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Dick Donovan The Glasgow Detective By Bruce Durie
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Before Sherlock Holmes there was Dick Donovan The first internationally-popular Victorian police detective, Dick Donovan was Glasgow’s own protector of the peace. “Dick Donovan”... More > was the pen-name for a hugely successful series of over 200 stories and books written by James Emmerson Preston Muddock. These tales predated in popularity Conan Doyle’s early Sherlock Holmes outings, and some were first were published in The Strand Magazine at the same time as the Holmes stories. Dick Donovan achieved an international reputation as the master sleuth, and is reputedly responsible for American detectives being known popularly as “Dicks”. The foremost, the original, the genuine, the one, the only Man-Hunter in his earliest cases – now available again, with introductory and biographical material by Dr. Bruce Durie. Warning! Do not allow your children, servants, or elderly relatives of a nervous disposition to read these stirring tales of wrong-doers brought to book! www.brucedurie.co.uk/books< Less
Figaro the Cat Detective and the Great Cheese Robbery By Barry Durham
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On one of his nightly patrols Figaro The Cat Detective bumps into a strange black cat. It seems Meow 5 have sent a secret agent to the village because they have heard that robbers plan to raid the... More > local cheese factory and steal the bombs that are made there. Agent D (the strange black cat) asks Figaro for help and he, in turn, calls on the village cats and his best human friends in all the world. But how are they going to stop two very determined robbers? (Illustrated by the pupils of Lea Endowed CE Primary School, Preston, UK)< Less
Sam Hain - Occult Detective: #1 All Hallows' Eve By Bron James
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Alice Carroll is just a normal, unassuming twenty-something. She works in a retail store, serving customers and tidying displays five days a week, and likes to let her hair down at the weekend.... More > However, on her way home from a party one Halloween, Alice stumbles upon a world she had never before believed existed. She’s haunted by nightmares and visions, and just as her life is being completely turned upside down, she meets the one man who might be able to help her: Sam Hain. In All Hallows’ Eve, the first instalment of the Sam Hain series, Alice meets the mysterious occult detective Sam Hain, and is introduced to a world she never imagined could possibly exist. www.samhainscasebook.co.uk< Less
It’s a difficult word, love By Hamish Hamlin
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David Maitland, ex army officer, former antique dealer, now turned antique detective is commissioned to find a piece of stolen silver by the immensely wealthy, reclusive Countess of Cauldmuir. In the... More > course of the investigation these two emotionally bruised people gradually fall in love. Maitland slowly discovers the theft of the silver is part of a sinister threat to Lady Cauldmuir's peace of mind and even her life. But when threat turns to reality it is aimed at a completely unexpected target and leaves Maitland desperately racing against time to avert a terrible tragedy< Less
Death Stands On Guard By Tony Read
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An old lady gets ready for bed not knowing that a vicious young thug with robbery, rape and murder in mind, is fast approaching her home. In a state of sexual arousal he imagines the terror he is... More > about to unleash, but then the ground beneath his feet gives way and he is caught in a monstrous trap: so begins a complex story of love and sacrifice, greed and deception, loyalty and betrayal that Detective Inspector Mark Hobson is required to unravel. His investigation leads him into the murky world of unlicensed gambling and brings him into conflict with a notorious criminal family, and into contact with a Polish veteran of World War II and his beautiful but vulnerable granddaughter. Add into the mix ancient custom and folklore and an old house that echoes with voices from the past, and all the ingredients are present to test Detective Inspector Hobson’s deductive powers to the absolute limit.< Less
Dream of the Dead By M. G. Scarsbrook
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A WEALTHY THEATRE PRODUCER IS FOUND DEAD. A RARE CORROSIVE POISON HAS BURNED THROUGH HIS STOMACH. NO ONE KNOWS WHY. Enter DI Jack Ravenshaw. A young, talented officer with a secret: he belongs to... More > England’s most famous dynasty of actors. When Scotland Yard uncovers his hidden past, his acting experience, and his formidable connections, he becomes the perfect choice to investigate the producer’s killing. Against his wishes, he must return to London's West End. Cast back into one of the most vibrant – and violent – areas of the country, Ravenshaw is quickly surrounded by sexy performers, shadowy assistants, and powerful investors. Finding the truth seems almost impossible. Yet with the help of his mysterious partner, DS Emily Hart, Ravenshaw must put all his skills into action against an ingenious, twisted, and ruthless killer… But can he solve the case before another person is murdered?< Less
The Sultan and The Crucifix By Paul Anthony
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Boyd’s elite detective unit is brought sharply into focus when a direct challenge from above is made into his ability ‘to police and defend the freedom of the nation and its... More > people.’ Fighting those who doubt him, those who distrust him, and those who just don’t what him to be there anymore goes against the grain as investigations appear to merge and, despite all the protocols and procedures in place, Boyd considers whether he should step out of line to deal effectively with the various situations that confront him. But who should he ‘trust’?< Less
The Thin Grey Line By John Gordon
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Charlie Howard and Pete Knight are exceptional detectives, driven by an obsessive pursuit of their nemesis Mickey Garratt, a ruthless criminal and killer. He operates within a dark arena where his... More > criminal empire is underpinned by violence and corruption. Pete and Charlie pride themselves on always adhering to the rule of law. Garratt has no limitations to his terms of engagement and consistently evades their grasp, even when the evidence is overwhelming. When presented with a unique opportunity to finally secure his downfall, the pair face a moral dilemma which will have irrevocable consequences for their friendship and professional lives. Should they plant the evidence to ensure Garratt’s conviction for murdering an innocent man? Could this ever be justified, even if it ultimately delivered justice to the victim’s family? Is there a definitive black and white divide between right and wrong, or in reality is that line thin and grey?< Less
Of Sound Mind: Life and Work of a Naval Scientist By Alan Parsons
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Alan Parsons had a long and distinguished career as a naval scientist. This book covers his genealogy and his life from childhood to retirement, during which he had successes, failures, joys and... More > sorrows. After a first degree in mathematics and a false start as an actuarial student, he returned to university to research for a PhD. His thesis on Gulf Stream circulation was seminal, and probably the best work he ever did. For the next fifty years he worked in UK government laboratories and industry on problems mainly concerned with underwater acoustics and submarine detection, for which he received some accolades. He retired in 2003 “in situ” and managed to continue working and fulfilling his enjoyable duties at Birmingham University where he remains an honorary professor. This book was written so that his young family would have a record of what he did in his life.< Less
Ballad Of A Thin Man By Richard Hernaman Allen
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1984/5. Nick Storey is seconded from Customs & Excise to review DHSS work to tackle benefit fraud. Ministers have received an anonymous letter alleging a large scale fraud involving National... More > Insurance numbers. Nick and Rosemary go undercover in Newcastle as VAT inspectors to follow a trail of evidence linked to a series of companies owned by a Geordie ex-miner, Mick Sutton. As they start to close in, one of the suspects vanishes and appears to have been killed, on Sutton’s orders. To avoid a similar fate, Nick and Rosemary corner the weakest link in the chain at Ponteland golf club and try to dismantle a criminal network based on blackmail. “Ballad of a thin man” is the sixteenth book in a series of detective stores set in HM Customs & Excise, by Richard Hernaman Allen, a former Commissioner.< Less

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