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Death Comes to Pemberley

Death Comes to Pemberley

by P. D. James

  • LITERATURE
  • 2013
  • PAPER
  • 304 PAGES

Reunite with your favorite Pride and Prejudice characters in this faithful continuation. Elizabeth and Darcy have been blissfully married for six years without scandal until her youngest sister, the scorned Lydia, shows up in hysterics over the alleged murder of her husband, the infamous scoundrel Mr. Wickham. (GRB153, $15.00)

The Grand Tour, Around the World with the Queen of Mystery

The Grand Tour, Around the World with the Queen of Mystery

by Agatha Christie

  • TRAVEL NARRATIVE
  • 2013
  • PAPER
  • 376 PAGES

Follow Christie as she sets sail across South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Hawaii and Canada in this meticulously documented travelogue, compiled from her never-before-published correspondences, photographs, newspaper clippings and memorabilia. (GRB72, $19.99)

Londoners, The Days and Nights of London Now As Told by Those Who Love It, Hate It, Live It, Have Left It, and Long for It

Londoners, The Days and Nights of London Now As Told by Those Who Love It, Hate It, Live It, Have Left It, and Long for It

by Craig Taylor

  • CULTURAL PORTRAIT
  • 2013
  • PAPER
  • 413 PAGES

Drawing on the unforgettable stories of nearly 100 Londoners, Taylor provides a rich and vivid kaleidoscopic view of modern-day London through the diverse voices of the city's citizens who, regardless of whether they love or hate it, capture the heart and soul of one of the world's greatest cities. (GRB69, $16.99)

Eyewitness Guide London

Eyewitness Guide London

by Eyewitness Guides

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2014
  • PAPER
  • 440 PAGES

This superb guide to London features color photography, dozens of excellent neighborhood maps and a district-by-district synopsis of the city's attractions. Handsome, convenient and up-to-date, this is the guide to carry. (GBR34, $25.00)

London Map

London Map

by Borch Maps

  • 2009
  • MAP

A colorful and detailed laminated city map with a variety of useful inset maps. (GBR114, $9.95)

 
Lonely Planet England

Lonely Planet England


by David Else

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2013
  • PAPER
  • 864 PAGES

A practical guide in the popular series, England joins the lineup of newly redesigned Lonely Planet guides. (GBR421, $24.99)

A Traveller's History of Oxford

A Traveller's History of Oxford


by Richard Tames

  • HISTORY
  • 2003
  • PAPER
  • 224 PAGES

A compact history of Oxford from settlement to the present, including its importance in medieval England, founding of the different colleges and brief period as Royalist capital. Tames also discusses the architecture of the colleges and includes biographies of illustrious alumni. (GBR374, $14.95)

Roman Britain, A Very Short Introduction

Roman Britain, A Very Short Introduction


by Peter Salway

  • ARCHAEOLOGY
  • 2002
  • PAPER
  • 88 PAGES

An excellent, brief overview of the Roman period in Britain by a leading specialist. (GBR541, $11.95)

In Search of England

In Search of England


by H.V. Morton | Jan Morris

  • TRAVEL NARRATIVE
  • 2002
  • PAPER
  • 274 PAGES

The much-beloved, enduring account of Morton's ramblings through the English countryside in the early days of the motorcar. Morton charmingly mixes a deep appreciation of the art, culture and history of the place with his own keen observations. (GBR368, $16.00)

Kingdom by the Sea

Kingdom by the Sea


by Paul Theroux

  • TRAVEL NARRATIVE
  • 2006
  • PAPER
  • 361 PAGES

This time, the prolific writer recounts a coastal journey around the British Isles in 1982, displaying his occasional ill temper alongside his celebrated ability to combine social history with a good old-fashioned traveler's tale. (GBR09, $15.95)

A Certain Justice

A Certain Justice


by P.D. James

  • MYSTERY
  • 2003
  • PAPER
  • 431 PAGES

A terrific mystery set in London, starring the redoubtable Adam Dagliesh. (GBR185, $15.00)

A Decent Interval

A Decent Interval


by Simon Brett

  • MYSTERY
  • 2014
  • PAPER
  • 202 PAGES

The 18th Charles Paris mystery puts the actor-detective backstage at a new production of Hamlet. He's forced into the role of detective, however, when tensions run high with the cast's prima donnas and someone is found murdered. Set in Britain. (FRA169, $15.95)

Bleeding Heart Square

Bleeding Heart Square


by Andrew Taylor

  • MYSTERY
  • 2010
  • PAPER
  • 432 PAGES

Based on a 1934 true story, this tale begins with a woman fleeing her abusive husband who is a member of the British Union of Fascists. (GRB55, $15.99)

Gaudy Night

Gaudy Night


by Dorothy L. Sayers

  • MYSTERY
  • 2012
  • PAPER
  • 528 PAGES

The great Detective Wimsey goes to Oxford as the prim academic setting is rocked by a series of twisted romantic pranks: burnt effigies, poison-pen letters and obscene threats. Originally published in 1935. (GBR187, $14.99)

Last Bus to Woodstock

Last Bus to Woodstock


by Colin Dexter

  • MYSTERY
  • 1996
  • PAPER
  • 288 PAGES

An Inspector Morse mystery set in a small town outside Oxford. (GBR451, $7.99)

Lord Peter, The Complete Lord Peter Wimsey Stories

Lord Peter, The Complete Lord Peter Wimsey Stories


by Dorothy L. Sayers

  • MYSTERY
  • 1986
  • PAPER
  • 487 PAGES

All the Lord Peter Wimsey tales are collected in an anthology that features some twenty tales of mystery and detection, including "The Image in the Mirror," "Talboys," and "The Fantastic Horror of the Cat in the Bag." (GRB56, $16.00)

Murder on the Orient Express

Murder on the Orient Express


by Agatha Christie

  • MYSTERY
  • 2011
  • PAPER
  • 256 PAGES

Just after midnight, the famous Orient Express is stopped in its tracks by a snowdrift. By morning, the millionaire Samuel Edward Ratchett lies dead in his compartment, stabbed a dozen times, his door locked from the inside. One of his fellow passengers must be the murderer. (EUR118, $6.99)

Original Sin

Original Sin


by P.D. James

  • MYSTERY
  • 2009
  • PAPER
  • 512 PAGES

Master of the British murder mystery, P.D. James brings back Scotland Yard's Adam Dalgliesh for this whodunit in which prominent members of the publishing industry are dropping dead. (GBR409, $15.95)

The Body in the Library

The Body in the Library


by Agatha Christie

  • MYSTERY
  • 2011
  • PAPER
  • 192 PAGES

In this Agatha Christie classic, a stylish blonde is found murdered at Grossington Hall and Miss Marple must put her keen observation skills to work to solve the crime. (GBR186, $12.99)

The Dead of Jericho

The Dead of Jericho


by Colin Dexter

  • LITERATURE
  • 1996
  • PAPER
  • 304 PAGES

In this Inspector Morse mystery set in Jericho (outside of Oxford), a suicide may be more than it seems. (GBR452, $6.99)

The Hound of the Baskervilles

The Hound of the Baskervilles


by Arthur Conan, Sir Doyle

  • MYSTERY
  • 2001
  • PAPER
  • 250 PAGES

Conan Doyle's only full-length novel featuring the beloved Sherlock Holmes, this intrigue is set on in eerie Dartmoor. (GBR772, $12.00)

The Jewel That Was Ours

The Jewel That Was Ours


by Colin Dexter

  • MYSTERY
  • 1993
  • PAPER
  • 256 PAGES

An Inspector Morse mystery, set among the Oxford literati and featuring a stolen jewel and a healthy dose of scandalous affairs. (GBR407, $7.99)

The Lighthouse

The Lighthouse


by P. D. James

  • MYSTERY
  • 2006
  • PAPER
  • 320 PAGES

Set on an island off Cornwell, where you can almost hear the crashing of waves and the taste of the salt air, an unpleasant and famous novelist is bizarrely murdered. It's the classic whodunit by the reigning queen of the genre. (GBR604, $15.95)

Double Indemnity

Double Indemnity


by Billy Wilder

  • 2012
  • DVD

A classic of American film noir, set in Los Angeles. A cheating wife hatches a scheme with her lover: to kill her husband and claim his insurance money. Because of a double indemnity clause, they hope to double their haul. Black-and-white, 107 minutes. (USA581, $14.98)

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