Gallows Court

London, 1930. A headless corpse; an apparent suicide in a locked room; a man burned alive during an illusionist's show in front of thousands of people. Scotland Yard is baffled by...

Murder by the Book Mysteries for Bibliophiles

A bookish puzzle threatens an eagerly awaited inheritance; a submission to a publisher recounts a murder that seems increasingly to be a work of non-fiction; an irate novelist...

Many Deadly Returns 21 stories celebrating 21 years of Murder Squad

A dawn swim turns deadly in a brand-new short story starring DCI Vera Stanhope . . . Two bored cell-mates play a game with chilling results . . . A hen night in an isolated...

Mortmain Hall

'You died once...Tell me who arranged your resurrection, or before the day's out, you'll be dead and gone forever.'1930. A chilling encounter on London's Necropolis Railway leads...

The Story of Classic Crime in 100 Books

The main aim of detective stories is to entertain, but the best cast a light on human behaviour, and display both literary ambition and accomplishment. Even unpretentious...

Deep Waters Mysteries on the Waves

The stories in this collection will dredge up delight in crime fiction fans, as watery graves claim unsuspecting victims on the sands of an estuary and disembodied whispers...

The Christmas Card Crime

A Christmas party is punctuated by a gunshot under a policeman’s watchful eye. A jewel heist is planned amidst the glitz and glamour of Oxford Street’s Christmas shopping. And...