Crime, Thriller & Mystery

  • Ian Rankin Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9781407234649 - Ian Rankin
    Ian Rankin
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    Based in Edinburgh, Inspector John Rebus has to battle with demons of his own, while also attempting to unveil and uncover the brutal crimes he has to confront as part of his increasingly important workload.

    Ian Rankin, OBE, subtly introduces challenging social issues into each novel as racial prejudice, the sleaze behind the tourist-friendly facade and a rapidly evolving Scotland are all expertly covered.

    This set of ten books includes Let It Bleed, Mortal Causes and a stand-alone crime thriller, Doors Open, that shows Rankin's stories are just as enticing even when they don't feature Inspector Rebus.
  • Phil Rickman Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781782399636
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    Merrily Watkins is a country vicar and trainee exorcist - but she has to juggle these roles with being a single mother and helping to solve a local murder investigation.

    The Wine of Angels finds Merrily arriving at her new picture-postcard parish. Much like her haunted vicarage, it's something she didn't wish for. While Merrily and her teenage daughter, Jane, delve into the history of Ledwardine, they realise it's a village steeped in murderous history.

    Midwinter of the Spirit finds Merrily being offered the role of Deliverance Consultant (formerly Diocesan Exorcist). However, the role starts badly and gets no easier - a body is found in the River Wye, an ancient church is desecrated and signs of evil begin to appear in the cathedral... A Crown of Lights has a young pagan couple buying a redundant church - much to the fury of the local fundamentalist minister. As a modern witch hunt bubbles away in an isolated community on the Welsh border, Merrily is tasked with keeping a lid on the cauldron - but what she discovers will seriously test her beliefs.

    You may have seen the ITV adaptation of Phil Rickman's Merrily Watkins series, also called Midwinter of the Spirit, but we reckon you'll enjoy the books even more.
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    Rebecca Tope
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    From the author of A Cotswold Killing and Revenge in the Cotswolds, Book People favourite Rebecca Tope returns with The Troutbeck Testimony, a classic whodunnit mystery which will delight cosy crime fans.

    A funeral for a popular Windermere resident is soon to take place and florist Persimmon Brown and her new assistant, Bonnie, are busy making wreaths in preparation. Meanwhile in nearby Troutbeck, there's word of a series of sinister dog-nappings occurring. While taking a walk up Wansfell Pike, Simmy and her father stumble on a dog that has been strangled to death and it[s not long before Simmy reluctantly finds herself caught up in a murder investigation ...

    A treat for fans of M.C. Beaton and the other Rebecca Tope books from her Cotswold Mysteries series, this atmospheric mystery will have readers hooked.
  • Anne Holt Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781782399599
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    A worldwide bestseller who will appeal to fans of Jo Nesbo, Stieg Larsson and Karin Fossum, these three books will introduce readers of Nordic crime to author Anne Holt and her best creation, Hanne Wilhelmsen.

    In Blind Goddess, a drug dealer has been murdered on the outskirts of Oslo. A Dutch student, covered in blood, is walking aimlessly through the city but refuses to speak, even when in custody. Five days later, a shady criminal lawyer is also found dead - and Hanne realises that he represented the drug dealer. But by investigating this, she's taking her life into her own hands.

    Blessed Are Those Who Thirst finds Hanne on the trail of a serial rapist, but will she find him before a father on a quest for vengeance does? Finally, Death of the Demon finds a manager of a children's home winding up dead and a 12-year-old tearaway on the run.

    This collection contains books 1-3 in Anne Holt's Hanne Wilhelmsen series.
  • SMKM
    Elly Griffiths
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    From Elly Griffiths, the author of the bestselling Ruth Galloway series, comes her latest Stephens and Mephisto mystery - Smoke and Mirrors.

    It's Brighton in the winter of 1951 and pantomime season is in full swing. Max Mephisto is starring in Aladdin, but his success and headlines are curtailed by the disappearance of two local children. When they are found dead, surrounded by sweets, the local press decide to nickname them 'Hansel and Gretel'.

    Meanwhile, DI Edgar Stephens has plenty of leads to investigate and he discovers the murdered girl used to write gruesome plays based on the fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm. Is there a clue in one of these? He knows Max can help him unlock the secrets hidden in the murky depths of the theatrical world, but has he been fooled?
  • Christobel Kent Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781782399605 - Christobel Kent
    Christobel Kent
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    One beautiful city and its sinister secrets... Brooding and thoughtful, Sandro Cellini is a private detective who's determined to discover just what lurks beneath the dark heart of modern Italy.

    In his first three cases, he investigates whether there is a link between the disappearance of a young English girl and the murder of an elderly architect, discovers whether the death of Loni Meadows in a car crash was 'accidental' and looks into the sudden disappearance of a father-to-be...

    Elaborate and convincing stories from Christobel Kent.

    This collection contains books 1-3 in Christobel Kent's Sandro Cellini series.
  • WWWS
    Alexander McCall Smith
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    Alexander McCall Smith's The No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency series is a favourite of ours and we're delighted to bring you Mma Ramotswe's latest adventure (the sixteenth in the series!).

    Precious has - begrudgingly - decided to take a holiday, but that won't stop her interfering with Mma Makutsi's latest case... She delves into the past of a man whose reputation has been called into question.

    Meanwhile, Violet Sephotho, Mma Makutsi's arch enemy, has had the temerity to set up a new secretarial college - one that aims to rival that great institution, the Botswana Secretarial College. Will she get her comeuppance?
  • Lee Weeks Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781471157073
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    From the bestselling author of The Trophy Taker and The Trafficked, our three-book Lee Weeks Collection is full of grit and atmosphere, and will delight fans of crime thriller authors like Martina Cole and Val McDermid.

    Dead of Winter introduces readers to DC Ebony Willis, a hard-as-nails detective with a mysterious past. When two bodies surface, evidence links back to an unsolved crime that no one in the Met wants to remember - the brutal slaughter of a family by one of their own ranks... Cold as Ice sees Willis on the hunt for a killer after the body of a young woman is pulled from an icy canal in London; and Frozen Grave sees DC Willis on the hunt for a serial killer, a killer who seems to have a list of women and they're crossing the names out one by one.

    Pacy page-turners with plenty of thrills, twists and turns, Lee Weeks' books never fail to have you gasping for breath.

    This collection contains books 1-3 in Lee Weeks' DC Ebony Willis series.
  • UIIC
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    We at Book People cannot get enough of this wonderful novel from debut author Vaseem Khan. An alluring blend of Alexander McCall Smith, Rachel Joyce and Laurie R. King, we highly recommend The Unexpected Inheritance of Inspector Chopra.

    On the day he is due to retire, Inspector Ashwin Chopra inherits two unexpected mysteries: the case of a drowned boy, whose suspicious death no one seems to want to solve... and a baby elephant. The inspector's search for clues takes him across the busy city of Mumbai and as he uncovers clues, he begins to suspect there may be more to this case than he first thought - and when the going gets tough, the baby elephant may be just what this honest man needs...

    Joyful, charming, light and endearing from the first page to the last, we love this book and we cannot wait to read more from the ultra-talented Vaseem Khan.
  • Barbara Cleverly Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781472115461 - Barbara Cleverly
    Barbara Cleverly
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    Containing the first three novels in CWA Historical Dagger Award-winning author Barbara Cleverly's Joe Sandilands mysteries series, this collection is a great treat for fans of cosy crime and murderous whodunnits!

    Set in 1922, The Last Kashmiri Rose introduces Joe, an ex-soldier and Scotland Yard detective who has the right skills to untangle even the quirkiest of crimes... In March every year, the wives of the officers in the Bengal Greys have been dying violently in what appear to be 'accidents'. Will Joe find out who will be the next to die?

    Ragtime in Simla finds the British Raj fizzing with the energy of the jazz age but when a Russian opera singer is shot dead, Joe discovers a sinister world of murder, vice and blackmail. The Damascened Blade has Joe visiting an old army friend - but he soon finds himself in a bitter situation which has its roots hidden deep in the past...

    This collection includes books 1-3 in Barbara Cleverly's Joe Sandilands series.
  • TENN
    Lynda La Plante
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    Head back to East London in 1973 and discover how it all began for Jane Tennison in this thrilling prequel to Prime Suspect.

    Fresh out of Hendon Police College and placed on probationary exercise on the troublesome streets of Hackney, 22-year-old Tennison learns to thrive in this rough and ready environment. She's encountering further struggles at the station as she's forced to prove herself in a male-dominated and often chauvinistic world.

    Thrown in at the deep end, Tennison finds herself investigating the killing of a young girl who has been savagely beaten. It's this case that gives her the required grit, determination and mindset to progress from WPC to DCI.

    A character who was so memorably brought to our screens by Helen Mirren in the TV adaptation, Lynda La Plante's Tennison is a chilling, fascinating and revealing book about one of the best detectives in fiction.
  • Wallander Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781784702397 - Henning Mankell
    Henning Mankell
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    The much-missed 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.
  • Ruth Rendell's Inspector Wexford Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9781784752866 - Ruth Rendell
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    One of the most beloved crime authors of her generation, we were very saddened by the death of Ruth Rendell earlier this year. This 10-book collection contains some of her finest work.

    Focusing on Chief Inspector Wexford and his various cases, these books are riveting from the very first page. Wexford will have to solve the case of a father finding the murdered body of his own daughter; take on the near-impossible task of identifying an unidentified body that has been buried for ten years or so and decide if it's related to a new body found in similar circumstances; and investigate the disappearance of two teenage sisters during the worst rain in living memory...

    Intelligent writing full of heart, these are books that any lover of crime fiction should be reading and they showcase the talent of one of the UK's best ever thriller writers.
  • Tessa Harris Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781472122841 - Tessa Harris
    Tessa Harris
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    Young American anatomist Dr. Thomas Silkstone has to solve a number of frightening mysteries in this three-book collection from Tessa Harris that combines CSI-style murders with an 18th century setting.

    The Anatomist's Apprentice finds the death of Lord Edward Crick provoking a huge amount of gossip throughout the beautiful setting of Oxfordshire. Apart from his sister, few are mourning his demise, but when her husband becomes a suspect for his murder, she calls on Philadelphia native and forensic detective Silkstone to get to the bottom of the case...

    In The Dead Shall Not Rest, Silkstone discovers that corpses are being dug up and sold to men of science for dissection - and Silkstone's unscrupulous rival Dr. John Hunter has his eyes on the body of an eight-foot man known as the 'Irish Giant'... The Devil's Breath has Silkstone having to use all his skills to investigate why so many in Oxfordshire are dying under the cloud of a poisonous fog But Silkstone quickly realises there 's another killer on the loose...

    This collection contains books 1-3 in Tessa Harris' Thomas Silkstone Mysteries series.
  • House of Cards Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9780007952069 - Michael Dobbs
    Michael Dobbs
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    Intelligently written and with a remarkable insight into the way the government works, Michael Dobbs' bestselling House of Cards series inspired both the BBC and Netflix series of the same name.

    Follow Chief Whip Francis Urquhart as he does all he can - through fair and foul means - to become the Prime Minister. But getting what he wants in this manipulative way means there are many enemies just waiting for Francis to slip up.

    Entertaining and controversial, these books are unputdownable.
  • Daphne du Maurier Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9780349008097
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    One of the 20th century's most original writing talents, Daphne du Maurier's novels are never anything less than magical - and here we've collected our favourites for one unbelievable Book People price. This set includes her bestseller Rebecca, Frenchman's Creek and Jamaica Inn, perhaps one of the best historical romances ever written.

    Frenchman's Creek is a tale of adventure, set during the reign of Charles II. It is the breathtaking story of a woman searching for love, who embraces the dangerous life of a fugitive on the high seas. du Maurier's much-praised Rebecca is a gothic tale of love, murder and secrets; and Jamaica Inn is a classic story with murder, mystery and plenty of passion.

    Complete with stunning new jackets, this three-book collection will delight fiction fans who love gripping page-turners.
  • Ngaio Marsh Collection - 7 Books - Collection - 9780007951741
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    A bumper seven-book collection from acclaimed crime writer Ngaio Marsh, these classic whodunnits will introduce readers to Chief Detective Inspector Alleyn.

    Full of excellent characterisation and inventive murders, Alleyn wonders if his wife-to-be is a potential murderer; finds himself embroiled in a case of sinister infatuation; and has to solve the mystery of a body found in the back of a taxi.

    First-class crime fiction for fans of Agatha Christie and Dorothy Sayers.
  • Alan Furst Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781407250359 - Alan Furst
    Alan Furst
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    Three novels full of adventure and intrigue in wartime Europe, these books by Alan Furst will appeal to fans of John Le Carre, Henry Porter and John Lawton.

    Kingdom of Shadows follows former Hungarian cavalry officer Nicholas Morath as he returns home to his mistress in 1938. While away in Vienna, he has done a quiet favour for his diplomat uncle. Desperate for Hungary to stop drifting into alliance with Nazi Germany, his uncle has been trading in conspiracies - meaning Morath is edging closer to danger...

    Mission to Paris and The Foreign Correspondent are equally poignant and compelling, providing a remarkable insight into the frailties and fears of humanity when under pressure.
  • DI Tom Tyler Mysteries Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781785651335 - Maureen Jennings
    Maureen Jennings
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    Maureen Jennings' engrossing '40s trilogy provides a portrait of a society under threat and has a lead character - Detective Inspector Tom Tyler - who will stop at nothing to discover the truth.

    The only DI in the quiet village of Whitchurch, Shropshire, Tyler must have all his wits about him when invasion looms not long after the retreat from Dunkirk in the opening novel, Season of Darkness. When a Land Girl is found dead on a country road with a German Luger and spray of white poppies by her side, Tyler forgets his personal worries and concentrates on solving the murder...

    Beware this Boy follows on from this and finds Tyler moving to Birmingham to assist an investigation into a fatal explosion in a munitions factory; and No Known Grave finds a double murder taking place in a hospital set up to help victims of war.

    Favourably compared to Foyle's War, these books are full of well-crafted characters, amazing period detail and captivating plots.
  • Agatha Christie's Tommy and Tuppence Collection - 5 Books - Collection - 9780007951635 - Agatha Christie
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    Including Postern of Fate, Agatha Christie's last novel, alongside three more adventures and a collection of short stories, the Tommy and Tuppence series follows a detective dream team as they solve crimes, fall in love and grow old together.

    You may have seen the BBC series Partners in Crime starring David Walliams and Jessica Raine, now read the books that inspired it.

    Full of period flavour, it's a real delight.
  • Michael Connelly Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9781407250328
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    Including his multi-award winner The Lincoln Lawyer (which was adapted into a hit film starring Matthew McConaughey) alongside nine more absorbing and addictive crime and courtroom thrillers, our Michael Connelly Collection will introduce Book People customers who haven't had the chance already to a worldwide bestseller and one of the true masters of crime writing.

    Clever, astonishingly climactic and pacy, these books are sure to appeal to fans of crime writers such as Thomas Harris, Harlan Coben and Jeffery Deaver.
  • John Sandford Prey Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781471155895 - John Sandford
    John Sandford
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    Using unorthodox methods and manipulative behaviour, Lucas Davenport is a detective crime fiction fans will want to get to know.

    In John Sandford's three-book collection of gruesome murders and razor-sharp wit, a 30-year-old case crops up again to haunt Davenport; he discovers a plot of political espionage; and finds himself on the trail of a murderer who kills at the same time every summer.

    Showcasing our favourite John Sandford books, these are pacey reads full of shocks and spills.
  • Paul Temple Collection - 5 Books - Collection - 9780007951970 - Francis Durbridge
    Francis Durbridge
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    Crime novelist and detective Paul Temple and his wife 'Steve' have to solve a number of crimes that take place in the glamorous world of leisured middle classes in this five-book collection.

    An author is a bestselling success but keeps herself hidden from the public as murders start in Paul Temple and the Front Page Men; Send for Paul Temple finds the duo on the trail of something only known as 'The Green Finger'; and there's a spate of celebrity deaths to solve in Paul Temple intervenes.

    Full of the glamour of a bygone era, these books are entirely captivating from first page to last.
  • AMNS
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    Bravo Two Zero author Andy McNab provides exhilarating thrills in this three-book collection about former SAS trooper, Nick Stone.

    In the first book Remote Control, the SAS no longer wants Stone's services after a botched mission, but British Intelligence does - and it's going to be a dirty job. When he's transferred to Washington DC, he finds himself on the run from terrorists with a seven-year-old survivor of their previous attack...

    Crisis Four finds Stone again working in the dangerous world of deniable operations. This time, he's been tasked with hunting down the beautiful Sarah Greenwood, the only woman he's ever opened up to. Will he be able to solve the conspiracy theory to which she holds the key?

    Stone is in desperate need of cash in Firewall, so takes a freelance job of kidnapping a Russian warlord. Soon he finds himself in the dark underbelly of Estonia, while Russia launches a cyber attack with the intention of discovering all the West's military secrets. It's up to Stone to stop them...

    High-octane thrillers that had to be vetted by the Ministry of Defence as they are so close to the truth, fans of Lee Child, Vince Flynn and other action-packed books will devour these.

    This collection contains books 1-3 in Andy McNab's Nick Stone series.