Robert Ludlum died 2001. He wrote dozens of spy novels including the Bourne novels (later turned into blockbuster movies) - The Bourne Identity (1980) The Bourne Supremacy (1986) / The Bourne Ultimatum (1990). See all books by Robert Ludlum
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The Hangman's Song James Oswald
March 2014 Book of the Month.
Part of a compelling Edinburgh-based series (which began with Natural Causes and continued with The Book of Souls) featuring a likeable key protagonist in Detective... Format: Paperback - Released: 27/02/2014
The Queen's Man Rory Clements
March 2014 Book of the Month and eBook of the Month.
It is 1582 and John Shakespeare, brother of William, spy for Walsingham, is sent with his loyal servant Boltfoot on a mission... Format: Hardback - Released: 27/02/2014
Other Featured Books this Month
The Madness of July James Naughtie
March 2014 MEGA Debut of the Month.
A tale of spying and political machinations as a new British ambassador to Washington is about to... Format: Hardback - Released: 27/02/2014
The Amber Fury Natalie Haynes
March 2014 Debut of the Month.
Despite borrowing both plot and inspiration from the Classics, The Amber Fury remains an easy, accessible read. Escaping... Format: Hardback - Released: 06/03/2014
Deep Shelter Oliver Harris
Maxim Jakubowski's Book of the Month.
Detective Nick Belsey, of Hampstead CID was first introduced in The Hollow Man. A fascinating crooked cop who manages to survive against all the odds... Format: Hardback - Released: 20/03/2014
Someone Else's Skin Sarah Hilary
March 2014 Debut of the Month.
Do not be fooled into thinking that this will be ‘just another Detective story’; this is clever, shockingly... Format: Paperback - Released: 27/02/2014
A Nasty Piece of Work Robert Littell
Maxim Jakubowski Highly Recommended.
Former homicide detective and CIA agent Lemuel Gunn left behind the Afghanistan battlefield for a trailer in New Mexico to forge a new career as a private investigator.... Format: Hardback - Released: 27/03/2014
Morning Frost (DI Jack Frost 3) James Henry
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title.
DI Jack Frost is best-known for his small screen portrayal by David Jason. Created by the late R.D. Wingfield,... Format: Hardback - Released: 07/11/2013
Of Cops & Robbers Mike Nicol
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title.
South African crime fiction is definitely on the up. Following the breakthrough of Deon Meyer, Lauren Beukes... Format: Paperback - Released: 18/02/2014
The First Rule Of Survival Paul Mendelson
In Cape Town seven years ago three white boys disappeared, now two emaciated and abused bodies are discovered wrapped in plastic in a skip. De Vries worked tirelessly on the case but it was never solved. Now he is on... Format: Paperback - Released: 20/03/2014
Love Story, with Murders Harry Bingham
The first in this series, Talking to the Dead, introduced us to a most unusual police detective, Fiona Griffiths, who suffers from Cotard’s Syndrome and hides a dramatic past which will no doubt be revealed over the series. Certainly a... Format: Paperback - Released: 13/03/2014
Half Bad Sally Green
Important questions are posed in this richly imagined and fast-paced supernatural thriller with big themes at its heart. Nathan lives in a world that is very similar to our own. But it has one very big difference: there is a... Format: Paperback - Released: 03/03/2014
Treachery S. J. Parris
The fourth in the series featuring Giordano Bruno, mathematician, philosopher, heretic and spy, and solver of murders in Elizabethan England. In previous novels Bruno encountered John Dee, Nostradamus and Walsingham. He’s good friends with Philip Sidney (historically rumoured to be... Format: Hardback - Released: 27/02/2014
The Next Time You See Me Holly Goddard Jones
An involved tale with bullying very much to the fore. Not strictly a whodunit for we know that early on but it’s how he covers, hides and copes that we really follow with some nice side plots added in. Wyatt,... Format: Paperback - Released: 06/03/2014
Harvest Jim Crace
Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2013.
A beautifully written and unexpectedly thrilling novel, this book defies categorisation and almost reinvents itself from one chapter to the next. Dark, unsettling, intriguing and exciting it is that rare thing, a hugely enjoyable... Format: Paperback - Released: 13/02/2014
Dexter's Final Cut Jeff Lindsay
I have loved the charming monster that is Dexter right from the start and must profess myself bitterly disappointed that there is no more. It is hard to enjoy the approaching climax of the book knowing that it is the... Format: Paperback - Released: 13/03/2014
A Wolf in Hindelheim Jenny Mayhew
This is an atmospheric and gripping novel from an exciting new voice for fans of The Snow Child and The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared. South-West Germany, 1926. The disappearance of a baby girl calls... Format: Paperback - Released: 06/03/2014
We are Here Michael Marshall
What is a ghost? How powerful is belief? Can something imaginary take on a life of its own? Michael Marshall’s new thriller asks these questions and more. Unconnected to his excellent Straw Men series, this is a creepy and intriguing... Format: Paperback - Released: 13/03/2014
Trouble in Mind Jeffery Deaver
A cunning collection of short stories from the master of misdirection, including original tales featuring the hugely popular series characters Lincoln Rhyme and Kathryn Dance. TENSION ...An aging actor attempts to revive his career by entering a celebrity poker game... Format: Hardback - Released: 13/03/2014
Thankless in Death J. D. Robb
He looked at his hands, covered with her blood, at the wild spatters of it on the walls. An artist, he mused. Maybe he should be an artist. Murder doesn't stop for Thanksgiving. As NYPSD Lieutenant Eve Dallas and her... Format: Paperback - Released: 04/03/2014
Spree Michael Morley
The heat is on Jake Mottram, head of the FBI's new Spree Killer Unit, and psychological profiler Angie Holmes to find the madman responsible. Until now, they've been great together. Both at work and in bed. But a killer is... Format: Paperback - Released: 13/03/2014
The Pattern of Fear Andrew Chapman
The Pattern of Fear is the blistering debut thriller by Drew Chapman. Garrett Reilly has a rare talent. He discerns the patterns in large amounts of information. He understands what's happening before others. He's ahead of the game. This makes... Format: Paperback - Released: 13/03/2014
Con Law Mark Gimenez
John Bookman - Book to his friends - is a tenured professor at the University of Texas School of Law. He's thirty-five, handsome and unmarried. He teaches Constitutional Law, reduces senators to blithering fools on talk shows, and is often... Format: Paperback - Released: 13/02/2014
419 Will Ferguson
HOW FAR WOULD YOU GO FOR REVENGE? A car tumbles through darkness down a snowy ravine. A woman without a name walks out of a dust storm in Africa. And in the seething heat of Lagos City, a criminal cartel... Format: Paperback - Released: 27/02/2014
The Stone Boy Sophie Loubiere
When the elderly Madame Preau returns to her own house after several years spent in a convalescent home, she immediately notices that the neighbourhood has changed. A new family has moved in next door and, from her window, she watches... Format: Paperback - Released: 27/02/2014
Six Years Harlan Coben
Fans of Harlan Coben may feel a slight sense of déjà vu in reading Six Years as this territory has been covered by him before, but it is, nonetheless, a pacy, enjoyable, intriguing mystery that will hook you in and... Format: Paperback - Released: 27/02/2014
The Frozen Dead Bernard Minier
Saint-Martin-de-Comminges is a small town nestled in the Pyrenees. The kind of place where nothing happens. Until the winter morning when a group of workers discover the headless body of a horse, hanging suspended from a frozen cliff. Toulouse city... Format: Paperback - Released: 27/02/2014
Dead Gone Luca Veste
The young girl you have found isn't the first experiment I've carried out. She won't be the last. A tense, unpredictable crime debut that will not only have you gripped, but will you chill you to the bone. Perfect for... Format: Paperback - Released: 16/01/2014
The Devil in the Marshalsea Antonia Hodgson
I had spent three years at Oxford studying to join the clergy. Three years of rising at dawn to pray, daily seminars in classics, divinity and logic … before rushing back to church for evening prayers and finally to bed.... Format: Paperback - Released: 27/03/2014
Panic Lauren Oliver
An utterly gripping thriller from bestselling author Lauren Oliver. Panic began as so many things do in Carp, a poor town of twelve thousand people in the middle of nowhere: because it was summer, and there was nothing else to... Format: Hardback - Released: 06/03/2014
Concealed in Death J. D. Robb
There is nothing unusual about billionaire Roarke supervising work on his new property - but when he takes a ceremonial swing at the first wall to be knocked down, he uncovers the body of a girl. And then another -... Format: Hardback - Released: 18/02/2014
Suspect Robert Crais
LAPD cop Scott James is not doing so well. Eight months ago, a shocking late-night assault by unidentified men killed his partner Stephanie, nearly killed him, and left him enraged, ashamed, and ready to explode. He is unfit for duty... Format: Paperback - Released: 27/03/2014
Never Look Back DI Mike Lockyer Book 1 Clare Donoghue
A chilling and compelling debut crime thriller set in South East London. For all those who enjoy Peter James, Mark Billingham and Peter Robinson. Three women have been found brutally murdered in south London, the victims only feet away from... Format: Paperback - Released: 13/03/2014
Frog Music Emma Donoghue
San Francisco, 1876: a stifling heat wave and smallpox epidemic have engulfed the City. Deep in the streets of Chinatown live three former stars of the Parisian circus: Blanche, now an exotic dancer at the House of Mirrors, her lover... Format: Hardback - Released: 27/03/2014
The Dynamite Room Jason Hewitt
July 1940. 11 year-old Lydia walks through a village in rural Suffolk on a baking hot day. She is wearing a gas mask. The shops and houses are empty, windows boarded up and sandbags green with mildew, the village seemingly... Format: Hardback - Released: 27/03/2014
The Convictions of John Delahunt Andrew Hughes
Dublin, 1841. On a cold December morning, a small boy is enticed away from his mother and his throat savagely cut. This could be just one more small, sad death in a city riven by poverty, inequality and political unrest,... Format: Hardback - Released: 13/03/2014
In the Morning I'll be Gone Sean Duffy 3 Adrian McKinty
Sean Duffy's got nothing. And when you've got nothing to lose, you have everything to gain. So when MI5 come knocking, Sean knows exactly what they want, and what he'll want in return, but he hasn't got the first idea... Format: Paperback - Released: 30/01/2014
The Informationist Taylor Stevens
A New York Times bestseller, The Informationist introduces Vanessa Michael Munroe, a brilliant new heroine, in a thriller for fans of Lisbeth Salander, Jack Reacher and Jason Bourne. Vanessa Munroe deals in information - covert information. With an extraordinary intellect,... Format: Paperback - Released: 05/12/2013
Theodore Boone: the Activist John Grisham
Theodore Boone, young lawyer, has had a lot to deal with in his thirteen years, everything from kidnapping to murder. But he's come through it all and, with the law on his side, justice has always prevailed. Sometimes, though, the... Format: Paperback - Released: 27/03/2014
The Strangler's Honeymoon Van Veeteren Mysteries Book 9 Hakan Nesser
Desperately lonely, sixteen-year-old Monica Kammerle has little idea of what she is getting herself into when she begins an affair with her mother's latest partner; the sophisticated Benjamin Kerran ...Months later, when a woman's strangled body is found, the Maardam... Format: Paperback - Released: 13/03/2014
The Strange Death of Fiona Griffiths Harry Bingham
When DC Fiona Griffiths says 'yes' to her policeman boyfriend, it's an affirmation that she wants finally to put her psychological breakdown behind her, and become a resident of 'Planet Normal' like everybody else. But she still can't resist the... Format: Hardback - Released: 13/03/2014
The Stolen Tobsha Learner
Zurich, 1983. A Roma gypsy lies dead in front of a smart watchmaker's window. His sacrifice will lead to the discovery of a remarkable treasure, kept hidden by the Nazis for decades. But this mysterious artefact is much more than... Format: Paperback - Released: 27/03/2014
Piece of My Heart Peter Robinson
As volunteers clean up after a huge outdoor rock concert in Yorkshire in 1969, they discover the body of a young woman wrapped in a sleeping bag. She has been brutally murdered. The detective assigned to the case, Stanley Chadwick,... Format: Paperback - Released: 27/02/2014
Mistress James Patterson
How well can you ever really know someone? As Ben Casper watches his best friend plummet from her sixth-floor apartment balcony, he realises his life is about to change. Diana had no reason to kill herself, she had to have... Format: Paperback - Released: 13/03/2014
A Lovely Way to Burn Louise Welsh
It doesn't look like murder in a city full of death. A pandemic called 'The Sweats' is sweeping the globe. London is a city in crisis. Hospitals begin to fill with the dead and dying, but Stevie Flint is convinced... Format: Hardback - Released: 20/03/2014
The Facts of Life and Death Belinda Bauer
'Call your mother.' 'What do I say?' 'Say goodbye.' This is how it begins. Lone women terrorised and their helpless families forced to watch - in a sick game where only one player knows the rules. And when those rules... Format: Hardback - Released: 27/03/2014
The Dying Hours Mark Billingham
A cluster of suicides among the elderly. Such things are not unknown to the police and the deaths are quickly dismissed by the police as routine. Only one man is convinced that something more sinister is taking place. However, no... Format: Paperback - Released: 27/03/2014
The Catch Tom Bale
How far do you go for a friendship? That's the question Daniel Wade is forced to ask when a simple favour has fatal consequences. For the sake of his old schoolmate, Robbie - and more importantly for Robbie's sister, Cate... Format: Paperback - Released: 13/02/2014
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Bad Boy Peter Robinson
Banks isn't back, and that's the problem. If DCI Alan Banks had been in his office when his old neighbour came calling, perhaps it would have turned out differently. Perhaps...
The Book of Souls James Oswald
The Book of Souls is James Oswald's second electrifying thriller in the Detective Inspector McLean series. Every year for ten years, a young woman's body was found in Edinburgh at...
Game Anders de la Motte
The Game trilogy originated in Sweden, right now the home par excellence of crime writing, and has become an international phenomenon with sales to 27 countries. Written by a former...
A Burnable Book Bruce Holsinger
February 2014 Debut of the Month.
A challenging, big, historical novel steeped in fact and really quite an excellent history lesson. It seems...
City of the Lost Will Adams
Working with beautiful Dutch historian Karin Visser, who was also staying at the hotel, Iain 's investigative trail leads to Turkey's past - to the invasion of Northern Cyprus in...
The Darkening Hour Penny Hancock
A middle class woman at her wits' end. A struggling migrant worker with few options for survival. When tensions boil over, who will be the first to snap? Will it...
Payback Kimberley Chambers
This is a long, involved, complicated and very violent, multi-faceted family saga of London gangland through several generations ruling Whitechapel. Full of sadistic violence, torture, murder, abortions, deceit and addiction,...
Ripper Isabel Allende
A gripping thriller from the bestselling Isabel Allende. For Amanda Martin and her friends, Ripper was all just a game. But when security guard Ed Staton is found dead in...
The Stolen Ones Richard Montanari
Luther is everywhere and nowhere; he's is in your dreams - and your nightmares. Then Detectives Kevin Byrne and Jessica Balzano are called to a bizarre murder scene: a man...
The Tournament Matthew Reilly
February 2014 eBook of the Month.
The game in question is chess, the board Constantinople and the prize, a broader education for Elizabeth...
The Burning M. R. Hall
A family tragedy. A buried secret. What lies hidden in the flames? A dense, bitterly cold fog has settled over the Wye Valley when Bristol Coroner Jenny Cooper is called...
The Child's Child Barbara Vine
The Child's Child is the new crime novel by bestselling, prize-winning author Barbara Vine. What sort of betrayal would drive a brother and sister apart? When Grace and her brother...
The Company You Keep Neil Gordon
When journalist Benjamin Schulberg discovers a link between lawyer Jim Grant and a notorious Vietnam-era fugitive, the world that Jim has carefully built for himself and his daughter collapses. Still...
The Corporal's Wife Gerald Seymour
A suspenseful and thrilling novel about a small British team sent into Iran to smuggle out a feisty, independent young woman named Farideh. If they are caught, they will all...
Cross and Burn Val McDermid
Someone is brutally killing women. Women who bear a striking resemblance to former DCI Carol Jordan. The connection is too strong to ignore and soon psychological profiler Tony Hill finds...
The Cuckoo's Calling Robert Galbraith
When a troubled model falls to her death from a snow-covered Mayfair balcony, it is assumed that she has committed suicide. However, her brother has his doubts, and calls in...
Death Angel Linda Fairstein
'Maybe she blessed the waters a century ago, but now she's a magnet for murder. She's an angel all right,' Mike said, staring at the beautiful sunlit figure that towered...
Don't Stand So Close Luana Lewis
This is a lingering, compulsive debut novel that will keep you tightly in its grip. What would you do if a young girl knocked on your door and asked for...
The Heist Janet Evanovich, Lee Goldberg
FBI Special Agent Kate O'Hare is known for her fierce dedication and discipline on the job, chasing down the world's most wanted criminals and putting them behind bars. Her boss...
Her Last Breath Linda Castillo
A rainy night, a father returning home with his three children, a speeding car hurtling toward them out of nowhere. What at first seems like a tragic, but routine, car...
In the Blood Lisa Unger
About to graduate from university in upstate New York, Lana Granger takes a job in town looking after eleven year old Luke. Expelled from schools all over the country, manipulative...
The Killing Hour Lisa Gardner
HEADLINE'S LATEST AMAZING THRILLER ACQUISITION: New York Times bestseller Lisa Gardner's backlist moves to Headline with the fourth book in the FBI Profiler series, THE KILLING HOUR.
A Night Too Dark Dana Stabenow
In Alaska, somebody disappears every day. Hunters who head into the wilderness...Fishermen who brave the great rivers...Tourists who attempt to do both. But lately too many people have disappeared. And...
The One You Love Paul Pilkington
Days before their wedding, during their last separate nights of hard-partying singledom, Emma Holden's fiance has gone missing. Not only has Dan disappeared without a trace, his brother is found...
Original Skin David Mark
He squints his eyes against the glare on the glossy page. Knows, even before the image swims into focus, that the picture will be of a skinny young man with...
Poppet Jack Caffery 6 Mo Hayder
The patients at Beechway High Secure Unit are terrified. Unexplained power cuts have lead to a series of horrifying incidents. And now fear has spread from the inmates to the...
The Riot Laura Wilson
1958: Notting Hill is sweltering in a heatwave. It's DI Stratton's new manor and a powder keg of racial tension. A rent collector is stabbed and a series of street...
The Road Between Us Nigel Farndale
1939: In a hotel room overlooking Piccadilly Circus, two young men are arrested. Charles is court-martialled for 'conduct unbecoming'; Anselm is deported home to Germany for 're-education' in a brutal...
The Silence of the Sea Yrsa Sigurdardottir
The most chilling novel yet from Yrsa Sigurdardottir, an international bestseller at the height of her powers. 'Mummy dead.' The child's pure treble was uncomfortably clear. It was the last...
Someone to Watch Over Me Yrsa Sigurdardottir
A creepy, compelling thriller, SOMEONE TO WATCH OVER ME is the fifth novel from Yrsa, 'Iceland's answer to Stieg Larsson' (Daily Telegraph). Berglind hurried to her son and pulled him...
The Toy Taker Luke Delaney
Your child has been taken...Snatched in the dead of night from the safety of the family home. There's no sign of forced entry, no one heard or saw a thing....
The Unknown Bridesmaid Margaret Forster
When Julia was eight, she was asked to be a bridesmaid at her beautiful cousin Iris's wedding. Her mother saw this as a chore - expensive, inconvenient - but Julia...
The Forbidden Tomb Chris Kuzneski
The Hunters are back for an exhilarating new adventure in their quest to recover the lost treasure of the modern world...What will they find this time?
Watch Your Back Karen Rose
Bestselling author Karen Rose is back with her fifteenth pulse-pounding thriller. UNFORGETTABLE Stevie Mazzetti knew she would never get over the murder of her husband and son. But with their...
Where Evil Waits Kate Brady
'Kate Brady's debut novel is everything romantic suspense should be: scary, sexy, pulse-pounding, and page-turning. Remarkable characters, pitch-perfect pacing, and a memorable villain make One Scream Away a standout book....
You Will Never Find Me Robert Wilson
Charlie Boxer messed up his family life. First the army, then the police, then high-stakes kidnap and recovery, his ex-wife and daughter learnt to live without him as his work...
The Red Road Denise Mina
February 2014 Book of the Month.
The fourth DI Alex Morrow mystery. It is believed that Denise Mina is doing for Glasgow what...
The Escape Lynda La Plante
Bestselling author Lynda La Plante's tells a the tale of a daring escape from jail in this new novel for Quick Reads.
Pietr the Latvian Georges Simenon
Maxim Jakubowski's February 2014 Series of the Month.
Through countless TV and film incarnations and of course books, gruff Parisian cop Jules Maigret...
Laidlaw (Laidlaw 1) William Mcilvanney
Meet Jack Laidlaw, the original damaged detective. When a young woman is found brutally murdered on Glasgow Green, only Laidlaw stands a chance of finding her murderer from among the...
Brother Kemal Jakob Arjouni
Kemal Kayankaya is a Turkish-German private eye who operates in the seedy underworld of Frankfurt, on the margins of legality and gets deeply involved in cases which invariably summon up...
Binary Michael Crichton, John Lange
I will always be eternally grateful to Crichton and his novel of Jurassic Park as it was the one book that motivated my then teenage son to move away...
The Hangman's Song James Oswald
A young man is found hanging by a rope in his Edinburgh home. A simple, sad suicide, yet Detective Inspector Tony McLean is puzzled by the curious suicide note. A...
Guilt Department Q 4 Jussi Adler-Olsen
Following the international No 1 bestsellers Mercy and Disgrace, Guilt is the fourth heart-stopping Department Q novel from Jussi Adler-Olsen, and a gripping treat for all fans of the Scandinavian...
The Month Before's Featured Books
Alex Cross, Run James Patterson
Three killers are on the rampage in the capital and dead bodies are piling up almost as fast as the police can count them. Alex Cross is in charge of...
Apple Tree Yard Louise Doughty
A gripping psychological thriller. Yvonne Carmichael is a woman who prides herself on her ability to control her life and achieve what she wants. However, an impulsive affair sets in...
Beloved Enemy Eric Van Lustbader
The Secretary of Homeland Security has been shot dead at his home in Washington. The last man to see him alive was Special Agent Jack McClure. Secretary Denis Paull had...
Bleed for Me Michael Robotham
Ray Hegarty, a highly respected former detective, lies dead in his daughter Sienna's bedroom. She is found covered in his blood. Everything points to her guilt, but psychologist Joe O'Loughlin...
Blind Alley Danielle Ramsay
Three brutal attacks. One near-fatal beating. And a deadly score to settle. DI Jack Brady is riding high after the successful outcome of his previous case, but his world is...
Body Count Barbara Nadel
Any bloody death will lead Inspectors Cetin Ikmen and Mehmet Suleyman out onto the dark streets of Istanbul. On 21 January, a half-decapitated corpse in the poor multicultural district of...
Daddy's Gone A-Hunting Mary Higgins Clark
A dark family secret puts the lives of two sisters in grave danger Hannah Connelly is plunged into a nightmare when she learns that Connelly Fine Antique Reproductions, the family...
The Demonologist Andrew Pyper
A father/daughter tale, a ghost story, an American road trip novel and an inventive supernatural thriller. David Ullman believes his daughter is suspended between heaven and hell after “jumping” off...
East of Innocence David Thorne
One man. On the hunt for the truth. On the edge of London. And way outside the law. Daniel Connell is a disgraced ex-City lawyer now scraping a living in...
The Einstein Pursuit Chris Kuzneski
Payne and Jones return in this electrifying thriller from internationally bestselling author Chris Kuzneski. A lab destroyed. An explosion in Stockholm claims the lives of an elite collection of scientists....
Entry Island Peter May
January 2014 Book of the Month.
Like his famous Lewis Trilogy, this stand-alone mystery has a dual-time frame and a small island setting....
Gun Machine Warren Ellis
The room is full of guns. Old ones. New ones. Modified ones. Hundreds of them. This is a collection belonging to someone who's been killing a long time. Secretly. And...
Harbour Street (Vera Series 6) Ann Cleeves
As the snow falls thickly on Newcastle, the shouts and laughter of Christmas revellers break the muffled silence. Detective Joe Ashworth and his daughter Jessie are swept along in the...
Innocence Dean Koontz
Heart-stopping supernatural thriller from the master of suspense. Addison Goodheart is not like other people...Addison Goodheart lives in solitude beneath the city, an exile from a society which will destroy...
The Keeper Luke Delaney
The second in the DI Sean Corrigan series is even better than the first, Cold Killing. The author is an ex-Metropolitan Policeman and the attraction of these are in...
The Kill Room Jeffery Deaver
The tenth novel in the critically acclaimed Lincoln Rhyme series, from Number One bestselling author Jeffery Deaver. They are calling it the 'million-dollar bullet': a sniper shot from a near-impossible...
Kiss Me First Lottie Moggach
A clever scenario. A girl wishing to commit suicide ‘hires’ a web-double so her family and friends will believe she still lives. She then tells them she’s going abroad to...
Long Way Home Eva Dolan
The launch of a major new detective series from the publishers of Henning Mankell, Arnaldur Indridason and Fred Vargas A man is burnt alive in a suburban garden shed. DI...
More Bitter Than Death Camilla Grebe, Asa Traff
Sometimes reliving the past revives old demons ...In a Stockholm apartment, five-year-old Tilde watches from under the kitchen table as her mother is brutally kicked to death. Meanwhile, in another...
Never Saw it Coming Linwood Barclay
Keisha Ceylon is a psychic. So she says. The truth is, she watches the news for stories of missing family members, gives it a few days, then tells these families...
Next to Die Neil White
Joe Parker is Manchester's most ingenious criminal defence lawyer. Sam Parker is Manchester's most tenacious homicide detective. Both bear the burden of the unsolved murder of their sister fifteen years...
Night Film Marisha Pessl
Cult horror director Stanislas Cordova hasn't been seen in public since 1971. To his fans he is an enigma. To journalist Scott McGrath he is the enemy. To Ashley he...
Pray for the Dying Quintin Jardine
'After what happened, none of us can be sure we're going to see tomorrow.' The killing was an expert hit. Three shots through the head, as the lights dimmed at...
Private LA (Private 7) James Patterson
Jack Morgan investigates the disappearance of the biggest superstar couple in Hollywood. Thom and Jennifer Harlow are the perfect couple, with three perfect children. They may be two of the...
The Red Moth Sam Eastland
As Hitler's forces smash into Soviet territory, annihilating the Red Army divisions in its path, a lone German scout plane is forced down. Contained within the briefcase of its passenger...
Rubbernecker Belinda Bauer
Patrick didn't care what made people work. He was only interested in what happened when they stopped. Life is strange for Patrick Fort - being a medical student with Asperger's...
Shovel Ready Adam Sternbergh
'I don't want to know your reasons. I don't care. Think of me as a bullet. Just point.' Spademan used to be a garbage man. That was before the dirty...
Stone Bruises Simon Beckett
'Somebody!' I half-sob and then, more quietly, 'Please.' The words seem absorbed by the afternoon heat, lost amongst the trees. In their aftermath, the silence descends again. I know then...
Sweetheart Chelsea Cain
'Turn yourself in,' Archie said. He pressed the fingers of one hand into his right temple, trying to slow the pulse of blood that beat against his skin. Susan was...
The Disappeared Kristina Ohlsson
'When the film begins she has no idea what she is about to see. Nor does she realise what devastating consequences this film and the decisions she then makes will...
Therapy Sebastian Fitzek
No witnesses. Twelve-year-old Josy has an inexplicable illness. She vanishes without a trace from her doctor's office during treatment. Four years later, Josy's father, psychiatrist Viktor Larenz, has withdrawn himself...
Under The Skin Michel Faber, David Mitchell
Isserley spends most of her time driving along empty, winding Highland roads in her red Toyota. She is interested in hitchhikers - so long as they are male, well-muscled and...
Under Your Skin Sabine Durrant
This morning, I found a body. Soon the police will arrest me for murder. And after that my life will fall apart. Gaby Mortimer is the woman who has it...
A Cry in the Night Tom Grieves
When night falls, fear spreads...The Lake District: a wild landscape, rife with stories. Detectives Zoe Barnes and Sam Taylor are called to investigate the disappearance of two children. But they...
The Never List Koethi Zan
A fluctuating time tale in alternating chapters between the horrors of four girls held captive in a cellar and their lives ten years later when their captor is up for...
Joyland Stephen King
One of Maxim Jakubowski's Books of the Year 2013.
A rare incursion of the master of horror into the crime genre, albeit with...
I am Pilgrim Terry Hayes
One of Maxim Jakubowski's Books of the Year 2013.
A smashing first novel from the screenwriter of DEAD CALM and the MAD MAX...
Perfect Match Jodi Picoult
This American author takes gritty, social issues as the themes of her hard-hitting tales and keeps you turning the pages in astonishment through twists, misunderstandings and injustices. Here we have...
The Trap Kimberley Chambers
The heir to Martina Cole's crown with a story of murder, the underworld, violence and treachery. The Butlers are the kings of the East End. Vinny and Roy Butler are...