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Books of the Month

Reader Reviewed Only We Know
Karen Perry
July 2015 Book of the Month. A compelling and thought provoking read, ‘Only We Know’ binds a childhood secret into a tight knot of anguish and heartache. The story is told in...
Format: Hardback - Released: 02/07/2015
     

Other Featured Books this Month

You
Caroline Kepnes
July 2015 Debut of the Month. Joe, a bookshop manager in Manhattan, seems an average sort of guy but when the beautiful Beck walks...
Format: Hardback - Released: 18/06/2015
     
Stranger Child
Rachel Abbott
Stranger Child is a story of revenge. When Caroline Joseph is killed in a car crash, nobody can explain what has happened to the child who was travelling with her mother. The car is empty. Six years later, Caroline's husband...
Format: Paperback - Released: 14/05/2015
     
A Perfect Crime
A Yi
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. A rare example of contemporary Chinese crime fiction, this harrowing but precise tale carries echoes of Dostoyevsky and offers often disturbing insights into what makes Chinese society...
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/05/2015
     
The Replacement
Patrick Redmond
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. An accomplished psychological thriller that uncovers the layers of deceit and human delusion at the heart of families and which at times reaches the sharp brilliance of...
Format: Paperback - Released: 21/05/2015
     
Those We Left Behind Jack Lennon
Stuart Neville
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. Neville introduced Belfast cop DCI Serena Flanagan in his last novel THE FINAL SILENCE in which she appeared as a firm but empathetic antagonist to his...
Format: Hardback - Released: 25/06/2015
     
The Gang of Lovers
Massimo Carlotto
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. Carlotto is one of Italian crime fiction's best exponent of noir and the dark heart of things. No surprise as he once spent time in jail as...
Format: Paperback - Released: 11/06/2015
     
Flesh and Blood
Patricia Cornwell
In Scarpetta’s twenty-second case it’s her birthday when she discovers shiny copper coins on her garden wall all bearing the date 1981. So begins a terrifying cat-and-mouse game with a cold-blooded killer. There are a few red herrings filling out...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/07/2015
     
Dear Daughter
Elizabeth Little
A great American thriller debut. Janie Jenkins is released from prison on a technicality. Ten years earlier she killed her mother and is now determined to unravel the mystery of her last words. The world's media is inevitably on her...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/07/2015
     
Reader Reviewed The 3rd Woman
Jonathan Freedland
A discerning, penetrating novel with a difference; there is the double edged substantial plot of a murder investigation, sitting alongside a political thriller. Originally writing under the pseudonym of Sam Bourne, the author Jonathan Freedland is an award-winning journalist....
Format: Hardback - Released: 02/07/2015
     
The Suicide Club
Andrew Williams
1917 and a British intelligence officer, Sandy Innes, injured whilst working as a labourer behind German lines, is asked to return to the front to help prepare others for spying behind lines where they are often dropped by balloon, an...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/07/2015
     
Gray Mountain
John Grisham
Grisham is the master of the courtroom thriller and fans would be the first to admit that this isn’t his best, though it’s still hugely enjoyable. Mostly focused on the tensions between what happens when a young aspirational New York...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/07/2015
     
The Hunt
Tim Lebbon
Compelling and addictive really don’t do The Hunt by Tim Lebbon justice and while the subject matter of the book, humans hunting other humans for sport, is pretty distasteful I challenge anyone to not romp through the book desperate to...
Format: Paperback - Released: 16/07/2015
     
Power Play
Mike Nicol
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. When a private security agency run by and for women is asked by the South African Secret Service to protect two high-flung Chinese businessmen, the lid is...
Format: Paperback - Released: 16/06/2015
     
Reader Reviewed The Spring of Kasper Meier
Ben Fergusson
Winner of the Betty Trask Award 2015. A highly descriptive literary thriller of post-war Berlin which brilliantly illustrates the terrible aftermath of war. People live hand-to-mouth like rats scavenging for food and essentials in a constant state of fear. You...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/01/2015
     
Reader Reviewed Someone Else's Skin
Sarah Hilary
Shortlisted for the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award 2015. One of our Books of the Year 2014. A powerful new detective series joins the ranks of great reads. This stars sparky DI Marnie Rome and her...
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/08/2014
     
Damage
Felix Francis
The late Dick Francis collaborated with his son Felix on several books before his death in 2010. This is now the fourth by Felix alone, and fans will not be disappointed. Felix was not involved directly in the racing world...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/07/2015
     
Reader Reviewed Prayer for the Dead
James Oswald
An engagingly dramatic crime novel where a curious whiff of the uncanny lurks in the background, occasionally skulking into view alongside the investigation. You don't need to have read the previous four novels in ‘The Inspector McLean’ series although there...
Format: Paperback - Released: 16/07/2015
     
Gun Street Girl Sean Duffy
Adrian McKinty
Now Australia-based award-winning Irish author McKinty, after a detour into historical crime, finally delivers a sparkling fourth volume featuring his fascinating Catholic cop Sean Duffy, at the time of the 'Troubles'. It's 1985 and Duffy is barely holding on to...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/07/2015
     
Entry Island
Peter May
Shortlisted for the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award 2015. A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. Following the undoubted popular success of his China-based thrillers, his Enzo Files set in...
Format: Paperback - Released: 14/08/2014
     
The Facts of Life and Death
Belinda Bauer
Shortlisted for the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award 2015. Another fine work by this author. Unusual for a thriller the police are not the main characters, it is the Devon seaside village of Limeburn and its...
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/01/2015
     
The Devil in the Marshalsea
Antonia Hodgson
Shortlisted for the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award 2015. Shortlisted for the CWA John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger - Best First Novel 2014. Winner of the CWA Historical Dagger Award 2014. Set between the death...
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/08/2014
     
Dead Girl Walking
Christopher Brookmyre
Jack Parlabane is an investigative journalist not averse to breaking the rules to get to the truth and expose corruption in high places. He’s a familiar character has now served a jail sentence for his alleged malpractice. His marriage is...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/07/2015
     
Crash & Burn
Lisa Gardner
A psychological thriller with a very clever plot line. You, the reader, will formulate many different scenarios and theories which will ‘crash and burn’ one by one as a new detail is revealed by Nicky’s returning memory. She, poor girl,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 16/07/2015
     
The Corners of the Globe
Robert Goddard
The second part of a period spy trilogy which has Book One finishing “to be continued” and now Book Two ending on a terrible cliff hanger one can hardly wait for the third … but wait we must. I might...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/07/2015
     
The Bones of You
Debbie Howells
When eighteen-year-old Rosie Anderson disappears, the idyllic village where she lived will never be the same again. Local gardener Kate is struck with guilt. She'd come to know Rosie well, and thought she understood her - perhaps better even than...
Format: Hardback - Released: 16/07/2015
     
Into the Fire
Manda Scott
Into the Fire is a breath-taking collision of past and present, a brilliant race-against-time thriller combined with an immaculately woven historical narrative. In it, bestselling author Manda Scott demonstrates why she is one of the most exciting, innovative and highly...
Format: Hardback - Released: 18/06/2015
     
This Dark Road to Mercy
Wiley Cash
Winner of the Specsavers CWA Goldsboro Gold Dagger - Crime Novel of the Year 2014. Powerfully penetrating and intelligently observed, this intense thriller captures, holds and provokes your interest. The story is told by three people who become entangled in...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/07/2015
     
My Sunshine Away
Milton O'Neal Walsh
One day Lindy Simpson cycles home from school and straight into a trap: someone is lying in wait for her, a wire strung between lampposts blocking the path. She is raped just yards from her front door. No one sees...
Format: Hardback - Released: 02/07/2015
     
My Name is N
Robert Karjel
Jo Nesbo meets Homeland in this sophisticated debut literary thriller about a Swedish security force agent sent to the U.S. for a special assignment, which delivers a breathtaking global twist on the darkly riveting narrative tradition of Nordic noir.
Format: Hardback - Released: 02/07/2015
     
A Twist of the Knife
Peter James
A stunning collection of short stories each with a twist that is sometimes shocking, sometimes unexpected and always hypnotic. Mr James writes in different areas although he has recently become famous for his Roy Grace detective series and indeed Roy’s...
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/06/2015
     
An Evil Mind
Chris Carter
The sixth in a series to feature Robert Hunter but all can easily be read as stand-alone thrillers. This one poses that eternal question, nature or nurture? Are you born evil or can you become evil? The FBI pick...
Format: Paperback - Released: 16/07/2015
     
Only Forward
Michael Marshall Smith
Considered a modern classic, and consistently featured in lists of Books To Read Before Your Head Explodes, Only Forward is a novel you'll never forget. Michael Marshall Smith's surreal, groundbreaking, and award-winning debut which resonates with wild humour interlaced with...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/05/2015
     
The Axeman's Jazz
Ray Celestin
Shortlisted for the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award 2015. So, so much more than just a crime novel, this beautifully written tale, inspired by real events that took place in New Orleans during 1919, weaves a...
Format: Paperback - Released: 23/04/2015
     
The Outcast Dead A Ruth Galloway Investigation
Elly Griffiths
Shortlisted for the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award 2015. The next in the Norfolk-based Ruth Galloway, DCI Nelson cases. Ruth is a forensic archaeologist and here believes she has found the grave of a notorious Victorian...
Format: Paperback - Released: 31/07/2014
     

Last Month's Featured Books


Harvest
Jim Crace
Winner of the Impac Prize 2015. A beautifully written and unexpectedly thrilling novel, this book defies categorisation and almost reinvents itself from one chapter to the next. Dark, unsettling, intriguing...
 
 

Canary
Duane Swierczynski
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. Sarie, a young 19-years old Philadelphia bright college student is busted for possession of illegal pills kept...
 
 

Stealing People
Robert Wilson
Addictive; terrifying; full-throttle; a thriller you can't look away from...
 
 

Mr Mercedes
Stephen King
Stephen King is one of the greatest writers alive today. He always has a well-structured plot and a delightful turn of phrase. He is best known for his horror but...
 
 

Reader Reviewed The Spider in the Corner of the Room
Nikki Owen
June 2015 Debut of the Month. A powerful, penetrating and intensely different read that...
 
 

Reader Reviewed Day Four
Sarah Lotz
Walking in the footsteps of Stephen King, Lotz follows up on her impressive horror breakthrough The Three with yet another literal descent into unimaginable dread with this gripping...
 
 

Reader Reviewed The Final Minute
Simon Kernick
An action-packed page-turner with a pace that is relentless. A recurring nightmare troubles Matt Barron once he surfaces from his three-month coma after a traumatic car accident. The other horror...
 
 

Reader Reviewed The Slaughter Man
Tony Parsons
June 2015 Book of the Month. Intelligently observed, full of horrific murders and more, this, the second in the ‘DC Max Wolfe’...
 
 

Vagabond
Gerald Seymour
June 2015 eBook of the Month. The great thriller writer returns to Northern Ireland, the setting of his first novel, Harry’s...
 
 

The Sun is God
Adrian McKinty
Alongside Ken Bruen and Stuart Neville, McKinty sits atop the Irish contemporary crime writing scene, so this comes as a pleasant surprise: a quirky historical mystery, based on a true...
 
 

Reader Reviewed All the Little Pieces
Jilliane Hoffman
June 2015 Book of the Month. All the Little Pieces should come with a warning label: this is not a light easy...
 
 

The Collector
Nora Roberts
The prolific Nora Roberts has done it again, another terrific read. This one is a crime novel revolving round the discovery of a Fabergé egg which has been lost to...
 
 

The Corpse Bridge
Stephen Booth
The action all takes place between Halloween and Guy Fawkes which gives you an idea of the ghostly atmosphere created in this crime. It actually takes a long time for...
 
 

The Final Silence
Stuart Neville
Irish cop DCI Jack Lennon returns for another searing thriller. Suspended from the force following the decidely traumatic events of the previous novels in which he appeared, his assistance is...
 
 

Fortress
Andy McNab
Famous for his Gulf War memoir Bravo Two Zero which gave him the basis for his SAS character Nick Stone, McNab has now created a new series character, Tom...
 
 

The Kill Switch
James Rollins, Grant Blackwood
If your idea of a great read is a pacy, rip roaring thrilling adventure featuring a hard man hero and his faithful canine companion then this is the novel for...
 
 

The Nightmare Place
Steve Mosby
A scary, well-written frightener not for young women living alone, especially if they have a vivid imagination. It involves a killer who is able to enter houses undetected. The press...
 
 

Savage Magic
Lloyd Shepherd
The third in this excellent series featuring Constable Charles Horton of the River Police. He is investigating strange goings-on in a grand house in Surrey where the locals fear witchcraft...
 
 

The Weight of Blood
Laura McHugh
A chilling psychological thriller with two distinct strands. The detection of a murder for Lucy’s friend Cheri’s body is discovered and Lucy’s mother’s tale, a woman who disappeared years earlier....
 
 

Your Servants and Your People
David Towsey
In the wake of World War Z, the 28 Days movies and TV series The Walking Dead, we've been deluged by a surfeit of zombie trash, but The Walkin' Trilogy...
 
 

Reader Reviewed Lie of the Land
Michael F. Russell
June 2015 eBook of the Month. A fascinating and disturbing premise that has the ability to swing a profound sledgehammer into your...
 
 

Broken Chord
Margaret Moore
A fascinating and captivating blend of a traditional murder mystery set in the stunning surroundings of Lucca and Florence. The prologue sets Jacopo Dragonetti, a State Prosecutor, at the scene...
 
 

Reader Reviewed Seveneves
Neal Stephenson
June 2015 eBook of the Month. Quite simply astonishing. Labeled as speculative science fiction, this is actually an all inclusive, wonderful colossus...
 
 

The Martyr's Curse
Scott Mariani
The all action hero Ben Hope is back, which can only be a good thing… unless of course he’s got a score to settle with you. Although this forms part...
 
 

The Good Life
Martina Cole
June 2015 Book of the Month. The Good Life is an audacious, irresistible love story snuggling up to a ferocious crime drama....
 
 

Reader Reviewed I Saw a Man
Owen Sheers
June 2015 Book of the Month. Subtle, powerful writing fills the pages in this commanding and thought-provoking novel. Cleverly taking you in...
 
 

Finders Keepers
Stephen King
Finders Keepers is an intelligent, powerful and enthralling read from one of the masters of storytelling. While there are obvious ties to Mr Mercedes and several of the characters...
 
 

Reader Reviewed Hearts of Stone
Simon Scarrow
With a foray into more recent history than Simon Scarrow’s previous novels, the Greek Resistance in World War Two is brought vividly and violently to life in ‘Hearts of Stone’....
 
 

The Man Who Watched Women
Michael Hjorth, Hans Rosenfeldt
Scandinavian crime fiction is well know for being dark, gritty and full of complex characters, The Man Who Watched Women sits confidently alongside its associates. The author pairing of Michael...
 
 

Bones Never Lie
Kathy Reichs
Dr Temperance Brennan is at it again – bones, bones and more bones. This is another involved, gripping tale of murder and mayhem featuring copycat killings … or are they?...
 
 

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Stieg Larsson
A forty year old mystery all mixed up with family feuds, fraud and corruption this is the first of a trilogy. There is plenty to keep your interest hooked and...
 
 

Cop Town
Karin Slaughter
Atlanta 1974 and two female cops join forces, one old hand, one brand new. This excellent thriller certainly makes you think about the prejudices of the time and how much...
 
 

Ghost Ship
Clive Cussler, Graham Brown
The 12th in the NUMA series and one of the best. They are a state of the art marine research organisation with a great team led by Kurt Austin....
 
 

Death Wears a Beauty Mask and Other Stories
Mary Higgins Clark
A collection of Mary Higgins Clark's acclaimed short stories, with her most famous unfinished story finally completed. From the first-ever published story (1956's 'Stowaway'), to classic 'Alvirah and Willy', 'My...
 
 

Bittersweet
Miranda Beverly-Whittemore
A great story, very hard to put down but just a bit too long for a one-sitting read which it deserves. It concerns a rich American family with parental and...
 
 

The Cartel
Don Winslow
Maxim Jakubowski's June 2015 Book of the Month. Winslow's The Power of the Dog which I once reviewed for The Guardian...
 
 

Head or Hearts: The New Quint Dalrymple Mystery
Paul Johnston
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. Scottish author Johnston returns to a previous series featuring pig-headed, blues-loving ex-cop Quint Dalrymple who treads the...
 
 

The Invisible Man from Salem
Christoffer Carlsson
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. Another Nordic noir revelation, the first novel in the Leo Junker series introduces a disgraced Stockholm Internal...
 
 

Snowblind
Ragnar Jonasson
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. It sometimes feels as if everyone in Iceland is writing crime novels but the first appearance of...
 
 

Gangsterland
Tod Goldberg
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. A wonderfully sprawling thriller of mafia life and aftermath, in which Sal Cupertino, a notorious Chicago hitman...
 
 

Asylum City
Liad Shoham
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. The past few years have allowed us a most welcome introduction to crime fiction from many other...
 
 

Twisted
Lynda La Plante
The exciting new standalone thriller from the No. 1 bestselling mistress of suspense
 
 

Burn
James Patterson
Detective Michael Bennett is coming home to New York. And a world of unimaginable evil awaits. Having brought an end to the vengeful mission of the ruthless crime lord who...
 
 

The Month Before's Featured Books


A Colder War
Charles Cumming
In his splendid previous spy thriller A Foreign Country, Cumming introduced once-disgraced and now covertly back in the fold operative Thomas Kell and MI6’s first female head Amelia Levene....
 
 

Broken Monsters
Lauren Beukes
A truly sensational thriller; intelligent, pacey and unusually beautiful. It borders on the supernatural, taking you just as far as “suspension of disbelief” will allow, and is certainly not just...
 
 

No Harm Can Come to a Good Man
James Smythe
This is a dark dystopian thriller set in the not very distant future (2020) where a new technology, Clear Vista, can seemingly predict the future based on a handful of...
 
 

The Burning Room
Michael Connelly
Two old cases form the centre of this new Harry Bosch thriller, one from ten years previously, the other 25. So ten years ago a musician was shot while playing...
 
 

Reader Reviewed What She Left
T. R. Richmond
May 2015 MEGA Debut of the...
 
 

Reader Reviewed Hidden
Emma Kavanagh
Full of suspense with any number of red herrings, this is cracking stuff by a former police psychologist. Narrated from four points of view, it concerns a major shooting incident...
 
 

World Gone by
Dennis Lehane
Maxim Jakubowski's May 2015 Book of the Month. Set during WW2 in Florida, this is a an epic recreation of Mafia life...
 
 

Reader Reviewed I am in Blood Old Murders Never Die
Joe Murphy
A provocatively surprising read, at times graphically gruesome writing writhes from the pages, and a strong stomach is required to deal with some of the overtly descriptive and violent detailing....
 
 

I Let You Go
Clare Mackintosh
May 2015 Debut of the Month. A hit-and-run in Bristol, a dead five year...
 
 

Reader Reviewed Dark Suits and Sad Songs A DCI Daley Thriller
Denzil Meyrick
May 2015 Book of the Month. Blasting straight into action, some shockingly organised crime rages across the pages in this fast paced...
 
 

Reader Reviewed Cut Out
Fergus McNeill
An extraordinary, well-written, fast-moving and intelligent murder mystery. It is a tale of obsession and murder, both premeditated and unintentional, the contrasts are intriguing. The fine line between sanity and...
 
 

Reader Reviewed How I Lost You
Jenny Blackhurst
May 2015 Debut of the Month. Emma, who once was Susan, has...
 
 

Reader Reviewed No Other Darkness
Sarah Hilary
May 2015 eBook of the Month. An amazingly touching and immensely sad tale, we have DI Marnie Rome of
 
 

Reader Reviewed When We Were Friends
Tina Seskis
May 2015 Book of the Month. We meet six female friends in the present day and learn a bit about...
 
 

Personal
Lee Child
Jack Reacher’s nineteenth adventure; if you haven’t met him yet what has kept you so long? You are certainly in for a treat. Normally based in America, it is interesting...
 
 

Reader Reviewed Solitude Creek
Jeffery Deaver
May 2015 eBook of the Month. Feel the fear of the victims and witnesses, hear the thoughts of the cunning and extremely...
 
 

Carnival of Shadows
R. J. Ellory
Senior Special Agent Travis was just 15 when his mother murdered his very violent father. He learnt very early on to keep his emotions to himself and believes totally in...
 
 

Reader Reviewed The Heat of Betrayal
Douglas Kennedy
May 2015 Book of the Month. A riveting, powerful exploration of love, guilt, survival and how echoes of the past can clamour...
 
 

The Cellar
Minette Walters
May 2015 eBook of the Month. Offered as a Hammer novella, you may well expect a substantial amount of supernatural horror, however...
 
 

Black Run
Antonio Manzini
An enthralling murder investigation set in stunning Alpine scenery where the scheming, shrewd, mercenary of a man in command appears to have materialised from the Dark Ages. Don’t be too...
 
 

Reader Reviewed Thursday's Child: A Frieda Klein Novel
Nicci French
Writing as Nicci French, husband and wife team Nicci Gerrard and Sean French have quickly established themselves as leading lights in the murky waters of psychological crime writing and have...
 
 

The Killing Lessons
Saul Black
A brilliant debut serial killer thriller from a frighteningly talented writer.
 
 

Acts of Omission
Terry Stiastny
An intriguing novel, set in late 90s London but with its secrets and privacy, press vs the government vs the security services story, managing to be terribly relevant to today...
 
 

The Crooked House
Christobel Kent
An atmospheric, creepy tale of a deeply traumatised girl, the sole survivor of her murdered family; mother, brother, twin sisters and then the father who turned the gun on himself...
 
 

The Snow Kimono
Mark Henshaw
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. An allusive and at times terribly poetic novel, this debut by an Australian author innovatively balances events...
 
 

Nobody Walks
Mick Herron
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. Dead Lions, Herron's second Slough House spy thriller...
 
 

After the Crash
Michel Bussi
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. Arriving so soon after the recent Barcelona-Dusseldorf sad plane disaster, this novel about the aftermath and consequences...
 
 

The Infidel Stain
M. J. Carter
May 2015 eBook of the Month. Another impressive and enthralling investigation by the newest and most original investigating team in town. It’s...
 
 

Keep Your Friends Close
Paula Daly
A tale of a complicated relationship, a cunning predator and fatal repercussions. It is very good. Nat and Sean are solidly married but an old university friend of Nat’s upsets...
 
 

Labyrinth
Kate Mosse
I was privileged to visit Kate in her Carcassonne retreat and be shown the numerous locations she used throughout this novel; the exact tower, steps, house, street etc that feature...
 
 

The Stolen Ones
Owen Laukkanen
Beware, not for the faint-hearted! We have Balzano and Byrne of The Killing Room picking up a cold case with little paperwork attached as the previous detective died suddenly of...
 
 

Reader Reviewed The Three
Sarah Lotz
A story told in journalistic style as a series of interviews, blogs, recorded conversations and official reports. As a style that can be irritating but Lotz pulls it off extremely...
 
 

The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair
Joel Dicker
This sprawling Swiss crime novel has taken Europe by storm and could well prove a similar phenomenon in its English language edition. The tale of a young writer and his...
 
 

A Meditation on Murder
Robert Thorogood
The author has written the scripts for a BBC TV series, Death in Paradise, but this is his first novel. The TV series featured a new Detective Inspector but fans...
 
 

Reader Reviewed No Safe House
Linwood Barclay
A sequel to No Time for Goodbye but you can enjoy this without knowledge of that. It concerns the Archer family, Terry, Cynthia and daughter Grace. Seven years ago (first...
 
 

The Strangler Vine
M. J. Carter
Absolutely riveting and fascinating in equal measure, the author seamlessly merges a fictional thrilling quest within the history of India and the East India Company during the mid 19th century....
 
 

British Bulldog A Mirabelle Bevan Mystery
Sara Sheridan
May 2015 eBook of the Month. The ‘Mirabelle Bevan Mystery’ series continues to maintain the same convincing atmosphere and assured quality, yet...
 
 

A Dandy in Aspic
Derek Marlowe
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. A most welcome reissue of an important and until now forgotten Cold War spy classic that first...
 
 

The Lie
C. L. Taylor
This was no accident... Haunting, compelling, this psychological thriller will have you hooked. Perfect for fans of Gone Girl and Daughter.
 
 

Darke Mission
Scott Caladon
Winner of the Peoples' Book PrizeThe British government is secretly bankrupt. There is no money to pay the police, armed forces and the NHS. JJ Darke, lone parent and Scottish...
 
 
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