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The Embalmer

The Embalmer
  • Author(s): Alison Belsham
  • Location(s): Brighton
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Crime
  • Era(s): Current day

Has the ancient Egyptian cult of immortality resurfaced in Brighton? When a freshly-mummified body is discovered at the Brighton Museum of Natural History, Detective Francis Sullivan is at a loss to identify the desiccated woman. But as Egyptian burial...

The Foreshadowing

The Foreshadowing
  • Author(s): Marcus Sedgwick
  • Location(s): Brighton
  • Genre(s): Young Adult
  • Era(s): 1915, WWI

Sasha can see the future. But can she use her power to save her brothers and change their destiny? A stunning World War One anniversary edition of the mesmerising novel from award-winning author, Marcus Sedgwick. It is 1915, WWI....

The Ice Cream Girls

The Ice Cream Girls
  • Author(s): Dorothy Koomson
  • Location(s): Brighton
  • Genre(s): Psychological Thriller
  • Era(s): Contemporary

‘An instantly involving psychological thriller’ Telegraph Read the gripping, emotional thriller from the Sunday Times bestselling author Dorothy Koomson. Serena and Poppy were teenagers when they were branded as the Ice Cream Girls. When they were accused of murder,...

The Last Affair

The Last Affair
  • Author(s): Margot Hunt
  • Location(s): Sussex
  • Genre(s): Thriller
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Love may be blind, but obsession’s a real killer. Nora Holliday is not that kind of woman. Not the kind who has an illicit affair with a married man. But Josh Landon is everything Nora’s alcoholic husband isn’t. And...

The Light Years (Cazalet Chronicles 1)

The Light Years (Cazalet Chronicles 1)
  • Author(s): Elizabeth Jane Howard
  • Location(s): Sussex
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): 1930s

Home Place, Sussex, 1937. The English family at home . . . For two unforgettable summers they gathered together, safe from the advancing storm clouds of the Second World War. In the heart of the Sussex countryside these were...

The Penguin Killer

The Penguin Killer
  • Author(s): Ste Sharp
  • Location(s): Brighton
  • Genre(s): Crime
  • Era(s): 1990s

Brighton, during the glorious Britpop summer of 1995.A second hand bookshop becomes the centre of a serial killer investigation when vintage penguin books are left at murder scenes. Luke Redfern has just inherited the bookshop Red Books from his...

The Posthumous Adventures of Harry Whittaker

The Posthumous Adventures of Harry Whittaker
  • Author(s): Bobbie Darbyshire
  • Location(s): Brighton
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern

When Harry Whittaker, much loved star of stage and screen, dies suddenly of a heart attack, he finds himself still in this world. Trapped in a bizarre afterlife, he struggles to free himself. Meanwhile, his estranged son Richard is...

The Postscript Murders

The Postscript Murders
  • Author(s): Elly Griffiths
  • Location(s): West Sussex, Aberdeen, Shoreham
  • Genre(s): Crime, Fiction
  • Era(s): Contemporary

PS: Thanks for the murders. The death of a ninety-year-old woman with a heart condition should absolutely not be suspicious. DS Harbinder Kaur certainly sees nothing to concern her in carer Natalka’s account of Peggy Smith’s death. But when...

The Secrets We Left Behind

The Secrets We Left Behind
  • Author(s): Susan Elliot Wright
  • Location(s): Hastings, Sheffield
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern and 1976

It was a summer of love, and a summer of secrets… She has built a good life: a husband who adores her, a daughter she is fiercely proud of, a home with warmth and love at its heart. But...

The Storm (The Lady of the Pier #3)

The Storm (The Lady of the Pier #3)
  • Author(s): Effrosyni Moschoudi
  • Location(s): Brighton
  • Genre(s): Historical, Paranormal, Romance
  • Era(s): 1940s & 1980s

When Sofia falls in love, a mourning spirit begins to haunt her… The Storm is the concluding part of the trilogy where the two stories of Sofia and Laura merge into one and redemption seems finally possible… BRIGHTON 1988...

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