Crime, Thriller & Mystery

  • COFR
    Peter May
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    Peter May is one of the top crime writers around and his latest novel Coffin Road proves once again why he is so esteemed. It's tense, captivating and full of grisly twists and turns.

    A man has been found washed up on a deserted beach on the Hebridean Isle of Harris, barely alive and borderline hypothermic. He has no idea who he is or how he got there and the only clue to his identity is a map tracing a track called the Coffin Road... He has no idea where it will lead him but with a sense of dread, fear and uncertainty he decides to follow it.

    Meanwhile, a detective has travelled to a remote rock 20 miles west of the Outer Hebrides of Scotland. He steps ashore to investigate the mystery of a man found bludgeoned to death - in the same place as where three lighthouse keepers disappeared a century before.

    Back in Edinburgh, a teenage girl is desperate to discover the truth about her pioneering scientist father's death. She found his suicide note, but refuses to believe he would kill himself - and the more she discovers about the nature of his research, the more she suspects that others were behind his disappearance.

    These three perilous journeys eventually combine towards one shocking truth - and the realisation that ignorance can kill us all.
  • The Herring Mysteries Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9780749020675 - L.C. Tyler
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    With titles that all play on famous Agatha Christie novels, these cosy crime books are funny, clever and full of warmth. Written by L.C. Tyler, they evoke the spirit of the Golden Age of crime fiction and will appeal to fans of M. C. Beaton, Dorothy L Sayers and Emily Brightwell.

    The books follow mid-list author Ethelred Tressider and his trusty agent Elsie as they try to crack a number of surprising cases. In The Herring Seller's Apprentice, Ethelred is in the midst of a mid-life crises; his latest novel is going nowhere and Elsie - who does not like writers or care for literature - is hardly helping. However bad things look, they can get worse - especially when Ethelred's ex-wife Geralding vanishes and is suspected to be the victim of a local serial killer.

    The Herring in the Library finds Elsie and Ethelred heading to a dinner at Muntham Court, but halfway through the night their host is found strangled. The police conclude this was suicide but Elsie and Ethelred know this can't be true... In an attempt to revive his flagging career, Ethelred decides to try something different with his next book and set it in Egypt so embarks on a 'research trip' with Elsie. No sooner has their cruise on the Nile begun however, when an attempt is made on Etherlred's life...
  • Dr. Watson Thrillers Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781471147500 - Robert Ryan
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    Approved by the Arthur Conan Doyle Estate, these books from Robert Ryan follow Dr. John Watson as he rejoins his regiment during the First World War and becomes a reluctant and brilliant detective.

    In Dead Man's Land, Watson is offering his medical expertise on the trenches of Flanders Fields. There are many deaths, but then one body comes through with bizarre injuries. Something is terribly wrong and Watson must discover who the killer in the trenches is...

    The Dead Can Wait finds Watson back home but the horrors of war are weighing heavily on his mind - and now he's having to help rehabilitate soldiers suffering from shell-shock. But the war is not over and in one corner of England's countryside, the government are preparing the land ship - never-before-seen 'tanks' which they hope will put an end to the war. But in a training exercise, there is a horrific 'accident' - and the one survivor isn't talking... Can Watson find out what the government are hiding?

    A Study in Murder is set in 1917 and Watson is once again asked to be a medical officer, but something isn't right and he might need to call out for some long-distance help from an old friend...
  • Kate Ellis Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9780349413693 - Kate Ellis
    Kate Ellis
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    Set in Devon, these books mix thrilling crime cases with archaeology. As DS Wesley Peterson looks into various murders, he finds them combining with historical murders and more.

    The Funeral Boat finds Wesley intrigued by the possibility of a Viking corpse being buried in a smallholding. When a Danish tourist is abducted, Wesley must return to his day job - could there be a link between the two discoveries?

    An Unhallowed Grave has Wesley looking into if someone has been 'executed' rather than murdered - after their body was found a tree used for hanging five centuries ago... The Cadaver Game is possibly the most gruesome yet - a murdered woman has been found and Wesley is struggling to identify her. As he digs into the case, another disturbing situation occurs - two teenagers have been found naked with shotgun wounds at the foot of a cliff. Could the two events be linked? And why do these murders mirror a manhunt from the Napoleonic wars?

    This collection contains books 3, 4 and 16 in the Wesley Peterson crime series.
  • Janie Bolitho Collection - 5 Books - Collection - 9780749020125 - Janie Bolitho
    Janie Bolitho
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    Set in the picturesque setting of the Cornish countryside, these five books follow artistic amateur sleuth Rose Trevelyan as she attempts to uncover the truth behind a number of startling mysteries.

    Rose was hoping to make friends with one of her female clients - but then she turns up dead; she begins to connect the dots in a case of a man who fell off a cliff in suspicious circumstances and the non-show of one of her friends at the opening of a new exhibition; and has so many suspects following a series of burglaries and brutal attacks on young women.

    You'll be racing through the pages as you try to follow the clues and spot the murderers. These are perfect for fans of Rebecca Tope and M.C. Beaton.
  • 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.
  • Murder in Season Collection - 4 Books - Collection - 9781472124357 - G.M. Malliet
    G.M. Malliet
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    This four-book collection includes a murder mystery for every season of the year.

    You'll follow Max Tudor - a flawed but brilliant detective - as he flees his harrowing past as an MI5 agent and adapts to a new post as vicar of St Edwold's in Nether Monkslip. Feeling like he's finally found serenity, it's quickly shattered when a vocal and very unpopular president of the Women's Institute turns up dead at the Harvest Fayre. Can his sleuth skills find the killer?

    Long-forgotten crimes re-emerge in dramatic fashion; there have been two deaths at Chedrow Castle; and a Lord is on the receiving end of a poisonous fruitcake in these funny and puzzling cosy crime stories.

    Brilliant reads for fans of M.C. Beaton, Agatha Christie and Carola Dunn.
  • 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.
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    You'll have seen DI Richard Poole in the hit BBC series Death in Paradise, where he was played so memorably by Ben Miller. This brilliant and original whodunnit, written by the show's creator Robert Thorogood, finds the detective on the trail of another potential murderer.

    Supermodel Polly Carter has been found dead after 'apparently' throwing herself from the cliftop near her home on the island of Saint-Marie. Famed for her looks and partying lifestyle, her friends are adamant she'd never have killed herself - and DI Poole agrees.

    In the scorching heat of the Caribbean, Richard has to face a stream of alibis, a host of conflicting motives and even a visit from his mother as he attempts to untangle the mystery of what he thinks is a well-planned-out murder...
  • Phil Rickman Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781782399636 - Phil Rickman
    Phil Rickman
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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.
  • TRTM
    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 - Anne Holt
    Anne Holt
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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.
  • 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 - Lee Weeks
    Lee Weeks
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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.
  • 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.
  • 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 - Daphne du Maurier
    Daphne du Maurier
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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.