When Marcella decides to visit her grandma, Raggedy Ann and Andy get to go along. That means they’ll be flying in an airplane for the very first time! And they’ll also get to explore the baggage hold area. Everybody’s favorite rag dolls are sure to have the adventure of their lives.
With Beatlemania having finally reached the capital, it’s an exciting time to be in London. Especially for young photographer Kate O’Donnell, who left her native Liverpool six months previously to share a dilapidated flat with two girlfriends in trendy Notting Hill. When a prostitute is found murdered off the Portobello Road a West Indian immigrant is arrested, inflaming the district’s simmering racial tension to breaking point. The accused is Nelson Mackintosh, the father of one of Kate’s flatmate Tess’s pupils. Convinced of Nelson’s innocence, Kate determines to track down the real killer.
When sweet little Marcella and her Daddy go to the fair for the day, her toys are left at home, but Raggedy Ann and her brother, Andy, decide to have a fair of their own - with a slippery slide and everything! Listeners old and young alike will love this adorable tale about two of the most beloved toys of all time.
Raggedy Ann and Andy, are in for an exciting day. Marcella’s kindergarten class is having show-and-tell. Debbie brings her guinea pig named Petunia, and Marty brings his toy truck, Mac. When the students leave for lunch, Raggedy Ann and Andy explore the classroom. They meet Petunia, Gill the goldfish, and Leo the stuffed lion. Then they hop aboard Mac for a drive around the school. But they get lost, and lunch is almost over! To find their way back, the toys will have to put on their thinking caps.
When photographer Kate O’Donnell takes off for London from swinging Liverpool she has two things in mind: to make a career and to track down her brother, who made the same trip earlier and has disappeared. But a job turns out to be easier to find than Tom, who has left behind a dead flatmate and some very suspicious cops. When Harry Barnard of the vice squad catches up with Kate, Tom’s future looks grim.
Recently divorced, Jay Morton returns to her hometown and secures a job helping to set up a museum at the sinister-looking Pendle House, now derelict and overgrown. While searching for artefacts in the attics, Jay stumbles across some extraordinary original masks and is intrigued by their malevolent and threatening eyes…Those very eyes haunt Donna in her nightmares
"A basic mystery novel"
It's 1963. A badly mutilated corpse is discovered on the site of the new Centre Point Tower currently under construction in London's West End. Fingers and toes severed, it has all the hallmarks of a gangland killing. But Detective Sergeant Harry Barnard isn't convinced. At the same time, young photographer Kate O'Donnell's current assignment with the crime reporter of a national newspaper is causing a rift in her relationship with Harry Barnard.
Stepping over the threshold of a once happy family home, DCI Michael Thackeray faces a grim sight. In the kitchen lie the bloody bodies of a mother and her daughter. Outside, a trail of blood in the snow leads to another victim, a young girl barely alive. The father, Gordon Christie, and another child are missing. The police conclude that the scene is the result of a domestic row turned violent. But when journalist Laura Ackroyd tries to find out more about the missing man, she finds no traceable records of Gordon Christie.
Meanwhile, Mohammed Sharif is finding it difficult to keep his balance on the tightrope he walks between his family's traditional Muslim beliefs and his job as a policeman. When his young, newly married cousin Faria Aziz disappears, Mohammed tries to trace her to ease the worry of his family. But as this unofficial inquiry soon becomes a police matter, DCI Thackeray must tread carefully in his investigations.
The body of a young woman is found in the Bradfield canal: a new case for DCI Thackeray. But with the entire town focused on the local club's match against Chelsea, no one seems able to identify the girl, let alone give any clue as to how she died. Meanwhile, Thackeray's girlfriend, reporter Laura Ackroyd, stumbles upon evidence of shady dealings by the club's directors and unsavoury goings-on at post-game parties. But in her pursuit of answers, Laura may be putting Thackeray's job and her life in danger.
Journalist Laura Ackroyd has a lot on her plate. Having recently discovered she is pregnant, she must now gather the courage to tell her partner, DCI Michael Thackery. So she could have done without the task of profiling the elusive venture capitalist Sir David Murgatroyd. Gradually, Laura discovers more about Murgatroyd, but is there a more sinister side to him?