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    Gone Girl (Hardback)

    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!
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    Murder at the Brightwell (Hardback)

    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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    Chris Carter Collection - 3 Books (Collection)

    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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    Craig Robertson Collection - 3 Books (Collection)

    Craig Robertson

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    If you like 'Tarantino-esque' twists and turns, you'll love this! Our three-book Craig Robertson Collection is a set of highly inventive and equally terrifying crime fiction titles starring a compelling, complex new hero, DS Rachel Narey.

    Set in Glasgow, Random introduces DS Narey as she hunts for a serial killer that the media have nicknamed The Cutter. There seems to be no motive for the killings, leaving the police baffled. But as DS Narey begins to close in on The Cutter, his carefully laid plans begin to unravel - with horrifying consequences.

    Snapshot sees Narey on the hunt for a lone sniper terrorising Glasgow. But after being reassigned to a new case, the seemingly routine death of a prostitute, DS Narey finds her leads draw her back to the sniper case. And Cold Grave sees DS Narey risking it all to unofficially reopen a cold case that still haunts her retired detective father, Alan.

    An ideal set of crime fiction novels for fans of Mark Billingham, Val McDermid and Ian Rankin, this three-book collection from Sunday Times bestselling author Craig Robertson is thrilling, nail-biting and constantly surprising.

    This collection includes books 1-3 in Craig Robertson's DS Rachel Narey series.

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    Dexter Collection - 3 Books (Collection)

    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. But 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 has makes the Dexter books so thrilling.

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

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    The Cuckoo's Calling (Paperback)

    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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    Murdoch Mysteries Collection - 3 Books (Collection)

    Maureen Jennings

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    A popular TV show on Alibi that stars Yannick Bisson, Helene Joy and Thomas Craig, we're sure fans of historical fiction are going to love the Murdoch Mysteries series.

    Set in Toronto at the turn of the twentieth century, the books follow Detective William Murdoch as he solves a number of puzzling cases that are affecting the famous city. In Except the Dying, a young woman has been found naked and frozen in a quiet laneway - but as the body is identified, it becomes clear that everyone connected with her has some dark secrets...

    Under the Dragon's Tail finds Murdoch trying to work out just who was responsible for the murder of midwife and abortionist Dolly Merishaw; while Night's Child is a shocking novel about a schoolteacher who discovers shocking photographs of a quiet 13-year-old. Could Sergeant Seymour be involved? The thought is too disturbing for Murdoch to contemplate...

    This collection contains books 1, 2 and 5 in Maureen Jennings' Murdoch Mysteries series.

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    Ngaio Marsh Collection - 5 Books (Collection)

    Ngaio Marsh

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    A wonderful set of novels from a bestselling and acclaimed author, our five-book Ngaio Marsh Collection introduces readers to the Inspector Roderick Alleyn series and her flawless works as an unrivalled queen of crime.

    Including A Man Lay Dead, Marsh's first novel and that which introduced Inspector Alleyn; Enter a Murderer; The Nursing Home Murder, one of Marsh's most popular novels; Death in Ecstasy and Vintage Murder; the stories are incredibly inventive and are true standout crime fiction.

    Perfect reading for fans of the likes of Agatha Christie and Dorothy Sayers, we're hugely excited to bring our customers this great set of classic whodunnits - we're certain readers won't be disappointed!

    This collection contains books 1-5 in Ngaio Marsh's Inspector Alleyn series.

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    Mr Mercedes (Hardback)

    Stephen King

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    An international bestselling writer and author of books that have inspired countless Hollywood re-imaginings, including Misery, The Shawshank Redemption, The Green Mile and The Shining to name but a few, Stephen King is the true master of thriller writing and his latest novel, Mr Mercedes, sees King back at his best!

    Bill Hodges is a retired homicide detective haunted by the few cases he left open, and one in particular: the slaughter of eight people, who were ploughed down by the unknown driver of stolen Mercedes as they waited outside a job fair. One day, Hodges receives a letter. A letter from a man claiming to be the driver of the Mercedes, threatening to repeat his heinous act of violence - and this time he intends to kill not a handful, but thousands...

    The definition of a 'page-turner', Mr Mercedes by Stephen King provides readers with a flawless amalgamation of rich, evocative characterisation and horrifyingly resonant narrative that will keep you reading late into the night!
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    Jo Nesbo Collection - 6 Books (Collection)

    Jo Nesbo

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    Following in the ever-popular vein of Stieg Larsson, this great value six-book collection from the international bestselling author Jo Nesbo, author of The Son, will take readers deep into the crime scenes of some incredibly dark murders, and on plenty of thrilling investigative journeys with Detective Harry Hole.

    From the strange disappearance of wives and mothers when Oslo's first snowfall sets in, to a professional hit man on the run and playing by rules of his own, Harry is at the heart of these edge-of-your-seat novels. Packed with terrible shocks, tension and chilling atmosphere, Nesbo's creepy and contemporary thrillers are totally unputdownable.

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    The Silkworm (Hardback)

    Robert Galbraith

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    Written by Harry Potter author J. K. Rowling under her pseudonym Robert Galfraith, The Silkworm follows on from The Cuckoo's Calling and continues the story of detective Cormoran Strike and his assistant Robin Ellacott.

    A man with a history of going off on his own, this time around novelist Owen Quine has gone missing. When his wife calls in Cormoran Strike to investigate the disappearance, he quickly realises there is more than meets the eye... Quine has just completed a manuscript featuring poisonous pen-portraits of almost everyone he knows - and if it was published, lives would be ruined.

    Quine is eventually found - but he's been brutally murdered! Strike and Ellacott must use all their nous to find the ruthless killer - and he's one quite unlike any the duo have encountered before... Praised by Val McDermid and Mark Billingham, this is a crime novel you won't be able to put down!
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    Kerry Wilkinson Collection - 3 Books (Collection)

    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.
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    Invisible (Hardback)

    James Patterson

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    A gripping third collaboration from Edgar Allen Poe Award-winning David Ellis and the world's bestselling thriller author, James Patterson, Invisible is a sleek and suspenseful tale of obsession, determination, love and unthinkable horror.

    Consumed with finding the link between hundreds of unsolved cases, Emma has left her job as an FBI researcher - everyone thinks she's crazy. Now all she has are newspaper clippings and recurring nightmares of an all-consuming fire. Not even her ex-boyfriend, an FBI field agent, will believe that the hundreds of horrific crimes are connected. That is, until Emma finds a piece of evidence he can't afford to ignore... And more murders are reported by the day! Could one person really be responsible for these unthinkable crimes?

    Sure to delight fans of Patterson's previous collaborations with David Ellis - Guilty Wives and Mistress -, Invisible is a book that should take pride of place on the bookshelf of anyone who enjoys crime fiction.
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    The Good Life (Hardback)

    Martina Cole

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    The latest book from the no.1 bestselling author of Revenge, Dangerous Lady and The Know, Martina Cole's new book, The Good Life, is an intensely readable story with a gripping plot packed with emotional punch.

    Cain wants Jenny more than he has ever wanted anyone before. But loving Jenny is easy; it's telling his wife he wants a divorce that is going to be the killer... But Cain is not a free man - he is serving a life sentence. And he's about to find out that when his wife Caroline said 'till death us do part,' she meant it! If Cain and Jenny are to live the Good Life, they're going to pay the price for it...

    A must-read book for fans of Martina Cole, the queen of crime drama, The Good Life is compelling, gritty novel which exhibits Cole's unparallelled talent and intelligence for creating larger-than-life characters.
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    Saints of the Shadow Bible (Paperback)

    Ian Rankin

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    Back with the 19th part of his internationally bestselling Inspector Rebus series, Saints of the Shadow Bible is densely packed with incident and intrigue that will keep readers' eyes glued to the page.

    Back on the force with a demotion and a chip on his shoulder, a 30-year-old case is being reopened with Rebus's then team suspected of foul play. Does Rebus have anything to hide from Malcolm Fox, the investigating officer? His old colleagues called themselves 'the Saints' and swore a bond on something called 'the Shadow Bible'. Times have changed and the crimes of the past may not stay hidden much longer, especially with a referendum on Scottish independence just around the corner...

    A first-rate thriller, and a compelling forensic examination of loyalty and the state of Scottish society, Ian Rankin's Saints of the Shadow Bible is a brilliant return - for both Rebus and Rankin!
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    Bones Never Lie (Hardback)

    Kathy Reichs

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    Written by global bestselling author Kathy Reichs, Bones Never Lie is the seventeenth novel in the Temperance Brennan series... And Brennan has to deal with the horrifying possibility the killer from Monday Mourning is back.

    For a decade, Brennan has been haunted by the Monday Mourning murderer - a monstrous killer of young women - and now they're back, feeding on fear, grief and rage. Killing girls again - and making their way towards Brennan.

    Grisly crime fiction for fans of Tess Gerritsen, Patricia Cornwell and Mark Billingham.
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    I've Got You Under My Skin (Hardback)

    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.
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    Police (Paperback)

    Jo Nesbo

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    Oslo's police officers are being targeted by a brutal killer... But luckily Harry Hole is on the case in Jo Nesbo's thriller, Police.

    Killing officers at the scenes of crimes that they were unable to solve, the killer is simply brutal - and the media reaction is inevitably hysterical... And this time around, Harry can't help anyone.

    Harry has always been dedicated to his job and has saved countless lives over the years, but this time around things are different - all the people he cares about are in danger and he just can't protect them - or himself. The follow-up to Phantom, this is another fine slice of Nordic crime fiction from the one and only Jo Nesbo.
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    White Lies (Hardback)

    Stephen Leather

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    The eleventh thriller in Stephen Leather's bestselling Spider Shepherd series, White Lies finds Dan 'Spider' Shepherd in the hands of al-Qaeda terrorists; being beaten and tortured...

    One of Shepherd's former apprentices has been kidnapped in Pakistan so he joins the rescue mission straight away... That's when things start to go horribly wrong. Shepherd's MI5 controller is determined to get him out of harm's way, but this is easier said than done. She's going to have to break all the rules and bring in the elite SEALs who carried out Operation Neptune Spear if she's to have any chance of rescuing Shepherd.

    Gripping throughout and brilliantly told, White Lies is a pacy read that will have you on tenterhooks!
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    Peter Robinson Collection - 3 Books (Collection)

    Peter Robinson

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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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    Daughter (Paperback)

    Jane Shemilt

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    Shortlisted for the Janklow and Nesbit Award and the Lucy Cavendish fiction prize and also a Richard & Judy Autumn Book Club pick, Jane Shemilt's Sunday Times bestseller Daughter is an incredible debut novel.

    Naomi has been missing for a year and her mother is teetering on the brink of obsession in her mission to find out what happens... With her entire family in pieces, it becomes clear finding the truth about what happened to Naomi might be the only way to restore their relationship...

    Daughter is an emotional and compelling novel about how well you really know those that you love most. You won't be able to put it down!
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    Peter James Collection - 3 Books (Collection)

    Peter James

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    A multi-number one bestselling author, our three-book Peter James Collection is a fantastic introduction to this wonderful author and contains the first three books in his Roy Grace series.

    Beginning the series with Dead Simple, Brighton detective Roy Grace is on the hunt for a killer after a stag-night prank goes wrong and the stag ends up missing and his four friends end up dead. In Looking Good Dead, a good deed turns into an endless reign of terror; and in Not Dead Enough, Grace investigates the devilishly complex circumstances surrounding a woman's death - could her husband be the murderer even though he was in bed over 600 miles away...

    Cunning, engrossing and endlessly satisfying, our Peter James Collection is filled with suspense, making it essential reading for all fans of thrilling crime fiction.

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    Cop Town (Hardback)

    Karin Slaughter

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    One of the best thriller writers working today, Karin Slaughter is at the top of her game - and her latest novel, Cop Town, is a relentlessly paced and gritty story set against the backdrop of a city on the edge.

    Atlanta, 1974. As a manhunt rocks the city, Kate wonders if her first day on the police force will be her last - for life is not easy in the male-dominated Atlanta Police. When Kate become partners with Maggie, another new female recruit, and the pair are sidelined in the search for the city's killer, their fury, pain, and pride reach boiling point. Will Kate and Maggie have the courage to pursue their own line of investigation before the killer strikes again?

    Praised by the likes of Gone Girl author Gillian Flynn, Cop Town is a real treat for thriller fans and has everything you want in a good crime novel: complex characters, gritty realism and hold-on-for-dear-life pace!
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    Second Honeymoon (Paperback)

    James Patterson

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    James Patterson and Howard Roughan return with their sequel to the bestselling Honeymoon - Second Honeymooon.

    Although federal agents aren't allowed to moonlight, O'Hara is on suspension and battling some serious demons so takes on the case but the further her delves into the case - the more a dark and buried past comes back to haunt him...

    Full of all the thrills and spills we've come to expect from James Patterson, Second Honeymoon is an action-packed novel for anyone who loves detective thrillers.