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Crime, Thriller & Mystery

  • Lesley Thomson Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781784977139 - Lesley Thomson
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    Lesley Thomson
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    A huge hit in eBook format, these three paperback novels will introduce crime fans to author Lesley Thomson and her incredible character, Stella Darnell - The Detective's Daughter.

    When her father - Detective Chief Superintendent Terry Darnell - passes away and Stella starts to clear his house out, she comes across a number of unsolved cases from his long and illustrious career. To find closure and as a mark of respect to her father, she gets to work on solving them herself...

    The original novel finds her solving a 30-year-old case that shocked the nation; Ghost Girl picks up her story a year later and Stella finds a folder of photographs hidden in Terry's cellar. One of these photos dates back to 1966 on a day when a 10-year-old girl witnessed something that would haunt her forever. As Stella grows obsessed with uncovering the truth, those same events begin to haunt her...

    The Detective's Secret completes the set and follows Stella as a suspicious death has terrifying links with an unsolved case from 20 years ago. Her friend Jack Harmon offers to help her, but is it too late?

    Praised by Elly Griffiths and Ian Rankin, these page-turning novels are sure to keep you guessing and the shocks just keep coming.

    This collection includes books 1-3 in Lesley Thomson's The Detective's Daughter series.
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    Jeffery Deaver
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    Jeffery Deaver - the master of suspense - returns with the twelfth book starring his brilliant paraplegic forensic detective, Lincoln Rhyme.

    When an escalator gives way mid-chase, Amelia Sachs is forced to let a killer escape as she helps the man trapped in the depths. Following this, she teams up with Rhyme to investigate if this collapse was a freak accident or planned. Could they be on the trail of a murderer who is a technical whizz and knows just what he needs to do to contribute to a fatal 'accident'?

    Dark and gripping, this is a psychological thriller that will keep you guessing and thinking until late into the night.
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    M. C. Beaton
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    This mystery from Book People favourite M.C. Beaton follows Lochdubh's most quick-witted but unambitious policeman as he attempts to solve another quirky crime.

    James Harrison has recently moved to a restored hunting lodge in Sutherland with his private nurse, Gloria Dainty. When Hamish visits Mr. Harrison to introduce him to the neighbourhood, he's hardly welcomed with open arms. As Gloria apologises for her employer's behaviour, Hamish takes the plunge and invites her out for dinner - but she never shows up...

    Four days later, Gloria's body washes up on a beach near Braikie and it's clear she's been strangled. On his own, Hamish must find the killer of the beautiful new resident before they have the chance to strike again.

    A beautiful hardback at an unbelievable price, this novel will delight M.C. Beaton's loyal fans and is full of shocks, surprises and charm.
  • Rebecca Shaw Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781407250496 - Rebecca Shaw
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    Rebecca Shaw
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    A combination of quintessential village charm and cosy crime mysteries, Rebecca Shaw's Turnham Malpas novels will appeal to fans of both Gervase Phinn - and here you can enjoy three novels from the series for one unbelievable price.

    The New Rector of Turnham Malpas is young, vigorous and very handsome... and Peter Harris will soon learn that there is far more to village life than meets the eye.

    Local publicans are having trouble with their wayward daughter, the Charter-Placketts are trying to bring a touch of Harrods to the neighbourhoods and then there's Suzy Meadows - a beautiful and tragic widow who turns to Peter for support. But then tragedy strikes...

    In Village Matters, the wealth and brash Craddock Fitch has pitched up at the Big House and is determined to make his mark - but the village are determined to stop him. Meanwhile, the popular Flick Charter-Plackett is knocked down by an unpopular barman and a whole new dispute rears its ugly head...

    In Village Secrets, the school is to get a new head and the residents are awaiting her arrival with avid curiosity. When the young, pretty and keen Kate Pascoe arrives, she seems ideal for the job - but it's not long until a shocking death makes the villagers think differently. Peter once again will have to discover the truth about these strange goings-on...

    This collection includes books 1, 3 and 5 in the Turnham Malpas series.
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    Described as 'Miss Marple in her youth', Kate Shackleton tackles some of the quirky crimes and meddling mysteries that take place in the quiet Yorkshire village of Bridgestead during the 1920s.

    In Dying in the Wheel, Joshua Braithwaite has gone missing. His daughter is getting married and wants to try tracking him down one last time. Where could he be? Has he run off with his mistress? Or could he have been murdered? A lady who loves solving puzzles, Kate decides to take it upon herself to crack the case...

    The further stories find Kate investigating the links between a pawn-shop robbery, a fatal stabbing and a ransom demand; the murder of a gentleman banker who was facing ruin and disgrace; and a killing in the basement of the library in Leeds.

    Brilliant books for fans of Jacqueline Winspear and M.C. Beaton, this introduction to Frances Brody's Kate Shackleton series is full of wonderful characters, colourful historical detail and compelling crimes.
  • Mirabelle Bevan Mysteries - 3 Books - Collection - 9781472124791 - Sara Sheridan
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    Sara Sheridan
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    A crime force to be reckoned with, Mirabelle Bevan is a feisty, intelligent and charming investigator who cracks cases all over England during the 1950s. This three-book collection offers the perfect introduction and is available at a price you'll love.

    Brighton Belle kicks off the series and in this captivating novel, the nation is back on its feet after the horrors of the War. As a retired Whitehall secretary, Mirabelle believes her skills are no longer required. After the death of her lover, she retires to Brighton and takes a job at a debt collection agency. When the case of pregnant Hungarian refugee Romana Laszlo comes in and she ends up on a trail of gold sovereigns and corpses, Mirabelle discovers her specialist knowledge is vital...

    In London Calling, 17-year-old Rose Bellamy Gore has gone missing and the prime suspect is black saxophone player, Lindon Claremont - the last person to be seen talking to her. As he winds up in Brighton with a childhood friend who knows Mirabelle, the two ladies find themselves diving into London't underworld of smoky nightclubs and lethal cocktails. England Expects is set during the summer heatwave of 1953 and finds Mirabelle and Vesta investigating the seemingly unrelated murders of a racing journalist and a cleaning woman...
  • Derrick Storm Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781785652431 - Richard Castle
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    Richard Castle
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    Fans of Castle - the hit TV show starring Firefly's Nathan Fillion - will love having the chance to read the Derrick Storm books that have appeared in the programme. 'Written' by Richard Castle himself, this collection includes two novels and an omnibus edition that brings together three interconnecting short stories.

    When high-level bankers everywhere from Tokyo to London are gruesomely murdered by an old nemesis, Derrick Storm makes his comeback in Storm Front... Can he track down the killer?; Ultimate Storm brings together A Brewing Storm, A Raging Storm and A Bloody Storm - stories that find Derrick assisting a high-profile kidnapping case taking place in Washington, D.C.

    In Wild Storm, Derrick's plane home from the Swiss Alps takes a nose dive. After heroically saving the plane and the lives of everyone on board, he hears three other planes have crashed under similar circumstances...
  • Gaslight Crime Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9780857300409
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    With their distinctive, eye-catching jackets and compelling mysteries, this collection from Gaslight Crime - publishers of period crime - will delight fans of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Agatha Christie.

    The Triumphs of Eugene Valmont is a collection of short stories about a French detective resident in London who has to deal with everything from a gang of anarchists to the supernatural...

    The Big Bow Mystery finds East End landlady Mrs Drabdump unable to wake her lodger Arthur Constant. When she summons the assistance of her retired Scotland Yard detective neighbour George Godman, they open the door to find Constant lying there with a deep cut to his throat - but no one should have been able to get in or out.

    The Lodger is a psychological suspense novel that finds an elderly London couple taking in a lodger known only as Mr. Sleuth. He appears to be the perfect gentleman, but as they notice a few oddities, they begin to consider if he could be a Jack-the-Ripper-like serial killer known in the press as 'The Avenger'.
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    Janet Ellis
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    The Butcher's Hook is the debut novel from former Blue Peter presenter Janet Ellis. Submitted to publishers anonymously after graduating from the Curtis Brown creative writing school, it's set in Georgian London and tells the story of 19-year-old Anne Jaccob - the daughter of a well-to-do family who decides to swerve her arranged marriage in favour of finding her own happiness.

    When Anne meets butcher's apprentice Fub, she begins to imagine a life of passion with him... but her parents have found someone who they deem to be far more suitable for her. Fiercely independent and idiosyncratic, she makes the decision to follow her own dreams - even if that means getting some blood on her hands.

    An atmospheric and riveting story that has plenty of dark and twisted turns, this is a page-turning novel that will appeal to fans of The Miniaturist and We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves.
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    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.
  • Murdoch Mysteries Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781783297313 - Maureen Jennings
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    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 by Maureen Jennings.

    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.

  • Aurora Teagarden Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781407247434 - Charlaine Harris
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    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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    Elly Griffiths
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    The eighth book in Elly Griffiths' bestselling mystery series following the forensic archaeologist Dr. Ruth Galloway, The Woman in Blue finds Ruth facing up to her toughest case yet.

    Female priests are being murdered in the shrine town of Walsingham and Ruth's friend Cathbad has seen a vision of the Virgin Mary in the graveyard next to the cottage he is house-sitting. A druid who is used to visions, he takes it in his stride... But when a body of a woman dressed in similar clothes to 'Mary' is found dead in a ditch the next day, it's clear a horrible crime has been committed.

    After managing to avoid Walsingham during her 17 years in Norfolk, Ruth is asked by an old university friend to meet in the village and she's amazed to discover that Hilary Smithson is now a priest. Hilary has been receiving vitriolic and anonymous letters that have targeted female priests - and they contain references to local archaeology.

    While Walsingham prepares for its annual Easter re-enactment of the Crucifixion, another female priest is murdered. Ruth faces a race against time to unmask the killer before they strike again...
  • 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...
  • Agatha Raisin Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781472116925 - MC Beaton
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    Bringing avid readers of the Agatha Raisin series up-to-date with the 21st, 22nd and 23rd mysteries, Book People favourite and much-loved author M.C. Beaton is back, and not a moment too soon!

    Join Agatha on the case solving a holiday horror in Busy Body; competing with Toni to solve a predicament in As the Pig Turns; and investigating a suspicious serpent whilst finding love in Hiss and Hers.

    Intelligent mysteries sprinkled with the romance and wit we have come to love, the characteristic twists and turns of Beaton are in abundance - and costing less for the set than one would cost on the high street!

    This collection contains books 21, 22 and 23 in M.C. Beaton's Agatha Raisin series.

  • 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...
  • Maggie Hope Mystery Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781472118073 - Susan Elia MacNeal
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    Fans of M.C. Beaton, The Imitation Game and cosy crime stories will find the Maggie Hope mysteries wonderfully compelling... Written by Susan Elia MacNeal, the books are set during the Second World War and you won't want to put them down!

    In Mr Churchill's Secretary, we are introduced to Maggie Hope, a young American living in London during this tumultuous era. Despite the fact she's a woman, meaning she only qualifies to be a typist at 10 Downing Street, it's not long before she finds herself drawn into a secretive world of spies, code-breaking and betrayal...

    Full of murder and intrigue, the books not only offer plenty of shocks and surprises but also a central character to root for and a fascinating psychological insight into Winston Churchill and other key players from the wartime era...
  • Tessa Harris Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781472122841 - Tessa Harris
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    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.
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    Rebecca Tope
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    A favourite with Book People customers, Rebecca Tope unveils Revenge in the Cotswolds, the latest rural murder mystery starring Thea Osborne - a house-sitter who has an uncanny knack for solving crimes!

    Thea's latest commission seems straightforward. All she has to do is look after an old corgi and a hibernating tortoise in the village of Daglingworth - but then a dead body shows up in a nearby quarry...

    Full of gentle wit, this cosy crime novel is one you'll be reluctant to put down!
  • Jemima Shore Mysteries Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781407249933
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    Absorbing mysteries set in locations ranging from a secluded nunnery to the Highlands of Scotland, Antonia Fraser's Jemima Shore series is perfect for fans of Agatha Christie and Tasha Alexander.

    A nun has been found dead in the tower of Blessed Eleanor's Convent in Quiet as a Nun. The inquest concludes it to be the tragic consequence of a woman committing to a life of isolation and piety - but this woman held unusual power over the convent, which she was planning to use... Jemima Shore finds herself embroiled in the case as more deaths occur - but how do you solve a murder no-one will admit happened?

    Tartan Tragedy finds Jemima caught up in something very dark indeed while she is on holiday - and then she finds herself attracted to the number-one suspect... A Splash of Red reveals to Jemima how sometimes friends may be keeping huge secrets... This trio of books is the perfect introduction to Antonia Fraser's startling whodunnits!

    This collection includes books 1-3 in Antonia Fraser's Jemima Shore series.
  • Peter James Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781447287186 - 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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    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.
  • Anna Smith Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9990000017133 - Anna Smith
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    Anna Smith
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    For fans of Martina Cole, this three-book collection follows tabloid reporter Rosie Gilmour as she finds herself embroiled in a number of gritty and dangerous cases.

    As Rosie investigates these sordid tales of corruption and child abuse and discovers the truth, she comes up against a wall of resistance when the time comes round for her to tell her story...
  • Kate Ellis Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9780349413693 - 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 in 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.