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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


Thursday's Children A Frieda Klein Novel
Nicci French
April 2014 Book of the Month. Writing as Nicci French, husband and wife team Nicci Gerrard and Sean French have quickly established themselves as leading lights in the murky waters of psychological crime...
Format: Hardback - Released: 10/04/2014
     

Northanger Abbey
Val McDermid
April 2014 Book of the Month. A modern re-imagining of the Gothic Classic Northanger Abbey by the bestselling crime author Val McDermid. The second book in The Austen Project. In Val's trademark style...
Format: Hardback - Released: 27/03/2014
     

Other Featured Books this Month


Reader Reviewed The Book of You
Claire Kendal
April 2014 MEGA Debut of the Month. A tale of stalking, date rape and fear, all set against the backdrop of a trial of which...
Format: Hardback - Released: 10/04/2014
     

Ox Crimes Introduced by Ian Rankin
Peter Florence, Mark Ellingham, Ian Rankin
Maxim Jakubowski's Book of the Month. Peter Florence & Mark Ellingham, editors/OXCRIMESA milestone charity anthology curated for Oxfam, with an introduction by Ian Rankin, this collection gathers 27 brand new stories donated...
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/05/2014
     

Reader Reviewed The First Rule Of Survival
Paul Mendelson
April 2014 Debut of the Month. In Cape Town seven years ago three white boys disappeared, now two emaciated and abused bodies are discovered wrapped...
Format: Paperback - Released: 20/03/2014
     

The Good Priest A Father Vincent Ross Mystery
Gillian Galbraith
April 2014 eBook of the Month. An intriguing mystery with a difference - it’s also a fabulously affectionate glimpse into village life in all it’s scandal and glory. The Good Priest himself is...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/04/2014
     

England Expects A Mirabelle Bevan Mystery
Sara Sheridan
April 2014 eBook of the Month. 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...
Format: Hardback - Released: 21/03/2014
     

Buried Angels
Camilla Lackberg
April 2014 eBook of the Month. 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...
Format: Hardback - Released: 10/04/2014
     

Reader Reviewed The Hanging Shed
Gordon Ferris
A riveting and stimulating read, this tenacious thriller grabs your attention and refuses to let it go. Set in Scotland, just after the Second World War, when men who had survived the horrors of conflict returned altered, damaged, different; Ferris...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/09/2011
     

A Delicate Truth
John le Carre
John Le Carré redefined spy thrillers when he wrote The Spy Who Came in from the Cold in just three weeks in 1963. Since then he has grown into a true master, whose books strip open truths about how...
Format: Paperback - Released: 10/04/2014
     

Just One Evil Act
Elizabeth George
Inspired by the Amanda Knox case, Elizabeth George has her series character Dr Barbara Havers whipping up tabloid support over the kidnapping of a teenage girl in Italy. Her boss, Inspector Lynley, then goes to Italy and the huge difference...
Format: Paperback - Released: 10/04/2014
     

Half Bad
Sally Green
Important questions are posed in this richly imagined and fast-paced supernatural thriller with big themes at its heart. Nathan lives in a world that is very similar to our own. But it has one very big difference: there is a...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/03/2014
     

The Dying Hours
Mark Billingham
Tom Thorne is one of the most enjoyable detectives to read: a troubled and troubling man, obsessed with finding the truth at any cost whether to his relationships, his career or that of his friends. Recently demoted after a bungled...
Format: Paperback - Released: 27/03/2014
     

The Bones Beneath
Mark Billingham
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. Billingham's brooding London cop Tom Thorne makes a welcome return. A terrible psychopath whose path he had once crossed to his peril and narrowly managed to incarcerate...
Format: Hardback - Released: 22/05/2014
     

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 not look for the old Rebus, just enjoy Rankin’s involved,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 10/04/2014
     

Morning Frost DI Jack Frost Series 3
James Henry
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. DI Jack Frost is best-known for his small screen portrayal by David Jason. Created by the late R.D. Wingfield,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 27/03/2014
     

The Corpse on the Court
Simon Brett
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. The urbane, witty Brett is being rewarded this year with the Crimewriters' Association Diamond Dagger for life achievement, a long overdue kudo. This latest 14th cosy and traditional...
Format: Paperback - Released: 31/01/2014
     

Dead Line
Chris Ewan
Daniel Trent is a highly trained specialist in hostage negotiations so when his wife disappears he assumes she has been kidnapped and goes out to find her. When his suspect is abducted he’s in big trouble. Full of surprises, especially...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/04/2014
     

The Beauty of Murder
A. K. Benedict
A time-travel serial killer tale set in Cambridge. Complex, fascinating and highly inventive, it is narrated by three very different voices one being the murdered which is shown in italics and written in a 17th century flowery style. The other...
Format: Paperback - Released: 10/04/2014
     

Tell No Lies
Gregg Hurwitz
This is Hurwitz’s 13th thriller and fans are likely to put it up there with his best. Daniel Brasher is a perfectly ordinary man who’s given up a life of privilege to work as a therapist with violent criminals. He’s...
Format: Paperback - Released: 27/03/2014
     

Truth Dare Kill
Gordon Ferris
Fast paced, punchy and chilling in its intensity, this is a compelling and fascinating novel. Enter London just after the Second World War, a London without; torn, broken, perplexed but surviving. Ferris describes thoughts, feelings and surroundings with such depth...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/10/2012
     

The Silence of the Sea
Yrsa Sigurdardottir
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. In Iceland, Sigurdardottir is crime royalty, alongside Arnuldur Indridason and her series featuring local lawyer Thora Gudmundsdottir has always been a personal delight. Offsetting the sometimes grim northern...
Format: Paperback - Released: 27/02/2014
     

The Unquiet Heart
Gordon Ferris
Gutsy Danny McRae returns ready for action in this dynamic and riveting read, set a few months on from Truth Dare Kill. This can be most definitely be read as a stand alone novel, however you will understand so much...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/11/2012
     

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 of London' series is a perfect amalgam of police procedural...
Format: Paperback - Released: 08/05/2014
     

Gorky Park
Martin Cruz Smith
A 2014 World Book Night selection. In Soviet Russia, a triple murder in Moscow amusement centre, Gorky Park, leaves three corpses frozen in the snow. But when Senior Investigator in the Moscow Prosecutor's Office Arkady Renko arrives, he finds that the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 12/09/2013
     

Geezer Girls
Dreda Say Mitchell
A 2014 World Book Night selection. Fifteen-year-old Jade Flynn and three other girls were the sole occupants of the fourth floor of St Nicholas Care Home for Children. They were forced to take part in 'special community projects' - drug dealing,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 23/07/2009
     

Black Hills
Nora Roberts
A 2014 World Book Night selection. Cooper Sullivan and Lil Chance were unlikely childhood friends - thrown together each summer when Coop visited his grandparents' South Dakota ranch. But with every year, their friendship deepened from innocent games to stolen kisses...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/06/2010
     

Reader Reviewed Precious Thing
Colette McBeth
This is a seriously good, spooky book with great characterisation and a tremendous build of tension. It’s about revenge and deceit and centres on two girls brought up by single parents, one advantaged, one sadly not. The girls were school...
Format: Paperback - Released: 10/04/2014
     

The Professionals
Owen Laukkanen
Four friends, caught in a terrible job market, joke about turning to kidnapping to survive. And then, suddenly, it's no joke. For two years, the strategy they devise works like a charm - until they kidnap the wrong man. Now...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/04/2014
     

Streetwise
Roberta Kray
Ava Gold's employment options are rapidly shrinking and, not wanting to go back to driving minicabs, she lands herself a trial run at being nightclub owner Chris Street's personal driver. Chris is one of the men about town in Kellston,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 10/04/2014
     

I am Pilgrim
Terry Hayes
Can you commit the perfect crime? Pilgrim is the codename for a man who doesn't exist. The adopted son of a wealthy American family, he once headed up a secret espionage unit for US intelligence. Before he disappeared into anonymous...
Format: Paperback - Released: 08/05/2014
     

Everything to Lose
Andrew Gross
The heart-pounding new thriller from the co-author of five No. 1 James Patterson bestsellers including Judge and Jury and Lifeguard, and the Sunday Times bestsellers The Blue Zone and Reckless. WHEN YOU HAVE EVERYTHING TO LOSE YOU STOP PLAYING BY...
Format: Paperback - Released: 10/04/2014
     

A Wolf in Hindelheim
Jenny Mayhew
This is an atmospheric and gripping novel from an exciting new voice for fans of The Snow Child and The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared. South-West Germany, 1926. The disappearance of a baby girl calls...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/03/2014
     

Thankless in Death
J. D. Robb
He looked at his hands, covered with her blood, at the wild spatters of it on the walls. An artist, he mused. Maybe he should be an artist. Murder doesn't stop for Thanksgiving. As NYPSD Lieutenant Eve Dallas and her...
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/03/2014
     

Spree
Michael Morley
The heat is on Jake Mottram, head of the FBI's new Spree Killer Unit, and psychological profiler Angie Holmes to find the madman responsible. Until now, they've been great together. Both at work and in bed. But a killer is...
Format: Paperback - Released: 13/03/2014
     

The Pattern of Fear
Andrew Chapman
The Pattern of Fear is the blistering debut thriller by Drew Chapman. Garrett Reilly has a rare talent. He discerns the patterns in large amounts of information. He understands what's happening before others. He's ahead of the game. This makes...
Format: Paperback - Released: 13/03/2014
     

A Love Like Blood
Marcus Sedgwick
I've chased him for over twenty years, and across countless miles, and though often I was running, there have been many times when I could do nothing but sit and wait. Now I am only desperate for it to be...
Format: Hardback - Released: 27/03/2014
     

Betrayed
Jacqui Rose
She trusted the man she loved. It was the most dangerous things she had ever done ...A gripping story of gangs, drugs, girls and unbreakable bonds. Perfect for fans of Martina Cole and Mandasue Heller. No one can touch Del...
Format: Paperback - Released: 27/03/2014
     

The Perfect Murder
Peter James
Victor Smiley and his wife Joan have been married for nearly twenty years. Victor secretly loathes Joan more and more each day. Joan is bored by Victor, and his snoring drives her mad. Their marriage has reached a crisis point...
Format: Paperback - Released: 16/01/2014
     

The House of Dolls
David Hewson
Anneliese Vos, sixteen-year-old daughter of Amsterdam detective, Pieter Vos, disappeared three years ago in mysterious circumstances. Her distraught father's desperate search reveals nothing and results in his departure from the police force. Pieter now lives in a broken down houseboat...
Format: Hardback - Released: 10/04/2014
     

The Blood Gospel
James Rollins, Rebecca Cantrell
Sent to explore a subterranean temple revealed after a devastating earthquake in Israel, a trio of experts discover the mummified remains of a crucified girl. But as they excavate, a brutal attack sets them on the run and they're thrust...
Format: Paperback - Released: 10/04/2014
     

Total War Rome: Destroy Carthage
David Gibbins
Carthage, 146 BC. This is the story of Fabius Petronius Secundus - Roman legionary and centurion - and of his general Scipio Aemilianus, and his rise to power: from his first battle against the Macedonians, that seals the fate of...
Format: Paperback - Released: 10/04/2014
     

A Song from Dead Lips
William Shaw
London, 1968. The Runaway. A young woman is found naked and strangled in an alley in well-to-do St John's Wood. The African. The neighbours would love to pin it on the enigmatic black stranger who has just moved in. The...
Format: Paperback - Released: 22/05/2014
     

A Ghost at the Door
Michael Dobbs
'Tell me about your father.' Five short, razor-edged words that rip the world of Harry Jones to pieces. He barely knew his father Johnnie and hated what little he did know, yet no man is able to escape the shadows...
Format: Paperback - Released: 10/04/2014
     

The Collector
Nora Roberts
Lila Emerson is fascinated by other people's lives. As a house-sitter, she loves looking after the glamorous, sophisticated homes she could never afford herself. And as a writer, she enjoys watching the world go by, dreaming up stories for the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 17/04/2014
     

Cockroaches An Early Harry Hole Case
Jo Nesbo
Harry is on a special mission Detective Harry Hole arrives in a steaming hot Bangkok. The Norwegian ambassador has been found dead in a seedy motel room, and Harry has been sent to investigate. It's clear that the Ambassador's family...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/06/2014
     

Cinderella Girl
Carin Gerhardsen
Three-year-old Hanna wakes up to find she has been abandoned. Her family is gone. The house is locked. She is trapped. Meanwhile, a teenage girl has been found murdered aboard the Cinderella, a cruise ship which sails between Sweden and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 10/04/2014
     

Blink
Niamh O'Connor
A hitman DI Gavin Sexton is looking into a spate of teenage suicides when he encounters a young girl, paralyzed with locked-in syndrome. Unable to communicate in any other way, she blinks the words: 'I hired a hitman'. Was it...
Format: Paperback - Released: 24/04/2014
     

Reader Reviewed The Long Shadow
Mark Mills
A terrific story about revenge. Two school friends from private boarding school. Jacob’s parents are abroad so he is very much part of Ben’s family. They fall out; we know not why until the last chapters. They are very competitive...
Format: Paperback - Released: 27/03/2014
     

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 as Lars Kepler. The books, which began with The...
Format: Paperback - Released: 08/05/2014
     

Darkness, Darkness (Resnick 12)
John Harvey
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. The gripping cases of Nottingham sandwich-munching and jazz-loving cop Charlie Resnick began several decades ago with Lonely Hearts and finally come to a satisfying end with this...
Format: Hardback - Released: 22/05/2014
     

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 Jason Bourne, created by a new British author. Blake is...
Format: Paperback - Released: 24/04/2014
     


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The Month Before's Featured Books 


Dead Gone
Luca Veste
The young girl you have found isn't the first experiment I've carried out. She won't be the last. A tense, unpredictable crime debut that will not only have you gripped,...
 
 
 


The Catch
Tom Bale
How far do you go for a friendship? That's the question Daniel Wade is forced to ask when a simple favour has fatal consequences. For the sake of his old...
 
 
 


The Frozen Dead
Bernard Minier
Saint-Martin-de-Comminges is a small town nestled in the Pyrenees. The kind of place where nothing happens. Until the winter morning when a group of workers discover the headless body of...
 
 
 


Harvest
Jim Crace
Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2013. A beautifully written and unexpectedly thrilling novel, this book defies categorisation and almost reinvents itself from one chapter to the next. Dark, unsettling, intriguing...
 
 
 


Six Years
Harlan Coben
Fans of Harlan Coben may feel a slight sense of déjà vu in reading Six Years as this territory has been covered by him before, but it is, nonetheless, a...
 
 
 


The Stone Boy
Sophie Loubiere
When the elderly Madame Preau returns to her own house after several years spent in a convalescent home, she immediately notices that the neighbourhood has changed. A new family has...
 
 
 


Reader Reviewed The Queen's Man
Rory Clements
March 2014 Book of the Month and eBook of the Month. It is 1582 and John Shakespeare, brother of William, spy for Walsingham,...
 
 
 


Reader Reviewed The Hangman's Song
James Oswald
March 2014 Book of the Month. Part of a compelling Edinburgh-based series from James Oswald (which began with Natural Causes and continued...
 
 
 


419
Will Ferguson
HOW FAR WOULD YOU GO FOR REVENGE? A car tumbles through darkness down a snowy ravine. A woman without a name walks out of a dust storm in Africa. And...
 
 
 


Reader Reviewed The Madness of July
James Naughtie
March 2014 MEGA Debut of the Month. A tale of spying and political machinations...
 
 
 


Reader Reviewed Someone Else's Skin
Sarah Hilary
March 2014 Debut of the Month. Do not be fooled into thinking that this...
 
 
 


Treachery
S. J. Parris
The fourth in the series featuring Giordano Bruno, mathematician, philosopher, heretic and spy, and solver of murders in Elizabethan England. In previous novels Bruno encountered John Dee, Nostradamus and Walsingham....
 
 
 


Con Law
Mark Gimenez
John Bookman - Book to his friends - is a tenured professor at the University of Texas School of Law. He's thirty-five, handsome and unmarried. He teaches Constitutional Law, reduces...
 
 
 


The Facts of Life and Death
Belinda Bauer
'Call your mother.' 'What do I say?' 'Say goodbye.' This is how it begins. Lone women terrorised and their helpless families forced to watch - in a sick game where...
 
 
 


A Lovely Way to Burn
Louise Welsh
It doesn't look like murder in a city full of death. A pandemic called 'The Sweats' is sweeping the globe. London is a city in crisis. Hospitals begin to fill...
 
 
 


Mistress
James Patterson
How well can you ever really know someone? As Ben Casper watches his best friend plummet from her sixth-floor apartment balcony, he realises his life is about to change. Diana...
 
 
 


Piece of My Heart
Peter Robinson
As volunteers clean up after a huge outdoor rock concert in Yorkshire in 1969, they discover the body of a young woman wrapped in a sleeping bag. She has been...
 
 
 


The Stolen
Tobsha Learner
Zurich, 1983. A Roma gypsy lies dead in front of a smart watchmaker's window. His sacrifice will lead to the discovery of a remarkable treasure, kept hidden by the Nazis...
 
 
 


The Strange Death of Fiona Griffiths
Harry Bingham
When DC Fiona Griffiths says 'yes' to her policeman boyfriend, it's an affirmation that she wants finally to put her psychological breakdown behind her, and become a resident of 'Planet...
 
 
 


The Strangler's Honeymoon Van Veeteren Mysteries Book 9
Hakan Nesser
Desperately lonely, sixteen-year-old Monica Kammerle has little idea of what she is getting herself into when she begins an affair with her mother's latest partner; the sophisticated Benjamin Kerran ...Months...
 
 
 


Theodore Boone: the Activist
John Grisham
Theodore Boone, young lawyer, has had a lot to deal with in his thirteen years, everything from kidnapping to murder. But he's come through it all and, with the law...
 
 
 


Trouble in Mind
Jeffery Deaver
A cunning collection of short stories from the master of misdirection, including original tales featuring the hugely popular series characters Lincoln Rhyme and Kathryn Dance. TENSION ...An aging actor attempts...
 
 
 


We are Here
Michael Marshall
What is a ghost? How powerful is belief? Can something imaginary take on a life of its own? Michael Marshall’s new thriller asks these questions and more. Unconnected to his...
 
 
 


Love Story, with Murders
Harry Bingham
The first in this series, Talking to the Dead, introduced us to a most unusual police detective, Fiona Griffiths, who suffers from Cotard’s Syndrome and hides a dramatic past which...
 
 
 


Morning Frost (DI Jack Frost 3)
James Henry
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. DI Jack Frost is best-known for his small screen...
 
 
 


The Informationist
Taylor Stevens
A New York Times bestseller, The Informationist introduces Vanessa Michael Munroe, a brilliant new heroine, in a thriller for fans of Lisbeth Salander, Jack Reacher and Jason Bourne. Vanessa Munroe...
 
 
 


A Nasty Piece of Work
Robert Littell
Maxim Jakubowski Highly Recommended. Former homicide detective and CIA agent Lemuel Gunn left behind the Afghanistan battlefield for a trailer in New...
 
 
 


Of Cops & Robbers
Mike Nicol
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. South African crime fiction is definitely on the up....
 
 
 


In the Morning I'll be Gone Sean Duffy 3
Adrian McKinty
Sean Duffy's got nothing. And when you've got nothing to lose, you have everything to gain. So when MI5 come knocking, Sean knows exactly what they want, and what he'll...
 
 
 


Deep Shelter
Oliver Harris
Maxim Jakubowski's Book of the Month. Detective Nick Belsey, of Hampstead CID was first introduced in The Hollow Man. A fascinating...
 
 
 


The Convictions of John Delahunt
Andrew Hughes
Dublin, 1841. On a cold December morning, a small boy is enticed away from his mother and his throat savagely cut. This could be just one more small, sad death...
 
 
 


The Dynamite Room
Jason Hewitt
July 1940. 11 year-old Lydia walks through a village in rural Suffolk on a baking hot day. She is wearing a gas mask. The shops and houses are empty, windows...
 
 
 


Reader Reviewed The Amber Fury
Natalie Haynes
March 2014 Debut of the Month. Despite borrowing both plot and inspiration from the...
 
 
 


Frog Music
Emma Donoghue
San Francisco, 1876: a stifling heat wave and smallpox epidemic have engulfed the City. Deep in the streets of Chinatown live three former stars of the Parisian circus: Blanche, now...
 
 
 


Never Look Back DI Mike Lockyer Book 1
Clare Donoghue
A chilling and compelling debut crime thriller set in South East London. For all those who enjoy Peter James, Mark Billingham and Peter Robinson. Three women have been found brutally...
 
 
 


The Next Time You See Me
Holly Goddard Jones
An involved tale with bullying very much to the fore. Not strictly a whodunit for we know that early on but it’s how he covers, hides and copes that we...
 
 
 


Suspect
Robert Crais
LAPD cop Scott James is not doing so well. Eight months ago, a shocking late-night assault by unidentified men killed his partner Stephanie, nearly killed him, and left him enraged,...
 
 
 


Concealed in Death
J. D. Robb
There is nothing unusual about billionaire Roarke supervising work on his new property - but when he takes a ceremonial swing at the first wall to be knocked down, he...
 
 
 


Panic
Lauren Oliver
An utterly gripping thriller from bestselling author Lauren Oliver. Panic began as so many things do in Carp, a poor town of twelve thousand people in the middle of nowhere:...
 
 
 


The Devil in the Marshalsea
Antonia Hodgson
I had spent three years at Oxford studying to join the clergy. Three years of rising at dawn to pray, daily seminars in classics, divinity and logic … before rushing...
 
 
 


Dexter's Final Cut
Jeff Lindsay
I have loved the charming monster that is Dexter right from the start and must profess myself bitterly disappointed that there is no more. It is hard to enjoy the...
 
 
 

The Month Before's Featured Books


Bad Boy
Peter Robinson
Banks isn't back, and that's the problem. If DCI Alan Banks had been in his office when his old neighbour came calling, perhaps it would have turned out differently. Perhaps...
 
 
 


The Book of Souls
James Oswald
The Book of Souls is James Oswald's second electrifying thriller in the Detective Inspector McLean series. Every year for ten years, a young woman's body was found in Edinburgh at...
 
 
 


Game
Anders de la Motte
The Game trilogy originated in Sweden, right now the home par excellence of crime writing, and has become an international phenomenon with sales to 27 countries. Written by a former...
 
 
 


Reader Reviewed A Burnable Book
Bruce Holsinger
February 2014 Debut of the Month. A challenging, big, historical novel steeped in fact and really quite an excellent history lesson. It seems...
 
 
 


City of the Lost
Will Adams
Working with beautiful Dutch historian Karin Visser, who was also staying at the hotel, Iain 's investigative trail leads to Turkey's past - to the invasion of Northern Cyprus in...
 
 
 


The Darkening Hour
Penny Hancock
A middle class woman at her wits' end. A struggling migrant worker with few options for survival. When tensions boil over, who will be the first to snap? Will it...
 
 
 


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,...
 
 
 


Ripper
Isabel Allende
A gripping thriller from the bestselling Isabel Allende. For Amanda Martin and her friends, Ripper was all just a game. But when security guard Ed Staton is found dead in...
 
 
 


The Stolen Ones
Richard Montanari
Luther is everywhere and nowhere; he's is in your dreams - and your nightmares. Then Detectives Kevin Byrne and Jessica Balzano are called to a bizarre murder scene: a man...
 
 
 


Reader Reviewed The Tournament
Matthew Reilly
February 2014 eBook of the Month. The game in question is chess, the board Constantinople and the prize, a broader education for Elizabeth...
 
 
 


The Black Eyed Blonde A Philip Marlowe Novel
Benjamin Black
Maybe it was time I forgot about Nico Peterson, and his sister, and the Cahuilla Club, and Clare Cavendish. Clare? The rest would be easy to put out of my...
 
 
 


The Burning
M. R. Hall
A family tragedy. A buried secret. What lies hidden in the flames? A dense, bitterly cold fog has settled over the Wye Valley when Bristol Coroner Jenny Cooper is called...
 
 
 


The Child's Child
Barbara Vine
The Child's Child is the new crime novel by bestselling, prize-winning author Barbara Vine. What sort of betrayal would drive a brother and sister apart? When Grace and her brother...
 
 
 


The Company You Keep
Neil Gordon
When journalist Benjamin Schulberg discovers a link between lawyer Jim Grant and a notorious Vietnam-era fugitive, the world that Jim has carefully built for himself and his daughter collapses. Still...
 
 
 


The Corporal's Wife
Gerald Seymour
A suspenseful and thrilling novel about a small British team sent into Iran to smuggle out a feisty, independent young woman named Farideh. If they are caught, they will all...
 
 
 


Cross and Burn
Val McDermid
Someone is brutally killing women. Women who bear a striking resemblance to former DCI Carol Jordan. The connection is too strong to ignore and soon psychological profiler Tony Hill finds...
 
 
 


The Cuckoo's Calling
Robert Galbraith
When a troubled model falls to her death from a snow-covered Mayfair balcony, it is assumed that she has committed suicide. However, her brother has his doubts, and calls in...
 
 
 


Death Angel
Linda Fairstein
'Maybe she blessed the waters a century ago, but now she's a magnet for murder. She's an angel all right,' Mike said, staring at the beautiful sunlit figure that towered...
 
 
 


Don't Stand So Close
Luana Lewis
This is a lingering, compulsive debut novel that will keep you tightly in its grip. What would you do if a young girl knocked on your door and asked for...
 
 
 


The Heist
Janet Evanovich, Lee Goldberg
FBI Special Agent Kate O'Hare is known for her fierce dedication and discipline on the job, chasing down the world's most wanted criminals and putting them behind bars. Her boss...
 
 
 


Her Last Breath
Linda Castillo
A rainy night, a father returning home with his three children, a speeding car hurtling toward them out of nowhere. What at first seems like a tragic, but routine, car...
 
 
 


In the Blood
Lisa Unger
About to graduate from university in upstate New York, Lana Granger takes a job in town looking after eleven year old Luke. Expelled from schools all over the country, manipulative...
 
 
 


Natural Causes Inspector McLean Novel 1
James Oswald
Meanwhile, the city is horrified by a series of bloody killings. Deaths for which there appears to be neither rhyme nor reason, and which leave Edinburgh's police at a loss....
 
 
 


The Killing Hour
Lisa Gardner
HEADLINE'S LATEST AMAZING THRILLER ACQUISITION: New York Times bestseller Lisa Gardner's backlist moves to Headline with the fourth book in the FBI Profiler series, THE KILLING HOUR.
 
 
 


A Night Too Dark
Dana Stabenow
In Alaska, somebody disappears every day. Hunters who head into the wilderness...Fishermen who brave the great rivers...Tourists who attempt to do both. But lately too many people have disappeared. And...
 
 
 


The One You Love
Paul Pilkington
Days before their wedding, during their last separate nights of hard-partying singledom, Emma Holden's fiance has gone missing. Not only has Dan disappeared without a trace, his brother is found...
 
 
 


Original Skin
David Mark
He squints his eyes against the glare on the glossy page. Knows, even before the image swims into focus, that the picture will be of a skinny young man with...
 
 
 


The Outcast Dead A Ruth Galloway Investigation
Elly Griffiths
Forensic archaeologist Ruth Galloway has excavated a body from the grounds of Norwich Castle, a forbidding edifice that was once a prison. She believes the body may be that of...
 
 
 


Poppet Jack Caffery 6
Mo Hayder
The patients at Beechway High Secure Unit are terrified. Unexplained power cuts have lead to a series of horrifying incidents. And now fear has spread from the inmates to the...
 
 
 


The Riot
Laura Wilson
1958: Notting Hill is sweltering in a heatwave. It's DI Stratton's new manor and a powder keg of racial tension. A rent collector is stabbed and a series of street...
 
 
 


The Road Between Us
Nigel Farndale
1939: In a hotel room overlooking Piccadilly Circus, two young men are arrested. Charles is court-martialled for 'conduct unbecoming'; Anselm is deported home to Germany for 're-education' in a brutal...
 
 
 


Robert Ludlum's The Utopia Experiment
Robert Ludlum, Kyle Mills
The Merge: a device destined to revolutionise the world and make the personal computer and smart phone obsolete. When Covert-One's Jon Smith is assigned to assess its military potential he...
 
 
 


Someone to Watch Over Me
Yrsa Sigurdardottir
A creepy, compelling thriller, SOMEONE TO WATCH OVER ME is the fifth novel from Yrsa, 'Iceland's answer to Stieg Larsson' (Daily Telegraph). Berglind hurried to her son and pulled him...
 
 
 


The Toy Taker
Luke Delaney
Your child has been taken...Snatched in the dead of night from the safety of the family home. There's no sign of forced entry, no one heard or saw a thing....
 
 
 


The Unknown Bridesmaid
Margaret Forster
When Julia was eight, she was asked to be a bridesmaid at her beautiful cousin Iris's wedding. Her mother saw this as a chore - expensive, inconvenient - but Julia...
 
 
 


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?
 
 
 


Watch Your Back
Karen Rose
Bestselling author Karen Rose is back with her fifteenth pulse-pounding thriller. UNFORGETTABLE Stevie Mazzetti knew she would never get over the murder of her husband and son. But with their...
 
 
 


Where Evil Waits
Kate Brady
'Kate Brady's debut novel is everything romantic suspense should be: scary, sexy, pulse-pounding, and page-turning. Remarkable characters, pitch-perfect pacing, and a memorable villain make One Scream Away a standout book....
 
 
 


You Will Never Find Me
Robert Wilson
Charlie Boxer messed up his family life. First the army, then the police, then high-stakes kidnap and recovery, his ex-wife and daughter learnt to live without him as his work...
 
 
 


Reader Reviewed The Red Road
Denise Mina
February 2014 Book of the Month. The fourth DI Alex Morrow mystery. It is believed that Denise Mina is doing for Glasgow what...
 
 
 


The Escape
Lynda La Plante
Bestselling author Lynda La Plante's tells a the tale of a daring escape from jail in this new novel for Quick Reads.
 
 
 


Blackout (Quick Reads 2014)
Emily Barr
A tense and chilling Quick Read from the queen of psychological suspense.
 
 
 


Pietr the Latvian
Georges Simenon
Maxim Jakubowski's February 2014 Series of the Month. Through countless TV and film incarnations and of course books, gruff Parisian cop Jules Maigret...
 
 
 


Laidlaw (Laidlaw 1)
William Mcilvanney
Meet Jack Laidlaw, the original damaged detective. When a young woman is found brutally murdered on Glasgow Green, only Laidlaw stands a chance of finding her murderer from among the...
 
 
 


Brother Kemal
Jakob Arjouni
Kemal Kayankaya is a Turkish-German private eye who operates in the seedy underworld of Frankfurt, on the margins of legality and gets deeply involved in cases which invariably summon up...
 
 
 


Binary
Michael Crichton, John Lange
I will always be eternally grateful to Crichton and his novel of Jurassic Park as it was the one book that motivated my then teenage son to move away...
 
 
 


The Ghost of the Mary Celeste
Valerie Martin
Was it possible that the book he had before him was an original document, squirreled away for sixteen years? Or was it simply another hoax, the desperate ploy of a...
 
 
 


The Hangman's Song
James Oswald
A young man is found hanging by a rope in his Edinburgh home. A simple, sad suicide, yet Detective Inspector Tony McLean is puzzled by the curious suicide note. A...
 
 
 


Guilt Department Q 4
Jussi Adler-Olsen
Following the international No 1 bestsellers Mercy and Disgrace, Guilt is the fourth heart-stopping Department Q novel from Jussi Adler-Olsen, and a gripping treat for all fans of the Scandinavian...
 
 
 


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