Jake Martin is not your ordinary sleuth. He's an ordinary guy with an extraordinary dog.
He's trying to make the best of a divorce and mid-life crisis when he gets a call at two o'clock Sunday morning from his mother. His sister has been arrested for the murder of her fourth husband, and his father is near death. Thus begins an adventure that takes Jake and his golden retriever from their Colorado retreat to a backwater town in the Missouri Ozarks where they search for cold-blooded killers, a cache of gold coins buried by Jesse James, and the love of a beautiful nurse.
“Todd’s novels are known for compelling plotting with a thoughtful whodunit aspect, rich characterization, evocative prose, and haunting atmosphere.”—Richmond Times-Dispatch
“Readers who can’t get enough of [Jacqueline Winspear’s] Maisie Dobbs…are bound to be caught up in the adventures of Bess Crawford.”—New York Times Book Review
To great critical acclaim, author Charles Todd introduced protagonist Bess Crawford in A Duty to the Dead. The dedicated World War I nurse returns in An Impartial Witness, and finds herself in grave peril when a moral obligation makes her the inadvertent target of a killer. As hauntingly evocative as Todd’s award-winning, New York Times bestselling Ian Rutledge novels, An Impartial Witness transports readers to a dark time of war and involves us in murder, intrigue, and the fascinating affairs of a truly unforgettable cast of characters.
World War I Battlefield nurse Bess Crawford’s career is in jeopardy when a murder is committed on her watch, in this absorbing and atmospheric historical mystery from New York Times bestselling author Charles Todd.
Home on leave, Bess Crawford is asked to accompany a wounded soldier confined to a wheelchair to Buckingham Palace, where he’s to be decorated by the King. The next morning when Bess goes to collect Wilkins, he has vanished. Both the Army and the nursing service hold Bess negligent for losing the war hero, and there will be an inquiry.
Then comes disturbing word from the Shropshire police, complicating the already difficult situation: Wilkins has been spotted, and he’s killed a man. If Bess is to save her own reputation, she must find Wilkins and uncover the truth. But the elusive soldier has disappeared again and even the Shropshire police have lost him. Suddenly, the moral implications of what has happened—that a patient in her charge has committed murder—become more important to Bess than her own future. She’s going to solve this mysterious puzzle, but righting an injustice and saving her honor may just cost Bess her life.
He’s lonely and desperate.
But he wants far more than her attention…
The one thing Benny wants more than anything is a relationship. But he's not smart or good-looking, so women ignore him or run the other way. Then Olivia moves into the neighbourhood. It’s love at first sight for Benny. Olivia is beautiful and kind, his fairy tale princess.
But there are two big obstacles.
Olivia doesn't love him. Yet.
And her abusive ex-husband Lucas is still hanging around, making life difficult for her. There's only one course of action. But will it give Benny what he wants?
If you love suspenseful stories with flawed characters who’ll touch your heart, you’ll love this novel you can read in one sitting.
All nine books of the Jack Taggart Mystery series are gathered together in this bundle, including the latest mystery, Art and Murder.
“Ripped from the headlines … Easton, an ex-Mountie, knows his police work.”
— Globe and Mail
“One of the best hard-nosed series in Canada.”
— Hamilton Spectator
“Swift action, sudden violence and compassion told in a style that keeps you turning the pages. Easton is a writer at the top of his game.”
— Hamilton Spectator
“Filled with moments of sheer terror that will keep the readers turning pages faster and faster as it builds.”
Art and Murder — Jack Taggart Mystery #9 (NEW!)
Undercover operative Jack Taggart of the RCMP is on a mission to find the murderer of a fellow officer. Posing as a pimp, he infiltrates an international crime syndicate led by a mysterious figure known only as the Ringmaster. His plan to find the killer is going well … until the killer IDs him first.
The Benefactor — Jack Taggart Mystery #8
Jack Taggart finds himself involved with an Asian organized crime syndicate when he begins investigating a fatal hit-and-run accident. Unbeknownst to Taggart, the murder was arranged at the request of a rogue Chinese spy, who has drawn up a deadly plan to hide his trail.
Corporate Asset — Jack Taggart Mystery #7
Undercover operative Taggart descends into a world of white-collar crime and murder. Setting himself up as bait to be murdered, Taggart races against time to stop a rapist and catch a serial killer.
And 6 more Jack Taggart titles:
Birds of a Feather — Jack Taggart Mystery #6
Dead Ends — Jack Taggart Mystery #5
Samurai Code — Jack Taggart Mystery #4
Angel in the Full Moon — Jack Taggart Mystery #3
Above Ground — Jack Taggart Mystery #2
Loose Ends — Jack Taggart Mystery #1
An explosive novel of betrayal and blood vengeance featuring Seattle detective J.P. Beaumont.
There are those who don’t deserve to live—and the corpse floating in Elliott Bay may have been one of those people. Not surprisingly, many individuals, too many in fact, are eager to take responsibility for the brutal slaying of the hated biotech executive whose alleged crimes ranged from the illegal trading of industrial secrets to rape. For Seattle Detective J.P. Beaumont—who’s drowning in his own life-shattering problems—a case of seemingly justifiable homicide has sinister undertones, drawing the haunted policeman into a corporate nightmare world of double deals, savage jealousies, and real blood spilled far too easily, as it leads him closer to a killer he’s not sure he wants to find.
A thrilling Second World War saga - In the summer of 1936, a teenage German boy, Reinhard Richter, is sailing in his father’s yacht, Sturmwind, off Scotland. Moored in an island cove, he meets Stroma Mackay and is captivated by her. He persuades her to write to him in Hamburg, and their correspondence continues until war is declared. Reinhard joins the elite U-boat service, while Stroma serves as a plotter in the WRNS, helping fight the desperate battle against marauding U-boats - the wolf packs. It seems impossible that they will ever meet again . . .
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