Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday: 3 British Mysteries from Harper Collins: THE CONFESSION by Charles Todd; NO MARK UPON HER by Deborah Crombie; BEFORE THE POISON by Peter Robinson

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Pub. Date: January 2012
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Hardcover , 352pp
Series: Inspector Ian Rutledge Series
ISBN-13: 9780062015662
ISBN: 0062015664

Description (from the publisher):
The Confession is historical crime fiction at its finest, continuing Charles Todd’s New York Times bestselling mystery series featuring severely damaged British World War I veteran, and yet still astonishingly efficient Scotland Yard inspector, Ian Rutledge. Todd’s troubled investigator wrestles with a startling and dangerous case that reaches far into the past when a false confession from a man who is not who he claims to be leads to a brutal murder. The Confession is a must-read for every fan of Elizabeth George, Martha Grimes, P.D. James, Ruth Rendell, and Jacqueline Winspear, as post-war London’s best detective finds himself ensnared in a dark and deadly investigation that unearths shocking small town secrets dating back more than a century.

Pub. Date: February 2012
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Hardcover , 384pp
Series: Duncan Kinkaid/Gemma James
ISBN-13: 9780061990618
ISBN: 0061990612

Description (from the publisher):
Metropolitan Police officer and Olympic rowing hopeful DCI Rebecca Meredith goes out alone to train on the river in beautiful, historic Henley on a dark afternoon in late October - and doesn't return. When a desperate search by the police and a K9 team reveals the possibility of foul play, Scotland Yard calls in Detective Superintendent Duncan Kincaid.

Then, when a search-and-rescue team member's life is threatened, Kincaid realizes the case may be even more complex and dangerous than he believed. But it is only when he enlists the aid of his partner, Detective Inspector Gemma James, that they find the answers lie closer to home than they could have imagined - and are infinitely more deadly.

Pub. Date: February 2012
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Hardcover , 368pp
ISBN-13: 9780062004796
ISBN: 0062004794

Description (from the publisher):
Through years of success in Hollywood composing music for Oscar-winning films, Chris Lowndes always imagined he would come full circle, home to Yorkshire with his beloved wife Laura.

Now he's back in the Yorkshire Dales, but Laura is dead, and Chris needs to make a new life for himself. The isolated house he buys sight unseen should give him the space to come to terms with his grief and the quiet to allow him to work.

Kilnsgate House turns out to be rather more than he expected, however. A man died there, sixty years ago. His wife was convicted of murder. And something is pulling Chris deeper and deeper into the story of Grace Elizabeth Fox, who was hanged by the neck until she was dead . . .


bermudaonion said...

Those all look good!

Mystica said...

What a good selection!

Nana Fredua-Agyeman said...

the cover of Before the Poison speaks a lot.

Zibilee said...

All of them look good, but I think I would most enjoy Before the Poison. Thanks for sharing these with us today!

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

I know I would enjoy all of these. I've especially enjoyed Charles Todd (and mom) books in the past.

Gwen, thanks so much for taking the time to comment about our loss of our cat Libby.

Debbie Rodgers said...

Charles Todd - LOVE his books. I'm currently reading the most current Bess Crawford book, but am still only partway through his Ian Rutledge series, so am not yet waiting for The Confession - but that could all change by the time it's published! So glad the series(s) continue.

Darlene said...

These all look good! That is never good for my wishlist.

Cathy said...

I've been drooling for No Mark Upon Her since I first learned what the title was. This is one of the few series I'm current on-- which tells you exactly how much I love it!