New general fiction

9780719816253An Unholy Whiff of Death by Joyce Cato

When asked to judge the neighbouring village’s Flower Show, vicar’s wife Monica Noble is thrilled, even if she can’t tell a begonia from an azalea! This year, competition is fierce, and when her fellow judge, a well-liked vicar, is killed, Monica must wake up and smell the roses. A second murder quickly follows, this time a local scientist. Monica must help the local detective to solve the two murders and find the killer – quickly, before anyone else dies.

Joyce Cato was born in Oxford and worked as a secretary before becoming a full-time writer.

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9780719817649Cardinal Obsession by Roy Lewis

D.C.I. Cardinal’s plans to smash the gang of his old adversary Gus Clifford are thwarted by the discovery of a dead man in Northumberland. He assigns D.S. Grout to investigate the murder while he continues to lead the hunt for Clifford. Grout’s investigation begins at Hadrian’s Wall but a second murder leads both men to the centre of an international art-smuggling organization on the Bodensee. Cardinal and Grout must uncover the identity of the killer before he strikes again, and stop the Clifford gang.

Roy Lewis is a well-established crime writer with over sixty novels to his name. A former college principal and inspector of schools, he now runs business training programs and lives in the North of England, where he sets many of his books.

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Inspector Abberline and the Just King by Simon Clark9780719816567

1890: A killer stalks the Isle of Faxfleet – a tiny, independent kingdom on the River Humber in Yorkshire. Faxfleet is inhabited by eccentrics, oddballs and Victorian dropouts, and is ruled by King Ludwig, a man obsessed with creating an academy of geniuses. When one of the academy members is killed by an arrow while climbing a tree, Scotland Yard despatches Inspector Abberline, the world-famous ‘Ripper Detective’, and his assistant Thomas Lloyd, to investigate. The case is as fascinating as it is perplexing, and leads to a series of decidedly peculiar crimes and a thrilling climax that plunges both men into danger.

Since selling his first ghost story to a radio station as a teenager, Simon Clark has had a prolific career as a horror writer. His previous novels include This Rage of Echoes and Midnight Bazaar – A Secret Arcade of Strange and Eerie Tales, also published by Robert Hale. Having previously worked as both a strawberry-picker and a shelf-stacker, Simon Clark now writes full-time and has won a British Fantasy Society Award for his work.

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9780719816079The Work of a Narrow Mind by Faith Martin

When ex-DI Hillary Greene, now working for the cold-case squad, is assigned to the tragic murder of an old woman, she’s determined to track down the killer. But with her partner pressing for an answer to his proposal of marriage, and a new boss, it won’t be easy, especially as her team’s newest addition seems to have his own agenda for being there – an agenda that’s leading him into big trouble. Luckily Hillary’s a multi-tasker – nobody is going to get away with murder on her watch.

Faith Martin was born in Oxford. She began her working life as a secretary but left to pursue her dream of becoming a writer. A Narrow Victory is the latest book in the thrilling Hillary Greene series.

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New Buried River Press title: A Fugitive Englishman by Roy Lews

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A Fugitive Englishman

Edwin James reaches the height of his professional
career in the law when, on the brink of being knighted, legal scandals and debt force him to flee England with his new bride and attempt to establish a new career in America.

There, his involvement with the most sensational actress of the day soon destroys his marriage, and he quickly finds himself recruited into Colonel Lafayette Baker’s Secret Detective Service investigating Fenian activity in New York’s hell-hole, the Five Point. And it isn’t long before he joinsforces with former political assassin, Carlos Rudio, in the hunt for John Wilkes Booth, the murderer of President Lincoln.

Forced to work with corrupt judges and policemen in
New York he becomes involved with the most
notorious fraudsters of the day, and always in the
background lie the lurking dangers that arise from the
shadows of his scandalous past, shadows that
threaten to rise up and engulf him once more….!

Roy Lewis

Roy Lewis is a well-established crime writer with
over sixty novels to his name. A former college
principal and inspector of schools, he now runs
business training programmes and lives in the North
of England, where he sets many of his books.

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OUT NOW: Breaths of Suspicion by Roy Lewis

Breaths of Suspicion by Roy LewisRoy Lewis is a well-established crime writer with over sixty novels to his name. He lives in the north of England where he sets many of his books. A former college principal and inspector of schools, he now runs business training programmes, and has business interests in Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia. He has three children – all of them lawyers.

Praise for the Author

‘A literate, thoughtful examination of human nature’ – Booklist

‘A thorough, unpretentious and immensely solid piece of work with an interesting and likeable hero’ – TLS

‘Tightly written, well paced and relentlessly accurate’ – Oxford Times

‘An emotionally tense thriller from a master of investigative crime’ – Publishing News

Breaths of Suspicion by Roy Lewis Official Synopsis

As his rise in the legal profession accelerates, Edwin James seeks to further enhance his prospects by obtaining a seat in Parliament. However, James finds that he must first act as an election agent in what is quickly seen as the most corrupt election in mid-Victorian England.

In spite of the powerful backing of senior politicians, including the Prime Minister Lord Palmerston, he finds he is still dogged by old scandals and unforgiving enemies. Burdened by increading debt, James is suspected of being involved in the mysterious death of an old enemy, Lord George Bentinck, and the apparent suicide of the greatest swindler of the day, banker John Sadleir.

As he reaches the heights of his profession and finally obtains his seat in Parliament, he finds he is still tainted by the breaths of suspicion that might yet bring about his downfall…

Breaths of Suspicion by Roy Lewis is available to buy now with a limited time only discount of 30%

Breaths of Suspicion by Roy Lewis