A Libby Sarjeant Murder Mystery

Author: Lesley Cookman

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1635969980

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

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A new title in the popular cosy crime series by bestselling author Lesley Cookman When the sleepy village of Steeple Martin announces its first beer festival, the locals are excited. Beer, sun and music, what could possibly go wrong? But when an unexpected death shakes the village, it’s up to Libby Sarjeant to solve the puzzle. Was it just another rock star death or is there something more sinister afoot?
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A Verlaque and Bonnet Mystery

Author: M. L. Longworth

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698195787

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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The fifth entry in this acclaimed series finds Verlaque and Bonnet searching for a murderer—in a crime tied to Provence’s greatest artist The next book in the Verlaque & Bonnet Provençal Mystery series, The Curse of La Fontaine, will be available from Penguin in April 2017! A friend in his cigar club asks Antoine Verlaque to visit René Rouquet, a retired postal worker who has found a rolled-up canvas in his apartment. As the apartment once belonged to Paul Cézanne, Rouquet is convinced he’s discovered a treasure. But when Antoine arrives at the apartment, he finds René dead, the canvas missing, and a mysterious art history professor standing over the body. When the painting is finally recovered, the mystery only deepens. The brushwork and color all point to Cézanne. But who is the smiling woman in the painting? She is definitely not the dour Madame Cézanne. Who killed René? Who stole the painting? And what will they do to get it back? Like Donna Leon and Andrea Camilleri, M. L. Longworth’s enchanting mysteries blend clever whodunits with gustatory delights and the timeless romance of Provence. The Mystery of the Lost Cézanne adds a new twist by immersing Antoine and Marine in a clever double narrative that costars Provence’s greatest artist. “Art theft is a hot topic on the mystery scene, and no one’s heist is livelier than Longworth’s.” —Kirkus Reviews From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Author: Lesley Cookman

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1682994716

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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The world of running is completely alien to Libby Sarjeant and her friend Fran Wolfe, but when Libby’s son Adam and Fran’s stepdaughter Sophie join the Nethergate Harriers, they have to take an interest. And when one of the runners goes missing in the middle of the Nethergate 5K, they take more than an interest! It’s not long before a body is found – and Libby and Fran are caught up in another investigation… The seventeenth instalment in the hugely popular Libby Sarjeant murder mystery series.
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Author: Laura Childs

Publisher: Berkley

ISBN: 0425266672

Category: Antique dealers

Page: 328

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Marcus Joubert in the shop owner of Oddities, next door to Carmela's Memory Mine. Carmela hears a disturbance and goes in, only to find Marcus dead! In front of Carmela and the police his assistant Mavis Sweet arrives claiming that Napoleon's Death Mask has been stolen from their shop! And then just 4 hours later reports of another stolen death mask (1 of 4 known), this time from a collector in Dallas, hits the police radios. The police suspect Joubert, but Mavis knows he is anything but a thief.
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Author: Simon Brett

Publisher: Severn House Publishers Ltd

ISBN: 1780109199

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

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When an author event at the local library ends in murder, Jude finds herself a suspect in the waspishly witty new Fethering mystery. Having been booked to give a talk at Fethering Library, successful author Burton St Clair invites his old friend Jude to come along. Although they haven?t met for twenty years, Jude is not surprised to find that St Clair hasn?t changed, with his towering ego and somewhat shaky relationship with the truth. What Jude hadn?t been suspecting however was that the evening would end in sudden, violent death. More worrying, from Jude?s point of view, is the fact that the investigating police officers seem to be convinced that she herself was responsible for the crime. With the evidence stacking up against her, Jude enlists the help of her neighbour Carole not just to solve the murder but to prevent herself from being arrested for committing it.
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Author: Lesley Cookman

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1681469243

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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Libby Sarjeant and friends are taking a well-earned holiday at a village on the Turkish coast - but despite their best intentions it seems that murder has even followed them there. When out on a boat trip they discover a body, but at first it has nothing to do with them, for once ... until they find out that the deceased was English - and so are the suspects.
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Author: Ann Granger

Publisher: Canelo

ISBN: 1788631056

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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The fifth thrilling instalment of the Campbell and Carter MysteriesWhen the body of a man killed with a point blank shot to the head is found in Crooked Man Woods, it appears to be a suicide. But when Inspector Jess Campbell and Superintendent Ian Carter begin to investigate, it soon becomes clear that not all is as it seems. This is not a suicide; it’s a murder. The victim, Carl Finch, had been causing quite a stir in the small-town community. With rising debts and complicated relationships, it looks as though the suspects are beginning to mount... Fans of the Midsomer Murders, T E Kinsey and M C Beaton will love Rooted in Evil. Praise for Ann Granger: 'Characterisation, as ever with Granger, is sharp and astringent' The Times 'Set in the familiar more of traditional country crime stories, there is nothing old-fashioned about the characters...Granger is bang up to date' Oxford Times 'Entertaining and lifelike characters...a satisfying and unexpected twist' Mystery People 'Lovely characterisation and a neat plot' Yorkshire Post
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Author: Rita Mae Brown

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 0553392646

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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"On the Ides of March, an ill wind blows no good -- especially when it knocks down a tree limb in the oldest equine graveyard in America, revealing remains that are decidedly un-equine. It falls to Master of the Foxhunt, the indomitable "Sister" Jane Arnold and her trusty hounds to investigate an old murder with present day repercussions. To start off, the complicated relations between three old families and their prize thoroughbreds must be untangled. And when Sister's troublesome nemesis Crawford Howard sticks his nose in, she must make a difficult choice. Someone has killed and will kill again to keep a dark secret, but Sister Jane is not one to let sleeping dogs lie."--
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An Agatha Raisin Mystery

Author: M. C. Beaton

Publisher: Minotaur Books

ISBN: 1250057469

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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The Witches’ Tree continues the tradition in M. C. Beaton's beloved Agatha Raisin mystery series—now a hit show on Acorn TV and public television. Cotswolds inhabitants are used to inclement weather, but the night sky is especially foggy as Rory and Molly Devere, the new vicar and his wife, drive slowly home from a dinner party in their village of Sumpton Harcourt. They strain to see the road ahead—and then suddenly brake, screeching to a halt. Right in front of them, aglow in the headlights, a body hangs from a gnarled tree at the edge of town. Margaret Darby, an elderly spinster, has been murdered—and the villagers are bewildered as to who would commit such a crime. Agatha Raisin rises to the occasion (a little glad for the excitement, to tell the truth, after a long run of lost cats and divorces on the books). But Sumpton Harcourt is a small and private village, she finds—a place that poses more questions than answers. And when two more murders follow the first, Agatha begins to fear for her reputation—and even her life. That the village has its own coven of witches certainly doesn't make her feel any better...
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Author: Jean-Pierre Alaux,Nol Balen

Publisher: Le French Book (NY)

ISBN: 9781939474025

Category: Fiction

Page: 144

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Winemaker Banjamin Cooker sets out to discover if a grand cru wine estate has fallen into disrepair from negligence or sabotage.
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Author: Alonzo Cooper

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: New York (State)

Page: 335

View: 2135

A personal account of a Civil War battle which led to the capture and imprisonment of the author along with many Union soldiers, followed by a first hand account of prison life in Confederate prisons and the successful escape by the author and his experiences in traveling over 400 miles through Confederate territory to get back to friendly lands. With an appendix of 26 pages of names, ranks, and military units of Union officers imprisoned in Macon, Georgia.
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A Kate Shackleton Mystery

Author: Frances Brody

Publisher: Minotaur Books

ISBN: 1250154790

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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France Brody captures the atmosphere and language of 1920s England while delivering a captivating plot in the ninth book of this traditional cozy mystery series featuring private investigator Kate Shackleton. Yorkshire, 1927. Eclipse fever grips the nation, and when beloved theatre star Selina Fellini approaches trusted sleuth Kate Shackleton to accompany her to a viewing party on thegrounds of Giggleswick School Chapel, Kate suspects an ulterior motive. During the eclipse, Selina's friend and co-star Billy Moffatt disappears and is later found dead in the chapel grounds. Kate can't help but dig deeper and soon learns that two other members of the theatre troupe died in similarly mysterious circumstances in the past year. With the help of Jim Sykes and Mrs Sugden, Kate sets about investigating the deaths -and whether there is a murderer in the company. When Selina's elusive husband Jarrod– who was injured in the war and is subject to violent mood swings—comes back on the scene, Kate beginsto imagine something far deadlier at play, and wonders just who will be next topay the ultimate price for fame.
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Author: Lesley Cookman

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1681469235

Category: Fiction

Page: 309

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New edition includes map of Steeple Martin, list of characters and free bonus chapter from the next title in the bestselling Libby Sarjeant Murder Mystery series. Artist and ex-actress Libby Sarjeant is busy directing a play for the opening of a new theatre in her village when one of her cast is found murdered. The play, written by her friend Peter, is based on real events in his family, disturbing and mysterious, which took place in the village during the last war. As the investigation into the murder begins to uncover a tangled web of relationships in the village, it seems that the events dramatised in the play still cast a long shadow, dark enough to inspire murder. Libby's natural nosiness soon leads her into the thick of the investigation, but is she too close to Peter's family, and in particular his cousin Ben, to be able to recognise the murderer?
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Author: Paul Collins,Steven Paulsen,Sean McMullen

Publisher: Melbourne University

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 188

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This book covers all Australian science fiction and fantasy authors, books and stories, as well as important magazines, sub-genres and works published electronically.
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Author: Lesley Cookman

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1682994120

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

View: 3148

The sixteenth in the acclaimed Libby Sarjeant murder mystery series by Lesley Cookman. Max Tobin brings his all-male dance company to Steeple Martin, with his new ballet Pendle, based on the infamous Pendle Witch Trials, due to be performed at the Oast Theatre. There have been unpleasant incidents during rehearsals in London, and Max asks Libby Sarjeant and her friend Fran Wolfe to look into them. To everyone's surprise, the seriousness of the incidents escalates until, inevitably, someone is murdered. While the police look into the murder, Libby and Fran wonder why someone seemed so set against the ballet. Were occult forces at work, or was there a more worldly, personal motive?
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Author: Margery Allingham

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 144821422X

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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Classic Crime from the Golden Age, the second in the Albert Campion Series. Margery Allingham is J.K. Rowling's favourite Golden Age author. Albert Campion is sailing home when he saves the life of fellow passenger, Judge Crowdy Lobbett. Hunted by the notoriously deadly Simister gang, it seems as though the judge's troubles have followed him from America. Determined to catch the infamous gang leader, Albert bundles the judge, along with his son Marlowe and beautiful daughter Isopel, to the manor at Mystery Mile, where he hopes to lure the villain out into the open. But the safe haven of Mystery Mile is soon invaded by danger, and when people start disappearing, the race to uncover the enigma of their enemy's true identity becomes ever more urgent. Mystery Mile, first published in 1930, is the second Margery Allingham novel starring eccentric and well-loved amateur sleuth, Albert Campion.
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A Libby Sarjeant Short Story

Author: Lesley Cookman

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1681469146

Category: Fiction

Page: 63

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It's the run-up to Christmas, Libby Sarjeant and her friend Fran have been invited to stay at grand old Mallowan Manor to investigate some mysterious rumours which are preventing the owner from selling up. A weird cast of characters, including an ageing actress and an enigmatic butler, makes Libby feel like she's ended up in an Agatha Christie plot ...
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Author: Lesley Cookman

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1681469189

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 2058

Fourth title in the bestselling Libby Sarjeant murder mystery series. This new edition contains a map of Steeple Martin, cast of characters and a bonus chapter from the next title in the series. Psychic investigator Fran Castle gets a request from the police to help when a body is discovered on a rocky island in the middle of Nethergate Bay. Libby Sarjeant, Fran's sleuthing partner, is on the case too, as they delve into the shameful world of the exploitation of illegal immigrants. Libby's partner Ben is concerned that her occasionally over-enthusiastic investigations might get her into trouble: his worries seem justified as Libby and Fran get on the trail of a war-time fascist spy and they become a nuisance to a killer.
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Author: Maureen Jennings

Publisher: McClelland & Stewart Limited

ISBN: 0771043023

Category: Fiction

Page: 345

View: 6488

A young girl's naked body is found in a deserted lane in the middle of winter, 1895, and Toronto Detective William Murdoch must find out why she had to die that way in order to prevent another similar murder.
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