Deeds of Darkness (The Home Front Detective series)

By Edward Marston

In June 1916, a tender girl named Charlotte Reid is located murdered in a cinema. Harvery Marmion and Joe Keedy are assigned the duty of discovering the killer who so elusively fled at the hours of darkness. ahead of lengthy, extra sufferers, of notable similarity yet differing backgrounds, are discovered lifeless round the urban. in the meantime, miles from domestic, Marmion’s son Paul prepares for all times at the entrance line as he marches in the direction of the conflict of the Somme.

Show description

Quick preview of Deeds of Darkness (The Home Front Detective series) PDF

Similar Mystery books

Murder Unleashed (Jack and Jamie, Book 2)

Culprit Pooch

Kennel proprietor and ex-big urban cop Jack box cares extra approximately canine than he does approximately humans -- aside from his lady-love, attractive neighborhood health worker Dr. Jamie Cutter.

That's why he can't stand round and do not anything whilst a helpless dogs is unfairly accused . . . of murder!

The police up right here within the Maine boondocks have came across the physique of a nation ultimate courtroom Justice in his vehicle -- his throat ripped to shreds -- and they're convinced the wrongdoer is Roark, the likely vicious boxer within the again seat. Jack, even if, has severe doubts.

So, after first rescuing Roark from the professionals, Jack is set to smell out the true wrongdoer with the aid of his partner-in-crime-solving Jamie and a passel of playful beagles, together with a particularly proficient puppy named Maggie. yet sticking his nostril the place it isn't welcome might turn out a most threatening online game certainly . . .

Dangerous Admissions: Secrets of a Closet Sleuth

Miranda "Rannie" Bookman—43, divorced mom of 2, with a contemporary love lifestyles inclusive of a protracted string of embarrassingly short encounters—is commencing to suppose like a hanging participle: hooked up to not anything. Her occupation as a copyeditor is down the lavatory (she makes one little slip—a lacking "l" from the final word within the identify of the Nancy Drew vintage the key of the outdated Clock—and unexpectedly she's Publishing Enemy number 1!

The Legend of Diamond Lil: A J.J. Tully Mystery (J. J. Tully Mysteries)

The Legend of Diamond Lil, moment booklet within the illustrated J. J. Tully secret sequence, is ideal for elementary-school children who love event and animals. big apple occasions bestselling writer Doreen Cronin brings an identical really good humor to the JJ. Tully whodunits that she did to her liked photo e-book bestsellers like Diary of a bug.

Leaving Everything Most Loved (Maisie Dobbs)

In Leaving every little thing such a lot enjoyed via manhattan instances bestselling writer Jacqueline Winspear, Maisie Dobbs investigates the homicide of Indian immigrants in London. The yr is 1933. Maisie Dobbs is contacted by means of an Indian gentleman who has come to England within the hopes of checking out who killed his sister months in the past.

Extra info for Deeds of Darkness (The Home Front Detective series)

Show sample text content

Didn’t you love the photograph? ’ ‘I’m extra drawn to catching a really risky man,’ he acknowledged. ‘If we don’t arrest him quickly, one other younger girl may perhaps meet a truly disagreeable demise. To be candid, that’s what occupies my brain in the interim – now not taking a look at pictures. ’ ‘Of course,’ she acknowledged, sobered by way of the severity in his demeanour. ‘I’m sorry if I’ve been a nuisance to you, Sergeant. I simply inspiration … oh, good, by no means brain. ’ He was once well mannered yet company. ‘It’s excellent of you to assist us,’ he stated, ‘and I’m thankful yet that’s so far as our dating can pass. Olive might be on the vanguard of our minds now. ’ ‘Oh, she is – I by no means cease brooding about her. ’ ‘And you’ve remembered anything else? ’ ‘Yes,’ she answered. ‘It’s just a small element however it may perhaps inform you whatever in regards to the guy you’re after. Olive wasn’t naïve. whilst an older guy got interested in her, she was once absolute to wonder whether he was once married and simply looking a mistress. yet that wasn’t the case in any respect. He instructed her that he’d been widowed a number of years in the past. one of many purposes he was once drawn to Olive was once that she reminded him of his spouse. ’ Millie gave a wan smile. ‘I don’t understand if it’s real yet it’s what Olive believed. It’s why she relied on him loads. ’ ‘Thank you for telling me. ’ ‘He evidently took care to win her self assurance. ’ ‘And having received it,’ acknowledged Keedy, unfortunately, ‘he quickly killed her. ’ Harvey Marmion again from a gathering with the commissioner to discover a be aware on his table that requested him to ring domestic once attainable. just a critical improvement could have made his spouse make touch so he lifted the receiver and dialled the quantity. on the different finish of the road, the receiver was once snatched up the instant that the software started to ring. Ellen had sincerely been ready beside the phone. She began to gabble unintelligibly and he needed to ask her to decelerate and begin back. whilst she repeated the scoop, she was once nonetheless in a country of agitation. ‘Calm down, love,’ he urged. ‘Paul continues to be alive. That’s reassuring. ’ ‘Yes, yet what kind of nation is he in? ’ ‘Didn’t the telegram provide any information? ’ ‘No,’ she responded, anxiously. ‘It easily acknowledged that he’d been wounded in motion and was once being transferred to the Royal Victoria army health facility. ’ ‘That’s at Netley in Hampshire. They’ll most likely convey him again to Southampton. ’ ‘What if he’s misplaced an arm or a leg or perhaps worse? ’ ‘Don’t even imagine that, Ellen. ’ ‘But there are such a lot of of them on crutches nowadays. while Alice and that i went procuring, we observed such a lot of wounded squaddies within the West finish. One had no legs in any respect. It used to be a pitiful sight. ’ ‘Paul is our son and, whatever’s occurred, we’ll love him simply a similar. ’ ‘I recognize that, Harvey, but—’ ‘Listen to me,’ he acknowledged, slicing her off. ‘You’re operating in the direction of difficulties that may no longer even exist. “Wounded in motion” can suggest whatever. Let’s discover the entire information first. ’ ‘We can’t stopover at until eventually day after today and simply among yes occasions. ’ ‘That’s reasonable adequate, Ellen. it's going to take time to settle all of them in.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.54 of 5 – based on 32 votes