When Sherlock visits his brother, what he finds shocks him to the core: a locked room, a dead body and Mycroft holding a knife. The police are convinced Mycroft is a murderer, but Sherlock is just as convinced he is innocent. Threatened with the gallows, Mycroft needs Sherlock to save him. The search for the truth necessitates an incredible journey where Sherlock is afoot in a world of secrets and danger.
Maisie Dobbs takes on her most personal case yet: a twisting investigation into the brutal killing of a street peddler that will take her from the working-class neighborhoods of her childhood into London’s highest circles of power.
The precocious Flavia de Luce must solve a murder that took place while the entire village gathered to see a movie starring the famed Phyllis Wyvern being filmed at the de Luces’ decaying English estate.
Cora and Mimi are sent to stay with their Aunt Ida, an eccentric and rigid woman, in the isolated village of Byers Guerdon. What the girls don’t know is that Aunt Ida’s life was devastated the last time two young sisters were at Guerdon Hall, and she's determined to protect her nieces from an evil that has lain hidden for years. It’s up to Aunt Ida and Cora to uncover the horrifying truth before something happens to them.
Even as a teenager, Sherlock Holmes is ready to solve any mystery and inevitably pursue danger. When he comes up against John Wilkes Booth, President Abraham Lincoln’s assassin, and his coconspirators, Sherlock just might not yet be man enough to stop a second Civil War from starting.
In an isolated cabin, 14-year-old Sig is alone with a corpse: his father, who has frozen to death only hours earlier. Then comes a stranger, who claims that Sig's father owes him a share from a horde of stolen gold. Sig's only protection is a loaded Colt revolver hidden in the cabin's storeroom. The question is, will Sig use the gun, and why?
Carver Young has always had big dreams of being a detective. Despite his humble upbringing in an orphanage, he gets his chance when he is adopted by Detective Hawking. But when he is thrown into the case of a vicious serial killer who has terrorized New York City, things quickly get real, and soon Carver finds his newfound stability thrown into disarray once again.
When the tomb of St. Tancred is opened at a village church in Bishop's Lacey, its shocking contents lead to another case for Flavia de Luce. Greed, pride and murder result in old secrets coming to light --- along with a forgotten flower that hasn't been seen for half a thousand years.
With her best friend murdered and her boyfriend Max, the main suspect, gone, Nora can barely manage to keep afloat. All she knows is that the entire nightmare is related to the ancient book translation they had been working on for a school project. Then she receives a coded message from Max begging her to join him in Prague. They have a chance to clear his name and finally solve a 400-year-old mystery --- which includes instructions on building a machine to talk to God.
Simon, the eighteen year old son of a Norman nobleman and an English aristocrat, finds himself eager to find a life in a divided kingdom. He is offered the chance to accompany the king on a royal hunt, but the hunt goes fatally wrong, and in the aftermath Simon finds himself fleeing for his life, and forced to make choices that will forever alter his own expectations--and the hopes of the land he loves.
The wealthy and beautiful Cassandra Caravello has everything a girl could desire, yet she longs for something more. Ever since her parents' death she has felt trapped and alone in Venice. When Cass stumbles upon the body of a murdered woman with a bloody X carved across her heart, she’s drawn into a dangerous world of secret societies, courtesans, and killers. She also finds herself falling for Falco, a poor artist with a mischievous grin. Will Cassandra find the murderer before he finds her? And will she stay true to her fiancé or succumb to her uncontrollable feelings for Falco?
Agnes Wilkins is standing in front of an Egyptian mummy, about to make the first cut into the wrappings—about to unlock ancient (and not-so-ancient) history. She sees herself wearing a pith helmet with antique dust swirling around her. But the mummy Agnes unwraps is more than a mummy: It’s a host for a secret that could unravel a new destiny—unleashing a mystery, an international intrigue—and possibly a curse.
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