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A Pressing Engagement

Author: Anna Lee Huber
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101986859
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In this delightful novella from the national bestselling author of A Study in Death, Lady Kiera Darby has one last mystery to solve before she can walk down the aisle... Scotland, 1831. With her wedding to fellow investigator Sebastian Gage only a day away, Kiera is counting down the hours. But just when matrimonial jitters threaten to consume her, Kiera receives a welcome distraction in the form of a mysterious gold necklace. The Celtic torc, thought missing for decades, was directly involved in a recent investigation. Now, Kiera feels compelled to uncover the truth behind its sudden reappearance. But with an overwhelming flock of wedding guests, a muddled cat, an unpaid favor, and a ferocious storm throwing things into disarray, it’s anyone’s guess whether Kiera and Gage will actually make it to the altar... Includes an exclusive preview of the next Lady Darby Mystery, As Death Draws Near Praise for the Lady Darby Mysteries “[A] fascinating heroine…A thoroughly enjoyable read!”—Victoria Thompson, national bestselling author “[A] clever heroine with a shocking past and a talent for detection.”—Carol K. Carr, national bestselling author “[A] must read…One of those rare books that will both shock and please readers.”—Fresh Fiction

As Death Draws Near

Author: Anna Lee Huber
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0698181778
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In this historical mystery from the national bestselling author of A Brush with Shadows, Lady Kiera Darby and Sebastian Gage get tangled in a dangerous web of religious and political intrigue. July 1831. In the midst of their idyllic honeymoon in England’s Lake District, Kiera and Gage’s seclusion is soon interrupted by a missive from her new father-in-law. A deadly incident involving a distant relative of the Duke of Wellington has taken place at an abbey south of Dublin, Ireland, and he insists that Kiera and Gage look into the matter. Intent on discovering what kind of monster could murder a woman of the cloth, the couple travel to Rathfarnham Abbey school. Soon a second nun is slain in broad daylight near a classroom full of young girls. With the sinful killer growing bolder, the mother superior would like to send the students home, but the growing civil unrest in Ireland would make the journey treacherous. Before long, Kiera starts to suspect that some of the girls may be hiding a sinister secret. With the killer poised to strike yet again, Kiera and Gage must make haste and unmask the fiend, before their matrimonial bliss comes to an untimely end...

The Anatomist S Wife

Author: Anna Lee Huber
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101612320
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THE FIRST LADY DARBY MYSTERY “A riveting debut…an original premise, an enigmatic heroine, and a compelling Highland setting…a book you won’t want to put down.”—New York Times bestselling author Deanna Raybourn Scotland, 1830. Following the death of her husband, Lady Darby has taken refuge at her sister’s estate, finding solace in her passion for painting. But when her hosts throw a house party for the cream of London society, Kiera is unable to hide from the ire of those who believe her to be as unnatural as her husband, an anatomist who used her artistic talents to suit his own macabre purposes. Kiera wants to put her past aside, but when one of the house guests is murdered, her brother-in-law asks her to utilize her knowledge of human anatomy to aid the insufferable Sebastian Gage—a fellow guest with some experience as an inquiry agent. While Gage is clearly more competent than she first assumed, Kiera isn’t about to let her guard down as accusations and rumors swirl. When Kiera and Gage’s search leads them to even more gruesome discoveries, a series of disturbing notes urges Lady Darby to give up the inquiry. But Kiera is determined to both protect her family and prove her innocence, even as she risks becoming the next victim… From the Trade Paperback edition.

Mortal Arts

Author: Anna Lee Huber
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 110162521X
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From the national bestselling author of The Anatonmist's Wife comes the second historical mystery featuring enigmatic sleuth Lady Kiera Darby. Scotland, 1830. Lady Kiera Darby is no stranger to intrigue—in fact, it seems to follow wherever she goes. After her foray into murder investigation, Kiera must journey to Edinburgh with her family so that her pregnant sister can be close to proper medical care. But the city is full of many things Kiera isn’t quite ready to face: the society ladies keen on judging her, her fellow investigator—and romantic entanglement—Sebastian Gage, and ultimately, another deadly mystery. Kiera’s old friend Michael Dalmay is about to be married, but the arrival of his older brother—and Kiera’s childhood art tutor—William, has thrown everything into chaos. For ten years Will has been missing, committed to an insane asylum by his own father. Kiera is sympathetic to her mentor’s plight, especially when rumors swirl about a local girl gone missing. Now Kiera must once again employ her knowledge of the macabre and join forces with Gage in order to prove the innocence of a beloved family friend—and save the marriage of another… From the Trade Paperback edition.

T Dliche T Uschung

Author: Anne Perry
Publisher: Goldmann Verlag
ISBN: 3641127408
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Ein spannender Fall für Privatdetektiv William Monk, der einmal mehr die Scheinheiligkeit der viktorianischen Gesellschaft entlarvt. Stararchitekt Killian Melville ist der Liebling der Society, bis er sich eines Tages mit einer Klage wegen eines gebrochenen Eheversprechens konfrontiert sieht. Kurz darauf wird Melville tot aufgefunden. Alle Welt glaubt an Selbstmord. Doch Privatdetektiv William Monk entdeckt eine Reihe merkwürdiger Ungereimtheiten...

Wer Stirbt Entscheidest Du

Author: Lisa Gardner
Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 364448631X
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Wen liebst du am meisten? Brian Darby ist tot. Erschossen. Von seiner Frau Tessa. Notwehr offenbar: Die Polizistin weist schwere körperliche Verletzungen auf. Und ihre Tochter ist verschwunden. Während die Fahndung nach der Kleinen läuft, kommen FBI-Ermittlerin D.D. Warren immer mehr Zweifel. Bei ihrer Recherche stößt sie auf einen seltsamen Zufall: Tessa hatte Jahre zuvor den Bruder einer Freundin erschossen. Angeblich in Notwehr. Ist die junge Frau eine kaltblütige Mörderin? Oder eine Marionette in einem perfiden Spiel? «Niemand ist im Spannungsgenre so zu Hause wie Lisa Gardner. ‹Wer stirbt, entscheidest du› ist vermutlich ihr bestes Buch überhaupt.» (Lee Child) «Lisa Gardner ist eine exzeptionelle Autorin!» (Karin Slaughter) «Ein Familiendrama, das einen bewegt. Ich habe es verschlungen.» (Tess Gerritsen)

A Study In Death

Author: Anna Lee Huber
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0698181506
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From the national bestselling author of A Grave Matter comes the latest riveting mystery featuring a most “unusual and romantic” (Judith Rock) sleuth… Scotland, 1831. After a tumultuous courtship complicated by three deadly inquiries, Lady Kiera Darby is thrilled to have found both an investigative partner and a fiancé in Sebastian Gage. But with her well-meaning—and very pregnant—sister planning on making their wedding the event of the season, Kiera could use a respite from the impending madness. Commissioned to paint the portrait of Lady Drummond, Kiera is saddened when she recognizes the pain in the baroness’s eyes. Lord Drummond is a brute, and his brusque treatment of his wife forces Kiera to think of the torment caused by her own late husband. Kiera isn’t sure how to help, but when she finds Lady Drummond prostrate on the floor, things take a fatal turn. The physician called to the house and Lord Drummond appear satisfied to rule her death natural, but Kiera is convinced that poison is the real culprit. Now, armed only with her knowledge of the macabre and her convictions, Kiera intends to discover the truth behind the baroness’s death—no matter what, or who, stands in her way…

Sterbenssch N

Author: Chelsea Cain
Publisher: Blanvalet Taschenbuch Verlag
ISBN: 364109903X
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Gretchen ist zurück. Und in ihrem Herzen wohnt nur ein Gedanke: Rache! Seine letzte Begegnung mit der schönen Serienkillerin Gretchen Lowell hat tiefe Wunden bei Detective Archie Sheridan hinterlassen. Um sich abzulenken, stürzt er sich deshalb mit Feuereifer in seinen neuesten Fall: Ein Erhängter wurde im Park gefunden, geknebelt, gehäutet und an den Handgelenken gefesselt. Da erreicht Archie eine Nachricht, die ihn fast aus der Bahn wirft: Gretchen behauptet, Informationen zu diesem entsetzlichen Verbrechen zu haben. Spielt sie erneut ein grausames Spiel mit ihm? Oder gibt es ein Geheimnis aus Gretchens Vergangenheit, für das ein skrupelloser Mörder töten würde?

A Grave Matter

Author: Anna Lee Huber
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 069814032X
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Lady Kiera Darby and Sebastian Gage investigate a macabre murderer in this historical mystery from the author of Mortal Arts. Scotland, 1830. Following the death of her dear friend, Lady Kiera Darby is in need of a safe haven. Returning to her childhood home, Kiera hopes her beloved brother Trevor and the merriment of the Hogmanay Ball will distract her. But when a caretaker is murdered and a grave is disturbed at nearby Dryburgh Abbey, Kiera is once more thrust into the cold grasp of death. While Kiera knows that aiding in another inquiry will only further tarnish her reputation, her knowledge of anatomy could make the difference in solving the case. But agreeing to investigate means Kiera must deal with the complicated emotions aroused in her by inquiry agent Sebastian Gage. When Gage arrives, he reveals that the incident at the Abbey was not the first—some fiend is digging up old bones and holding them for ransom. Now Kiera and Gage must catch the grave robber and put the case to rest…before another victim winds up six feet under. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Das Geheimnis Von Wishtide Manor

Author: Kate Saunders
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 310490278X
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Großer Auftritt für eine unwiderstehliche Ermittlerin, die alles sieht und keinem auffällt: Laetitia Rodd ist die Frau für diskrete Ermittlungen. Sie sieht, was anderen verborgen bleibt. Man vertraut ihr, denn sie gehört dazu. Sie erfährt Geheimnisse, weil sie als Witwe in der Gesellschaft so unauffällig ist. Ihr Auftrag führt sie 1851 von London auf den Landsitz des reichen Sir James Calderstone. Sein Sohn Charles will eine junge Frau heiraten, der Sir James misstraut. Was verheimlicht sie? Laetitia soll dunkle Flecken in Helens Vergangenheit aufspüren. Doch da wird Helen ermordet, und ihr Verlobter Charles gilt als der Täter. Die Suche nach dem wahren Mörder bringt Laetitia selbst in größte Gefahr...