Dead Ground in Between

Author: Maureen Jennings
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
ISBN: 9780771050565
Release Date: 2016-08-02
Genre: Fiction

From Canada's premier author of historical mysteries, Maureen Jennings, comes the haunting fourth novel in the DI Tom Tyler series. Set in Britain during the darkest days of World War II, this is a must-read for fans of Foyle's War, Jacqueline Winspear's Maisie Dobbs series, and wartime dramas. It's late 1942; the war is still raging and the upcoming Christmas season looks bleak. Detective Inspector Tom Tyler is settling into his placement in Ludlow, Shropshire, a small town jammed with people sent there by the conflict. On the outskirts is an Italian PoW camp and many PoWs work on local farms where manpower is sorely needed. Fraternizing is forbidden but, as Tyler knows only too well, the human heart has a way of crossing boundaries. Tyler's job is both to keep the peace and to enforce wartime regulations. Magistrate's court is busy. Then a troubled old man goes missing in a winter storm. The next day his body is discovered in a secret hideout supposedly known to very few. It soon becomes clear that a crime has been committed, and there is no shortage of suspects. Tyler senses that the two evacuee children who found the body are not telling the entire truth, but when he goes to question them further, he learns they have taken off from their foster home. It becomes imperative that he find them. Showcasing her characteristic masterful storytelling and deep empathy for her characters -- from the bravest and most blameless to the profoundly troubled -- Jennings has created another outstanding novel that is both a page-turning mystery and a rich, satisfying reading experience.

Dead Ground in Between

Author: Maureen Jennings
Publisher: Titan Books
ISBN: 9781783292554
Release Date: 2016-08-02
Genre: Fiction

It's late 1942; the war is still raging and DI Tom Tyler is settling into his placement in Ludlow, Shropshire, a small town full of Italian PoWs from a nearby internment camp, brought to work the land. Fraternizing is forbidden but, as Tyler knows only too well, the human heart has a way of crossing boundaries. Then a old man is found murdered, and Tyler suspects that the two evacuee children who found the body are not telling him the whole truth...

Dead Ground in Between

Author: Maureen Jennings
Publisher: Titan Books
ISBN: 9781783292547
Release Date: 2016-08-02
Genre: Fiction

It's late 1942; the war is still raging and DI Tom Tyler is settling into his placement in Ludlow, Shropshire, a small town full of Italian PoWs from a nearby internment camp, brought to work the land. Fraternizing is forbidden but, as Tyler knows only too well, the human heart has a way of crossing boundaries. Then a old man is found murdered, and Tyler suspects that the two evacuee children who found the body are not telling him the whole truth...

Season of Darkness

Author: Maureen Jennings
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart Limited
ISBN: 9780771043284
Release Date: 2012-09-25
Genre: Fiction

As a German camp for interns moves into town and his children unravel during World War II, detective Tom Tyler reluctantly teams up with a German psychiatrist in order to investigate the murder of a Land Army member found shot along the road.

Beware This Boy

Author: Maureen Jennings
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
ISBN: 9780771043147
Release Date: 2012-11-06
Genre: Fiction

November, 1940. Tom Tyler, Detective Inspector of the small Shropshire town of Whitchurch, is a troubled man. The preceding summer had been a dark one for Britain, and even darker for Tom's own family and personal life. So he jumps at the opportunity to help out in the nearby city of Birmingham, where an explosion in a munitions factory has killed or badly injured several of the young women who have taken on dangerous work in support of the war effort. At first, it seems more than likely the explosion was an accident, and Tom has only been called in because the forces are stretched thin. But as he talks to the employees of the factory, inner divisions -- between the owner and his employees, between unionists and workers who fear communist infiltration -- begin to appear. Put that together with an AWOL young soldier who unwittingly puts all those he loves at risk and a charming American documentary filmmaker who may be much more than he seems, and you have a page-turning novel that bears all the hallmarks of Maureen Jennings' extraordinary talent: a multi-faceted mystery, vivid characters, snappy dialogue, and a pitch-perfect sense of the era of the Blitz, when the English were pushed to their limits and responded with a courage and resilience that still inspires.

No Known Grave A Detective Inspector Tom Tyler Mystery 3

Author: Maureen Jennings
Publisher: Titan Books
ISBN: 9781781168592
Release Date: 2014-11-28
Genre: Fiction

It is the summer of 1942, and after two difficult years, DI Tom Tyler is making a fresh start in Ludlow, Shropshire. On the outskirts of town, St. Anne's Convalescent Hospital, staffed by nursing sisters who are also Anglican nuns, has been established in an old manor house to help victims of the war. But their peace is shattered when a horrifying double murder is discovered on the grounds. Tyler must discover how the crime was committed in such a secluded place, where most of the patients are unable to walk, and many are deeply traumatized. When he begins to receive mysterious letters recounting terrible crimes, he realises that he is not only seeking a murderer, but that the horrors of the war are closing in on this place that was meant to be a refuge.

Let Darkness Bury the Dead

Author: Maureen Jennings
Publisher: Murdoch Mysteries
ISBN: 9780771050589
Release Date: 2017-11-07
Genre: Fiction

It is November 1917. Initially, in the loyal Dominion of Canada, people are mostly eager to support the Motherland and fight for the Empire, but the carnage is horrendous and with enforced conscription, the enthusiasm for war is dimming. William Murdoch is a widower, a senior detective who, thanks to the new temperance laws, spends his time tracking down bootleggers and tipplers. As we enter the story, Jack, Murdoch's estranged son, now twenty-one, has returned from France after being wounded and gassed at the Battle of Passchendaele. The night after Jack arrives home, a young man is found stabbed to death in the impoverished area of Toronto known as the Ward. Soon after, Murdoch has to deal with a tragic suicide, also a young man. Two more murders follow in quick succession. The only common denominator is that all of the men were exempted from conscription. Increasingly worried that Jack knows more than he is letting on, Murdoch must solve these crimes before more innocents lose their lives--

The Dead Kid Detective Agency

Author: Evan Munday
Publisher: ECW Press
ISBN: 9781770900820
Release Date: 2011-10-01
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Thirteen-year-old October Schwartz is new in town; she spends her free time in the Sticksville Cemetery and it isn't long before she befriends the ghosts of five dead teenagers, each from a different era of the past. They form the Dead Kid Detective Agency, a group committed to solving Sticksville's most mysterious mysteries.

Maisie Dobbs

Author: Jacqueline Winspear
Publisher: Soho Press
ISBN: 9781569473306
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Fiction

In her first case, private detective Maisie Dobbs must investigate the reappearance of a dead man who turns up at a cooperative farm called the Retreat that caters to men who are recovering their health after World War I. A first novel. 30,000 first printing.

The Riot

Author: Laura Wilson
Publisher: Felony & Mayhem Press
ISBN: 9781631941030
Release Date: 2016-12-01
Genre: Fiction

This is the fifth volume in the award-winning "Inspector Stratton" series, which opened during the London Blitz (with The Innocent Spy) and has now landed in the rainy summer of 1958. Detective Inspector Stratton is investigating the death of a rent collector - never a popular personage - in Notting Hill, a district seething with tensions between the new Caribbean immigrants and their white, working-class neighbors. Stratton has his suspicions, but a second body makes it clear: Race is at the heart of these murders. Like the rest of the series, The Riot is based on real events and characters, on which Wilson sheds new and revealing light. A compelling mystery and a fascinating dive into the London of the late 1950s, complete with cameo appearances by a few notorious celebrities.

Ruined Abbey

Author: Anne Emery
Publisher: ECW Press
ISBN: 9781770906921
Release Date: 2015-05-01
Genre: Fiction

It's 1989. The Troubles are raging in Ireland, bombs exploding in England. In this prequel to the Collins-Burke series, Father Brennan Burke is home in New York when news of his sister's arrest in London sends him flying across the ocean. The family troubles deepen when Brennan's cousin Conn is charged with the murder of a Special Branch detective and suspected in a terrorist plot against Westminster Abbey. The Burkes come under surveillance by the murdered cop's partner and are caught in a tangle of buried family memories. From the bullet-riddled bars of Belfast to an elegant English estate, Ruined Abbey combines a whodunit with a war story, love story, and historical novel, while exploring the eternal question: what is fair in love and war? It all starts with a ruined abbey.

An Unhallowed Grave

Author: Kate Ellis
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0312274602
Release Date: 2001-05-18
Genre: Fiction

Officials suspect foul play when the body of a well-liked local doctor's assistant is discovered hanging from a tree in Stokeworthy Churchyard, and Detective Peterson finds out that arhaeologists recently excavated an ancient corpse who was allegedly hanged from the same tree five hundred years ago.

Except the Dying

Author: Maureen Jennings
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart Limited
ISBN: 9780771043024
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Fiction

A young girl's naked body is found in a deserted lane in the middle of winter, 1895, and Toronto Detective William Murdoch must find out why she had to die that way in order to prevent another similar murder.

15th Affair

Author: James Patterson
Publisher: Little, Brown
ISBN: 9780316290050
Release Date: 2016-05-02
Genre: Fiction

Detective Lindsay Boxer chases an elusive, possibly very dangerous suspect...her husband, Joe. Lindsay Boxer has a beautiful baby daughter and a husband she loves unconditionally. She'd always been too focused on her career as a San Francisco police detective to wonder what domestic bliss might feel like, but now she knows, and she's never been happier. She can't imagine that a brutal murder at a luxury hotel, and the disappearance of a gorgeous blond woman from the scene, could have anything to do with her own life and marriage--yet soon both are unraveling, and Lindsay can't ignore disturbing clues that hit very close to home. Just as bombs are starting to go off in her personal life, an explosive tragedy rocks San Francisco, plunging the city into chaos. Pressed into duty to investigate a criminal plot that stretches around the globe, Lindsay again finds herself following signs that lead to her own front door. Thrown into a tailspin and fighting against powerful enemies trying to protect their operatives and conceal the truth at all costs, Lindsay turns to the Women's Murder Club for help as she desperately searches for the elusive, and deadly, blonde before she loses Joe for good. Filled with the pulse-pounding intrigue that has made James Patterson the world's #1 bestselling writer, 15th Affair is an emotionally charged story that proves all is fair in love, war, and espionage.

Bartender Wanted

Author: Maureen Anne Jennings
Publisher:
ISBN: 0985283505
Release Date: 2013-04-03
Genre: Bartenders

Rose Leary tends bar in 1980s New York City to subsidize her writing career. Someone keeps killing women at her job, and Rose suspects she's next. Despite official warnings to leave sleuthing to the pros, she struggles to find the murderer in a desperate race to save herself and her work. Smart and stubborn Rose brings her sharp wit to the search, defying her fear with dark humor. And cocktails.