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If you love dark and thrilling suspenseful Fiction then look no further than our hand-picked selection of the best around. You might also like to browse our Crime and Mystery category.

Books of the Month


Remember Me This Way
Sabine Durrant
July 2014 Book of the Month. A tale full of passion, anger, fear and heartache, an excellent read which concerns the love between a lonely school librarian, Lizzie, and a compulsive/obsessive artist, Zach....
Format: Hardback - Released: 17/07/2014
     

All Day and a Night
Alafair Burke
July 2014 Book of the Month. This novel feels as though you are involved in an actual case; it’s full of clever, clear, concise writing without an annoying overload of background noise. The...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2014
     

Vagabond
Gerald Seymour
July 2014 Book of the Month. The great thriller writer returns to Northern Ireland, the setting of his first novel, Harry’s Game, for this, his...
Format: Hardback - Released: 17/07/2014
     

Other Featured Books this Month


Young God
Katherine Faw Morris
Maxim Jakubowski Highly Recommended. Elliptical and powerful, this savage novel follows the blighted life of Nikki, a wild teenager in North Carolina on the run from a children's home seeking refuge with her...
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/06/2014
     

The Night Watchman
Richard Zimler
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. A chilling psychological mystery set in Lisbon that follows the dogged path of local Chief Inspector Henrique Monroe through striking crime scenes, political corruption and sexual violence to...
Format: Paperback - Released: 19/06/2014
     

Hideous Creatures
S. E. Lister
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. A compelling debut by a new young British writer in the tradition of Audrey Niffenegger and Neil Gaiman, on the imperceptible borderlines of fantasy and fable. On the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 13/05/2014
     

The Sun is God
Adrian McKinty
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. 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...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2014
     

Carnal Acts
Sam Alexander
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. A mixed blood female London homicide detective, wounded in a botched operation, is sidelined to a newly-formed police force in North East England. Paired with a cancer survivor,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/06/2014
     

Girl Seven
Hanna Jameson
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. Jameson's London Underground series began explosively with her CWA Dagger shortlisted Something You Are which fizzled with energy and dark undertones. Her new novel is similarly...
Format: Hardback - Released: 24/04/2014
     

The Toy Taker
Luke Delaney
With strong, believable characters, clever twists and lots of edge-of-the-seat moments The Toy Taker is the third novel in the DI Sean Corrigan series. Young Children are being abducted and there’s no evidence to help find them. DI Corrgan’s ability...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2014
     

The Final Silence
Stuart Neville
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. 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...
Format: Hardback - Released: 17/07/2014
     

The Professionals
Owen Laukkanen
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. Four bright university friends turn to professional kidnapping for profit in a failing job market. All goes well with this new business venture until the day they kidnap...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2014
     

The House on the Hill
Kevin Sampson
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. 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...
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/08/2014
     

The Gods of Guilt
Michael Connelly
Mickey Haller’s fifth case has the murder of a prostitute Mickey believed he had ‘saved’ at its core. Fans will know that Mickey is Harry Bosch’s half-brother, newcomers will find Mickey an interesting character and the courtroom scenes particularly well...
Format: Paperback - Released: 17/07/2014
     

No Man's Nightingale (A Wexford Case)
Ruth Rendell
No Man's Nightingale: the eagerly anticipated twenty-fourth title in Ruth Rendell's bestselling Detective Chief Inspector Wexford series. The woman vicar of St Peter's Church may not be popular among the community of Kingsmarkham. But it still comes as a profound...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2014
     

In the Morning I'll be Gone Sean Duffy 3
Adrian McKinty
Sean Duffy's got nothing. And when you've got nothing left to lose, you have everything to gain, but only if you want it. So when MI5 come knocking, Sean knows exactly what they want, but he hasn't got the first...
Format: Paperback - Released: 26/06/2014
     

Dead Men's Bones
James Oswald
Dead Men's Bones is the fourth novel in James Oswald's phenomenal Inspector Mclean series set in Edinburgh. For Inspector Tony McLean, an apparently simple but high-profile case leads him into a world of power and privilege. And the deeper he...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2014
     

The Critic An Enzo Macleod Investigation
Peter May
The Enzo Files: Book Two. GAILLAC, SOUTH-WEST FRANCE. A bottled-up secret. Gil Petty, America's most celebrated wine critic, is found strung up in a vineyard, dressed in the ceremonial robes of the Order of the Divine Bottle and pickled in...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2014
     

Gone Girl
Gillian Flynn
Winner of the Specsavers International Author of the Year 2013. 'What are you thinking, Amy?' The question I've asked most often during our marriage, if not out loud, if not to the person who could answer.
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/01/2013
     

Redemption
Jon Grahame
It's been a year since the virulent flu-like pandemic known as SuperSARS wiped out more than 98% of the world's population. Ex-cop Jim Reaper and his small band of trained enforcers have successfully defended the little community of Haven that...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/07/2014
     

Bittersweet
Miranda Beverly-Whittemore
One perfect family. Too many perfect lies. In every glossy picture of the American society pages, there's an Ev Winslow. Disarmingly beautiful, and - naturally - tall, athletic, with a smile that's perfect. Small-town Mabel Dagmar has never known anyone...
Format: Paperback - Released: //--
     

Ways of the Dead
Neely Tucker
The Ways of the Dead is a great read. If this is Tucker's first novel, I can't wait for what's coming next . (Michael Connelly). True detective meets house of cards in the electrifying first novel of a new crime...
Format: Hardback - Released: 19/06/2014
     

The English Girl
Daniel Silva
Gabriel Allon, master art restorer and assassin, returns in a spellbinding new thriller from No.1 bestselling author Daniel Silva. For all fans of Robert Ludlum. When a beautiful young British woman vanishes on the island of Corsica, a prime minister's...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2014
     

Watching You
Michael Robotham
Marnie Logan often feels like she's being watched. Nothing she can quite put her finger on - a whisper of breath on the back of her neck, or a shadow in the corner of her eye - and now her...
Format: Paperback - Released: 17/07/2014
     

The Tournament
Matthew Reilly
England, 1546. A young Princess Elizabeth is surrounded by uncertainty. She is not currently in line for the throne, but remains a threat to her older sister and brother. In the midst of this fevered atmosphere comes an unprecedented invitation...
Format: Paperback - Released: //--
     

This is the Water
Yannick Murphy
This is a novel about a woman. About a mother. About a marriage. About a murder. In the brightly lit public pool the killer swims and watches. Amongst the mothers cheering on their swim team daughters is Annie. Watching her...
Format: Paperback - Released: 31/07/2014
     

Sycamore Row
John Grisham
Jake Brigance has never met Seth Hubbard, or even heard of him, until the old man's suicide note names him attorney for his estate. The will is dynamite. Seth has left ninety per cent of his vast, secret fortune to...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2014
     

The String Diaries
Stephen Lloyd Jones
Selected for the Radio 2 Book Club. He has a face you love. A voice you trust. To survive you must kill him. The rules of survival are handed from mother to daughter. Inherited, like the curse that has stalked...
Format: Paperback - Released: 17/07/2014
     

Silken Prey
John Sandford
Murder, scandal, political espionage and an extremely dangerous woman. Lucas Davenport's going to be lucky to get out of this one alive. A Minnesota political fixer has hit the jackpot - or so he thinks. Hired to take down the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2014
     

Shovel Ready
Adam Sternbergh
Spademan used to be a garbage man. That was before the dirty bomb hit Times Square, before his wife was killed, before New York became a burnt-out shell. Now the wealthy spend their days tapped into virtual reality; the rest...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2014
     

The Preacher
Sander Jakobsen
Thorkild Christensen stares down at his murdered wife, Karen, and realises he knows almost nothing about her. How did she fill her days? Where did she disappear to every Thursday? Lead investigator Detective Thea Krogh is determined to find out....
Format: Paperback - Released: 17/07/2014
     

Prayer
Philip Kerr
A chilling modern horror story in which the source of the horror is totally unexpected - and utterly terrifying. Special Agent Gil Martins investigates domestic terrorism for the Houston FBI. Once a religious man, now his job makes him question...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2014
     

The Outcast Dead A Ruth Galloway Investigation
Elly Griffiths
Forensic archaeologist Ruth Galloway has excavated a body from the grounds of Norwich Castle, once a prison. The body may be that of Victorian murderess Jemima Green. Called Mother Hook for her claw-like hand, Jemima was hanged for the murder...
Format: Paperback - Released: 31/07/2014
     

No Mercy
John Burley
No Mercy is a harrowing tale of suspense, brutal murder and the dark secrets that lie beneath the surface of a placid, tight-knit town. Perfect for fans of Harlan Coben and Linwood Barclay this is a page-turning thriller. The peaceful...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2014
     

Little Mercies
Heather Gudenkauf
As a veteran social worker, Ellen Moore has seen it all - the vilest acts one person can commit against another. The only thing that gets her through the workday is knowing her job helps children. That, and her family:...
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/07/2014
     

Lie of You
Jane Lythell
One woman's fear is a another woman's weapon... When I look back on my relationship with Kathy I marvel at how naive she was, how little she knew. But then, she always thought she had everything: the job; the baby;...
Format: Paperback - Released: 17/07/2014
     

The Lawless Kind The Ninth Joe Hunter Thriller
Matt Hilton
Ex-counterterrorist soldier Joe Hunter has been called to Mexico to bring an end to a cartel that preys on the people they smuggle across the US border. Once the mission's ended, however, Joe's mission leader and mentor, CIA Black Ops...
Format: Paperback - Released: 31/07/2014
     

Kill Your Boss The Intern's Handbook
Shane Kuhn
If you're reading this, you're a new employee at Human Resources, Inc. Congratulations. And condolences. At the very least, you're embarking on a career that you will never be able to describe as dull. You'll go to interesting places. You'll...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2014
     

Invisible
James Patterson
Everyone thinks Emma Dockery is crazy. Obsessed with finding the link between hundreds of unsolved cases, Emma has taken leave from her job as an FBI researcher. Now all she has are the newspaper clippings that wallpaper her bedroom, and...
Format: Hardback - Released: 31/07/2014
     

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 him if he is ever seen. Books are his refuge...
Format: Paperback - Released: 17/07/2014
     

Hidden Order
Brad Thor
No.1 New York Times bestselling author Brad Thor returns with his hottest and most action-packed thriller yet! And don't miss FREE FALL: A Prelude to Hidden Order, available for free download now! The most secretive organization in America operates without...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2014
     

The Counterfeit Agent
Alex Berenson
In an Istanbul hotel, a source warns that Iranian forces intend to kill a CIA station chief. Ex-CIA agent John Wells is called in to investigate, but before he can get very far, the tip comes true. Which means the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2014
     

Cop Town
Karin Slaughter
This is the compelling stand alone novel from the Sunday Times No. 1 bestselling author of Unseen and Criminal. Atlanta, 1974. As a brutal killing and a furious manhunt rock the city, Kate Murphy wonders if her first day on...
Format: Hardback - Released: 17/07/2014
     

As Serious As Death
Quintin Jardine
Primavera Blackstone has finally found contentment by the Spanish sea. A fiercely protective single mother, she doesn't appreciate an offer of marriage. Nor does she welcome a blast from her murky Scottish past, retired cop Ricky Ross. Ricky now works...
Format: Paperback - Released: 17/07/2014
     

Reader Reviewed The Swimmer
Joakim Zander
July 2014 Debut of the Month and eBook of the Month. Written in several voices and dual-time, this is one of those thrillers that you...
Format: Hardback - Released: 03/07/2014
     

Refusal
Felix Francis
After Dick’s death Felix took on his mantle and is doing sterling work. Not quite up to Dad’s standards yet but stay with him for these thrillers are good. This concerns race fixing, blackmail, fraud and gangsters. It stars an...
Format: Paperback - Released: 17/07/2014
     

England Expects A Mirabelle Bevan Mystery
Sara Sheridan
A classically arresting mystery, overflowing with good old fashioned pluck, courage and perseverance. The third in the Mirabelle Bevan mysteries, this can also be read as a vintage standalone novel. In a bygone era, Mirabelle and her feisty cohort Vesta...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2014
     


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Julian Cope
Welcome to Sardinia: my hell, my home, my prison, my meditation these past sixteen years. What a place to die. But that's precisely why I was back. When drugged-up Time...
 
 
 


Before I Go to Sleep
S. J. Watson
A stylish, gripping and surprising thriller, which is now a film starring Nicole Kidman and Colin Firth. Christine suffers from a strange amnesia which means that each day starts afresh...
 
 
 


Mr Mercedes
Stephen King
Without warning, a lone driver ploughed through the crowd in a stolen Mercedes. The plot is kicked into gear when Bill Hodges receives a letter in the mail, from a...
 
 
 


Pirate Alley
Stephen Coonts
Mogadishu, Somalia. A luxury cruise liner has been captured by Somali pirates, with 860 lives at the mercy of the ruthless hijackers. Jake Grafton, head of Middle Eastern covert Ops...
 
 
 


The Memory Killer
J. A. Kerley
Detective Carson Ryder faces a cunning and inventive adversary in this terrifying thriller from the bestselling author of Her Last Scream. Young men in Miami are being abducted and tortured...
 
 
 


NYPD Red 2
James Patterson
NYPD Red - the task force attacking the most extreme crimes in America's most extreme city -hunts a killer who is on an impossible mission. A vigilante serial killer is...
 
 
 


Ostland
David Thomas
Surrounded by evil, how long can one man's good intentions last? February 1941, Berlin: A murderer is on a killing spree. The Murder Squad is in the midst of the...
 
 
 


Reader Reviewed 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...
 
 
 


Lastnight The 5th Jack Nightingale Supernatural Thriller
Stephen Leather
The cops aren't getting anywhere so Jack Nightingale's nemesis, Superintendent Chalmers, asks him for help. Nightingale discovers that the murdered Goths had one thing in common: a tattoo connected to...
 
 
 


The Long Fall
Julia Crouch
Greece, 1980 Emma takes part in a shattering, violent event. An event to which she is anything but an innocent bystander. She is only eighteen, but this marks her fall...
 
 
 


The Lives of Stella Bain
Anita Shreve
Hauled in a cart to a field hospital in northern France in March 1916, an American woman wakes from unconsciousness to the smell of gas gangrene, the sounds of men...
 
 
 


A Darker Shade 17 Swedish Stories of Murder, Mystery and Suspense Including a Short Story by Stieg Larsson
John-Henri Holmberg
Original Swedish crime stories from the masters of Nordic noir including a never before published story by Stieg Larsson. Ever since Stieg Larsson shone a light on the brilliance of...
 
 
 


Ghost Ship: NUMA Files #12
Clive Cussler
Ghost Ship is the latest action-packed novel in the No 1 New York Times-bestselling Numa Files series from the grand master of adventure, Clive Cussler. When Kurt Austin is injured...
 
 
 


Better off Dead
Tom Wood
Victor is the face in the crowd you don't see, a perfect assassin with nothing to live for. But when an old friend turns to him for help, he finds...
 
 
 


The Telling Error
Sophie Hannah
Stuck in a traffic jam, Nicki Clements sees a face she hoped never to see again. It's definitely him, the same police officer, stopping each car on Elmhirst Road. Keen...
 
 
 


A Colder War
Charles Cumming
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. In his splendid previous spy thriller A Foreign Country,...
 
 
 


The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair
Joel Dicker
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. This sprawling Swiss crime novel has taken Europe by storm...
 
 
 


A Carnival of Shadows
R. J. Ellory
But when a man's body is discovered beneath the carousel, with no clue as to his identity, FBI Special Agent Michal Travis is sent to investigate. Led by the elusive...
 
 
 


Don't Look Back
Erica Spindler
Ten years ago, Kat McCall left her home town in Louisiana after being accused of murdering her sister. Now, despite the fact there are those in the town who are...
 
 
 


From Doon with Death A Wexford Case - 50th Anniversary Edition
Ruth Rendell
A 50th anniversary edition of the first Inspector Wexford novel, with an introduction by Ian Rankin and a new afterword by Ruth Rendell. An ordinary life. An extraordinary death. The...
 
 
 


One by One
Chris Carter
'I need your help, Detective. Fire or water?' Detective Robert Hunter of the LAPD's Homicide Special Section receives an anonymous call asking him to go to a specific web address...
 
 
 


Whiskey Beach
Nora Roberts
Eli Landon seems to have the perfect life. A beautiful wife, a wonderful house, a dazzling legal career. But when his wife is brutally murdered after confessing to an affair,...
 
 
 


The Cairo Affair
Olen Steinhauer
Maxim Jakubowski's Book of the Month. Steinhauer is, in my opinion, one of the unsung masters of the murky Mittel-Europa spy thriller but...
 
 
 


Wrongful Death
Lynda La Plante
June 2014 Book of the Month. An old case of suicide is reopened in the light of new information, albeit from a dubious...
 
 
 


Jack of Spies
David Downing
This begins a World War I spy series where, as a luxury car salesman, Jack McColl has perfect cover for travelling the world and so is ideally placed for spying...
 
 
 


Stay Alive
Simon Kernick
The gripping new race-against-time thriller by the best-selling author of Relentless, The Last 10 Seconds, Siege and Ultimatum. One Witness - You're on a trip with your family, miles from...
 
 
 


That Dark Remembered Day
Tom Vowler
Can you ever know what those closest to you are really capable of? When Stephen gets a phone call to say his mother isn't well, he knows he must go...
 
 
 


Twisted
Lynda La Plante
'Please don't let anything bad have happened to her, please don't let anything have happened to my baby…' Marcus and Lena Fulford are the envy of their friends. Wealthy, attractive...
 
 
 


Unseen (Will Trent / Atlanta Series 4)
Karin Slaughter
This is the chilling new Will Trent thriller from the No. 1 Sunday Times bestselling author of Criminal. Special Agent Will Trent has something to hide. Something he doesn't want...
 
 
 


Her
Harriet Lane
Emma is a struggling mother who has put everything on hold. Nina is sophisticated and independent - entirely in control. When the pair meet, Nina generously draws Emma into her...
 
 
 


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,...
 
 
 


Natchez Burning
Greg Iles
The first in a new series featuring attorney turned writer Penn Cage who Iles first introduced in The Quiet Game, though you don’t need to have read it or anything...
 
 
 


Mammoth Book of Best British Crime 11
Maxim Jakubowski
The perfect book for any lover of Crime Fiction, featuring a captivating group of authors; from Alexander McCall Smith (of The No.1 Ladies Detective Agency Series), to Lee Child (Jack...
 
 
 


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...
 
 
 


Reader Reviewed Claire Dewitt and the Bohemian Highway
Sara Gran
There are quirky detectives and there are even quirkier sleuths, but Claire DeWitt is the most bizarre and endearing of them all. As a teenager she came across a bizarre...
 
 
 


Saints of the Shadow Bible
Ian Rankin
Rebus is back on the force after his time in cold case investigations but he has been demoted to Detective Sergeant. He has also mellowed, lost his spark so do...
 
 
 


The View from the Tower
Charles Lambert
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. Lambert’s previous novel Any Human Face was issued by a literary publisher and sadly attracted little attention....
 
 
 


The Nemesis Program
Scott Mariani
The explosive, thrilling new BEN HOPE adventure from the top 10 bestselling author A BRUTAL MURDER While secretly researching the bizarre discoveries of Serbian scientist Nikola Tesla many years earlier,...
 
 
 


The Qualities of Wood
Mary Vensel White
'A haunting and provocative debut.' - Christina Baker Kline, #1 New York Times bestselling author of ORPHAN TRAIN The house brought them together, but secrets will tear them apart. When...
 
 
 

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Shovel Ready
Adam Sternbergh
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. Dystopias come and go, but some hit you in the gut with a vengeance. This is one of...
 
 
 


Betrayed
Anna Smith
You don't mess with Rosie Gilmour and get away with it. Crime reporter Rosie Gilmour is back at The Post, bruised and battered from her last investigation but determined to...
 
 
 


The Directive
Matthew Quirk
Ex-con Mike Ford has turned his life around and has now got it all. An amazing fiancee, a beautiful house, his own business and all of it strictly above board....
 
 
 


Reader Reviewed How To Be a Good Wife
Emma Chapman
May 2014 Debut of the Month. This is a tough little book. What starts out...
 
 
 


Before You Die
Samantha Hayes
This is the gripping new psychological suspense novel from the author of Until You're Mine. Oh God, please don't let me die. It has taken nearly two years for the...
 
 
 


The Devil and the River
R. J. Ellory
On a summer evening in 1954, 16-year-old Nancy Denton walked into the woods of her hometown of Whytesburg, Mississippi. She was never seen again. Two decades on, Sheriff John Gaines...
 
 
 


Gone (Michael Bennett 6)
James Patterson
Forced into hiding from a mass murderer seeking vengeance, Detective Michael Bennett must decide whether to stay and protect his family, or hunt down the man who is hunting them....
 
 
 


The Quickening
Julie Myerson
Rachel and Dan want to go somewhere hot in January. Recently married and expecting their first baby, they decide on an island in the Caribbean. Why not turn it into...
 
 
 


Under a Silent Moon
Elizabeth Haynes
In the crisp, early morning hours, the police are called to a suspected murder at a farm outside a small English village. A beautiful young woman has been found dead,...
 
 
 


Secrets of the Lighthouse
Santa Montefiore
May 2014 Book of the Month. A richly dark and bawdy historical thriller, whether you love this book will be complicated ultimately by...
 
 
 


Two Soldiers
Anders Roslund, Borge Hellstrom
TWO SIDES. In the Stockholm suburb of Raby, tensions between the Swedish authorities and organised juvenile gangs are approaching critical mass. TWO SENTINELS. Investigators Jose Pereira and DCI Ewert Grens...
 
 
 


Wolf Jack Caffery Series 7
Mo Hayder
I believe, from what I can hear, that either my daughter or my wife has just been attacked. I don't know the outcome. The house is silent. Fourteen years ago...
 
 
 


Broken Homes
Ben Aaronovitch
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. The blurry lines between crime and fantasy writing keep on getting ever more fluid, and Ben Aaronovitch's 'Rivers...
 
 
 


Reader Reviewed The Book of You
Claire Kendal
May 2014 Debut of the Month. A tale of stalking, date rape and fear, all...
 
 
 


Reader Reviewed One Step Too Far
Tina Seskis
May 2014 MEGA Debut of the Month. To say too much about this brilliant, clever,...
 
 
 


Black Mail
Bill Daly
May 2014 Book of the Month. This has everything you would want in a crime novel; a gritty gutsy Glasgow as the setting,...
 
 
 


Reader Reviewed The Fire Witness
Lars Kepler
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. The third case for controversial Swedish cop Joona Linna, by husband and wife Alexander and Alexandra Ahndoril writing...
 
 
 


Reader Reviewed After the Silence Inspector Rykel
Jake Woodhouse
May 2014 Debut of the Month. Energetic and stimulating, this edgy crime thriller is set...
 
 
 


The Killing Season
Mason Cross
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. A suspenseful thriller debut introducing Carter Blake, a bullet-proof American hero in the mould of Jack Reacher and...
 
 
 


The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden
Jonas Jonasson
May 2014 Book of the Month. If you have read his debut, The 100-Year-Old-Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared then...
 
 
 


Robert Ludlum's Bourne Ascendancy
Robert Ludlum
Jason Bourne is working as a 'blacksmith' - someone who is hired by high-level government ministers fearful of assassination attempts. He is paid to impersonate these men at meetings in...
 
 
 


Father Night
Eric Van Lustbader
A new president. A new life. Orphan Alli Carson has taken up a post at Fearington, the elite covert training school. Now she fears that the people who worked relentlessly...
 
 
 


Field of Prey
John Sandford
The night after the fourth of July, Layton Carlson Jr., of Red Wing, Minnesota, finally got lucky. And unlucky. He'd picked the perfect spot to lose his virginity to his...
 
 
 


The Flavours of Love
Dorothy Koomson
'I'm looking for that perfect blend of flavours; the taste that used to be you.' It's been 18 months since my husband was murdered and I've decided to finish writing...
 
 
 


Game
Barry Lyga
Jasper Dent has a special talent. He knows how killers think. Because his father is America's most notorious serial killer. And he taught Jasper every trick he knows. A series...
 
 
 


The Highway
C. J. Box
There's a killer on the road. A predator who calls himself the Lizard King. And two young women are lost in his hunting grounds...It was Danielle and Gracie's secret. A...
 
 
 


Holy Orders Quirke Mysteries Book 6
Benjamin Black
She looked at him and smiled sadly. 'You've lived too long among the dead, Quirke,' she said. He nodded. 'Yes, I suppose I have.' She was not the first one...
 
 
 


Hunt the Jackal
Don Mann, Ralph Pezzullo
An action-packed military thriller for fans of Chris Ryan and Andy McNab. When a Senator's wife and teenage daughter are kidnapped, Crocker and SEAL Team Six are sent to the...
 
 
 


Identical
Scott Turow
Two families entangled in a long and complex history of love and deceit ...Twenty five years ago, after a society picnic held by businessman and politician Zeus Kronon, Zeus' headstrong...
 
 
 


I've Got You Under My Skin
Mary Higgins Clark
When Laurie Moran's husband was brutally murdered, only three-year-old Timmy saw the face of his father's killer. Five years later his piercing blue eyes still haunt Timmy's dreams. Laurie is...
 
 
 


The Kill List
Frederick Forsyth
The Kill List - The names of those men and women who would threaten the world's security - held above top secret at the highest level of the US government....
 
 
 


Revenge
Martina Cole
If you can stomach the language and have a penchant for the dark underbelly of the criminal world then this roller-coaster read is for you. Shockingly brutal, with a series...
 
 
 


The Death Trade
Jack Higgins
THE NEW HIGGINS HAS LANDED! One man with the key to Armageddon. One chance for Sean Dillon to find him. The hunt is on, in the mesmerizing new Sean Dillon...
 
 
 


The Keeper
John Lescroart

 
 
 


Night Heron
Adam Brookes
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. A splendid debut spy thriller about a British journalist in Peking who unwittingly becomes involved in a huge...
 
 
 


The One You Fear
Paul Pilkington
The gripping sequel to the million-downloaded The One You Love. Emma Holden and her friends are trying to move on from the horrific events surrounding Dan's kidnap, when a shocking...
 
 
 


The Abduction
Jonathan Holt
May 2014 Book of the Month and eBook of the Month. A terrific book of which this is the second in a trilogy,...
 
 
 


Angel of Death A Steel City Thriller
Ben Cheetham
There is a fashion for detectives to be troubled, damaged souls and our archetype detective here, Jim Monahan, is suffering from the effects of his divorce. He is vulnerable, honest,...
 
 
 


The Unwitting
Ellen Feldman
A relationship tale with a difference; original, clever and set during the Cold War. The story spans a fascinating period in USA history, when the country was rocked by racial...
 
 
 


Galveston
Nic Pizzolatto
Maxim Jakubowski's Book of the Month. Finally available in the UK, the first (and so far only) novel by the screenwriter of the...
 
 
 


The Whitehall Mandarin
Edward Wilson
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. Praised as the thinking man's John Le Carre, Wilson has a natural touch for the intrigues of...
 
 
 


The Accident
Chris Pavone
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. With his first novel The Expats, Pavone introduced himself as a clever spinner of tales of treachery...
 
 
 


Games Creatures Play
Charlaine Harris
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. The short story is still one of the most pleasurable platforms for storytelling, a tasty bite of fiction...
 
 
 


The Curiosity
Stephen Kiernan
For readers of Justin Cronin's The Passage, S J Watson's Before I go to Sleep and Audrey Niffenegger's The Time Traveller's Wife, The Curiosity is a haunting love story in...
 
 
 


Visitation Street
Ivy Pochoda
Summer in Red Hook, Brooklyn, a blue collar neighbourhood where hipster gourmet supermarkets push against tired housing projects, and the East River opens into the bay. Bored and listless, fifteen-year-old...
 
 
 


The Skin Collector
Jeffery Deaver
May 2014 Book of the Month. This is forensic scientist, quadriplegic Lincoln Rhyme’s eleventh case. He is an interesting character surrounded by a...
 
 
 


Reader Reviewed Eeny Meeny
M. J. Arlidge
May 2014 Debut of the Month. Introducing DI Helen Grace of the Southampton Constabulary, a...
 
 
 


After Her A Novel
Joyce Maynard
Inspired by a real American case, this is the story of an attempt to catch a serial killer that took some thirty years. When Rachel and Patty were teenagers their...
 
 
 


Biblical
Christopher Galt
An apocalyptic thriller on an epic scale that will make you question your own reality. All around the world, people start to see things that aren't there, that cannot be....
 
 
 


Glow
Ned Beauman
With GLOW, Ned Beauman has reinvented the international conspiracy thriller for a new generation. A hostage exchange outside a police station in Pakistan. A botched defection in an airport hotel...
 
 
 


Midnight Crossroad
Charlaine Harris
From Charlaine Harris, the bestselling author who created Sookie Stackhouse the world of Bon Temps, Louisiana, comes a new, darker world - populated by more strangers than friends. But then,...
 
 
 


Subterranean
James Rollins
Beneath the ice at the bottom of the Earth is a magnificent subterranean labyrinth, a place of breathtaking wonders - and terrors beyond imagining. A team of specialists led by...
 
 
 


The Sound of One Hand Killing
Teresa Solana
Shortlisted for the Goldsboro Last Laugh Award at CrimeFest 2014. On assignment Eduard and Borja check out an exclusive meditation centre in the ritziest part of Barcelona, only to discover the...
 
 
 


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