Fiction

Crime, Thriller & Mystery

  • BWWS
    William Shaw
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    The new book from William Shaw, the author of the Breen & Tozer series of crime novels, The Birdwatcher is a dark and disturbing novel about a policeman with a shameful secret.

    Police Sergeant William South is desperate to avoid being on a murder investigation. The reason being he is a murderer himself. His victim was a passionate birdwatcher who was also his only friend. Now, he's teamed up with newly recruited Detective Sergeant Alexandra Cupidi to crack the case of a body found violently beaten inside a wooden chest.

    This discovery brings back memories for South and when they track down a suspect - Donnie Fraser, a drifter from Northern Ireland - he's horrified as the two knew each other in their youth. Could South's violent and aggressive past be catching up with him?

    Intelligently written and touching upon themes of grief, guilt and humanity, this is a gripping thriller that will shock and surprise you. You won't be able to put it down.
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    Jeffery Deaver
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    Jeffery Deaver - the master of suspense - returns with the twelfth book starring his brilliant paraplegic forensic detective, Lincoln Rhyme.

    When an escalator gives way mid-chase, Amelia Sachs is forced to let a killer escape as she helps the man trapped in the depths. Following this, she teams up with Rhyme to investigate if this collapse was a freak accident or planned. Could they be on the trail of a murderer who is a technical whizz and knows just what he needs to do to contribute to a fatal 'accident'?

    Dark and gripping, this is a psychological thriller that will keep you guessing and thinking until late into the night.
  • 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!
  • Linwood Barclay Collection - 4 Books - Collection - 9781407250601
    LWBC
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    One of the world's most popular and talented crime writers, Linwood Barclay first came to prominence with the million-selling No Time for Goodbye and his Zack Walker series of mysteries. This collection brings together four exhilarating, stand-alone reads that will have you on tenterhooks throughout.

    Broken Promise is a gripping thriller that follows David Harwood as he looks in on his recently bereaved cousin. Marla is still traumatised after losing her baby, but when David arrive he's disturbed to see her looking after a baby that she claims was delivered to her 'by an angel'. Soon after a woman is founded murdered - and her baby is missing. Could this be Marla? Despite the overwhelming evidence, David can't help feeling there is more to this case...

    A Tap on the Window finds a man picking up a teenage girl and giving her a lift home on a rainy night, but this isn't the same girl he drops off; Trust Your Eyes has a map-obsessed man witnessing a murder while browsing a street view program; and Never Saw It Coming has the fraudulent 'psychic' Keisha coming up with a vision that is a little too close to the truth.
  • Elly Griffiths Collection - 5 Books - Collection - 9781786482969 - Elly Griffiths
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    Elly Griffiths
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    This collection features the first five books in the bestselling series of Dr. Ruth Galloway novels by Elly Griffiths.

    Set in the beautiful surroundings of Norfolk, the books follow forensic archaeologist Ruth as she tackles a number of grisly crime cases. A child's bones have been found in the marshes and it's up to Ruth to discover if they're the remains of a local girl who disappeared a decade ago; her forensic skills are called upon when builders uncover the bones of a child - minus its skull; there's a mystery that stretches right back to the end of the Second World War; something strange and sinister occurs on Halloween night in King's Lynn; and one of Ruth's friends is the victim of a house fire. Could it be arson?

    Pacy, atmospheric and a little bit quirky, these are superb and shocking mysteries that will appeal to fans of Kathy Reichs.

    This collection includes books 1-5 in Elly Griffiths' Dr. Ruth Galloway Mysteries series.
  • Gaslight Crime Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9780857300409 - Various
    GASL
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    With their distinctive, eye-catching jackets and compelling mysteries, this collection from Gaslight Crime - publishers of period crime - will delight fans of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Agatha Christie.

    The Triumphs of Eugene Valmont is a collection of short stories about a French detective resident in London who has to deal with everything from a gang of anarchists to the supernatural...

    The Big Bow Mystery finds East End landlady Mrs Drabdump unable to wake her lodger Arthur Constant. When she summons the assistance of her retired Scotland Yard detective neighbour George Godman, they open the door to find Constant lying there with a deep cut to his throat - but no one should have been able to get in or out.

    The Lodger is a psychological suspense novel that finds an elderly London couple taking in a lodger known only as Mr. Sleuth. He appears to be the perfect gentleman, but as they notice a few oddities, they begin to consider if he could be a Jack-the-Ripper-like serial killer known in the press as 'The Avenger'.
  • BHOK
    Janet Ellis
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    The Butcher's Hook is the debut novel from former Blue Peter presenter Janet Ellis. Submitted to publishers anonymously after graduating from the Curtis Brown creative writing school, it's set in Georgian London and tells the story of 19-year-old Anne Jaccob - the daughter of a well-to-do family who decides to swerve her arranged marriage in favour of finding her own happiness.

    When Anne meets butcher's apprentice Fub, she begins to imagine a life of passion with him... but her parents have found someone who they deem to be far more suitable for her. Fiercely independent and idiosyncratic, she makes the decision to follow her own dreams - even if that means getting some blood on her hands.

    An atmospheric and riveting story that has plenty of dark and twisted turns, this is a page-turning novel that will appeal to fans of The Miniaturist and We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves.
  • Derrick Storm Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781785652431 - Richard Castle
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    Richard Castle
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    Fans of Castle - the hit TV show starring Firefly's Nathan Fillion - will love having the chance to read the Derrick Storm books that have appeared in the programme. 'Written' by Richard Castle himself, this collection includes two novels and an omnibus edition that brings together three interconnecting short stories.

    When high-level bankers everywhere from Tokyo to London are gruesomely murdered by an old nemesis, Derrick Storm makes his comeback in Storm Front... Can he track down the killer?; Ultimate Storm brings together A Brewing Storm, A Raging Storm and A Bloody Storm - stories that find Derrick assisting a high-profile kidnapping case taking place in Washington, D.C.

    In Wild Storm, Derrick's plane home from the Swiss Alps takes a nose dive. After heroically saving the plane and the lives of everyone on board, he hears three other planes have crashed under similar circumstances...
  • Jack Higgins Collection - 12 Books - Collection - 9780007937950 - Jack Higgins
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    Jack Higgins
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    From the author of the highly acclaimed and bestselling thriller The Eagle Has Landed, Book People is pleased to introduce this fantastically gripping set of 12 books from Jack Higgins, a true master of tension.

    Containing masterful tales of intrigue, suspense and full-blown action, Higgins cleverly crafts uncertainty into every chapter - leaving you yearning for more. Featuring assassins, IRA members, Nazis, al-Qaeda killers and many more than we can mention, this high-octane set of sensational Jack Higgins books will appeal to fans of Robert Ludlum, Frederick Forsyth, Len Deighton and Clive Cussler books.

    Simply unputdownable!
  • The Godfather Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9780099586357 - Mario Puzo
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    Mario Puzo
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    Giving you plenty of reading for your money, this utterly gripping set from master mafia storyteller Mario Puzo is a must-have for all fans of crime writing, and all those who have seen the classic film version of The Godfather.

    Forty years after its publication, this extraordinary novel has now been reissued alongside The Sicilian, its just-as-readable and equally as epic sequel, and the unforgettable The Last Don, which brilliantly portrays a corrupt and brutal world where crooked cops and desperate gamblers collide.

    Each of these classic novels are brimming with love, lust, loyalty, betrayal, violence and passion, and everything happens at a breakneck speed so you'll find them impossible to put down too. Puzo's American crime family sagas remain at the top of their game, and should be read by all enthusiasts of the genre.
  • 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.

  • DNHB
    M. C. Beaton
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    This mystery from Book People favourite M.C. Beaton follows Lochdubh's most quick-witted but unambitious policeman, Hamish Macbeth, as he attempts to solve another quirky crime.

    James Harrison has recently moved to a restored hunting lodge in Sutherland with his private nurse, Gloria Dainty. When Hamish visits Mr. Harrison to introduce him to the neighbourhood, he's hardly welcomed with open arms. As Gloria apologises for her employer's behaviour, Hamish takes the plunge and invites her out for dinner - but she never shows up...

    Four days later, Gloria's body washes up on a beach near Braikie and it's clear she's been strangled. On his own, Hamish must find the killer of the beautiful new resident before they have the chance to strike again.

    A beautiful hardback at an unbelievable price, this novel will delight M.C. Beaton's loyal fans and is full of shocks, surprises and charm.
  • LPSV
    Dominic Smith
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    Written by Dominic Smith, this captivating read tells of a 17th century painting that links three lives across three continents over three centuries. In 1600s Amsterdam, Sara de Vos loses her daughter suddenly and turns to painting in her grief. She creates the artwork of a dark landscape of a girl watching an ice skater from the edge of a wood.

    In 1957 in New York, Martijn de Groot has this painting - At the Edge of a Wood - hanging above his bed. When it's stolen, he is bereft. Meanwhile, struggling art student Ellie Shipley agrees to forge the painting for a dubious art dealer. Finally, we arrive at Sydney in 2000 and Ellie is now a celebrated art historian and curator. She's curating an exhibition about the female painters of the Dutch Golden Age but then it becomes apparent the original version of this painting and her forgery are en route to the museum.

    Exhilarating from start to finish, this book is one you won't want to put down. Full of period detail and with its intriguing premise that threatens to see Ellie's life and reputation spiral out of control, it's a rewarding and elegantly written read.
  • Kate Ellis Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9780349413693 - Kate Ellis
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    Kate Ellis
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    Set in Devon, these books mix thrilling crime cases with archaeology. As DS Wesley Peterson looks into various murders, he finds them combining with historical murders and more.

    The Funeral Boat finds Wesley intrigued by the possibility of a Viking corpse being buried in a smallholding. When a Danish tourist is abducted, Wesley must return to his day job - could there be a link between the two discoveries?

    An Unhallowed Grave has Wesley looking into if someone has been 'executed' rather than murdered - after their body was found in a tree used for hanging five centuries ago; The Cadaver Game is possibly the most gruesome yet - a murdered woman has been found and Wesley is struggling to identify her. As he digs into the case, another disturbing situation occurs - two teenagers have been found naked with shotgun wounds at the foot of a cliff. Could the two events be linked? And why do these murders mirror a manhunt from the Napoleonic wars?

    This collection contains books 3, 4 and 16 in the Wesley Peterson crime series.
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    Inspector Chopra returns for his second case in The Perplexing Theft of the Jewel in the Crown.

    For centuries, the Koh-i-Noor diamond has caused nothing but bloodshed. It's now part of the British Crown Jewels and when they go on display in Mumbai, security is of the utmost importance. Yet when Inspector Chopra visits the exhibition, the diamond is stolen from under his nose in a seemingly impossible act of thievery. Will he - and his elephant - be able to find the criminal?

    Vaseem Khan's debut, The Unexpected Inheritance of Inspector Chopra, was a huge favourite with Book People customers and we're pleased to say this new book is just as quirky, charming and enthralling. It will appeal to fans of Alexander McCall Smith.
  • Christobel Kent Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781782399605 - Christobel Kent
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    Christobel Kent
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    One beautiful city and its sinister secrets... Brooding and thoughtful, Sandro Cellini is a private detective who's determined to discover just what lurks beneath the dark heart of modern Italy.

    In his first three cases, he investigates whether there is a link between the disappearance of a young English girl and the murder of an elderly architect, discovers whether the death of Loni Meadows in a car crash was 'accidental' and looks into the sudden disappearance of a father-to-be...

    Elaborate and convincing stories from Christobel Kent.

    This collection contains books 1-3 in Christobel Kent's Sandro Cellini series.
  • Rebecca Shaw Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781407250496 - Rebecca Shaw
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    Rebecca Shaw
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    A combination of quintessential village charm and cosy crime mysteries, Rebecca Shaw's Turnham Malpas novels will appeal to fans of both Gervase Phinn - and here you can enjoy three novels from the series for one unbelievable price.

    The New Rector of Turnham Malpas is young, vigorous and very handsome... and Peter Harris will soon learn that there is far more to village life than meets the eye.

    Local publicans are having trouble with their wayward daughter, the Charter-Placketts are trying to bring a touch of Harrods to the neighbourhoods and then there's Suzy Meadows - a beautiful and tragic widow who turns to Peter for support. But then tragedy strikes...

    In Village Matters, the wealth and brash Craddock Fitch has pitched up at the Big House and is determined to make his mark - but the village are determined to stop him. Meanwhile, the popular Flick Charter-Plackett is knocked down by an unpopular barman and a whole new dispute rears its ugly head...

    In Village Secrets, the school is to get a new head and the residents are awaiting her arrival with avid curiosity. When the young, pretty and keen Kate Pascoe arrives, she seems ideal for the job - but it's not long until a shocking death makes the villagers think differently. Peter once again will have to discover the truth about these strange goings-on...

    This collection includes books 1, 3 and 5 in the Turnham Malpas series.
  • Agatha Raisin Collection - 20 Books - Collection - 9781472123619 - M.C. Beaton
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    M.C. Beaton
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    Now the star of her own hit Sky TV series where she's played by Ashley Jensen, this bumper 20-book collection will introduce you to Agatha Raisin, one of Book People's most popular detectives. Written by M.C. Beaton, these are whodunnits that will keep you guessing until the very last page.

    Set in a picture-perfect Cotswold village, Agatha learns her trade; finds herself accused of poisoning a judge in the local quiche-making competition; has to deal with the fallout of the murder of her ex-husband's new wife; attempts to catch a killer when jam at the village fete is laced with poison; attempts to plan the perfect Christmas, while solving the murder of a woman who has written to her from beyond the grave; wakes up next to a curiously cold corpse; and cracks many more curious cases.

    Including her very first mystery The Quiche of Death, the first novel adapted into a television drama, alongside many more curious cases, this is a witty, quirky and endlessly charming collection for crime fans who prefer their murder mysteries with the blood and gore left out.

    This collection contains books 1-20 in M.C. Beaton's Agatha Raisin series.
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    Paula Hawkins
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    This is the runaway sunday times no. 1 bestseller and thriller of the year. "Really great suspense novel. Kept me up most of the night. The alcoholic narrator is dead perfect." (Stephen King). Rachel catches the same commuter train every morning. She knows it will wait at the same signal each time, overlooking a row of back gardens. She's even started to feel like she knows the people who live in one of the houses. 'Jess and Jason', she calls them. Their life - as she sees it - is perfect. If only Rachel could be that happy. And then she sees something shocking. It's only a minute until the train moves on, but it's enough. Now everything's changed. Now Rachel has a chance to become a part of the lives she's only watched from afar. Now they'll see; she's much more than just the girl on the train...
  • Mirabelle Bevan Mysteries - 3 Books - Collection - 9781472124791 - Sara Sheridan
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    Sara Sheridan
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    A crime force to be reckoned with, Mirabelle Bevan is a feisty, intelligent and charming investigator who cracks cases all over England during the 1950s. This three-book collection offers the perfect introduction and is available at a price you'll love.

    Brighton Belle kicks off the series and in this captivating novel, the nation is back on its feet after the horrors of the War. As a retired Whitehall secretary, Mirabelle believes her skills are no longer required. After the death of her lover, she retires to Brighton and takes a job at a debt collection agency. When the case of pregnant Hungarian refugee Romana Laszlo comes in and she ends up on a trail of gold sovereigns and corpses, Mirabelle discovers her specialist knowledge is vital...

    In London Calling, 17-year-old Rose Bellamy Gore has gone missing and the prime suspect is black saxophone player, Lindon Claremont - the last person to be seen talking to her. As he winds up in Brighton with a childhood friend who knows Mirabelle, the two ladies find themselves diving into London't underworld of smoky nightclubs and lethal cocktails. England Expects is set during the summer heatwave of 1953 and finds Mirabelle and Vesta investigating the seemingly unrelated murders of a racing journalist and a cleaning woman...
  • Malcolm Mackay Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781447286523 - Malcom Mackay
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    Malcom Mackay
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    Compelling and brutal, Malcolm Mackay's Glasgow Trilogy is a series that will appeal if you can't get enough of crime fiction. The thrillers, very much in the vein of Peter Robinson or Ian Rankin, are full of double - and triple - crossing and take readers directly into the murky Glaswegian underworld.

    The Necessary Death of Lewis Winter finds a 29-year-old loner being given a job after a casual telephone conversation... he has to kill a man. He already knows how hard it is to kill a man and is fully aware if he doesn't do it right, there will be consequences...

    Sequel How A Gunman Says Goodbye asks the question: 'How does a gunman retire?' Frank MacLeod was the best in the business, but perhaps isn't anymore... he's given a new job and new target, but something goes horribly wrong - and someone ends up dead. The final book, The Sudden Arrival of Violence, finds two of Glasgow's biggest criminal organisations at deadly war with each other - Detective Michael Fisher knows this is only the start, while Calum MacLean sees it as the opportunity to get out of this life...

    Full of bleak situations, memorable characters and complex moral issues, this series is brutal and unflinching. You'll be gripped throughout.
  • ATAKI
    John Grisham
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    'The best thriller writer alive' - Ken Follett Sometimes you have to fight dirty to get clean. Sebastian Rudd takes the cases no one else wants to take: the drug-addled punk accused of murdering two little girls; a crime lord on death row; a homeowner accused of shooting at a SWAT team. Rudd believes that every person accused of a crime is entitled to a fair trial - even if he has to cheat to get one. He antagonises people from both sides of the law: his last office was firebombed, either by drug dealers or cops. He doesn't know or care which. But things are about to get even more complicated for Sebastian. Arch Swanger is the prime suspect in the abduction and presumed murder of 21-year-old Jiliana Kemp, the daughter of the assistant chief of police. When Swanger asks Sebastian to represent him, he lets Sebastian in on a terrible secret ...one that will threaten everything Sebastian holds dear. Gritty, witty, and impossible to put down, Rogue Lawyer is the master of the legal thriller at his very best.
  • DI Tom Tyler Mysteries Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781785651335 - Maureen Jennings
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    Maureen Jennings
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    Maureen Jennings' engrossing '40s trilogy provides a portrait of a society under threat and has a lead character - Detective Inspector Tom Tyler - who will stop at nothing to discover the truth.

    The only DI in the quiet village of Whitchurch, Shropshire, Tyler must have all his wits about him when invasion looms not long after the retreat from Dunkirk in the opening novel, Season of Darkness. When a Land Girl is found dead on a country road with a German Luger and spray of white poppies by her side, Tyler forgets his personal worries and concentrates on solving the murder...

    Beware this Boy follows on from this and finds Tyler moving to Birmingham to assist an investigation into a fatal explosion in a munitions factory; and No Known Grave finds a double murder taking place in a hospital set up to help victims of war.

    Favourably compared to Foyle's War, these books are full of well-crafted characters, amazing period detail and captivating plots.
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    Elly Griffiths
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    The eighth book in Elly Griffiths' bestselling mystery series following the forensic archaeologist Dr. Ruth Galloway, The Woman in Blue finds Ruth facing up to her toughest case yet.

    Female priests are being murdered in the shrine town of Walsingham and Ruth's friend Cathbad has seen a vision of the Virgin Mary in the graveyard next to the cottage he is house-sitting. A druid who is used to visions, he takes it in his stride... but when a body of a woman dressed in similar clothes to 'Mary' is found dead in a ditch the next day, it's clear a horrible crime has been committed.

    After managing to avoid Walsingham during her 17 years in Norfolk, Ruth is asked by an old university friend to meet in the village and she's amazed to discover that Hilary Smithson is now a priest. Hilary has been receiving vitriolic and anonymous letters that have targeted female priests - and they contain references to local archaeology.

    While Walsingham prepares for its annual Easter re-enactment of the Crucifixion, another female priest is murdered. Ruth faces a race against time to unmask the killer before they strike again...