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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


Reader Reviewed Fall from Grace David Raker Novel
Tim Weaver
August 2014 Book of the Month. The follow up to Never Coming Back sees David Raker helping Melanie Craw, a Met police officer from the earlier book, find her missing father, also a...
Format: Paperback - Released: 14/08/2014
     

Reader Reviewed A Song for the Dying
Stuart MacBride
Famous for his DI Logan McRae series, this new violent tale stars DI Ash Henderson who is in prison for murdering his brother. Now his peers need his help in finding the ‘inside man’ who Henderson was investigating eight years...
Format: Paperback - Released: 31/07/2014
     

Other Featured Books this Month


The Good Girl
Mary Kubica
August 2014 Debut of the Month. A memorable and riveting thriller of a mystery novel, ‘The Good Girl’ features an unusual focus and startling ending....
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/08/2014
     

Vagabond
Gerald Seymour
The great thriller writer returns to Northern Ireland, the setting of his first novel, Harry’s Game, for this, his thirtieth book. He is ace, although this is not his best but you’ve got lots to indulge in to find...
Format: Hardback - Released: 17/07/2014
     

Abattoir Blues The 22nd DCI Banks Mystery
Peter Robinson
Although DCI Banks makes some appearances and is indeed featured on the cover, this whodunit largely stars Annie Cabot and his female staff snowed under with a weird case full of red herrings. Could it be a World War II...
Format: Hardback - Released: 31/07/2014
     

Escape
Dominique Manotti
Maxim Jakubowski Highly Recommended. A past winner of the Crime Writers' Association International Dagger, Manotti is a French academic and crime writer with a sure touch for the nuances of contemporary society and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/07/2014
     

Alphabet House
Jussi Adler-Olsen
August 2014 eBook of the Month. Absolutely fascinating and riveting, this powerful read draws you in from the beginning and doesn't let go. Although partially...
Format: Paperback - Released: 11/08/2014
     

White Lies The 11th Spider Shepherd Thriller
Stephen Leather
August 2014 eBook of the Month. A Dan ‘Spider’ Shepherd thriller. He is a great character, an old-fashioned gung-ho hero with knowledge of modern procedures...
Format: Hardback - Released: 14/08/2014
     

Broken Monsters
Lauren Beukes
August 2014 eBook of the Month. A truly sensational thriller; intelligent, pacey and unusually beautiful. It borders on the supernatural, taking you just as far...
Format: Hardback - Released: 31/07/2014
     

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 the brilliant Arne Dahl crime series.This is a...
Format: Paperback - Released: 24/03/2014
     

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 the consequences of such illegal research and the way if...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/07/2014
     

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 in England accepts the suicide verdict but her lover does...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/06/2014
     

Reader Reviewed 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
     

This is the Water
Yannick Murphy
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. A sinister thriller that grabs you from its very beginning, This is the Water is both chilling and unputdownable. A killer is swimming in a public...
Format: Paperback - Released: 31/07/2014
     

The Girl in 6E
A. R. Torre
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. An ingenious erotic thriller with an unlikely but fascinating heroine who barricades herself for three years inside her apartment where she makes a living through webcam sex. This...
Format: Hardback - Released: 17/07/2014
     

Reader Reviewed 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 the people who wronged his father, Charlie, a small-time trainer...
Format: Paperback - Released: 14/08/2014
     

A Most Wanted Man
John le Carre
A young Chechen Muslim is smuggled into Hamburg, an illegal immigrant with a lot of money. He persuades a Turkish woman to take him in. A human rights lawyer becomes involved in his case and then a powerful city banker....
Format: Paperback - Released: 14/08/2014
     

Harry's Game
Gerald Seymour
A British cabinet minister is gunned down on a London street by an IRA assassin. In the wake of national outcry, the authorities must find the hitman. But the trail is long cold, the killer gone to ground in Belfast,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 20/06/2013
     

Friend of the Devil The 17th DCI Banks Mystery
Peter Robinson
The 17th instalment of the Inspector Banks books but the first to be televised, Friend of the Devil delves deeply into Banks’ and Cabbot’s past and memories and is best read as part of the series, particularly as it regularly...
Format: Paperback - Released: 16/01/2014
     

All the Colours of Darkness The 18th DCI Banks Mystery
Peter Robinson
The 18th DCI Banks novel, All the Colours of Darkness is an enjoyable gripping read but fans of the series may feel this isn’t Robinson’s finest. Starting with what looks like the suicide of the set designer for a local...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/02/2009
     

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 career he seemed to go out of fashion. Not any...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/08/2013
     

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 with no memories of the one before. Cared for by...
Format: Paperback - Released: 14/08/2014
     

Entry Island
Peter May
Like his famous Lewis Trilogy, this stand-alone mystery has a dual-time frame and a small island setting. This time it is a remote Canadian island. One of the investigating team has Scottish ancestry and when he meets the suspect, the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 14/08/2014
     

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 kill a kind old woman who stayed at home to...
Format: Paperback - Released: 14/08/2014
     

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 the community's anxiety levels are pushed to breaking point. Married...
Format: Paperback - Released: 14/08/2014
     

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 Matthildur leaves in her wake rumours of lies, betrayal and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 14/08/2014
     

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 Hong Kong, she is shocked. The face staring back at...
Format: Paperback - Released: 14/08/2014
     

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 ally. Together, they chased down a devious killer and partially...
Format: Hardback - Released: 14/08/2014
     

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 the grip of revolution. The streets run with blood as...
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/08/2014
     

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 fall as much in love with Mikki and Crush as...
Format: Paperback - Released: 31/07/2014
     

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
     

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 bestseller. He kills like an animal, but the bite marks...
Format: Paperback - Released: 14/08/2014
     

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 informants to the Stasi has ended up in the hands...
Format: Hardback - Released: 17/07/2014
     

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 serial killer who has been kidnapping, torturing and mutilating victims...
Format: Hardback - Released: 31/07/2014
     

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 for just one year. Then FBI agent Alex Morse brings...
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/08/2014
     

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 sister is released after thirty years and is now back...
Format: Paperback - Released: 14/08/2014
     

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 violence that he believes will avenge her death. PhD student...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/08/2014
     

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 thirteen million he has his work cut out at the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/08/2014
     

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 has taken a long-range shot at the French president. Only...
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/08/2014
     

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 over. However, she doesn't realise that the biggest danger is...
Format: Paperback - Released: 14/08/2014
     

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 on the loose in New York City, tracking down and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/08/2014
     

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 all lost.
Format: Hardback - Released: 21/08/2014
     

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 arranged it. But it soon becomes clear that capturing him...
Format: Paperback - Released: 31/07/2014
     

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 CONSPIRACY. London, 2014. An excommunicated priest approaches both the Church...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2014
     

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 vanishes one night it looks at first as though she's...
Format: Hardback - Released: 14/08/2014
     

Police A Harry Hole Thriller (Oslo Sequence 8)
Jo Nesbo
The police urgently need Harry Hole. A killer is stalking Oslo's streets. Police officers are being slain at the scenes of crimes they once investigated, but failed to solve. The murders are brutal, the media reaction hysterical. But this time,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 14/08/2014
     

Reader Reviewed The Last Witness A D.C.I. Daley Thriller
Denzil Meyrick
D.C.I. Daley made his first appearance in WHISKY FROM SMALL GLASSES. In this follow up by an ex-Strathclyde Police officer, a mighty felon, once believed to have been killed in the back of a police ambulance, appears to have risen...
Format: Paperback - Released: 17/06/2014
     


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Gone Girl
Gillian Flynn
Winner of the Specsavers International Author of the Year 2013. One of the Richard and Judy Spring 2013 Book Club selections. What really did happen to Nick's beautiful wife? And what was...
 
 
 


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...
 
 
 


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....
 
 
 


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...
 
 
 


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...
 
 
 


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,...
 
 
 


Reader Reviewed The Swimmer
Joakim Zander
July 2014 Debut of the Month and eBook of the Month. Written in several voices...
 
 
 


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...
 
 
 


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 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...
 
 
 


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...
 
 
 


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...
 
 
 


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...
 
 
 


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...
 
 
 


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...
 
 
 


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...
 
 
 


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...
 
 
 


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...
 
 
 


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...
 
 
 


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...
 
 
 


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,...
 
 
 


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...
 
 
 


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...
 
 
 


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?...
 
 
 


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...
 
 
 


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...
 
 
 


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...
 
 
 


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...
 
 
 


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...
 
 
 


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...
 
 
 


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...
 
 
 


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...
 
 
 


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...
 
 
 


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....
 
 
 


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...
 
 
 


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...
 
 
 


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...
 
 
 


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...
 
 
 


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...
 
 
 


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...
 
 
 


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...
 
 
 


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...
 
 
 


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...
 
 
 


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,...
 
 
 


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...
 
 
 

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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...
 
 
 


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...
 
 
 


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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