Crime, Thriller & Mystery

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  • Agatha Christie's Tommy and Tuppence Collection - 5 Books - Collection - 9780007951635 - Agatha Christie
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    Including Postern of Fate, Agatha Christie's last novel, alongside three more adventures and a collection of short stories, the Tommy and Tuppence series follows a detective dream team as they solve crimes, fall in love and grow old together.

    You may have seen the BBC series Partners in Crime starring David Walliams and Jessica Raine, now read the books that inspired it. Full of period flavour, it's a real delight.
  • John Sandford Prey Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781471155895 - John Sandford
    John Sandford
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    Using unorthodox methods and manipulative behaviour, Lucas Davenport is a detective crime fiction fans will want to get to know.

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

    Showcasing our favourite John Sandford books, these are pacey reads full of shocks and spills.
  • Agatha Raisin Collection  - 20 Books - Collection - 9781472123619 - M.C. Beaton
    M.C. Beaton
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    A bumper 20 books that will introduce you to Agatha Raisin, one of Book People's most popular detectives. Written by M.C. Beaton, these are whodunnits that will keep you guessing until the very last page.

    Set in a picture-perfect Cotswold village, Agatha learns her trade; finds herself accused of poisoning a judge in the local quiche-making competition; has to deal with the fallout of the murder of her ex-husband's new wife; attempts to catch a killer when jam at the village fete is laced with poison; attempts to plan the perfect Christmas, while solving the murder of a woman who has written to her from beyond the grave; wakes up next to a curiously cold corpse and much, much more.

    Including her very first mystery The Quiche of Death, which was recently adapted by Sky1 and starred Extras' Ashley Jensen as Agatha, this is a witty, quirky and endlessly charming collection for crime fans who prefer their murder mysteries with the blood and gore left out.

    This collection contains books 1-20 in M.C. Beaton's Agatha Raisin series.
  • Ruth Rendell's Inspector Wexford Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9781784752866 - Ruth Rendell
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    One of the most beloved crime authors of her generation, we were very saddened by the death of Ruth Rendell earlier this year. This 10-book collection contains some of her finest work.

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

    Intelligent writing full of heart, these are books that any lover of crime fiction should be reading and they showcase the talent of one of the UK's best ever thriller writers.
  • 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.
  • ARDD
    M. C. Beaton
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    Book People favourite M.C. Beaton brings us her latest Agatha Raisin mystery. This time around, Agatha will have to prove her innocence when a love rival turns up dead.

    Therapist Jill Davent has recently arrived in the village of Carsely - and Agatha is not a fan. Not only is Jill dating Agatha's ex-husband James, but's she's also happy to share details of Agatha's less-than-savoury origins with the whole village.

    Jill's also counselling a woman, Gwen Simple, who Agatha believes to be a murderer, despite having no proof. As Agatha tells anyone who listens that Jill is a charlatan who is better off dead, she's relieved when Jill takes offices in a nearby town. But when Jill is found strangled to death in this very office, Agatha finds herself the prime murder suspect. Can she use her sleuthing skills to figure out the identity of the real murderer?
  • Michael Connelly Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9781407250328
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    Including his multi-award winner The Lincoln Lawyer (which was adapted into a hit film starring Matthew McConaughey) alongside nine more absorbing and addictive crime and courtroom thrillers, our Michael Connelly Collection will introduce Book People customers who haven't had the chance already to a worldwide bestseller and one of the true masters of crime writing.

    Clever, astonishingly climactic and pacy, these books are sure to appeal to fans of crime writers such as Thomas Harris, Harlan Coben and Jeffery Deaver.
  • KREI
    Kathy Reichs
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    The inspiration behind hit TV series Bones, this three-book collection from Kathy Reichs is full of thrills, chills and shocking mysteries.

    In Devil Bones, an underground chamber in a dilapidated house is home to a bizarre ritualistic display: a human skull resting on a cauldron, surrounded by slain chickens and bizarre figurines. Dr. Brennan is called to the scene and is tasked with finding out how and when the lady died. As soon as she's closing in on the answers, another body is found; this time headless and carved with satanic symbols... And Tempe soon discovers the truth is more disturbing than she could have imagined.

    206 Bones finds Tempe accused of mishandling the autopsy of a missing heiress and soon a routine case has turned sinister. Is she being sabotaged by an unknown enemy?

    Tempe finds a newly dead body in Spider Bones, but is shocked to discover it's actually that of an ex-soldier apparently killed in Vietnam in 1968. Who is buried in his grave? Tempe finds herself heading right into the heart of the American military to unlock the answers...

    This collection contains books 11-13 in Kathy Reichs' Dr. Temperance Brennan series.
  • Patricia Highsmith Collection - 5 Books - Collection - 9780349008028 - Patricia Highsmith
    Patricia Highsmith
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    Patricia Highsmith, the author of The Two Faces of January, Strangers on a Train and The Talented Mr. Ripley, is widely respected for her psychological novels. This collection contains five of her intelligent and thought-provoking books.

    Edith's Diary is considered by many to be Highsmith's masterpiece and follows the life of Edith Howland as she slips out of control and loses her grip on reality; A Suspension of Mercy is an unsettling thriller looking at the darker forces that lurk beneath the surface of everyday life; and Those Who Walk Away follows a deadly game of cat and mouse that takes place on the streets of Venice.

    After receiving a fan letter from a prison inmate and becoming fascinated on the effect being trapped in a cell can do to an adult, Highsmith put these thoughts into fiction with The Glass Cell: Philip Carter spent six years in prison for a crime he didn't commit. His wife was waiting for him upon his release and he had no reason to doubt her or their friend, Sullivan. But prison can change people.

    Little Tales of Misogyny contains 17 short stories that are laced with black humour. Simply spine-chilling, they show how next-door neighbours can be sadistic psychopaths and how there's always something extraordinarily macabre in the supposedly ordinary...
  • AMNS
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    Bravo Two Zero author Andy McNab provides exhilarating thrills in this three-book collection about former SAS trooper, Nick Stone.

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

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

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

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

    This collection contains books 1-3 in Andy McNab's Nick Stone series.
  • Wallander Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781784702397 - Henning Mankell
    Henning Mankell
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    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.
  • Lord Peter Wimsey Mystery Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781473632806 - Dorothy L Sayers
    Dorothy L Sayers
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    You can pre-order this collection today! All orders containing this item will be despatched in their entirety from 9 October onwards.

    Intelligent, witty and thoroughly original, Dorothy L. Sayers' Lord Peter Wimsey mysteries effortlessly combine powerful prose and gripping suspense. Here we've collected our favourites.

    A body in a Battersea bathroom, a murdered military general and a dream about chess that reveals truths of a violent death are just some of the cases where the amateur sleuth demonstrates his unique detection skills.

    Delightfully free from grisly details, this is a fine collection for fans of cosy crime.
  • PWNT
    Patricia Wentworth
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    You can now pre-order this collection. Orders containing this collection will be despatched in their entirety from 7 October onwards.

    One of the queens of crime fiction, Patricia Wentworth's Golden Age detective stories starring Miss Silver are firmly in the tradition of Agatha Christie, Dorothy L. Sayers and Ngaio Marsh.

    Full of romantic cosiness and more than a sprinkling of edge and intelligence, the books offer some of the best examples of British country-house murder mystery that we have had the joy to read. We think you'll love them just as much.
  • PSUS
    Lynda La Plante
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    The inspiration for the TV series that made Helen Mirren a household name as DCI Jane Tennison, this book brings together the first three Prime Suspect cases from Lynda La Plante.

    In the original Prime Suspect, a prostitute is found murdered in her bedsit and the Metropolitan police are tasked with finding who was responsible. Detective Chief Inspector Jane Tennison sees this as her chance to get noticed, but a colleague is willing her to fail... A Face in the Crowd has the body of a young, black female found but with no clues to her identity. DCI Tennison knows that news of her murder will rip apart a city seething with racial tension and finds herself facing some shocking accusations.

    In Silent Victims, drag queen Vera Reynolds is performing on stage while a 16-year-old boy is engulfed in flames in an older man's nearby apartment. Could this be the case to destroy the career Tennison has worked so hard for?

    Full of tension and suspense, the three cases in this book will have you racing through the pages and shocked by every twist and turn.
  • 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.
    David Lagercrantz
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    THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO IS BACK. Lisbeth Salander and Mikael Blomkvist have not been in touch for some time. Then Blomkvist is contacted by renowned Swedish scientist Professor Balder. Warned that his life is in danger, but more concerned for his son's well-being, Balder wants Millennium to publish his story - and it is a terrifying one. More interesting to Blomkvist than Balder's world-leading advances in Artificial Intelligence, is his connection with a certain female superhacker. It seems that Salander, like Balder, is a target of ruthless cyber gangsters - and a violent criminal conspiracy that will very soon bring terror to the snowbound streets of Stockholm, to the Millennium team, and to Blomkvist and Salander themselves.
  • Women's Murder Club Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781784752736 - James Patterson
    James Patterson
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    Written by worldwide bestseller James Patterson and Maxine Paetro, this collection brings together three books from the high-octane and thrilling Women's Murder Club series.

    10th Anniversary finds Detective Lindsay Boxer finally taking the plunge and getting married. But when a badly injured teenage girl is left for dead and her newborn baby goes missing - with no trace of the criminals - Lindsay has other things on her mind. Could the victim be keeping secrets?

    11th Hour has a notorious drug dealer being gunned down using a weapon taken from the evidence locker in Lindsay's own department, meaning Lindsay is entirely on her own as she investigates her own colleagues. A convicted serial killer wakes from a two-year coma in 12th of Never and claims he'll reveal where the bodies are buried, but Lindsay doesn't think he can be trusted...

    Fast-paced thrillers you will find yourself racing through, these stories are never less than compelling!

    This collection includes books 10, 11 and 12 in Maxine Paetro and James Patterson's Women's Murder Club series.
  • GNGL
    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!
  • TMLO
    Mary Higgins Clark
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    The world's best-loved thriller writer needs no introduction. Dazzling readers with her phenomenal crime stories for decades, Mary Higgins Clark is back and we're sure crime fiction fans will love her new spine-tingler The Melody Lingers On.

    Lane Harmon is assistant to a renowned interior designer, so meeting the rich and famous is nothing new to her. But when she is called to the Bennett house, she knows that the job will be a little different. Parker Bennett has been missing for two years - since the discovery that billions of dollars had gone missing from a fund he managed - and suspicion remains around his name. Did he commit suicide or was his disappearance staged?

    Parker's wife is convinced that Parker is alive and innocent of the crime. But there are people after him who are determined to learn the truth at any cost. And as intrigue draws Lane into the Bennett family's world of glamour, she puts her life and the lives of her family in danger...

    If you are yet to read any books by Mary Higgins Clark, this hair-raising novel is a great place to start! Perfectly pitched, it's a breathtaking read for fans of Ian Rankin, Martina Cole and Mark Billingham. If you're already a fan of the worldwide bestseller, you know what to expect from a Mary Higgins Clark book: dazzling pace, nail-biting suspense and plots that keep you coming back for more!
  • Vince Flynn Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781471152726 - Vince Flynn
    Vince Flynn
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    A combination of Jack Bauer and Jack Reacher, Mitch Rapp is an undercover CIA counter-terrorism agent who is willing to bend the rules for the cause of the greater good... Vince Flynn's books are pulsating and action-packed!

    In Kill Shot, Mitch Rapp has dismantled and killed the network of people behind the Pan Am Lockerbie bombing and finds the trail leading to Paris - where he's on the receiving end of a deadly trap... Deemed a liability by his handlers and with no sign of a rescue, Rapp decides to take matters into his own hands.

    Protect and Defend finds Israel bringing down Iran's nuclear program in an attack that resolves in a radioactive tomb and environmental disaster. Iranian president Amatullah blames America and is out for blood - but Rapp has a brilliant plan which will push Iran onto the brink of revolution... After a horrific explosion takes place in Washington, Rapp must hunt for a killer with a personal agenda in Act of Treason...

    Exciting thrillers with a young, hungry and lethal assassin in the lead role, these books from a much-missed author are sure to be raced through as you enjoy all the twists and turns...

    This collection contains books 2, 9 and 10 in Vince Flynn's Mitch Rapp series.

    Please note that these books feature mature themes and content.
  • 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?
  • RUNA
    Peter May
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    Runaway, the new novel from the Lewis trilogy author Peter May, is a page-turning thriller that covers 50 years of friendships and dreams - many of which have been broken!

    Back in 1965, five teenage friends formed a band and fled Glasgow to make a name for themselves in London. But before the year had even came to an end, three of the band had returned to Scotland. And all of them were broken.

    In 2015, the three men - now in their 60s - are forced to come together once more after a brutal murder. Heading back to London, they have to confront the dark truth they've been running from for five decades...

    Set between two famous, contrasting cities and two very different periods of history, this is a gripping, ambitious novel about the secrets we keep and the passion we have burning inside.
  • LKHS
    Kate Morton
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    Kate Morton, author of The House at Riverton and The Secret Keeper, returns with The Lake House, a novel that will keep you guessing and astound you.

    During the summer of 1933, the Edevane family's country house is all set for the Midsummer Eve Party. Sixteen-year-old budding author Alice Edevane is especially excited; she's finished her novel and fallen in love. But by the time the clock strikes midnight, there's been a tragic incident...

    Seventy years later and Sadie Sparrow is on an enforced break from the Metropolitan Police. While on a Cornish retreat, she stumbles across an abandoned house surrounded by overgrown gardens and learns the story of a baby boy who disappeared without a trace.

    Meanwhile, the now-elderly Alice is leading a life as neatly plotted as the detective novels she writes, but when a young police detective starts asking questions about her family's past, she must face up to a tangle of secrets she's been running from her whole life...
  • LYLP2
    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.