But maggie herself is an explosion waiting to happen. Little does she know that investigating this dangerous predator will pit her against a new evil—and old enemies. Meanwhile, there’s a serial killer on the loose in London, targeting conscientious objectors. Only maggie can uncover the connection between the robbery, the murders, and a link to her past.
The King's Justice: A Maggie Hope Mystery #ad - . As the russian army repels german forces from Stalingrad, Maggie Hope takes a much-needed break from spying to defuse bombs in London. But when she’s called upon to look into the theft of a Stradivarius, one of the finest violins ever made, Maggie can’t resist. Can a stolen violin lead secret agent and spy maggie hope to a new serial killer terrorizing London? Find out as the acclaimed World War II mystery series from New York Times bestselling author Susan Elia MacNeal continues.
The Prisoner in the Castle: A Maggie Hope MysteryBantam #ad - . She knows exactly who is sending agents to their deaths. A series of baffling murders among a group of imprisoned agents threatens the outcome of World War II in this chilling mystery from the New York Times bestselling author of Mr. Tailor-made for readers in the post-election, #MeToo era. When one of her fellow inmates drops dead in the middle of his after-dinner drink—he’s only the first.
As victims fall one by one, Maggie will have to call upon all her wits and skills to escape—not just certain death. World war ii is raging, and former spy maggie Hope knows too much: what the British government is willing to do to keep its secrets, who is lying, who the double-crossers are. But certain murder.
The Prisoner in the Castle: A Maggie Hope Mystery #ad - . Solid twists keep the plot of The Prisoner in the Castle churning until the surprise finale. Associated Press“A mystery. From the book’s perfectly calibrated plot to its incisively etched characters, everything is handled with perfect finesse by the author.
The Paris Spy: A Maggie Hope MysteryBantam #ad - But her missions come first. Vivid and fast-paced, the paris spy is an extraordinary trip through the edgy drama of wartime Paris, crammed with authentic detail, skillfully plotted and studded with cameos by real historical figures. Jane thynne, author of the Clara Vine series. New york times bestseller • american-born spy and code-breaker extraordinaire maggie hope secretly navigates nazi-occupied France to find two brave women during the darkest days of World War II in the latest novel in this bestselling series—“a treat for WWII buffs and mystery lovers alike” Booklist, on The Prime Minister’s Secret Agent.
Now she’s working undercover for the special Operations Executive in the elegant but eerily silent city of Paris, where SS officers prowl the streets in their Mercedes and the Ritz is draped with swastika banners. You will be terrified for all the heroes, be there with them every step, and care desperately that they succeed and survive.
The Paris Spy: A Maggie Hope Mystery #ad - Maggie hope has come a long way since serving as a typist for Winston Churchill. Maggie’s half sister, and maggie is desperate to find her—that is, has disappeared after being saved from a concentration camp, Elise, if Elise even wants to be found. Maggie must risk her life to penetrate powerful circles and employ all her talents for deception and spycraft to root out a traitor, find her sister, and locate the reports crucial to planning D-Day in a deadly game of wits with the Nazi intelligence elite.
Praise for the Paris Spy“Engrossing. And perhaps above all, like me, you will be overwhelmed with their sacrifice for the freedom we still enjoy.
Above the Bay of Angels: A NovelLake Union Publishing #ad - It’s an offer of employment in the kitchens of Buckingham Palace, and everything the budding young chef desperately wants: an escape from the constrictions of her life as a lowly servant. And her new life will come crashing down—if it doesn’t send her to the gallows. Sweeping and intimate, warm and gripping.
An investigation is sure to follow. What fortune! until the threat of blackmail shadows Bella to the Riviera, and a member of the queen’s retinue falls ill and dies. Having prepared the royal guest’s last meal, Bella is suspected of the poisonous crime. In the stranger’s stead, Bella can spread her wings.
Above the Bay of Angels: A Novel #ad - Arriving as helen barton from Yorkshire, she pursues her passion for creating culinary delights, served to the delighted Queen Victoria herself. In her final dying moments, she thrusts a letter into Bella’s hand. Her charade will be over. I loved it!” —louise penny, setting off a suspenseful, #1 new york times bestselling author of the Chief Inspector Gamache novelsA single twist of fate puts a servant girl to work in Queen Victoria’s royal kitchen, historical mystery by the New York Times bestselling author of The Tuscan Child and The Victory Garden.
Isabella waverly only means to comfort the woman felled on a London street. Best of all, she’s been chosen to accompany the queen to Nice.
The Queen's Accomplice: A Maggie Hope MysteryBantam #ad - Spy and code-breaker extraordinaire maggie hope returns to war-weary London, as the New York Times bestselling mystery series for fans of Jacqueline Winspear, Charles Todd, where she is thrust into the dangerous hunt for a monster, and Anne Perry continues. Wartime London is vividly portrayed. The nazis’ relentless Blitz may have paused, but London’s nightly blackouts continue.
. Recommended for those who like their historical mysteries with a large dose of suspense. Historical novel society “For those who are Maggie Hope diehards, this latest in the series is sure to satisfy. Reviewing the evidence “macneal’s meticulous research shines through on every page, and pays off with a wartime atmosphere that feels real.
The Queen's Accomplice: A Maggie Hope Mystery #ad - Crimespree Magazine. The officers at mi-5 quickly realize they need the help of special agent Maggie Hope to find the killer dubbed “the Blackout Beast. A trap is set. But once the murderer has his sights on Maggie, not even Buckingham Palace can protect the resourceful spy from her fate. Praise for the queen’s Accomplice“Maggie is a thoughtful spy whose dangerous escapades never disappoint.
The Last Mrs. Summers A Royal Spyness Mystery Book 14Berkley #ad - Rose is now married to tony summers, Belinda's childhood crush, and lives in the lovely house on the cliffs that he has inherited. All clues point to Belinda as the prime suspect. She asks georgie and Belinda to observe Tony's behavior and their surroundings. There is a lot of strange to go around and things only get weirder--and deadlier--when one night a member of the household is found dead.
When they arrive, they meet Rose, a woman Belinda knew as a child when she spent her summers with her grandmother in Cornwall. Georgie is just back from her honeymoon with darcy when a friend in need pulls her into a du Maurier-like murder in this all-new installment in the New York Times bestselling Royal Spyness series from Rhys Bowen! Georgie's best friend, Belinda, inherits a spooky old house in Cornwall and asks Georgie to go with her to inspect the property.
The Last Mrs. Summers A Royal Spyness Mystery Book 14 #ad - Belinda never liked rose, who has always been bossy and a bit of a bully, but when Belinda's house proves to be uninhabitable, Rose invites them to stay with her. Now georgie must uncover some long buried secrets that may prove the victim was really a villain before Belinda takes the fall for the murder.
Is rose imagining things? is Tony dangerous? In their quest for answers, they encounter a creepy housekeeper, Mrs. Manners, and learn that some kind of forgotten tragedy occurred on the property years ago involving them all. Rose confides that she thinks Tony killed his first wife and now she is afraid.
The Last Passenger: A Charles Lenox Mystery Charles Lenox Mysteries Book 13Minotaur Books #ad - Kitty ashbrook, beautiful and cultured, appears to be his soulmate—but love comes with obstacles of its own. A young and eager charles Lenox faces his toughest case yet: a murder without a single clue. Bravo, Mr. He has no luggage, empty pockets, and no sign of identification on his person. In tandem, this fiendish early case and passionate, deeply felt affair will irrevocably shape the brilliant detective and thoughtful gentleman Lenox is destined to become.
Slumped in a third-class car at Paddington Station is the body of a handsome young gentleman. Finch, and keep them coming! More Lenox, please. Louise penny, bestselling author of a Better ManFrom bestselling author Charles Finch comes the third and final in a prequel trilogy to his lauded Charles Lenox series.
The Last Passenger: A Charles Lenox Mystery Charles Lenox Mysteries Book 13 #ad - London, 1855. And putting together the clues to the mystery of the man’s identity only raises more questions, when Lenox discovers that the crime has a significant connection to America. As he seeks to solve this impossible case, the young Lenox must confront an equally troublesome problem in his personal life.
Written in charles finch’s unmistakably witty and graceful voice, The Last Passenger is a cunning, thrilling, and deeply satisfying conclusion to this trilogy of prequels to his bestselling Charles Lenox series.
The Prime Minister's Secret Agent: A Maggie Hope MysteryBantam #ad - Provides the thrills that readers have come to expect from MacNeal. Richmond times-dispatch, double agents, on His Majesty’s Hope “With false starts, and red herrings . Yet instead of enjoying the quieter pace of life, Maggie is quickly drawn into another web of danger and intrigue. Susan elia macneal has written an impeccably researched, wonderfully engaging story.
Minneapolis star tribune “A treat for WWII buffs and mystery lovers alike. Booklist “MacNeal seamlessly mixes fact and fiction. Publishers weekly “Splendid. New york times bestseller • for fans of jacqueline winspear, Charles Todd, and Anne Perry comes a gripping mystery featuring intrepid spy and code breaker Maggie Hope.
The Prime Minister's Secret Agent: A Maggie Hope Mystery #ad - This time, the fallout of a deadly plot comes straight to her own front door. World war ii rages on across europe, but Maggie Hope has finally found a moment of rest on the pastoral coast of western Scotland.
A Divided Loyalty: A Novel Inspector Ian Rutledge Mysteries Book 22William Morrow #ad - But rutledge is convinced Chief Superintendent Jameson only hopes to tarnish his earlier success once he also fails. Where to begin? he too finds very little to go on in avebury, one that will draw the wrath of the Yard down on him, slowly widening his search beyond the village—only to discover that unlikely—possibly even unreliable—clues are pointing him toward an impossible solution, and very likely see him dismissed if he pursues it.
But what about the victim—what does he owe this tragic woman? Where must his loyalty lie? Scotland yard detective ian rutledge is assigned one of the most baffling investigations of his career—a cold murder case with an unidentified victim and a cold trail with few clues to follow. Chief inspector brian leslie, is sent to Avebury, a respected colleague of Ian Rutledge’s, a village set inside a great prehistoric stone circle not far from Stonehenge.
A Divided Loyalty: A Novel Inspector Ian Rutledge Mysteries Book 22 #ad - A young woman has been murdered next to a mysterious, figure-like stone, hooded, but no one recognizes her—or admits to it. And how did she get there? Despite a thorough investigation, it appears that her killer has simply vanished. Rutledge, is asked to take a second look at Leslie’s inquiry, returning from the conclusion of a case involving another apparently unknown woman, to see if he can identify this victim.
In the Shadow of Vesuvius: A Lady Emily Mystery Lady Emily Mysteries Book 14Minotaur Books #ad - Emily and her husband, colin Hargreaves, have accompanied her dear friend Ivy Brandon on a trip to Pompeii. The sudden appearance of a beautiful young woman who claims a shocking relationship to the Hargreaves family throws Emily’s investigation off-course. When they uncover a corpse and the police dismiss the murder as the work of local gangsters, Emily launches an investigation of her own.
Emily’s resolve to unearth the facts is unshakable. And as she struggles to face an unsettling truth about Colin’s past, it becomes clear that someone else wants her off the case—for good. Some corpses lie undisturbed longer than others. In skillfully intertwined storylines from the dawn of the twentieth century and the heyday of the Roman Empire, brings Lady Emily and her husband to Pompeii, the latest installment to her bestselling series, Tasha Alexander's In the Shadow of Vesuvius, where they uncover a recent crime in the ancient city.
In the Shadow of Vesuvius: A Lady Emily Mystery Lady Emily Mysteries Book 14 #ad - But how far below the surface can she dig before she risks burying herself along with the truth? She seems to be aided by the archaeologists excavating the ruins, including a moody painter, the enigmatic site director, and a free-thinking American capable of sparring with even the Duke of Bainbridge. But when lady emily discovers a body hidden in plain sight amongst the ruins of Pompeii, she sets in motion a deadly chain of events that ties her future to the fate of a woman whose story had been lost for nearly two thousand years.
But each of them has secrets hiding among the ruins.
Princess Elizabeth's Spy: A Maggie Hope MysteryBantam #ad - Susan elia macneal introduced the remarkable Maggie Hope in her acclaimed debut, Mr. Spirited, and possessing one of the sharpest minds in government for mathematics and code-breaking, strong-willed, she fully expects to be sent abroad to gather intelligence for the British front. As world war ii sweeps the continent and england steels itself against German attack, former secretary to Prime Minister Winston Churchill, Maggie Hope, completes her training to become a spy for MI-5.
And as she races to save england from a most disturbing fate, and that the smallest clues can unravel the biggest secrets, Maggie realizes that a quick wit is her best defense, even within her own family. Instead, she is dispatched to go undercover at Windsor Castle, to her great disappointment, where she will tutor the young Princess Elizabeth in math.
Princess Elizabeth's Spy: A Maggie Hope Mystery #ad - Yet castle life quickly proves more dangerous—and deadly—than Maggie ever expected. Now maggie returns to protect Britain’s beloved royals against an international plot—one that could change the course of history. Churchill’s Secretary. The upstairs-downstairs world at Windsor is thrown into disarray by a shocking murder, which draws Maggie into a vast conspiracy that places the entire royal family in peril.