Investigations of Captain Korolev volume 1
In 1936 Moscow, Stalin's diabolical reign is in its infancy. Under a volatile political situation, Captain Alexei Dimitrevich Korolev is tasked with investigating the death of a woman whose body was found in a church. But when he discovers that the victim is actually American, his investigation is seized by the NKVD, Russia's most feared government arm, and his activities come under suspicion. Facing exile, Korolev seeks help from the city's underworld....
"Shortlisted for the Irish Book Award, a classic cozy big-house mystery haunted by the specters of World War One--for readers of Agatha Christie and Simone St. James. Winter 1917. As the First World War enters its most brutal phase, back home in England, everyone is seeking answers to the darkness that has seeped into their lives. At Blackwater Abbey, on an island off the Devon coast, armaments manufacturer Lord Highmount has arranged a spiritualist...