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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Debbie Howells Collection - 3 Books

    Debbie Howells

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    Some secrets are more dangerous than others...

    Debbie Howells' psychological thrillers are full of dark secrets, obsession and suspense... Richard and Judy Book Club pick The Bones of You finds a family being torn apart when 18-year-old Rosie Anderson disappears. Local gardener Kate decides to take it upon herself to solve the mystery of what happened to Rosie...

    The Beauty of the End is a haunting tale of first love, secrets and revelations as ex-lawyer Noah finds out his former girlfriend - who is now on life support - has been accused of murder; and The Death of Her finds a mother desperately searching for her daughter after being battered and left for dead in a maize field.
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  • Guilty Not Guilty

    Felix Francis

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    Can Bill Russell track down his wife's murderer before it's too late?

    In this Dick Francis novel from Felix Francis, Bill is acting as a volunteer steward at Warwick races when he is told about the violent death of his beloved wife. When Bill is made the prime suspect for the killing, he is hounded by the media and his whole life starts to unravel...
    As friends and family turn against Bill, he vows to clear his name and find the true culprit... Set against the grief of personal tragedy and loss, Guilty Not Guilty is a thrilling tale of greed and jealousy.
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  • The Secret of Cold Hill

    Peter James

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    The Secret of Cold Hill will give you the chills...

    Bestselling crime author Peter James follows up The House on Cold Hill (a novel that has now been adapted into a hugely successful stage play) with this tantalising thriller following the first two families to move into the redeveloped Cold Hill.

    Jason and Emily Danes see their house as a forever home, while Maurice and Claudette Penze-Weedell are hoping to live out a happy retirement. Even though the estate resembles a building site, both couples feel uncomfortable in their own homes - and then they discover no one has lived beyond 40 in Cold Hill...
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  • C J Lyons Thrillers Collection - 3 Books

    C J Lyons

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    Three pulse-pounding thrillers from C.J. Lyons.

    FBI agent Lucy Guardino has never seen violence quite like that at the scene of the murder of a teenage girl in Kill Zone. She will have her work cut out to discover who the killer is and what drove them to commit such a brutal crime...

    Snake Skin finds Lucy on the frontline and on the trail of a sexual predator more vicious and cunning than anyone she's crossed paths with before; and Blood Stained finds a past case in a small town coming back to haunt her...
    For fans of authors like: Lee Child, Jeffery Deaver, Mark Billingham
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  • Now You See Them

    Elly Griffiths

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    The fifth book in Elly Griffiths' Brighton Mysteries series starring DCI Edgar Stephens and Max Mephisto...

    A decade has passed since the events in previous novel The Vanishing Box and a number of women are going missing from Brighton including the local schoolgirl, Rhonda Miles. Things get more sinister when one of the missing girls is found dead...

    So much has changed in everyone's personal and professional lives but when circumstances force the gang back together, all sorts of old feelings are sparked. When Edgar Stephens' daughter Ruby goes missing, the team will have to keep cool heads to track down the killer - especially as they'll need to negotiate violent clashes between mods and rockers on Brighton's seafront while they investigate...

    Please note this is the fifth book in Elly Griffiths' Brighton Mysteries series, not the Dr Ruth Galloway series as referenced in our catalogue. We apologise for any inconvenience.
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  • Suzette A. Hill Collection - 3 Books

    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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  • 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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  • Chris Morgan Jones Collection - 3 Books

    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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  • 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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  • The Lost Shrine

    Nicola Ford

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    Archaeologist and sometime sleuth Clare Hills has been struggling to get finance for her recently established university research unit but then Professor Margaret Bockford finds the Hart Unit commercial work with a housing developer on a site in the Cotswolds.

    However, there is one catch: the previous site director Beth Kinsella was found hanged in a copse on site, surrounded by mutilated wildlife. Clare and her team are left with no choice but to work on the dig but rumours about Beth's mental state and her claims that the site was historically significant refuse to disappear, causing a rift between local residents and the developers.

    One of the workers brings something rather unsettling to Clare's attention and she realises that there may actually be some substance to Beth's claims. Will Clare be able to uncover the truth before it's too late? Following on from our customer favourite The Hidden Bones, this thriller will have you turning the pages long into the night.
    For fans of authors like Elly Griffiths, Ann Cleeves, Aline Templeton
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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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  • Careless Love

    Peter Robinson

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    The twenty-fifth instalment of the Number One Bestselling DCI Banks series 'The master of the police procedural.' Mail on Sunday 'Robinson is prolific, but with each book he manages to ring the changes.' Guardian ***** The body of a young local student is found on a lonely country road. Initially the evidence points to suicide, yet she didn't own a car and she didn't even drive. So how did she get there, where did she die and who moved her? Meanwhile, a man in his sixties is found dead in a gully up on the nearby wild moorland. He is carrying no identification. The post-mortem indicates that he died from injuries sustained during the fall, but what was he doing up there? And why are there no signs of a car in the vicinity? As the trail gets colder, Annie's father's new partner, Zelda, alerts Banks and Annie to the return of an old and dangerous enemy in a new guise. This is someone who will stop at nothing, not even murder, to get what he wants.
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