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  • 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.
  • 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
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    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.
  • 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
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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.
  • AOPWB
    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
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    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
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    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.
  • 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.
  • Gillian Flynn Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781407243887 - Gillian Flynn
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    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 collection of three Gillian Flynn books 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 in this gripping set.

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

  • UIIC
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    We at the Book People cannot get enough of this wonderful novel from debut author Vaseem Khan. An alluring blend of Alexander McCall Smith, Rachel Joyce and Laurie R. King, we highly recommend The Unexpected Inheritance of Inspector Chopra.

    On the day he is due to retire, Inspector Ashwin Chopra inherits two unexpected mysteries: the case of a drowned boy, whose suspicious death no one seems to want to solve... and a baby elephant. The inspector's search for clues takes him across the busy city of Mumbai and as he uncovers clues, he begins to suspect there may be more to this case than he first thought - and when the going gets tough, the baby elephant may be just what this honest man needs...

    Joyful, charming, light and endearing from the first page to the last, we love this book and we cannot wait to read more from the ultra-talented Vaseem Khan.
  • Harlan Coben Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9781407245669 - Harlan Coben
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    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.
  • Enzo Macleod Investigations Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9780857054487 - Peter May
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    Runaway has been a huge favourite with Book People customers who love gritty crime... And now we're thrilled to be able to bring you the first three books in award-winning author Peter May's just-as-compelling Enzo Macleod series!

    Set in Paris, Extraordinary People has forensic expert Enzo taking a wager to solve seven of France's most notorious murders using state-of-the-art technology. As he heads deep into the catacombs below the city, he unearths a number of clues that have been deliberately set by a killer - and he's set to be the next victim...

    The Critic finds Enzo investigating the ghastly case of a wine critic who has been found dead strung up in a vineyard and pickled in wine; while Blacklight Blue sees Enzo being framed for murder himself!

    Tightly plotted, gruesome and gripping - you won't be able to put these books down.

    This collection includes books 1-3 in Peter May's Enzo Macleod series.
  • AMBLS
    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 critically acclaimed 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 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, 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!
  • Richard Castle Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781783298730
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    If you're a fan of the TV show Castle and wonder just what lead character Richard Castle's novels are like, this three-book collection will show you...

    'Written' by the man (so expertly played by Firefly and Serenity actor Nathan Fillion in the programme) himself, the books follow NYPD Homicide Detective Nikki Heat and her journalist partner Jameson Rook as they deal with mobsters, moguls and murder; have to solve the puzzling mystery of the death of a vicious gossip columnist; and find themselves on the trail of an ex-CIA station chief who wants them dead.

    Fun, sexy and gripping thrillers that are so expertly written that they work as stand-alone novels away from the award-winning TV series, these books are great examples of crime fiction. Castle fans will love them, too, as they get the chance to read more about the characters mentioned in the show!

    This collection contains books 1, 2 and 5 in Richard Castle's Nikki Heat series.

  • Helen MacInnes Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781783298709
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    Dubbed 'the queen of spy thrillers', Helen MacInnes has sold millions of copies of her books worldwide. In this thrilling set of three espionage thrillers, we bring our customers Book People's favourite Helen MacInnes books, including one that inspired a 1943 Joan Crawford film...

    Richard and Frances Myles' summer holiday in pre-war Europe goes awry as they're carefully monitored by shadowy figures in Above Suspicion; an ex-soldier becomes entangled in a jewellery robbery with international complications in Pray for a Brave Heart; and a young Czechoslovakian woman and her American lover are the targets of a terrifying hunt, one sure to end in death, in Snare of the Hunter.

    A treat for fans of well-written spy fiction, our three-book Helen MacInnes Collection is full of twists, turns and fast-paced action. A highly recommended collection of books!
  • Dexter Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781407247175 - Jeff Lindsay
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    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, Dexter 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 similar style to his own appears in Miami. 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 great-value 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 makes the Dexter books so thrilling.

    This collection contains books 1-3 of Jeff Lindsay's Dexter series.
  • AJPEY
    Martina Cole
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    Thrilling. Compulsive. Dangerous. REVENGE is the brand new novel from the phenomenal No. 1 bestselling author Martina Cole. BE SURE YOUR SINS WILL FIND YOU OUT. Michael Flynn is untouchable in a world of power, money and violence. He fights for what he wants and he takes it, whatever the cost. He learns the rules of the Life from the best and when his mentor, legendary Face Patrick Costello, is taken out, no one questions that Michael Flynn is his natural successor. For Michael, loyalty - and crime - pay. Michael rises to heights beyond anything the criminal underworld has seen. He owns everyone and he rules his empire with an even but fierce hand. No one would dare challenge him. Then the unthinkable happens. Perhaps Michael Flynn is not so untouchable after all, and he must learn that...WITHOUT THE SHEDDING OF BLOOD THERE CAN BE NO FORGIVENESS OF SINS.
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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.
  • HARB
    Tana French
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    In a ghostly estate outside Dublin that is half-built, half-inhabited and half-abandoned, two children and their father have been found dead. The mother is on her way to intensive care. The murder squad's star detective Scorcher Kennedy is given the case and at first he and his rookie partner Richie believe it to be straightforward. But there are too many inexplicable details and the evidence is pointing in two directions at once. Poignant, compelling and beautifully written, In the Woods author Tana French's Broken Harbour combines tense and thrilling psychological crime with atmospheric storytelling in Broken Harbour.

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    Lynda La Plante
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    Number one bestselling author Lynda La Plante returns with the highly anticipated Wrongful Death. 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 storylines, sadistic killers and chilling crime make this another breathless read from La Plante.