Murder by the Barrel

Author: Lesley Cookman
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781635969986
Release Date: 2017-10-05
Genre: Fiction

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?

Murder in the Blood

Author: Lesley Cookman
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781681469249
Release Date: 2015-06-18
Genre: Fiction

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.

Death in the Stars

Author: Frances Brody
Publisher: Minotaur Books
ISBN: 9781250154798
Release Date: 2018-02-13
Genre: Fiction

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.

Murder in Steeple Martin

Author: Lesley Cookman
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781681469232
Release Date: 2012-05-01
Genre: Fiction

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?

Let Sleeping Dogs Lie

Author: Rita Mae Brown
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 9780553392647
Release Date: 2015-10-13
Genre: Fiction

"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."--

Murder Dancing

Author: Lesley Cookman
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781682994122
Release Date: 2016-03-24
Genre: Fiction

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?

Deadly Wedding

Author: Kate Parker
ISBN: 0996483144
Release Date: 2016-09-11

Why murder a dying man? In 1938 London, Olivia attends a wedding, but when she and the bride visit the bride's grandfather, they find him dead. No surprise, except for the knife in his chest.

Treachery in Bordeaux

Author: Jean-Pierre Alaux
Publisher: Le French Book (NY)
ISBN: 1939474027
Release Date: 2014
Genre: Fiction

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

Menace at the Christmas Market

Author: Sara Rosett
Publisher: Sara Rosett
Release Date: 2016-05-04
Genre: Fiction

A Christmas Novella... With the holidays nearing, Kate has time off, a rare occurrence for a location scout. The Jane Austen documentary series is in a production lull, and she plans to spend her time searching for the perfect Christmas gift for Alex, which has turned out to be a task as difficult as finding an unspoiled location for a medieval-inspired fantasy series. Kate goes to the local Regency-themed Christmas Market in search of a gift, but a new acquaintance is poisoned. Kate is drawn into the investigation and soon realizes she must discover who wants to make sure she doesn’t ring in the New Year. Pick up your copy of this fun holiday novella today!

In and Out of Rebel Prisons

Author: Alonzo Cooper
ISBN: WISC:89067495044
Release Date: 1888
Genre: New York (State)

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.

The MUP Encyclopaedia of Australian Science Fiction and Fantasy

Author: Paul Collins
Publisher: Melbourne University
ISBN: STANFORD:36105021004945
Release Date: 1998
Genre: Fiction

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

Murder at the Laurels

Author: Lesley Cookman
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781681469157
Release Date: 2012-05-01
Genre: Fiction

New edition of the bestselling Libby Sarjeant murder mystery series that includes a map of Steeple Martin, cast of characters and bonus chapter from the next title in the series. Steeple Martin amateur detective Libby Sarjeant's friend, and sleuthing partner, psychic investigator Fran Castle, suspects that there is something suspicious about the death of her aunt in a nursing home. When Fran's long-lost relatives turn up and seem either unconcerned or obstructive, Libby and Fran are sure something is wrong, particularly as the will is missing. As usual Libby needs little persuasion to start investigating, even if she doesn't see herself as Miss Marple. They discover surprising links to Fran's own past but, as the murders multiply and the police take over, can the amateur sleuths keep on the trail?