Ashmore Castle Books In Publication Order
- The Secrets of Ashmore Castle (2021)
Morland Dynasty Books In Publication Order
- The Founding (1980)
- The Dark Rose (1981)
- The Princeling / The Distant Wood (1981)
- The Oak Apple (1982)
- The Black Pearl (1982)
- The Long Shadow (1983)
- The Chevalier (1984)
- The Maiden (1985)
- The Flood-Tide (1986)
- The Tangled Thread (1987)
- The Emperor (1988)
- The Victory (1989)
- The Regency (1990)
- The Campaigners (1991)
- The Reckoning (1993)
- The Devil’s Horse (1994)
- The Poison Tree (1995)
- The Abyss (1996)
- The Hidden Shore (1996)
- The Winter Journey (1997)
- The Outcast (1999)
- The Mirage (2000)
- The Cause (2001)
- The Homecoming (2002)
- The Question (2002)
- The Dream Kingdom (2003)
- The Restless Sea (2004)
- The White Road (2006)
- The Burning Roses (2006)
- The Measure of Days (2007)
- The Foreign Field (2009)
- The Fallen Kings (2009)
- The Dancing Years (2010)
- The Winding Road (2011)
- The Phoenix (2013)
The Kirov Trilogy Books In Publication Order
- Anna (1990)
- Fleur (1991)
- Emily (1993)
Bill Slider Books In Publication Order
- Orchestrated Death (1991)
- Death Watch (1992)
- Necrochip / Death to Go (1993)
- Dead End / Grave Music (1994)
- Blood Lines (1996)
- Killing Time (1996)
- Shallow Grave (1998)
- Blood Sinister (1999)
- Gone Tomorrow (2001)
- Dear Departed (2005)
- Game Over (2008)
- Fell Purpose (2009)
- Body Line (2011)
- Kill My Darling (2011)
- Blood Never Dies (2012)
- Hard Going (2014)
- Star Fall (2015)
- One Under (2015)
- Old Bones (2016)
- Shadow Play (2017)
- Headlong (2019)
- Cruel as the Grave (2021)
- Dying Fall (2022)
War At Home Books In Publication Order
- Goodbye Piccadilly (2014)
- Keep the Home Fires Burning (2015)
- The Land of My Dreams (2017)
- The Long, Long Trail (2017)
- Till the Boys Come Home (2018)
- Pack Up Your Troubles (2019)
Standalone Novels In Publication Order
- The Waiting Game (1974)
- Shadows on the Mountain (1974)
- Romany Magic (As:Emma Woodhouse) (1976)
- A Rainbow Summer (As:Emma Woodhouse) (1976)
- A Well-Painted Passion (As:Emma Woodhouse) (1976)
- Love’s Perilous Passage (As:Emma Woodhouse) (1978)
- On Wings of Love (As:Emma Woodhouse) (1978)
- Never Love a Stranger / The Treacherous Heart (As:Emma Woodhouse) (1978)
- Title Role (As:Elizabeth Bennett) (1980)
- Hollow Night (1980)
- Deadfall (1982)
- The Crystal Crown (1983)
- The Unfinished (As:Elizabeth Bennett) (1983)
- Even Chance (As:Elizabeth Bennett) (1984)
- Last Run (As:Elizabeth Bennett) (1984)
- The Orange-Tree Plot (1989)
- The Enchanted Isle (1993)
- I, Victoria: The Secret Diary of the Empress Queen (1994)
- Play for Love (1995)
- A Cornish Affair (1996)
- Nobody’s Fool (1997)
- Dangerous Love (1997)
- Divided Love (1998)
- Keeping Secrets (1998)
- The Longest Dance (2000)
- The Horsemasters (2001)
- Julia (2002)
- The Colonel’s Daughter (2005)
- Harte’s Desire (2008)
- Kelly-Ann’s Mermaid (As: Emma Woodhouse) (2009)
- The Dreamlands (As: Emma Woodhouse) (2009)
- Country Plot (2012)
- Kate’s Progress (2013)
- The Hostage Heart (2017)
Short Story Collections In Publication Order
- Real Life (1999)
- Henry and Friends (2020)
The Fallen Ones Books In Publication Order
- The Fallen Ones (2009)
- Rising Star (2010)
- Hollow (2010)
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Cynthia Harrod Eagles Books Overview
‘The yardstick by which all historical novels are measured.’ Seeking power and prestige, grim, ambitious Yorkshireman Edward Morland arranges a marriage between his meek son Robert and spirited Eleanor, young ward of the influential Beaufort family. Eleanor is appalled at being forced to marry a mere ‘sheep farmer’; she is, after all, secretly in love with Richard, Duke of York. Yet from this apparently ill matched union, Robert and Eleanor form a surprising connection that soon will be tested by a bloody civil war that divides families, sets neighbor against neighbor, and brings tragedy close to home. What Readers Are Saying: ‘As a big fan of historical fiction, I found this to be one of the best in the genre.’ ‘Brilliant, a definite page turner. They combine real historical events with fascinating fictional characters.’ ‘The Founding is a masterpiece of research into life in Middle Age England. It is also a great start to a wonderful Dynasty every time I buy a new book in this series, I read the whole lot again from the start.’ ‘Well researched and well written, this book simply does not allow you to stop until you reach the last page and then rush to find the next in the series.’ 20100412
‘The yardstick by which all historical novels are measured.’ In Cynthia Harrod Eagles’s worldwide bestsellers, the majestic sweep of English history is richly and movingly portrayed through the fictional lives of the Morland family. It is 1501, and Paul, great grandson of Eleanor Morland, has inherited the estate and has a son to follow him. But he fathers an illegitimate boy by his beloved mistress, and bitter jealously between the half brothers causes a destructive rift that threatens to destroy them all. Paul’s niece Nanette has her own passions, and becomes maid in waiting to Anne Boleyn. At the court of Henry VIII, she witnesses firsthand the events leading up to the rift with Rome, her mistress’s execution, and the further efforts of the sad, ailing king to secure the male succession. And through all the turmoil of Henry VIII’s reign from drought to floods, from religious reform to court intrigue the Morlands find new ways to come together while the world seems intent on tearing them apart. What Readers Are Saying: ‘Once again, the history of the period is cleverly woven into the fortunes of the family.’ ‘A fascinating look into the public and private lives of courtiers in Tudor times.’ ‘The stories are great, the characters are fascinating, but it is her historical bases for these novels that is so brilliant and makes them very readable.’ ‘Ms. Harrod Eagles must be one of the most talented and dedicated authors around, as the historical detail is impeccable, and when you couple that with the characters, it makes for compulsive reading.’ 20100412
‘A powerful and beautifully written novel.’ The Morlands’ rise to power, as tenuous as it was unexpected, now faces its greatest threat. Elizabeth I is on the throne and Protestantism is sweeping the land, threatening the position of the Catholic Morlands and forcing them to seek new spheres of influence. John, the heir, rides north to the untamed Borderlands to wed the daughter of a Northumberland cattle lord. But he finds he must first prove himself and win her heart through blood and battle. John’s gentle sister Lettice is given in marriage to a ruthless Scottish baron, and in the treacherous court of Mary, Queen of Scots, she learns the fierce lessons of survival. Through birth and death, love and hatred, triumph and heartbreak, the Morlands fight to hold on to their place among England’s aristocracy. What Readers Are Saying: ‘I thought after reading Philippa Gregory it would be difficult to find another brilliant historical novel, but these books by Cynthia Harrod Eagles are fantastic.’ ‘Another beautifully written book in Harrod Eagles’s Morland series.’ ‘The story of the Morland family is still as addictive as ever.’ ‘It’s an engrossing story and one which will be enjoyed by any lovers of historical fiction.’ 20100920
In the Morland Dynasty series, the majestic sweep of English history is richly and movingly portrayed through the fictional lives of the Morland family. It is 1630, and when civil war destroys the long years of peace in England, the clash between King and Parliament is echoed at Morland Place. Richard, the heir, brings home a Puritan bride, while his dashing brother Kit joins the Royalist cavalry under prince Rupert, leaving their father, Edmund, desperately trying to steer a middle course. As the war grinds on, bitterness replaces early fervor and divisions grow deeper, and through it all Edmund struggles grimly to protect his inheritance and keep Morland Place intact.
In the Morland Dynasty series, the majestic sweep of English history is richly and movingly portrayed through the fictional lives of the Morland family. It is 1659, and the bleak years of Cromwell’s Protectorate are drawing to a close. Civil war and its aftermath have left Morland Place in bad case, but with the return of the king, Ralph, the master, believes he can rebuild its fortunes. For his beautiful and ambitious cousin Annunciata it means a journey to London where, embroiled in the amours and intrigues of Charles Court, she makes her fortune and at last unlocks the secret of her past. A kinder age is dawning, but still uncertainty, conflict, and sorrow await both Ralph and Annunciata before they can find peace and forgiveness.
In the Morland Dynasty series, the majestic sweep of English history is richly and movingly portrayed through the fictional lives of the Morland family. It is 1670, and Morland Place has flourished under Ralph’s stewardship, while Annunciata is a great lady of the Court. Splendid futures seem to be promised for her children; but the religious rift opened by Henry VIII has never been fully healed, and conflict resurfaces at the accession of the Catholic James II. Frightening times ensue, when it is impossible to know who to trust. Annunciata herself is put on trial, while jealousy, betrayal, and sudden death threaten her family. And in the shadow of revolution comes a new love to Annunciata, one that can only lead to tragedy.
In the Morland Dynasty series, the majestic sweep of English history is richly and movingly portrayed through the fictional lives of the Morland family. It is 1689, and Annunciata, fiercely loyal to the Stuart cause, follows King James II into exile, leaving her gentle grandson Matt to care for Morland Place. In her absence he contracts an unwise marriage with India Neville, a woman as heartless as she is beautiful, who drives him between the extremes of passionate love and deep despair. When James III The Chevalier returns to claim the Stuart throne, the Morlands are reunited in one country. The rebellion fails, and Annuniciata’s sons are on trial for their lives, but defeat and even death itself cannot conquer the Morland sprit.
In the Morland Dynasty series, the majestic sweep of English history is richly and movingly portrayed through the fictional lives of the Morland family. It is 1720, and political intrigue is rife as the Stuart Hanoverian struggle continues. Jemmy, heir to Morland Place, contracts a dutiful marriage to the chilly Lady Mary in order to secure Hanoverian protection and safeguard his inheritance. Morland lives are riven by the ’45 rebellion and the bloody massacre at Culloden, and at their lowest point, their fortunes rest in the small hands of Jemmy’s daughter Jemima. Intelligent and single minded, Jemima proves a capable caretaker of the Morland heritage, and although Morland Place and its lands suffer from the excesses of her dissolute husband, her quiet courage earns her an abiding love and loyalty.
In the Morland Dynasty series, the majestic sweep of English history is richly and movingly portrayed through the fictional lives of the Morland family. It is 1772, and England is peaceful under George III, and Morland Place flourishes under the careful tending of Jemima and her loyal husband Allen. Their seven children often bring them heartache, but they are sustained by their love for each other and their absorbing interest in improving the estate lands. But beyond England’s shores things are not so calm. Morland cousins find themselves embroiled in the American war for independence, and the family s bast*ard offshoot, Henri, disports himself in the salons of Paris while outside revolution creeps closer.
In the Morland Dynasty series, the majestic sweep of English history is richly and movingly portrayed through the fictional lives of the Morland family. It is 1788, and in France, as the revolution begins, Henri, the bast*ard offshoot of the Morland family, strives to protect his family. He binds his daughter Heloise in loveless marriage to a Revolutionary, and allies himself with the vigorous Danton. But in the bloodbath of the Terror and the fall of Danton, Henri goes to the guillotine and Heloise flees to England where she is welcomed warmly by the Morland family. In Yorkshire Jemima’s troublesome brood cause her anxiety especially her youngest, Lucy, who disguises herself as a boy and runs away to sea but at last she sees three of her children marry and the hope of an heir to Morland Place.
In the Morland Dynasty series, the majestic sweep of English history is richly and movingly portrayed through the fictional lives of the Morland family. It is 1705, and the shadow of Napoleon is falling across Europe, and a restlessness seems to be changing mores and loosening society’s restraints. At Morland Place, James marriage to Mary Ann is falling apart; Lucy s to Chetwyn is in the balance as she embarks on a blatant affair with a sea officer; and William supports a mistress he cannot marry. Mary goes to sea with her husband Captain Haworth and is caught up in the battle of the Nile; and as war becomes inevitable, Lucy knows she must say goodbye to her love as every fighting captain waits eagerly for his commission.
In the Morland Dynasty series, the majestic sweep of English history is richly and movingly portrayed through the fictional lives of the Morland family. It is 1803, and Lucy’s lover Weston, and Mary s husband Haworth, are both sea officers involved with the naval blockade. James wife, Mary Ann, sees for herself the grim realities of life in the slums of plague torn Manchester. And while Lucy enjoys the frivolities of Regency London, her neglected husband Chetwyn seeks comfort in a quarter which will bring him disgrace and ruin.
In the Morland Dynasty series, the majestic sweep of English history is richly and movingly portrayed through the fictional lives of the Morland family. It is 1807, and as armies march and counter march across Europe, Lucy, trying to rebuild her life after the death of Captain Weston, receives an unexpected and disturbing offer of marriage from an army officer. James and Heloise are happy at Morland Place, except for the hostility of James’s daughter and heiress Fanny towards her stepmother. Fanny is eager to inherit more than just Morland Place, and visits her maternal grandfather in Manchester in the hope of persuading him to leave her his cotton mills. But for all her hard headedness, she falls in love with the dashing but unscrupulous Lieutenant Hawker, and her determination to marry him threatens disaster.
In the Morland Dynasty series, the majestic sweep of English history is richly and movingly portrayed through the fictional lives of the Morland family. It is 1815, and Napoleon’s escape from Elba has convulsed Europe. The Allied Army is gathered in Flanders, and where the Army is, the fashionable world must follow. So Lucy and Heloise both take their daughters to Brussels for the most exhilarating season ever, and romance flourishes in the warlike atmosphere. Rosamund must finally come to terms with her feelings for her cousin Marcus, Sophie meets an enigmatic French major who may change her future, and Heloise renews acquaintance with a former suitor. The looming shadow of battle only makes the dancers whirl more feverishly, but when the army marches out to face the might of the French at Waterloo, one question is in every heart which of them will not come back?
In the Morland Dynasty series, the majestic sweep of English history is richly and movingly portrayed through the fictional lives of the Morland family. It is 1816, and Napoleon has been defeated at last, but victory brings no peace to England. The cost of war has been devastating. Inflation rages, bankruptcies multiply, and many of the ruined flee to the continent, including that symbol of the age just past, Beau Brummell. Discharged soldiers swell the ranks of the unemployed, wages tumble and the bread price soars. It is a tinderbox which takes only a spark to flame into riot. James and Heloise stand guard over Morland Place, but a tragic accident takes the one person they depend on. A devastating scandal brings the Morland name into the glare of public notoriety with a trial in the House of Lords. And Sophie and Rosamund each have to learn the difference between real love and its enticing but dangerous illusion.
In the Morland Dynasty series, the majestic sweep of English history is richly and movingly portrayed through the fictional lives of the Morland family. It is 1820, and the landscape of England is undergoing sweeping change as the country pioneers the steam driven machine age. In Manchester, Sophie and Jasper face violent opposition to their plans for rehousing factory hands; Lucy brings her sons home from their Grand Tour, brim*ming with ideas for their future; and Rosamund enters a bizarre agreement with her husband, with tragic consequences. And at Morland Place two brothers grow up with very different tastes and an unspoken rivalry.
In the Morland Dynasty series, the majestic sweep of English history is richly and movingly portrayed through the fictional lives of the Morland family. It is 1831, and as England emerges from the post war depression, the country is changing, and the birth pangs of a new age brink it to the brink of revolution. Violent times breed violent acts. Sophie’s life is shattered by a hideous crime. Morland Place falls into chaos as Heloise removes her hand from the reins. Benedict is forced to leave home and makes a life among the railway pioneers, leaving Nicholas free to indulge the dark side of his nature. And amongst them all stalks the deadly invisible threat of cholera.
In the Morland Dynasty series, the majestic sweep of English history is richly and movingly portrayed through the fictional lives of the Morland family. It is 1833, and the industrial age is sweeping through England and the Stephensons are planning the greatest engineering scheme ever undertaken a railway line from Liverpool to London. At Morland Place, Nicholas had hoped that his brother Benedict had been banished for ever. But railway fever brings Benedict back to York as an engineer on the Leeds & Selby line. When plans are formed to bring the railway to York, Nicholas not only fears his brother may steal his inheritance, but that the iron horse will destroy the very Morland lands. The conflict between the brothers mirrors the nation’s battle between old and new.
In the Morland Dynasty series, the majestic sweep of English history is richly and movingly portrayed through the fictional lives of the Morland family. It is 1843, and after Charlotte’s father dies, she believes herself to be destitute. But a lawyer s letter reveals she is not only a part of the Morland family, but wealthy and a countess in her own right. She is expected to make a great marriage, and with her vivacious cousin Fanny at her side she is launched into her first season. It is Fanny, the hardened flirt, who loses her heart first, while Charlotte catches the eye of Oliver Fleetwood, the most eligible man in London. But the season ends in disillusion, and Charlotte turns away from the life of idle amuseme*nt in search of something more substantial, though it involves flouting convention.
In the Morland Dynasty series, the majestic sweep of English history is richly and movingly portrayed through the fictional lives of the Morland family. It is 1851, and the Great Exhibition brings all the Morlands to London including a cousin from America. Charlotte is using her wealth and social position to build a hospital, and aware of how badly sick people are nursed, defies convention to train a team of female nurses. When the Crimean war begins, and her brother Cavendish departs with his cavalry regiment and her husband is called on to serve with the Intelligence Department, Charlotte goes too. Not all the soldiers’ courage or high spirits can save them from the brutal horrors of war, and as the bitter Russian winter sets in, Charlotte’s nursing skills are desperately needed as the army falls victim to cholera, dysentry, frostbite, and gangrene.
In the Morland Dynasty series, the majestic sweep of English history is richly and movingly portrayed through the fictional lives of the Morland family. It is 1857, and at Morland Place, Benedict’s peaceful life is overset when a mysterious orphan arrives. No one can understand why he takes this waif into the household, but the strain his arrival forces Benedict to take the boy to America, to join his much missed daughter Mary. There Benedict becomes enamored of the Southern way of life, just as bitter civil war is about to destroy it forever.
In the Morland Dynasty series, the majestic sweep of English history is richly and movingly portrayed through the fictional lives of the Morland family. It is 1870, and George inherits Morland Place just before his majority, and though he believes himself more than equal to the challenge, he falls victim to the penniless but determined Miss Turlingham. He marries her against advice, and embarks on a spending spree the estate cannot afford to satisfy his new bride. In London, Charlotte’s daughter Venetia, inspired by what she witnessed in Berlin during the Franco Prussian war, is determined to become a doctor. But society is not ready to let women join the profession, and her struggle seems doomed to failure.
In the Morland Dynasty series, the majestic sweep of English history is richly and movingly portrayed through the fictional lives of the Morland family. It is 1874, and Venetia is on the brink of marrying Lord Hazelmere when she discovers he does not plan to allow her to continue training as a doctor. She calls the wedding off, and from being the talk of the season becomes the scandal of the year. Estranged from family and friends, she needs all her determination to continue the fight. At Morland place George and Alfreda continue to spend on grandiose building schemes despite the threat of bankruptcy, while Henrietta’s cold marriage to the ascetic Rector of Bishopthorpe brings her close to questioning her religion.
In the Morland Dynasty series, the majestic sweep of English history is richly and movingly portrayed through the fictional lives of the Morland family. It is 1885, and with the death of her rector husband, Henrietta is finally free to marry her love, the wealthy and handsome Jerome Compton. But Victorian propriety disapproves of Jerome’s divorced status, and the couple are forced to seek anonymity in London. Henrietta finds she takes to urban life with great enjoyment, and she meets and becomes close to her cousin, Lady Venetia. Initially shunned for pursuing her medical career, Venetia is now a respected doctor, while her marriage to Beauty Hazelmere has redeemed her socially, and she finds herself drawn into the elite circle of Bertie, Prince of Wales. But while the cousins both thrive, storm clouds are gathering, and one of them will be forced out of society and into exile.
The 25th installment in Cynthia Harrod Eagles Morland Dynasty series.
Edwardian England is a country at the peak of its power; a kingdom of peace, prosperity and progress. As Jessie and Violet enjoy their coming out in the glittering Season of 1908, their thoughts are of pleasure, dancing and falling in love. For the Morlands things seem set fair: new business ventures expand their influence and wealth; there are weddings, babies in the nursery, careers for the boys now reaching manhood. It is an exciting age, with new technologies motor cars, telephones, radio, aeroplanes extending man’s control over the natural world. But under the appearance of permanence, a different reality is stirring. Socialism, the suffrage movement, the constitutional crisis, all call forth ever more dissent and anger. Increasingly violent protests and strikes disturb the peace; war with Germany looms ever closer. With the King’s death, it begins to seem that the safe Edwardian world was only a dream, from which the wakening will be hard indeed. www. cynthiaharrodeagles. com
The latest installment in the rich tapestry of the Morland Dynasty.
England in 1912 still bears itself with Edwardian confidence, but strikes, protests, and public violence reveal the fault lines as society evolves under the spur of new ideas and technology. Among the many branches of the Morland family, Jessie and Violet, childhood friends, learn to cope with the surprises of marriage and motherhood and their different strata of society. Jack, disappointed in love, loses himself in designing aircraft and training airmen for the newly formed flying corps. And Anne, exhausted by the Suffragette struggle, seeks comfort in her friendship with an unconventional young woman. The Titanic tragedy shakes the confidence of a people used to conquering nature with engineering; and all the while, the troubled nations of Europe edge closer to a war no one wants, but which seems inevitable.
Cynthia Harrod Eagles is the author of the Bill Slider mystery series, as well as twenty six previous novels in Morland Dynasty series.
The Morland dynasty has weathered all the trials and tribulations of the last 400 years, but can it survive the 20th century and the ‘war to end all wars?’
August 1914. In England, the outbreak of war is greeted with euphoria. The nation is inflamed with a desire to ‘teach Germany a lesson,’ and thousands flock to volunteer, believing the war will end by Christmas. Teddy Morland is proud to see his nephews, Jack and Ned, in the forefront. Soon, the family seat, Morland Place untouched by war since Cromwell’s time begins to feel the breath of war as its horses are requisitioned and its servants volunteer; then brutal reality sobers national high spirits as the death toll in France rises. When Christmas finally comes, the war is far from over, and nine in ten of the men who marched, singing, down the road to Mons have fallen. The White Road continues the saga of the Morland dynasty, ushering its members into conflicts that will alter their lives forever.
In the Morland Dynasty series, the majestic sweep of English history is richly and movingly portrayed through the fictional lives of the Morland family. It is 1915 when Ned is sent to the front ahead of his battalion and Jessie already involved in various charity works feels the need to do more and decides to become an auxiliary nurse. But life on the wards is harder than she expects. Meanwhile, as Helen and Jack settle into their new home, Helen takes on a surprise war role of her own. For Violet in London, a chance meeting with talented young artist threatens to destroy her calm and ordered life. With a stalemate on the Eastern Front, everything now hangs on the new September offensive on the Western Front at Loos. Both Ned and Bertie will be leading their men over the top, leaving the rest of the family to pray for their safe return.
1916. England is at war and the Morland family is in the thick of it, with two men already in France and three more soon to go. Tragedy strikes Morland Place when Jessie’s husband Ned is reported missing on the Western Front. His father launches a desperate bid to find him, but the rest of the family fears the worst. In London, Violet is cocooned from the war by her love affair with the brilliant artist, Octavian Laidislaw. But when his portrait of her goes on show, scandal erupts. The lovers are forced to flee London; but there is more to fear than loss of position, for her irate husband, Lord Holkam, will stop at nothing to separate them. The Measure of Days paints a portrait of a family and a nation at war, at a pivotal point in history. With the introduction of conscription, no one is left unaffected. Now every man must hold himself in readiness; and every woman knows that when she says goodbye, it might be for the last time.
It’s 1917 and the Allies are determined to finally defeat a weakened Germany everything is building up to the summer s Big Push. Germany strikes back with U boat attacks to starve England out, giant airplanes to bomb London, and the cunning withdrawal to the Hindenberg Line. Every Briton must do his bit, and the Morlands are involved at every stage: fighting and nursing in France, stoically surviving at home, and finding love where they can along the way. Continuing the great saga of the Morland dynasty, The Foreign Field carries its members into a new set of conflicts and tests their courage to the limit.
1918: German troops flood back from the Russian front for an all out assault in France. The under strength British reel back; the specter of defeat haunts the land. In the front line, Bertie struggles to bring out his battered battalion; at home Jessie, carrying his child, faces her family’s censure. Thomas follows the Romanovs to Ekaterinburg as Russia descends into bloody civil war. Emma drives an ambulance in the FANY, and Jack is shot down. In the last, terrifying year of the war, the Morlands are more than ever in the thick of it, winning through by courage, steadfastness, and love.
The 33rd installment in the saga of the Morland family begins in the year 1919As the euphoria of the Armistice fades, the nation count the cost millions dead or disabled, unemployment, strikes, and shortages and attempt to build a new life. Teddy tries to recreate balance but then a trip to France to see the place where Ned fell has unforeseen consequences. Polly, grieving for Erich Kuppel, persuades her father to send her to New York, and despite Prohibition, the great city pulses with life and promises her a fresh start. Jessie and Bertie, detained in London by Bertie’s job, long to start their new life together. Jack becomes a pioneer of civil aviation, but when the company fails he’s faced with unemployment, with a growing family to support. As they all seek relief from their own memories, the Morland’s witness a new world struggling to be born out of the ashes; and as long as the music lasts, they will keep on dancing.
When Anne Peters, a young Englishwoman, is offered a new life in St Petersburg as governess to Count Kirov’s children, she finds herself caught up in the intense lives of the family. The author won the Young Writer’s Award in 1972 for her book ‘The Waiting Game’.
When maverick detective inspector Bill Slider investigates the murder of an unidentified woman, he finds himself drawn to the key witness. NYT. PW.
Determined to find the killer of a mysterious ‘John Smith’ found murdered in a sleazy motel, Detective Inspector Bill Slider digs into the dead man’s secret life and finds bizarre parallels to his own life. NYT.
A call out to a murder presents Detective Inspector Bill Slider with the problem of a dead conductor. In his life Sir Stefan Radek was very famous and very unpleasant, but neither of these facts seem reason enough to gun him down in broad daylight in a Shepherd’s Bush church.
Detective Inspector Bill Slider has always been keen on architecture what Atherton calls his edifice complex and The Old Rectory is the kind of house he would give anything to own. But the dead body of Jennifer Andrews, found in a hole dug by her builder husband Eddie, rather spoils the view from the terrace. It looks a straightforward enough case but as the investigation proceeds, Slider finds, frustratingly, that nothing makes sense, and that as in his own marriage there is far more going on than meets the eye.
In her most gripping mystery yet, Cynthia Harrod Eagles returns readers to the streets of London and the ever struggling Detective Inspector Bill Slider. When the body of Phoebe Agnew, radical left wing journalist, champion of the underdog, and prominent critic of the police force, is discovered, Inspector Slider must put aside any personal feelings for the victim and find her killer. One of the first clues Slider finds is that on the day of her death the horribly undomesticated Agnew cooked an elaborate meal for someone. Was it her old friend and reputed lover, Josh Prentiss? Slider tries to pursue that angle, but since Prentiss is a Government advisor, the pressure is on Slider to look elsewhere. There are plenty anomalies for him to chase: unidentified fingerprints, the object used to strangle Agnew is missing, alibis offered where none are required, the downstairs tenant lying about his whereabouts, and papers missing from Agnew’s file. As Slider struggles to untangle the web of lies and hidden relationships, his task is made harder by the strange behavior of his friend and colleague, Atherton, who seems to be on the verge of a breakdown. Tightly plotted and full of fascinating characters, Slider searches to find the key to Agnew’s chillingly lonely life, but will he find it in time to prevent further tragedy?
‘All around, for miles and miles in every direction, in streets and shops and houses, real life was going on, oblivious; but here a dead man sat, the full stop at the end of his own sentence, with a little still pocket of attention focused fiercely and minutely on him. Why him? And why here? Slider felt the questions attaching themselves to him like shackles, chaining him to this scene, to a well known process of effort, worry and responsibility.’Detective Inspector Bill Slider returns in another thrilling mystery from the prolific pen of Cynthia Harrod Eagles. In the heart of Shepherd’s Bush, London Slider’s patch a groundskeeper discovers a well dressed man seated on a children’s swing. Problem is, the man is dead, a single, perfect stab wound to the heart. Even more mysteriously, someone has clearly rummaged through the man’s pockets but left behind over a thousand pounds in cash. Initial investigations confront a wall of silence, but this only fuels Slider and his team’s determination to solve the case before it gets taken off their hands and they face failure on their own doorstep. The task is made no easier by Slider’s qualms over his long distance romance, or by Detective Superintendent Fred ‘The Syrup’ Porson’s mysterious absence from work for the first time in as long as Slider remembers. As Slider unearths the victim’s sordid lifestyle of debts, drugs, and dodgy deals, the trail leads the police through London’s neighborhoods, from the seedy pubs of Shepherd’s Bush through the brothels of Notting Hill to the mansions of Holland Park. As they probe deeper the body count rises and Slider suspects the machinations of a crime baron who will stop at nothing to keep his identity hidden.
Chattie Cornfeld was murdered while jogging in the park. She ran her own small marketing company and lived comfortably, perhaps too comfortably for her income. At first it looked as though she was the latest victim of the ‘Park Killer,’ but it doesn’t take Slider and Atherton long to establish that someone was trying to pass the killing off as part of a pattern only the pattern doesn’t fit, this one was personal. Chattie was popular with all who crossed her path, and it was difficult to imagine she had gained any enemies. Turning to the two most popular motives for murder money and passion Slider and his team’s investigation turn up some puzzling anomalies in her life, not least the number of men who counted themselves as her lover and the tangled relationships of her family. But none of the suspects can be made to fit what evidence they have, unless of course they’ve been mis reading the evidence.
A Bill Slider Mystery When ex BBC correspondent Ed Stonax is found dead, the last thing Detective Inspector Slider needs to complicate his life is the reappearance of an old enemy issuing death threats. Trevor Bates, aka The Needle, is on the loose and trying to kill him, and with a high profile murder to solve, Slider must try to find a spare moment to marry Joanna before their baby is born and stay alive long enough to do it…
The brand new Bill Slider Mystery Bank Holiday Monday, and beautiful Zellah Wilding straight A student, prefect, future Head Girl lies dead near the famous Wormwood Scrubs prison in London. What was this good Christian girl doing out there, dressed to kill, when she was supposed to be at a sleep over with schoolfriends? A secret boyfriend from a run down estate and a recently released rapist look tasty; or could the nearby fairground or prison have something to do with it?
The brand new Bill Slider Mystery David Rogers was a doctor, handsome, charming and rich. He lived the lifestyle of a consultant expensive clothes, top restaurants, exclusive clubs until someone killed him in the hallway of his lovely million plus pound house. But when Bill Slider and his firm are thrown into the mystery, they soon discover that nothing is as it seems, for though David’s girlfriends are plenty, none of them can tell Slider anything about where he worked or what exactly he did…
A new Bill Slider mystery When Melanie Hunter goes missing, the men in her life come under suspicion. And there’s plenty to suspect; lies, half truths, deceptions. When you pull one thread, the whole fabric of family life can come apart. There are secrets in Melanie’s past, and pain she tried to hide from the world. slider and his team need to answer two questions: who loved Melanie, and who loved her too much…
It is summertime when Janet leaves home for the first time and heads south. She falls in love with an actor called Roger, but when he gets his big break on television, cracks appear in their relationship. Other work by the author includes ‘The Enchanted Isle’, ‘Fleur’, and ‘The Reckoning’.
Nothing is dearer to Kestrel Richard’s heart than the pair of harriers that have come to nest in her beloved Suffolk marshes. So when their safety is threatened by the arrival of townie Stuart King, she is prepared to fight him every inch of the way. But the ensuing battle brings them into each other’s company and Kestrel now finds herself in an impossible position. If she saves the birds she runs the risk of losing Stuart and that prospect is becoming increasingly unbearable…
The story of a couple living in Crete whose marital problems are brought to the surface when a friend comes to stay to nurse a broken heart. From the author of PLAY FOR LOVE, LAST RUN, A RAINBOW SUMMER and THE ENCHANTED ISLE.
Clover jumped at the opportunity to become a ski instructor in Austria to escape a failed romance. She threw herself into resort life and found fun with good looking, charming, fellow instructor Heinz. But why then were sensible, sober George Reynolds’ quieter charms having an effect?
A thoroughly researched and historically accurate fictionalized autobiography of Queen Victoria offers an intimate and moving chronicle of a woman whose life was marked by power, loneliness, and an all too brief love.
That was the sort of advice everyone had given production assistant Celia Bancroft when she’d split up with Richard Hayter, the man who had dominated her life both in and out of the office and then broken her heart. Not only had she found out that television producer Richard was married to Margaret ‘who didn’t understand him’ but he also had two children, and had never had any intention of leaving. So she left, determined that she would allow no one into her heart again. But that wasn’t to say that temptations weren’t put in her path. Her next job took her into the movie business, and into the arena of film star Max Prior who, despite his obvious attractions, had a huge ego and two failed marriage behind him!Thank goodness for pleasant, reliable male friends like her new boss, producer Simon Davis. He couldn’t prove to be a threat to her heart. Could he?
When young maverick Hamil Strathearne and cool English beauty Olivia meet within the conventional frame of 1950s middle class Edinburgh, their passion for one another promises to last for a lifetime. But not everything in life goes to plan.
The world of show jumping is glamorous to outsiders and a way of life to those at the centre, with surprises around every corner. The greatest glory is to be found in the States, where there is more at stake for the riders than mere money: pride, reputation, career are all at risk and more. Polly Morgan is battling her attraction to errant team member Dan Roberts, at a time when Bill Simpson is waiting for her answer to his marriage proposal. Howard Meak’s marriage is on the rocks due to his long standing love for Chrissy Campbell. And in the midst of Tom Cummings’s desperate financial troubles, Anne Neville Dan’s lost love appears at the just right moment to turn Tom’s life around. But someone is out to destroy the team’s chances in the competition or worse. It seems now that the very lives of the team and the horses are at risk and no one feels safe. The ultimate target could be anyone, as could the saboteur…
A tragic tale of love and the bonds of marriage. Teenager Judah Jacobs is employed regularly as a babysitter by Peter and Joyce Kane. When Joyce is taken to hospital, Judah allows herself to be seduced by Peter. They embark on an affair, and eventually, once Judah is pregnant, Peter leaves Joyce and they embark on a new life together. Tragedy strikes when their son dies from leukaemia and Peter finds comfort in the arms of Judah’s sister, Syria. Judah leaves and once again starts a new life for herself, marrying a kind man named George and having hopes for a future free of Peter and the emotions he invokes in her. However, this is not to be and fate once again throws Peter and Judah together and they embark on an affair which results in a daughter, Cathy. Judah is determined to pass Cathy off as her husband’s daughter, but it seems that Peter once again wants to involve himself in Judah’s life…
with devastating effect.
A poignant and emotional love storyIn the summer of 1954, George West met young Josella Grace, the daughter of a retired colonel, and fell passionately in love with the reserved but beautiful girl a love that seemed destined never to be fulfilled. Ten years later Josella wanders through life, glorying in her freedom, pitying all those tied down by ordinary cares. But she bears a secret so terrible only George can release her from it if she will let him.
The grass is always greener…
Polly wonders how she managed to capture husband Seth, and frets over her inability to give him the family he wants. A few doors away, her friend Ginnie is bored. Her only excitement is fantasizing over the latest fashions. Each believes thed be better in the others shoes. But when a rich American moves in down the street, suddenly life isnt so boring anymore…
The man who really is a sheep in wolf’s clothing; a couple who find their lives ruined by knowledge; and the place where commuters go when they die are just a few of the slices of Real Life that form part of this powerful new book by Cynthia Harrod Eagles. Turning her unique perception on modern life, the author creates stories that turn the ordinary into the extraordinary and back again, using her own blend of warmth and humour.