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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...

The Summer Before the War

The Summer Before the War
  • Author(s): Helen Simonson
  • Location(s): Sussex
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): Early 20th Century

East Sussex, 1914. It is the end of England’s brief Edwardian summer, and everyone agrees that the weather has never been so beautiful. Hugh Grange, down from his medical studies, is visiting his Aunt Agatha, who lives with her...

The Tattoo Thief

The Tattoo Thief
  • Author(s): Alison Belsham
  • Location(s): Brighton
  • Genre(s): Crime
  • Era(s): Contemporary

‘Creepy and compulsive, this is Belsham’s first excursion into crime and it announces the arrival of a fine new voice’ Daily Mail A policeman on his first murder case A tattoo artist with a deadly secret And a twisted...

The Taxidermist’s Daughter

The Taxidermist’s Daughter
  • Author(s): Kate Mosse
  • Location(s): West Sussex
  • Genre(s): Gothic, Thriller
  • Era(s): 1900s

Strange goings on in Bosham – near Chichester. Crows, ghosts, weird lady, an even weirder man – the taxidermist, an annual rite at the church, a tumbledown house, a body in the water. Who was the perpetrator? What is...

Tom Horton-The Invisible Spy

Tom Horton-The Invisible Spy
  • Author(s): Ian Davies
  • Location(s): Sussex, Venice
  • Genre(s): Young Adult
  • Era(s): 1980s

Tom Horton is The Invisible Spy in this fantasy adventure set in the 1980s. Tom is a man with a secret. Not being restricted by the constraints of gravity is just one of the secrets he has to keep....

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