Series: Hardcastle Mysteries - Chron

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Hardcastle's Conspiracy by Graham IsonJuly 1914, 1
Hardcastle's Actress by Graham IsonDecember 1914, 2
Hardcastle's Airmen by Graham IsonFebruary 1915, 3
Hardcastle's Traitors by Graham IsonJanuary 1916, 4
Hardcastle's Burglar by Graham IsonJune 1916, 5
Hardcastle's Spy by Graham IsonJuly 1916, 6
Hardcastle's Obession by Graham IsonSeptember 1916, 7
Hardcastle's Mandarin by Graham IsonJune 1917, 8
Hardcastle's Soldiers by Graham IsonJuly 1917, 9
Hardcastle's Collector by Graham IsonAugust 1917, 10
Hardcastle's Frustration by Graham IsonMarch 1918, 11
Hardcastle's Quartet by Graham IsonJune 1918, 12
Hardcastle's Armistice by Graham IsonNovember 1918, 13
Hardcastle's Runaway by Graham IsonMarch 1919, 14

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