On the Straight and Narrow

Author: Faith Martin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781846172120

Category: Fiction

Page: 344

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When a pretty French student is found dead in her room at an exclusive private Oxford college, everyone assumes it is yet another sad case of accidental drug overdose. But Detective Inspector Hillary Greene quickly begins to think otherwise. As the investigation unfolds, D.I. Greene soon discovers that the young victim had been leading a very interesting life indeed. And when a highly unusual cause of death is established, she finds herself leading a high-profile murder inquiry. This is certainly no time to be distracted by a cheeky animal rights charity trying to claim her house, or fret about the permanent transfer to her station of the man who once investigated her for corruption.

By a Narrow Majority

Author: Faith Martin

Publisher: Robert Hale

ISBN: 0709098626

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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When a would-be politician is found battered to death in his kitchen, DI Hillary Greene is not convinced that the motive is political. After all, the victim was not universally popular in the small village where he lived, and it quickly transpires that he was having an affair. But then Hillary, working on another case, is abruptly and violently prevented from continuing with the murder investigation. Instead, another problem takes over all her time - a problem that could have serious ramifications for both herself, and her superiors. For as Hillary knows only too well, cops don't like it when they themselves come under investigation!

A narrow escape

Author: Faith Martin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781848450028

Category: Canals

Page: 256

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"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. . . "

Narrow is the Way

Author: Faith Martin

Publisher: Robert Hale

ISBN: 0709098650

Category: Fiction

Page: 223

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This is a story of D.I. Hillary Greene and the strangled bride. When a beautiful bride is found strangled in a cow-shed, D.I. Hillary Greene knows that she is probably looking for a man, bridegroom or otherwise. The so-called bride turns out to be a guest from a fancy dress party, held at a nearby farmhouse and Hillary's eye turns first to the victim's boyfriend. He certainly has no alibi, but then again, no motive that she can find. Furthermore, there are no witnesses. And when it becomes evident that the unpopular victim had other men hanging on a string, Hillary realizes this case is going to be anything but simple. What could have enticed the victim into the filthy shed dressed, as she was in a beautiful gown of silk and satin? Hillary is going to have her plate full if she is to crack this puzzling case.

Through a Narrow Door

Author: Faith Martin

Publisher: Robert Hale

ISBN: 0709098596

Category: Fiction

Page: 223

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Someone wanted would-be politician Malcolm Dale dead, and managed to achieve this aim without, apparently, leaving much in the way of clues, forensics, or witnesses. Here, then is a case for Detective Inspector Hillary Greene. But she has barely started before another case blows up, leaving her out of the loop and with too much time on her hands. She starts investigating but what she discovers leaves her reeling, with her own career in jeopardy and the fate of her team hanging in the balance. Moreover, DS Janine Tyler is now in charge of her original murder investigation and her old adversary Frank Ross is up to all his usual, dangerous tricks. Hillary will have to employ all her skills if she is to extricate herself...

The Work of a Narrow Mind

Author: Faith Martin

Publisher: Robert Hale

ISBN: 0719819741

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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When ex-DI Hillary Greene, now working for the cold case squad, is handed the case of the murder of a harmless old woman, who'd been brutally battered to death in her own home, she is determined to track down the killer. But with her lover pressing her for an answer to his proposal of marriage, and a new boss to break in, it's not going to be easy, especially when one of the newer members of her team seems to have his own private agenda for being at Thames Valley. An agenda that is leading him inexorably into very big trouble indeed. It's a good job then that Hillary is a multi-tasker - nobody is going to get away with murder on her watch.

A Narrow Margin of Error

Author: Faith Martin

Publisher: Robert Hale

ISBN: 0719811139

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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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.

The Interpretation of Murder

Author: Jed Rubenfeld

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780755331420

Category: Crime

Page: 531

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'Manhattan, 1909. On the morning after Sigmund Freud arrives in New York on his first --and only -- Visit to the United Sates, a stunning debutante is found bound and strangled in her penthouse appartment, high above Broadway. the following night, another beautiful heiress, Nora Acton, is discovered tied to a chandelier in her parents' home, viciously wounded and unable to speak or recall her ordeal. Soon Freud and his American disciple, Stratham Younger, are enlisted to help Miss Acton recover her memory, and to piece together the killer's identity. It is a riddle that will test their skills to the limit, and lead them on a thrilling journey -- into the darkest places of the city, and of the human mind' --rear cover.

A Narrow Trajectory

Author: Faith Martin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781444833362

Category: Cold cases (Criminal investigation)

Page: 331

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Ex-DI Hillary Greene has been handed a tall order - she's to reopen all the missing persons cases of a group of young women, in an attempt to help Detective Chief Superintendent Steven Crayle bring down one of Thames Valley's most wanted. This may also help her colleague Jake Barnes finally get some answers about the fate of his sister Jasmine. But it won't be easy. Hillary has a new boss to break in, and the knife-wielding lieutenant of the local crime boss to contend with. And she must finally take the plunge and leave her beloved narrowboat behind ...

Walk a Narrow Mile

Author: Faith McBurney Martin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781444821093

Category: Detective and mystery stories

Page: 352

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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...

Alias Grace

A Novel

Author: Margaret Atwood

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 9780307797957

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

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Now a 6-part Netflix original mini-series: in Alias Grace, the bestselling author of The Handmaid's Tale takes readers into the life of one of the most notorious women of the nineteenth century. It's 1843, and Grace Marks has been convicted for her involvement in the vicious murders of her employer and his housekeeper and mistress. Some believe Grace is innocent; others think her evil or insane. Now serving a life sentence, Grace claims to have no memory of the murders. An up-and-coming expert in the burgeoning field of mental illness is engaged by a group of reformers and spiritualists who seek a pardon for Grace. He listens to her story while bringing her closer and closer to the day she cannot remember. What will he find in attempting to unlock her memories? Captivating and disturbing, Alias Grace showcases bestselling, Booker Prize-winning author Margaret Atwood at the peak of her powers.

Silent Fear (a Novel Inspired by True Crimes)

Author: Lance Morcan,James Morcan

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780473408121

Category: Fiction

Page: 700

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When you can't hear...death comes silently. Scotland Yard detective Valerie Crowther is assigned to investigate the murder of a student at a university for the Deaf in London, England. The murder investigation coincides with a deadly flu virus outbreak, resulting in the university being quarantined from the outside world. When more Deaf students are murdered, it becomes clear there is a serial killer operating within the sealed-off university. A chilling cat-and-mouse game evolves as the unknown killer targets Valerie and the virus claims more lives. A stunning, claustrophobic, "whodunit" murder mystery, Silent Fear (A novel inspired by true crimes) is the eighth novel by father-and-son writing team Lance & James Morcan. Included is a commentary by Deaf filmmaker Brent Macpherson on the unique aspects of Deaf culture the story covers. Together, the Morcans and Macpherson are currently developing a feature film adaptation of Silent Fear.

The Hunting Party

Author: Lucy Foley

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 9780008297114

Category:

Page: 400

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EVERYONE'S INVITED. EVERYONE'S A SUSPECT. Bristling with tension, bitter rivalries, and toxic friendships, get ready for the most hotly-anticipated thriller of 2019. In a remote hunting lodge, deep in the Scottish wilderness, old friends gather for New Year. The beautiful oneThe golden coupleThe volatile oneThe new parentsThe quiet oneThe city boyThe outsider The victim. Not an accident - a murder among friends. 'A ripping, riveting murder mystery' A. J. Finn 'Full of surprises' Simon Kernick 'Very gripping' Sophie Hannah 'Chilling, you won't sleep' Adele Parks 'The Secret History meets And Then There Were None' Cass Green 'Pitch-perfect' Laura Marshall

A Narrow Victory

Author: Faith Martin

Publisher: Robert Hale

ISBN: 0719817692

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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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?

Down a Narrow Path

Author: Faith Martin

Publisher: Ulverscroft Large Print Books

ISBN: 9781847827074

Category: Fiction

Page: 339

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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?

The Word is Murder

A Novel

Author: Anthony Horowitz

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 1443455490

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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**A Guardian 'Best Thriller of the Year!'** The New York Times bestselling author of Magpie Murders and Moriarty brilliantly reinvents the classic crime novel once again with this clever and inventive mystery starring a fictional version of the author himself as the Watson to a modern-day Holmes, investigating a case involving buried secrets, murder, and a trail of bloody clues. A woman crosses a London street. It is just after 11am on a bright spring morning, and she is going into a funeral parlor to plan her own service. Six hours later the woman is dead, strangled with a crimson curtain cord in her own home. Enter disgraced police detective Daniel Hawthorne, a brilliant, eccentric man as quick with an insult as he is to crack a case. And Hawthorne has a partner, the celebrated novelist Anthony Horowitz, curious about the case and looking for new material. As brusque, impatient, and annoying as Hawthorne can be, Horowitz—a seasoned hand when it comes to crime stories—suspects the detective may be on to something, and is irresistibly drawn into the mystery. But as the case unfolds, Horowitz realizes he’s at the center of a story he can’t control . . . and that his brilliant partner may be hiding dark and mysterious secrets of his own. A masterful and tricky mystery which plays games at many levels, The Word Is Murder is Anthony Horowitz at his very best.

The Chalk Man

The Sunday Times bestseller. The most chilling book you'll read this year

Author: C. J. Tudor

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 1405930969

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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'If you like my stuff, you'll like this' Stephen King A DAILY TELEGRAPH BOOK OF THE YEAR - 'A frightening Stephen King-esque coming-of-age story cum murder mystery. With new crime writers this dark, the future is bright' ____________ It was only meant to be a game . . . None of us ever agreed on the exact beginning. Was it when we started drawing the chalk figures, or when they started to appear on their own? Was it the terrible accident? Or when they found the first body? ____________ THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER, ALSO SHORTLISTED FOR A NATIONAL BOOK AWARD & THE STEEL DAGGER, BEST THRILLER AWARD . . . 'A must-read' Daily Express 'A tense gripper with a leave-the-lights-on shock ending' Sunday Times 'Deliciously creepy with a side order of Eighties nostalgia' Good Housekeeping 'Plenty of plot twists and an evocative portrait of small-town-life in the 1980s . . . a riveting read' Guardian 'There are shades of Stephen King when the reality bends into the sinister, and a deliciously creepy finale' Daily Mail 'Wonderfully creepy - like a cold blade on the back of your neck' LEE CHILD 'It's a very clever story - you'll love it!' Joanna Cannon

The Golden Age of Murder

Author: Martin Edwards

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0008105979

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 528

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Winner of the 2016 EDGAR, AGATHA, MACAVITY and H.R.F.KEATING crime writing awards, this real-life detective story investigates how Agatha Christie and colleagues in a mysterious literary club transformed crime fiction.

The Great New Orleans Kidnapping Case

Race, Law, and Justice in the Reconstruction Era

Author: Michael A. Ross

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019939413X

Category: History

Page: 336

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In June 1870, the residents of the city of New Orleans were already on edge when two African American women kidnapped seventeen-month-old Mollie Digby from in front of her New Orleans home. It was the height of Radical Reconstruction, and the old racial order had been turned upside down: black men now voted, held office, sat on juries, and served as policemen. Nervous white residents, certain that the end of slavery and resulting "Africanization" of the city would bring chaos, pointed to the Digby abduction as proof that no white child was safe. Louisiana's twenty-eight-year old Reconstruction governor, Henry Clay Warmoth, hoping to use the investigation of the kidnapping to validate his newly integrated police force to the highly suspicious white population of New Orleans, saw to it that the city's best Afro-Creole detective, John Baptiste Jourdain, was put on the case, and offered a huge reward for the return of Mollie Digby and the capture of her kidnappers. When the Associated Press sent the story out on the wire, newspaper readers around the country began to follow the New Orleans mystery. Eventually, police and prosecutors put two strikingly beautiful Afro-Creole women on trial for the crime, and interest in the case exploded as a tense courtroom drama unfolded. In The Great New Orleans Kidnapping Case, Michael Ross offers the first full account of this event that electrified the South at one of the most critical moments in the history of American race relations. Tracing the crime from the moment it was committed through the highly publicized investigation and sensationalized trial that followed, all the while chronicling the public outcry and escalating hysteria as news and rumors surrounding the crime spread, Ross paints a vivid picture of the Reconstruction-era South and the complexities and possibilities that faced the newly integrated society. Leading readers into smoke-filled concert saloons, Garden District drawing rooms, sweltering courthouses, and squalid prisons, Ross brings this fascinating era back to life. A stunning work of historical recreation, The Great New Orleans Kidnapping Case is sure to captivate anyone interested in true crime, the Civil War and its aftermath, and the history of New Orleans and the American South.