By Alys Clare
Sir Josse d’Acquin and Helewise are summoned to Southfire corridor, the place Josse’s aged uncle, Hugh, lies death, surrounded by way of his young children. however the pair quickly discovers that Hugh’s in poor health healthiness isn't the in simple terms reason behind misery in the home: for Hugh’s son and inheritor, Herbert, has taken an uncongenial new spouse, the widowed woman Cyrille.
Josse and Helewise are distracted via the invention of an injured younger guy at the highway outdoor at the night in their arrival, however the longer they continue to be in the home, the extra they consider that anything is especially unsuitable. What occurred to Josse’s cousin Aeleis, who not anyone speaks of? the place is woman Cyrille’s small son? And why do they either suppose as though the home itself is alive – and threatened by means of imminent evil?
By Kaite Welsh
Kaite Welsh's exciting THE UNQUIET middle is the second one within the gothic Sarah Gilchrist sequence, following a scientific pupil became detective in Victorian Edinburgh.
Sarah Gilchrist has no goal of marrying her uninteresting fiancé Miles, the fellow her kin wish will repair her acceptance and placed an finish to her goals of turning into a physician, but if he's arrested for a homicide she is certain he did not devote she unearths herself his reluctant best friend. underneath the genteel façade of higher type Edinburgh lurks blackmail, adultery, poison and insanity and Sarah needs to go back to Edinburgh's slums, again alleys and asylums as she discovers the darkish earlier a few relatives the place not anyone is what they appear, even Miles himself. It additionally brings her again into the orbit of her mercurial professor, Gregory Merchiston - he sees Sarah as his protegee, yet can he stave off his demons lengthy adequate to educate her the talents that would retailer her life?
By George Gardiner
Caesar's deadly look for love ...
Ancient Rome, a hundred thirty years after Christ yet nonetheless centuries ahead of Christians in achieving country attractiveness. Caesar Hadrian is the ruler of an unlimited Empire on the peak of its wealth & strength. one in every of "the 5 solid emperors", Hadrian dominates a tradition governed by way of pagan values, inequities, & ambiguous sexualities.
From a merciless war's victory Triumph via Rome's discussion board, to a drunken revel at Athens' Acropolis; from the stirring pleasure of a board hunt within the forests of Bithynia, to the steam rooms of a grand Roman bath-house; from the opulent bordellos of Alexandria, to the privateness of an emperor's mattress chamber, Hadrian's look for love destroys the very individual he so much adores.
During his 400-strong touring Court's leisurely excitement trip via Egypt Hadrian's better half & 'Favorite', Antinous of Bithynia, is located lifeless one sunrise underneath the waters of the River Nile. Hadrian is distraught. Is it a drunken prank long past improper, suicide, homicide, or whatever way more sinister?
Hadrian instructions the historian, barrister, & renown libertine Suetonius Tranquillus to urgently examine. he's given seventy two hours to figure out the reason for loss of life. Suetonius, ever opportune, hires a hetaera sex-worker concubine, Surisca of Antioch, as an an interpreter & paramour to help the research. among them & their courtier colleagues, they interrogate contributors of the courtroom as numerous new deaths happen. during their research they discover a subterranean conspiracy which unearths greater than Hadrian may need to understand, or wish others to understand. They expose the uninhibited appetites of the ruling sessions amid the elemental human desire for affection & bonding, regardless of the relationship.
THE HADRIAN ENIGMA is Suetonius's mystery checklist of the research into one in every of history's so much interesting, suspicious fatalities. It depicts an period of comfy morals one of the elites which sanctions males loving males in a sexist macho tradition of warrior delight, honor & disgrace.
By Ian Morson
Master William Falconer, the dedicated scientist understands, or thinks he is familiar with, a rational rationalization needs to lay at the back of the emissary’s loss of life yet earlier than the secret is solved he has to query the stability of his methods.
By Fay Risner
By Carrie Bebris,A. Zabini
By Yokomizo Seishi,René de Ceccatty,Ryôji Nakamura
By Wolfgang Schüler
Als ihr Zug im Leipziger Hauptbahnhof einläuft, wird auf sie geschossen, und eine Kugel tötet eine unbeteiligte Passantin. Holmes und Watson können den Täter überwältigen und sind überrascht. Es ist kein Geringerer als Colonel Moran, der ehemalige Stabschef von Professor Moriarty, dem größten und gefährlichsten Widersacher des Detektivs.
Moran kann fliehen, und Holmes und Watson heften sich an seine Fersen. Die Spur führt nach Dresden. Auch wenn Professor Moriarty schon lange tot ist, deutet doch alles darauf hin, dass seine ehemalige Verbrecherbande nun unter neuer Führung in Sachsen aktiv geworden ist. Der größte Detektiv aller Zeiten sieht sich einer Aufgabe von monströsem Ausmaß gegenüber.
By Kate Griffin,Alejandro Palomas
By Jack Martin
When President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s lifestyles is threatened, FBI Director Hoover has no selection yet to dispatch Agent Harry Bierce, the single guy he can belief to forestall an assassination. challenge is, Bierce is no ordinary agent. with out verifiable background, Hoover has no technique to keep an eye on him or his equipment. who prefer to paintings on my own and short of no acknowledgement for his half in fixing high-profile crimes, Bierce often single-handedly brings criminals to justice whilst different brokers have failed. but if his look for the murderer leads him right into a net of corruption, he comes up opposed to neighborhood legislation enforcement who are looking to safeguard their reputations and federal brokers who wish revenge, it doesn't matter what the stakes.