Thriller Books & Novels

  • Mark Billingham Collection - 5 Books - Collection - 9780751574258
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    Mark Billingham writes intelligent contemporary thrillers and this collection contains three of his bestsellers following the cases of DI Tom Thorne.

    Good as Dead is a fast-paced read that finds Thorne and Helen Weeks looking into a year-old case that could save a young mother's life; The Dying Hours finds Thorne investigating a series of suicides among the elderly; and The Bones Beneath has Thorne escorting a dangerous psychopath to the site of a body he'd buried a quarter of a century before.

    Time of Death will keep you guessing as Thorne looks into the abduction of two missing schoolgirls; and Love Like Blood is an intense read that finds Thorne taking the biggest risk of his career...

    For fans of: Ian Rankin, Peter Robinson, Val McDermid

    This collection contains books 10-14 in Mark Billingham's DI Tom Thorne series
  • Ann Cleeves Collection - 5 Books - Collection - 9781509897223
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    Our latest Ann Cleeves collection contains two Vera Stanhope novels (6, 7 and 8 in the series) and two of her Shetland books (6 and 7). Both of these series have been adapted into popular television dramas, but we believe the novels are even more compelling.

    The Vera (a character played by Brenda Blethyn) novels - The Seagull, Harbour Street and The Moth Catcher - find the clever but chaotic detective delving into a case that could destroy the close-knit community she lives in; on the trail of a killer who murdered someone on a packed train; and investigating the links between two bodies that are connected but found nowhere near each other.

    Shetland's Thin Air and Cold Earth find Detective Jimmy Perez (played in the series so perfectly by Douglas Henshall) on the case of a missing girl who claims to have seen a ghost of a child who drowned in the 1920s; and looking into a landslide that may or may not have killed his old friend Magnus Tait...

    This collection includes books 6, 7 and 8 in Ann Cleeves' Vera Stanhope series and 6 and 7 in her Shetland series.
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    Celebrate 10 years of Dr. Ruth Galloway with the tenth book in Elly Griffiths' bestselling series. This series is highly acclaimed by Val McDermid and has become a real favourite with Book People customers over the years.

    The Italian archaeologist Dr. Angelo Morelli has asked Ruth for help and she's flattered. He's found some bones in a tiny hilltop village near Rome but doesn't know what to make of them. Ruth hasn't had a break for years, so even a working holiday to Italy is welcome...

    Accompanied by her daughter Kate and friend Shona, Ruth heads to solve this baffling Roman mystery. What she discovers is a dark secret that dates back to the war years and the Resistance... She also is surprised to come across Harry Nelson. And the duo must put their differences aside when these bones inspire a modern murder.
  • Michel Bussi Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781407251035
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    These elegant yet provocative crime mysteries from bestselling French author Michel Bussi will delight fans of Stieg Larsson, Jo Nesbo and Kathy Reichs.

    After the Crash is a compelling read all about the mystery behind a plane crash and its sole survivor. On 22 December, 1980, a plane went down near the Franco-Swiss border and was engulfed in flames. The survivor was a 3-month-old baby and two families - one rich, the other poor - came forward to claim her. This sparked a decades-long investigation as the authorities tried to decide if she was Lyse-Rose or Emilie. Meanwhile, Detective Credule Grand-Duc is all set to end his life but then he comes across a secret that could change everything...

    Black Water Lilies finds one murder leading to another and has all kinds of twists revolving around a previously undiscovered Monet masterpiece; and Don't Let Go finds a man's wife going missing. He didn't kill her so why is he acting so guilty?

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    Fans of Gone Girl, The Girl on the Train and Anatomy of a Scandal will find this psychological thriller from debut author Karen Hamilton utterly compelling. It's a twisted love story that will have you racing through the pages.

    Juliette is an intelligent and driven woman who finds herself falling in love with Nate. However, when they break up she decides to do anything to win him back - including becoming a flight attendant for his airline. Juliette knows they are meant to be and is willing to do anything to prove this.

    But true love hurts - and Juliette's obsession is going to bring about even more pain...
  • Denzil Meyrick Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781846974588 - Denzil Meyrick
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    This collection includes three of Denzil Meyrick's books starring DCI Jim Daley. Based in the dark underbelly of Glasgow, their gritty style and wry humour will appeal to readers who enjoy Ian Rankin, Peter May and Val McDermid.

    One Last Dram Before Midnight is a collection of six short stories that follow Daley's early days on the beat, including a more light-hearted romp involving whisky smuggling and ghostly pipers.

    The Rat Stone Promenade is an atmospheric and macabre read that finds a curse taking over the lives of the Shannon family, the heads of one of the world's biggest private companies; and Well of the Winds has Daley coming into possession of a journal written by his wartime predecessor that reveals many secrets.

    This collection includes books 4-5 in Denzil Meyrick's DCI Jim Daley series and a set of short stories.
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  • Susanna Gregory Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9780751573015
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    Head back to Medieval times and enjoy the rich world created by Susanna Gregory in these mystery books (with a little bit of magic thrown in) featuring the monk-cum-detective, Matthew Bartholomew.

    The Tarnished Chalice finds Bartholomew, Brother Michael and their book-bearer Cynric arriving in Lincoln where Michael is due to accept an honour from the cathedral. However, the friary is not as safe as they'd hoped. Within hours of arriving, a man has been murdered - and he was holding the Hugh Chalice. This is a Lincoln relic with so much bloody history and our heroes soon find themselves drawn into a world of murder, lies and suspicion...

    To Kill or Cure has a charismatic physician whose healing methods owe more to magic than medicine threatening Bartholomew's professional reputation; and The Devil's Disciples has rumours of a plague threatening Cambridge...

    This collection contains books 14-16 in Susanna Gregory's Bartholomew and Chaloner series.
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  • Lin Anderson Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781509897216 - Lin Anderson
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    These forensic thrillers by Lin Anderson follow Rhona MacLeod as she tackles all manner of dark, sordid and grisly crimes. They will appeal to fans of Ian Rankin, Agatha Christie and Kate Ellis.

    Paths of the Dead is full of suspense as Rhona investigates the death of a man whose body is found inside a neolithic stone circle high above the streets of Glasgow; The Special Dead finds a sex games ending in murder. Could it be the work of a serial killer? The notes hidden in the Barbie dolls hidden at the scene certainly suggest so...

    None but the Dead finds Rhonda heading to Sanday, one of Britain's most northernmost islands to investigate the discovery of some human bones. Meanwhile, an elderly man has been murdered in Glasgow. Could the two be connected?

    This collections includes books 9-11 in Lin Anderson's Rhona MacLeod series
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  • Tom Wood Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9780751573688 - Tom Wood
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    Victor is a hitman without a conscience and the perfect anti-hero. He stars in these three explosive novels that have been optioned for a film adaptation by Pierre Morel, the director of Taken.

    Better Off Dead finds Victor protecting a human rights lawyer who is being hunted through the streets of London by ruthless enemies and every step the duo take leads them to further danger; The Darkest Day has Victor hunting an assassin named Raven through a blacked-out Manhattan; and A Time to Die focuses on a battle between Victor and an entire army in Eastern Europe.

    Compared to everything from The Day of the Jackal to Jason Bourne, these books are pacy, packed with action and will appeal to fans of James Patterson and Vince Flynn.

    This collection includes books 4-6 in Tom Wood's Victor the Assassin series
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    Peter May, the bestselling author of Coffin Road, heads back to the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides in this chilling stand-alone thriller.

    Husband and wife Niamh and Ruaridh Macfarlane co-own Ranish Tweed, a company that weaves its own special variety of Harris cloth. When Niamh learns of Ruaridh's affair with the Russian designer Irina Vetriv and witnesses the pair be blown up by a car bomb in Paris, her life is left in ruins.

    She returns to the Isle of Lewis with her husband's remains and finds herself the prime suspect in her murder case. A French detective is sent to the Hebrides to look into her past and soon Niamh and the detective are working together to discover the truth.
  • Nadia Dalbuono Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781911617518 - Nadia Dalbuono
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    Despite being the son of a former leading mafioso, Detective Leone Scamarcio has managed to establish himself as one of the leading (and most honest) men in the Rome police force.

    When Scamarcio is handed a file of compromising photographs of a high-profile Italian politician and told to 'deal with it', he knows this is going to open a big can of worms. When a young man is found stabbed to death and a young girl disappears, Scamarcio's job becomes ever more complicated. Especially as every lead seems to implicate the Italian prime minister.

    Scamarcio soon learns that nothing is quite as it seems and the high society are hiding all kinds of dark secrets. Set against a stunning Italian backdrop, these crime mysteries will keep you guessing and are sure to have you racing through the pages and eagerly reaching for the next book...

    This collection includes books 1-3 in Nadia Dalbuono's Detective Leone Scamarcio series.
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    The second book in the Freyja and Huldar series, Yrsa Sigurdardottir's The Reckoning is a phenomenally addictive page-turner.

    Detective Huldar suspects he's been tasked with investigating a note found in a school's capsule to keep him away from real police work. This note contains the names of six people and a prediction of their deaths. Written by a 13-year-old over a decade ago, it's not being considered a real threat...

    However, there are some startling coincidences when the letter is discovered. Body parts have been found in a garden and the house owner has also been murdered. His initials match one of the names on the note...
  • Erin Kelly Collection - 4 Books - Collection - 9781473685963 - Erin Kelly
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    He Said, She Said author Erin Kelly is a bestselling writer of psychological thrillers who can count Stephen King, Sophie Hannah and Jeffery Deaver among her fans. This four-book collection is the perfect introduction to her work and includes her highly acclaimed debut novel, The Poison Tree.

    This novel is set in the red-hot summer of 1997 when the straight-laced student Karen meets Biba, a bohemian aspiring actress. The duo form a passionate bond, but by the end of the summer their love affair has to come to an end - and two people are dead...; The Burning Air follows the Macbrides as they attend a Bonfire Night celebration. Felix, the youngest of the family, has brought a new girlfriend with him but she's odd in a way no one can quite place. When she's left looking after Felix's sister's baby, they both end up missing...

    The Sick Rose is a claustrophobic read that finds Louisa and Paul forming a relationship, but both of them have violent pasts they are unable to escape; and The Ties That Bind is a twisty read about a true crime writer in search of a story who ends up interviewing a criminal-turned-philanthropist.

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    When a teen shoots a woman dead in the middle of a Glasgow street and then commits suicide, Harry McCoy is certain it wasn?t a random act of violence.

    While investigating the case, McCoy discovers a secret society led by a wealthy family.

    Alan Parks debut novel Bloody January is a taut, violent and addictive page-turner.
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    Author Marsali Taylor grew up in Shetland and her experiences in this beautiful area add an extra touch of authority to this gripping mystery.

    Cass Lynch has achieved her dream of becoming third officer aboard the Norwegian sail-training ship, Sorlandet. She's taking part in a race from Norway to Ireland but then an unsettling encounter leads to suspicions there's a stowaway on board...

    A police search finds nothing, but shortly after one of the trainees goes missing... Cass and her lover DI Gavin Macrae soon find themselves up against a ruthless killer.

    Cass is also struggling with some personal issues and has a decision to make that will affect her future in so many ways...
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    Jo Spain's The Confession is a gripping psychological thriller with a difference: you find out who did it on the very first page. But you won't find out why until the last one...

    A man walks into the luxury home of the disgraced banker, Harry McNamara. He beats him to death as his wife Julie watches, frozen by fear. An hour later, the attacker JP Carney, hands himself into the police. He confesses beating Harry to death but claims the assault was not premeditated.

    With Harry's notoriety, the detectives make it their mission to see if this really was a random act of violence or if it was related to one of Harry's many sins. After all, he was corrupt, greedy and betrayed so many people... As you race through the pages, you'll be wondering who really is the guilty party?
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    Jenny Quintana's debut novel is a powerful psychological thriller that will have you hooked from the very first page... You'll race through the pages and experience so many emotions.

    Anna's older sister Gabriella disappeared 30 years ago, but Anna has never stopped missing her. After the disappearance, Anna ran away from her family and built a life for herself in another country. However, the death of her mother has forced her to return home. While sorting through her mother's possessions, Anna begins to confront both her death and the huge hole that Gabriella's disappearance left...

    She also decides to learn what really happened to her sister. But is it too late to discover the truth?
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    David Baldacci's thrillers about Will Robie are a worldwide success and End Game finds the US government's highly trained assassin being sent to London...

    There's an imminent terrorist attack threatening the Underground and Robie only has one chance to save London and make it safely home. But even if he succeeds, he knows the worst is yet to come...

    The fifth book in this bestselling series is presented in hardback and is a rip-roaring page-turner for fans of Vince Flynn, Michael Connelly and Lee Child.
  • David Hewson Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781509858293 - David Hewson
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    Highly acclaimed by Linwood Barclay, David Hewson's series focuses on Amsterdam detective Pieter Vos - a former policeman who's determined to uncover the truth about his 16-year-old daughter's disappearance.

    The House of Dolls is the first book in the series and it follows Pieter as he leaves the police force following Anneliese's disappearance and starts a new life on a broken-down houseboat. He sees a doll's house in the Rijsksmuseum that somehow seems connected to the case and then he meets misfit trainee detective, Laura Bakker. She reveals the daughter of a very important local politician has gone missing in similar circumstances to Anneliese. This leads to an opportunity to explore the fate of his beloved daughter, so Pieter finds himself drawn back into the life of a detective - but dark secrets lurk behind every door...

    The Wrong Girl finds Amsterdam in the midst of a terrorist attack that could be linked to the abduction of a Georgian prostitute's daughter; and Little Sister focuses on two sisters who were accused or murdering the lead singer of a world-famous pop band, due to believing he was responsible for their family's deaths.
  • Peter Robinson Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9781509858224 - Peter Robinson
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    Acclaimed by Dennis Lehane and Ian Rankin, Peter Robinson is one of the world's favourite thriller writers. In this new 10-book collection, we've hand-picked our favourite Inspector Alan Banks novels and also added in some captivating stand-alone stories.

    The Inspector Banks series finds the detective looking into various horrific murders that have taken place in Swainsdale. A well-liked local historian has been found half-buried under a drystone wall in A Dedicated Man and it's up to Banks to get the key information out of young Sally Lumb, who is clearly hiding something...

    The Hanging Valley finds a faceless corpse being discovered in a tranquil, hidden valley. No one is prepared to talk about it with Banks and his frustrations grow further still when the identity of the body is revealed; and in Wednesday's Child Banks investigates a particularly unpleasant murder at the site of an abandoned mine. This soon leads to an encounter with a truly terrifying criminal...

    This collection contains books 2, 4, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11, 14 and 15 in Peter Robinson's Inspector Alan Banks series alongside two stand-alone novels.
  • William Shaw Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781786488923 - William Shaw
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    Written by William Shaw, the CWA Dagger-shortlisted Breen & Tozer novels are set in London and Devon between 1968 and 1969 and tackle issues of racial prejudice, sexism, colonialism, police corruption and MI6 espionage.

    Absolutely gripping from the very first page and impeccably researched, the series starts with A Song from Dead Lips - a novel which finds an unknown young woman being found naked and strangled in an alley on Abbey Road. DS Cathal Breen (an outcast in the Marylebone CID) can not make sense of the case and soon teams up with rookie recruit, WPC Helen Tozer. The duo find themselves on a perilous path towards a cruel conspiracy that goes far beyond class, colour and creed.

    In A House of Knives, the wayward son of a rising MP is found mutilated and burnt in suspicious circumstances and Breen and Tozer soon realise this could be the result of the corrupting influence of some very powerful people; and A Book of Knives finds Tozer looking into an unsolved murder from that is important to her past.

    These dark thrillers are based on real-life events and are brutal, intense and emotional.

    This collection contains books 1-3 in William Shaw's Breen & Tozer series.
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    THE EXPLOSIVE NEW THRILLER FROM THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF LEAVING BERLIN. Some secrets should never be told. Moscow, 1961: With the launch of Sputnik, the Soviet Union's international prestige is at an all-time high. And the most notorious of the defectors to the Soviet Union, former CIA agent Frank Weeks, is about to publish his memoirs. What he reveals will send shock waves through the West. Weeks' defection in the early 1950s shook Washington to its core - and forced the resignation of his brother, Simon, from the State Department. Simon, now a publisher in New York, is given the opportunity to read and publish his brother's memoir. He knows the US government will never approve the publication of what is clearly intended as KGB propaganda. Yet the offer is irresistible: it will finally give him the chance to learn why his brother chose to betray his country. But what he discovers in Moscow is far more shocking than he ever imagined ...'One of the most exciting books I've read in years' Alexander McCall Smith on Leaving Berlin 'Spectacular in every way' Lee Child on Stardust 'Tense and atmospheric, with sinister intrigue' Wall Street Journal on Istanbul Passage
  • The Last Hours - Hardback - 9781760632137 - Minette Walters
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    An acclaimed crime writer, this huge novel - set in Dorset during the time of the Black Death - finds Minette Walters turning her hand to historical fiction.

    It's June, 1348 and Dorset is unprepared for the outbreak of the disease. Sadly, its people start to die in their thousands... In the estate of Develish, Lady Anne takes control of her people's future and chooses a slave called Thaddeus Thurkell to act as her steward. Together they decide to quarantine Develish by bringing the serfs inside the walls. However, this upsets the social order and cracks and conflicts begin to arise...

    The community are ignorant of what is happening outside their walls and start to wrestle with themselves, their beliefs and their futures. Does anyone have the courage to leave the security of the walls?
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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...