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Crime, Thriller & Mystery Books

  • L.C. Tyler Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9780749022044 - L.C.Tyler
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    L.C.Tyler
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    Capturing the spirit of the Golden Age of crime fiction, L.C. Tyler's Elsie and Ethelred novels are witty, intelligent and full of warmth. You'll be eagerly flicking through these books to find out what happens next and they will appeal to fans of M.C. Beaton, Dorothy L. Sayers and Emily Brightwell.

    Robin Pagham has been found dead in Cat Among the Herrings and the village believe he must have been drunk. However, the newspaper reports of the inquest state no alcohol was found in his blood. At his funeral, his girlfriend announces someone murdered Robin... Elsie and Ethelred take on the case.

    Crooked Herring finds Henry Holiday unexpectedly turning on Ethelred's doorstep and he has a surprising confession - he thinks he murdered someone while drunk on New Year's Eve; and Ten Little Herrings finds Ethelred heading to the French Loire. He wants to stay there and it's up to Elsie to bring him home. But she is the subject of some unwanted affection from a local chocolatier...
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  • Mark Roberts Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781788541510 - Mark Roberts
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    Mark Roberts
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    Revealing the hidden history of Liverpool, Mark Roberts' Eve Clay books are fast-paced thrillers with a sinister twist. The protagonist has an intriguing past and the situations she finds herself in are brutal, thought-provoking and twisted...

    The series starts with Blood Mist, a book that finds the DCI hunting a killer who knows more about her past then she does... Every night a new family dies and their bodies are dragged onto their landing to form a strange pattern. Who would risk capture to arrange their victims so precisely?

    Dead Silent finds a killer bringing medieval horror to Merseyside; and Day of the Dead has Clay on the case of a vigilante killer who is both the nation's most dangerous criminal AND a hero to many....

    These books will appeal to fans of Lee Child and Peter May.
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  • Murder On The Orient Express - Hardback - 9780008226664 - Agatha Christie
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    Agatha Christie
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    With an all-star cast including Penelope Cruz, Judi Dench, Johnny Depp, Josh Gad and Willem Dafoe, Kenneth Branagh's (who also stars as Hercule Poirot) adaptation of Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express has delighted audiences all around the world.

    This beautiful hardback makes a wonderful gift for any fan of the murder mystery and a fine addition to your bookshelf.

    It's just after midnight and snowdrift stops the surprisingly full Orient Express in its track. By morning, there is one passenger fewer as there is a murderer on board. Will Hercule Poirot, the world's greatest detective, be able to identify the killer before they strike again?

    Isolated and with a killer in their midst, this is a classic novel, full of tension.
  • The Lewis Trilogy - 3 Books - Collection - 9781786488930 - Peter May
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    Peter May
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    This gripping collection of ingenious crime fiction brings together all three novels in Peter May's internationally acclaimed and million-selling Lewis trilogy.

    The series starts with The Blackhouse, a book that finds a brutal killing taking place on the Isle of Lewis in Scotland. It's a beautiful place but it's laced with danger and darkness. Born in the area, Detective Fin Macleod has been sent from Edinburgh to investigate a murder and he quickly realises that something terrible is lurking within the close-knit island community...

    The Lewis Man finds Macleod dealing with the case of an unidentified corpse that has a DNA sibling match to a local farmer who suffers from dementia; and The Chessmen finds a spate of illegal game-hunting activities taking place on the island.

    Violent, brutal and compelling, this is a series for anyone who enjoys reading the likes of Tess Gerritsen and Elly Griffiths.

    This collection contains books 1-3 in Peter May's Lewis Trilogy.

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  • The Vanishing Box - Hardback - 9781784297008 - Elly Griffiths
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    Elly Griffiths
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    The Vanishing Book is the fourth book in Dr. Ruth Galloway author Elly Griffiths' Stephens and Mephisto mystery series and it finds the duo investigating the link between a murdered Brighton flower-seller, the death of Cleopatra and a nude tableau show...

    Max Mephisto and his daughter Ruby are headlining Brighton Hippodrome, but are not happy to find the support act is a group of naked 'living statues' but then they notice something a little off... One thing they know for certain is that, in Brighton especially, the line between art, life and death is easily blurred.

    Packed with thrills, this is the most dangerous case yet for the heroic, crime-fighting duo.
  • Leigh Russell Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9780857302137 - Leigh Russell
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    Leigh Russell
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    For fans of Mark Billingham, Peter James and Lee Child, Leigh Russell's psychological thrillers following DI Geraldine Steel are deliciously dark and perfectly plotted...

    The series starts with Cut Short, a book which finds DI Steel relocating to the quiet, rural town of Woolsmarsh. She's not expecting much to happen here but is soon on the trail of a twisted killer who preys on local women...

    Dead End has a corpse being discovered with its tongue cut out and then a witness is blinded and murdered; and Road Closed finds all kinds of murders taking place. Could the hit-and-run and arson be linked?
    This collection includes books 1-3 in Leigh Russell's DI Geraldine Steel series
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  • End Game - Hardback - 9781447277408 - David Baldacci
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    David Baldacci
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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.
  • The Grantchester Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781408896167 - James Runcie
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    James Runcie
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    As seen on ITV, The Grantchester Mysteries are addictive and engaging. This collection brings together the first three books in James Runcie's bestselling series.

    Sidney Chambers is the vicar of Grantchester but he also happens to be a reluctant detective. He teams up with the rogueish Inspector Geordie Keating to solve a number of baffling cases that have engulfed his village. Together the duo have to look into the death of a famous jazz promoter's daughter; a shocking art forgery; and the suspect suicide of a Cambridgeshire solicitor.

    The TV series starring James Norton and Robson Green is hugely popular and these novels are equally compelling. The Times described them as 'An absolute treat... All manner of nostalgic delights' and we're sure you will agree.
  • Agatha Christie Collection - 5 Books - Collection - 9780007962266 - Agatha Christie
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    Agatha Christie
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    With the drama starring Kim Cattrall, Billy Howle, Toby Jones and Andrea Riseborough one of the highlights of last year's BBC Christmas schedule, this collection features Agatha Christie's The Witness for the Prosecution and many other short stories and novels.

    The Witness for the Prosecution will take you back to the 1920s when a shocking murder has stained the carpets of a London townhouse. The victim is a very rich older woman called Emily French and all the evidence is pointing to Leonard Vole, a young chancer who was due to inherit the heiress' fortune. Or, at least, this is what Emily's housekeeper is claiming in court...

    One of the world's favourite mystery writers, this tale is joined by 11 other short stories (including the exclusive Poirot and the Regatta Mystery) and four Hercule Poirot novels.
  • Martin Walker Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781786488916 - Martin Walker
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    Martin Walker
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    Head over to France and join Bruno, Chief of Police as he attempts to solve three crime cases... Acclaimed by Antony Beevor, these books are completely captivating and we'd recommend them to fans of Donna Leon, Quentin Bates and Andrea Camilleri.

    In Death in the Dordogne, EU inspectors are causing havoc in Saint-Denis and local tempers are running high, but is hiding contraband cheese really a case for murder? Bruno isn't convinced and this the crime may have roots in the most tortured period of recent French history. Now only he can find the killer but will the town's resident allow him to go digging through the past?

    Dark Vineyard finds Bruno bringing a killer to justice in a case that means he has to balance tradition with progress; and Black Diamond finds France's truffles being adulterated with cheaper ones from China. It appears organised crime is behind the outrage but how can Bruno be sure...
  • Agatha Raisin and The Witches' Tree - Hardback - 9781472117229 - M.C. Beaton
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    Agatha Raisin and the Witches' Tree is the latest novel in Book People favourite M.C. Beaton's long-running series of cosy crime stories. This time around, there's toil and trouble in store for Agatha.

    Rory and Molly Harris, the new vicar and his wife of Sumpton Harcourt, come to a screeching halt on their journey home from a dinner party. Right in front of them is a body hanging from a tree. It belongs to the elderly spinster Margaret Darby, and it becomes clear this isn't a suicide... It's a case of murder - and there's only one sleuth to call!

    Agatha rises to the occasion and is glad to be back in the groove but then two more murders follow and Agatha begins to fear for both her reputation and her life. The fact the village has its own coven of witches does not help matters...
  • Kate Morton Collection - Collection - 9781509858248 - Kate Morton
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    Kate Morton
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    Kate Morton writes intelligent and thought-provoking fiction and this collection contains three of her best novels.

    The House at Riverton is both a thrilling mystery and a tender love story. Influenced by the likes of Atonement and Gosford Park, it finds events in the summer of 1924 and the winter of 1999 intertwining in almost unbelievable ways. In the middle of 1920s, a young port takes his life on the eve of a glittering society party. The only witnesses, sisters Hannah and Emmeline Hartford, will never speak to each other again after this night. At the end of the 20th century, 98-year-old Grace Bradley, once a housemaid of Riverton Manor, is visited by a young director making a film about the poet's suicide and this opens all sorts of old wounds - including a terrible and shocking secret.

    The Secret Keeper is a heartbreaking story of mysteries and secrets that moves between the 1930s, the 1960s and the present day; and The Lake House is an enchanting book about a missing child, an abandoned house and an unsolved mystery...
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    Gillian Flynn
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    Containing not only Gone Girl - the worldwide bestseller that was adapted into a hit film directed by David Fincher and starring Rosamund Pike and Ben Affleck - but also two lesser-known but equally compelling and impressive novels, this three-book collection from Gillian Flynn is full of unbelievable twists and turns.

    One of the most talked-about books of recent years, Gone Girl is the story of Nick and Amy Dunne - an unhappily married couple... Their tumultuous relationship has seen many ups and downs - but when Amy goes missing and Nick is the prime suspect for her murder, things take a deliciously twisted and dark turn. You won't know who to believe and what to expect next in this stylish psychological thriller.

    Gillian Flynn's two previous novels - Dark Places, a mystery that takes in everything from class issues in rural America to satanic cults; and Sharp Objects, a story that follows journalist Camille Preaker as she heads back to her hometown to investigate a series of brutal murders - are also included.

    We guarantee you'll be hooked by all three books and won't be able to put them down!

    This collection comes shrinkwrapped
  • Harlan Coben Collection - 5 Books - Collection - 9781407250977 - Harlan Coben
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    Harlan Coben
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    This captivating collection contains five stand-alone thrillers from Harlan Coben, one of the world's most popular and influential thriller writers.

    Stay Close is the tale of three ordinary people who quickly discover the American dream can be a nightmare when trying to escape from your past; Six Years finds Jake Fisher's world completely turned upside down as he tracks down the love of his life at her husband's funeral - but she's nowhere to be seen; Missing You focuses on the lies that bind people together when NYPD detective Kat Donovan finds an ex on a dating site.

    No Second Chance follows Marc Seidman as he is given a second chance to save his daughter 18 months after she was kidnapped and his wife was brutally murdered; and Tell No One has a doctor seeing a webcam image of the wife he thought he'd lost...
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  • Peter James Collection - 5 Books - Collection - 9781509858286 - Peter James
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    Peter James
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    Peter James' thrilling novels have sold millions of copies worldwide and this fantastic collection brings together five books starring his popular character, Detective Superintendent Roy Grace.

    Dead Man's Footsteps finds a Brighton businessman grasping the chance to shed his debts, disappear and reinvent himself in another country on the morning of 9/11. Six years later, the remains of a woman's body in a storm drain in Brighton leads Grace on an enquiry that reaches all around the world...

    Dead Tomorrow has a body of a missing teenager being found off the seabed of the Sussex coast, but it's missing vital organs; Dead Like You finds women suffering horrific experiences at the turn of the New Year - and these cases bear remarkable similarities to an unsolved series of crimes that occurred years before; Dead Man's Grip has Carly Chase surviving a nasty traffic accident where a teenage student was killed. She's traumatised and things get even worse when the drivers of the other two cars are found murdered. Grace warns her she could be next...

    Not Dead Yet finds Hollywood coming to Brighton. But there's a stalker following every move of the rock star who's bagged the lead role... these books are compelling, fast-paced and sure to delight fans of Ian Rankin and Peter Robinson.

    This collection contains books 4-8 in Peter James' Detective Roy Grace series.
  • William Shaw Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781786488923 - William Shaw
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    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.
  • Kate Ellis Collection - 5 Books - Collection - 9780349417752 - Kate Ellis
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    Kate Ellis
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    Kate Ellis' Wesley Peterson novels are perfect for fans of Barbara Cleverly, Tania Carver and Elly Griffiths. They are classic crime with an archaeological twist and could be described as 'Midsomer Murders set in Devon'.

    The Flesh Tailor finds DI Peterson investigating the shooting of Dr James Dalcott. He discovers he was popular but had been harbouring strange and dramatic family secrets. Meanwhile, archaeologist Neil Watson has discovered a number of skeletons in Tailors Court that could be linked to a 16th century body-snatching physician...

    The Jackal Man finds DI Peterson looking into the murder of a girl that might be related to an ancient ritual linked to Anubis, the jackal-headed Egyptian god of death and mummification; and The Shadow Collector focuses on the strange case of a mother and daughter who were rumoured to be witches.

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    This collection includes books 14, 15, 17, 18 and 19 in Kate Ellis' Wesley Peterson crime series
  • Agatha Raisin Collection - 20 Books - Collection - 9781472123619 - M.C. Beaton
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    M.C. Beaton
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    Now the star of her own hit Sky TV series where she's played by Ashley Jensen, this bumper 20-book collection will introduce you to Agatha Raisin, one of Book People's most popular detectives. Written by M.C. Beaton, these are whodunnits that will keep you guessing until the very last page.

    Set in a picture-perfect Cotswold village, Agatha learns her trade; finds herself accused of poisoning a judge in the local quiche-making competition; has to deal with the fallout of the murder of her ex-husband's new wife; attempts to catch a killer when jam at the village fete is laced with poison; attempts to plan the perfect Christmas, while solving the murder of a woman who has written to her from beyond the grave; wakes up next to a curiously cold corpse; and cracks many more curious cases.

    Including her very first mystery The Quiche of Death, the first novel adapted into a television drama, alongside many more curious cases, this is a witty, quirky and endlessly charming collection for crime fans who prefer their murder mysteries with the blood and gore left out.

    This collection contains books 1-20 in M.C. Beaton's Agatha Raisin series.
  • David Hewson Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781509858293 - David Hewson
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    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.
  • Father Brown Collection - 5 Books - Collection - 9780241305799 - C.K. Chesterton
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    C.K. Chesterton
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    Presented with eye-catching Penguin Classics jackets, this is the entire series of G.K. Chesterton's best-loved Father Brown books - the stories that inspired the hit BBC show starring Mark Williams. They will introduce you to an ingenious amateur detective who has to deal with everything from high crime to voodoo and miracles.

    With a canny sense of humour throughout, you'll be hooked by the adventures of this ingenious amateur detective. The first book, The Innocence of Father Brown, shows how he can track down even the most elusive wrongdoer. He also has to solve cases featuring bandits, ghosts, a man with two beards and other extraordinary crimes in the following books.

    Father Brown is an incredible character with an uncanny understanding of human foibles that can help him overcome even the most villainous adversaries.
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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.
  • Michael Connelly Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9781407250328 - Michael Connelly
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    Michael Connelly
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    Including his multi-award winner The Lincoln Lawyer (which was adapted into a hit film starring Matthew McConaughey) alongside nine more absorbing and addictive crime and courtroom thrillers, our Michael Connelly Collection will introduce Book People customers who haven't had the chance already to a worldwide bestseller and one of the true masters of crime writing.

    Clever, astonishingly climactic and pacy, these books are sure to appeal to fans of crime writers such as Thomas Harris, Harlan Coben and Jeffery Deaver.

    Please note that the font size in these books may be considered small by some readers.
  • Patricia Highsmith Collection - 5 Books - Collection - 9780349008028 - Patricia Highsmith
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    Patricia Highsmith
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    Patricia Highsmith, the author of The Two Faces of January, Strangers on a Train and The Talented Mr. Ripley, is widely respected for her psychological novels. This collection contains five of her intelligent and thought-provoking books.

    Edith's Diary is considered by many to be Highsmith's masterpiece and follows the life of Edith Howland as she slips out of control and loses her grip on reality; A Suspension of Mercy is an unsettling thriller looking at the darker forces that lurk beneath the surface of everyday life; and Those Who Walk Away follows a deadly game of cat and mouse that takes place on the streets of Venice.

    After receiving a fan letter from a prison inmate and becoming fascinated on the effect being trapped in a cell can do to an adult, Highsmith put these thoughts into fiction with The Glass Cell: Philip Carter spent six years in prison for a crime he didn't commit. His wife was waiting for him upon his release and he had no reason to doubt her or their friend, Sullivan. But prison can change people.

    Little Tales of Misogyny contains 17 short stories that are laced with black humour. Simply spine-chilling, they show how next-door neighbours can be sadistic psychopaths and how there's always something extraordinarily macabre in the supposedly ordinary...
  • Rebecca Tope Collection - 5 Books - Collection - 9780749022105 - Rebecca Tope
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    Rebecca Tope
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    Thea Osborne is a housekeeper-turned-detective who has to crack so many rural crime cases in the first five books in Rebecca Tope's bestselling Cotswolds Mysteries series. Cosy crime at its finest, we recommend them for fans of M.C. Beaton, Emily Brightwell and Carola Dunn.

    A Cotswold Killing is the first book in the series and it finds recently widowed Thea Osborne arriving in Duntisbourne Abbots to house-sit for a local couple for three weeks. On her first night, she hears a piercing scream but concludes nowhere this serene and sleepy could be witness to a murder. But then a body shows up and Thea is soon untangling her way through a web of tragedy that engulfs this beautiful Gloucestershire town...

    She also finds a body hanging from the rafters of a barn; discovers a body laid out like a sacrificial victim on Notgrove Barrow during Halloween season; visits Blockley and has to investigate a murder next door to her abode; and finds a skeleton at the roots of an old beech tree - with no concrete evidence of who the bones belong to.

    This collection includes books 1-5 in Rebecca Tope's Cotswold Mysteries series.