Dead Man’s Grave (DS Max Craigie Scottish Crime Thrillers, Book 1)

    Series Book 1 - DS Max Craigie Scottish Crime Thrillers
    ‘The best police procedural I’ve read in years’ Jane Casey‘Grabbed me from the first page’ Ian RankinThis grave can never be opened.The head of Scotland’s most powerful crime family is brutally murdered, his body dumped inside an ancient grave in a remote cemetery.This murder can never be forgotten.Detectives Max Craigie and Janie Calder arrive at the scene, a small town where everyone... ... Read more


  • The Dying Day

    by Vaseem Khan ...
    Series series The Malabar House Series
    A priceless manuscript. A missing scholar. A trail of riddles.Bombay, 1950For over a century, one of the world's great treasures, a six-hundred-year-old copy of Dante's The Divine Comedy, has been safely housed at Bombay's Asiatic Society. But when it vanishes, together with the man charged with its care, British scholar and war hero, John Healy, the case lands on Inspector Persis Wadia's desk ... Read more


  • The Story Collector

    by Iris Costello ...
    ‘Utterly compelling’ Heidi Swain‘Evocatively written, poignant and compulsive' Emma Curtis‘Brilliant, twisty’ Sara SheridanThree women. A long-buried secret. One voice will free them all…London, 1915: Amid the wartime chaos, Katerina is hailed as a beacon of hope for her bakery, which offers divination alongside sweet treats. But the dark truth she’s hiding could cost her ever... ... Read more


  • Queen of Diamonds

    An exciting and gripping new crime saga series

    by Beezy Marsh ...
    Series Book 3 - Queen of Thieves
    London, 1922. Orphan girl Alice dreams there's more to life than toiling long hours in Pink's jam factory. Inspired by stories about the legendary Queen of Thieves, Mary Carr, who terrorised the streets of Victorian London, Alice decides to set up her own gang: The Forty Thieves.Sly seamstress Kate Felix from Whitechapel persuades Alice they'd make the perfect team and before long, the pair are ... Read more