Murder on the Oxford Canal

Author: Faith Martin
Publisher:
ISBN: 1912106213
Release Date: 2017
Genre: Canals

Meet DI Hillary Greene, a police woman fighting to save her career. Not only has she lost her husband, but his actions have put her under investigation for corruption. Then a bashed and broken body is found floating in the Oxford Canal. It looks like the victim fell off a boat, but Hillary is not so sure. Her investigation exposes a dark background to the death. Can Hillary clear her name and get to the bottom of a fiendish conspiracy on the water?

Murder in the Village

Author: Faith Martin
Publisher:
ISBN: 1912106086
Release Date: 2017
Genre: Policewomen

Meet DI Hillary Greene, a police woman fighting to save her career. A would-be politician is found battered to death in the kitchen. His wife's alibi is full of holes and there's another woman in the background. And what about his seemingly mild-mannered political rival? DI Hillary Greene tries to get to the bottom of this perplexing murder. She certainly doesn't think the prime suspect is as guilty as everyone thinks. Just as she'd about to make a breakthrough, everything is turned upside down by a fatal development in another case she is working on... Can Hillary find the murderer and will she survive a brush with one of Oxford's most dangerous criminals?

Murder at the University

Author: Faith Martin
Publisher:
ISBN: 1912106183
Release Date: 2017
Genre: Murder

"A pretty French student is found dead in her room at an exclusive Oxford college. Everyone thinks it is another tragic case of accidental drug overdose. but Detective Hillary Greene has a nose for the truth. She quickly discovers that the student was involved in some very unusual activities. With a shocking cause of death found, the case becomes a high-profile murder investigation. Adding to the pressure, Hillary's nemesis is transferred to work with her at the station. Can Hillary keep her cool and get justice for the unfortunate student?"--Page 4 of cover

Close to Home

Author: Cara Hunter
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781524704841
Release Date: 2018-03-06
Genre: Fiction

A brilliantly plotted psychological crime novel about a missing child and the scandal that erupts in the aftermath with a shocking twist They know who did it. Perhaps not consciously. Perhaps not yet. But they know. When eight-year-old Daisy Mason vanishes from her family’s Oxford home during a costume party, Detective Inspector Adam Fawley knows that nine times out of ten, the offender is someone close to home. And Daisy’s family is certainly strange—her mother is obsessed with keeping up appearances, while her father is cold and defensive under questioning. And then there’s Daisy’s little brother, so withdrawn and uncommunicative . . . DI Fawley works against the clock to find any trace of the little girl, but it’s as if she disappeared into thin air—no one saw anything; no one knows anything. But everyone has an opinion, and everyone, it seems, has a secret to conceal. With a story that feels all too real, Close to Home is the best kind of suspense—the kind that sends chills down your spine and keeps you up late at night, thrilled and terrified.

A Narrow Victory

Author: Faith Martin
Publisher: Robert Hale
ISBN: 9780719814334
Release Date: 2015-05-01
Genre: Fiction

Once again, ex-DI Hillary Greene is delving into the archives, trying to discover who killed an interior designer at a swanky New Years' Eve Party in 1999. Somebody clearly didn't want Felix Olliphant to enjoy the momentous occasion of seeing in not only a brand new year, but a brave new millennium. The trouble is, the more she learns about her murder victim, the less likely it seems that anyone would want him dead—he was a genuinely decent human being, and she can't find anyone with a bad word to say about him. To add to her woes, it seems her lover and immediate superior, Detective Superintendent Steven Crayle, is being lured away from her team with offers of a promotion elsewhere. Can she keep her mind on the job, and find out who killed Felix? Or is this the first cold case that will defeat even her?

A Narrow Trajectory

Author: Faith Martin
Publisher: Robert Hale Ltd
ISBN: 9780719820915
Release Date: 2016-08-31
Genre: Fiction

Ex-DI Hillary Greene has been handed a tall order – she’s to reopen all the missing persons cases for a group of young women, in an attempt to help Det. Chief Superintendent Steven Crayle bring down one of Thames Valley’s most wanted. This will also help one of the members of her team, Jake Barnes, finally get some answers about his long-lost sister, Jasmine. But things won’t be easy. Hillary’s lover, Steven Crayle, is finally leaving the Crime Review Team; she has to ‘break in’ her new boss, Roland ‘Rollo’ Sale. And young Wendy Turnbull, another member of Hillary’s team, finds the life led by vulnerable young women forced onto the street almost too hard to handle. As if all that wasn’t enough, Hillary has the knife-wielding lieutenant of the local crime boss to contend with, and an insane S&M madam who gives her a severe case of the creeps. And – oh yes – she has to finally take the plunge and leave her old life, and her beloved narrowboat behind, and move into her new home, doing something that she had vowed never to do again: trust a man with her heart. But apart from all that, it’s just another day at the office....

Down a Narrow Path

Author: Faith Martin
Publisher: Ulverscroft Large Print Books
ISBN: 1847827071
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Fiction

DI Hillary Greene is feeling the strain. A sniper is on the loose, killing police officers all over the UK, and the atmosphere at Thames Valley Police HQ is understandably tense. But it is business as usual when a wealthy woman is found murdered in her home in the pleasant little village of Bletchington. Hillary soon learns that the victim was universally unpopular and suspects are thick on the ground.Things don't get any better when she learns DC Keith Barrington has been keeping secrets and has the potential to be very disruptive to her team. Things too are coming to a head with her extremely competent, if very underhanded sergeant, Gemma Fordham.But even as Hillary searches for a vicious and cold-blooded killer, a tragic event is looming on the horizon that will rock her world. Is this going to be the end for her?

Heartstone

Author: C. J. Sansom
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101475471
Release Date: 2011-01-20
Genre: Fiction

The epic fifth novel in the Matthew Shardlake Tudor Mystery series by the bestselling author of Winter in Madrid and Dominion Summer 1545. A massive French armada is threatening England, and Henry VIII has plunged the country into economic crisis to finance the war. Meanwhile, an old servant of Queen Catherine Parr has asked Matthew Shardlake to investigate claims of "monstrous" wrongs committed against a young ward of the court. As the French fleet approaches, Shardlake's inquiries reunite him with an old friend-and an old enemy close to the throne. This fast-paced fifth installment in C. J. Sansom's "richly entertaining and reassuringly scholarly series" (Marilyn Stasio, The New York Times Book Review) will enchant fans of Wolf Hall, Bring Up the Bodies, and The Other Boleyn Girl.

A narrow escape

Author: Faith Martin
Publisher:
ISBN: 1848450028
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Canals

"Under internal investigation for corruption, Oxfordshire DI Hillary Greene is fighting to save her career. When a body is found in the canal, she knows she's only been given the case as it's a straightforward matter of accidental death. But when her investigation points to murder, she realises this is much bigger than anyone expected. . . "

A Narrow Margin of Error

Author: Faith Martin
Publisher: Robert Hale
ISBN: 9780719811135
Release Date: 2013-07-30
Genre: Fiction

Ex-DI Hilary Green, now working as a civilian consultant to her former Thames Valley bosses, is happy to be handed another cold case murder file. Who killed a young Oxford student at his digs over ten years ago, and why? It doesn't take her long to discover that the young man in question was something of a sexual athlete, and suspects aren't exactly in short supply, and soon she's concentrating her investigation on those he bedded and discarded. But tracking down a killer isn't her only problem. She's picked up a stalker - and his campaign of sending flowers and intimidating messages is heating up. But when his 'gifts' begin to lead her to a number of missing women, Hillary Greene realizes she may have a much bigger problem on her hands than she thought.

A Narrow Return

Author: Faith Martin
Publisher: Robert Hale
ISBN: 9780719807527
Release Date: 2012-10-31
Genre: Fiction

Ex-Detective Inspector Hillary Greene returns to Thames Valley to work on cold cases for her new boss. Now a civilian, she not only has to cope with the loss of her professional status, but she has also acquired a stalker. When her superior, Superintendent Steven Crayle, is unsure about letting someone with Greene's reputation on his team he hands her a twenty-year old murder file that's as cold as a blizzard. Who would want to slaughter a housewife and loving mother of three in her own home? And after all these years, if the original team couldn't make a case, what chance is there of justice now? With something to prove, to both herself and her new boss, Hillary Greene knuckles down to catch a killer... A Narrow Return is another thrilling episode of the ever popular Hillary Greene series as told by master storyteller, Faith Martin.

Walk a Narrow Mile

Author: Faith McBurney Martin
Publisher:
ISBN: 1444821091
Release Date: 2014
Genre: Detective and mystery stories

Ex-DI Hillary Greene, now working as a consultant to the cold-case team of the Thames Valley Police, is still traumatized by a vicious attack from a stalker who, it now appears, was responsible for a string of other cases involving missing girls. Her bosses are worried she is not up to the job - and Hillary, too, suffers despair at her failure to make progress and catch the man who might not be content the next time simply to leave her with one scar to remember him by...

With a Narrow Blade

Author: Faith Martin
Publisher: Robert Hale
ISBN: 9780709095354
Release Date: 2011-11-30
Genre: Fiction

Will this be DI Hillary Greene's first failure on a murder case? When an elderly lady is stabbed to death in her own home, D.I. Hillary Greene is instantly puzzled. The house doesn't appear to have been robbed, Flo Jenkins herself was well-liked by her neighbours and she hadn't an enemy in the world. Also, it was widely known that she was very unwell and when the post mortem reveals that she was riddled with cancer and had only weeks, maybe even days left to live, Hillary's even more nonplussed. Why kill a dying woman? To make matters worse, her team is distracted by her sergeant, Janine Tyler's upcoming marriage to Superintendent Philip Mallow and subsequent transfer out of HQ. Then her new DC turns out to have something of a violent temper and an uncertain past. With no forensics, no leads and only a junkie nephew as a vague suspect, is this going to be Hillary Greene's first failure on a murder case?

The Wench is Dead

Author: Colin Dexter
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 9780330468909
Release Date: 2008-09-04
Genre: Fiction

That night he dreamed in Technicolor. He saw the ochre-skinned, scantily clad siren in her black, arrowed stockings. And in Morse's muddled computer of a mind, that siren took the name of one Joanna Franks . . . The body of Joanna Franks was found at Duke's Cut on the Oxford Canal at about 5.30 a.m. on Wednesday, 22nd June 1859. At around 10.15 a.m. on a Saturday morning in 1989 the body of Chief Inspector Morse - though very much alive - was removed to Oxford's John Radcliffe Hospital. Treatment for a perforated ulcer was later pronounced successful. As Morse begins his recovery he comes across an account of the investigation and the trial that followed Joanna Franks' death . . . and becomes convinced that the two men hanged for her murder were innocent . . .