Joanna Trollope born 1943- great granddaughter of novelist Anthony Trollope. In 1996 she was awarded an OBE for her contribution to literature. Under the name of Caroline Harvey she writes romantic historical novels. Books by Joanna Trollope
Western Approaches Graham Hurley
December 2013 Book of the Month.
Creator of the Portsmouth-based Joe Faraday police procedural novels takes a bit character from that long series, one Jimmy Suttle, and moves him, his wife and two-year... Format: Paperback - Released: 21/11/2013
The 9th Girl Tami Hoag
December 2013 Book of the Month.
Darker, more gory than is her norm and certainly more than the police duo Sam Kovac and Nikki Liska have coped with before. This is their fourth... Format: Paperback - Released: 05/12/2013
Hurt Brian Mcgilloway
December 2013 Book of the Month and eBook of the Month.
Hurt is a tense and page-turning crime thriller about the abuse of power and how the young and vulnerable can fall prey... Format: Paperback - Released: 14/11/2013
Other Featured Books this Month
The Silent Wife A. S. A. Harrison
December 2013 Debut of the Month.
A very simple story with no surprises (until the end) but told with such perceptive insight into the characters and so beautifully written it grips the imagination.... Format: Paperback - Released: 21/11/2013
The Death Box J. A. Kerley
December 2013 eBook of the Month.
New readers to this author should not be put off by this being the latest in a series featuring Carson Ryder as there is sufficient back story... Format: Paperback - Released: 05/12/2013
The Abomination Jonathan Holt
The opening volume of the Carnivia Trilogy is a fascinating story which blends an intriguing Dan Brown-like conspiracy mystery, Venice-set crime procedural tropes with a splendidly-drawn Italian female investigator who is paired up with a butch American Army sleuth and... Format: Paperback - Released: 21/11/2013
Bubble Anders de la Motte
The powerful conclusion to the Game Trilogy comes in Bubble: reeling from his treatment at the hands of the Game Master, HP is suffering from paranoia, making him suspicious of everyone including his sister Rebecca, who is now involved in... Format: Paperback - Released: 05/12/2013
Game Anders de la Motte
Game is the opening book in this unmissable trilogy from new Swedish writer and ex-police officer Anders de la Motte. Dropout Henrik ‘HP’ Pettersson is drawn into playing The Game when he starts receiving messages on a discarded mobile phone,... Format: Paperback - Released: 05/12/2013
Buzz Anders de la Motte
The adrenalin-fuelled Game Trilogy continues in Buzz: despite being exiled for fourteen months, unlikely hero HP is once more drawn to the thrill of The Game whilst still recovering from its after-effects. Implicated in a mysterious woman’s murder he returns... Format: Paperback - Released: 05/12/2013
The Gingerbread House Carin Gerhardsen
From the same Swedish editorial team and publisher as Stieg Larsson's Millennium Trilogy comes a sensational new crime writing talent. Ingrid Olsson returns home from a Stockholm hospital to discover a man in her kitchen. She's never seen the intruder... Format: Paperback - Released: 05/12/2013
The Killing 2 David Hewson
It is two years since the notorious Nanna Birk Larsen case. Two years since Detective Sarah Lund left Copenhagen in disgrace for a remote outpost in northern Denmark. When the body of a female lawyer is found in macabre circumstances... Format: Paperback - Released: 10/10/2013
The Shadow Tracer M. G. Gardiner
When someone wants to find you badly enough, vanishing is no longer an option. Sarah Keller is a young single mother living in Oklahoma with her five-year-old daughter, Zoe. Her day job is to hunt out people on the run... Format: Paperback - Released: 05/12/2013
Welcome to a meeting of the greatest criminal minds in the world. The world of Fiction, that is, because this is where you will find all the information, reviews and the opening extracts for our featured novels in the Crime & ‘Whodunnit’ category. Whether you’re looking for more books by a favourite author or broadening your experience of this thrilling genre, you’ll find what you’re looking for here.
All of our featured books are hand-picked and reviewed by our in-house editorial experts. This is unique to Lovereading and means that you can be sure of considered guidance by industry professionals. That’s how much we want you to Lovereading!
There’s such a great culture of detective stories in Britain, it’s a wonder anyone enters a life of crime! All the best loved detectives are here: Dalziel and Pascoe (Reginald Hill) Rebus (Ian Rankin), Dalgliesh (PD James), Marple & Poirot (Agatha Christie) and Morse (Colin Dexter) to name but a few. But why not try something new, like Christopher Fowler’s wonderfully cantankerous Bryant & May?
On the left you’ll find our great picks of the month and the opening extracts to help you discover some great new writing. Of course, if American and international crime-fighters are your thing, you won’t be disappointed either!
All the great Private Eyes are featured in this section and you’ll discover new ones too, with our unique “Author, Like-for-Like” service. Simply click on one of the book covers and scroll down to the “Author Like for Like link” and we will show you which authors are a suggested match for your tastes!
Dead Man's Time Peter James
SOME WILL WAIT A LIFETIME TO TAKE THEIR REVENGE ...A vicious robbery at a secluded Brighton mansion leaves its elderly occupant dying. And millions of pounds' worth of valuables have...
Ghostman Roger Hobbs
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title.
Winner of the CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger 2013.
Notorious Nineteen Janet Evanovich
After a slow summer of chasing low-level skips, Stephanie Plum finally lands an assignment that could put her bank balance back in the black. Con-man Geoffrey Cubbin is facing trial...
Taking the Fall A. P. McCoy
November 2013 Book of the Month.
The great thing about these jockey-turned-author books is that you know the racing content is authentic. This...
7 Days Deon Meyer
I'll shoot a policeman every day until you arrest the murderer of Hanneke Sloet. Shortly after the South African Police Services receive this threatening email, a policeman is shot by...
Three Dog Night Elsebeth Egholm
It's the coldest winter in memory as ex-convict Peter Boutrup moves to remote, rural Denmark to start a new life. But when a young woman goes missing on New Year's...
Touch & Go Lisa Gardner
Compulsive, chilling and utterly unputdownable, this is award-winning bestseller Lisa Gardner writing at her outstanding best. Justin and Libby Denbe have it all: a beautiful daughter; a gorgeous house; a...
No Way Back Matthew Klein
One of our Books of the Year 2013.
Read this. It has one of the most original twists at the end of the book that I have ever read. It starts...
Atlantis: Revelation Marcus Blake
Following in the tradition of Clive Cussler and Dan Brown comes Atlantis: Revelation, a rip-roaring adventure thriller by Marcus Blake, which takes us on a hunt for the legendary lost...
The City of Strangers Michael Russell
New York, 1939: A city of hope. A city of opportunity. A city hiding dark secrets ...A brutal murder in an affluent suburb of Dublin and the unexplained death of...
The ABC Murders Agatha Christie
Agatha Christie's world-famous serial killer mystery, reissued with a striking new cover designed to appeal to the latest generation of Agatha Christie fans and book lovers.
Hercule Poirot's Christmas Agatha Christie
Agatha Christie's seasonal mystery thriller, reissued with a striking new cover designed to appeal to the latest generation of Agatha Christie fans and book lovers.
Five Little Pigs Agatha Christie
Agatha Christie's ingenious murder mystery, reissued with a striking new cover designed to appeal to the latest generation of Agatha Christie fans and book lovers.
The Murder of Roger Ackroyd Agatha Christie
Agatha Christie's most audacious crime mystery, reissued with a striking new cover designed to appeal to the latest generation of Agatha Christie fans and book lovers.
Death in Florence Marco Vichi
Florence, October 1966. The rain is never-ending. When a young boy vanishes on his way home from school the police fear the worst, and Inspector Bordelli begins an increasingly desperate...
Capital Punishment Robert Wilson
Shortlisted for the CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger 2013.
CWA Judges' comment: “Teeming with action and suspense, this riveting thriller explores a dark, Dickensian cross-section of the capital.”
Kidnap, extortion, murder, politics...
Mission Flats William Landay
A tale of corruption with an ending you really can’t guess; it’s mesmerising stuff. The story starts slowly but then becomes faster and faster, real edge-of-the-seat stuff. As it builds...
The Lost Claire McGowan
Not everyone who's missing is lost When two teenage girls go missing along the Irish border, forensic psychologist Paula Maguire has to return to the hometown she left years before....
Backlash Lynda La Plante
Five years earlier, a 13-year-old girl disappeared in broad daylight on a busy London street. DCS James Langton headed the investigation and left no stone unturned. The fact that case...
Cross and Burn Val McDermid
Opening with the thoughts of a serial killer and then continuing with short chapters, this quickly draws the reader into the lives of the profiler Tony Hill, the victims, relatives...
No Man's Nightingale Ruth Rendell
The 24th Wexford whodunit has him coming out of retirement at the request of his old colleague Mike Burden (but unpaid) to investigate the murder of a mix-race female vicar...
Art of Deception A.J. Cross
A chilling discovery, a young life in mortal danger, and a series of dark secrets that have been hidden for decades, Art of Deception is the thrilling new crime novel...
Back from the Dead Peter Leonard
Mortal enemies: Holocaust survivor Harry Levin and Nazi death angel Ernst Hess continue their ‘to the death battle’ in this whip-smart, action-packed and darkly funny thriller. While you can read...
The Case of the Love Commandos Tarquin Hall
The wonderful fourth outing for Delhi detective Vish Puri ('the Indian Hercule Poirot' Financial Times). These books are little gems. They are beautifully written, amusing, and intensely readable . (Alexander...
The Man in the Brown Suit Agatha Christie
October 2013 Guest Editor Linwood Barclay on The Man in the Brown Suit by Agatha Christie...
My introduction to the mystery genre was really the Hardy Boys, but...
The Goodbye Look Ross Macdonald
Lew Archer, world-weary private investigator, is hired by Larry and Irene Chalmers when they suspect that their troubled son Nick is involved in their own burglary. But when a fellow...
Code Kathy Reichs
Tory Brennan - great niece of Dr Temperance Brennan - and the Virals return for their most terrifying adventure yet. Life appears peaceful on Loggerhead Island - rescued from financial...
Scattered Remains Douglas Watkinson
Third case for Nathan Hawk, the whisky-loving ex-copper with an ever-ready temper and a gloomy view of humanity.
The curiosity of his son and the murderous greed of a ruthless politician...
Sentinel Mark Oldfield
Shortlisted for the CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger 2013.
CWA Judges' comment: “A very dark and chilling account of Spain under Franco, this novel is intensely atmospheric and a truly substantial...
Identical Scott Turow
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title.
Turow's masterful and delicately humane legal thrillers set in fictive...
A Judgement in Stone Ruth Rendell
October 2013 Guest Editor Linwood Barclay on Judgement in Stone by Ruth Rendell...
This might just be the most daring crime novel ever written. In the first thirteen words, Rendell...
The Suspect Michael Robotham
October 2013 Guest Editor Linwood Barclay on The Suspect by Michael Robotham...
Thrillers need to grab you right from the start, and this book may have the best first chapter...
The Dance Of The Seagull Andrea Camilleri
As seen on TV: now a major BBC4 television series. Inspector Montalbano is awake at dawn, sitting on his porch, when his attention is caught by a seagull which falls...
A Christmas Hope Anne Perry
London, 1868. As the Christmas season begins, Claudine Burroughs feels little joy in its endless social calls and extravagant events. Working at a clinic for desperate women has opened her...
MacNamara's Woman Alicia Scott
From Lisa Gardner, the New York Times No. 1 bestselling author of TOUCH & GO and CATCH ME, comes the second in the Family Secrets trilogy. Gripping, arresting, classic romantic...
Saints of the Shadow Bible Ian Rankin
Rebus is back on the force, albeit with a demotion and a chip on his shoulder. A 30-year-old case is being reopened, and Rebus's team from back then is suspected...