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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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    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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    Ann Granger's Campbell & Carter Collection - 6 Books

    Ann Granger

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    Full of murder and intrigue, these English country crime novels find Superintendent Ian Carter and Inspector Jess Campbell investigating quirky crimes across the Cotswolds.

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    Janie Bolitho Collection - 7 Books

    Janie Bolitho

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    Set in the picturesque setting of the Cornish countryside, these seven books follow artistic amateur sleuth Rose Trevelyan as she attempts to uncover the truth behind a number of startling mysteries.

    Rose was hoping to make friends with one of her female clients - but then she turns up dead; she begins to connect the dots in a case of a man who fell off a cliff in suspicious circumstances and the non-show of one of her friends at the opening of a new exhibition; and has so many suspects following a series of burglaries and brutal attacks on young women.

    You'll be racing through the pages as you try to follow the clues and spot the murderers. These are perfect for fans of Rebecca Tope and M.C. Beaton.
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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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    The Confession

    Jessie Burton

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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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    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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    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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    Matthew Hall Collection - 3 Books

    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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    Craig Russell's Lennox Series Collection - 5 Books

    Craig Russell

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    'Tartan neo-noir at its most entertaining' - Sunday Herald

    Craig Russell is a crime writer at the top of his game. Praised by Peter James and Michael Connelly for his gritty stories filled with gangsters, his 1950s Glasgow-based dramas draw readers into dark places filled with even darker characters.

    These page-turners follow the shady investigator Lennox as he winds up in the middle of a gruesome murder case... As he tries to prove his own innocence, he stirs up Glasgow's underworld and is violently tracked down by the men he's been hired to follow.

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    This collection includes books 1-5 in Craig Russell's Lennox series For fans of authors like Peter James, Lee Child, Val McDermid
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    Clare Donoghue Collection - 3 Books

    Clare Donoghue

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    Based in and around South East London, Clare Donoghue's DS Jane Bennett and DI Mike Lockyer police procedurals will chill you to the bone...

    You won't be able to stop turning the pages in Never Look Back, the first novel in the series (and Clare's debut), as the regional murder squad find themselves on the trail of a murderer who brutally killed three women in sadistic fashion while they were only feet away from safety... DI Lockyer desperately tries to find the link between these incidents but what he discovers throws his personal and professional life into turmoil.

    No Place to Die finds the duo on the trail of a killer with a seriously twisted mind; and Trust No One has an unhappy marriage ending in murder...

    For fans of authors like David Hewson, Mark Billingham, Tess Gerritsen

    This collection contains books 1-3 in Clare Donoghue's DS Jane Bennett and DI Mike Lockyer series
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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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    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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    Ruth Hogan Collection - 3 Books

    Ruth Hogan

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    Ruth Hogan's warm, wise and poignant novels touch on important themes of families, secrets and the astonishing power of friendship.

    A chance encounter turns Masha's life around in The Wisdom of Sally Red Shoes; acts of generosity and compassion helps Laura find a new home in The Keeper of Lost Things; and Tilda finds her adult life damaged by her mother's unaccountable cruelty in Queenie Meanie's Paradise Hotel.

    These books will appeal to fans of Marian Keyes, Jane Green and Adele Parks.
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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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    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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    Jill Mansell Collection - 3 Books

    Jill Mansell

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    Warm and witty tales of love, lust and families...

    In Nadia Knows Best, Nadia Kinsella and Jay Tiernan find themselves trapped in a remote Cotswold pub during adverse weather conditions. Nadia is tempted to make a move, but she's already met 'The One' (her childhood sweetheart, Laurie) and is keen to avoid doing something she may later regret...

    Thinking of You is a romantic read about a single mum with a severe case of empty nest syndrome following her daughter starting university; and In Rumour Has It, newly single Tilly Cole isn't looking for love but bad boy Jack Lucas has his eyes set on her...

    For fans of authors like Cathy Kelly, Lucy Diamond, Marian Keyes
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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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    Chris Lloyd Collection - 3 Books

    Chris Lloyd

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    Can you crack the killings in Catalonia?

    A number of hate figures - including a loan shark, a corrupt priest and four thugs who blighted the streets - have been murdered in the Catalan city of Girona. Each corpse has then been presented in a way that no one can fathom!

    Elisenda Domenech, the head of the city's newly formed Serious Crime Unit, is determined to do all she can to stop the attacks. She believes the attacker is drawing on the city's legends to choose his targets, but her colleagues aren't convinced... She faces a battle against the press, the public and other members of the police force to discover the truth.
    For fans of authors like Val McDermid, Andrea Camilleri, Henning Mankell
    This collection contains books 1-3 in Chris Lloyd's Detective Elisenda Domenech series
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    James Bond 007 Audio Collection - 23 CDs

    Ian Fleming

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    Narrated by big-name actors including Dan Stevens, Bill Nighy, Rory Kinnear and Damian Lewis, this audio collection contains the first four books in Ian Fleming's classic James Bond series.

    Featuring Casino Royale, Live and Let Die, Moonraker and Diamonds are Forever, these CDs (complete with original, unabridged text) follow the spy on his various missions and are sure to keep anyone who loves all things 007 happily entertained.

    Casino Royale follows Bond as he aims to neutralise the Russian operative Le Chiffre by ruining him at the baccarat table; Moonraker has him trying to stop a millionaire-backed project that could threaten Britain's defence system; Live and Let Die is a tale of terror, treachery and torture; and Diamonds are Forever finds diamonds being smuggled from Africa to America via Britain.

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    Approximate running time: 26 hours
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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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    Miss Seeton Mysteries Collection - 8 Books

    Heron Carvic

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    Set in the town of Plummergen, these humorous mysteries find retired art teacher Miss Seeton investigating all kinds of quirky killings. Featuring 'a most beguiling protagonist' (New York Times), they follow on from our previous three-book collection that delighted so many cosy crime fans.

    Throughout these books, Miss Seeton looks into a crime wave that has taken over her peaceful home village; finds herself accused of being a thief's accomplice; and investigates a potential killer at a tennis tournament. Will it be a case of game, set and match?

    For fans of authors like M.C. Beaton, Rhys Bowen, L.C. Tyler.

    This collection includes books 4-12 in the Miss Seeton Mysteries series
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    Adrian Mole Audio Collection - 15 CDs

    Sue Townsend

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    Sue Townsend's Adrian Mole is a character we've all laughed at and with over the years and this audio collection includes the first three books in the hugely entertaining and influential series.

    The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole will introduce you to a hapless teenager who provides an unabashed, pimples-and-all glimpse into adolescent life through his diary; The Growing Pains of Adrian Mole finds the teen struggling with the prospect of entering adulthood and trying to survive his family's attempts to scar him for life; and The Wilderness Years finds Adrian aged 23 and 3/4, living as a lodger in Pandora's Oxford flat, where he's barely tolerated by his childhood sweetheart.

    Narrated by Nicholas Barnes, these are brilliantly funny CDs to listen to again and again.
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    Approximate running time: 16.5 hours
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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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