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  • EGRI

    Elly Griffiths

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    If you like crime fiction, you're in for a real treat. This three-book collection from Mary Higgins Clark Award-winning author Elly Griffiths is as fast-paced yet wonderfully atmospheric as it gets. We defy anyone to not fall for the quirky charms of forensic archeologist Dr. Ruth Galloway.

    In A Room Full of Bones, Galloway investigates the death of a museum curator whose body is curiously found next to the coffin of a medieval bishop; A Dying Fall sees Galloway attempt to uncover the death of a colleague after an arson attack; and in The Outcast Dead, Galloway discovers the bones of what may be a notorious Victorian child murdress as a baby snatcher known as "The Childminder" threatens modern-day Norfolk...

    Superbly plotted and often perceptive and funny, too, Griffiths constructs confounding mysteries that cleverly entwine ancient discoveries and very, very modern murders. An ideal set of books for fans of Alan Bradley and Kathy Reichs.

    This collection contains book 4-6 in Elly Griffiths' Ruth Galloway series.

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    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...
  • FLNN

    Gillian Flynn

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    Containing not only Gone Girl - the worldwide bestseller that was adapted into a hit film directed by David Fincher and starring Rosamund Pike and Ben Affleck - but also two lesser-known but equally compelling and impressive novels, this three-book collection from Gillian Flynn is full of unbelievable twists and turns.

    One of the most talked-about books of recent years, Gone Girl is the story of Nick and Amy Dunne - an unhappily married couple... Their tumultuous relationship has seen many ups and downs - but when Amy goes missing and Nick is the prime suspect for her murder, things take a deliciously twisted and dark turn. You won't know who to believe and what to expect next in this stylish psychological thriller.

    Gillian Flynn's two previous novels; Dark Places - a mystery that takes in everything from class issues in rural America to satanic cults - and Sharp Objects - a story that follows journalist Camille Preaker as she heads back to her hometown to investigate a series of brutal murders - are also included.

    We guarantee you'll be hooked by all three books and won't be able to put them down!

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    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 airport. Who should Daniel believe as 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 an exceptionally talented author.
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    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!

    Paula Hawkins

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    Alfred Hitchcock's Rear Window meets Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn in this break-neck psychological thriller from Paula Hawkins, The Girl on the Train.

    Rachel catches the same train every morning. She knows it will wait at the same signal each time, overlooking a row of houses. She's even feels like she knows 'Jess and Jason', the people who live in one of the houses. Their life - as she sees it - is perfect. If only Rachel could be that happy. And then she sees something shocking. It's only a minute until the train moves on, but it's enough. Everything's changed. Now Rachel has a chance to become a part of their lives. Now they'll see...

    Praised by the likes of S.J. Watson, the author of Before I Go to Sleep (which was turned into a gripping film starring Oscar winners Nicole Kidman and Colin Firth), and causing quite a buzz in the literary world, The Girl on the Train is shocking, startling and totally fulfilling in equal measure. We implore you to read this book!
  • LAPL

    Lynda La Plante

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    From Prime Suspect writer Lynda La Plante, this collection of six books brings together six books starring the intelligent, ambitious, brilliant and flawed Detective Anna Travis. As the body count rises, Anna finds herself assigned to her first murder investigation in Above Suspicion. It is a case that has shocked even the most hardened of detectives. The method of killing is identical and the backgrounds of the girls - drug users and prostitutes - are also identical. But when a seventh body is found and this time the victim is a bright young student, Anna stumbles across some evidence that links a famous actor to the murders. But what if he's the wrong man?
  • DEXS

    Jeff Lindsay

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    If you were to look at Dexter Morgan, you'd think he is like any other man. But he's not every other man; he has a dark secret hobby... he's a serial killer! And, so far, he's killed 36 people and never been caught, thanks to his expertise in hiding evidence - working for the Miami Police has its perks.

    In Darkly Dreaming Dexter, our 'hero' finds his very organised life disrupted when another killer with a very similar style to his own appears in Miami. But Dexter soon realises that this mysterious killer isn't just invading his turf, he's asking him to come out and play...

    Dearly Devoted Dexter sees Miami's best-dressed killer back in action, working with his work nemesis Sgt. Doakes to bring down a sadistic torturer. And if that isn't scary enough, things are getting serious with his girlfriend, Rita. And in Dexter In the Dark, Rita and Dexter are planning their wedding, but a sinister character, Death, is stalking him - how will he survive?

    An ideal collection of crime fiction titles for fans of the award-winning show (which stars Six Feet Under's Michael C. Hall as the titular character) or those yet to be introduced to the works of Jeff Lindsay and Dexter's 'Dark Passenger', the original perspective, self-deprecating humour and stunning pace of this series is what has makes the Dexter books so thrilling.

    This collection contains books 1-3 of Jeff Lindsay's Dexter series.

  • LRKG
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    Have you ever wondered what happened after Sherlock Holmes retired?

    Let the wonderful Laurie R. King show you in our three-book set!

    When brilliant young orphan Mary Russell quite literally bumps into Sherlock, her intellect impresses him - and it's not long before the duo pair up and set out to solve some very compelling crime cases!

    The Beekeeper's Apprentice explains how the duo met in 1915 and follows their first case as a truly cunning adversary aims to stop their partnership in its infancy. Follow-up A Monstrous Regiment of Women takes place in 1921 and sees Mary on the verge of acquiring a sizable inheritance and examining the New Temple of God after four of its members wound up dead...

    A Letter of Mary finds the duo enjoying summer on their Sussex estate when they come into possession of an ancient manuscript - but the person who gave it to them is found dead after a tragic accident...

    The Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes books are brilliant crime fiction offering a new take on one of literature's most beloved detectives - and a new hero to root for in his companion!

  • LAID

    William McIlvanney

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    When a young woman is found brutally murdered on Glasgow Green, only the original damaged detective Jack Laidlaw stands a chance of finding her killer. Throughout this trilogy, Laidlaw will also uncover a seam of corruption that runs from the top to the bottom of the society and then a family tragedy will help him discover his innermost emotions.

    Written by CWA Silver Dagger winner William McIlvanney, this gripping crime fiction has been endorsed by Ian Rankin, Denise Mina and Louise Welsh.

  • MAGH

    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...
  • PETR

    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.

  • MATB

    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.

    Robert Galbraith

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    After entertaining millions of readers with her Harry Potter series and then dipping into local politics with The Casual Vacancy, J. K. Rowling - writing under her pseudonym Robert Galbraith - turns her attention to crime in the first Cormoran Stike novel, The Cuckoo's Calling.

    A troubled model has fallen to her death from a snow-covered Mayfair balcony and it is assumed she has committed suicide, but her brother has doubts and calls in the private detective Cormoran Strike to delve into the case deeper. Psychologically and physically wounded by war, veteran Strike is given a financial lifeline by this case - but it comes at a huge personal cost.

    As he delves into the young model's complex world, things get darker - and he finds himself in terrible danger... A fine introduction to a brilliant detective character, this is a crime fiction novel set in London and full of elegance and mystery.
  • CRAR

    Craig Robertson

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    If you like 'Tarantino-esque' twists and turns, you'll love this! Our three-book Craig Robertson Collection is a set of highly inventive and equally terrifying crime fiction titles starring a compelling, complex new hero, DS Rachel Narey.

    Set in Glasgow, Random introduces DS Narey as she hunts for a serial killer that the media have nicknamed The Cutter. There seems to be no motive for the killings, leaving the police baffled. But as DS Narey begins to close in on The Cutter, his carefully laid plans begin to unravel - with horrifying consequences.

    Snapshot sees Narey on the hunt for a lone sniper terrorising Glasgow. But after being reassigned to a new case, the seemingly routine death of a prostitute, DS Narey finds her leads draw her back to the sniper case. And Cold Grave sees DS Narey risking it all to unofficially reopen a cold case that still haunts her retired detective father, Alan.

    An ideal set of crime fiction novels for fans of Mark Billingham, Val McDermid and Ian Rankin, this three-book collection from Sunday Times bestselling author Craig Robertson is thrilling, nail-biting and constantly surprising.

    This collection includes books 1-3 in Craig Robertson's DS Rachel Narey series.


    Robert Galbraith

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    Written by Harry Potter author J. K. Rowling under her pseudonym Robert Galfraith, The Silkworm follows on from The Cuckoo's Calling and continues the story of detective Cormoran Strike and his assistant Robin Ellacott.

    A man with a history of going off on his own, this time around novelist Owen Quine has gone missing. When his wife calls in Cormoran Strike to investigate the disappearance, he quickly realises there is more than meets the eye... Quine has just completed a manuscript featuring poisonous pen-portraits of almost everyone he knows - and if it was published, lives would be ruined.

    Quine is eventually found - but he's been brutally murdered! Strike and Ellacott must use all their nous to find the ruthless killer - and he's one quite unlike any the duo have encountered before... Praised by Val McDermid and Mark Billingham, this is a crime novel you won't be able to put down!
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    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.

  • IGTU

    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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    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.

  • GAIO

    Ngaio Marsh

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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.

  • KWIL

    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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    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.


    Jo Nesbo

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    Oslo's police officers are being targeted by a brutal killer... But luckily Harry Hole is on the case in Jo Nesbo's thriller, Police.

    Killing officers at the scenes of crimes that they were unable to solve, the killer is simply brutal - and the media reaction is inevitably hysterical... And this time around, Harry can't help anyone.

    Harry has always been dedicated to his job and has saved countless lives over the years, but this time around things are different - all the people he cares about are in danger and he just can't protect them - or himself. The follow-up to Phantom, this is another fine slice of Nordic crime fiction from the one and only Jo Nesbo.
  • FORS

    Frederick Forsyth

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    Featuring unputdownable novels alongside an array of short stories, this fantastic 12-book collection features the very best work from bestselling author Frederick Forsyth, including The Day of the Jackal. Other highlights include The Odessa File, a story set in 1963 which finds a young German reporter in a life-and-death hunt for a notorious former concentration camp commander; The Fourth Protocol, a tale of espionage and international intrigue; and No Comebacks, a collection of 10 stories encompassing deception, blackmail, murder and revenge.

    Great for lovers of both short stories and gripping, suspenseful fiction, this is a must-have collection of Forsyth's writing that is fascinating, pacy and informative.