Waxwork

Author: Peter Lovesey
Publisher: Soho Press
ISBN: 1569476462
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Praise for the Sergeant Cribb Series: “Delightful Victorian mysteries. . . . [A] fine picture of vice, good mystery plotting, and fun.”—San Francisco Chronicle “Lively and well-plotted.”—The New York Times Beautiful Miriam Cromer seems confident that she will be acquitted of the murder of her husband’s assistant despite her confession. She blames her husband although he has an alibi. It’s up to Cribb and Thackeray to discover what really happened. Peter Lovesey is the author of over twenty-five novels. He has received many CWA Awards and the Malice Domestic Award for Lifetime Achievement. He lives in Chichester, England.

Wobble To Death

Author: Peter Lovesey
Publisher: Soho Press
ISBN: 1569477892
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In 1879, race walking competitions, known as "wobbles," were all the rage. The death of a contender, followed by a second murder, introduces London's no-nonsense cop Sergeant Cribb who had a penchant for extreme sports. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Tick Of Death

Author: Peter Lovesey
Publisher: Soho Press
ISBN: 1569475962
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Praise for the Sergeant Cribb series: “Sgt. Cribb and Constable Thackeray . . . went on to star in seven additional Victorian mystery novels and became the subjects of one of the first, and most entertaining, of the ‘Mystery!’ series on PBS.”—Otto Penzler, New York Sun In the fifth Sergeant Cribb mystery, either anarchists or Irish terrorists are setting off explosions in public places. Is the villain an American athlete? A beautiful Irish woman? Could Constable Thackeray be involved? Peter Lovesey is the author of twenty-six highly praised mystery novels and has been awarded the Crime Writers’ Association Gold, Silver, and Diamond daggers.

Swing Swing Together

Author: Peter Lovesey
Publisher: Soho Press
ISBN: 1569476454
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“The late Victorian atmosphere and dialogue are beautifully and accurately rendered. The characters are done with a masterly hand. But perhaps the best thing about it is the way you feel all the time that this must be an account of a real-life crime, because nothing strikes a false note, nothing seems contrived.”—Ruth Rendell An elementary school teacher in training takes a midnight swim in the Thames and witnesses a body being dumped. Cribb and Thackerey investigate and uncover strange parallels with the then-popular Jerome K. Jerome mystery Three Men in a Boat.

The Detective Wore Silk Drawers

Author: Peter Lovesey
Publisher: Soho Press
ISBN: 1569475245
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“This entertaining period mystery, set in Victorian England, is lively, lurid, amusing.”—Publishers Weekly “These are humorous novels and the humour is character-based . . . mixed with the absurdities of the English class-system. . . . Cribb was the first of the new-wave Victorian crime-fighters and is arguably still the best.”—Sherlock Holmes Magazine The second Sergeant Cribb mystery is set in the world of Victorian bare-fisted pugilism—an illegal sport. Constable Jago is sent, undercover, to Radstock Hall by Sergeant Cribb, who suspects that when fighters who train there lose, they are murdered.

A Case Of Spirits

Author: Peter Lovesey
Publisher: Soho Press
ISBN: 1569476608
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The sixth Sergeant Cribb investigation set in the seedy underbelly of Victorian London The spiritualist movement has captivated a segment of Victorian London: manifestations, the occult, and “sensitives” are in vogue. When séance sites become targets for theft, Sergeant Cribb and Constable Thackeray are on the case. But then someone murders the medium, and the two find themselves rubbing shoulders with some rather eccentric suspects. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The False Inspector Dew

Author: Peter Lovesey
Publisher: Soho Press
ISBN: 1569478074
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The year is 1921. A passionate affair between voracious romance reader Alma Webster and her dentist, Walter Baranov, has led to his wife’s murder. The lovers take flight aboard the Mauretania and the dentist takes the name of Inspector Dew, the detective who arrested the notorious wifekiller Dr. Crippen. But, in a disquieting twist, a murder occurs aboard ship and the captain invites “Inspector Dew” to investigate. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Wings Of Fire

Author: Charles Todd
Publisher: Minotaur Books
ISBN: 9780312207519
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In Charles Todd's Wings of Fire, Inspector Ian Rutledge is quickly sent to investigate the sudden deaths of three members of the same eminent Cornwall family, but the World War I veteran soon realizes that nothing about this case is routine. Including the identity of one of the dead, a reclusive spinster unmasked as O. A. Manning, whose war poetry helped Rutledge retain his grasp on sanity in the trenches of France. Guided by the voice of Hamish, the Scot he unwillingly executed on the battlefield, Rutledge is driven to uncover the haunting truths of murder and madness rooted in a family crypt...

The Devil To Pay

Author: Ellery Queen
Publisher: Jabberwocky Literary Agency, Inc.
ISBN: 162567192X
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When every last one of the Ohippi hydro-electric power plants are destroyed by flood, Rhys Jardin is one of many who loses everything. But somehow Jardin's longtime partner, finance magnate Solly Spaeth, manages to come out of it wealthier than before, thanks to a brilliant-if-underhanded move to sell off his shares before disaster struck. Spaeth has more than enough money to rebuild the plants, but why should he, with the law on his side? The only problem is that Spaeth's son Walter, an idealistic journalist, is in love with Jardin's daughter. When he pleads for his father's mercy, he finds himself disinherited from the will. Walter enlists the help of Ellery Queen, a mystery author in town to try his hand at screenwriting for Hollywood, to secretly buy back the auctioned Jardin-family belongings on their behalf. But before Queen can walk away, Solly Spaeth turns up dead. Now embroiled in a real-life mystery, Queen must figure out a way to weed through the suspects, all the while proving himself a player in Hollywood. Unfortunately for Queen, Spaeth's extreme wealth can only be matched by the number of his enemies.

Abracadaver

Author: Peter Lovesey
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1405529946
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A practical joker is haunting the popular music halls of Victorian London - but far from being funny, his intentions are deeply sinister. A trapeze artist misses her timing when the ropes are shortened; a comedian who invites the audience to sing along with him finds the words of his song 'shamefully' altered; mustard has been applied to a sword swallower's blade; a singer's costume has been rigged; the girl in a magician's box is trapped. And then the mischief escalates to murder. Or was murder intended all along? The indomitable detective team of Sergeant Cribb and Constable Thackeray dive into the back rooms and dark alleyways of London as they pursue the elusive criminal.