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Sorry for the Dead

Sorry for the Dead
  • Author(s): Nicola Upson
  • Location(s): Sussex Downs
  • Genre(s): Thriller, Fiction
  • Era(s): 1915, 1930s

Summer, 1915: a young woman falls to her death at Charleston Farmhouse on the Sussex Downs. But was it an accident? Twenty years later, Josephine Tey is faced with the accusation that it was murder, and that she was...

The Amber Pendant (The Rose Muddle Mysteries)

The Amber Pendant (The Rose Muddle Mysteries)
  • Author(s): Imogen White
  • Location(s): Brighton, Hove
  • Genre(s): Children
  • Era(s): Edwardian Era

When Rose Muddle is plucked from the workhouse to become a maid in a grand mansion, she discovers that her new mistress has secret plans for her – plans which involve a strange amber pendant with extraordinary powers. But...

The Brighton Mermaid

The Brighton Mermaid
  • Author(s): Dorothy Koomson
  • Location(s): Brighton, England
  • Genre(s): Crime, Mystery
  • Era(s): 1993 and present day

Brighton Beach, 1993 Teenagers Nell and Jude find the body of a young woman and when no one comes to claim her, she becomes known as the Brighton Mermaid. Nell is still struggling to move on when, three weeks...

The Bumblebee Flies Anyway

The Bumblebee Flies Anyway
  • Author(s): Kate Bradbury
  • Location(s): Birmingham, Brighton
  • Era(s): Modern

Finding herself in a new home in Brighton, Kate Bradbury sets about transforming her decked, barren backyard into a beautiful wildlife garden. She documents the unbuttoning of the earth and the rebirth of the garden, the rewilding of a...

The Chalky Sea

The Chalky Sea
  • Author(s): Clare Flynn
  • Location(s): Eastbourne
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): World War 2

Two troubled people struggle to find their way in a turbulent world. In July 1940, Gwen Collingwood drops her husband at the railway station, knowing she may never see him again. Two days later her humdrum world is torn...

The Companion

The Companion
  • Author(s): Lesley Thomson
  • Location(s): Sussex
  • Genre(s): Mystery, LGBTQ
  • Era(s): Contemporary

In a grand old mansion in the middle of the Sussex countryside, seven people have seen more than they should… The new chilling thriller from Lesley Thomson. James Ritchie was looking forward to a boys’ day out with his...

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...

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