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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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    The Cuckoo's Calling (Paperback)

    Robert Galbraith

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    When a troubled model falls to her death from a snow-covered Mayfair balcony, it is assumed that she has committed suicide. However, her brother has his doubts, and calls in private investigator Cormoran Strike to look into the case. Strike is a war veteran - wounded both physically and psychologically - and his life is in disarray. The case gives him a financial lifeline, but it comes at a personal cost: the more he delves into the young model's complex world, the darker things get - and the closer he gets to terrible danger ...A gripping, elegant mystery steeped in the atmosphere of London - from the hushed streets of Mayfair to the backstreet pubs of the East End to the bustle of Soho - The Cuckoo's Calling is a remarkable book. Introducing Cormoran Strike, this is the acclaimed first crime novel by J.K. Rowling, writing under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith.
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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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    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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    A cat-and-mouse suspense thriller featuring a retired homicide detective who's haunted by the few cases he left open, and by one in particular - the pre-dawn slaughter of eight people among hundreds gathered in line for the opening of a jobs fair when the economy was guttering out. Without warning, a lone driver ploughed through the crowd in a stolen Mercedes. The plot is kicked into gear when Bill Hodges receives a letter in the mail, from a man claiming to be the perpetrator. He taunts Hodges with the notion that he will strike again. Hodges wakes up from his depressed and vacant retirement, hell-bent on preventing that from happening. Brady Hartfield lives with his alcoholic mother in the house where he was born. And he's preparing to kill again. Only Hodges, with a couple of misfit friends, can apprehend the killer in this high-stakes race against time. Because Brady's next mission, if it succeeds, will kill or maim hundreds, even thousands.
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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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    When novelist Owen Quine goes missing, his wife calls in private detective Cormoran Strike. At first, she just thinks he has gone off by himself for a few days - as he has done before - and she wants Strike to find him and bring him home. But as Strike investigates, it becomes clear that there is more to Quine's disappearance than his wife realises. The novelist has just completed a manuscript featuring poisonous pen-portraits of almost everyone he knows. If the novel were published it would ruin lives - so there are a lot of people who might want to silence him. And when Quine is found brutally murdered in bizarre circumstances, it becomes a race against time to understand the motivation of a ruthless killer, a killer unlike any he has encountered before... A compulsively readable crime novel with twists at every turn, The Silkworm is the second in the highly acclaimed series featuring Cormoran Strike and his determined young assistant Robin Ellacott.
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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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    Everyone thinks Emma Dockery is crazy. Obsessed with finding the link between hundreds of unsolved cases, Emma has taken leave from her job as an FBI researcher. Now all she has are the newspaper clippings that wallpaper her bedroom, and her nightly recurring nightmares of an all-consuming fire. Not even Emma's ex-boyfriend, field agent Harrison 'Books' Bookman, will believe her that hundreds of kidnappings, rapes, and murders are all connected. That is, until Emma finds a piece of evidence he can't afford to ignore. More murders are reported by the day - and they're all inexplicable. No motives, no murder weapons, no suspects. Could one person really be responsible for these unthinkable crimes?
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    The Good Life (Hardback)

    Martina Cole

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    CRIMINALLY GOOD: THE NEW NOVEL FROM THE PHENOMENAL NO. 1 BESTSELLER. THE BEST THINGS IN LIFE ARE NEVER FREE. Cain Moran wanted Jenny Riley more than he had ever wanted anyone or anything before in his life. But loving Jenny Riley was the easy part; it was telling his wife he wanted a divorce that was going to be the killer...Jenny is not just any girl. She cares nothing for Cain's hard-man reputation - she just wants to be with him. But Cain is not a free man. And he's about to find out that when his wife Caroline said 'til death us do part, she meant it. When Cain is sentenced to life in prison it seems that Caroline might have got her wish. All Cain and Jenny know is that if their love can survive such separation, then one day they will have a chance at the Good Life together again. But there are greater trials ahead than either can foresee. They're about to learn the hardest lesson of all: LIVE THE GOOD LIFE. PAY THE PRICE.
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    Saints of the Shadow Bible (Paperback)

    Ian Rankin

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    Rebus is back on the force, albeit with a demotion and a chip on his shoulder. A 30-year-old case is being reopened, and Rebus's team from back then is suspected of foul play. With Malcolm Fox as the investigating officer, are the past and present about to collide in a shocking and murderous fashion? And does Rebus have anything to hide? His old colleagues called themselves 'the Saints', and swore a bond on something called 'the Shadow Bible'. But 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. Who are the saints and who are the sinners? And can the one ever become the other?
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    Bones Never Lie (Hardback)

    Kathy Reichs

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    This is the gripping new Temperance Brennan novel from the world-class forensic anthropologist and Number 1 bestselling author Kathy Reichs. Tempe is faced with the horrifying possibility that the killer who got away in Monday Mourning is back...For a decade, Temperance Brennan has been haunted by the one who got away. The killer of young women. The monster. And the one who has now come back. Feeding on fear, grief and rage. Killing again. Killing girls. Getting closer. Coming for Tempe.
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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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    The police urgently need Harry Hole. A killer is stalking Oslo's streets. Police officers are being slain at the scenes of crimes they once investigated, but failed to solve. The murders are brutal, the media reaction hysterical. But this time, Harry can't help anyone. For years, detective Harry Hole has been at the centre of every major criminal investigation in Oslo. His dedication to his job and his brilliant insights have saved the lives of countless people. But now, with those he loves most facing terrible danger, Harry can't protect anyone. Least of all himself.
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    White Lies (Hardback)

    Stephen Leather

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    Dan 'Spider' Shepherd is used to putting his life on the line - for his friends and for his job with MI5. So when one of his former apprentices is kidnapped in the badlands of Pakistan, Shepherd doesn't hesitate to join a rescue mission. But when the plan goes horribly wrong, Shepherd ends up in the hands of al-Qaeda terrorists. His SAS training is of little help as his captors beat and torture him. Shepherd's MI5 controller Charlotte Button is determined to get her man out of harm's way, but to do that she's going to have to break all the rules. Her only hope is to bring in America's finest - the elite SEALs who carried out Operation Neptune Spear - in a do-or-die operation to rescue the captives. White Lies is a fast paced, seat-of-your-pants thriller which will have you hooked from the first page until the last.
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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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    When a teenage girl goes missing her mother discovers she doesn't know her daughter as well as she thought in Jane Shemilt's haunting debut novel, Daughter. The Night Of The Disappearance - She used to tell me everything. They have a picture. It'll help. But it doesn't show the way her hair shines so brightly it looks like sheets of gold. She has a tiny mole, just beneath her left eyebrow. She smells very faintly of lemons. She bites her nails. She never cries. She loves autumn, I wanted to tell them. She collects leaves, like a child does. She is just a child. Find her. One year later - Naomi is still missing. Jenny is a mother on the brink of obsession. The Malcolm family is in pieces. Is finding the truth about Naomi the only way to put them back together? Or is the truth the thing that will finally tear them apart? Daughter by Jane Shemilt is an emotional and compelling story about how well you really know those you love most. While working as a GP, Jane Shemilt completed a post graduate diploma in Creative Writing at Bristol university and went on to study for the M.A in Creative writing at Bath Spa, gaining both with distinction. She was shortlisted for the Janklow and Nesbitt award and the Lucy Cavendish fiction prize for Daughter, which is her first novel. She and her husband, a Professor of Neurosurgery, have five children and live in Bristol.
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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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    This is the compelling stand alone novel from the Sunday Times No. 1 bestselling author of Unseen and Criminal. Atlanta, 1974. As a brutal killing and a furious manhunt rock the city, Kate Murphy wonders if her first day on the police force will also be her last. For life is anything but easy in the male-dominated world of the Atlanta Police Department, where even the other female cops have little mercy for the new girl. Kate isn't the only woman on the force who is finding things tough. Maggie Lawson followed her uncle and brother into the ranks to prove her worth in their cynical eyes. When Maggie and Kate become partners, and are sidelined in the search for the city's cop killer, their fury, pain, and pride finally reach boiling point. With the killer poised to strike again, will Kate and Maggie have the courage to pursue their own line of investigation? And are they prepared to risk everything as they venture into the city's darkest heart?
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    Second Honeymoon (Paperback)

    James Patterson

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    FBI agent John O'Hara receives a call from a man desperate for his help. His son and daughter-in-law have been found murdered on their honeymoon in the Caribbean. The grieving father wants justice, and will pay O'Hara handsomely to hunt down the killer. Federal agents aren't allowed to moonlight, but O'Hara is on suspension and battling some serious demons. He takes on the case, but as O'Hara delves deeper, a past he thought was dead and buried soon comes back to haunt him.
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    Mark Billingham Collection - 3 Books (Collection)

    Mark Billingham

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    Mark Billingham has been one of our biggest selling crime writers in recent years and it's easy to see why - he writes gruesome and gripping thrillers packed with twists, turns and a fantastic anti-hero in DI Tom Thorne.

    Death Message, the seventh book in the series, finds Thorne receiving sick messages of murder victims on his phone - could he be next? Thorne quickly tracks down the man responsible for the messages, but the nightmare continues... He comes across a psychopath who is able to manipulate others, even though he's behind bars. Bloodline finds Thorne on the trail of a killer targeting the children of famed serial killer Raymond Garvey's victims, and From the Dead has Thorne facing up to his most shocking case yet, where nothing is quite as it seems...

    Please note, this collection contains books 7, 8 and 9 in the DI Tom Thorne series.

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    Abattoir Blues (Hardback)

    Peter Robinson

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    BANKS IS BACK - AND THE HUNT IS ON. When two boys vanish under mysterious circumstances, the local community is filled with unease. Then a bloodstain is discovered in a disused World War Two hangar nearby, and a caravan belonging to one of the youths is burned to the ground. Things quickly become much more sinister. Assigned to the case, DCI Banks and his team are baffled by the mystery laid out before them. But when a motor accident throws up a gruesome discovery, the investigation spins into a higher gear - in another direction. As Banks and his team struggle desperately to find the missing boy who holds the key to the puzzle, they find themselves in a race against time where it's their turn to become the prey ...
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    Wrongful Death (Paperback)

    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.