Fiction

Crime, Thriller & Mystery Books

  • Peter James Collection - 5 Books - Collection - 9781509858286 - Peter James
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    Peter James
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    Peter James' thrilling novels have sold millions of copies worldwide and this fantastic collection brings together five books starring his popular character, Detective Superintendent Roy Grace.

    Dead Man's Footsteps finds a Brighton businessman grasping the chance to shed his debts, disappear and reinvent himself in another country on the morning of 9/11. Six years later, the remains of a woman's body in a storm drain in Brighton leads Grace on an enquiry that reaches all around the world...

    Dead Tomorrow has a body of a missing teenager being found off the seabed of the Sussex coast, but it's missing vital organs; Dead Like You finds women suffering horrific experiences at the turn of the New Year - and these cases bear remarkable similarities to an unsolved series of crimes that occurred years before; Dead Man's Grip has Carly Chase surviving a nasty traffic accident where a teenage student was killed. She's traumatised and things get even worse when the drivers of the other two cars are found murdered. Grace warns her she could be next...

    Not Dead Yet finds Hollywood coming to Brighton. But there's a stalker following every move of the rock star who's bagged the lead role... these books are compelling, fast-paced and sure to delight fans of Ian Rankin and Peter Robinson.

    This collection contains books 4-8 in Peter James' Detective Roy Grace series.
  • Ian Rankin Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9781407234649 - Ian Rankin
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    Ian Rankin
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    Based in Edinburgh, Inspector John Rebus has to battle with demons of his own, while also attempting to unveil and uncover the brutal crimes he has to confront as part of his increasingly important workload.

    Ian Rankin, OBE, subtly introduces challenging social issues into each novel as racial prejudice, the sleaze behind the tourist-friendly facade and a rapidly evolving Scotland are all expertly covered.

    This set of ten books includes Let It Bleed, Mortal Causes and a stand-alone crime thriller, Doors Open, that shows Rankin's stories are just as enticing even when they don't feature Inspector Rebus.
  • 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.

  • Carola Dunn's Cornish Mysteries Collection - 4 Books - Collection - 9781472127693 - Carola Dunn
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    This collection contains four cosy crime novels starring the retired widow, Eleanor Trewynn. Written by Carola Dunn, the author of the bestselling Daisy Dalrymple series, these are charming stories full of daring thefts, double-crossing and murder most foul.

    Set in the beautiful surroundings of Cornwall, the series begins with Manna from Hades, a story which finds Eleanor quickly realising there is no such thing as a restful retirement. She heads home from years of working overseas to the village of Port Mabyn in Cornwall. Once there, she decides to continue her charity work, but one morning she finds a valuable donation and corpse stuffed into her storeroom. She enlists the help of her niece, Detective Sergeant Megan Pencarrow, and together the duo try to crack the case...

    Eleanor also has to discover who killed a local artist; rescues a half-drowned Indian man out of the water; and embarks on a chase across fog-bound Bodmin Moor when deaths are occurring all around her.
  • Margery Allingham Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781784705619 - Margery Allingham
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    Margery Allingham
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    This collection includes three murder mysteries starring Albert Campion from Margery Allingham, an author described as a 'shining light' by Agatha Christie.

    Death of a Ghost finds John Lafcadio's ambition to be known as one of the great painters not even being thwarted by something as trivial as his own death. He leaves his widow 12 sealed paintings and asks her to unveil a canvas each year to a carefully selected audience. Super sleuth Albert Campion is one of those invited to the latest unveiling, but then a fatal stabbing occurs...

    Look to the Lady has Val Gyrth finding himself the victim of a botched kidnapping attempt. He's surprised, but Campion isn't - he knows the Gyrth family are being targeted by a ruthless ring of thieves, but is there a supernatural force at work?; The Crime At Black Dudley has a suspicious death occurring in a mansion. Campion knows skulduggery is afoot but will the other guests be able to trust him and his quirky ways?

    J.K. Rowling has said that Margery Allingham is her favourite author from the Golden Age of crime writing and with these three books for one unbelievable Book People price, you'll be able to see why!
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    M.C. Beaton
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    A huge favourite with Book People customers, M.C. Beaton's beloved character, the quick-witted and unambitious policeman Hamish Macbeth returns to try and crack his 32nd mysterious case in Death of a Ghost.

    Hamish is hearing reports that a castle outside the village of Drim is haunted. Lights have been spotted at night but Hamish expects it is local youths gathering to take drugs. To get to the bottom of the rumours once and for all, Hamish decides to spend a night in the castle with his colleague Charlie 'Clumsy' Carson.

    The wind explains the ghostly noises but then Charlie falls through the floor and Hamish finds a dead boy propped up in a corner of the cellar. Chief Detective Inspector Blair arrives to investigate, but the body has disappeared. Hamish's story is dismissed as words of a drunk, so he takes it upon himself to find and identify the body and its killer before the 'ghost' strikes again...
  • Ann Cleeves Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9781509858231 - Ann Cleeves
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    Ann Cleeves
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    This bumper collection provides the perfect introduction to Ann Cleeves' bestselling stories. It contains five novels in the Vera series (adapted into a hit ITV drama starring Brenda Blethyn) and five books from the Shetland series (adapted by the BBC into a popular show starring Douglas Henshall).

    Available for an unbelievable Book People price, the first five books in the Vera series follow Vera Stanhope as the detective investigates a series of strange occurrences across the North Pennines. She starts by joining three very different women as they arrive at an isolated cottage to complete an environmental survey. But when they get there, they find the body of one of Bella's friends... Vera also makes fresh inquiries into the decade-old case of the murder of a 15-year-old girl; and investigates the disappearance of her hippy neighbour.

    Set in the remote community of the Shetland Islands, the five Shetland books follow Jimmy Perez as he encounters all manner of evil characters. 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.
  • Kate Morton Collection - Collection - 9781509858248 - Kate Morton
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    Kate Morton
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    Kate Morton writes intelligent and thought-provoking fiction and this collection contains three of her best novels.

    The House at Riverton is both a thrilling mystery and a tender love story. Influenced by the likes of Atonement and Gosford Park, it finds events in the summer of 1924 and the winter of 1999 intertwining in almost unbelievable ways. In the middle of 1920s, a young port takes his life on the eve of a glittering society party. The only witnesses, sisters Hannah and Emmeline Hartford, will never speak to each other again after this night. At the end of the 20th century, 98-year-old Grace Bradley, once a housemaid of Riverton Manor, is visited by a young director making a film about the poet's suicide and this opens all sorts of old wounds - including a terrible and shocking secret.

    The Secret Keeper is a heartbreaking story of mysteries and secrets that moves between the 1930s, the 1960s and the present day; and The Lake House is an enchanting book about a missing child, an abandoned house and an unsolved mystery...
  • Michael Connelly Collection - 5 Books - Collection - 9781407250731 - Michael Connelly
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    Michael Connelly
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    Michael Connelly, author of The Lincoln Lawyer, is one of the world's bestselling crime writers. This collection contains five of our favourite novels following his much-loved character Harry Bosch - the main character in the adaptation that has become the most-watched original series adaptation on Amazon Prime.

    The Crossing finds Bosch defending a man accused of murder, but will he betray everything he believes in to stand up for him?; The Narrows has the private investigator confronting a villain known only as The Poet who has just come out of hiding; The Reversal has Bosch and his colleague Mickey Haller taking on a seemingly unwinnable case; City of Bones brings up dark memories from Bosch's past; and The Burning Room involves a cold case unlike any he's ever seen before...

    These compelling reads will appeal to fans of John Grisham, David Baldacci and Lee Child.

    Please note this collection contains five hand-picked novels from the long-running Bosch series.
  • Miss Seeton Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781911440840 - Heron Carvic
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    Heron Carvic
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    Set in the town of Plummergen, these classic cosy crime novels find retired art teacher Miss Seeton investigating all kinds of quirky killings.

    Picture Miss Seeton is the first story in the series and it finds Miss Seeton witnessing a real-life street stabbing in London. All she can recall is a shadowy figure, but how was she to know that her latest sketch would be a picture-perfect portrait of the killer?

    Miss Seeton Draws the Line has the super sleuth drawing a clue to a series of child murders in rural England. Scotland Yard soon ask for her help. Finally, there's Witch Miss Seeton which finds the village developing a sudden interest in the occult.
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    Elly Griffiths
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    Forensic archaeologist Dr. Ruth Galloway comes across another perplexing and disturbing case in CWA Dagger Award winner Elly Griffiths' latest page-turning thriller.

    Boiled human bones have been found in Norwich's web of underground tunnels and when Dr. Ruth Galloway discovers where they were recently buried, DCI Nelson ends up with a murder investigation. It was believed the boiling was a medieval curiosity, but now it's likely it was used for something far more sinister...

    At the same time DS Judy Johnson is investigating the disappearance of a local rough sleeper and the only trace she can find is that the lady has gone 'underground'. Is this a figure of speech or could the recent discovery be linked?

    A local academic is called in to help and he certainly has vast knowledge of the tunnels and their history. Could there be something in his assertions of cannibalism and ritual killing?
  • Denzil Meyrick Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781846973963 - Denzil Meyrick
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    Denzil Meyrick
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    Having served many years working for Strathclyde police, Denzil Meyrick adds a touch of authenticity and some dark humour to his crime thrillers that will appeal to fans of Ian Rankin. This collection includes the first three novels in the series starring DCI Jim Daley.

    Whisky from Small Glasses finds the body of a young woman being washed up on an idyllic beach on the west coast of Scotland and Daley is despatched from Glasgow to lead the investigation. He leaves his troubled marriage behind and travels far from home to deal with this, but then he comes across huge obstacles - not least the prime suspect being gruesomely murdered...

    In the follow-up The Last Witness, Daley finds criminal mastermind James Machie seemingly returning from the dead. He's determined to track down those who crossed him and Frank MacDougall (who, unbeknownst to Daley, is living under protection in Kinloch) is top of his list.

    Dark Suits and Sad Songs, the third in book in the series, has a senior Edinburgh civil servant taking his own life in Kinloch harbour. Following this tragedy, Daley finds out for himself just how murky the world of politics can be...

    This collection includes books 1-3 in Denzil Meyrick's DCI Jim Daley series.
    Please note this collection contains very strong language.
  • Frederick Forsyth Collection - 12 Books - Collection - 9780099586326 - Frederick Forsyth
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    Frederick Forsyth
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    Featuring unputdownable novels alongside an array of short stories, this fantastic 12-book collection features the very best work from bestselling author Frederick Forsyth, including The Day of the Jackal.

    Other highlights include The Odessa File, a story set in 1963 which finds a young German reporter in a life-and-death hunt for a notorious former concentration camp commander; The Fourth Protocol, a tale of espionage and international intrigue; and No Comebacks, a collection of 10 stories encompassing deception, blackmail, murder and revenge.

    Great for lovers of both short stories and gripping, suspenseful fiction, this is a must-have collection of Forsyth's writing that is fascinating, pacy and informative.

    The dimensions of each book in this collection are 178 x 111mm
  • Jacqueline Winspear Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9780749021085 - Jacqueline Winspear
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    Jacqueline Winspear
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    Featuring books 7 to 9 in Jacqueline Winspear's historical crime series featuring PI extraordinaire Maisie Dobbs, this collection will take you back to the early 1930s when all sorts of post-war mysteries occur.

    The Mapping of Love & Death follows the strange case of Michael Clifton, a young American who fought for the British Army (his father's native country) and was declared missing in action in August, 1914. In April, 1932, Michael's remains are unearthed in a French field and his parents ask Maisie Dobbs to try and find out who the unnamed nurse he was writing love letters to is. It finds Maisie looking back on her own bittersweet wartime love - and the revelation that Michael Clifton may not have died in combat after all...

    A Lesson in Secrets finds Maisie being given an undercover assignment directed by Scotland Yard's Special Branch and the Secret Service. She's sent to a college in Cambridge to monitor any activities deemed to be 'not in the interests of the Crown' and soon the college's controversial pacifist founder and principal is murdered...

    Elegy for Eddie finds a horse-loving gentle soul being killed in a violent 'accident'. The costermongers of Covent Garden are deeply sceptical about the cause of his death and call in Maisie for help. Her investigations bring her to a 'has-been' politician (named Winston Churchill), a callous press baron and the husband of one of her closest friends. Soon she's discovering lies and manipulation on a national scale.

    This collection includes books 7 to 9 in Jacqueline Winspear's Maisie Dobbs series.
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    Peter May
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    Presented in keepsake hardback, Cast Iron is the sixth and final page-turner in Peter May's bestselling series following the life of half-Scottish, half-Italian forensic scientist Enzo Macleod.

    In 1989 a killer dumped the body of a 23-year-old called Lucie Martin into a lake in France. Fourteen years later, her remains were exposed by a drought. No one was ever convicted of her murder, but now Enzo is on the case...

    Already the toughest challenge he's ever faced, Enzo finds a flaw in the original evidence that brings up old ghosts and will endanger everyone he holds dear...

    A fitting finale for this captivating series.
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    J. P. Delaney
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    A psychological thriller from J.P. Delaney that's inspired by the works of Alfred Hitchcock and set to be adapted into a film by none other than Ron Howard, The Girl Before is all about a woman's house where nothing is quite what it seems...

    From the outside, One Folgate Street appears to be the perfect place for Jane to make her home. It's designed by an enigmatic architect and ultra-minimalist. All she has to do is abide by the rules. However, when Jane gets there she learns that Emma, the previous tenant, met a mysterious death. Could she be in danger as well?

    For fans of The Girl on the Train and Gone Girl, this is a tense page-turner about obsession that you will not be able to put down.
  • Father Brown Collection - 5 Books - Collection - 9780241305799 - C.K. Chesterton
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    C.K. Chesterton
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    Presented with eye-catching Penguin Classics jackets, this is the entire series of G.K. Chesterton's best-loved Father Brown books - the stories that inspired the hit BBC show starring Mark Williams. They will introduce you to an ingenious amateur detective who has to deal with everything from high crime to voodoo and miracles.

    With a canny sense of humour throughout, you'll be hooked by the adventures of this ingenious amateur detective. The first book, The Innocence of Father Brown, shows how he can track down even the most elusive wrongdoer. He also has to solve cases featuring bandits, ghosts, a man with two beards and other extraordinary crimes in the following books.

    Father Brown is an incredible character with an uncanny understanding of human foibles that can help him overcome even the most villainous adversaries.
  • 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!
  • Elizabethan Mysteries Collection- 3 Books - Collection - 9780749015343 - Edward Marston
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    Edward Marston
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    These three Elizabethan mysteries from Edward Marston, the bestselling author of the Railway Detective series, follow the life of Nicholas Bracewell as he attempts to solve a number of 'whodunit?' mysteries.

    Full of murder, mystery and mayhem, the wild romps are steeped in authentic Elizabethan detail and are near-impossible to put down!

    Please note that these are books 7, 8 and 9 in the Nicholas Bracewell series.
  • Michael Connelly Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9781407250328 - Michael Connelly
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    Michael Connelly
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    Including his multi-award winner The Lincoln Lawyer (which was adapted into a hit film starring Matthew McConaughey) alongside nine more absorbing and addictive crime and courtroom thrillers, our Michael Connelly Collection will introduce Book People customers who haven't had the chance already to a worldwide bestseller and one of the true masters of crime writing.

    Clever, astonishingly climactic and pacy, these books are sure to appeal to fans of crime writers such as Thomas Harris, Harlan Coben and Jeffery Deaver.

    Please note that the font size in these books may be considered small by some readers.
  • Agatha Christie Collection - 5 Books - Collection - 9780007962266 - Agatha Christie
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    Agatha Christie
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    With the drama starring Kim Cattrall, Billy Howle, Toby Jones and Andrea Riseborough set to be a highlight of the BBC's Christmas viewing, this collection features Agatha Christie's The Witness for the Prosecution and many other short stories and novels.

    The Witness for the Prosecution will take you back to the 1920s when a shocking murder has stained the carpets of a London townhouse. The victim is a very rich older woman called Emily French and all the evidence is pointing to Leonard Vole, a young chancer who was due to inherit the heiress' fortune. Or, at least, this is what Emily's housekeeper is claiming in court...

    One of the world's favourite mystery writers, this tale is joined by 11 other short stories (including the exclusive Poirot and the Regatta Mystery) and four Hercule Poirot novels.
  • Ruth Rendell's Inspector Wexford Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9781784752866 - Ruth Rendell
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    Ruth Rendell was one of the most beloved crime authors of her generation and this 10-book collection contains some of her finest work.

    Focusing on Chief Inspector Wexford and his various cases, these books are riveting from the very first page. Wexford will have to solve the case of a father finding the murdered body of his own daughter; take on the near-impossible task of identifying an unidentified body that has been buried for ten years or so and decide if it's related to a new body found in similar circumstances; and investigate the disappearance of two teenage sisters during the worst rain in living memory...

    Intelligent writing full of heart, these are books that any lover of crime fiction should be reading and they showcase the talent of one of the UK's best ever thriller writers.
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    Rebecca Tope
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    Rebecca Tope's latest novel about house-sitter Thea Osborne finds the sleuthing extraordinaire in the village of Chedworth, Gloucestershire. She's happily going about creating an inventory of Rita Wilshire's possessions, as requested by her son, Richard, after she has been moved into a care home but then disaster strikes - Richard has been found dead in a barn!

    Thea and Richard's fiance, Drew Slocombe, struggle to give any answers to his family's questions. Thea knows the Wilshires have ta chequered past so can't resist snooping around. Was his death suicide? Or could it be something more sinister?

    The clues are not helpful and this starts to put a strain on Drew and Thea's relationship, especially when it becomes clear neither will give up until the truth is revealed.
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    Elly Griffiths
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    There's an anarchist plot and a ticking bomb... the stakes are higher than ever for DI Edgar Stephens and magician Max Mephisto in the latest book in Elly Griffiths' hit series.

    Elizabeth II's coronation is looming, but the murder of wartime commander, Colonel Cartwright, spoils the happy mood for DI Edgar Stephens and magician Max Mephisto. A playbill featuring another deceased comrade is found in Colonel Cartwright's possession, and a playing card, the ace of hearts: the blood card...
    With a wartime connection and a suggestion of magic, the duo make it their mission to solve this case. However, this means Edgar's investigation into the death of a Brighton fortune-teller is put on hold and Max is busy rehearsing for his television debut. Therefore, it's Edgar who heads to New York to track down a small-town mesmerist who may provide the key to the whole situation.

    Sergeant Emma Holmes is also on the case and she finds a clue buried in the files of the Zabini case. This sparks off another issue - there's a group hell-bent on providing an explosive finale to Coronation Day. Will our heroes be able to foil the plot?