Adult Book Collections

  • Leigh Russell's DI Peterson Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9780857303523 - Leigh Russell
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    Cold Sacrifice is the start of DS Ian Peterson's own career, as he investigates a serial killer who will stop at nothing to cover his tracks. But as they hunt for evidence, more dead bodies appear and Ian doesn't realise he is risking the life of his colleague, Polly.

    In Race to Death, a man plummets to his death during the York Races and newly-promoted DI Ian Peterson is plunged into a complex and high-profile case. But as pressure rises and time runs out, the case suddenly gets a lot closer to home.

    Blood Axe sees an investigation into a series of gruesome and brutal murders in York. The body count quickly mounts and the case demands all Ian's ingenuity, because these killings are random and the murderer leaves no clues.

    For fans of authors like: Peter James, Mark Billingham, Rachel Abbott

    This collection contains books 1-3 in the DS Ian Peterson Murder Investigation series.
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  • Murder in the Cotswolds Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9780749024284 - Rebecca Tope
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    Three classic British mysteries set in the idyllic countryside from bestselling crime novelist Rebecca Tope.

    In Deception in the Cotswolds, Thea Osborne looks forward to her latest house-sitting job in the secluded village of Cranham. She is looking after Harriet Young's reptiles but soon discovers that the geckoes are not the only cold-blooded creatures at large in Cranham.

    Thea agrees to house-sit for Oliver Meadows in Shadows in the Cotswolds, but she is distracted by the news of her mother's sudden involvement with an old flame. As usual, she finds herself at the centre of a dark mystery when she discovers a dead body in the gardens of the house.

    Malice in the Cotswolds sees Thea in a new assignment for the mysterious Yvonne Parker. She arrives at the isolated village of Snowshill and is immediately on edge. A child in the unsettling village is found brutally strangled and Thea and her friends work together to uncover the sinister plot.

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  • Penny Parkes Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781471183379 - Penny Parkes
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    James Herriot meets House in Penny Parkes' frothy and feel-good reads about Larkford's GP Practice. These heart-warming books will delight fans of Katie Fforde, Milly Johnson and Jill Mansell.

    Out of Practice, the first book in the series, introduces the successful GP Holly Graham who relocates to the village with her family as she looks for a more peaceful life. However, her 2-year-old twins are troublesome and her marriage is in tatters... Meanwhile, her new colleagues all have issues of their own - and Holly is distracted from her troubles at home by the delectable Dr Taffy Jones.

    Elsie Townsend - a resident celebrity and feisty patient in her 80s - is Holly's favourite patient. She's full of advice and stories that Holly can heed when the Practice is suddenly put under the threat of imminent closure.
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  • Overworked & Underpuzzled Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781781779354
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    Packed with hundreds of puzzles, these exciting books have something for all abilities!

    Coffee Break Puzzles has succinct but satisfying puzzles that will fit into your tea or coffee break and are designed to give your brain a well-needed boost; Mindful Puzzles is the ultimate book for hardworking puzzle fans who want to destress and enhance overall wellbeing; and Puzzles to Unwind uses simple yet fun challenges to help massage the mind when you want to decompress after a long day.

    Ranging from easy, through intermediate to difficult, there is a puzzle for everyone and includes all the favourites: Sudoku, mazes, crosswords, spot the difference, riddles, and much more.

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  • Matthew Hall Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781529025781 - Matthew Hall
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    When divorcee Jenny Cooper is appointed the Severn Vale District Coroner, she's hoping for a quiet life as she pieces her life back together. However, the office she inherits from the recently deceased Harry Marshall contains neglected files hiding disturbing secrets and a trail of buried evidence...

    Jenny finds herself investigating whether the death in custody of a young boy could be linked to the deaths of a teenage prostitute and Marshall himself; whether there's been a cover-up in the case of two missing students; and the shocking discovery of a man's body with a cross gouged into his flesh in an overgrown cemetery...

    For fans of authors like Lynda La Plante, Sophie Hannah, Val McDermid

    This collection includes books 1-3 in Matthew Hall's Coroner Jenny Cooper series
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  • Jonathan Harvey Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781529025811 - Jonathan Harvey
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    All She Wants author Jonathan Harvey writes intelligent contemporary novels that will make you laugh and cry in equal measure. This collection contains three powerful page-turners.

    The Secrets We Keep finds a woman's perfect life being turned inside out when her husband leaves for a pint of milk and never comes back; The Girl Who Just Disappeared follows Holly Smith as she tries to uncover the secrets of her past; and The History of Us reveals what happens in the past doesn't always stay in the past over the course of a 30-year friendship.

    For fans of authors like JoJo Moyes, Liane Moriarty, Marian Keyes.
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  • Chris Morgan Jones Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781529025804 - Chris Morgan Jones
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    An Agent of Deceit is Chris Morgan Jones' debut novel about a powerful man with a deadly secret. Private investigator Ben Webster is asked by a client to expose the dealings of shadowy Russian oligarch Konstantin Malin and his front man Richard Lock. Against a background of Moscow, London and Berlin, a journey of impossible decisions begin.

    A billionaire asks Webster to investigate his personal affairs in The Jackal's Share, but it isn't long before the private spy realises that there is something very wrong with his new client. Webster discovers that the tycoon's secret is far more dangerous than he imagined, and his new enemy will think nothing of destroying him.

    Isaac Hammer is under arrest. The police have proof that his company - a private London intelligence agency - has broken laws by tapping phones, hacking emails and bribing police. But this wasn't Hammer's work or style. This was all Ben Webster, and now Webster is missing.

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  • Juliet Ashton Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781471183409 - Juliet Ashton
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    Juliet Ashton's feel-good novels are perfect for fans of Penny Parkes, Katie Fforde and David Nicholls.

    These Days of Ours follows cousins and best friends Kate and Becca as they grow up together and marry their childhood sweethearts. But love doesn't always follow the path you expect...

    The Woman at Number 24 is a warm, witty and wonderful read about a group of residents and their loves and lives; while The Sunday Lunch Club finds Anna coming to terms with an unexpected pregnancy at the age of 40 - as well as dealing with her family's various issues.
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  • Anthony Horowitz Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781407251370 - Anthony Horowitz
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    This mysterious collection includes three puzzling page-turners from the bestselling author, Anthony Horowitz - including two Sherlock Holmes stories.

    The House of Silk finds London frozen by a seemingly everlasting winter in 1890. Holmes and Watson are enjoying a nice cup of tea in 221b Baker Street when an agitated gentleman arrives unannounced. He mentions a scar-faced man has been stalking him and soon our heroic detectives find themselves in a case that stretches from the streets of London to the criminal underworld of Boston...

    In Moriarty, Holmes is dead - he fell to his doom along with his nemesis Moriarty at Reichenbach Falls. But the death of Moriarty has inspired a fiendish new criminal mastermind - and Pinkerton agent Frederick Chase has to hunt this elusive criminal down before he has the chance to cause significant damage; Magpie Murders is an Atticus Pünd story that finds the talented detective looking into a murder at Pye Hall that may not be quite what it seems.

    For fans of authors like: Ngaio Marsh, Agatha Christie, Arthur Conan Doyle.
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  • The Dales Detective Series Collection -  3 Books - Collection - 9781529025613 - Julia Chapman
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    Three cosy crime whodunnits from Julia Chapman, all set in the beautiful surroundings of the Yorkshire Dales. All of these addictive mysteries are packed with wry and witty observations as an intrepid duo attempt to solve a number of cases of murder with manners.

    In Date with Death, Samson O'Brien has been dismissed from the police force and returns to his hometown of Bruncliffe to set up the Dales Detective Agency. However, the people of Bruncliffe only see Samson as a trouble-maker. Meanwhile, Samson's neighbour Delilah Metcalfe is struggling to keep her dating agency afloat and then the agency's first case forces the feuding neighbours to work together...

    Date with Malice finds the warring couple joining forces to uncover the hostility engulfing the elderly residents of Bruncliffe; and Date with Mystery finds them attempting to crack a case that has puzzled the town for decades...

    For fans of authors like: Alexander McCall Smith, Gervase Phinn, Jacqueline Winspear

    This collection contains books 1-3 in Julia Chapman's The Dales Detective Series.
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  • Robert Bryndza Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9780349132563 - Robert Bryndza
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    When a young boy discovers the body of a woman beneath a thick sheet of ice in a South London park, Detective Erika Foster is called in to lead the murder investigation...

    The victim is a young socialite who had a seemingly perfect life, but when Erika connects the dots she realises this killing is very similar to the recent murders of three prostitutes. Erika's last case went drastically wrong and contributed to the death of her husband. Will she be able to track down this killer before it's too late?

    Erika also tracks down a killer of single men who have very private lives; and looks into a case that spans 26 years.

    For fans of authors like: Karin Slaughter, Rachel Abbott, Peter May
    This collection includes books 1-3 in Robert Bryndza's Detective Erika Foster series.
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  • Celia Imrie Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781526611253 - Celia Imrie
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    Popular actress Celia Imrie writes charming novels that are bursting with optimism and positivity. These fun and frolic-frilled reads offer perfect escapism.

    Her debut Not Quite Nice follows Theresa as she's forced into early retirement and relocates to a picture-perfect town just outside Nice. She soon makes friends with a group of expats but then skeletons start to fall out of closets...

    Nice Work (If You Can Get It) is a witty and charming story that finds former actress Sally entertaining unexpected visitors from her past during the Cannes film festivals; and Sail Away is an irresistibly indulgent novel about two women and their escapades on board an Atlantic cruise ship...

    For fans of authors like: Santa Montefiore, Erica James, Liz Fenwick
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  • Victoria Jenkins Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9780349132556 - Victoria Jenkins
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    This collection of page-turners includes three of Victoria Jenkins' addictive and gripping crime stories set in South Wales.

    Nobody's Child finds a body being found in an abandoned hospital. It's too burnt to be identified but Detective Alex King knows all too well that every victim has a family... She puts aside her own troubles to track down the killer, but soon realises this death might be the first of many.

    The First One to Die has Alex on the trail of a young woman who fell from a rooftop to her death; and The Girls in the Water follows Alex as she realises one of her own team on a murder case is in grave danger...

    For fans of authors like: Karin Slaughter, Tess Gerritsen, Jeffery Deaver
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    This collection contains books 1-3 in Victoria Jenkins' Detective Alex King series.
  • Edmund Crispin Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9780007973286 - Edmund Crispin
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    Edmund Crispin's delightful detective novels are a tantalising combination of Agatha Christie-style mysery and P.G. Wodehouse-esque farce.

    Buried for Pleasure finds professor and amateur detective Gervase Fen taking a break from his books to run for parliament. At first, he thinks the village he's canvassing in is peaceful and quiet. However, someone in the village has discovered a dark secret and is using it as blackmail...

    Swan Song follows Fen as he tries to solve two murders while also getting to grips with the unpredictable temperament of a deeply unpleasant opera singer; and The Case of the Gilded Fly finds Fen investigating the murder of a pretty young actress who has a reputation for destroying men's lives.

    These are quirky reads from the Golden Age of crime fiction.
    For fans of authors like: P.G. Wodehouse, M.C. Beaton, Agatha Christie

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  • Peter Morfoot Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781785659713 - Peter Morfoot
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    Captain Paul Darac of the Nice Brigade Criminelle solves a number of crimes throughout the picturesque French Riviera in these atmospheric crime novels.

    Impure Blood proves that murder casts a long shadow as Daract investigates a killing that took place - with no witnesses - in the midst of a Muslim prayer group; Fatal Music reveals the old town hides many secrets when an elderly woman with a connection to the captain winds up dead in a hot tub; and Box of Bones finds a carnival masking a ruthless killer...

    For fans of authors like: Andrea Camilleri, Donna Leon, Michael Dibdin
  • Suzette A. Hill Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9780749024086 - Suzette A Hill
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    Set in the 1950s and '60s, this witty collection includes three addictive, clever and page-turning cosy crime mysteries from Suzette A. Hill, the author of the Francis Oughterard series.

    In A Southwold Mystery, Rosy Gilchrist has been asked to accompany Lady Fawcett to visit an old school friend. Rosy is reluctant, but finds herself heading back to Suffolk. When Rosy and Lady Fawcett arrive at their hostess's house, they are plunged into a series of bizarre and sinister events.

    Shot in Southwold finds Lady Fawcett eager to vet her daughter Amy's current beau as he films his first major project in the town. However, not all is going to plan and a female cast member is killed, leaving Rosy and Lady Fawcett at the centre of a murder mystery once again; A Little Murder is based in London and follows Sergeant Greenleaf as he attempts to solve the murder of a woman who was discovered naked and covered with a coal scuttle...

    For fans of authors like: L.C. Tyler, Carola Dunn, Rhys Bowen
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  • Michael Robotham Collection - 5 Books - Collection - 9780751575484 - Michael Robotham
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    Five stunning psychological thrillers from CWA Dagger-shortlisted author Michael Robotham - an author praised by the likes of Linwood Barclay, the Guardian and the Times.

    A woman jumps from Clifton Suspension Bridge in a state of disarray. Her daughter can't believe it: her mother would never commit suicide and is terrified of heights... Clinical psychologist Joseph O'Loughlin wants to believe her, but has to consider what would drive a woman to such a desperate and drastic decision...

    There's also a fast, funny, hip and violent tale about a wannabe rock star who ends up the country's most-wanted terrorist; the case of a mother and daughter who have been murdered in a remote farmhouse; the puzzling disappearance of a child; and an abductor with an evil, calculating and twisted mind.

    For fans of authors like: Linwood Barclay, Harlan Coben, Karin Slaughter
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  • Kristin Hannah Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781509897261 - Kristin Hannah
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    This collection contains three stand-alone novels from Kristin Hannah, an author who writes beautiful page-turners packed with emotion. We'd recommend them for fans of Jodi Picoult, Jane Green and Diane Chamberlain.

    Night Road follows Lexi and Mia, two wildly different friends who have been inseparable since school. However, one moment on one night changes their relationship forever - hearts are broken, loyalties are challenged and hopes are dashed...

    Fly Away asks how do you hold yourself together when everything around you is falling apart; and The Nightingale is about two sisters, one of whom must be brave while the other should be afraid...

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  • Gavin Scott Collection  - 3 Books - Collection - 9781785659706 - Gavin Scott
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    The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles writer Gavin Scott's post-World War II murder mysteries starring Duncan Forrester are pacy and page-turning. We'd recommend them for fans of Frederick Forsyth, John Buchan and Jack Higgins.

    The Age of Treachery is set in 1946 and finds former Special Operations Executive agent Duncan Forrester back at his Oxford college as a junior Ancient History Fellow. However, his peace is shattered when an unpopular Fellow is found dead. A don is suspected and arrested but Forrester is unsure the police have the right person. He soon finds himself on the hunt for a killer that involves lost Viking sagas and satanic rituals...

    The Age of Olympus finds Forrester's research on an Aegean island being interrupted by the murder of a British archaeologist and the outbreak of the Greek Civil War - and the worship of ancient gods may just provide a clue to the killer; and The Age of Exodus finds Britain's new Labour government struggling to cope with the break-up of the Empire in 1947 when a grisly murder takes place in the British museum and terrorists target the British foreign secretary...

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  • Emily Brightwell Collection - 5 Books - Collection - 9781472129550 - Emily Brightwell
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    There's nothing better than a traditional mystery and Emily Brightwell's cosy crime novels following the intrepid sleuth Mrs Jeffries are addictive, charming and full of gentle surprises.

    Set in Victorian London, this five-book collection follows the quick-witted housekeeper Mrs Jeffries as she helps the mild-mannered Inspector Witherspoon solve a number of murder cases with subtle nods and nudges in the right direction.

    Full of period detail, quirky crimes and plenty of laughter, this is a delightful collection.

    For fans of authors like: Rebecca Tope, M.C. Beaton, Agatha Christie
  • Jeffrey Archer Collection - 5 Books - Collection - 9781509897315 - Jeffrey Archer
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    Written by bestselling author Jeffrey Archer, The Clifton Chronicles books follow the trials and tribulations of two very different families as they live through the key historical and political events of the 20th century.

    The epic saga begins with the birth of Harry Clifton in Bristol in 1919. Harry believes his father was a war hero but it takes 21 years for him to discover the truth about how he really died...

    Taking you from the end of the Great War through to the outbreak of the Second World War and the perils of post-war Britain through to the rise of the IRA, this is a sprawling, evocative and powerful piece of saga writing.

    This collection includes books 1-5 in Jeffrey Archer's bestselling The Clifton Chronicles series.

    For fans of authors like: Frederick Forsyth, Ken Follett, Bryce Courtenay.
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  • The Times: Mind Games Set - 2 Books - Collection - 9780007975822
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    Two books packed with puzzles taken from the Mind Games section of The Times. One book will test your powers of logic and mental agility while the other will test your word power.

    Each book contains 500 assorted puzzles with the number and logic challenges ranging from mental maths to arithmetical logic puzzles (KenKen) and Suko (espresso sudoku), while the word conundrums include concise and cryptic crossword-style quintagrams, word quizzes and codeword grids.
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  • Peter Robinson Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9781509858224 - Peter Robinson
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    Acclaimed by Dennis Lehane and Ian Rankin, Peter Robinson is one of the world's favourite thriller writers. In this new 10-book collection, we've hand-picked our favourite Inspector Alan Banks novels and also added in some captivating stand-alone stories.

    The Inspector Banks series finds the detective looking into various horrific murders that have taken place in Swainsdale. A well-liked local historian has been found half-buried under a drystone wall in A Dedicated Man and it's up to Banks to get the key information out of young Sally Lumb, who is clearly hiding something...

    The Hanging Valley finds a faceless corpse being discovered in a tranquil, hidden valley. No one is prepared to talk about it with Banks and his frustrations grow further still when the identity of the body is revealed; and in Wednesday's Child Banks investigates a particularly unpleasant murder at the site of an abandoned mine. This soon leads to an encounter with a truly terrifying criminal...

    This collection contains books 2, 4, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11, 14 and 15 in Peter Robinson's Inspector Alan Banks series alongside two stand-alone novels.
  • Mason Cross Collection- 3 Books - Collection - 9781407251202 - Mason Cross
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    They taught him to kill... Now they want him dead.

    It's been five years since Carter Blake parted ways with the government operation Winterlong. He agreed to keep quiet about all the things they have done - as long as they'd do the same. But now one of Blake's old allies is dead...

    Winterlong, now led by Emma Faraday, are after Blake. He's managed to avoid them for years but now they have a trace. They taught him everything he knows... That means it's time for Blake to up his game.

    For fans of authors like James Patterson, Linwood Barclay and Mark Billingham.

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    This collection includes books 3-5 in Mason Cross' Carter Blake series