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How far would a child go to rid himself of a despised parent? Or a man of the cloth to be elected pope? From murderous ministers and conniving cardinals to the dark imagination of a schoolboy and the suspicions of an ageing Mr Mozart, this unique collection of Robert Barnard’s short ...
Set in London during the Blitz, in occupied France and amid the rolling Chiltern hills of Buckinghamshire, this is the story of two cousins who, as squabbling rivals, are thrown together by the outbreak of war.
Nell and Sylvie grow up quickly during the early days of rationing, black-o...
When widower Shidney Middleton is found dead in his cottage from carbon monoxide poisoning, Sheila Malory is deeply disturbed. The old man had seemed in good health and the ageing wood-burning stove, cited as causing the fatality, had just been serviced. Sheila’s suspicions that this...
Stepping over the threshold of a once-happy family home turned charnel house, DCI Michael Thackeray knows he’ll be faced with a grim sight. After all his years in the force, he’s come to realise that you can never truly become inured to the sight of death. Especially when there...
Actress Vena Burford is ‘resting’ between jobs. But needs must, and with few voice-over jobs in the pipeline, Vena takes on a few jobs for friends and family around the idyllic Stratford-Upon-Avon. But interior design leads her to violent threats and showing prospective buyers ...