Fiction

Crime, Thriller & Mystery

  • 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...
  • 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.
  • The Last Painting of Sara de Vos - Hardback - 9781925266184 - Dominic Smith
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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.
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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...
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    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.
  • Fu Manchu Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781783298716 - Sax Rohmer
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    Sax Rohmer
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    Throughout this three-book set, ultimate villain Dr Fu-Manchu is seeking to climb the ladder of the secret society's hierachy and to pave the way for the conquest of his native China. Relentlessly pursued by Commissioner Sir Denis Nayland Smith and Dr Petrie - the narrator of these mood-drenched adventures - will Fu-Manchu be able to achieve his evil dreams?

    Written by Sax Rohmer in the early 20th century, the stories are a tantalising mix of Sherlock Holmes and James Bond... The Mystery of Dr Fu-Manchu introduces the emissary of evil society; The Hand of Dr Fu-Manchu finds him back with a new terrifying plan; and Daughter of Fu-Manchu follows Fah Lo Suee as she tries to find power and leadership over the evil cults of the East. No one can stop her - apart from her father...

    This collection contains books 1, 3 and 4 in Sax Rohmer's Fu-Manchu series.
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    Graham Norton
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    A signed edition of Graham Norton's Holding.

    A popular figure from broadcasting, Graham Norton's masterful debut novel is an intelligently crafted story of love, secrets and loss

    It will take you to the Irish village of Duneen; a remote village that has never seen much drama but its residents are all holding secrets...

    Sergeant PJ Collins hasn't always been this overweight; mother of- two Brid Riordan hasn't always been an alcoholic; and elegant Evelyn Ross hasn't always felt that her life was a total waste. While dealing with their issues, human remains are discovered on an old farm and it's suspected they belong to an old flame of both Brid and Evelyn...

    Darkly comic, touching and at times profoundly sad, this book looks at the complexities and contradictions that make us human.
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    Kate Morton
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    The Lake House by Kate Morton is the mysterious and enchanting fifth novel from the number one bestselling author of The House at Riverton and The Secret Keeper. A missing child ...June 1933, and the Edevane family's country house, Loeanneth, is polished and gleaming, ready for the much-anticipated Midsummer Eve party. Alice Edevane, sixteen years old and a budding writer, is especially excited. Not only has she worked out the perfect twist for her novel, she's also fallen helplessly in love with someone she shouldn't. But by the time midnight strikes and fireworks light up the night skies, the Edevane family will have suffered a loss so great that they leave Loeanneth forever. An abandoned house ...Seventy years later, after a particularly troubling case, Sadie Sparrow is sent on an enforced break from her job with the Metropolitan Police. She retreats to her beloved grandfather's cottage in Cornwall but soon finds herself at a loose end. Until one day, Sadie stumbles upon an abandoned house surrounded by overgrown gardens and dense woods, and learns the story of a baby boy who disappeared without a trace. An unsolved mystery ...Meanwhile, in the attic writing room of her elegant Hampstead home, the formidable Alice Edevane, now an old lady, leads a life as neatly plotted as the bestselling detective novels she writes. Until a young police detective starts asking questions about her family's past, seeking to resurrect the complex tangle of secrets Alice has spent her life trying to escape...
  • Ngaio Marsh Collection - 7 Books - Collection - 9780007951741 - Ngaio Marsh
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    Ngaio Marsh
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    A bumper seven-book collection from acclaimed crime writer Ngaio Marsh, these classic whodunnits will introduce readers to Chief Detective Inspector Alleyn.

    Full of excellent characterisation and inventive murders, Alleyn wonders if his wife-to-be is a potential murderer; finds himself embroiled in a case of sinister infatuation; and has to solve the mystery of a body found in the back of a taxi.

    First-class crime fiction for fans of Agatha Christie and Dorothy Sayers.
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    Peter James
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    An ugly duckling as a child, Jodie Bentley had two dreams in life - to be beautiful and rich. She's achieved the first, with a little help from a plastic surgeon, and now she's working hard on the second. Her philosophy on money is simple: you can either earn it or marry it. Marrying is easy, it's getting rid of the husband afterwards that's harder, that takes real skill. But hey, practice makes perfect ...Detective Superintendent Roy Grace is feeling the pressure from his superiors, his previous case is still giving him sleepless nights, there have been major developments with his missing wife Sandy, and an old adversary is back. But worse than all of this, he now believes a Black Widow is operating in his city. One with a venomous mind ...and venomous skills. Soon Grace comes to the frightening realization that he may have underestimated just how dangerous this lady is. Love You Dead is the gripping twelfth book in Peter James' Roy Grace series.
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    Owen Sheers
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    The event that changed all of their lives happened on a Saturday afternoon in June, just minutes after Michael Turner - thinking the Nelsons' house was empty - stepped through their back door. After the sudden loss of his wife, Michael Turner moves to London and quickly develops a close friendship with the Nelson family next door. Josh, Samantha and their two young daughters seem to represent everything Michael fears he may now never have: intimacy, children, stability and a family home. Despite this, the new friendship at first seems to offer the prospect of healing, but then a catastrophic event changes everything. Michael is left bearing a burden of grief and a secret he must keep, but the truth can only be kept at bay for so long. Moving from London and New York to the deserts of Nevada, I Saw a Man is a brilliant exploration of violence, guilt and attempted redemption, written with the pace and grip of a thriller. Owen Sheers takes the reader from close observation of the domestic sphere to some of the most important questions and dilemmas of the contemporary world.
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    Stuart Neville
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    DCI Serena Flanagan is forced to confront a disturbing case from her past: the murder conviction of a 12-year-old-boy who has just been released from prison DCI Serena Flanagan hasn't heard the boy's name in years. Not since the blood on the wall and the body in the bedroom. Not since she listened as he confessed to brutally murdering his foster father. But now Ciaran Devine is out of prison and back in her life. And so is his brother, Thomas - the brother that Flanagan always suspected of hiding something. When Ciaran's probation officer comes Flanagan with fresh fears about the Devines, the years of lies begin to unravel, setting a deadly chain of events in motion. "Deeply chilling, but full of tenderness...utterly compelling...The best book yet from a hugely talented writer". (Sunday Mirror). "A quietly superb, sensitive plot". (The Times). "A must read". (Irish Times). "DCI Serena Flanagan is the hero for whom we've all been waiting". (Megan Abbott).
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    James Patterson
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    A jewel heist. A murdered actress. A killer case for NYPD Red. In a city where crime never sleeps, NYPD Red is the elite task force called in when a case involves the rich, famous and connected. Detectives Zach Jordan and Kylie MacDonald are the best of the best - brilliant and tireless investigators who will stop at nothing to catch a criminal, even if it means antagonising the same powerful people they're supposed to be helping. When a glitzy movie premiere is the scene of a shocking murder and high-stakes robbery, NYPD Red gets the call. In a hunt that takes Zach and Kylie from celebrity penthouses to the depths of Manhattan's criminal underworld, they have to find the cold-blooded killer - before he strikes again.