Fiction

Crime, Thriller & Mystery

  • 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...
  • Daisy Dalrymple Mysteries Collection - 12 Books - Collection - 9781780376660 - Carola Dunn
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    The Daisy Dalrymple Collection features 12 mystery books from Carola Dunn's brilliant series - all packed with witty dialogue and well-rounded, unforgettable characters.

    The well-heeled Daisy Dalrymple is a freelance reporter who just cannot stop herself getting involved in attempting to solve crime investigations.

    This collection is full of cracking good country house mysteries!
  • Dean Koontz Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9780007945351 - Dean Koontz
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    Dean Koontz
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    A worldwide bestselling author whose work will appeal to fans of Stephen King and Clive Barker, we just can't get enough of Dean Koontz - and with our introductory three-book collection to his famous Odd Thomas series, you'll become a huge fan, too!

    A page-turning, paranormal series that has already seen the first novel - Odd Thomas - adapted into a film starring Anton Yelchin, the books introduce you to a character who is 'Odd by name, a hero by nature'. Odd lives happily in a desert town with his girlfriend Storm, but this idyllic life is destroyed when he starts to see strange hyena-like shadows wherever he goes... Odd soon realises he knows things he shouldn't - and murder is on its way!

    Deliciously dark and delightfully twisted, evil personified itself comes to visit in Forever Odd, while Odd makes friends with a white dog named Boo and the ghost of Elvis in Brother Odd.

    This collection contains books 1-3 in Dean Koontz's Odd Thomas series.
  • Graeme Kent Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781472107923 - 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.
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    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.
  • Ruth Rendell's Inspector Wexford Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9781784752866 - Ruth Rendell
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    One of the most beloved crime authors of her generation, we were very saddened by the death of Ruth Rendell earlier this year. 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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    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...
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    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
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    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.
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    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...
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    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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    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.
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    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.

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    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
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    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.
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    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.
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    Harlan Coben
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    Eight years ago David Beck was knocked unconscious and left for dead, and his wife Elizabeth was kidnapped and murdered. Dr Beck re-lived the horror of what happened that day every day of his life. Then one afternoon, he receives an anonymous email telling him to log on to a certain website. The screen opens on to a web cam - and it is Elizabeth's image he sees. As Beck tries to find out if Elizabeth is truly alive, and what really happened the night she disappeared, the FBI are trying to pin Elizabeth's murder on him. And everyone he turns to seems to end up dead...
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    James Patterson
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    The second novel in the Women's Murder Club series. When a little girl is shot on the steps of a San Francisco church, Detective Lindsay Boxer reconvenes the Women's Murder Club. Working with reporter Cindy Thomas, assistant DA Jill Bernhardt, and medical examiner Claire Washburn, Lindsay tracks a mystifying killer who turns his pursuers into victims. The unorthodox allegiances of the Women's Murder Club lead them to suspect the unexpected - the killer may be an ex-cop. But nothing prepares them for the demented logic behind his choice of victims.
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    James Patterson
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    Number 7 Ocean Drive is a multimillion-dollar beachfront house in the Hamptons, but its beautiful exterior hides a horrific past. This house was the setting for a series of depraved killings that have never been solved. Neglected, empty and rumoured to be cursed, it's known as the Murder House, and locals keep their distance. Detective Jenna Murphy has moved to the area to escape her troubled past and rehabilitate a career on the rocks. But when a Hollywood power broker and his mistress are found dead in the abandoned Murder House, Jenna becomes involved in a case that at first seems open and shut, but reveals more secrets than she could possibly imagine. As more bodies surface and Jenna is drawn deeper into the dark history of Number 7, she must risk her own life to expose the truth - before the Murder House claims another victim.
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    Joanne Harris
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    The gripping new psychological thriller from Joanne Harris, to follow her bestselling Gentlemen & Players and Blueeyedboy. Perfect for fans of Claire Mackintosh, BA Paris. Paula Hawkins and Tracy Chevalier. After thirty years at St Oswald's Grammar in North Yorkshire, Latin master Roy Straitley has seen all kinds of boys come and go. But every so often there's a boy who doesn't fit the mould. A troublemaker. A boy with hidden shadows inside. A new broom has arrived, bringing Powerpoint, sharp suits and even sixth form girls to the dusty corridors. But while Straitley does his sardonic best to resist this march to the future, a shadow from his past is stirring. A boy who even twenty years on haunts his teacher's dreams. A boy capable of bad things. "A masterpiece of misdirection". (Val McDermid). "Compellingly suspenseful...both a splendidly dark comedy and a disturbing thriller." (Ramsey Campbell). "Terrific twists pile up at a highly satisfying rate...you'll be hooked". (James Walton, Reader's Digest). What the critics said about Gentlemen & Players and Blueeyedboy: "A terrific and absorbing suspense novel...twists and turns to keep you on your toes". (Peter Robinson). "Gripping psychological thriller ...one of our most accomplished novelists...pace, wit and acute observation...at the top of her form". (Daily Express). "The plot is so cleverly constructed, the tension so unflagging, you'd think she'd been writing thrillers all her life". (Daily Mail). "[A] clever story of obsession and revenge". (Sunday Telegraph).
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    Mark Billingham
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    It has been a decade since Alan Langford's charred remains were discovered in his burnt-out car. His wife Donna was found guilty of conspiracy to murder her husband and served ten years in prison. But just before she is released, Donna receives a nasty shock: an anonymous letter containing a photo of her husband. The man she hates with every fibre of her being ? the man she paid to have murdered ? seems very much alive and well. How is it possible that her husband is still alive? Where is he? Who sent the photo, and why? DI Tom Thorne becomes involved in a case where nothing and no one are what they seem. It will take him much further from his London beat than he has ever been before ? and closer to a killer who will do anything to protect his new life.
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    Peter Robinson
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    This is a new edition of Robinson's acclaimed novel, coinciding with a major new ITV adaptation. In the early hours of a cold January morning, two narrow boats catch fire on the dead-end stretch of the Eastvale canal. When signs of accelerant are found at the scene, DCI Banks and DI Annie Cabbot are summoned. But by the time they arrive, only the smouldering wreckage is left, and human remains have been found on both boats. The evidence points towards a deliberate attack. But who was the intended victim? Was it Tina, the sixteen-year-old who had been living a drug-fuelled existence with her boyfriend? Or was it Tom, the mysterious, lonely artist? As Banks makes his enquiries, it appears that a number of people are acting suspiciously: the interfering 'lock-keeper', Tina's cold-hearted step-father, the wily local art dealer, even Tina's boyfriend ...Then the arsonist strikes again, and Banks' powers of investigation are tested to the limit...
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    Peter May
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    A MURDER: A brutal killing has taken place on Scotland's most remote island. Detective Fin MacLeod is sent from Edinburgh to investigate. For Lewis-born MacLeod, the case represents a journey both home and into his past. A SECRET: Something lurks beneath the close-knit, God-fearing facade of the Lewis community. Something primal. As Fin investigates, old secrets are unearthed, and soon he, the hunter, becomes the hunted. The Blackhouse is a crime novel of rare power and vision. Peter May has crafted a page-turning murder mystery that explores the darkness in our soul, and just how difficult it is to escape the past.