The Good Life Martina Cole
October 2014 Book of the Month.
Criminally Good: The new novel from the phenomenal No.1 bestseller. The best things in life are never free... especailly if you are already married and fall in... Format: Hardback - Released: 09/10/2014
Don't Look Back Gregg Hurwitz
October 2014 Book of the Month.
Fantastic from start to finish. Real edge-of-your-seat stuff. In the prologue Theresa is spying on a man in a jungle in Mexico. She is spotted and caught... Format: Paperback - Released: 25/09/2014
No Safe House Linwood Barclay
October 2014 Book of the Month.
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... Format: Hardback - Released: 25/09/2014
Other Featured Books this Month
A Man Lies Dreaming Lavie Tidhar
Maxim Jakubowski's October 2014 Book of the Month.
There have been many alternate histories with a crime setting before but this new novel by a young Israeli author writing in English is one... Format: Hardback - Released: 23/10/2014
The Green Door Christopher Bowden
An absorbing and stimulating read with a slightly supernatural chill. Barrister Clare needs to keep her well known level head and her mettle about her when a meeting with a clairvoyant leads her to research her own family history. Clare... Format: Paperback - Released: 23/10/2014
The Drop Dennis Lehane
Begun as a wry story of low level crime set in Boston, Lehane's short novel is a rich mix of humanity, compassion and sudden violence. Animal Rescue was the tale of a lonely and deceptively harmless barman who finds a... Format: Paperback - Released: 02/09/2014
Butterfly Skin Sergey Kuznetsov, Andrew Bromfield
Serial killer tales come and go but this one proves starkly different: a Russian novel with layers upon layers of darkness set in a contemporary Moscow where women are being stalked and brutalised by a figure of fear and dread,... Format: Paperback - Released: 26/09/2014
Dark Tides Chris Ewan
This is a pretty horrific tale but it is written in such a simplistic style it might almost have been designed for young adults. Indeed it features a bunch of teenagers who set each other dares on “Hop-tu-naa”, the Isle... Format: Hardback - Released: 16/10/2014
Gone Girl Gillian Flynn
The book that has taken the world by storm, now a huge film starring Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike. Brilliant, scintillating, dark and manipulative, packed with twists and turns this is every bit as good as everyone says it is.... Format: Paperback - Released: 25/09/2014
Someone Else's Skin Sarah Hilary
A powerful new detective series joins the ranks of great reads. This stars sparky DI Marnie Rome and her sidekick, quieter DS Noah Jake, a splendid duo. Their case is dreadful and the faint-hearted should stay away. Set largely in... Format: Paperback - Released: 28/08/2014
Fourth of July Creek Smith Henderson
A splendid and gripping slice of deep Americana, this extremely powerful first novel parachutes its author to the forefront of of the literary scene. When a social worker with problems of his own comes upon an almost feral boy in... Format: Hardback - Released: 05/06/2014
The Beat Goes on: the Complete Rebus Stories Ian Rankin
Over the years, Ian Rankin has amassed an incredible portfolio of short stories. Published in crime magazines, composed for events, broadcast on radio, they all share the best qualities of his phenomenally... Format: Hardback - Released: 09/10/2014
Bellman & Black Diane Setterfield
The Thirteenth Tale, Diane Setterfield’s debut, was one of the most exciting first novels since The Time Traveler’s Wife (and recently adapted for TV by the BBC). Bellman and Black is darkly, satisfyingly mysterious. Not quite as... Format: Paperback - Released: 25/09/2014
The Gray Man Mark Greaney
To those who lurk in the shadows, he's known as the Gray Man. He is a legend in the covert realm, moving silently from job to job, accomplishing the impossible and then fading away. And he always hits his target.... Format: Paperback - Released: 09/10/2014
Fear Nothing Lisa Gardner
Heart-racing suspense and irresistable characters from the bestselling author of TOUCH & GO, CATCH ME, LOVE YOU MORE and many others. If your family are killers, what are you? They say family means everything. But Dr Adeline Glen cannot accept... Format: Paperback - Released: 23/10/2014
Dead Lions Mick Herron
London's Slough House is where the washed-up MI5 spies go to while away what's left of their failed careers. The 'slow horses,' as they're called, have all disgraced themselves in some way to get relegated here. Maybe they messed up... Format: Paperback - Released: 10/04/2014
Cross My Heart (Alex Cross 21) James Patterson
Alex Cross' whole world is crashing down around him. He has been hunted, stalked like prey, his predator priming himself for the kill. Cross has devoted his life to protecting others. Now he's unable to protect even those closest to... Format: Paperback - Released: 09/10/2014
You Caroline Kepnes
Gone Girl meets Fatal Attraction in Caroline Kepnes' You, a chilling account of the twisted psychology behind unrelenting passion. When aspiring writer Guinevere Beck strides into the bookstore where Joe works he is instantly smitten. Beck is everything Joe has... Format: Hardback - Released: 25/09/2014
Silencer (Nick Stone Book 15) Andy McNab
Nick Stone has always kept his job as ex-SAS trouble shooter at arms' length from his home life. But when his son falls dangerously ill and the doctor who saves him comes under threat from an old adversary, it is... Format: Paperback - Released: 25/09/2014
The Edge of the Water Elizabeth George
On Whidbey Island, secrets never stay buried. A mysterious girl who won't speak; a coal-black seal named Nera that returns to the same place every year; a bitter feud of unknown origin - strange things are happening on Whidbey Island... Format: Paperback - Released: 25/09/2014
The Shining Girls Lauren Beukes
Winner of the Best Horror Novel at the British Fantasy Awards 2014.
Breathtakingly chilling, this is written so convincingly the fact that there is a time-travelling serial killer seems completely plausible. Each chapter is headed with either the killer or... Format: Paperback - Released: 29/08/2013
The Red Eagles David Downing
World War II is nearly over. For the Russians, the enemy is no longer Nazi Germany, but the American behemoth that threatens to topple the Communist revolution.Deep within the walls of the Kremlin, Stalin's top man hatches a brilliant... Format: Paperback - Released: 21/10/2014
Night After Night Phil Rickman
Contains scenes some viewers may find disturbing...Leo Defford doesn't believe in ghosts. But, as the head of an independent production company, he does believe in high-impact TV. Defford hires journalist Grayle Underhill to research the history of Knap Hall, a... Format: Hardback - Released: 30/10/2014
Consumed David Cronenberg
The debut novel by the iconic film director. Stylish and tech-obsessed, Naomi and Nathan thrive on the yellow journalism of the social-media age. They are lovers and competitors - nomadic freelancers in pursuit of sensation and depravity, encountering each other... Format: Hardback - Released: 09/10/2014
The New Collected Short Stories Jeffrey Archer
This edition brings together three of Jeffrey Archer's classic collections of short stories: To Cut a Long Story Short, Cat O' Nine Tales and And Thereby Hangs a Tale, showcasing the master storyteller's skill like never before. Every reader will... Format: Paperback - Released: 09/10/2014
The Moon Pool Sophie Littlefield
North Dakota is like nowhere Colleen has ever seen. Vast rolling plains of silvery snow, studded with shimmering black pools, lit by occasional flares of orange light. It is a landscape both beautiful and terrible. It is the landscape that... Format: Hardback - Released: 09/10/2014
I'll be Watching You Beverly Barton
With the suspense of Karen Rose, and the sensual thrills of Sylvia Day, this is an addictive story of forbidden love and cold-blooded revenge. Not for the faint-hearted' CLOSER Ella, sweet Ella, you were meant to be mine. You can't... Format: Paperback - Released: 09/10/2014
Deadline John Sandford
Special Investigator Virgil Flowers of the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension uncovers his most complex case to date. Format: Hardback - Released: 09/10/2014
The Burning Mind M. G. Gardiner
The Burning Mind is the new thriller from the acclaimed Edgar Award-winning writer, M. G. Gardiner. Harper Flynn nearly died when gunmen attacked the L.A. club where she worked. A year later, Harper tries to rebuild her life - but... Format: Paperback - Released: 20/11/2014
The Beast in the Jungle Louis Bayard
April 1914. Former US President Theodore Roosevelt and his son Kermit have embarked on a dangerous expedition down an uncharted river in the Brazilian Amazon. Threatened as they are by disease, drowning and starvation, an even greater peril awaits them... Format: Paperback - Released: 23/10/2014
The October List Jeffery Deaver
You wait, desperately, for news of your daughter. At last, the door opens. But it is not the negotiators, or the FBI. It is her kidnapper. And he has a gun ...Two days ago, life was normal. How did it... Format: Paperback - Released: 25/09/2014
Truth or Dare Tania Carver
Darren Richards opened his eyes to find himself duct-taped to a chair with a crossbow pointing at him. Behind the crossbow is a hooded figure wearing a black-faced, round-eyed gas mask. The figure tells him what Darren knows: that he... Format: Paperback - Released: 25/09/2014
Her Last Whisper Karen Robards
Now she's determined to stick to research - and leave risk-taking to the law. But when dangerous duty calls, she can't refuse. And there's no greater danger than the 'Cinderella Killer', a charming predator who lures beautiful, single women to... Format: Hardback - Released: 18/09/2014
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, that's how the locals prefer it? Welcome to Midnight, Texas,... Format: Hardback - Released: 08/05/2014
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? Format: Hardback - Released: 24/04/2014
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The Sandman Lars Kepler
This is a powerhouse of a read, it will tempt and cajole you into reading faster and faster, the last page will whisper seductively to you but hold...
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...
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? Special Agent Jack McClure. Secretary Denis Paull had information...
The Hunter's Oath Jason Dean
She was attacked and left for dead. Amy Philmore knows something is wrong as she walks home alone through Fort George Hill in Upper Manhattan. When a car pulls up...
The Long Fall Julia Crouch
How far would you go to protect your secrets? Greece, 1980 Emma takes part in a shattering, violent event. An event to which she is anything but an innocent bystander....
Red Rising Pierce Brown
Ender's Game meets The Hunger Games in this, the first in an extraordinary trilogy from an incredible new voice. Darrow is a Helldiver, one of a thousand men and women...
The Skeleton Road Val McDermid
When a skeleton is discovered hidden at the top of a crumbling, gothic building in Edinburgh, Detective Chief Inspector Karen Pirie is faced with the unenviable task of identifying the...
Storm Front John Sandford
In Israel, a man clutching a backpack searches desperately for a boat. In Minnesota, Virgil Flowers gets a message from Lucas Davenport: You're about to get a visitor. It's an...
The Taxidermist's Daughter Kate Mosse
Sussex, 1912. In a churchyard, villagers gather on the night when the ghosts of those who will die in the coming year are thought to be seen. Here, where the...
The Tower Alessandro Gallenzi
In the near present day a British and an Italian researcher are offered more money than they can refuse to travel to Jordan and investigate some manuscripts that have gone...
Trust in Me Sophie Mckenzie
The bestselling author of Close My Eyes returns with a chilling psychological thriller. Julia has always been the friend that Livy turns to when life is difficult. United fifteen years...
Buried Angels Camilla Lackberg
This is a huge, complex, dark Swedish psychological thriller which you need to pay attention to in order to sort out the names if nothing else! It gives you a...
The Madness of July James Naughtie
A tale of spying and political machinations as a new British ambassador to Washington is about to be announced. There are several candidates who must be whistle clean. A mid-ranking...
Damage Felix Francis
September 2014 Book of the Month.
The late Dick Francis collaborated with his son Felix on several books before his death in 2010....
A Trick of the Mind Penny Hancock
Driving down to the cottage in Southwold she's newly inherited from her Aunty May, Ellie senses she is on the edge of something new. The life she's always dreamed of...
Dark Road Ian Rankin, Mark Thomson
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title.
Ian Rankin might have taken a year off from writing novels, but this second offering (following his collection...
Monument to Murder Mari Hannah
HE SELECTS. THEY DIE ...When skeletal remains are found beneath the fortified walls of an ancient castle on Northumberland's rugged coastline, DCI Kate Daniels calls on a forensic anthropologist to...
The Month Before's Featured Books
Taking the Fall A. P. McCoy
The great thing about these jockey-turned-author books is that you know the racing content is authentic. This one concerns up-and-coming jockey Duncan Claymore intent on getting his own back on...
Your Beautiful Lies Louise Douglas
Annie Howarth is living a restless life in a restless town. The mining strikes mean tensions are already running high, but when a murdered girl is found on the moors...
Blood Memory Greg Iles
'Iles's way of telling the story lifts him clear of the pack into a different league' (Observer) in this masterful psychological serial killer thriller from the New York Times No.1...
The Bosch Deception Alex Connor
A TRUTH CONCEALED. Brabant, 1473. A clandestine brotherhood hides a secret that could bring down the Catholic Church. Their chosen hiding place - the art of Hieronymus Bosch. A TERRIBLE...
Bravo Greg Rucka
In the wake of a failed attack on America's premier theme park which put his own daughter at risk, Special Forces operator Jad Bell is sent after the man who...
Behind Closed Doors Susan Lewis
The powerful new novel about how life can change course in a heartbeat. From the Sunday Times Top Ten bestselling author of Never Say Goodbye. When fourteen-year-old Sophie Monroe suddenly...
Chain of Events Fredrik T. Olsson
William Sandberg. A broken genius, snatched from his home. Christina Sandberg, his ex-wife. She does not believe their lies. Our future hangs on their survival. If they fail, we are...
Acts of Omission Terry Stiastny
In 1998 the gilt is starting to come off a new era. Mark Lucas, the recently appointed foreign minister, is in a dilemma. A disk containing the names of British...
Dead Sleep Greg Iles
Terrifying secrets and a stunning mystery power this page-turner from the New York Times No.1 bestseller. When prize-winning photojournalist Jordan Glass chances upon a portrait by an unknown artist in...
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...
The One You Trust Paul Pilkington
The thrilling final instalment of the chart topping Emma Holden trilogy. Following a sequence of horrifying events Emma Holden is now happily married, and hoping that the nightmare is finally...
Personal Lee Child
Jack Reacher walks alone. Once a go-to hard man in the US military police, now he's a drifter of no fixed abode. But the army tracks him down. Because someone...
Private India (Private 8) James Patterson
When Santosh Wagh isn't struggling out of a bottle of whisky he's head of Private India, the Mumbai branch of the world's finest PI agency. In a city of over...
Strange Shores Arnaldur Indridason
A missing woman. A missing boy. Detective Erlendur returns - for the last time. A young woman walks into the frozen fjords of Iceland, never to be seen again. But...
Summer Lies Bleeding Nuala Casey
Four lives are about to come crashing together...Devastated by the murder of his sister in Soho seven years ago, Mark Davis travels to London to carry out an act of...
Summer of the Dead Julia Keller
The third murder mystery to feature Belfa (Bell) Elkins, the County Prosecutor of a small community in the Appalachian Mountains, West Virginia. Her troubled past plays on her. Her imprisoned...
True Evil Greg Iles
An electrifying serial killer thriller from the New York Times No.1 bestseller. True evil has a face you know and a voice you trust...Dr Chris Shepard has been happily married...
The Betrayers David Bezmozgis
The Betrayers by David Bezmozgis: read it in a sitting; remember it for the rest of your life. This unforgettable novel squanders no words in its brilliant, deft depictions of...
An Evil Mind Chris Carter
A freak accident in rural Wyoming leads the Sheriff's Department to arrest a man for a possible double homicide, but further investigations suggest a much more horrifying discovery - a...
Gone for Good David Bell
Elizabeth Hampton has not spoken to her mother in weeks when she gets the phone call. Her mother has been found dead under suspicious circumstances. But who would want to...
The Silent Boy Andrew Taylor
From the No. 1 bestselling author of THE AMERICAN BOY comes a brilliant new historical thriller set during the French Revolution. Paris, 1792. Terror reigns as the city writhes in...
Black Box Cassia Leo
To tell you too much about this book would be to risk ruining the heartbreaking pleasure of reading it. A bittersweet romance between two very damaged people, hopefully you will...
Visions Kelley Armstrong
Omens, the first instalment in Kelley Armstrong's exciting new series, introduced Olivia Taylor-Jones, daughter of notorious serial killers, and Gabriel Walsh, the self-serving, morally ambiguous lawyer who became her unlikely...
The Last Room Danuta Reah
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title.
When Anya, a major witness at a trial, falls to her death in a Polish city, her father...
Half World Scott O'Connor
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title.
Inspired by reports of the CIA's clandestine mind control experiments in the 1960s, this powerful literary thriller follows...
Harry's Game Gerald Seymour
Gerald Seymour is one of our greatest thriller writers - a reputation established with his first novel, Harry's Game, published in 1975 and still as fresh, vibrant and exciting nearly...
The Unknown Soldier Gerald Seymour
I don’t think that Gerald Seymour’s plot-driven thrillers have wavered in their excellence since he started with Harry’s Game and The Glory Boys, but somewhere along his distinguished...
Spring Tide Cilla Borjlind, Rolf Borjlind
A rookie cop investigating an unsolved, gruesome, murder from 24 years ago unknowingly stirs a dangerous cocktail of people and events. The authors are well known screen writers and penned...