Whodunnit

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  • Fantastic country mansion Follymead is hosting a folk music weekend course.  Most musos and singers  are there to play, sing and listen.  But passions and murder are brewing in this sylvan setting.  Tossa Barber and her boyfriend Dominic Felse are amongst the students, and when disaster strikes, Dominic engages the aid of his father, D.I. George Felse, to unravel the tangle of events.
  • The Hawaii of 1930 was a colonial paradise of soft winds and smooth seas that lured the white man.  The availability of cheap labour was also encouraging.  Five families now control the wealth of the islands, the U.S. Navy patrols the Pacific from Pearl Harbour.  The last Hawaiian family princess, Luahine, lives in exile on a distant island, stripped of her powers.  Then the facade of genteel civilisation is shattered when Hester Murdoch, the young society wife of a Navy lieutenant, is found battered and bleeding on a lonely road.  She unjustly accuses four local boys of rape and assault.  The boys are brought to trial amidst unprecedented media attention, their only defence a scared young local lawyer.  The verdict sets in motion a whirlwind of emotions, violence and passion. Based on the true story of the famous Massie murder and rape case that shook Hawaii in the 1930s.
  • Tourist Season: The only trace of the first victim was his Shriner's fez washed up on the Miami beach. The second victim, the head of the city's chamber of commerce, was found dead with a toy rubber alligator lodged in his throat. And that was just the beginning... Now Brian Keyes, reporter turned private eye, must move from muckraking to rooting out murder, in a caper that will mix football players, politicians, and police with a group of fanatics  - and a very hungry crocodile. Double Whammy:R.J. Decker, star tenant of the local trailer park and neophyte private eye is fishing for a killer. Thanks to a sportsman's scam that's anything but sportsmanlike, there's a body floating in Coon Bog, Florida - and a lot that's rotten in the murky waters of big-stakes, large-mouth bass tournaments. Decker teams up with a half-blind, half-mad hermit with an appetite for road kill; dares to kiss his ex-wife while she's in bed with her new husband; and faces deadly TV evangelists, dangerously seductive women, and a pistol-toting redneck with a pit bull on his arm. And here his own life becomes part of the stakes. For while the "double whammy" is the lure, first prize is for the most ingenious murder. Skin Tight: After dispatching a pistol-packing intruder from his home with the help of a stuffed Marlin head, Mick Stranahan can't deny that someone is out to get him. His now-deceased intruder carries no I.D., and as a former Florida state investigator, Stranahan knows there are plenty of potential culprits. His long list of enemies includes an off point hit man, a personal injury lawyer of billboard fame, a notoriously irritating TV journalist, and a fumbling plastic surgeon. Now, if he wants to keep fishing into his golden years, Stranahan has no choice but to come out of retirement to close this one last case...
  • The best selling mystery of the nineteenth century. When a man is found dead in a hansom cab, one of Melbourne’s leading citizens is accused of the murder. He pleads his innocence, yet refuses to give an alibi. It falls to a determined lawyer and an intrepid detective to find the truth, revealing long-kept secrets along the way. Fergus Hume’s first and perhaps most famous mystery. It was made into a film in 2012.

  • When a red - haired girl's severed head is found in an ancient bog in Galway, it may be an historical relic or the answer to a local mystery. As archeologist Cormac Maguire and pathologist Nora Gavin investigate, they uncover more than the secrets of Drumcleggan Bog. Somewhere there is a killer who wants the dead to stay buried and the missing to remain undiscovered ...
  • Landlords are never the most popular people, and there is little grief when the greedy, ruthless Mahendralal Bakhle is blown up in his boat on beautiful Periyar Lake.  Suspicion falls on the boat-boy who died with him but Dominic Felse, a member of a party of young tourists who were accidentally involved with the tragedy, is not convinced of the boy's guilt. And when they move on, it seems the terror is still pursuing them. Violence and death erupt in the home of a very different landowner, where Dominic and his friends are guests, and follow them relentlessly south to the very tip of India where Dominic and the Swam Premanathanand, a man of peace, unravel a deadly Indian rope trick of hatred and murder.

  • Tolliver, once a doctor to hoodlums, now ekes out a living as a dealer in stamps and coins. When one of his companions at the seedy boarding house is brutally murdered, it's likely that the police investigation will unearth Tolliver's past. So the elderly Tolliver sets out to expose the motive and find the killer.

  • Christmas Eve, 1194, and Sir John de Wolfe gratefully escapes his wife Matilda's Christmas party to examine the body of a canon who has been found hanged. Suicide is suspected, but it soon becomes apparent there's more to this case than meets the eye. As always, John's investigations are hindered by his brother in law, Sheriff Sir Richard de Revelle. Then when a local lord is killed, John believes the two cases are linked and Sir Richard's reasons for delaying the investigation may be more serious than the usual petty vengeance. Desperately trying to deflect Sir Richard's counter-plots, John is soon at odds with Matilda and even with his mistress Nesta. As he digs deeper, he finds a conspiracy that could cost him more than the two women in his life.
  • From the creator of Cadfael. When Herbert Terrell falls off a mountain during his annual climbing holiday in Czechoslovakia, accidental death seems to be the inevitable verdict. But his young step-daughter, Tossa, doesn't accept the inevitable. She'd been planning  a summer holiday in Europe, so what could be simpler than to persuade her companions to the scene of the crime? Dominic Felse, a little bewitched by Tossa's brown eyes, is game for a change of plans, although ignorant of her real motive. And he's certainly not prepared for their touring holiday to become a deadly game of cat and mouse.  A fragment of an English folk song, the plaintive lament of a pipe and an unexpected corpse are the clues the amateur  sleuths must solve to discover the riddle of the piper on the mountain.