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  • Ann Cleeves Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9781509858231 - Ann Cleeves
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    Ann Cleeves
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    This bumper collection provides the perfect introduction to Ann Cleeves' bestselling stories. It contains five novels in the Vera series (adapted into a hit ITV drama starring Brenda Blethyn) and five books from the Shetland series (adapted by the BBC into a popular show starring Douglas Henshall).

    Available for an unbelievable Book People price, the first five books in the Vera series follow Vera Stanhope as the detective investigates a series of strange occurrences across the North Pennines. She starts by joining three very different women as they arrive at an isolated cottage to complete an environmental survey. But when they get there, they find the body of one of Bella's friends... Vera also makes fresh inquiries into the decade-old case of the murder of a 15-year-old girl; and investigates the disappearance of her hippy neighbour.

    Set in the remote community of the Shetland Islands, the five Shetland books follow Jimmy Perez as he encounters all manner of evil characters. He finds his neighbour left for dead after being strangled; looks into the case of an amnesiac's 'suicide'; and has to deal with the discovery of a woman's body at the supposed sanctuary of the Fair Isles bird observatory.
  • Agatha Christie Collection - 5 Books - Collection - 9780007962266 - Agatha Christie
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    Agatha Christie
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    With the drama starring Kim Cattrall, Billy Howle, Toby Jones and Andrea Riseborough set to be a highlight of the BBC's Christmas viewing, this collection features Agatha Christie's The Witness for the Prosecution and many other short stories and novels.

    The Witness for the Prosecution will take you back to the 1920s when a shocking murder has stained the carpets of a London townhouse. The victim is a very rich older woman called Emily French and all the evidence is pointing to Leonard Vole, a young chancer who was due to inherit the heiress' fortune. Or, at least, this is what Emily's housekeeper is claiming in court...

    One of the world's favourite mystery writers, this tale is joined by 11 other short stories (including the exclusive Poirot and the Regatta Mystery) and four Hercule Poirot novels.
  • Kate Morton Collection - Collection - 9781509858248 - Kate Morton
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    Kate Morton
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    Kate Morton writes intelligent and thought-provoking fiction and this collection contains three of her best novels.

    The House at Riverton is both a thrilling mystery and a tender love story. Influenced by the likes of Atonement and Gosford Park, it finds events in the summer of 1924 and the winter of 1999 intertwining in almost unbelievable ways. In the middle of 1920s, a young port takes his life on the eve of a glittering society party. The only witnesses, sisters Hannah and Emmeline Hartford, will never speak to each other again after this night. At the end of the 20th century, 98-year-old Grace Bradley, once a housemaid of Riverton Manor, is visited by a young director making a film about the poet's suicide and this opens all sorts of old wounds - including a terrible and shocking secret.

    The Secret Keeper is a heartbreaking story of mysteries and secrets that moves between the 1930s, the 1960s and the present day; and The Lake House is an enchanting book about a missing child, an abandoned house and an unsolved mystery...
  • Denzil Meyrick Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781846973963 - Denzil Meyrick
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    Denzil Meyrick
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    Having served many years working for Strathclyde police, Denzil Meyrick adds a touch of authenticity and some dark humour to his crime thrillers that will appeal to fans of Ian Rankin. This collection includes the first three novels in the series starring DCI Jim Daley.

    Whisky from Small Glasses finds the body of a young woman being washed up on an idyllic beach on the west coast of Scotland and Daley is despatched from Glasgow to lead the investigation. He leaves his troubled marriage behind and travels far from home to deal with this, but then he comes across huge obstacles - not least the prime suspect being gruesomely murdered...

    In the follow-up The Last Witness, Daley finds criminal mastermind James Machie seemingly returning from the dead. He's determined to track down those who crossed him and Frank MacDougall (who, unbeknownst to Daley, is living under protection in Kinloch) is top of his list.

    Dark Suits and Sad Songs, the third in book in the series, has a senior Edinburgh civil servant taking his own life in Kinloch harbour. Following this tragedy, Daley finds out for himself just how murky the world of politics can be...

    This collection includes books 1-3 in Denzil Meyrick's DCI Jim Daley series.
  • Jacqueline Winspear Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9780749021085 - Jacqueline Winspear
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    Jacqueline Winspear
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    Featuring books 7 to 9 in Jacqueline Winspear's historical crime series featuring PI extraordinaire Maisie Dobbs, this collection will take you back to the early 1930s when all sorts of post-war mysteries occur.

    The Mapping of Love & Death follows the strange case of Michael Clifton, a young American who fought for the British Army (his father's native country) and was declared missing in action in August, 1914. In April, 1932, Michael's remains are unearthed in a French field and his parents ask Maisie Dobbs to try and find out who the unnamed nurse he was writing love letters to is. It finds Maisie looking back on her own bittersweet wartime love - and the revelation that Michael Clifton may not have died in combat after all...

    A Lesson in Secrets finds Maisie being given an undercover assignment directed by Scotland Yard's Special Branch and the Secret Service. She's sent to a college in Cambridge to monitor any activities deemed to be 'not in the interests of the Crown' and soon the college's controversial pacifist founder and principal is murdered...

    Elegy for Eddie finds a horse-loving gentle soul being killed in a violent 'accident'. The costermongers of Covent Garden are deeply sceptical about the cause of his death and call in Maisie for help. Her investigations bring her to a 'has-been' politician (named Winston Churchill), a callous press baron and the husband of one of her closest friends. Soon she's discovering lies and manipulation on a national scale.

    This collection includes books 7 to 9 in Jacqueline Winspear's Maisie Dobbs series.
  • O's Little Guides Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781509852642
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    Inspired by O, the Oprah Magazine, the essays, anecdotes and true stories featured in these three books will inspire you and warm the cockles of your heart.

    Evocative from start to finish, O's Little Book of Love and Friendship features the best writing on those topics that has been featured in the magazine over the past 15 years. There's a frank, funny and freewheeling conversation between BFFs Oprah Winfrey and Gayle King, Amy Bloom tackling the tricky parts of love and Lisa Kogan's view on ghost-writing friends' dating profiles.

    O's Little Guide to Finding Your True Purpose features practical advice and true tales from the likes of Martha Beck and Patti Smith that will encourage you to find yourself; and O's Little Book of Happiness is bursting with positivity. There's Elizabeth Gilbert's ode to the triumph of asking for what you want, Neil de Grasse Tyson's take on our joyful participation in the universe and Jane Smiley's tribut to the animal who taught her about lasting fulfilment...
  • Father Brown Collection - 5 Books - Collection - 9780241305799 - C.K. Chesterton
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    C.K. Chesterton
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    Presented with eye-catching Penguin Classics jackets, this is the entire series of G.K. Chesterton's best-loved Father Brown books - the stories that inspired the hit BBC show starring Mark Williams. They will introduce you to an ingenious amateur detective who has to deal with everything from high crime to voodoo and miracles.

    With a canny sense of humour throughout, you'll be hooked by the adventures of this ingenious amateur detective. The first book, The Innocence of Father Brown, shows how he can track down even the most elusive wrongdoer. He also has to solve cases featuring bandits, ghosts, a man with two beards and other extraordinary crimes in the following books.

    Father Brown is an incredible character with an uncanny understanding of human foibles that can help him overcome even the most villainous adversaries.
  • Neil Oliver's History Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781407250502 - Neil Oliver
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    A knowledgeable and popular historian, Neil Oliver reveals the history of the Vikings, Ancient Britain and his native Scotland in this incredibly informative and entertaining three-book collection.

    All based around his popular BBC documentaries, the books are passionately written and will delight any armchair historian. In Vikings, he goes beyond their bloody reputation to discover the truth about them and how they managed to build an empire that lasted nearly 200 years.

    In A History of Ancient Britain, Neil looks at half a million years of human history, taking in everything from Ice Ages to the departure of the Roman Empire in the 5th Century AD. A History of Scotland looks at one of the oldest countries in the world's diverse past and how the tales of failure, submission, thwarted ambition and tragedy often badly serve this great nation and focuses on the rich tapestry of its intricate past. It perfectly captures the essence of Scotland and its place and standing in the world.
  • Jason Bourne Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781407250571 - Eric Van Lustbader
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    Eric Van Lustbader
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    Jason Bourne will be back on the big screen this summer and if you want to read about more of his adventures, this collection will have you on tenterhooks.

    Featuring three of Eric Van Lustbader's novels that continue the story of Robert Ludlum's series, each book is full of twists and turns as the amnesiac spy finds himself in perilous situations. The Bourne Imperative finds Bourne pulling a drowning man from a lake who wakes up as amnesiac - a chilling reminder of Bourne's own past. It turns out this is the man that the Mossad agent Rebekah is willing to go off the grid to track down...

    The Bourne Retribution is an exhilarating story about a major Mexican drug lord that is trafficking something far more deadly. Mossad have no choice but to turn to Bourne, but are they aware he's got his own personal vendetta?; The Bourne Ascendancy has Bourne working as a 'blacksmith' - someone hired by high-level government ministers to impersonate them at meetings as they are afraid of assassination attempts. In one meeting, it turns out the gunmen are after Bourne himself - and now he's going to have to bow to a terrorist's demands that could have dire consequences for the whole world...

    This collection contains books 10, 11 and 12 in the Bourne series
  • Bernard Cornwell Collection - 5 Books - Collection - 9781405929257 - Bernard Cornwell
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    Bernard Cornwell
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    The bestselling creator of Sharpe, Bernard Cornwell is one of Britain's top authors. Here, we've brought together five stand-alone novels that are full of seafaring adventure.

    In Sea Lord, an eccentric and reluctant aristocrat wants to live a new life as a sea-gypsy but a terrible theft from his ancestral home hauls him back to Britain; Stormchild focuses on a battle between sailors and environmentalists; and Wildtrack finds a crippled Falklands War veteran sailing into the north Atlantic to discover whether a famous TV personality is, in fact, a vicious murderer.

    Crackdown finds a cruise that is meant to help ailing people recover being cursed by drug-fuelled murder; and Scoundrel follows a man as he returns home to Cape Cod in an attempt to escape his involvement with the Provisional IRA. The attempt is unsuccessful...

    The nautical theme makes these thrillers stand out and the rip-roaring nature means they're impossible to put down. You'll sail right through all five!
  • Jane Green Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9780718185886 - Jane Green
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    Jane Green
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    Here are three lovely stories from bestselling author Jane Green for any fan of romantic fiction. Moving, heart-warming and downright addictive, they will be treasured.

    The Patchwork Marriage finds Andi marrying Ethan and having the chance to be part of a ready-made family. However, Ethan's teenage daughter Emily is feeling rather hostile towards Andi and she's now feeling hated in her own home. Will she be able to convince Ethan about how bad things are getting?

    In The Accidental Husband, Maggie and Sylvie may live on different sides of the country and be polar opposites, but they do share some things in common. Both women have worked hard to build their homes, have children ready to fly the nest and have a handsome and devoted husband. But their lives are not as secure as they appear...

    In Tempting Fate, Gabby and Elliott have been married for over 20 years and it's clear they love each other, even though Elliott refused to give Gabby the third child she so desperately yearned for. Feeling restless, Gabby believes her youth is starting to slip away... but then she meets Matt. Young, handsome and successful, Gabby can't help but fall for him and in one reckless moment, she destroys all that she holds dear. Will she be able to repair the damage?
  • Margaret Pemberton Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781509858354 - Margaret Pemberton
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    Margaret Pemberton
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    Margaret Pemberton's The Londoners trilogy is a saga set in the nation's capital that touches on many of the social issues that engulfed the country during the 1940s and 50s.

    The first book introduces Carl Voigt, a First World War prisoner of war who had married a Cockney girl and never moved back to his native Germany. Now a widower, Carl and Kate were always popular but during the Second World War, they start to be treated as outcasts. Finding friends is hard and Kate finds herself alone and pregnant. However, during the blitz Kate forms a bond with a wounded sailor called Leon Emmerson who is also being shunned by society...

    The following books find Kate facing a battle just after the war to keep her young son with her; and her new family celebrating the Coronation in 1953.
  • Hannah Dennison Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781472127303 - Hannah Dennison
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    Hannah Dennison
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    Antiques dealer Kat Stanford abandons a successful television career to help her mother move into a house in a Devon country estate.

    Once there, she comes across a cast of eccentrics with many dark secrets and finds herself embroiled in all sorts of scandals in these charming and witty reads.
  • Mindfulness Colouring Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9780752265902
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    Relax, enhance your mindfulness and inspire your creativity with two pocket-sized adult colouring books and a little book full of mindfulness quotes.

    Bursting with beautiful designs, each of the colouring books has been designed to help your worries drift away and help you meditate on your artwork as you fill the pages with colour. Among the scenes you'll find hand-drawn designs from nature that are sure to bring in a sense of tranquility.

    With the size making these colouring books ideal for commutes, the final book is full of space for notes so you can record your thoughts as you find a more peaceful place.
  • Anti-Stress Puzzles Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781782437253
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    This three-book collection of puzzles is perfect for when you want to switch off, unwind and refocus your mindset.

    There are 90 activities in each of these travel-sized books. The crosswords will test both your general knowledge and word power; the word searches are fun yet tricky and provide your brain with a gentle workout as you try to find the words that are hidden in any direction; and the codeword puzzles offer a numerical twist on the traditional crossword. No prior general knowledge is needed and they increase in difficulty as you progress.

    Great for taking on journeys or when you just want to relax in the evening after a hard day's work.
  • The Dictionary Series Collection - Collection - 9780857833471 - Linda Flavell
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    Linda Flavell
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    Covering idioms, proverbs, word origins and the history of the English language, this four-book collection will make a perfect present for anyone who loves words.

    If you've ever noticed that 'out of sight, out of mind' and 'absence makes the heart grow fonder' can't both be true, these books are for you. They look at where these pieces of wisdom come from and how their meanings have changed and evolved over time.

    Linking hundreds of words with historical upheavals and minor social changes, these books also provide explanations and meanings for thousands of rather illogical-sounding idioms.
  • Ian Rankin Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9781407234649 - Ian Rankin
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    Ian Rankin
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    Based in Edinburgh, Inspector John Rebus has to battle with demons of his own, while also attempting to unveil and uncover the brutal crimes he has to confront as part of his increasingly important workload.

    Ian Rankin, OBE, subtly introduces challenging social issues into each novel as racial prejudice, the sleaze behind the tourist-friendly facade and a rapidly evolving Scotland are all expertly covered.

    This set of ten books includes Let It Bleed, Mortal Causes and a stand-alone crime thriller, Doors Open, that shows Rankin's stories are just as enticing even when they don't feature Inspector Rebus.
  • Love to Sew x 2 PBs S/W - Collection - 9781782215424
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    This is a lovely two-book set for those who enjoy sewing and creating beautiful projects. It contains two Love to Sew books covering little bags and purses and quilted covers and cosies.

    Little Bags & Purses by Saskia Abel is full of charming and colourfully designed bags for you to makes and also contains essential items such as key rings, phone covers and glasses cases. All have step-by-step instructions, full-size templates and there's even a handy techniques section (ranging from easy to more technically advanced) at the front of the book to help you on your way to making something stunning.

    Quilted Covers & Cosies by Book People favourite Debbie Shore has 18 projects that sewers of all abilities will want to make. This book starts with Debbie introducing basic quilting, binding and applique techniques and explaining which materials you will need. After this you will be able to make projects that range from egg cosies and mug hugs to sewing machine and toaster covers. All of them are accompanied by clear, step-by-step photographs.
  • Cathy Bramley Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9780552173780 - Cathy Bramley
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    Cathy Bramley
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    Three feel-good reads from Cathy Bramley, an author who specialises in writing heart-warming love stories that are ideal for drifting away with.

    Appleby Farm follows Freya Moorcroft as she attempts to find love, friendship and do a bit of farming; Ivy Lane follows Tilly Parker as she looks for a fresh start, fresh air and a fresh attitude; and Conditional Love looks at the surprises life has in store for Sophie Stone when a mysterious benefactor leaves her an inheritance. There's only one catch - she has to meet the father she has never seen.

    Perfect for fans of Katie Fforde and Carole Matthews, these books are sweet and sure to keep you smiling. Perfect escapism.
  • Classic Countryside Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781910787496
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    This evocative collection celebrates the best of the British countryside. It includes two books from The Darling Buds of May creator H.E. Bates and an essay about the grand houses you'll find there from Vita Sackville West.

    Very nostalgic, English Country Houses is Sackville West's brief history that spans from the Middle Ages to the 20th century and the people who built and lived in these houses - from common squires to kings and queens.

    The Happy Countryman is Bates' celebration of country towns, spray-swept seaside promenades and strolls among sand dunes. Complete with illustrations of wood engravings by wildlife artist C.F. Tunnicliffe; In the Heart of the Country is presented in similar fashion and looks at how the countryside is affected by different seasons - from winter blizzards to the sweetness of spring and the colours of autumn.
  • Catherine Alliott Collection - 5 Books - Collection - 9780718185992 - Catherine Alliott
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    Catherine Alliott
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    Praised by Sophie Kinsella and Marian Keyes, Catherine Alliott's books offer perfect escapism. Here we've compiled together five of her best novels - and they're available for one unbelievable Book People price.

    A Rural Affair finds Poppy Shilling feeling a guilty sense of relief after her husband's death. For far too long, she'd lived in a loveless marriage. Now she's on her own, she throws herself into village life and everyone is taking notice, except the one man she can't take her eyes off...; One Day in May follows Hattie Carrington as she tries to escape her chequered past. But then her former lover's widow and his gorgeous younger brother arrive in town. Will she admit to what she did?

    The Wedding Day finds Annie O'Harran getting married all over again. Before the wedding, she has to get through a summer in Cornwall with her competitive sister, ex-husband and heartbroken houseguest; My Husband Next Door looks at how Ella's whirlwind marriage to artist Sebastian Montclair evolved into an unconventional set-up where they are separated in every way but distance. Just as she falls for Ludo the gardener, Sebastian decides to move on. Will Ella catch up to the secrets that really destroyed her marriage?

    Finally, Wish You Were Here finds Flora, James and their two teenage daughters enjoying the holiday of a lifetime in the south of France. However, they didn't bargain on taking in a mysterious guest and a whole heap of family baggage coming to the fore...
  • Cleaning & Laundry Set - 2 Books - Collection - 9781849756266 - Cindy Harris
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    Cindy Harris
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    Cleaning and laundry are chores that most would consider a less-than-enjoyable experience. But the benefits of a well-maintained and cleaned home certainly outweigh the spent efforts and with the help of these two books, readers can turn their home into an inviting space while rediscovering the simple pleasures of housekeeping.

    Ideal for the house-proud person in your life or a student soon to be living away from home for the first time, this set of helpful how-to books makes for the perfect household cleaning guide and provides daily, weekly, monthly and annual checklists for helping to keep them organised.

    Providing helpful information from when to dust shelves to when to use pre-wash detergents, the books will prove to be invaluable resources.
  • Lillian Harry Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781407250618 - Lillian Harry
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    Lillian Harry
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    These three powerful novels will transport you to the tumultuous time following the end of the Second World War. Written with compassion and authority by Lilian Harry, they follow the experiences of many women as they try to move on with their lives.

    Goodbye Sweetheart looks at the fortunes of people living in April Grove in Portsmouth. It covers what happened to the evacuees and what they got up to during the years of the war - and how they welcomed back the troops. A Farthing Will Do follows Ruth, Lizzie and Heather as they welcome the end of the war with mixed feelings. As they try to get to grips with their emotions, the coming of peace brings further bewilderment, anger and disappointment.

    A Promise to Keep is very evocative as it finds Thursday Tilford having to choose between the two men who have captured her heart. Saga writing at its finest, this is a collection of poignant and perfect books.
  • Martin Beck Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9780007944705 - Maj Sjowall & Per Wahloo
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    Maj Sjowall & Per Wahloo
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    A genre-changing series of books, husband-and-wife duo Per Wahloo Maj Sjowall's Martin Beck series paved the way for Scandanavian crime fiction, without which the likes of Stieg Larsson, Henning Mankell and Jo Nesbo may never have reached such literary heights. In celebration of this defining crime series, the Book People are delighted to offer our three-book Martin Beck Collection - we're sure you'll love it!

    Beginning with Roseanna, Inspector Beck is on the hunt for a young woman's killer after her body was found in Sweden's Lake Vattern. The only problem is that he knows only her name, that she is from Lincoln, Nebraska and that her killer is one of 85 people. In The Man Who Went Up in Smoke, Beck is on holiday off the coast of Sweden, but a phone call from a neighbour forces him off to Budapest to hunt for a journalist who's vanished without a trace. The Man on the Balcony sees Beck confronted by the most inhumane crimes he has ever seen...

    The perfect set of reads for fans of the Millennium trilogy, the Harry Hole series and the Inspector Kurt Wallander novels, our Martin Beck Collection is an enthralling treat for crime fiction fans. If you haven't been introduced to Martin Beck before, this is the perfect place to start!

    This collection contains books 1-3 in Maj Sjowall and Per Wahloo's Martin Beck series.