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Books of the Month

Reader Reviewed Too Close to Home
Susan Lewis
August 2015 Book of the Month. A page-turner of a family drama that twists and wrenches at your heart strings. The author sets in motion a series of harrowing events and allows...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/07/2015
     
Reader Reviewed A Game for All the Family
Sophie Hannah
August 2015 Book of the Month. Ticktock, ticktock, this is a psychological mystery that encourages reading well past bed time and keeps minds ticking over and searching for rational (and perhaps not...
Format: Hardback - Released: 13/08/2015
     

Other Featured Books this Month

Reader Reviewed The Life I Left Behind
Colette McBeth
Written in the first person by the three main characters, one dead, one suffering from memory loss and the other trying to unravel the whole mess, this is a fast read where you will probably guess the villain of the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 13/08/2015
     
All the Old Knives
Olen Steinhauer
Maxim Jakubowski's August 2015 Book of the Month. A man and a woman meet for a drink in a conveniently empty California cafe. Years before they had been lovers and both involved...
Format: Hardback - Released: 13/08/2015
     
Reader Reviewed Freedom's Child
Jax Miller
August 2015 Debut of the Month. With a hammer hitting hard prologue, this intensely powerful thriller starts, continues and finishes with provocative words and...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/07/2015
     
Without the Moon
Cathi Unsworth
Maxim Jakubowski August 2015 Highly Recommended. Novel by novel, Unsworth is proving herself a unique talent in her power of evocation of time and place and this fifth outing set in London...
Format: Paperback - Released: 09/07/2015
     
Every Night I Dream of Hell
Malcolm Mackay
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. Yet another Scottish slice of realistic noir from the author of the acclaimed and trailblazing Glasgow trilogy of hard men, gangs and double dealings, Mackay's new novel...
Format: Hardback - Released: 27/08/2015
     
So Nude, So Dead
Ed McBain
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. The latest rediscovery in the enterprising Hard Case series that resurrects forgotten pulp classics, often by big name authors, or new titles in the tradition by contemporary...
Format: Paperback - Released: 17/07/2015
     
The House on the Hill
Kevin Sampson
DCI Billy McCartney first appeared in The Killing Pool, a wonderfully twisted slice of Scouse Noir. Disillusioned by his job and the world, he is drawn back into trouble by the arrival of a runaway on his doorstep. The...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/08/2015
     
The Murder Road
Stephen Booth
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. So many of Britain's regions have proven the background to outstanding crime series and the Peak District is no exception, with Stephen Booth as its prominent voice,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 16/07/2015
     
The Killing Kind
Chris F. Holm
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. A thriller in overdrive and a guilty pleasure as its pace never falters and keeps you hooked from page to page, THE KILLING KIND features an uncommon...
Format: Hardback - Released: 27/08/2015
     
In Bitter Chill
Sarah Ward
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. Assured classic British crime which feels like anything but a debut novel. In small town Derbyshire, two eight year old schoolgirls are kidnapped by a stranger in...
Format: Hardback - Released: 02/07/2015
     
No Place to Hide
Susan Lewis
Overflowing with suspense, this is a dramatic and gripping family tale. Justine attempts to start a brand new life in the USA and bury all evidence of her old one in England, however fate isn't prepared to hold her hand....
Format: Hardback - Released: 13/08/2015
     
Pretty Baby
Mary Kubica
Convincing and commanding, this is a successfully emotional and haunting read. There are similarities to the style of Mary Kubica’s impressive debut ‘The Good Girl’, three main characters again tell their story, however this is an entirely different and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 13/08/2015
     
The Bones of You
Debbie Howells
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. It's not the first time a book is partly narrated by a dead person observing the chaos his or her own murder has created amongst the living,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 16/07/2015
     
Reader Reviewed The Pocket Wife
Susan Crawford
The Pocket Wife is a domestic psychological thriller that makes the reader question everything, and it will stay with you - as all good thrillers do - long after you have finished it. Dana wakes up from a drunken sleep...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/07/2015
     
Reader Reviewed A Line of Blood
Ben McPherson
Starting as a murder mystery with a certain amount of police procedure running through it, this turns into a deeply traumatic, psychological thriller. The discovery by the narrator and his 11-year old son, Max, of the next door neighbour...
Format: Paperback - Released: 13/08/2015
     
Stallo
Stefan Spjut
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. Following the disappearance of a young boy from a remote cabin in a Swedish forest, his mother claims he was abducted by a giant to credulous reaction....
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/06/2015
     
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 in the action in this exciting tale. It’s a time-slip...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/05/2015
     
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
     
NYPD Red 3
James Patterson
New York's best detectives, Zach Jordan and Kylie MacDonald, are on the case. But by getting closer to the truth, Zach and Kylie are edging ever closer to the firing line...
Format: Paperback - Released: 16/07/2015
     
Visions
Kelley Armstrong
In the first book in this series, Omens, Liv discovers she is the child of serial killers and embarks upon a journey to clear their names. She flees to a town called Cainsville where her ‘supernatural’ powers emerge. This book...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/08/2015
     
The Summer of Secrets
Sarah Jasmon
A suspenseful, spell-binding coming-of-age story about how one simple action on a summer's day can echo through the years. When Helen is sixteen, the Dover family move in next door, at once making Helen's lonely world a more thrilling place....
Format: Paperback - Released: 13/08/2015
     
Runaway
Peter May
Once started you will find this almost impossible to put down. Jumping between 1965 and 2015 it beautifully illustrates the differences in the periods; fascinating. Back in 1965 a bunch of lads from Glasgow formed a band and took themselves...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/07/2015
     
Post Mortem
Kate London
An intricate, gritty and believable crime novel from a serving detective in the Met's murder squad.Grounded in the terrifying realities of life on the force in city where the affluent middle-classes live cheek-by-jowl with the poorest immigrants, this is a...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/08/2015
     
Jigsaw Man
Elena Forbes
More of a who-did-what-and-why than a whodunit. Divided very much into two stories, one of which follows on from a previous book. This is the fourth to feature London-based DI Mark Tartaglia and although it does stand-alone I do...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/08/2015
     
The Ways of the Dead
Neely Tucker
Racial hatred, local gangs, bad boys, corruption and cover-up, that’s the route of this debut novel the Americans are impressed by. It’s written in a colloquial style which takes a moment or two to get used to. You need to...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/07/2015
     
The Invention of Fire
Bruce Holsinger
The richly atmospheric new historical thriller featuring John Gower, poet and trader of secrets. Against the backdrop of medieval London with its grand palaces and churches, dark alleys and mean backstreets, Gower pursues his dangerous quarry. Seeking insights from his...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/07/2015
     
Stranger Child
Rachel Abbott
With an unusual focus, this stimulating, taut thriller hinges on a knife edge of secrets, lies and the innermost thoughts of a family in despair. This isn't about whether you can solve the case, this is about the suspense, the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 14/05/2015
     
Trouble in Mind
Jeffery Deaver
August 2015 Book of the Month. Deaver’s third collection of short stories contains twelve pieces and every one one of them a gem of a read full of clever plotting, surprise, tension...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/07/2015
     
Reader Reviewed No Other Darkness
Sarah Hilary
August 2015 Book of the Month. An amazingly touching and immensely sad tale, we have DI Marnie Rome of Someone Else’s Skin investigating her second case after the bodies...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/07/2015
     

Last Month's Featured Books


Reader Reviewed Someone Else's Skin
Sarah Hilary
Winner of 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...
 
 

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...
 
 

Entry Island
Peter May
Shortlisted for the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award 2015. Following the undoubted popular success of his China-based thrillers, his Enzo Files set in France and the...
 
 

You
Caroline Kepnes
July 2015 Debut of the Month. Shortlisted for the John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger...
 
 

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,...
 
 

Camille
Pierre Lemaitre
Winner of the CWA International Dagger 2015. The conclusion to the Camille Verhoeven trilogy brings in characters from Irène and Alex but this really does stand on its own and...
 
 

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...
 
 

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...
 
 

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,...
 
 

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...
 
 

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...
 
 

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...
 
 

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...
 
 

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...
 
 

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
 
 

The Missing Husband
Amanda Brooke
Would Jo's husband David really walk out on her – leaving no message – no trace of his whereabouts. She's pregnant and although their relationship had rocked when she told...
 
 

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...
 
 

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...
 
 

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...
 
 

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...
 
 

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...
 
 

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...
 
 

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...
 
 

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...
 
 

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...
 
 

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...
 
 

The Gang of Lovers
Massimo Carlotto
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. Carlotto is one of Italian crime fiction's best exponents of noir and the dark heart of things....
 
 

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...
 
 

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...
 
 

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...
 
 

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...
 
 

Life or Death
Michael Robotham
Shortlisted for the Goldsboro Gold Dagger Award 2015. The Shawshank Redemption meets No Country for Old Men in the breathtaking new thriller from international bestseller Michael Robotham.
 
 

The Devil's Moon
Peter Guttridge
Something strange is in the Brighton air. Old Religion and New Age collide and the body count mounts as the Devil's Moon slowly rises...
 
 

The Month Before'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
Shortlisted for the Goldsboro Gold Dagger Award 2015. Stephen King is one of the greatest writers alive today. He always has a well-structured plot and a delightful turn of phrase....
 
 

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
Shortlisted for the Ian Fleming Steel Dagger Award 2015. Atlanta 1974 and two female cops join forces, one old hand, one brand new. This excellent thriller certainly makes you think...
 
 

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...
 
 

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...
 
 

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...
 
 
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