Bluffer's Guide To Wine Instant Wit and Wisdom

Never again confuse your vintage with your viticulture, your ullage with your oenology, your sabrage with your cepage. Bask in the admiration of your fellow drinkers, pronounce...

The Sterling Directive

It is 1896. In an alternative history where Babbage’s difference engines have become commonplace Captain Charles Maddox, wrongly convicted of a murder and newly arrested for...

An Exhibition of Murder

The opening of an archaeological exhibition brings with it intrigue and evil as a fabled cursed golden death mask lives up to its dark past and death strikes at the exhibition....

Four Friends and Death

A short story from British Library Crime Classic Deep Waters. Four amateur yachtsman are toasting the completion of a trip from Falmouth to Spain in adverse weather conditions...

The Man Who Was Drowned

A short story from British Library Crime Classic Deep Waters. James Pattinson was best known for his novels of adventure on the high seas and this short story follows his maritime...

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...

The Hills and the Valley

Barbara Roberts, pretty, mischievous, and 17, has grown up wanting for nothing. But a long-buried family secret that threatens her happiness is about to be uncovered. Will it deny...

More Murder in a Nunnery

In the fictional Harrington Convent, one of its more challenging inhabitants, Baroness Sliema, is found murdered. Chief Inspector Pearson of Scotland Yard is called to solve the...

Pattern of Revenge

A short story from British Library Crime Classic The Christmas Card Crime and Other Stories. A brutal murder and a shocking deathbed confession—the love triangle of Karen...

A Bit of Wire-Pulling

A short story from British Library Crime Classic The Christmas Card Crime and Other Stories. “It’s a very rare thing for a murder to be committed actually in the presence of a...

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