Cloak-and-dagger intrigue featuring an eccentric agent for Britain’s Foreign Office from the author of the “timelessly charming” Miss Silver mysteries (Charlotte MacLeod). Named after three naval admirals, the enigmatic gentleman spy Benbow Collingwood Horatio Smith detests the sea and loves to indulge his beloved parrot, Ananias, all while protecting the fate of the Western world. Fool Errant: Smith investigates the case of a young man whose new job with an odd inventor has him mired in governmental intrigue, industrial espionage, and stolen military secrets. Danger Calling: Smith has a proposition for a former British Secret Service agent that launches him into a web of blackmail and murder—and pits him against a master of deceit and manipulation. Walk with Care: Smith must investigate a mysterious letter and the suspicious death of the under secretary for Foreign Affairs. Down Under: The disappearance of a bride-to-be sets her fiancé and agent Benbow Smith on the trail of a notorious madman who’s no stranger to kidnapping—or murder. Every bit as entertaining as Wentworth’s long-running series featuring Maud Silver, these pre–World War II spy thrillers are taut with suspense and livened by the wit of a “first-rate storyteller” (The Daily Telegraph).
In international bestselling author Campbell Armstrong’s pulse-pounding thriller, the hunt for a ruthless bomb maker takes Frank Pagan to Cuba and into the midst of a startling conspiracy Gunther Ruhr, a.k.a. the Claw, is a terrorist responsible for hundreds, possibly thousands, of deaths. A passenger jet, a busload of soccer players, and an entire hotel full of tourists have all been targets of his extravagant, almost artistically designed explosions. He will kill anywhere and for anyone if the price is right. Now it’s up to Detective Frank Pagan to track down the depraved killer and escort him to prison. Along the way, from Glasgow to London and on to Miami and Havana, Pagan will have to shore up a leak in Scotland Yard; get reacquainted with his old flame, Magdalena; and uncover a plot involving a cruise missile, Fidel Castro, and an international banking syndicate.Mambo is the 3rd book in the Frank Pagan Novels, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order.
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Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue…
At the heart of every human being is the need—and the desire—to be happy. For many, happiness is elusive, but for one killer, it's something to be created. But it's not as easy as it seems at first, and this "creator" is determined to get it right at least one more time, no matter how many tries it takes…
It's been exactly a year since Cheryl Bradley was found dead in her bathtub, dressed in a wedding gown with her ring finger severed. With no leads and no more evidence, the case had gone cold. That is, until another young woman is found murdered and posed in the same fashion.
Now, FBI agent Brandon Fisher and his team have been called in to catch the killer before another innocent life is taken. As Brandon begins to pull at every possible loose thread, the idea that the killer's method of operation is all that connects the women begins to unravel. This serial killer isn't just out for blood; this is a murderer on a mission.
But the closer Brandon thinks he's getting to a resolution, the more evident it is that the killer is losing control and slipping up, making the trail even more difficult for the FBI to follow. And unless Brandon and his team can catch up to the killer, the bloodbath will continue to overflow.
In 1376, the famed Black Prince died of a terrible rotting sickness, closely followed by his father, King Edward III. The crown of England is left in the hands of a mere boy, the future Richard II, and the great nobles gather like hungry wolves around the empty throne. As a terrible power struggle threatens the country, one of London’s powerful merchant princes is foully murdered and Coroner Sir John Cranston and Dominican monk Brother Athelstan are ordered to investigate. When further deaths occur, they find themselves drawn ever deeper into a dark web of intrigue.
Detective Chief Inspector Brock investigates the murder of a well-known actorWhen the body of Lancelot Foley, a well-known actor, is discovered in an excavation in a fashionable Chelsea street one snowy February morning, Detective Chief Inspector Harry Brock is assigned the case.Is the dead man’s wife, fellow actress Vanessa Drummond, as innocent as she would like the police to believe? As Brock – aided by Detective Sergeant Dave Poole and Kate Ebdon, his Australian-born detective inspector – investigates, the case takes him from London to Paris, and there will be more than one death before the shocking case is solved.
From early in the career of acclaimed international bestselling author Campbell Armstrong comes a dark, menacing, Kafkaesque thriller Berg comes to the village to begin a new job and a new life far from the oppression of his mother. From the start, he feels ill at ease. His landlady is a widow whose husband died after eating poisoned mushrooms, and who cooks the foulest stew he has ever tasted. Her daughter, Monika, is a flirt who seems intent on undermining Berg’s fragile confidence. His job is a mystery of paper-pushing and classified documents, none of which he is allowed to understand. As the days go by, he feels a growing sense of dread. The town is closing in for the kill. While Berg is sleeping, Monika is raped and left near death on the first floor of her house. She accuses Berg of the crime, drawing him into a labyrinth of bureaucratic justice from which insanity may be the only escape.
In international bestselling author Campbell Armstrong’s page-turning thriller, counterterrorism agent Frank Pagan races against the clock to defuse a confrontation with the Russians that might change the map of Europe Escorting a hard-drinking, fun-loving, probably-former-KGB Russian “envoy” to Edinburgh would appear to be one of the more relaxing jobs in Frank Pagan’s career. But in the flash of a gunshot everything changes. Now Frank’s got a Russian official with a bullet lodged in his heart, his bosses at Scotland Yard wondering if Frank missed a step, and countless politicians and secret service agencies screaming bloody murder. With spies from the KGB, MI6, and the CIA dogging his every move, Pagan has to find the men behind the deadly shooting. From the Baltic émigré community, where he meets a beautiful woman who might provide answers, to the United States to the Soviet Union, Pagan unravels a chilling plot that will have devastating worldwide repercussions.Mazurka is the 2nd book in the Frank Pagan Novels, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order.
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