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  • The Complete Shetland Collection - 8 Books

    Ann Cleeves

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    This collection contains all eight absorbing thrillers from Ann Cleeves' bestselling Shetland series, which has been adapted into a popular BBC drama starring Douglas Henshall.

    Detective Jimmy Perez encounters all kinds of evil in the remote community: 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.

    Set against a stunning and evocative backdrop, these are powerful and page-turning murder mysteries full of surprises and suspense. Any crime thriller fan will want to add this collection to their bookshelf.

    This collection contains books 1-8 in Ann Cleeves' Shetland series
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    Cassandra Parkin Collection - 3 Books

    Cassandra Parkin

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    All based in Cornwall, these contemporary novels by Cassandra Parkin are full of family secrets, divided loyalties and secret love affairs. They can count the likes of A Song for Issy Bradley author Carys Bray and poet Jen Campbell among their fans.

    The Beach Hut is set during the autumn as Ava and Finn achieve their childhood dream of building an illegal beach hut. Meanwhile, local publican Donald is determined to get rid of them...

    The Summer We All Ran Away finds a drunken teenager being rescued by an oddly assorted group of inhabitants in an abandoned yet beautiful house; and Lily's House finds Jen and her daughter reluctantly confronting the secrets of their past and present while clearing out Jen's mother's house.

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  • Colin Dexter's Inspector Morse Collection - 14 Books

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    Colin Dexter's Inspector Morse is one of the great detectives from the world of fiction and our 14-book collection gives you the chance to read through every one of his compelling cases.

    Morse is a curmudgeonly detective with some snobby attitudes but you can't help but root for him as he tries to keep his beloved Oxford safe from criminals. Accompanied by his ever-loyal assistant Robbie Lewis, they discover the famous city is seething with jealousy and dark secrets. Will they be able to keep it safe?

    This complete collection is full of cases that will keep you guessing. We'd recommend these novels and accompanying set of short stories to anyone who loves classic murder mysteries and those who enjoyed the popular TV adaptation.

    For fans of authors like: Ruth Rendell, P.D. James, Josephine Tey

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  • To Kill a Mockingbird

    Harper Lee

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    Harper Lee's acclaimed To Kill a Mockingbird won a Pulitzer Prize after its publication in 1960 and is hugely influential in its exposure of racial prejudice.

    Set in the American Deep South, the story is seen through the eyes of six-year-old Scout, whose lawyer father Atticus Finch defends a young black man wrongly accused of raping a white woman.

    As Scout's family deals with the hostility and prejudice as a result of the case, there's a dawning realisation for Scout of all the inequality and injustice in her world.

    Powerful and moving, this 'Great American Novel' is a must-have addition to every reader's bookshelf and follow-up Go Set a Watchman was also a huge success, Now is the perfect time to rediscover this hugely important book.
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  • Juliet Ashton Collection - 3 Books

    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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  • Leigh Russell's DI Peterson Collection - 3 Books

    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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    Bloody January

    Alan Parks

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    When a teen shoots a woman dead in the middle of a Glasgow street and then commits suicide, Harry McCoy is certain it wasn't a random act of violence.

    While investigating the case, McCoy discovers a secret society led by a wealthy family.

    Alan Parks debut novel Bloody January is a taut, violent and addictive page-turner.
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  • Man Booker Prize 2018 Shortlist - 6 Books

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    Book People is very excited to bring you all six novels on this year's Man Booker Prize 2018 shortlist in hardback - including the winner, Milkman by Anna Burns. This is a story of how gossip, hearsay and silence can bring about life-changing consequences...

    The rest of this year's shortlist is as eclectic and thought-provoking as ever. Daisy Johnson's Everything Under is a daring story of family, identity, fate, language and love; Rachel Kushner's The Mars Room is a powerful account of life in an American women's prison; and Richard Powers' The Overstory is a fable about humanity's treatment of the natural world.

    Esi Edugyan's Washington Black is an extraordinary adventure about a runaway slave; and Robin Robertson's The Long Take follows a soldier who tries to find himself through a series of poems as he travels through post-war America.

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  • Maureen Lee Collection - 8 Books

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    This collection contains eight powerful and compelling novels, all set in Liverpool, from acclaimed saga writer Maureen Lee. These stories are powerful, heartfelt and sure to leave you spellbound.

    Full of unforgettable characters, these rich stories contain everything from a journey to the past which includes a lost lover and secret child to a chance meeting with momentous repercussions.

    For fans of: Dilly Court, Lyn Andrews, Josephine Cox
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    Believe Me

    J. P. Delaney,JP Delaney

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    The Girl Before author J.P. Delaney returns with another powerful psychological thriller in Believe Me. This page-turner follows an actress who is playing both sides of a murder investigation.

    Struggling British actress Claire Wright is in New York without a green card and is desperate for work. Times are desperate so she takes the only part she's been offered - a decoy for a divorce firm, hired to entrap straying husbands.

    She's not allowed to hit on them directly, but does have to make it clear she's available. Any innocent men will have nothing to hide but then things change. A policeman is investigating one of Claire's targets for murder and asks for her help. Claire can do this, but as she assumes a voice and attitude, she wonders who's actually deceiving who...
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  • Peter James Collection - 8 Books

    Peter James

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    This collection includes eight stand-alone supernatural stories from Detective Roy Grace author Peter James.

    Prophecy finds a group of drunk students playing with a Ouija board they find in a dark and damp cellar; Possession is the terrifying tale of a young man who will defy even death to get what he wants; and Dreamer follows a woman who has had nightmares for the past 25 years. They started the night before her parents died...

    For fans of authors like: Stephen King, Michael Crichton, Karin Slaughter
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    A Spark of Light

    Jodi Picoult

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    Small Great Things author Jodi Picoult returns with A Spark of Light - a poignant, important and contemporary tale that examines the complexity of balancing the right to life with the right to choose...

    The Center for Women's Reproductive Health offers a last chance at hope - but nobody ends up there by choice. It's a controversial site that has people demonstrating who believe the service it offers is no different to legalised murder every day. And now a lone, armed protestor has taken the staff, patients and visitors hostage...

    Unravelling backwards, this compelling story reveals what has brought everyone involved to the Center - and how they've made people peel their truths and secrets away...
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  • The Man With No Face

    Peter May

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    Coffin Road author Peter May returns with The Man With No Face - a powerful psychological thriller about a jaded journalist who is determined to dig up dirt on Europe's major political parties when he travels to Brussels.

    Two British men are found dead as soon as Neil Bannerman arrives in Belgium: one a journalist, the other a cabinet minister. The witness to the killing is the former's autistic daughter and she can remember every detail about her father's killer - except one major moment...

    Bannerman feels compelled to follow his instincts and makes it his mission to expose a murderous conspiracy, protect a helpless child, and unmask a remorseless killer...
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    Elizabeth Jane Howard Collection - 5 Books

    Elizabeth Jane Howard

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    This impeccable collection contains five novels by Elizabeth Jane Howard, the bestselling author of the Cazalet Chronicles and all the novels are funny yet touching.

    After Julius follows a family who have been brought back together, but they're finding it hard not to fall apart. Julius died 20 years ago but his last heroic action is still leaving a huge impact; Mr Wrong is a collection of short stories about dysfunctional families; and Odd Girl Out takes an eagle-eyed look at a destructive marriage.

    Something in Disguise is a witty account of a post-war family who are on the cusp of change and facing a crisis; and Getting It Right is a touching comedy about a sensitive hairdresser who tries to start living life 'right' at the age of 31.
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  • Peter Morfoot Collection - 3 Books

    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
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  • Penny Parkes Collection - 3 Books

    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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  • Six Tudor Queens: Anna of Kleve, Queen of Secrets

    Alison Weir

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    Acclaimed historian Alison Weir presents the fourth novel in her bestselling Six Tudor Queens Series - Anna of Kleve, Queen of Secrets.

    King Henry has fallen for Anna's portrait even though she has none of the accomplishments he seeks in a new bride. She wants to please him as the balance of power in Europe rests on their marriage, but her chequered past could cause issues...

    This powerful page-turner finds the author drawing on new evidence to reveal Anna (also known as Anne of Cleves) to be a charming and spirited woman who was loved by all who knew her - and by the king who rejected her.
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  • Sleep

    C.L. Taylor,CL Taylor

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    Seven strangers. Seven secrets. One deadly lie... C.L. Taylor's Sleep is a creepy and atmospheric psychological thriller that will keep you awake long into the night.

    All Anna wants is to be able to sleep but guilt-ridden night terrors and crushing insomnia are making this impossible. In a bid to escape her past, Anna takes a job at a hotel on a remote Scottish island.

    When she welcomes seven guests, what starts as a retreat becomes a deadly nightmare. Each guest has a secret but one of them is lying about why they're on the island - and it soon becomes clear a murderer has their sights on Anna...

    For fans of authors like Karin Slaughter, Paula Hawkins, Tess Gerritsen
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  • Kerry Wilkinson Collection - 3 Books

    Kerry Wilkinson

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    When a body is found in a locked house, Detective Sergeant Jessica Daniel is tasked with finding the killer and discovering how they got in and out of the property...

    Jessica is struggling to find leads but then a second body shows up in identical circumstances... Kerry Wilkinson's Locked In is a gritty and atmospheric thriller about one woman's search for a suspected serial killer and it's accompanied here by two equally captivating page-turners.

    Vigilante finds someone on the street serving their own brand of justice; while The Woman in Black finds her investigating the case of a severed hand that was carefully placed in the middle of Manchester city centre.

    For fans of authors like: Peter May, Tania Carver, Leigh Russell

    This collection contains books 1-3 in Kerry Wilkinson's Detective Sergeant Jessica Daniel series.
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    Chance Developments

    Alexander McCall Smith

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    Inspired by a selection of vintage photographs, The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency author Alexander McCall Smith presents a selection of short stories about all kinds of love in Chance Developments.

    With a die-cut jacket and all five black-and-white photographs lovingly reproduced throughout the book, this is a gorgeous gift for any fan of the popular author. He looks at each photo and comes up with stories about the people captured in them.

    From an estate in the Highlands of Scotland to a Canadian travelling circus, the stories are captivating from start to finish. They'll make you smile, laugh and cry and hope these characters find the love they're after - whether that be romantic, platonic, passionate or familial.
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  • Holmes & Hudson Mysteries Collection - 3 Books

    Martin Davies

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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.
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  • Mason Cross Collection- 3 Books

    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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  • Moscow, Midnight

    John Simpson

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    John Simpson, a hugely acclaimed and successful journalist, turns his attention to fiction in this powerful, poignant and witty contemporary thriller.

    A sex game has gone wrong and government minister Patrick Macready has been found dead in his flat. The coroner has ruled it an accident but old-school journalist Jon Swift is certain something doesn't seem right. Days later, Macready's flat is 'burgled' and Swift discover his old friend had been researching a slew of Russian government figures who have wound up dead in similar 'accidental' circumstances...

    With no help on offer from the police, Swift tracks down a contact in Moscow and finds himself drawn into a violent underworld full of conspiracies, assassinations and double-agents crossing each other at every turn...
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  • Diane Chamberlain Collection - 3 Books

    Diane Chamberlain

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    Three stand-alone novels from Diane Chamberlain, a talented author whose work interweaves various important themes. They will appeal to readers who enjoy the likes of Jodi Picoult, Dorothy Koomson and Adele Parks.

    Pretending to Dance focuses on Molly Arnette, a woman who is very good at keeping secrets. She's trying to adopt a baby with her husband but is very worried that her past may come back to haunt her and ruin both her chances of adoption and marriage. While growing up in North Carolina, Molly ran away from home following a horrific event that left her unable to trust anyone...

    Fire and Rain takes place in Valle Rosa, a small town in Southern California that is under destruction from deadly wildfires. When a handsome stranger calling himself Jeff Cabrio strolls into town claiming he'll be able to make it rain, he turns more than a few heads. Struggling journalist Carmen Perez thinks he might be the catalyst to revitalising her career, former Major League baseball pitcher Chris Garrett has the chance to come to terms with his career's demise and sculptress Mia Tanner unearths old wounds and new loves. All three of their lives soon become entwined and they all have to face up to the ghosts of their past.

    Secret Lives follows the disillusioned actress Eden Riley as she returns to her mother's childhood home in rural Virginia. She is full of questions about her mother, who died when she was very young and on her quest for answers, she forms a bond with Ben Alexander, an archaeologist and friend of her uncle. However, Ben has a number of demons and carries a secret that might threaten the new couple's happiness.

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