Crime, Thriller & Mystery Books

  • Leigh Russell's DI Peterson Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9780857303523 - 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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    Erin Kelly follows up the bestselling He Said/She Said with Stone Mothers - a clever and captivating novel about a woman whose past catches up with her...

    Marianne grew up in the shadow of the old asylum and it's a place that still haunts her to this day. She fled the town at 17, leaving her boyfriend Jesse with the body they buried together. Now she's forced to return and Jesse is threatening to expose the truth...

    To protect her current 'perfect' life, Marianne will have to turn to her worst enemy for help...

    This page-turner will appeal to anyone who enjoys authors like Paula Hawkins and Tana French.
  • The Lost Shrine - Hardback - 9780749023928 - 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
  • The Complete Shetland Collection - 8 Books - Collection - 9781529025828 - 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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  • Murder in the Cotswolds Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9780749024284 - Rebecca Tope
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    Three classic British mysteries set in the idyllic countryside from bestselling crime novelist Rebecca Tope.

    In Deception in the Cotswolds, Thea Osborne looks forward to her latest house-sitting job in the secluded village of Cranham. She is looking after Harriet Young's reptiles but soon discovers that the geckoes are not the only cold-blooded creatures at large in Cranham.

    Thea agrees to house-sit for Oliver Meadows in Shadows in the Cotswolds, but she is distracted by the news of her mother's sudden involvement with an old flame. As usual, she finds herself at the centre of a dark mystery when she discovers a dead body in the gardens of the house.

    Malice in the Cotswolds sees Thea in a new assignment for the mysterious Yvonne Parker. She arrives at the isolated village of Snowshill and is immediately on edge. A child in the unsettling village is found brutally strangled and Thea and her friends work together to uncover the sinister plot.

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  • Anthony Horowitz Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781407251370 - Anthony Horowitz
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    This mysterious collection includes three puzzling page-turners from the bestselling author, Anthony Horowitz - including two Sherlock Holmes stories.

    The House of Silk finds London frozen by a seemingly everlasting winter in 1890. Holmes and Watson are enjoying a nice cup of tea in 221b Baker Street when an agitated gentleman arrives unannounced. He mentions a scar-faced man has been stalking him and soon our heroic detectives find themselves in a case that stretches from the streets of London to the criminal underworld of Boston...

    In Moriarty, Holmes is dead - he fell to his doom along with his nemesis Moriarty at Reichenbach Falls. But the death of Moriarty has inspired a fiendish new criminal mastermind - and Pinkerton agent Frederick Chase has to hunt this elusive criminal down before he has the chance to cause significant damage; Magpie Murders is an Atticus Pünd story that finds the talented detective looking into a murder at Pye Hall that may not be quite what it seems.

    For fans of authors like: Ngaio Marsh, Agatha Christie, Arthur Conan Doyle.
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  • Chris Morgan Jones Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781529025804 - 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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    Fans of The Girl Before and The Perfect Girlfriend will find themselves absorbed by this powerful psychological thriller by debut author Annie Ward.

    Maddie and Ian have been happily together for 16 years and are living the perfect suburban life in Middle America with their beautiful son. When Maddie has an accident, she starts attending therapy as part of the healing process and gradually reveals her fears about Ian's PTSD; her concerns for the safety of their child; and the couple's tumultuous past with Jo.

    Eventually, all the years of love, fear, adventure and suspicion culminate in the Day of the Killing... And a frantic 911 call finds the police attending the scene of a shocking crime.

    Why should you buy this book? It's an absorbing and twisted page-turner about a perfect love story leading to the perfect crime...
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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
  • I Thought I Knew You - Hardback - 9781509867851 - Penny Hancock
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    Jules and Holly have been best friends since they met at university. They know everything about each other and have navigated the trials and tribulations of adulthood together.

    Holly is the only person who knows about Jules' affair and Jules was there for Holly when her husband died. Their children were born just three years apart and have also grown up together. But now Jules' daughter Saffie has made a serious allegation against Holly's son Saul - and it's tearing their friendship apart...

    appeal to fans of He Said/She Said and Anatomy of a Scandal.
  • Matthew Hall Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781529025781 - 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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  • The ABC Murders - Hardback - 9780008310226 - Agatha Christie
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    A special gift edition of Agatha Christie's The ABC Murders - a masterful Poirot novel that has been adapted into a BBC drama starring John Malkovich and Rupert Grint to be shown over the festive period.

    Murder is a simple crime but in the hands of a maniac or a serial killer, it can become a very complicated business indeed. The whole country is in a state of panic and this is only serving to make the murderer even more confident.

    They've already killed Mrs Ascher in Andover, Betty Barnard in Bexhill and Sir Carmichael Clarke in Churston. However, these deliberate clues are playing right into the hands of Hercule 'probably the greatest detective in the world' Poirot...
  • Robert Bryndza Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9780349132563 - Robert Bryndza
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    When a young boy discovers the body of a woman beneath a thick sheet of ice in a South London park, Detective Erika Foster is called in to lead the murder investigation...

    The victim is a young socialite who had a seemingly perfect life, but when Erika connects the dots she realises this killing is very similar to the recent murders of three prostitutes. Erika's last case went drastically wrong and contributed to the death of her husband. Will she be able to track down this killer before it's too late?

    Erika also tracks down a killer of single men who have very private lives; and looks into a case that spans 26 years.

    For fans of authors like: Karin Slaughter, Rachel Abbott, Peter May
    This collection includes books 1-3 in Robert Bryndza's Detective Erika Foster series.
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    Bristling with tension, bitter rivalries and toxic friendships, Lucy Foley's The Hunting Party is a riveting murder mystery that can count Sophie Hannah and Adele Parks amongst its fans.

    In a remote hunting lodge deep in the Scottish wilderness, old friends gather round to celebrate the New Year. There's the beautiful one, the golden couple, the volatile one, the new parents, the quiet one, the city boy, the outsider and the victim.

    And then a murder occurs... This whodunnit is packed with intrigue and and suspense.
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    Described as 'a clever thriller with masterful twists' by Karin Slaughter, The Wife Between Us authors Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen's An Anonymous Girl is a thrilling read about the deadly nature of obsession.

    Jessica Farris signs up for an anonymous psychology study conducted by the mysterious Dr Shields, thinking it will be a case of answering a few questions, collecting her money and then leaving. But then the questions become more intense and invasive and she is told what to wear and how to act...

    Jessica starts to believe that Dr Shields knows all her secrets and realises she can't trust what is real in her life and what might be one of his manipulative experiments. She's caught up in a web of deceit and jealousy. Will she be able to untangle herself out of it?
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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...
  • Blood Orange - Hardback - 9781472252753 - Harriet Tyce
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    Harriet Tyce's debut thriller Blood Orange is a dark and addictive novel for readers who enjoyed Apple Tree Yard, The Nightingale and The Girl on the Train.

    Alison has it all: a doting husband, beloved daughter and career on the up. But nothing is quite what it seems. Alison drinks too much and she's having an affair with a colleague who likes to push boundaries. And it's all getting too much.

    Alison is representing a client who wants to plead guilty to stabbing her husband, but something about her story is amiss. However, if Alison saves this woman, she believes she can save herself. But someone knows all of Alison's secrets - and wants to make her pay for what she's done...
  • Frances Fyfield Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9780751577679 - Frances Fyfield
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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
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  • Victoria Jenkins Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9780349132556 - Victoria Jenkins
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    This collection of page-turners includes three of Victoria Jenkins' addictive and gripping crime stories set in South Wales.

    Nobody's Child finds a body being found in an abandoned hospital. It's too burnt to be identified but Detective Alex King knows all too well that every victim has a family... She puts aside her own troubles to track down the killer, but soon realises this death might be the first of many.

    The First One to Die has Alex on the trail of a young woman who fell from a rooftop to her death; and The Girls in the Water follows Alex as she realises one of her own team on a murder case is in grave danger...

    For fans of authors like: Karin Slaughter, Tess Gerritsen, Jeffery Deaver
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    This collection contains books 1-3 in Victoria Jenkins' Detective Alex King series.
  • The Dales Detective Series Collection -  3 Books - Collection - 9781529025613 - Julia Chapman
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    Three cosy crime whodunnits from Julia Chapman, all set in the beautiful surroundings of the Yorkshire Dales. All of these addictive mysteries are packed with wry and witty observations as an intrepid duo attempt to solve a number of cases of murder with manners.

    In Date with Death, Samson O'Brien has been dismissed from the police force and returns to his hometown of Bruncliffe to set up the Dales Detective Agency. However, the people of Bruncliffe only see Samson as a trouble-maker. Meanwhile, Samson's neighbour Delilah Metcalfe is struggling to keep her dating agency afloat and then the agency's first case forces the feuding neighbours to work together...

    Date with Malice finds the warring couple joining forces to uncover the hostility engulfing the elderly residents of Bruncliffe; and Date with Mystery finds them attempting to crack a case that has puzzled the town for decades...

    For fans of authors like: Alexander McCall Smith, Gervase Phinn, Jacqueline Winspear

    This collection contains books 1-3 in Julia Chapman's The Dales Detective Series.
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    You'll have seen DI Richard Poole in the hit BBC series Death in Paradise, where he was played so memorably by Ben Miller. This brilliant and original whodunnit, written by the show's creator Robert Thorogood, finds the detective on the trail of another potential murderer.

    Supermodel Polly Carter has been found dead after 'apparently' throwing herself from the cliftop near her home on the island of Saint-Marie. Famed for her looks and partying lifestyle, her friends are adamant she'd never have killed herself - and DI Poole agrees.

    In the scorching heat of the Caribbean, Richard has to face a stream of alibis, a host of conflicting motives and even a visit from his mother as he attempts to untangle the mystery of what he thinks is a well-planned-out murder...
  • The Flower Girls - Hardback - 9781526602145 - Alice Clark-Platts
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    Praised by Sophie Hannah, Alice Clark-Platts' The Flower Girls is a psychological thriller that will keep you on tenterhooks from the very first page.

    Three children went out to play but only two came back. Laurel and Primrose were the survivors and one was convicted of murder while the other was given a new identity... Now, 19 years later and another child has gone missing.

    The Flower Girls are about to hit the headlines all over again...
  • The Stranger Diaries - Hardback - 9781786487391 - Elly Griffiths
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    A Radio 2 Book Club Winter Pick, The Stranger Diaries is a captivating and contemporary Gothic thriller that combines the unsettling tone of Susan Hill with the darkness of Gone Girl.

    Clare Cassidy is a literature teacher specialising in the Gothic writer R.M. Holland. Her work and life tragically collide when one of her colleagues is found dead with a line from an R.M. Holland story by her body.

    The investigating police detective is convinced the writer's works hold the key to the case. Clare has no idea who she can trust and fears the killer is someone she knows. As a way of coping, she writes her fears and suspicions in her journal. But then she notices someone else has been writing in her diary...
  • Peter James Collection - 8 Books - Collection - 9781407251196 - 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