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Like Sabine Durrant?...You'll Love Susan Crawford

Under Your Skin
Sabine Durrant
A clever murder mystery with lots of great suspicious characters, some really nice twists and a thrilling end. We are in wealthy North London. Gaby is walking her dog, she finds a body, reports it and is as shocked as...
Format: Paperback - Released: 24/04/2014
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Reader Reviewed The Pocket Wife
Susan Crawford
March 2015 Debut of the Month. The Pocket Wife is a domestic psychological thriller that makes the reader question everything, and it will stay...
Format: Paperback - Released: 19/03/2015
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Like Mark Billingham?...You'll Love Luke Delaney

The Dying Hours
Mark Billingham
Longlisted for the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year 2014. 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,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 27/03/2014
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Reader Reviewed The Jackdaw
Luke Delaney
March 2015 eBook of the Month. A dark, psychological, crime procedural tale in which city people are kidnapped, murdered (one on line with a public vote) or hideously disfigured (eyes gouged out,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 12/03/2015
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Like C. J. Sansom?...You'll Love Karen Maitland

Dissolution
C. J. Sansom
July 2012 Guest Editor Barbara Erskine on the Shardlake series... Although these have been written more recently, I wanted to include C J Sansom’s wonderful historical series about Tudor lawyer, Matthew Shardlake. My love of mystery and crime is...
Format: Paperback - Released: 18/05/2007
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The Vanishing Witch
Karen Maitland
Set against the Peasants’ Revolt and the poll tax (yes, they had one in the 1380s), this is an involved, long, medieval drama of ordinary people caught up in extraordinary times. We are in Lincoln in the family of a...
Format: Paperback - Released: 12/03/2015
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Like Fern Britton?...You'll Love Fiona Gibson

A Seaside Affair
Fern Britton
Yes, this is the Fern Britton of TV fame and a very good author she is too. This is set in the Cornish seaside town of Trevay, as was her last, The Holiday Home. Indeed it features many of the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 24/04/2014
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As Good as it Gets?
Fiona Gibson
A great insight from the female point of view into the modern family and of the burdens of holding the family together when things go down hill. Happy unit, Mum, Dad, two kids, falls apart when Will (Dad) is made...
Format: Paperback - Released: 26/02/2015
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Like S. J. Parris?...You'll Love Rory Clements

Reader Reviewed 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. He’s good friends with Philip Sidney (historically rumoured to be...
Format: Paperback - Released: 14/08/2014
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Reader Reviewed Holy Spy
Rory Clements
A galloping good yarn, stuffed full to the brim with double crossing intrigue, yet intelligently braced against historical fact and figures. The mostly cool, calm and collected spy John Shakespeare is surrounded by a writhing vibrant cast of often unscrupulous...
Format: Hardback - Released: 26/02/2015
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Like Michael Connelly?...You'll Love R. J. Ellory

The Black Box
Michael Connelly
November 2013 Book of the Month. Riots in Los Angeles in 1992 made murder easy and solving the crimes much more difficult. Twenty years later Harry Bosch, now working for the Open...
Format: Paperback - Released: 10/10/2013
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A Carnival of Shadows
R. J. Ellory
Senior Special Agent Travis was just 15 when his mother murdered his very violent father. He learnt very early on to keep his emotions to himself and believes totally in upholding the law to the letter. His case here concerns...
Format: Hardback - Released: 22/05/2014
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Like Sarah Dunant?...You'll Love Maria McCann

Blood & Beauty
Sarah Dunant
1492 and Columbus has set out over the ocean blue leaving behind Europe in turmoil. Power goes to those who have the most money, the most influence, the most cunning and the fewest scruples. While all of Europe’s ruling classes...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/04/2014
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Reader Reviewed Ace, King, Knave
Maria McCann
A lush, sumptuous and vivid historical novel, the language is exquisite, the storytelling brilliant, the characters engaging and the humanity palpable. Ace, King, Knave is full of all the shallow respectability and dark underbelly of 18th Century London and the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2014
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Like Jennifer Worth?...You'll Love Pam Weaver

Call The Midwife : A True Story of the East End in the 1950s
Jennifer Worth
Great stories about the lost world of London’s East End in the 50s, before the slum clearances, when community was all-important and no one locked their doors. Jennifer Worth, attached to an order of nuns, was the midwife. This...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/01/2012
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Bath Times and Nursery Rhymes The Memoirs of a Nursery Nurse in the 1960s
Pam Weaver
A wonderful memoir about life as a nursery nurse and nanny in the 1960s, for fans of Call the Midwife. The stories of the children Pam looked after are heart-warming and heartbreaking, sad and uplifting. This is the story...
Format: Paperback - Released: 17/01/2013
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Sabine Durrant 
Susan Crawford 
Mark Billingham 
Luke Delaney 
C. J. Sansom 
Karen Maitland 
Fern Britton 
Fiona Gibson 
S. J. Parris 
Rory Clements 
Michael Connelly 
R. J. Ellory 
Sarah Dunant 
Maria McCann 
Jennifer Worth 
Pam Weaver