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    KWIL

    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 the Jessica Daniel series.
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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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    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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    The Farm (Hardback)

    Tom Rob Smith

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    Acclaimed by the likes of Jeffery Deaver and Mark Billingham, the bestselling author of Child 44, Tom Rob Smith, returns with the page-turning psychological thriller The Farm. Daniel believed his parents were enjoying a peaceful retirement in Sweden, the country of his mother's birth. But one single phone call changes everything. His father reveals his mother has been committed to a mental hospital... But when his mother calls, she reveals she is not mad and needs to meet him at Heathrow. Who should Daniel believe? He's presented with a horrific crime and a conspiracy that implicates his own father. As secrets are revealed, including his own, Daniel has a drastic decision to make. Gripping from start to finish, this is truly a must-read novel from a talented author.
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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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    MBIL

    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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    MBEC

    Martin Beck Collection - 3 Books (Collection)

    Martin Beck

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    A genre-changing series of books, Maj Sjowall and Per Wahloo's Martin Beck series paved the way for Scandanavian crime fiction, without which the likes of Stieg Larsson, Henning Mankell and Jo Nesbo may never have reached such literary heights. In celebration of this defining crime series, the Book People are delighted to offer our three-book Martin Beck Collection - we're sure you'll love it!

    Beginning with Roseanna, Inspector Beck is on the hunt for a young woman's killer after her body was found in Sweden's Lake Vattern. The only problem is that he knows only her name, that she is from Lincoln, Nebraska and that her killer is one of 85 people. In The Man Who Went Up in Smoke, Beck is on holiday off the coast of Sweden, but a phone call from a neighbour forces him off to Budapest to hunt for a journalist who's vanished without a trace. The Man on the Balcony sees Beck confronted by the most inhumane crimes he has ever seen...

    The perfect set of reads for fans of the Millennium trilogy, the Harry Hole series and the Inspector Kurt Wallander novels, our Martin Beck Collection is an enthralling treat for crime fiction fans. If you haven't been introduced to Martin Beck before, this is the perfect place to start!

    This collection contains books 1-3 in Maj Sjowall and Per Wahloo's Martin Beck series.

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    FROT

    DI Frost Investigations Collection - 6 Books (Collection)

    R.D. Wingfield

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    Although he's surly, unorthodox and dishevelled, R.D. Wingfield's DI Jack Frost must surely count as one of the nation's favourite detectives, and this six-book collection gives you the chance to read through the stories that served as the inspiration for A Touch of Frost, the hit television series starring David Jason.

    Including Frost's debut in Frost at Christmas, these books are real page-turners and show how Frost comes to his conclusions, as well as bringing his unforgettable personality and withering satire to the page. Also included is A Touch of Frost and Night Frost and in each book, not only does DI Frost have to solve a number of perplexing mysteries, he also has to deal with colleagues who do not agree with his methods...

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    MALC

    Malcolm Mackay Collection - 3 Books (Collection)

    Malcom Mackay

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    Compelling and brutal, Malcolm Mackay's Glasgow Trilogy is a series that will appeal if you can't get enough of crime fiction. The thrillers, very much in the vein of Peter Robinson or Ian Rankin, are full of double - and triple - crossing and take readers directly into the murky Glaswegian underworld.

    The Necessary Death of Lewis Winter finds a 29-year-old loner being given a job after a casual telephone conversation... He has to kill a man. He knows how hard it is to kill a man well, and is aware if he doesn't do it right, there will be consequences...

    Sequel How A Gunman Says Goodbye asks the question: 'How does a gunman retire?' Frank MacLeod was the best in the business, but perhaps isn't anymore... He's given a new job and new target, but something goes horribly wrong - and someone ends up dead. The final book, The Sudden Arrival of Violence, finds two of Glasgow's biggest criminal organisations at deadly war with each other - Detective Michael Fisher knows this is only the start, while Calum MacLean sees it as the opportunity to get out of this life...

    Full of bleak situations, memorable characters and complex moral issues, this series is brutal and unflinching; you'll be gripped throughout.
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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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    Twisted (Hardback)

    Lynda La Plante

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    Twisted is a new stand-alone Lynda La Plante thriller that follows the breakdown of a couple who appeared to have it all. Marcus and Lena Fulford's marriage is at stretching point and as they head towards divorce, the worst thing a parent can imagine happens... Their daughter Amy goes missing. The mother of the friend she was meant to be staying with reveals that Amy was actually staying with her dad - a fact Marcus denies.

    As the enquiry gathers pacer and DI Victor Reid begins to fear the worst, lies and betrayal surface to the core of what was a perfect life. Another terrifying and very tense thriller from the mistress of suspense Lynda La Plante.

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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.

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    LEND

    Len Deighton Collection - 6 Books (Collection)

    Len Deighton

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    Heralded as 'a master of fictional espionage', our Len Deighton Collection contains six suspenseful books from the bestselling Harry Palmer (which was made into a classic movie starring Michael Caine) and Bomber author.

    From hunting a spy on the streets of Cairo in City of Gold, to the occupation of Britain by the Nazis in SS-GB, Deighton paints a vivid picture of life lived at the extreme - full of suspense, intrigue and explosive pace.

    Comprised of intricate plots, compelling characters and brilliantly drawn backgrounds, Len Deighton is a special talent whose tales will fascinate every reader. Completely unputdownable!

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    Sidney Chambers and the Problem of Evil (Hardback)

    James Runcie

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    Sure to appeal to those who enjoy the likes of Morse, Alexander McCall Smith and Midsomer Murders, The Grantchester Mysteries is a series written by James Runcie. The third book in the series, Sidney Chambers and the Problem of Evil contains four short stories - each of which is just perfect for sitting at home with your feet up.

    Throughout the stories, Canon Sidney Chambers has to stop a serial killer who has a grievance against the clergy, investigate the disappearance of a famous painting, solve the mystery of an 'accidental' drowning on a film shoot and discover the reasons behind the theft of a baby in a hospital in 1963...

    This beautiful hardback is a great slice of quirky crime to sit back and relax with, which has now been adapted into a hit ITV series starring James Norton and Robson Green.
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    Karin Fossum Collection - 3 Books (Collection)

    Karin Fossum

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    Scandinavian crime fiction has brought us some of the most exciting thrillers in recent times with the likes of crime writers Jo Nesbo, Stieg Larsson and Henning Mankell all now familiar names on bookshelves across the world. Now, let the Book People introduce you to your new favourite - Karin Fossum books will have you hooked!

    Containing her first three Inspector Sejer mysteries at one great value price, this collection includes the novel which introduced this captivating character, In the Darkness. In this book, Eva and her young daughter come across a body in the water. Instead of calling the police, Eva calls her father and while investigating, Inspector Sejer and his team realise this was no accidental drowning, but in fact a vicious murder... Don't Look Back finds a tranquil village shocked to the bone by a startling discovery, while He Who Fears the Wolf finds Sejer on the trail of an escaped psychiatric patient.

    Ideal for fans of Lynda La Plante books, our Book People Karin Fossum Collection is a massively enjoyable set of crime fiction novels.

    Please note, this collection contains books 1-3 in Karin Fossum's Inspector Sejer series.

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    Harlan Coben Collection - 10 Books (Collection)

    Harlan Coben

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

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

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    UNGE

    Lisa Unger Collection - 3 Books (Collection)

    Lisa Unger

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    New York Times bestseller Lisa Unger writes suspenseful, sensitive, sultry and very satisfying crime fiction that's fast paced. You'll whisk right through each novel, as you're left wanting more after every page!

    In this gripping trio, a wealthy suburban wife has her Florida life shattered when a mysterious murder triggers dark memories from her past in Black Out, Sliver of Truth sees a dangerous stranger and a man most-wanted by the FBI intrude on Ridley Jones' day-to-day existence. Beautiful Lies, meanwhile, describes how Ridley's life is turned upside-down into one of deception and fear when she saves a young child injured on the street in New York...

    Gripping, powerful and psychologically riveting.

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    MYOR

    Margaret Yorke Collection - 3 Books (Collection)

    Margaret Yorke

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    Highly regarded and much missed, any crime fiction fan will love to discover Margaret Yorke's tense and chilling thrillers.

    Full of suspense, twists and turns, the books find ordinary people caught up in situations beyond their control...

    A Case to Answer finds conman Jerry trying to go straight and getting an honest job in a chip shop where he meets newly widowed Charlotte Frost. With a dark past of her own, Charlotte's life soon becomes horribly entangled with Jerry's lies and deceit and she disappears, leaving Jerry as the number one suspect.

    A Question of Belief finds mild-mannered Philip Winter with no option to fake his own death when he's falsely accused of rape, while Act of Violence finds an idyllic market town hiding a terrifying secret.

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    TFAM

    The Family (Hardback)

    Martina Cole

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    Devastatingly powerful and utterly unforgettable, THE FAMILY will hook you in from the very first page, and keep you there till the very last. Phillip Murphy is a family man. He worships his old mum; he takes care of his siblings who help run his business empire; he dotes on his two young sons who will one day take over. And then there's his wife and saviour Christine, whom he loves with a vengeance. To Phillip Murphy, family is everything. Christine has always understood this about her husband. But there is another side to Phillip, and it's a side he never wanted his wife to see. Though even if she did, could she do anything but stand by him? Because Phillip has rules, and he expects loyalty from his nearest and dearest. Once you're in the family, you're in it for life.
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    MCOL

    Martina Cole Collecton - 3 Books (Collection)

    Martina Cole

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    This explosive collection includes three of bestselling author Martina Cole's gripping thrillers, including Dangerous Lady and The Runaway - both of which were adapted into highly-rated television dramas. Not for the faint-hearted, all the books are enthralling, hard-hitting, violent and dangerous. Brilliantly written, the novels are fast-paced and all feature intriguing plots to keep you guessing. Dangerous Lady was Cole's first novel and tells the story of the tough seventeen-year-old Maura Ryan and her brother Michael - the queen and king of organised crime. The Runaway tells how Cathy Connor and Eamonn Docherty's paths cross years after their tough childhoods, while The Graft finds Nick Leary's determination to protect his family and reputation costing him dearly...

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    After I'm Gone (Hardback)

    Laura Lippman

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    New York Times best seller Laura Lippman returns with a classic story of murder and mystery, in which one man's disappearance echoes through the lives of his wife, daughters - and mistress. When Felix Brewer meets nineteen-year-old Bernadette 'Bambi' Gottschalk at a Valentine's Dance in 1959, he charms her with wild promises, some of which he actually keeps. Thanks to his lucrative if not always legal businesses, she and their three -little girls live in luxury. But on the Fourth of July, 1976, Bambi's world implodes when Felix, newly convicted and facing prison, mysteriously vanishes. Though Bambi has no idea where her husband - or his money - might be, she suspects one woman does: his devoted young mistress, Julie. When Julie herself disappears ten years to the day that Felix went on the lam, everyone assumes she's left to join her -old lover - until her remains are found in a secluded wooded park. Now, twenty-six years after Julie went missing, Roberto 'Sandy' Sanchez, a retired Baltimore detective working cold cases for some extra cash, is investigating her murder. What he discovers is a tangled web of bitterness, jealously, resentment and greed stretching over the three decades and three generations that connect these five very different women. And at the center of every woman's story is the man who, though long gone, has never been forgotten: the enigmatic Felix Brewer. Somewhere between the secrets and lies connecting past and present, Sandy could find the explosive truth...
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    AURO

    Aurora Teagarden Collection - 3 Books (Collection)

    Charlaine Harris

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    A set of three great books from the bestselling author of the Sookie Stackhouse series, adapted for television by HBO as True Blood, the Aurora Teagarden series is a gripping set of stories starring a strong, charming and unusual heroine.

    Discussing the macabre, sinister and downright disgusting, Real Murders is a club with a difference: they drink wine, eat chocolate and talk murder! As harmless as it seems in the beginning, when murder becomes a reality Aurora 'Roe' Teagarden switches the sofa for the spyglass and goes out to find the perpetrator. There is certainly more to this librarian than meets the eye...

    Expertly written by Charlaine Harris, the Aurora Teagarden set is a focused combination of upbeat style and tension, a must-read for any fan of True Blood or those with a wider interest in crime fiction.

    This collection contains books 1-3 in the Aurora Teagarden series.

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    James Patterson Collection - 3 Books (Collection)

    James Patterson

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    James Patterson is one of the bestselling authors in the world and this collection contains three stories starring his famous detective and psychologist Alex Cross, all packed with ruthless and shocking twists.

    An extremely popular character, both in print and on screen where he has been portrayed by Tyler Perry and Morgan Freeman, these books are thrilling, sophisticated and unputdownable crime fiction. Cross sees Alex Cross facing up to the deadliest psychopath of all, while Double Cross sees him confronting two diabolical killers who will plot together to see Cross dead.

    Mary, Mary finds Cross on the hunt for somebody who is intent on murdering Hollywood's A-list. After every murder, a newspaper receives an email describing the killing in vivid detail, always signed Mary Smith. Will Cross and the police be able to find a pattern before the next chilling update?

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    Death of a Policeman (Hardback)

    M. C. Beaton

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    A hugely popular author with the Book People's customers, we're delighted to be able to offer you the chance to get your hands on M.C. Beaton's 29th Hamish Macbeth Murder Mystery, Death of a Policeman.

    A much-loved character from the Agatha Raisin author, this time around Hamish finds himself being singled out as the prime suspect for a murder...

    With local stations all over the country being threatened with closure, Detective Chief Inspector Blair realises this may be his chance to finally get rid of Hamish. He tasks young officer Cyril Sessions to monitor just exactly what Hamish does. Just as Cyril is about to file a full report, he's found dead - and Hamish is chief suspect!