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Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British

Silent in the Grave (P&R12)
Series: Parish & Richards, Book 12. Price: $5.60 USD. Words: 85,350. Language: English. Published: March 19, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
Parish and Richards are on a body hunt. Xena – with the help of Charlie Baxter, Cookie and Jenifer – conducts an investigation from her hospital bed to prove Stick is innocent, even though he won’t help himself. Kowalski can’t concentrate on his job with Jerry in a drug-induced coma in the hospital, so he tackles an unsolved cold case from the 1980s called the Red Spider murders.
The Actuary in Trouble
Series: The Calculated Risk. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 87,730. Language: English. Published: May 13, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
Recovering from the devastation of Rohan’s last job as The Actuary, Emma Andreyev tries to settle into life as lady of the manor in the small English town of Market Harborough. But as her husband retires his alter ego and promises to become a respectable businessman, trouble descends from too many quarters to be pure coincidence. The Andreyevs are in trouble; but who's at the centre of it?
L'incidente Chiappero - Pescottino: Delitti di Provincia 4
Series: Delitti di provincia, Book 4. Price: $3.38 USD. Words: 18,660. Language: Italian. Published: May 9, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
L'apparenza inganna. Pucci, investigatore privato, viene chiamato da due anziane sorelle a risolvere l'enigma di un duplice incidente mortale di molti anni prima in cui era rimasto vittima anche il loro padre. Ben presto, l'investigatore si troverà coinvolto in una intricata matassa il cui bandolo si trova molti anni più indietro, ma che porterà a notevoli colpi di scena.
The Second Death of Dr Finck
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 41,440. Language: English. Published: May 4, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
Two men are found in a beached boat, one dead, one seriously injured, stretching the resources of an already under-funded police force. Suspended DI Jack Sallt is reluctantly rushed back on duty to face his most perplexing and dangerous case yet, where old foes move in the shadows and he has to face his enemies head on, risking not only his own life but also those of his colleagues and loved ones.
The Murder Hole
Series: Jean Fairbairn/Alasdair Cameron Mysteries. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 116,010. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
Jean Fairbairn has an appointment with scientist Roger Dempsey, who wants to prove the Loch Ness monster really exists. But what scientific instrument can plumb the mysteries of death? And will another encounter bridge the depths between Jean and Alasdair Cameron, or will their story end at the hands of a murderer, in the icy water of a loch that never gives up its dead?
The Price of Protection
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 47,160. Language: English. Published: June 11, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
In this latest adventure, DI Mike Malone finds that the East End mobs have set up camp in his adopted town. Businesses and proprietors are under threat and this is not the only problem that Mike has to solve. A monster is prowling the riverbanks at night. Protection is the keyword, but at what price?
Deceit is in the Heart (P&R15)
Series: Parish & Richards, Book 15. Price: $5.50 USD. Words: 82,120. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
Richards is seconded to the Serious Crime Analysis Section (SCAS). When Epping detectives put Carrie's murder on the pending pile, Parish knows that he must find her killer. Jerry goes back to work, and decides to take things easy. Stick & Xena question a man about a murder confession.
Mermaids of Bodega Bay
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 114,070. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
Suspecting that his estranged wife is having an affair with a famous artist, Scottish Police Superintendent Terrence Reid, heir to a whiskey fortune and Scottish title, travels to the small California seaside town of Bodega Bay to try to win her back—only to discover that her lover’s six-year-old daughter is missing, and his wife and her lover under suspicion of murder.
The English Mysteries
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 118,590. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2015 by vinspirepublishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
Two international mysteries in one! Set in a sleepy town in England, these books take you into the mind of a renowned Inspector and take you on a journey to catch a killer.
You Can Lead a Horse to Water
Series: Proverbial Crime Mysteries, Book 3. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 65,330. Language: English. Published: January 2, 2018 by Gemma. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
Mystery writer Caro Layton-Browning is thrilled when her small town of Seneca Meadows decides to throw a fall festival. But when a "murder mystery hunt" at the festival results in a real deal body at the end of the night, Caro suddenly finds herself up caught up in corpses, criminals, and counterfeit handbags as she tracks down a killer!
Sette note e un pescespada - Delitti di provincia 9
Series: Delitti di provincia, Book 9. Price: $3.38 USD. Words: 38,120. Language: Italian. Published: April 23, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
Un paesino la cui unica rilevanza storica è un processo medioevale alle streghe... Un incidente misterioso che coinvolge in modo grottesco una intera comunità... Un'arma del delitto a dir poco stravagante... Riuscirà il maresciallo Pucci a districare questa complicatissima matassa?
La morte in calzamaglia - Delitti di provincia 8
Series: Delitti di provincia, Book 8. Price: $3.38 USD. Words: 25,310. Language: Italian. Published: November 2, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Il convegno annuale degli investigatori si tiene a Venezia, con tanto di serata di gala e partita a cluedo. Ma quando tutto sembra sprofondare nella noia, ecco che la morte in calzamaglia entra in scena...
A Time to Kill (P&R14)
Series: Parish & Richards, Book 14. Price: $5.60 USD. Words: 83,430. Language: English. Published: November 10, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
Parish & Richards investigate what appears to be the simple case of a woman who was sexually assaulted and murdered in her own apartment, but Richards is convinced it's the work of a serial killer . . . Stick & Xena attend the A&E at King George Hospital to investigate a woman who says that she murdered her boyfriend, but things are a lot more complicated than they first appear . . .
Chains of Illusion (Cyrus Kane #2)
Price: $3.70 USD. Words: 30,160. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
(Novella: 23,000-words) Detective Inspector Cyrus Kane’s working holiday in Cornwall has come to an end. He has returned to Brick Lane Police Station in London to re-join his partner – Detective Sergeant Jenny Wells. As well as trying to solve the murder of his wife and unborn child three months’ previously, on their first day back a top orthopaedic surgeon is murdered.
Notes on Some Singular Cases of Mr. Sherlock Holmes
Price: $4.49 USD. Words: 42,590. Language: British English. Published: February 23, 2018 by j-views Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
Five adventures of Sherlock Holmes, four of which are mentioned in the Canon, and all written in the style of the originals.
The Best Corpse for the Job
Series: Lindenshaw Mysteries. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 81,420. Language: English. Published: November 24, 2014 by Riptide Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » General
Schoolteacher Adam Matthews just wants to help select a new headteacher and go home. The governors at Lindenshaw St Crispin’s have already failed miserably at finding the right candidate, so it’s make or break this second time round. But when one of the applicants is found strangled in the school, what should have been a straightforward decision turns tempestuous in their small English village.
The Thornham Copyist
Series: The Catrin Sayer Novels, Book 7. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 101,680. Language: British English. Published: November 23, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
The seventh Catrin Sayer Mystery. While dealing with some significant personal challenges, Detective Inspector Catrin Sayer is drawn into an investigation into a forgery found in a Norfolk museum, but it leads quickly to a violent confrontation with a North London biker gang.
A Show of Hands - the first Winston Crisp mystery
Series: The Winston Crisp Mysteries. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 84,230. Language: English. Published: January 19, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
“In the venerable Winston Crisp, Crossman has created an engaging, plausible sleuth who relies on brain rather than brawn.” New York Times best-selling author Tess Gerritsen / “David Crossman is a wizard!” Kennebec Sunday Journal / “…sheer wind-chased delight.” Courier Publications / “...fast-paced and full of enough twists and turns to engage the most avid reader." - Maine Sunday Telegram
A Cake To Die For
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 32,920. Language: English. Published: January 4, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
Summer should be a time when DI Mike Malone can sit with his family, watching a game of cricket while enjoying the occasional slice of cake. However, when a young wife ends up dead, it appears that the cakes on offer at the cricket match do more than add a few extra pounds. In this latest mystery, Mike has to find out why, for some ladies, baking a cake can be the quickest way to a sticky end.
Promenade with Death
Series: Pitkirtly Mysteries. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 61,930. Language: British English. Published: October 23, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy
This is the 14th novel in the Pitkirtly Mystery series, set in a fictitious small town on the coast of Fife. When an amateur theatre group plans a promenade performance on Pitkirtly Island in the dark - on Hallowe'en - this seems to Amaryllis like a recipe for disaster, so naturally she pays close attention to the project...