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  • Holmes & Hudson Mysteries Collection - 3 Books

    Martin Davies

    Product Code: HAHM
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    What would happen if Baker Street's most famous detective wasn't Sherlock Holmes? This three-book collection from The Conjurer's Bird author Martin Davies highlights the talents of Sherlock's housekeeper, Mrs Hudson, and her orphaned assistant Flotsam.

    Mrs Hudson and the Spirits' Curse finds a group of merchants dying one by one; Mrs Hudson and the Malabar Rose involves dangerous magicians, precious gems and dastardly plans; and Mrs Hudson and the Lazarus Testament is the dark tale of a 'dead' man haunting the moors up north!

    Packed with gripping twists and murderous intrigue, these elementary page-turners offer a fresh twist on classic Victorian mysteries.
    This collection contains books 1-3 in Martin Davies' Holmes and Hudson series.
    Format: paperback
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  • Suzette A. Hill Collection - 3 Books

    Suzette A Hill

    Product Code: SUZT
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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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    Max Hennessy Collection - 3 Books

    Max Hennessy

    Product Code: MXHN
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    Take flight with three wartime stories...

    It's 1914 and Dicken Quinney is preparing to spend the next four years in aerial combat. He collects a number of medals as he hones his reputation as one of the Great War's leading aces but as the conflict reaches its climax, he must prepare to complete one last death-defying mission...

    Dicken also plays a part in the Russian Revolution and attempts to escape from Nazi Germany during the Second World War. These military fiction books will appeal to fans of Tom Clancy, Pat Barker and Jack Higgins.

    This collection contains books 1-3 in Max Hennessy's RAF Trilogy.
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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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    Brian McGilloway Collection - 3 Books

    Brian McGilloway

    Product Code: BMCG
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    Crime fiction fans will be fully absorbed by these captivating, heartbreaking and shocking thrillers from Brian McGiloway. They all follow Inspector Benedict Devlin as he investigates all kinds of sinister situations...

    Bleed a River Deep finds a US diplomat being attacked during the opening of a Donegal gold mine - and Devlin being disciplined for a lapse in security. But when the environmentalist shooter is found dead near the mine, Devlin realises something far more wide-reaching is afoot...

    In The Rising, Devlin is looking into a case of arson that takes him into a world of disappearing teenagers, drug dealers and horrific murders; while The Nameless Dead finds a cold case leading him to the desolate Islandmore where he uncovers a horrifying secret...

    For fans of authors like Peter James, Mark Billingham, Neil Cross

    This collection contains books 3-5 in Brian McGilloway's Inspector Benedict Devlin series
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    Hamish Macbeth Mysteries MP3 CD Collection

    MC Beaton

    Product Code: HAMI
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    M.C. Beaton fans will love hearing the first 10 books following the super sleuth detective's cases in audio format.

    The country's most quick-witted but unambitious policeman, Hamish Macbeth resides in the village of Lochdubh in the Scottish Highlands. It's here where he investigates all kinds of quirky killings.

    With beautiful descriptions of the area and a whole load of unexpected twists, these are gentle, clever and sharply observed cosy crime mysteries.

    Approximate running time: 51 hours, 40 minutes

    Please note this collection contains CDs that can only be played on MP3-accessible CD players, computers and laptops. The majority of post-2001 car model stereos are MP3 CD accessible. Please check your CD player is MP3 accessible before placing an order.

    Import into iTunes or any other media player, then transfer to your MP3 device or player. Suitable for smartphones, iPads and tablets.
    Format: MP3 CD
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    Titles in this collection: Death of a Gossip, Death of a Cad, Death of an Outsider, Death of a Perfect Wife, Death of a Hussy, Death of a Snob, Death of a Prankster, Death of a Glutton, Death of a Travelling Man, Death of a Charming Man
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  • History of London Collection - 3 Books

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    Covering the Victorian and Elizabethan eras alongside Dr. Johnson's time, these three books from Liza Picard provide a vivid social history of London through the ages.

    Victorian London covers everything from rag-gatherers to royalty and fish knives to freemasons as it explains how ordinary people lived in this important time; Elizabeth's London starts by focusing on the River Thames and its role in the city's history. It then moves on to describe the streets, houses and gardens that were popular during this time.

    Dr. Johnson's London focuses on the years between 1740 and 1770, when the gin craze was just starting to gain ground. She also looks back at the clothes, hobbies, houses and etiquette of the era.

    Format: Paperback
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  • Peter Morfoot Collection - 3 Books

    Peter Morfoot

    Product Code: MORF
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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
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    T A Williams Collection - 3 Books

    T A Williams

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    Three escapist novels from T.A. Williams for you to pack away in your suitcase this summer. They will leave you beaming from ear to ear as you follow the loves and lives of three different women in gorgeous locations.

    Dreaming of Florence follows Debbie Waterson as she bumps into a handsome Italian doctor and makes plans to visit Florence before reality hits; Dreaming of St Tropez finds recently unemployed Jess Milton being given the opportunity to dog-sit Brutus amidst a playground of billionaires in the sizzling sun; and Dreaming of Venice has Penny finding love, friendship and Prosecco in the Floating City.

    For fans of authors like Jenny Oliver, Cathy Kelly, Erica James
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  • The No.2 Feline Detective Agency Collection - 3 Books

    Mandy Morton

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    Cats crack mysteries in these purr-fectly witty and original cosy crime novels from Mandy Morton.

    The No. 2 Feline Detective Agency follows the cat Hettie Bagshot as she launches her agency and investigates a home for slightly older cats that has seen a nasty spate of bodysnatching take place; The Death of Downton Tabby finds the town celebrating its first literary festival and the agency are overseeing security, especially as famous aristocat Sir Downton Tabby is visiting; and The Michaelmas Murders reveals how it's all doom and bloom up on the allotments...

    With their humour and quirky cases, these books really are the cat's whiskers.

    Format: paperback
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    Frances Fyfield Collection - 3 Books

    Frances Fyfield

    Product Code: FRFY
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    Ever since the death of her unfaithful husband, Sarah Fortune has been bored. To alleviate the tedium, the beautiful redhead solicitor has found a practical way of transforming the lives of lonely men that suits her warm and defiant nature.

    Kind, witty and obese lawyer Malcolm Cook is the first to benefit from Sarah's generosity - he shrugs off years of weight and loneliness. But then she meets Charles Tysall, an important client of the firm, whose charisma and enormous wealth conceal an implacable will and a misogynist's mad obsession...

    Sarah also discovers that guilt, insecurity, unrequited love and a touch of insanity afflict her latest clients the Pardoes as she helps resolve their inheritance issues; and has to help protect a wife from her husband's jealous - and possibly evil - twin brother... These elegant and absorbing psychological thrillers will have you racing through the pages to find out what happens next.
    For fans of authors like: Ian Rankin, Minette Walters, Val McDermid
    Format: paperback
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  • C.J. Box Collection - 3 Books

    C.J. Box

    Product Code: CJBX
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    Joe Pickett is a game warden based in Wyoming who has an everyman quality you'll want to root for. He is happily married with a deep love for his wife and daughters and often makes mistakes, but is a good and honest man with no dark past to speak of. In these three novels by C.J. Box, he has to discover the truth behind a number of disturbing crime cases.

    Endangered finds Joe's 18-year-old-daughter running off with rodeo champion Dallas Cates and then suffering an accident. Joe thinks he knows who is responsible for this and is determined to find out the truth, no matter if it kills him...

    Stone Cold finds Joe being assigned to discover the truth about the owner of a ranch in the remote Black Hills of Wyoming; and Breaking Point finds him investigating if his close friend Butch Robertson murdered two EPA employees. With his family crippled by debt and the land he'd bought to retire on declared a wetland by the EPA, all evidence seems to point that Butch did crack...

    Format: paperback
    This collection contains books 16, 18 and 20 from C.J. Box's Joe Pickett series.
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  • Gill Paul Collection - 3 Books

    Gill Paul

    Product Code: GILP
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    Gill Paul's novels are sweeping and evocative reads that span through the ages. This collection contains three stand-alone tales that will take your breath away.

    No Place for a Lady is a wartime drama that takes place in 1854. Dorothea Gray hasn't seen her little sister, Lucy, since she eloped and set sail for the Crimea. As the war worsens, Dorothea has to risk everything to find her sister - but what if she doesn't want to be found?

    The Affair will take you to Rome in 1961 as the cameras roll on Cleopatra and world finds itself transfixed by the love affair between Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor. However, tensions are running high on the set and the crew are faced with all sorts of obstacles. The final book in the collection is Women and Children First, which hauntingly looks at how the tragedy of the Titanic affected its survivors in so many ways.

    These are enthralling stories of love and passion, set against important moments from history.
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  • Gavin Scott Collection - 3 Books

    Gavin Scott

    Product Code: GSCT
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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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  • DC Comics: A Visual History Collection - 8 Books- Shrinkwrapped

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    Please note, this collection is shrink-wrapped and does not come in a box.

    Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman are instantly recognisable superheroes all over the world and this eight-book collection .

    Packed with original comic book art by famed illustrators including Jim Lee, Alex Ross and Adam Hughes, these hardback books cover all the way from 1935 to the present day: The Bronze Age, The Silver Age, The Golden Age and The Modern Age. All presented in chronological order, each volume features key character profiles and guides to the iconic cities.

    With the success of both Wonder Woman and Justice League at the cinema this year, this is a must-have compendium for DC fans. In fact, when they receive the set they'll have a smile as big as The Joker's...

    Format: Hardback
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  • AA Driving Test Collection - 2 Books

    Product Code: DTAA
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    Learning to drive is an important life skill that many people may need a helping hand with.

    One book covers the theory test and Highway Code while the other has all the information someone needs to pass their practical test.
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