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Paganini's Ghost

Author:

Paul Adam

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It's the most exciting concert Cremona has seen in years. The headliner is a brilliant young Russian playing a violin once owned by the 19th century master, Nicolo Paganini. But the triumphal performance is immediately overshadowed by the murder of one of its sponsors. Solving the murder will require a journey into musical history - and to make that journey, Cremona's police chief will require the assistance of Gianni Castiglione, elderly charmer and only mildly larcenous expert in violins.

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Hard Cover

Genre:

Crime

ISBN:

9781444818369

Published:

01-02-2014

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Disgrace

Author:

Jussi Adler-Olsen

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Detective Carl Morck of Department Q, the cold cases division, has received a file concerning the brutal murder of a brother and sister twenty years earlier. A group of boarding-school students were the suspects at the time - until one of their number confessed and was convicted. So why is the file of a closed case on Carl's desk? Who put it there? Who believes the case has not been solved? Carl wants to talk to Kimmie, a homeless woman living on the streets of Copenhagen, but someone else is also asking questions about her. They know she carries secrets certain powerful people want to stay buried deep. But Kimmie has one of her own. It's the biggest secret of them all. And she can't wait to share it...

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Hard Cover

Genre:

Crime

ISBN:

9781785412318

Published:

01-07-2016

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Disgrace

Author:

Jussi Adler-Olsen

Synopsis:

Detective Carl Morck of Department Q, the cold cases division, has received a file concerning the brutal murder of a brother and sister twenty years earlier. A group of boarding-school students were the suspects at the time - until one of their number confessed and was convicted. So why is the file of a closed case on Carl's desk? Who put it there? Who believes the case has not been solved? Carl wants to talk to Kimmie, a homeless woman living on the streets of Copenhagen, but someone else is also asking questions about her. They know she carries secrets certain powerful people want to stay buried deep. But Kimmie has one of her own. It's the biggest secret of them all. And she can't wait to share it...

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Soft Cover

Genre:

Crime

ISBN:

9781785412370

Published:

01-07-2017

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£14.76

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Dancers In Mourning

Author:

Margery Allingham

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When song-and-dance star Jimmy Sutane falls victim to a string of practical jokes involving bouquets of garlic, birds in the gallery and a pin in his make-up stick, there's only one man who can get to the bottom of the apparent vendetta against the music-hall darling - Albert Campion. But when Campion visits Sutane's country house, where his show-business friends live alongside his family, the backstage pranks escalate and an ageing starlet is killed. Under pressure to uncover the culprit, and plagued by his growing feelings for Sutane's wife, Campion finds himself uncomfortably embroiled in an investigation which tests his ingenuity and integrity to the limit...

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Soft Cover

Genre:

Crime

ISBN:

9781444842647

Published:

01-10-2019

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Death Of A Ghost

Author:

Margery Allingham

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John Sebastian Lafcadio's ambition to be known as the greatest painter since Rembrandt was not to be thwarted by a matter as trifling as his own death. A set of twelve sealed paintings is left in the hands of his widow, together with the instruction that she unveil one canvas each year before a carefully selected audience. Albert Campion is invited to witness the eighth unveiling - but when the lights go down, a young man is stabbed to death. Campion must get to work on the baffling case, with its long line-up of possible killers, and soon finds himself having to face an ingenious villain...

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Soft Cover

Genre:

Crime

ISBN:

9781444841992

Published:

01-09-2019

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Flowers For The Judge

Author:

Margery Allingham

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Scandal hits the prestigious publishing house of Barnabas when one of the directors is found dead in a locked cellar. All eyes are on the other partners at the firm - cousins of the dead man with much to gain from his demise - and all rumours hint at a connection to the disappearance of another director decades earlier. Desperate to salvage their reputation, the cousins turn to Albert Campion, who must go back two decades and sort through a legacy of treachery to solve a case sure to be one of his most difficult. But will his investigations clear the Barnabas family name, or tarnish it forever?

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Genre:

Crime

ISBN:

9781444842630

Published:

01-10-2019

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Look To The Lady

Author:

Margery Allingham

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Finding himself the victim of a botched kidnapping attempt, Val Gyrth suspects that he might be in a spot of trouble. Unexpected news to him - but not to the mysterious Mr Campion, who reveals that the ancient Chalice entrusted to Val's family is being targeted by a ruthless ring of thieves. Fleeing London for the supposed safety of Suffolk, Val and Campion come face to face with events of a perilous and puzzling nature. Campion might be accustomed to outwitting criminal minds, but can he foil supernatural forces?

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Soft Cover

Genre:

Crime

ISBN:

9781444841015

Published:

01-05-2019

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Mystery Mile

Author:

Margery Allingham

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Judge Crowdy Lobbett is a marked man - within the span of a month, his secretary has been shot, his butler poisoned, his chauffeur killed in a mysterious accident, and his walking companion felled by a falling stone. Each time, the judge has escaped by a miracle. Persuaded by his son Marlowe to leave America and travel to Europe for his own safety, Crowdy crosses the Atlantic with his children - only for the attempts on his life to follow him. But Albert Campion, fellow passenger on the ELEPHANTINE, has noticed certain suspicious goings-on - and offers the Lobbetts his investigative services...

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Genre:

Crime

ISBN:

9781444840384

Published:

01-03-2019

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Police At The Funeral

Author:

Margery Allingham

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The tranquillity of Cambridge is punctured when Cousin Andrew of the illustrious Faraday family disappears without a trace. No time is wasted in summoning Albert Campion and his sleuthing skills away from the bustle of Piccadilly to investigate - but little does he expect to be greeted by a band of eccentric relatives all at daggers with each other. Soon there are as many dead bodies as red herrings, and Campion must uncover the secrets of the Faraday dynasty before another victim falls...

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Soft Cover

Genre:

Crime

ISBN:

9781444841022

Published:

01-05-2019

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Sweet Danger

Author:

Margery Allingham

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Situated on the Adriatic coastline, the kingdom of Averna has suddenly - and suspiciously - become the hottest property in Europe, and Albert Campion is given the task of recovering the long-missing proofs of ownership. His mission takes him from the French Riviera to the sleepy village of Pontisbright, where he meets the flame-haired Amanda Fitton. Her family claim to be the rightful heirs to the principality, and insist on joining Campion's quest. But a criminal financier and his heavies are also on the trail, and the clock is ticking for Campion and his cohorts to outwit the thugs and solve the mystery of Averna.

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Soft Cover

Genre:

Crime

ISBN:

9781444841985

Published:

01-09-2019

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The Case Of The Late Pig

Author:

Margery Allingham

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Prep school held two evils for the young Albert Campion: Latin prose and the bullying ways of Pig Peters. And now that he's dead, Pig is still causing trouble for Campion. First, the amateur detective receives a riddling and anonymous letter requesting his presence at the bully's funeral. Then, five months later, Pig dies again - with his freshly killed corpse going missing from the morgue and appearing in a most inconvenient fashion. Who killed him this time? Soon other bodies turn up, and it takes all of Campion's powers of detection to unravel this series of most peculiar puzzles.

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Soft Cover

Genre:

Crime

ISBN:

9781444843316

Published:

01-12-2019

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The Crime At Black Dudley

Author:

Margery Allingham

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In an ancient remote mansion nestles the infamous Black Dudley Dagger - a jewel-encrusted Italian blade, weapon in a centuries-old murder. As house-party guests merrily recreate the traditional ceremony of the dagger, passing it from person to person in pitch darkness, death strikes once more when Colonel Gordon Coombe is felled by an apparent heart attack. But pathologist Dr George Abbershaw suspects foul play. And Meggie Oliphant swears that when the dagger was pushed into her hand, it was stained with blood. What really happened to the Colonel? And just who is the mysterious guest Mr Albert Campion?

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Soft Cover

Genre:

Crime

ISBN:

9781444840377

Published:

01-03-2019

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