The Laird of Castle Ballantine

Harry Riley (2013)

Returning to a Scottish Borders churchyard, on the winding banks of the River Tweed, and suffering from a queasy stomach – the editor's golden boy, young reporter Leonard McFadden, staggers and grasps a tombstone for support, and plunges headlong into a strange and deadly mystery that fate has diabolically thrust across his path.

The Last Days Of George Vancouver, RN

Ron Palmer (2015)

This account of George Vancouver’s life and survey teams takes much inspiration from his journals edited by Canadian scholar W. Kaye Lamb. The author has journeyed along much of the British Columbia coast which Vancouver surveyed, experiencing the daunting majesty of the intricate waterways and difficulties of their winding channels and dangers.

The Life that Jack Built – Secrets of a school teacher

John Butler (2013)

This story is based on the true story of a self-centred young man at odds with himself. It is the tale of how Jack handles work, romantic attachments and manages to wriggle out of the tightest of situations. Then suddenly opportunity knocks for him –he takes the plunge, but at the end he is in for a surprise as he is stopped in his tracks...

The Lifer

Bert Simpson’s life is a kaleidoscope of ups and devastating downs! A happy life at the beginning is then followed by heartbreak and this sequence of events was to accompany him for the greater part of his adulthood. In prison he makes some very unusual friends who manage to boost his low esteem and start him back on the road to recovery.

The Longdon Murders

On the night of a blizzard an elderly couple are summoned to their daughter’s cottage two and a half miles away on urgent but unspecified business. When they reach the cottage they find it warm but empty. Unable to face the journey back home that night, they retire to bed in their daughter’s cottage. The following morning, they are found dead.

The Spider's Banquet

A young woman goes to an isolated Warwickshire monastery to visit her brother, who is a monk there. She is dropped off at the door, meets her brother in the parlour; they say goodbye and part; and she is never seen again. The monks, however, have a cast-iron alibi. The diffident and cultured Inspector Wickfield is called in to investigate.

The Trials of Thomas Roxby - A Country Parson’s Rum Tale

In this third chronicle from Sherburn, the accident-prone vicar tells of his attempts to identify the murderer of his servant George. He becomes involved in more legal hot water than he has ever experienced before and is within a whisker of being transported for life. His dogged search eventually brings success – and a dilemma of conscience.

The Two Lands

Paul Purday (2006)

This is a complete two-part story of sixteen year-old Peter who enters a strange world and straight away is involved in a fast-moving adventure to free the Land from rising evil and darkness. Book One is complete in itself, but Book Two continues the story, when Peter is aware of a new deception and is caught up in a quest to find the Golden City.

The Unexpected Death of Father Wilfred

One February evening, Fr Wilfred, the parish priest of the Sacred Heart Catholic church in Droitwich, tumbles out of his confessional, stabbed to death. His sister demands the best detective in the force, and Stan Wickfield is appointed to the case. Unfortunately he cannot identify the means, motive much less the perpetrator of the murder.