Fiction

Crime, Thriller & Mystery Books

  • AIXSS
    Robert Galbraith
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    After entertaining millions of readers with her Harry Potter series and then dipping into local politics with The Casual Vacancy, J. K. Rowling - writing under her pseudonym Robert Galbraith - turns her attention to crime in the first Cormoran Stike novel, The Cuckoo's Calling.

    A troubled model has fallen to her death from a snow-covered Mayfair balcony and it is assumed she has committed suicide, but her brother has doubts and calls in the private detective Cormoran Strike to delve into the case deeper. Psychologically and physically wounded by war, veteran Strike is given a financial lifeline by this case - but it comes at a huge personal cost.

    As he delves into the young model's complex world, things get darker - and he finds himself in terrible danger... A fine introduction to a brilliant detective character, this is a crime fiction novel set in London and full of elegance and mystery.
  • ASMZG
    CL Taylor
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    'The Missing has a delicious sense of foreboding from the first page, luring us into the heart of a family with terrible secrets and making us wait, with pounding hearts for the final, agonizing twist. Loved it' Fiona Barton, Author of THE WIDOW You love your family. They make you feel safe. You trust them. But should you...? When fifteen-year-old Billy Wilkinson goes missing in the middle of the night, his mother, Claire, blames herself. She's not the only one. There isn't a single member of Billy's family that doesn't feel guilty. But the Wilkinsons are so used to keeping secrets from one another that it isn't until six months later, after an appeal for information goes horribly wrong, that the truth begins to surface. Claire is sure of two things - that Billy is still alive and that her friends and family had nothing to do with his disappearance. A mother's instinct is never wrong. Or is it? Sometimes those closest to us are the ones with the most to hide..."I was grabbed by this book from the first page and read the ending with an open mouth. I wish I could unread it so that I could go back and discover it again. Brilliant!" Angela Marsons, Author of SILENT SCREAM
  • AQLWT
    Lulu Taylor
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    Behind a selfless act of kindness lies dark intentions ...Olivia and Dan Felbeck are blissfully happy when their longed-for twins arrive after years of IVF. At the same time, they make the move to Renniston Hall, a huge, Elizabethan house that belongs to absent friends. Living rent-free in a small part of the unmodernised house, once a boarding school, they can begin to enjoy the family life they've always wanted. But there is a secret at the heart of their family, one that Olivia does not yet know. And the house, too, holds its darkness deep within it ...
  • ASZYJ
    Nora Roberts
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    When her husband Richard is killed in a freak accident, Shelby Pomeroy is devastated. But she soon learns a horrible truth - Richard was a conman and a cheat, and their life together was a lie. Returning home to Tennessee, Shelby discovers a new sense of strength and freedom. And hope, too, in the form of handsome carpenter Griffin Lott. But not everyone is thrilled to see Shelby Pomeroy back in town. And when a shocking act of violence is traced back to Richard's shady business, Shelby realises she is still not safe from his lies...
  • AINZD
    Koethi Zan
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    "As gripping as Gone Girl". (Elle). Never Go Out Alone After Dark - For years, Sarah and Jennifer kept the Never List: a list of things to be avoided at all costs. Never Get In The Car - But one night, they broke their own rules - with horrifying consequences. Never Take Risks - Sarah has spent ten years trying to forget her terrifying ordeal. But it seems the killer has not forgotten her. Never trust anyone.
  • AQRBX
    Amanda Brooke
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    A little girl is missing. Her parents are hiding something. Who will pay the price? When eight-year-old Jasmine Peterson goes missing, the police want to know everything. What is local park ranger, Sam McIntyre, running away from and why did he go out of his way to befriend a young girl? Why can't Jasmine's mother and father stand to be in the same room as each other? With every passing minute, an unstoppable chain of events hurtles towards a tragic conclusion. Everyone has secrets. The question is: who will pay the price?
  • ANMRA
    Andrew Marr
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    Two corpses. A country on the edge of a political precipice. A conspiracy so bold it would make Machiavelli wince. Andrew Marr's debut novel imagines what really might be going on behind the door of 10 Downing Street. When a young investigative reporter is found dead on the streets of London few people notice. But when another body - minus its head and hands - is washed up on the banks of the Thames, its grisly condition arouses a little more interest. There appears to be no connection between the two dead men. But, unsuspected by the electorate, there is a shocking and dangerous secret at the very heart of government. While the United Kingdom approaches a crucial and delicately-balanced referendum on Europe, a group of ruthlessly determined individuals will stop at nothing - including murder - to prevent the truth from getting out. Andrew Marr's first novel is a gleefully twisted spin through the corridors of power. Making full use of his unrivalled inside knowledge of the British political scene, Marr has threaded his wickedly clever thriller with a distinctive strand of pitch-black humour, to offer an irreverent glimpse behind the parliamentary curtain.
  • Dr. Watson Thrillers Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781471147500 - Robert Ryan
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    Approved by the Arthur Conan Doyle Estate, these books from Robert Ryan follow Dr. John Watson as he rejoins his regiment during the First World War and becomes a reluctant and brilliant detective.

    In Dead Man's Land, Watson is offering his medical expertise on the trenches of Flanders Fields. There are many deaths, but then one body comes through with bizarre injuries. Something is terribly wrong and Watson must discover who the killer in the trenches is...

    The Dead Can Wait finds Watson back home but the horrors of war are weighing heavily on his mind - and now he's having to help rehabilitate soldiers suffering from shell-shock. But the war is not over and in one corner of England's countryside, the government are preparing the land ship - never-before-seen 'tanks' which they hope will put an end to the war. But in a training exercise, there is a horrific 'accident' - and the one survivor isn't talking... Can Watson find out what the government are hiding?

    A Study in Murder is set in 1917 and Watson is once again asked to be a medical officer, but something isn't right and he might need to call out for some long-distance help from an old friend...
  • AAKVB
    Daphne Du Maurier
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    An international bestseller that was published in 1938 and is an influence on the likes of Stephen King, Daphne Du Maurier's Rebecca is the chilling classic about a girl haunted by her own imagination and the ghost of her husband-to-be's former mistress, Rebecca de Winter. Set in Manderley, a beautiful family estate in Cornwall, Rebecca's disturbing presence lingers throughout the house. Whilst Du Maurier's shy, unnamed heroine is tortured by constant comparisons to the socialite who was her predecessor, she is beset by tragedy and despair when Rebecca herself appears. Not since Jane Eyre has a heroine faced such difficulty with 'the other woman'.

  • AAAEB
    Lionel Shriver
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    Lionel Shriver's We Need to Talk About Kevin is the bestselling and Orange Prize-winning novel that has been adapted into a successful and critically-acclaimed feature film. Eva always struggled with motherhood, and certainly didn't want to be the mother of Kevin, an unlovable boy who murdered seven of his fellow high school students, a cafeteria worker and a teacher who tried to befriend him. Two years later and it is time for her to come to terms with marriage, career, family, parenthood and Kevin's horrific rampage in a series of direct letters with her absent husband Franklyn. Eva is haunted by the fear that her alarming dislike for her own son may have been responsible for driving him so tragically off the rails.

  • Anna Smith Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9990000017133 - Anna Smith
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    Anna Smith
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    For fans of Martina Cole, this three-book collection follows tabloid reporter Rosie Gilmour as she finds herself embroiled in a number of gritty and dangerous cases.

    As Rosie investigates these sordid tales of corruption and child abuse and discovers the truth, she comes up against a wall of resistance when the time comes round for her to tell her story...
  • Graeme Kent Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781472107923 - G.W. Kent
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    G.W. Kent
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    Set in the Solomon Islands during the 1960s and starring Sergeant Ben Kella and Sister Conchita, Graeme Kent's gentle crime fiction is likely to appeal to fans of Alexander McCall Smith and Colin Cotterill.

    In Devil-Devil, the Sergeant has only just arrived on the island but has already been cursed by a magic man and stumbled across evidence of a cult uprising. At a local mission station, Kella walks in on Sister Conchita trying to bury a skeleton, while a mysterious gunman is trying to kill her. Kella has no choice but to link up with the rebellious Sister in order to track down these murderers...

    One Blood finds the duo solving a mystery links a local independence organisation, an international logging company and John F. Kennedy, while Killman finds them on the trail of a professional assassin.
  • ATPSW
    Jaime Raven
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    Women always uncover the truth ...Three years and eleven months. That's how long Lizzie Wells has been banged up inside Holloway prison, serving time for a crime she didn't commit. Six months. That's how long it's taken Lizzie to fall in love with her fellow inmate, Scar. Now they are both finally free and, together, they are about to embark on a vengeful search to find those who framed Lizzie ...and to make them pay. THE BUSINESS MAN. THE COPPER. THE MADAM.
  • DPPC
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    You'll have seen DI Richard Poole in the hit BBC series Death in Paradise, where he was played so memorably by Ben Miller. This brilliant and original whodunnit, written by the show's creator Robert Thorogood, finds the detective on the trail of another potential murderer.

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

    In the scorching heat of the Caribbean, Richard has to face a stream of alibis, a host of conflicting motives and even a visit from his mother as he attempts to untangle the mystery of what he thinks is a well-planned-out murder...
  • ASPSW
    Kitty Neale
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    **A gritty and emotional family drama, from the Sunday Times bestseller. Perfect for fans of Nadine Dorries and Katie Flynn.** You can never leave a bad man behind...Mavis Pugh has had a hard life. Despised and abused throughout her teenage years, she turned to the first man who showed her kindness. But her new husband, Alec, quickly revealed himself to be a violent bully. When Mavis escapes from Alec, she thinks the worst is behind her. Moving to a large family house with her two children is more than she ever dreamed of, and when handsome sign-writer Tommy takes an interest in her, she can't believe her luck. But Alec is far from a distant memory and, unbeknown to Mavis, he's watching her and her happy family closely. Just waiting for the right time to make his next - and final - move...
  • Harry Houdini Mysteries Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781783298723 - Daniel Stashower
    HARY
    Daniel Stashower
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    Bringing the world's most famous magician and escape artist to life, author Daniel Stashower's intriguing and original mysteries make for fantastic reading. If you like clever, atmospheric fiction, we highly recommend our three-book Harry Houdini Mysteries Collection.

    The great Harry Houdini wasn't always so great; in turn-of-the-century New York City, he was struggling to make a name for himself, working as an assistant to master magician Keller. One night, Kellar's illusion the Floating Lady goes horribly wrong, ending with another of his assistants plunging to her death. But if she plunged to her death, how could her cause of death be drowning? That's what Harry Houdini must find out...

    Complete with two more thrilling mysteries of unlikely and surprising deaths, this set of three Harry Houdini whodunnits is sure to delight fans of Michael Kurland's Moriarty series.

    This collection contains books 1-3 in Daniel Stashower's Harry Houdini Mysteries series.
  • ASQKY
    Tony Parsons
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    "This is brilliant stuff!." (Peter James). A murdered family. A dying serial killer. A missing child. DC Max Wolfe hunts a pitiless killer through the streets of London. By the Sunday Times number one bestselling author of The Murder Bag. On New Year's Day, a wealthy family is found slaughtered inside their exclusive gated community in north London, their youngest child stolen away. The murder weapon - a gun for stunning cattle before they are butchered - leads Detective Max Wolfe to a dusty corner of Scotland Yard's Black Museum devoted to a killer who thirty years ago was known as the Slaughter Man. But the Slaughter Man has done his time, and is now old and dying. Can he really be back in the game? And was the murder of a happy family a mindless killing spree, a grotesque homage by a copycat killer - or a contract hit designed to frame a dying man? All Max knows is that he needs to find the missing child and stop the killer before he destroys another innocent family - or finds his way to his own front door...Even the happiest of families have black, twisted secrets that someone is ready to kill for...
  • ASOGK
    Val McDermid
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    'That day, waiting had been almost unbearable. He wanted something more spectacular, something that couldn't be ignored. These deaths needed to make a mark ...' Psychological profiler Tony Hill is trained to see patterns, to decode the mysteries of human behaviour, and when he comes across a series of suicides among women tormented by vicious online predators, he begins to wonder if there is more to these tragedies than meets the eye. Similar circumstances, different deaths. Could it be murder? But what kind of serial killer wants his crimes to stay hidden? Former DCI Carol Jordan has her own demons to confront, but with lives at stake, Tony and Carol begin the hunt for the most dangerous and terrifying kind of killer - someone who has nothing to fear and nothing to lose ...
  • Helen MacInnes Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781783298709 - Helen MacInnes
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    Helen MacInnes
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    Dubbed 'the queen of spy thrillers', Helen MacInnes has sold millions of copies of her books worldwide. This is a thrilling set of three espionage thrillers, including one that inspired a 1943 Joan Crawford film...

    Richard and Frances Myles' summer holiday in pre-war Europe goes awry as they're carefully monitored by shadowy figures in Above Suspicion; an ex-soldier becomes entangled in a jewellery robbery with international complications in Pray for a Brave Heart; and a young Czechoslovakian woman and her American lover are the targets of a terrifying hunt, one sure to end in death, in Snare of the Hunter.

    A treat for fans of well-written spy fiction, the three books are full of twists, turns and fast-paced action. A highly recommended collection of books!
  • Phil Rickman Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781782399636 - Phil Rickman
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    Phil Rickman
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    Merrily Watkins is a country vicar and trainee exorcist - but she has to juggle these roles with being a single mother and helping to solve a local murder investigation.

    The Wine of Angels finds Merrily arriving at her new picture-postcard parish. Much like her haunted vicarage, it's something she didn't wish for. While Merrily and her teenage daughter, Jane, delve into the history of Ledwardine, they realise it's a village steeped in murderous history.

    Midwinter of the Spirit finds Merrily being offered the role of Deliverance Consultant (formerly Diocesan Exorcist). However, the role starts badly and gets no easier - a body is found in the River Wye, an ancient church is desecrated and signs of evil begin to appear in the cathedral... A Crown of Lights has a young pagan couple buying a redundant church - much to the fury of the local fundamentalist minister. As a modern witch hunt bubbles away in an isolated community on the Welsh border, Merrily is tasked with keeping a lid on the cauldron - but what she discovers will seriously test her beliefs.

    You may have seen the ITV adaptation of Phil Rickman's Merrily Watkins series, also called Midwinter of the Spirit, but we reckon you'll enjoy the books even more.
  • AANLF
    John Le Carre
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    A classic Cold War spy story written by John le Carre in the 1960s, The Spy Who Came in from the Cold is a chilling tale of deceit and deception. The tale of Alec Leamas, a fictional British spy, this taut novel is full of shades of grey and mystery. Building up to a spectacular clash of capitalism and communism, this tense story sees the author explore the dirty world of espionage, its appalling morality and its betrayal of essentially decent people in pursuit of dubious goals. Short, precise and thrilling, this is a must read for those interested in the Cold War or old school espionage in general. It saw the spy story reborn as a gritty and terrible tale of men who are caught up in politics beyond their imagining.

  • ATPUP
    Stephen Booth
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    Ben Cooper and his team from Derbyshire Constabulary's E Division return in this gripping new page-turner from the master of the genre. For the Peak District hamlet of Shawhead, there's only one road in and one road out. Its handful of residents are accustomed to being cut off from the world by snow or floods. But when a lorry delivering animal feed is found jammed in the narrow lane, with no sign of the driver except for a blood-stained cab, it's the beginning of something much more sinister...'Booth skilfully portrays a stunning landscape with a dark heart that conceals secrets, vendettas and revenge.' Daily Mail on The Corpse Bridge
  • AKZBF
    MJ Arlidge
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    Starring returning heroine Detective Inspector Helen Grace Pop Goes the Weasel is the latest heart-stopping thriller from M.J. Arlidge, author of Richard &Judy Book Club pick Eeny Meeny. "This is going to be as big as Jo Nesbo". (Judy Finnigan). A man's body is found in an empty house. His heart has been cut out and delivered to his wife and children. He is the first victim, and Detective Inspector Helen Grace knows he will not be the last. But why would a happily married man be this far from home in the dead of night? The media call it Jack the Ripper in reverse: a serial killer preying on family men who lead hidden double lives. Helen can sense the fury behind the murders. But what she cannot possibly predict is how volatile this killer is - or what is waiting for her at the end of the chase..."M. J. Arlidge has created a genuinely fresh heroine in DI Helen Grace". (Daily Mail). "Taut, fast-paced, truly excellent". (Sun). "A macabre, theatrical thriller that gripped me with every twist". (Woman and Home). M. J. Arlidge has worked in television for the last fifteen years. In the last five years Arlidge has produced a number of prime-time crime serials for ITV, including Torn, The Little House and Undeniable, broadcast in spring 2014. Currently writing for Silent Witness, Arlidge is also piloting original crime series for both UK and US networks. Debut thriller Eeny Meeny, which introduces Detective Inspector Helen Grace, has sold to publishers around the world.
  • AACOI
    Umberto Eco
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    The year is 1327. Franciscans in a wealthy Italian abbey are suspected of heresy, and Brother William of Baskerville arrives to investigate. When his delicate mission is suddenly overshadowed by seven bizarre deaths, Brother William turns detective. He collects evidence, deciphers secret symbols and coded manuscripts, and digs into the eerie labyrinth of the abbey where extraordinary things are happening under the cover of night. A spectacular popular and critical success, "The Name of the Rose" is not only a narrative of a murder investigation but an astonishing chronicle of the Middle Ages.