Fiction

Crime, Thriller & Mystery

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    A signed edition of Martina Cole's Betrayal.

    The 23rd novel from Martina Cole, Betrayal is a book all about survival. Aiden O'Hara has been head of the family since he was kid, and he's going to keep it that way. Jade Dixon is the one who watches his back. Mother of his son. The one who makes him invincible. But Jade's been in the game a lot longer than Aiden.

    She knows no one's indestructible. And when you're at the top, that's when you've got to watch the hardest. Especially the ones closest to you ...
  • Hamish Macbeth Collection - 5 Books - Collection - 9781472126238 - M.C. Beaton
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    M.C. Beaton
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    M.C. Beaton is one of Book People's most popular authors and her cosy crime novels are just perfect for delving into every evening. One of her most famous characters, the Scottish policeman Hamish Macbeth, features in these five marvellous mysteries.

    In Death of a Nag, things are not going well for the village bobby. He's been unfairly demoted and has suffered yet another romantic disappointment. To get away from it all, he decides to take a week's holiday at the coastal village of Skag. But this being Hamish, things don't go to plan and, of course, there's a murder nearby...

    This collection also includes Death of a Macho Man, a book that finds Hamish himself at the centre of a murder investigation; Death of a Dentist, which sees a queue of angry husbands in the frame for murder; Death of a Scriptwriter which has an author accused of killing someone who has adapted - and changed - her beloved work; and Death of an Addict with its recovering addict turning up dead, 'apparently' from a drug overdose...

    This collection contains books 11-15 in M.C. Beatons' Hamish Macbeth Mysteries series.
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    Lee Weeks
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    Cold Killers - the latest book from Lee Weeks, author of Frozen Grave - is a novel that asks if a heated East End feud can really lead to murder...

    When Eddie Butcher, a member of a notorious East End family, is tortured and brutally murdered while visiting London, DI Carter and DS Willis's suspicions are raised by his extravagant funeral. Eddie's violent brother, Tony, is under house arrest in Spain but still tries to make an appearance. Wanted for robbery, drug trafficking and murder, the police wonder if he would kill his own family to maintain his power?

    Meanwhile, Carter is holding a secret - and it's that the Butcher's family's history is personal to him. He's willing to bend the rules to finally catch Tony...

    For fans of Martina Cole, this is a darkly riveting read full of familiar locations and some unforgettable twists. You'll be sleeping with the lights on after finishing it...
  • Nicci French Collection - 4 Books - Collection - 9781405930451 - Nicci French
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    Nicci French
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    This compelling collection features four thrillers from Nicci French that are full of dark twists and turns.

    Killing Me Softly follows Alice Loudon as she escapes her old, safe life for a wild affair with rugged mountaineer, Adam Tallis. She knows Adam has a murky past but she can't resist his charms, and soon she's discovering things about herself she never suspected. But this sexual obsession has a dark side - and so does Adam. It's not long before Alice's life is in danger.

    Beneath the Skin is a psychological thriller all about three women who have nothing in common - except for the man who wants to kill them. This man is sending all the women letters full of intimate details and threatens to bring their lives to a violent and horrible end. But he claims he'll enjoy himself first... however, he's in for a shock when it emerges not all the women are as helpless as he thinks. The Red Room has psychologist Kit Quinn desperate to get straight back to work after being attacked by a prisoner. The police are after her help to link her attacker with a string of murders, but she refuses to accept the obvious...

    Samantha Laschen is a doctor specialising in post-traumatic stress disorder in The Safe House. She's moved to the coast to escape her problems and to be alone with her young daughter. But now the police want her to take in Fiona Mackenzie, a girl whose parents have been savagely murdered. By allowing Fiona in, Sam is exposing herself - and her daughter - to risks she couldn't possibly have imagined...
  • 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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    Alexander McCall Smith
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    It's always a delight to catch up with Alexander McCall Smith's beloved characters Precious and Grace - also known as Mma Ramotswe and Mma Makutsi - and the latest No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency novel is no exception.

    For years the two women have been helping people through various problems, but their latest case is testing their partnership. One of their clients wants to rediscover the life she lost when she left Botswana 30 years ago. But this quest soon takes them in different directions and both believe they're right - but what if they're actually both wrong?

    Mma Ramotswe is also having to deal with extracting the part-time assistant detective Mr. Polopetsi from a potential disaster, deal with a stray dog and deal with the agency's arch-enemy.

    As Precious and Grace's friendship is put under pressure during a sweltering summer in Botswana, the ladies must learn how to deal with the past they have to face the future.
  • Jason Bourne Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781407250571 - Eric Van Lustbader
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    Eric Van Lustbader
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    Jason Bourne will be back on the big screen this summer and if you want to read about more of his adventures, this collection will have you on tenterhooks.

    Featuring three of Eric Van Lustbader's novels that continue the story of Robert Ludlum's series, each book is full of twists and turns as the amnesiac spy finds himself in perilous situations. The Bourne Imperative finds Bourne pulling a drowning man from a lake who wakes up as amnesiac - a chilling reminder of Bourne's own past. It turns out this is the man that the Mossad agent Rebekah is willing to go off the grid to track down...

    The Bourne Retribution is an exhilarating story about a major Mexican drug lord that is trafficking something far more deadly. Mossad have no choice but to turn to Bourne, but are they aware he's got his own personal vendetta?; The Bourne Ascendancy has Bourne working as a 'blacksmith' - someone hired by high-level government ministers to impersonate them at meetings as they are afraid of assassination attempts. In one meeting, it turns out the gunmen are after Bourne himself - and now he's going to have to bow to a terrorist's demands that could have dire consequences for the whole world...

    This collection contains books 10, 11 and 12 in the Bourne series
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    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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    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!
  • Gaslight Crime Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9780857300409 - Various
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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'.
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    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...
  • 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.
  • Jo Walton Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781472116871 - Jo Walton
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    Jo Walton
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    Jo Walton is an award-winning author whose Small Change trilogy is a gripping and addictive tale of life set in an alternative history following the Second World War.

    Farthing tells how The Farthing set overthrew Churchill and negotiated a peace with Hitler. While gathering for a weekend retreat, they are joined by the estranged scion Lucy Kahn, who can't understand why she and her husband's presence was so forcefully requested, When Sir James Thirkie is murdered, with a yellow Star of David pinned to his chest, Lucy realises her Jewish husband is about to be framed for a crime he didn't commit...

    Ha'Penny and Half a Crown continue this alternate timeline of post-war Britain with more dark twists and turns.
  • The No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency Collection - 5 Books - Collection - 9780748137190 - Alexander McCall Smith
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    Alexander McCall Smith
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    A highly original character with unconventional methods, Precious Ramotswe is Botswana's leading - and only - female private detective. Richly evocative, hypnotic and hugely enjoyable, Alexander McCall Smith's bestselling No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency series has been a hit with readers for over ten years.

    Missing children, curious conmen and wayward wives are just part of a normal day in the life of Precious Ramotswe, as she steers head-on into personal and professional episodes.

    Digging a little deeper than the traditional whodunnit, McCall Smith peels back the layers of his characters, taking care in creating a rich and evocative landscape for his character to reside - ideal for fans of crime-fiction and those looking for a collection of stories written with an equal balance of humour and charm.

  • 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!
  • 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.

  • 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.
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    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.
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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.
  • Barbara Comyns Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9780748137091 - Barbara Comyns
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    Barbara Comyns
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    Barbara Comyns was a very talented author who lived an extraordinary life and wrote a number of unique and witty novels that will keep fans of murder mysteries hooked.

    Having received acclaim from the likes of Sarah Waters and Graham Greene, the books are set in Edwardian London and are heaving with quirky characters, strange events, love affairs and mysteries to solve.

    We hope that this three-book collection, featuring The Vet's Daughter, Sisters By A River and Our Spoons Came from Woolworths, will help bring her talent to a whole new audience.
  • 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.