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Browse through our latest fiction titles. From romance and sagas to crime novels, mysteries and thrillers, there's something for every taste. We also have a fine selection of the latest contemporary fiction bestsellers and many more great reads.

  • The Christmas Pudding Murders

    Product Code: TCPM
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    Time to indulge in some Christmas killings.

    This book includes 10 short stories from masters of the murder mystery genre. You'll be hooked by the tales of a dowager's missing diamonds and a Christmas party that goes horribly wrong...

    These works from Margery Allingham, Ruth Rendell and Edmund Crispin will delight, puzzle and satisfy you long into the cold, cold night...
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  • Agatha Raisin: Beating About the Bush

    MC Beaton

    Product Code: BATB
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    Nothing is quite what it seems when Agatha Raisin investigates...

    M.C. Beaton's cosy crime books following super sleuth Agatha are a huge favourite with our customers and this latest novel finds her investigating something particularly gruesome when a severed leg is found on a roadside hedge...

    In addition to this discovery, Agatha is also having to deal with her developing feelings for Sir Charles Frath and a bad-tempered donkey...
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  • Booker Prize Shortlist 2019 - 6 Books

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    A Booker Prize shortlist so strong the judges couldn't pick just one winner... Get your hands on the entire shortlist to see if you agree with the decision to give the award to Margaret Atwood's The Testaments and Bernardine Evaristo's Girl, Woman, Other.

    This year's shortlist features the winners The Testaments, Margaret Atwood's sequel to The Handmaid's Tale, and Bernardine Evaristo's Girl, Woman, Other, a portrayal of identity amongst an interconnected group of black British women. Previous winning author Salman Rushdie's Quichotte was also shortlisted, as well as Lucy Ellmann's Ducks, Newburyport - a 1,000-page monologue about love, loss and the United States that is presented here in an exclusive hardback edition.

    Elif Shalak's 10 Minutes 38 Seconds in This Strange World offers an emotional account of the power of friendship in our darkest times and Chigozie Obioma's An Orchestra of Minorities is a heartbreaking story about a Nigerian poultry farmer who sacrifices everything in an attempt to win the woman he loves.

    The Booker Prize celebrates the best fiction novels written in the English language published over the past 12 months and once again we're excited to bring you all six books on the shortlist in keepsake hardback.
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  • The Long Call

    Ann Cleeves

    Product Code: ACLC
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    Follow Ann Cleeves to Devon for a new mystery...

    The Long Call is the first novel in a new series from the Vera and Shetland author. It follows Detective Matthew Venn as he heads back to North Devon to attend his father's funeral. When Matthew turned his back on the strict evangelical community he grew up with, he managed to lose his family.

    He's now back in the area and as well as mourning his father, he's also working in the Two Rivers region. It soon becomes apparent everything is not quite as idyllic as the tourists would have you believe... A body of a man with a tattoo of an albatross on his neck has been found on the beach near Matthew's new home - and his investigations will take him right back into the deadly secrets of the community he left behind...
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  • Moonlight over Mayfair

    Anton Du Beke

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    Check in to the Buckingham Hotel and prepare to be swept off your feet by Anton Du Beke's romantic and irresistible sequel to One Enchanted Evening...

    A new king has taken the throne and tensions are rising all across Europe as countries attempt to find their back feet after the Great Depression. Meanwhile, there are whispers of another war...

    Demonstrator dancer Raymond de Guise must hide his personal views as he puts on a show for the rich and powerful guests of the Buckingham. But a lot can happen on the dancefloor - whispered conversations, secret relationships, clandestine messages passed - and Raymond soon finds himself in a position of both power and danger...
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  • To the Land of Long Lost Friends

    Alexander McCall Smith

    Product Code: LLLF
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    Sign up for another instalment of The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency...

    Alexander McCall Smith's latest novel finds Mr J. L. B. Matekoni being approached by a client of Mma Ramotswe. His brother has built him a new house but is refusing to move on.

    Elsewhere, a woman with a troublesome daughter needs Mma Ramotswe's help and Charlie is still enamoured with Queenie-Queenie. As a love triangle starts to loom, Mma Makutsi decides to get involved.
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  • The Guardians

    John Grisham

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    The master of the legal thriller returns...

    John Grisham's The Guardians finds a young black man named Quincy Miller being sent to prison for life for the murder of the young lawyer, Keith Russo. After 22 years languishing behind bars, Quincy finds hope of being a free man once again when he writes a letter to Guardian Ministries, a small innocence group founded by a lawyer/minister named Cullen Post.
    Guardian handles only a few innocence cases at a time and Post is its only investigator but he gets far more than he bargained for when it comes to Quincy... It turns out ruthless people in power murdered Russo all those years ago - and they won't hesitate to kill again.
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  • The Secret Hours

    Santa Montefiore

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    Santa Montefiore, the bestselling author of The Summer House and The Deverills series of books, returns with The Secret Hours. It's a slice of escapism you'll instantly fall in love with.

    Arethusa Clayton has always been formidable, used to getting her own way and just before she dies, she leaves unexpected instructions. Instead of being buried in America, on the wealthy East Coast where she and her late husband raised their two children, Arethusa has decreed that her ashes be scattered in a remote corner of Ireland...

    All Arethusa ever told Faye was that she grew up in a poor farming family and left Ireland, alone, to start a new life in America as did so many in those times of hardship and famine. But who were her family in Ireland and where are they now?
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  • The New Hercule Poirot Mysteries Collection - 3 Books

    Sophie Hannah

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    Little Face and Lasting Damage author Sophie Hannah continues Agatha Christie's timeless Hercule Poirot series in this mysterious three-book collection.

    In The Monogram Murders, Hercule Poirot is enjoying a quiet supper in 1920s London when he is interrupted by a young woman claiming she is about to be murdered. She's clearly terrified but insistent that the Belgian detective does not find and punish her killer...

    However, we all know Poirot better than that and soon his 'little grey cells' are twitching. Will he be able to crack this diabolically clever case? Poirot also has to deal with a woman who claims to have a letter from him accusing her of being a killer (The Mystery of Three Quarters) and the strange case of a Lady who summons a lawyer to changer her will before hosting a dinner party...
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  • The Confession

    Jessie Burton

    Product Code: TCJB
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    A powerful tale of secrets, storytelling and motherhood from the author of The Miniaturist.

    Jessie Burton's The Confession follows Elise Morceau as she falls under the spell of writer Constance Holden in Hampstead Heath in 1980. She follows Connie to LA but while she loves this exciting new world, Elise begins to flounder. When she overhears a conversation at a party, she makes an impulsive, life-changing decision.

    Three decades later and Rose Simmons is seeking answers about her mother who disappeared when she was just a baby. When Rose learns that the last person to see her was Connie, she decides to visit the now-reclusive novelist in search of answers...
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  • Now You See Them

    Elly Griffiths

    Product Code: NYST
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    The fifth book in Elly Griffiths' Brighton Mysteries series starring DCI Edgar Stephens and Max Mephisto...

    A decade has passed since the events in previous novel The Vanishing Box and a number of women are going missing from Brighton including the local schoolgirl, Rhonda Miles. Things get more sinister when one of the missing girls is found dead...

    So much has changed in everyone's personal and professional lives but when circumstances force the gang back together, all sorts of old feelings are sparked. When Edgar Stephens' daughter Ruby goes missing, the team will have to keep cool heads to track down the killer - especially as they'll need to negotiate violent clashes between mods and rockers on Brighton's seafront while they investigate...

    Please note this is the fifth book in Elly Griffiths' Brighton Mysteries series, not the Dr Ruth Galloway series as referenced in our catalogue. We apologise for any inconvenience.
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  • Nothing Ventured

    Jeffrey Archer

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    This is not a detective story. It is a story about a detective...

    Jeffrey Archer, the bestselling author of The Clifton Chronicles, kicks off a new series with Nothing Ventured. William Warwick always wanted to follow in his father's footsteps and joins London's Metropolitan Police Force.

    While investigating the theft of a priceless Rembrandt painting from the Fitzmolean Museum, he falls in love with research assistant Beth Rainsford and ends up on the trail of a suave art collector and his brilliant lawyer who are willing to bend the law at all costs.
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  • Malcolm Mackay Glasgow Trilogy - 3 Books

    Malcolm Mackay

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    It's hard to kill a man well...

    Malcolm Mackay's award-winning Glasgow Trilogy is a brutally dark and thrilling series following a 29-year-old hitman with shady relationships and dark morals. Set in the city's underworld, these gritty books are packed with danger.

    Calum MacLean lives alone in Glasgow and is offered various 'jobs' due to his unique set of skills. He doesn't care where the money comes from and is given the brief to kill Lewis Winter. But Calum knows better than anyone how killing someone can lead to even more danger and trepidation...

    Before he retired, Frank MacLeod was the best in the business but now he's back in the game with a bang and the wrong person is dead in How a Gunman Says Goodbye; and The Sudden Arrival of Violence finds two of Glasgow's biggest criminal organisations quietly at war with one another...
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  • Nick Louth Collection - 3 Books

    Nick Louth

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    The bodies pile up in these twisted thrillers...

    Criminologist Martin Knight has always been a thorn in the side of the police but then he goes missing along with his wife, Liz. The police are struggling to find clues when Liz's ex DCI Craig Gillard is brought on to the case. He starts examining whether the events around the shocking Girl F case have any bearing on this latest disappearance.

    DCI Gillard also investigates the shocking murder of a promising architect and his aunt's potential involvement in a brutal killing. These pacy crime novels will captivate you from first page to last.
    For fans of authors like Robert Bryndza, Tania Carver, Liane Moriarty
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  • Guilty Not Guilty

    Felix Francis

    Product Code: GLTY
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    Can Bill Russell track down his wife's murderer before it's too late?

    In this Dick Francis novel from Felix Francis, Bill is acting as a volunteer steward at Warwick races when he is told about the violent death of his beloved wife. When Bill is made the prime suspect for the killing, he is hounded by the media and his whole life starts to unravel...
    As friends and family turn against Bill, he vows to clear his name and find the true culprit... Set against the grief of personal tragedy and loss, Guilty Not Guilty is a thrilling tale of greed and jealousy.
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  • Ian Rankin Collection - 4 Books

    Ian Rankin

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    Can you help Inspector Rebus uncover the truth?

    Ian Rankin's John Rebus police procedurals follow the detective as he attempts to uncover the brutal crimes that hide behind the tourist-friendly facade of Edinburgh - all while battling a number of demons of his own...

    In these books, Rebus is meant to have retired but a life of leisure does not suit him all that well. He jumps at the chance to get involved in some grisly, sleazy cases...

    Rankin subtly introduces challenging social issues (racism, austerity, division) into each novel that show why he is regarded as one of Britain's finest crime writers.

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  • Many Rivers To Cross

    Peter Robinson

    Product Code: MRTC
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    The latest Detective Superintendent Alan Banks novel from Peter Robinson.

    A young boy's body has been carefully stuffed into a wheelie bin and now it's up to Banks and his team to investigate. Who is this boy? Where did he come from? And why was he left in a bin?

    The local press seize upon the story with an illegal immigrant angle while the national papers report it as another stabbing. Meanwhile, a drug addict has also been found dead. Banks finds links from both cases that lead to the organised crime in Eastvale - and then one takes him to a friend with a dark side...

    This contemporary and timely thriller will stay with you for a long time.
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  • Flaxborough Mysteries Collection - 5 Books

    Colin Watson

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    Witty and wicked crimes in the cosy seaside town of Flaxborough.

    Respectable councillor Harold Carobleat has been laid to rest and the official cause of death is pneumonia. However, he's scarcely cold in his coffin when the affable and annoyingly polite Detective Inspector Purbright is tasked with examining the death of Carobleat's neighbour - and he's adamant this was no accident.

    Were the men's deaths connected? And what could they have to do with those oddly named antique items. This cosy crime series is laugh-out-loud funny with intriguing mysteries to boot.

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  • Platform Seven

    Louise Doughty

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    Two deaths. One train station. What's the connection?
    It's 4am in November and Peterborough railway station is deserted. The man crossing the covered walkway is confident he's alone and is all set to jump. But then Lisa Evans appears...

    Lisa knows what the man has decided to do but fails to stop him walking to the platform edge. There have now been two fatalities on Platform Seven in the past year and the half - could they be connected?

    Lisa is desperate to find out - especially as she was first of the two to die...

    Apple Tree Yard author Louise Doughty's dark new novel will have you racing through the pages...
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  • The Complete Alexander Seaton Collection - 4 Books

    S.G. MacLean,SG MacLean

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    Crack the cases with a Scottish schoolmaster-turned-sleuth...

    Set in Banff during the 1620s, S.G. MacLean's historical thrillers find a body being discovered in the house of fallen minister Alexander Seaton. He takes it upon himself to investigate why this likeable young man was murdered in his house.

    This journey not only takes him through the darkest parts of other's men's souls but also his own... These CWA Dagger Historical award-nominated books will transport you to 17th century Scotland.

    This collection contains books 1-4 in S.G MacLean's Alexander Seaton series.
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  • And Then There Were None

    Agatha Christie

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    Celebrate the 80th anniversary of Agatha Christie's And Then There Were None - the bestselling murder mystery of all time - with this special hardback gift edition.

    It's 1939 and Europe is teetering on the brink of war. Ten strangers have been invited to Soldier Island, a place cut off from the mainland but near the Devon. When they arrive, the strangers find their hosts mysteriously absent and each of them is accused of a terrible crime... When one of the party dies, they realise they may be harbouring a murderer.

    These very different strangers - including a reckless playboy, a troubled doctor, a formidable judge, an uncouth detective, an unscrupulous mercenary, a God-fearing spinster, a highly decorated general, an anxious secretary and two restless servants - soon start to be picked off, one by one.

    There are also copies of an ominous nursery rhyme hanging in every room - and the killings mimic the fates of all Ten Little Soldier Boys... Hercule "probably the world's greatest detective" Poirot is sent to investigate...
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  • A Tapestry of Treason

    Anne O'Brien

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    Follow one woman's fight for what's right for the world in 1399...

    Written by Anne O'Brien, the historical novel A Tapestry of Treason shows that Constance of York, Lady Despencer, was far more than just an observer in her dysfunctional family.

    Despite being surrounded by power-hungry men, Constance manages to place herself at the heart of two treasonous plots against King Henry IV. Will her Plantagenet family be able to safeguard its political power by restoring King Richard II to the throne or the precarious Mortimer claimant? Whatever happens, Constance knows the cost of her ambition might overwhelm her but she must do what is right.

    Packed with treason, tragedy, heartbreak and betrayal, this gripping novel gives a voice to one of the forgotten women of British history.
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  • The Lying Room

    Nicci French

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    'It's Nicci French perfection - which, as we all know, is the best kind of perfection. So, so gripping and brilliantly clued' - Sophie Hannah.

    When Neve Connolly looks down at a murdered man, she decides NOT to call the police... Neve is a mother, wife and trusted colleague and friend. She's made mistakes over the years - and some have been deliberate.

    But now one of her mistakes is spiralling out of control and bringing those around her into immense danger. Just how far is she prepared to go to protect those she loves?

    This finely crafted stand-alone psychological thriller from Nicci French will keep you guessing.
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  • Elevator Pitch

    Linwood Barclay

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    'It's one hell of a suspense novel' - Stephen King.

    Linwood Barclay's Elevator Pitch is a psychological thriller that finds two seasoned detectives and a straight-shooting journalist facing a race against time to uncover the truth behind the deadly acts of sabotage that are devastating New York City.

    It all begins on a Monday when four people are involved in a tragic Manhattan office tower elevator 'accident'. At first it's seen as a horrific and random tragedy but then it happens again - and other high-rise buildings in the city are also at risk.

    As thousands refuse to leave their homes, commerce slows to a trickle and emergency calls to top floors of apartment buildings are left unanswered. But who could be behind all this? And just what does a fingerless body found on the High Line have to do with it?

    This is another pulsating page-turner from Linwood Barclay that will leave you breathless...
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