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  • Vince Flynn Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781471152726 - Vince Flynn
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    Vince Flynn

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    A combination of Jack Bauer and Jack Reacher, Mitch Rapp is an undercover CIA counter-terrorism agent who is willing to bend the rules for the cause of the greater good... Vince Flynn's books are pulsating and action-packed!

    In Kill Shot, Mitch Rapp has dismantled and killed the network of people behind the Pan Am Lockerbie bombing and finds the trail leading to Paris - where he's on the receiving end of a deadly trap... Deemed a liability by his handlers and with no sign of a rescue, Rapp decides to take matters into his own hands.

    Protect and Defend finds Israel bringing down Iran's nuclear program in an attack that resolves in a radioactive tomb and environmental disaster. Iranian president Amatullah blames America and is out for blood - but Rapp has a brilliant plan which will push Iran onto the brink of revolution... After a horrific explosion takes place in Washington, Rapp must hunt for a killer with a personal agenda in Act of Treason...

    Exciting thrillers with a young, hungry and lethal assassin in the lead role, these books from a much-missed author are sure to be raced through as you enjoy all the twists and turns...

    This collection contains books 2, 9 and 10 in Vince Flynn's Mitch Rapp series.

    Please note these books feature mature themes and content.

  • Wallander Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781784702397 - Henning Mankell
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    Henning Mankell

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    Henning Mankell's Kurt Wallander books have sold over 35 million copies worldwide and have been propelled to even greater fame through the brilliant BBC adaptations starring Kenneth Branagh and Tom Hiddleston. This collection of our favourite three books in the series features the disillusioned inspector, impeccable plotting, chilling narratives and absorbing, gripping atmosphere.

    In The Man Who Smiled, Wallander finds himself spiralling into an alcohol-fuelled depression while investigating the unnervingly similar murders of a local businessman and his friend. Sidetracked sees Wallander on the trail of a sadistic serial killer who is preying on successful retirees; and Wallander unsuspectingly uncovers secrets of the Cold War while investigating the murder of his Swedish naval relative in The Troubled Man, the final Wallander novel.

    Fantastic reading for fans of the BBC crime series and for those who love page-turning thrillers (and particularly Nordic storytelling), this crime collection will have you spellbound from start to finish.

    This collection contains books 4, 5 and 11 in Henning Mankell's Kurt Wallander series.

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    Tom Rob Smith

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    A worldwide bestseller and now a major film starring Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace and Gary Oldman, Child 44 by Tom Rob Smith is a gripping thriller set in the Stalin-led Soviet Union, where crime does not exist but millions still live in fear.

    Idealistic war hero Leo Demidov thinks he is contributing toward the perfect society. That is, until the unthinkable happens: a murderer is at large, killing victims at will, and Leo is forced to risk everything to find a criminal that the State won't admit even exists. But when on the run, Leo soon discovers the danger isn't from the killer he is trying to catch, but from the country he is trying to protect...

    Ideal for fans of Tom Rob Smith's other bestselling books including The Farm and Agent 6, and the likes of Thomas Harris and Mo Hayder, this movie tie-in edition of Child 44 is perfect reading for fans of well-written thrillers that keep you on the edge of your seat.
  • Harlan Coben Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9781407245669 - Harlan Coben
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    Harlan Coben

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    From no.1 bestselling and multi award-winning thriller author Harlan Coben, this collection of ten gripping paperbacks features the characteristic twists and turns of the Missing You author that we have come to love, including both powerful stand-alone thrillers and fan-favourites starring sporting agent Myron Bolitar.

    The American dream becomes a nightmare, rock stars disappear, young teenagers go missing and parents go to extreme lengths to protect their children in this entrancing collection of expertly written thriller stories that bring crime to life in a splendid mix of fast-pace, suspense and emotion.

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    Lynda La Plante

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    Number one bestselling author Lynda La Plante's Wrongful Death is a book to keep you reading long into the night. The thrilling novel sees DCI Anna Travis set the task of reviewing an old case that's far from being closed...

    Six months after the body of a nightclub owner is found with a single gun shot wound to his head and the gun in his right hand, suicide is decided. But details are surfacing that suggest others were involved. Travis soon wraps up the case and receives a transfer to the FBI for training in America.

    Senior FBI agent Jessie Dewar is seconded to Anna's new team however, and the competence of the original investigation is thrown into instant disrepute... An addictive blend of gritty storyline, sadistic killers and chilling crime make this another breathless Lynda La Plante book.

  • Richard Castle Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781783298730
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    If you're a fan of the TV show Castle and wonder just what lead character Richard Castle's novels are like, this three-book collection will show you...

    'Written' by the man (so expertly played by Firefly and Serenity actor Nathan Fillion in the programme) himself, the books follow NYPD Homicide Detective Nikki Heat and her journalist partner Jameson Rook as they deal with mobsters, moguls and murder; have to solve the puzzling mystery of the death of a vicious gossip columnist; and find themselves on the trail of an ex-CIA station chief who wants them dead.

    Fun, sexy and gripping thrillers that are so expertly written that they work as stand-alone novels away from the award-winning TV series, these books are great examples of crime fiction. Castle fans will love them, too, as they get the chance to read more about the characters mentioned in the show!

    This collection contains books 1, 2 and 5 in Richard Castle's Nikki Heat series.

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    Gillian Flynn

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    Gillian Flynn's Gone Girl must surely rank as one of the most talked-about books of recent years and now the film - directed by David Fincher and starring Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike - has wowed audiences across the world, the novel will appeal to a whole new audience... This exclusive hardback edition has a special film-inspired jacket and will look great on your bookshelf.

    A compelling mystery about the sudden disappearance of Amy Dunne on the fifth anniversary of her wedding to her husband Nick, the novel is a page-turning thriller. You'll be hooked as secrets and lies surface and subsequently unravel in the most unexpected of ways, all while Nick Dunne becomes the number one suspect in a murder investigation...

    Gone Girl is a stunning psychological thriller that will have you racing through all the twists and turns to find out what happens next!
  • Helen MacInnes Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781783298709
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    Dubbed 'the queen of spy thrillers', Helen MacInnes has sold millions of copies of her books worldwide. In this thrilling set of three espionage thrillers, we bring our customers the Book People's favourite Helen MacInnes books, including one that inspired a 1943 Joan Crawford film...

    Richard and Frances Myles' summer holiday in pre-war Europe goes awry as they're carefully monitored by shadowy figures in Above Suspicion; an ex-soldier becomes entangled in a jewellery robbery with international complications in Pray for a Brave Heart; and a young Czechoslovakian woman and her American lover are the targets of a terrifying hunt, one sure to end in death, in Snare of the Hunter.

    A treat for fans of well-written spy fiction, our three-book Helen MacInnes Collection is full of twists, turns and fast-paced action. A highly recommended collection of books!

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    Peter May

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    Runaway, the new novel from the Lewis trilogy author Peter May, is a page-turning thriller that covers 50 years of friendships and dreams - many of which have been broken!

    Back in 1965, five teenage friends formed a band and fled Glasgow to make a name for themselves in London. But before the year had even came to an end, three of the band had returned to Scotland. And all of them were broken.

    In 2015, the three men - now in their 60s - are forced to come together once more after a brutal murder. Heading back to London, they have to confront the dark truth they've been running from for five decades...

    Set between two famous, contrasting cities and two very different periods of history, this is a gripping, ambitious novel about the secrets we keep and the passion we have burning inside...
  • Dexter Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781407247175 - Jeff Lindsay
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    Jeff Lindsay

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    If you were to look at Dexter Morgan, you'd think he is like any other man. But he's not every other man, he has a dark secret hobby... he's a serial killer! And, so far, he's killed 36 people and never been caught, thanks to his expertise in hiding evidence - working for the Miami Police has its perks.

    In Darkly Dreaming Dexter, our 'hero' finds his very organised life disrupted when another killer with a very similar style to his own appears in Miami. Dexter soon realises that this mysterious killer isn't just invading his turf, he's asking him to come out and play...

    Dearly Devoted Dexter sees Miami's best-dressed killer back in action, working with his work nemesis Sgt. Doakes to bring down a sadistic torturer. And if that isn't scary enough, things are getting serious with his girlfriend, Rita. And in Dexter in the Dark, Rita and Dexter are planning their wedding, but a sinister character, Death, is stalking him - how will he survive?

    An ideal collection of crime fiction titles for fans of the award-winning show (which stars Six Feet Under's Michael C. Hall as the titular character) or those yet to be introduced to the works of Jeff Lindsay and Dexter's 'Dark Passenger', the original perspective, self-deprecating humour and stunning pace of this series is what makes the Dexter books so thrilling.

    This collection contains books 1-3 of Jeff Lindsay's Dexter series.

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    Tom Rob Smith

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    Acclaimed by the likes of Jeffery Deaver and Mark Billingham, the bestselling author of Child 44, Tom Rob Smith, returns with the page-turning psychological thriller The Farm.

    Daniel believed his parents were enjoying a peaceful retirement in Sweden, the country of his mother's birth. But one single phone call changes everything. His father reveals his mother has been committed to a mental hospital... But when his mother calls, she reveals she is not mad and needs to meet him at Heathrow airport. Who should Daniel believe as he's presented with a horrific crime and a conspiracy that implicates his own father..? As secrets are revealed, including his own, Daniel has a drastic decision to make.

    Gripping from start to finish, this is truly a must-read novel from an exceptionally talented author.
  • Gillian Flynn Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781407243887 - Gillian Flynn
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    Gillian Flynn

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    Containing not only Gone Girl - the worldwide bestseller that was adapted into a hit film directed by David Fincher and starring Rosamund Pike and Ben Affleck - but also two lesser-known but equally compelling and impressive novels, this three-book collection from Gillian Flynn is full of unbelievable twists and turns.

    One of the most talked-about books of recent years, Gone Girl is the story of Nick and Amy Dunne - an unhappily married couple... Their tumultuous relationship has seen many ups and downs - but when Amy goes missing and Nick is the prime suspect for her murder, things take a deliciously twisted and dark turn. You won't know who to believe and what to expect next in this stylish psychological thriller.

    Gillian Flynn's two previous novels - Dark Places, a mystery that takes in everything from class issues in rural America to satanic cults; and Sharp Objects, a story that follows journalist Camille Preaker as she heads back to her hometown to investigate a series of brutal murders - are also included.

    We guarantee you'll be hooked by all three books and won't be able to put them down!

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    Ashley Weaver

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    A stylish read for fans of Carola Dunn and Nicola Upson and praised by the likes of G. M. Malliet, Murder at the Brightwell by Ashley Weaver is a thrilling and stylish debut that is sure to entertain fans of historical crime fiction.

    Regretting her marriage to the notoriously charming playboy, Milo, Amry Ames is looking for a change and accepts a request from her former fiance to stay at the Brightwell Hotel in Devon to circumvent his sister's marriage. But when the groom-to-be is found dead, Amory finds herself caught up in the investigation to find the killer... hoping to avoid becoming a victim herself!

    Scattered with gentle humour and displaying a true gift for dialogue, we're sure readers will love Ashley Weaver and her debut novel Murder at the Brightwell - we're certainly looking forward to more from her.
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    Lynda La Plante

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    Number one bestselling author Lynda La Plante returns with the highly anticipated Wrongful Death. The thrilling novel sees DCI Anna Travis set the task of reviewing an old case that's far from being closed.

    Six months after the body of a nightclub owner is found with a single gun shot wound to his head and the gun in his right hand, suicide is decided. But details are surfacing that suggest others were involved... Travis soon wraps up the case and receives a transfer to the FBI for training in America. Senior FBI agent Jessie Dewar is seconded to Anna's new team however, and the competence of the original investigation is thrown into instant disrepute...

    An addictive blend of gritty storylines, sadistic killers and chilling crime make this another breathless read from La Plante.
  • Chris Carter Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781471143090 - Chris Carter
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    Chris Carter

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    From a Sunday Times bestselling author, our three-book Chris Carter Collection is essential reading for all fans of crime fiction and includes his gripping novel The Crucifix Killer and his top 20 bestseller The Executioner.

    The Crucifix Killer introduces readers to Carter's genius LA homicide detective and criminal profiler Robert Hunter as he's taunted by a killer who is supposed to have been caught and executed two years ago; The Executioner rejoins Hunter on the trail for a sadistic killer who is making the nightmares of his victims come true; and The Night Stalker sees Hunter pulled from his current case to investigate the a chilling murder where the victim bares no scars - except for the fact that her lips have been stitched shut...

    Gripping, fast-paced and not for the faint of heart, our Chris Carter Collection is a perfect set of three paperback books that fans of James Patterson, Patricia Cornwell and Richard Montanari will devour.

    This collection contains books 1-3 in Chris Carter's Robert Hunter series.

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    Paula Hawkins

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    Alfred Hitchcock's Rear Window meets Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn in this break-neck psychological thriller from Paula Hawkins, The Girl on the Train.

    Rachel catches the same train every morning. She knows it will wait at the same signal each time, overlooking a row of houses. She's even feels like she knows 'Jess and Jason', the people who live in one of the houses. Their life - as she sees it - is perfect. If only Rachel could be that happy. And then she sees something shocking. It's only a minute until the train moves on, but it's enough. Everything's changed. Now Rachel has a chance to become a part of their lives. Now they'll see...

    Praised by the likes of S.J. Watson, the author of Before I Go to Sleep (which was turned into a gripping film starring Oscar winners Nicole Kidman and Colin Firth), and causing quite a buzz in the literary world, The Girl on the Train is shocking, startling and totally fulfilling in equal measure. We implore you to read this book!
  • Enzo Macleod Investigations Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9780857054487 - Peter May
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    Runaway has been a huge favourite with Book People customers who love gritty crime... And now we're thrilled to be able to bring you the first three books in award-winning author Peter May's just-as-compelling Enzo Macleod series!

    Set in Paris, Extraordinary People has forensic expert Enzo taking a wager to solve seven of France's most notorious murders using state-of-the-art technology. As he heads deep into the catacombs below the city, he unearths a number of clues that have been deliberately set by a killer - and he's set to be the next victim...

    The Critic finds Enzo investigating the ghastly case of a wine critic who has been found dead strung up in a vineyard and pickled in wine; while Blacklight Blue sees Enzo being framed for murder himself!

    Tightly plotted, gruesome and gripping - you won't be able to put these books down...

    This collection includes books 1-3 in Peter May's Enzo Macleod series.

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    Mary Higgins Clark

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    A global multi-million bestseller, Mary Higgins Clark knows how to build suspense and have her readers' spines tingling. And with her new novel, I've Got You Under My Skin, readers are treated to what we feel is one of the best Mary Higgins Clark books since Daddy's Gone Hunting.

    Laurie's husband was brutally murdered and her 3-year-old son, Timmy, saw everything, including the face of his father's killer. To this day, five years later, the piercing blue eyes he saw on that night haunt his dreams. But as he left the scene, the killer had one final message for Timmy - 'Tell your mother she's next, then it's your turn...'

    Now, with murder back in her life - as a producer for a true-crime television show - Laurie reopens a 20-year-old case that was nationwide news to pull in the ratings. But as filming of the reconstruction with the surviving parties begins, it's clear that they all have secrets of their own... and some familiar piercing blue eyes are watching too!

    Tantalising, frightening and totally unputdownable, I've Got You Under My Skin shows what a professional Mary Higgins Clark is at crafting a thought-provoking novel that will have readers hooked late into the night.
  • Elly Griffiths Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781784299873 - Elly Griffiths
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    Elly Griffiths

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    If you like crime fiction, you're in for a real treat. This three-book collection from Mary Higgins Clark Award-winning author Elly Griffiths is as fast-paced yet wonderfully atmospheric as it gets. We defy anyone to not fall for the quirky charms of forensic archeologist Dr. Ruth Galloway.

    In A Room Full of Bones, Galloway investigates the death of a museum curator whose body is curiously found next to the coffin of a medieval bishop; A Dying Fall sees Galloway attempt to uncover the death of a colleague after an arson attack; and in The Outcast Dead, Galloway discovers the bones of what may be a notorious Victorian child murdress as a baby snatcher known as "The Childminder" threatens modern-day Norfolk...

    Superbly plotted and often perceptive and funny, too, Griffiths constructs confounding mysteries that cleverly entwine ancient discoveries and very, very modern murders. An ideal set of books for fans of Alan Bradley and Kathy Reichs.

    This collection contains book 4-6 in Elly Griffiths' Ruth Galloway series.

  • Peter Robinson Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781447287148
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    A thrilling set of titles from Sunday Times bestselling author Peter Robinson, our three-book Inspector Banks Collection introduces readers to this chilling series of page turners.

    Beginning with Gallows View, Banks is moved to the Yorkshire Dales from London to escape the stress of the capital. But life in the country is not as idyllic as he imagined. Three different investigations keep Banks busy, but as the investigations begin to take shape, they seem to weave closer and closer together... A Necessary End and Past Reason Hatred continue the series with grim scenes, brutal murders and vengeful plots!

    Expertly plotted and full of twists and turns that catch you completely unaware, the imaginative and addictive investigative adventures of DCI Alan Banks will keep readers hooked late into the night.

    This collection contains books 1, 3 and 5 of the Inspector Alan Banks series.

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    Robert Thorogood

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    If you're a fan of the BBC crime drama Death in Paradise, you will love Robert Thorogood's new novel A Meditation on Murder - it's packed with all the humour and plot twists of the show.

    In his very first on-page adventure, DI Richard Poole has a classic murder conundrum to attempt to unlock: one murder victim, five suspects and a room no person has entered of left! DI Poole knows that the facts of the case don't quite add up and he's convinced that the person who's just confessed to the murder is the one person who could never have committed the crime...

    A classic whodunnit that will delight fans of Agatha Christie classics featuring Miss Marple and Poirot, take a trip to the idyllic Caribbean isles and unlock the mystery of this thrilling, warm and witty story.
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    Robert Galbraith

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    After entertaining millions of readers with her Harry Potter series and then dipping into local politics with The Casual Vacancy, J. K. Rowling - writing under her pseudonym Robert Galbraith - turns her attention to crime in the first Cormoran Stike novel, The Cuckoo's Calling.

    A troubled model has fallen to her death from a snow-covered Mayfair balcony and it is assumed she has committed suicide, but her brother has doubts and calls in the private detective Cormoran Strike to delve into the case deeper. Psychologically and physically wounded by war, veteran Strike is given a financial lifeline by this case - but it comes at a huge personal cost.

    As he delves into the young model's complex world, things get darker - and he finds himself in terrible danger... A fine introduction to a brilliant detective character, this is a crime fiction novel set in London and full of elegance and mystery.
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    Stuart MacBride

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    The new Logan McRae novel from the No. 1 bestselling author of CLOSE TO THE BONE and A SONG FOR THE DYING. One mistake can cost you everything...When you catch a twisted killer there should be a reward, right? What Acting Detective Inspector Logan McRae gets instead is a 'development opportunity' out in the depths of rural Aberdeenshire. Welcome to divisional policing - catching drug dealers, shop lifters, vandals and the odd escaped farm animal. Then a little girl's body washes up just outside the sleepy town of Banff, kicking off a massive manhunt. The Major Investigation Team is up from Aberdeen, wanting answers, and they don't care who they trample over to get them. Logan's got enough on his plate keeping B Division together, but DCI Steel wants him back on her team. As his old colleagues stomp around the countryside, burning bridges, Logan gets dragged deeper and deeper into the investigation. One thing's clear: there are dangerous predators lurking in the wilds of Aberdeenshire, and not everyone's going to get out of this alive...
  • Kerry Wilkinson Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781447287223 - Kerry Wilkinson
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    Kerry Wilkinson

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    We love our crime fiction at the Book People and are always excited to share a gripping new series with our customers. After the success of Locked In on eBook (a UK number one within three months of publication), we couldn't wait to give you the chance to read it and the next two books in the DS Jessica Daniel series!

    Grisly crime fiction at its very best, the books follow Jessica as she finds herself having to solve a number of disturbing crimes - from a murderer who manages to leave victims in seemingly impossible situations to a killer behind bars who is still killing and the shocking appearance of several severed body parts, these novels are not for the faint-hearted but will keep you turning the pages!

    Gritty detective stories in the vein of Mark Billingham, Ian Rankin and Peter Robinson.

    This collection contains books 1, 2 and 3 in Kerry Wilkinson's Jessica Daniel series.