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He Came Upon the Midnight Clear

by Rowena Westlake

 

Rowena Westlake's new captivating tale of romance with its Christmastide setting is the ideal read for lovers of Christmastide Romances this Christmas.  The latest in the DHRA's modern historical romance series it is bound to be a hit with DHRA members and the more intelligent members of the general public alike.  Carrying the controversial new logo of the Society which signals that it is aimed at the "adult" market (over 18s though there is no longer a discount for the bicurious over 60s) the novel will challenge some readers though as always the name Rowena Westlake guarantees that most readers will be able to finish satisfactorily.

DHRA | Threadbone Press

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The Suddenly Trilogy I: And Suddenly It's Summer

by Dornford Sittingbourne

 

Book one of the epic "Suddenly" saga has been a longtime favourite of DHRA members since it was first commissioned in the 1990s. Romance Monthly Magazine's book of the month when it was first issued, this treasured tale is now the subject of thrupiecefilm's blockbuster Christmas release.  Its appearance on the big screen will surely bring new readers to the masterful prose and moving narrative of author Dornford Sittingbourne's timeless tale.  Now available for the first time in the Threadbone Press's flexiback, this edition combines the durability of a hardback edition with the portability of a paperback and at only twice the price!

This edition features a new and especially commissioned introduction by DHRA favourite Rowena Westlake.

DHRA | Threadbone Press

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The Suddenly Trilogy I: And Suddenly It's Christmas

by Dornford Sittingbourne

Book two of the epic "Suddenly" continues the inspiring tale, tracing our favourite characters development into the later 1990s. Number one on Dorset Life's Best Christmas Books 1997, this treasured tale is now the subject of thrupiecefilm's blockbuster Christmas release.  Its appearance on the big screen will surely bring new readers to the masterful prose and moving narrative of author Dornford Sittingbourne's timeless tale.  Now available for the first time in the Threadbone Press's flexiback, this edition combines the durability of a hardback edition with the portability of a paperback and at only twice the price!

This edition features a new and especially commissioned introduction by DHRA favourite Rowena Westlake.

DHRA | Threadbone Press

DHRA | Threadbone Press

DHRA | Threadbone Press

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The Suddenly Trilogy I: And Suddenly It's Rosh

Hashanah by Dornford Sittingbourne

Book three of the epic "Suddenly" saga finds our favourite characters meeting the challenges of the early 2000s in post-millennial multi-cultural Britain.  West Country Property's "don't miss this" pick of the year, this treasured tale is now the subject of thrupiecefilm's blockbuster Christmas release.  Its appearance on the big screen will surely bring new readers to the masterful prose and moving narrative of author Dornford Sittingbourne's timeless tale.  Now available for the first time in the Threadbone Press's flexiback, this edition combines the durability of a hardback edition with the portability of a paperback and at only twice the price!

This edition features a new and especially commissioned introduction by DHRA favourite Rowena Westlake.

DHRA | Threadbone Press

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Death in the Deep End by Doug Graves

An Inspector Allardyce Mystery.

Invited to stay at the home of theatre impresario Victor Savaloy, Inspector Allardyce becomes embroiled in yet another baffling case as ingenuo and rising star Imelda Locke is found drowned in the swimming pool.  Suspicion falls on Victor's jealous wife, but does handsome roue Sir Lawrence Oliphant, the Savaloy Theatre's leading man, have something to hide and what became of ambitious playwright Tom Startup's manuscript last seen on Victor's desk?  

Only Inspector Allardyce can solve the baffling crime.

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Murder is Cosy by Doug Graves

An Inspector Allardyce Mystery.

Retired nanny Edith Stopes lives a quiet life in the sleepy village of Chilfrome.  Content to arrange the church flowers and help look after the local village hall, she has only one vice: an insatiable appetite for gossip.  So when she overhears the doctor's receptionist making an appointment at the Cottage Hospital for writer Anton Bressener's secretary should she keep the juicy secret to herself?  Scandal is brewing and Edith is at the deadly heart of it.

Only Inspector Allardyce can solve the baffling crime.

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Riddle Me Death by Doug Graves

An Inspector Allardyce Mystery.

Seconded to the Foreign Service to help investigate the theft of a precious artefact from the Cairo Museum, Inspector Allardyce is pleased to find himself once again in the Land of the Pharoahs. But no sooner has he identified the mysterious Countess Razumovsky as the likely thief when the Countess is found strangled in her opulent hotel room.  With little to go on save a message to meet Abdul in the bazaar, Inspector Allardyce will be tested to his very limits.

Only Inspector Allardyce can solve the baffling crime.

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Reservation for Murder by Doug Graves

An Inspector Allardyce Mystery.

Guests at London's exclusive Charles Hotel enjoy every luxury and expect only the best. So when socialite Harvey Weynstrop decides to hold his daughter's coming out ball in the Charles's Ivory Room, the cream of London society agrees to attend.  But is Hettie Weynstrop the innocent her father believes? And was her trip to Cannes simply an appointment with her gown-maker? A poisoned champagne glass means the arrival of Inspector Allardyce ...

Only Inspector Allardyce can solve the baffling crime.

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Death on Four Wheels by Doug Graves

An Inspector Allardyce Mystery.

When racing ace Dave Clark-Five is found dead under the wheels of his Team Tranbant V8 Grand Prix car suspicion falls on his "friends" and his rivals.  Is team mate Nico - faster but less successful - trying to gain an edge? Or is the clue to Dave's death his visit a few night's before to the flat of his arch-rival and Team Messerschmitt veteran Enzo Testerono? Inspector Allardyce must try to negotiate the high octane world of F1 before the chequered flag falls.

Only Inspector Allardyce can solve the baffling crime.

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Death in the Rough by Doug Graves

An Inspector Allardyce Mystery.

Affpuddle Gold Club prides itself on the quality of its greens and the even higher quality of its members, so when it comes to staging the East Dorset Open Championship, club professional Lasenby Swing is more than confident that the weekend's will be the success he hopes for.  But the discovery of body on the 14th tee isn't the start the Affpuddle Commitee expected. Interrupting his walking holiday on the downs nearby, Inspector Allardyce is soon teeing off his own investigation.

Only Inspector Allardyce can solve the baffling crime.

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Death Comes Racing by Doug Graves

An Inspector Allardyce Mystery.

Lillington Racecourse's Gold Cup is the premier race of the flat season and everyone who is anyone is there on Ladies Day. Jockey Davy Stirrup, already under investigation from the Jockey Club of East Orchard for illegal thrupiece dieting, is under pressure - and not just to win!  When a stable lad is found skewered to a hay basket, it is clear that murder is afoot. With a nose for crime, it's a sure bet Inspector Allardyce will find himself in a race against the odds.

Only Inspector Allardyce can solve the baffling crime.

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Death Takes A Cruise by Doug Graves

An Inspector Allardyce Mystery.

Yannis Acropolis has everything: money, women and a lifestyle to match.  But when opera diva Maria Careless joins him and his rich Russian friends on a cruise to the Dodecanese, more than the champagne is set to pop.   With jealous impresario Mauricio Pongelatero waiting in the wings and a world premiere only days away, death is a certain visitor. Holidaying on an island  nearby, Inspector Allardyce soon finds his lounging days are over and he's plunged into deep water!

Only Inspector Allardyce can solve the baffling crime.

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Death of a Clown by Doug Graves

An Inspector Allardyce Mystery.

When circus clown Beppo Sinclair is found pinned to his caravan wardrobe with a scimitar through his midriff, suspicion falls on sword-eater Ikan Swallo.  But would the moody Rumanian really be foolish enough to kill his rival attraction with one of his own props? And what of the exotic and sexually predatory trapeze beauty Nonidof Anette? She has certainly been involved in a complicated manage a quatre with the Three Dicks but was Beppo also in on the act and putting in his three penn'orth?

Only Inspector Allardyce can solve the baffling crime.

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Gin Rummy by Gordon Tanqueray

A Spirit of Murder Mystery.

When D I Stiller finds himself on secondment to HMRI whilst recovering from an undiagnosable trauma sustained during his time with the Serious Fraud Office (DEFRA Division), he expects a very quiet life.  But a call from his Departmental superior Edison Kugelrohr sends him to an East End warehouse where reports of unusual movements have aroused local suspicions.  The discovery of the semi-naked body of a young Eastern European girl shatters the Inspector's calm and he soon finds himself back in the seedy world of international crime.

D I Stiller is back on the case

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A Rum Do by Gordon Tanqueray

A Spirit of Murder Mystery.

Told by an old friend that his Caribbean neighbour has been declared DOA at the local hospital in what amount to suspicious circumstances, DI Stiller finds himself investigating the underground East End rum trade.  With the support of his superior, Edison Kugelrohr, he is sent to Kingston Jamaica where he believes the trail begins. Negotiating the local hard men is only the start of the challenges Stiller faces as he tries to get to the bottom of the matter -scraping every barrel he can find in the search for clues.

D I Stiller is back on the case

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Brandy Sour by Gordon Tanqueray

A Spirit of Murder Mystery.

When D I Stiller decides to take a short break to meet with his estranged wife in France, he is expecting trouble - but of the strictly domestic kind.  Settling in at the local auberge, he has no sooner ordered lunch than a waiter is shot dead at his table, leading the DI into an undercover operation with the gendarmerie. Family matters will - yet again - have to go on hold as the troubled sleuth criss-crosses France on the trail of a ruthless gang of brandy smugglers. Can Stiller get them over a barrel before they get him?  Seasoned with authentic local colour and detail this the third outing for the DI will thrill and intrigue in equal measure.

D I Stiller is back on the case

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Whisky Bravo by Gordon Tanqueray

A Spirit of Murder Mystery.

When D I Stiller finds himself on secondment to HMRI whilst recovering from an undiagnosable trauma sustained during his time with the Serious Fraud Office (DEFRA Division), he expects a very quiet life.  But a call from his Departmental superior Edison Kugelrohr sends him to an East End warehouse where reports of unusual movements have aroused local suspicions.  The discovery of the semi-naked body of a young Eastern European girl shatters the Inspector's calm and he soon finds himself back in the seedy world of international crime.

D I Stiller is back on the case.

Threadbone Crimeshelf

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Rye and High by Gordon Tanqueray

An Spirit of Murder Mystery.

Stiller has been seconded to the Tennessee State Police Department in pursuit of the killer of multi-millionaire Frank Bourbon whose death in a London nightclub is linked to an international network of illicit alcohol smuggling and VAT avoidance.  Struggling to understand the methods (as well as the vocabulary) of his American colleagues, D I Stiller soon finds himself questioning everyone's motives:  the authorities as well as the suspects.  With every page stamped with the Tanqueray magic, this fast-paced unputdownable thriller will leave you gasping for a drink and reaching for the bottle. 

D I Stiller is back on the case.

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A is for Artemis by Polly Anthus

The Mediterranean Mysteries.

Tessa Lonika is a detective like no other.  An ordinary girl, she just happens to have a habit of finding trouble wherever she unpacks her battered old suitcase.  Employed as a Holiday rep for Tantalus Tours, Tessa finds herself involved in every kind of scrape as she island hops with her friend and fellow rep and on-off boyfriend Zak Kynthos.   In this the first of her adventures, a reconnaissance trip to a local temple dedicated to Artemis lead Tessa to find the body of a local shepherd boy whose death was certainly no act of the gods.

 

As warm as the Mediterranean sun, this is just the tonic on a cold winter's day.

A Tessa Lonika Whodunnit.

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B is for Bacchus by Polly Anthus

The Mediterranean Mysteries.

Sent to the island of Kos after a break to visit her family  in  England, our favourite amateur sleuth is soon busy organising a trip to the local winery.  But no sooner has the tasting begun than on-off boyfriend and fellow rep Zak discovers one of the party a little the worse for wear: in fact quite dead.  With the discovery of a second body dumped outside a local kafenion, panic is spreading amongst the tourist community and Tessa must solve the crime before Tantalus Tours heads for the rocks.  

As fresh as a Mediterranean breeze, the Tessa Lonika whodunnits are a delight of the first order.

A Tessa Lonika Whodunnit.

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C is for Chaos by Polly Anthus

The Mediterranean Mysteries.

Left alone to organise a trip to the Chaos Caves of Mithros whilst her on-off boyfriend Zak is called away, Tessa is eager to make a good impression on visiting rep manager Anita Drill-Sargent.  The last thing she needs is a dispute with the local bus operators or an outbreak of food poisoning amongst diners at the Tantalus-recommended harbour Psarotaverna.  But Tessa's gastonomic troubles pale into insignificance when one of the local bus drivers is found dead at the entrance to the caves.  

 

Full of local colour and as fragrant as a Mediterranean meadow, this enchanting story is just the job for an idle afternoon

A Tessa Lonika Whodunnit.

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D is for Diana by Polly Anthus

The Mediterranean Mysteries.

Returning a favour to her on-off boyfriend Zac, Tessa volunteers to update Tantalus Tours' local guide to the island of Andros and soon finds herself unpacking her trusty suitcase in the Hotel Diana.  But Tessa has hardly put away her smalls before a call from a distressed guest summons her to the hotel lobby where receptionist Androulla Polycarpu lies fatally stabbed. Why would anyone murder a middle aged widow who has no relatives and few friends? Enlisting the help of Father Efklides the local priest, Tessa must solve the crime before matters get completely out of hand.  

 

As golden as a Mediterranean beach holiday.

A Tessa Lonika Whodunnit.

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E is for Eros by Polly Anthus

The Mediterranean Mysteries.

Tantalus Tours rules are amongst the strictest in the industry: especially when it comes to liaisons with clients; so Tessa is more than a little cautious when - on her break from her boyfriend Zak - handsome holiday maker Brett Tightbody tips his stylish sun-hat in her direction. Determined to resist his charms, she tries to keep her distance: no easy task when both are staying at the tiny Hotel Eros on the holiday island of Spyros.  But potential romance turns to mystery when - after finally agreeing to meet Brett near the local acropolis - she finds the sun-tanned Adonis as dead as a battered squid.

As pungent as an early evening Ouzo, this the latest in the Tessa Lonika Whodunnits, will keep you guessing until the very end.

A Tessa Lonika Whodunnit.

Threadbone Crimeshelf

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Zulema and The Kalendar Prince by Orwena Kawelste

An Eastern Promise Romance.

​Orwena Kawelste's magnificent sweeping tale of the Orient will take you on a journey deep into the past and deep into the beating heart of Arabia.  Better known for her western style 'bodice rippers' Orwena has drawn upon a lifetime's study of the customs, culture and practices of the east to create a new genre of romantic fiction which will thrill her many fans anew.

Sponsored by the DHRA Zulema and the Calendar Prince is sure to be this Autumn's number one best seller.

Threadbone DHRA Library

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Emergency Ward Love by Emma Roid

The Herston General Hospital Mystery Romances.

Dashing and debonaire Adam Carrington is everyone’s favourite consultant at Herston General. Patients adore his reassuring bedside manner, whilst his colleagues can only stand in awe of his reputation as a man who can operate with skill and save lives others believe hopelessly lost.  With helpful nurse Sister Sally Wellbeloved by his side he is seemingly invulnerable, but when a patient dies in post-operative recovery, circumstances suggests all is not right at Herston General. Adam’s reputation is on the line - but can he and Sister Wellbeloved get to the bottom of the mystery before his world falls apart?

As relaxing as an Accident and Emergency reception, this (the latest  Adam Carrington Mystery Romance Series), will challenge your mind and warm you heart in equal measure.

A Dr Adam Carrington Mystery Romance.

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A Spoonful of Love by Emma Roid

The Herston General Hospital Mystery Romances.

Dashing and debonaire Adam Carrington is everyone’s favourite consultant at Herston General. Patients adore his reassuring bedside manner, whilst his colleagues can only stand in awe of his reputation as a man who can operate with skill and save lives others believe hopelessly lost.  With helpful nurse Sister Sally Wellbeloved by his side he is seemingly invulnerable, but when a patient dies following a mix up with her medication, all does not seem right at Herston General. Sister Wellbeloved’s reputation is on the line - but can she and Adam Carrington get to the bottom of the mystery before her world falls apart?

As relaxing as an Accident and Emergency reception, this (the latest  Adam Carrington Mystery Romance Series), will challenge your mind and warm you heart in equal measure.

A Dr Adam Carrington Mystery Romance.

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Accident and Engagement by Emma Roid

The Herston General Hospital Mystery Romances.

Dashing and debonaire Adam Carrington is everyone’s favourite consultant at Herston General. Patients adore his reassuring bedside manner, whilst his colleagues can only stand in awe of his reputation as a man who can operate with skill and save lives others believe hopelessly lost.  With helpful nurse Sister Sally Wellbeloved by his side he is seemingly invulnerable, but when a patient dies following a CTI scan all does not seem right at Herston General. Adam’s friend, technician Di Agnosis’s reputation is on the line - but can Adam and Sally get to the bottom of the mystery before her world falls apart?

As relaxing as an Accident and Emergency reception, this (the latest  Adam Carrington Mystery Romance Series), will challenge your mind and warm you heart in equal measure.

A Dr Adam Carrington Mystery Romance.

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The Body in the Ludus Gallicus by Quintus Remus

The Imperial Rome Hospital Mysteries.

In the midst of Imperial Rome's majestic capital ordinary folk go about their normal business - working, resting, playing (their protecting spirit is, after all Mars) and occasionally murdering each other.  Whenever murder rears its ugly head you can be sure that the inconspicuous (and frankly unprepossessing) figure of Vinicius Pusilli (tablet maker and part time barman) will not be far away.  With a nose for crime as well as for all the other rotten smells of Rome, Vinicius Pusilli, is a man with a finger on the pulse, an ear to the ground and an eye on the main chance.

When a body is found in a School for Gladiators no one suspects murder - at least not until a young scribe turns up at the offices of the cohortes urbanae with documentary proof that dark deeds are afoot.  But can Vinicius Pusilli find the murderer before he himself is offered to the lions?

A Vinicius Pusilli Mystery.

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