When Tim Harding agrees to do a friend a favour by bidding for an antique ring at an auction on his behalf, he is unaware of its secrets that date back three hundred years. When the ring is stolen, Harding is quickly thrown into a web of conspiracies surrounding the ring's origins. As he draws closer to the heart of the mystery, he comes across a young woman he is certain he recognizes, even though they have never met. But as he goes in search of her identity, his life begins to fall apart. Somewhere, a perilous truth awaits him, coupled with a terrible realization: those who uncover that truth cannot be allowed to live...
|Publisher||Bantam Press; 2007|
When Chris Napier encounters his childhood friend, Nicky Lanyon, at a wedding party in 1981, he decides to investigate events of 34 years before when Nicky’s father, Michael, was hanged for the murder of Chris’s great-uncle Joshua. Soon his search for the truth puts his own life in danger.
13 years ago surgeon Edward Hammond performed a life saving operation on a Serbian gangster, Dragan Gazi. Gazi is now standing trial for war crimes in the international court in The Hague. Now Gazi's family want more from Edward - in exchange for keeping his secret.
CAUGHT IN THE LIGHT
In Vienna, Iain Jarrett meets and falls in love with Marian Esguard. When she suddenly vanishes, Jarrett embarks on a frantic search to find her.
THE CORNERS OF THE GLOBE
James 'Max' Maxted is sent on a mission for legendary German spy Fritz Lemmer, the very man who claims responsibility for the murder of Max's father. As Max travels to Scotland's remote Orkney Islands to collect a mysterious grey file from a German captain, it is life and death for all concerned. Sequel to 'The Ways of the World' (10338)
DAYS WITHOUT NUMBER
Michael Paleologus has turned down a very generous offer for his Cornish house, despite the wishes of some of his children. His son, Nick, is called in to mediate in the family dispute. Too late he understands his father's position, but by then the purchaser is desperate and the situation becomes dangerous!
DYING TO TELL
Lance has been asked to visit his friend in London, but when he arrives Rupert has disappeared, possibly with an important document. Has he stolen this document as accused, and why has he hired a private detective? Lance is also drawn into this web!
THE ENDS OF THE EARTH
July 1919. Ex-flying ace James ‘Max’ Maxted’s attempt to uncover the secret behind the death of his father, Sir Henry Maxted, murdered while serving as an adviser to the Paris peace conference, has seemingly ended in failure – and his own death...Sequel to 'The Corners of the Globe' (11029)
A dead friend, a lost lover and a clutch of mysteries from Jonathan Kellaway's youth in Cornwall and Italy in the late 1960s come back to haunt him - and to tempt him with the hope that he may at least learn the truth about the tragedies and misfortunes that blighted those years.
HAND IN GLOVE
Tristram Abberley, a poet in the 1930's, died fighting for the Republicans in the Spanish Civil War. When, fifty years later, his sister, Beatrix, is murdered, her niece is stunned. It soon becomes apparent that Beatrix has been the victim of a conspiracy which leads to the revelation of long-buried family secrets and a vendetta which continues.
INTO THE BLUE
Harry Barnett is a middle-aged failure reduced to caretaking a friend's villa on the island of Rhodes. When a young woman staying at the villa disappears, Harry is suspected of her murder.
LONG TIME COMING
Eldritch Swan is a dead man. Or at least that is what his nephew Stephen has always been told. Until one day Eldritch walks back into his life after 36 years in an Irish prison. He won't reveal any of the details of his incarceration, insisting only that he is innocent of any crime.
NEVER GO BACK
Harry Barnett is leading a contented life in Vancouver with his wife and daughter, but when his mother dies he travels back to England, where he meets up with ex-RAF buddies. Invited to a reunion in Scotland, Harry suddenly finds himself in a battle for survival.
OUT OF THE SUN
When Harry Barnett is informed that his son is in hospital in a diabetic coma, he is mystified, as he thinks he doesn’t have a son. However, Harry is mistaken and he soon discovers that other scientists like his son have died in mysterious circumstances. In search of the truth, Harry finds himself embroiled in conspiracy and intrigue.
PAINTING THE DARKNESS
The arrival of a stranger at his home in St Johns Wood in 1882 spells destruction for William Trenchard and his marriage. The stranger is James Norton, who claims to be the man William's wife Constance was once engaged to, and who was reported to have committed suicide eleven years ago.
High on a Cornish cliff, Blake, a young woman of mysterious background, is acting as housesitter in a vast uninhabited mansion. The house has a panic room. Cunningly concealed, even Blake doesn’t know it’s there. But her remote existence is going to be invaded when people come looking for the house’s owner, missing rogue entrepreneur, Jack Harkness, and Blake is asked the sort of questions she can’t – or won’t – want to answer...
Historian Martin Radford is offered a lucrative commission to research the mysterious resignation of Edwardian cabinet minister Edwin Strafford. Radford's investigations trigger a series of events which throw him into the path of those who believed they had escaped punishment for crimes long past but never paid for...
PLAY TO THE END
Actor Toby Flood, in Brighton for the final week of a Joe Orton production, is visited by his estranged wife. Jenny fears she is being stalked by a strange man and asks Toby to help her get to the bottom of things. Toby reluctantly agrees but soon realises that he too is in danger.
After the collapse of the South Sea Bubble in 1721. William Spandrel has all his debts discharged provided he delivers a package to Ysbrand de Vries in Amsterdam. When de Vries is killed, Spandrel must get the package into the right hands, but whose?
SET IN STONE
Recovering from a recent tragedy, Tony Sheridan goes to stay with friends at their strange house in Rutland. Tony discovers a series of mysterious events associated with the house and then realises, too late, that he is one of the latest victims.
In the summer of 1981, a PhD student witnesses the abduction of a two-year-old girl. In 2004, retired Chief Inspector George Sharp receives a letter reproaching him for botching the original investigation. Sharp tracks down the witness and enlists him in the search for the culprit.
TAKE NO FAREWELL
When Geoffrey Staddon hears that Consuela Caswell, his former lover, has been charged with murder by poisoning he knows that he will have to return to Clouds Frome, his first and best commission as an architect, and confront his past.
THE WAYS OF THE WORLD
When Sir Henry Maxted falls from the roof of his mistress’s Paris apartment building in unexplained circumstances, his son, ex Royal Flying Corps ace James ‘Max’ Maxted resolves to find out how and why his father died. Max will soon discover that his search for the truth sucks him into the dark heart of a seemingly impenetrable mystery. First book in the James Maxted series