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February MAGNA (Hardcover)
Lynn Florkiewicz
1957. Lord James Harrington and his wife, Beth, run a country hotel in the village of Cavendish, deep in the heart of West Sussex. James and Beth are discussing the latest Cavendish Players production, The Devil Incarnate, when their cleaner informs them that farmer, Alec Grimes is missing. When James finds Grimes dead, he is certain of foul play. But the doctor says he died of natural causes and even good friend Detective Chief Inspector George Lane dismisses his suspicions. So James decides to put his own sleuthing skills to the test . . .
l Mystery – 306pp – February – ISBN 978 0 7505 4529 7
Glasgow, 1928. Margaret lost both of her brothers in the Great War and is now the last remaining child of wealthy and powerful shipyard owner William Bannatyne. Without a male heir to carry on the family business, William expects his daughter to marry well and provide him with a grandson to inherit his business. Margaret loves her father but she has ambitions of her own: to become a doctor. Her father lets Margaret finish her training, but he doesn’t count on her meeting Alasdair Morrison, a union man at the shipyard. Suddenly she’s faced with an impossible, heart-breaking choice . . . will she choose love or obligation?
l Family Saga – 480pp – February – ISBN 978 0 7505 4524 2
“An intriguing tale, with period detail interwoven in a satisfying way” Oxford Times
On a cold November night in a Deptford yard, dock worker Harry Parker stumbles upon the body of a dead woman. Inspector Ben Ross is summoned from Scotland Yard to this insalubrious part of town, but no witness to the murder of this well-dressed, middle-aged woman can be found. Even Jeb Fisher, the local rag-and-bone man, swears he’s seen nothing. Meanwhile, Ben’s wife Lizzie is trying to suppress a scandal: family friend Edgar Wellings has a gambling addiction and cannot repay his debts. Reluctantly, Lizzie agrees to visit his debt collector’s house in Deptford. When she arrives she finds her husband is investigating the murder of the woman in question . . .
l Mystery – 336pp – February – ISBN 978 0 7505 4492 4
January 1983, Colchester CID: A new year brings new resolutions for Detective Inspector Nicholas Lowry. With one eye on his approaching fortieth birthday, he has given up his two greatest vices: smoking, and the police boxing team. WPC Jane Gabriel is the newest police recruit. Her striking beauty and youth have landed her with two obstacles: a young male colleague who gives her too much attention, and an older one who acts like she’s not there.
January 1983, Blackwater Estuary: A new year brings an illicit shipment, bound for Colchester – 100 kilograms of powder that will accelerate tensions in the historic town.
l Thriller – 456pp – February – ISBN 978 0 7505 4498 6

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