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Crime & mystery

See below for a selection of the latest books from Crime & mystery category. Presented with a red border are the Crime & mystery books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Crime & mystery books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

When She Was Good

When She Was Good

Author: Michael Robotham Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/07/2020

Who is Evie, the girl with no past, running from? A heart-stopping psychological thriller from the number one bestselling author of Good Girl, Bad Girl, Michael Robotham __________ She has secrets. Evie Cormac's whole life is a lie. She has spent years hiding her true identity, making sure nobody ever discovers what happened to her and who she really is. Because the people who find out always end up dead. He needs answers. But Cyrus Haven, a gifted forensic psychologist and Evie's closest friend, is determined to know the truth. When the body of a retired Detective is found in his car it's clear that someone wanted it to look like suicide. But as Cyrus digs deeper, he uncovers an insidious web of lies reaching further than he could have ever imagined, with Evie is at its heart. Powerful people have spent years hunting her, the only living witness to their crimes. Who is Evie running from, and is Cyrus inadvertently leading her straight to them? __________ Praise for Michael Robotham: 'He writes in a voice with a haunting sense of soul' Peter James 'Robotham is the real deal' David Baldacci 'One of crime's greatest practitioners . . . a ripper, suspenseful read' The Australian 'Robotham doesn't just make me scared for his characters, he makes my heart ache for them' Linwood Barclay 'Michael Robotham has done it again - another accomplished crime novel unlike anything he has ever written before' Sydney Morning Herald 'Excellent' Literary Review

When She Was Good

When She Was Good

Author: Michael Robotham Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/07/2020

Who is Evie, the girl with no past, running from? A heart-stopping psychological thriller from the number one bestselling author of Good Girl, Bad Girl, Michael Robotham __________ She has secrets. Evie Cormac's whole life is a lie. She has spent years hiding her true identity, making sure nobody ever discovers what happened to her and who she really is. Because the people who find out always end up dead. He needs answers. But Cyrus Haven, a gifted forensic psychologist and Evie's closest friend, is determined to know the truth. When the body of a retired Detective is found in his car it's clear that someone wanted it to look like suicide. But as Cyrus digs deeper, he uncovers an insidious web of lies reaching further than he could have ever imagined, with Evie is at its heart. Powerful people have spent years hunting her, the only living witness to their crimes. Who is Evie running from, and is Cyrus inadvertently leading her straight to them? __________ Praise for Michael Robotham: 'He writes in a voice with a haunting sense of soul' Peter James 'Robotham is the real deal' David Baldacci 'One of crime's greatest practitioners . . . a ripper, suspenseful read' The Australian 'Robotham doesn't just make me scared for his characters, he makes my heart ache for them' Linwood Barclay 'Michael Robotham has done it again - another accomplished crime novel unlike anything he has ever written before' Sydney Morning Herald 'Excellent' Literary Review

Bodies in the Library Short Stories

Bodies in the Library Short Stories

Author: Flame Tree Studios Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/07/2020

Following the great success of our Gothic Fantasy deluxe edition short story compilations, including Cosy Crime, Murder Mayhem and Lost Worlds, this latest in the series is packed with amateur detectives solving mysterious murders, suspicious butlers and terrifying encounters set in locked rooms, deluxe mansions, haunted castles and eerily silent libraries. This collection contains a fabulous mix of classic and brand new writing, with contemporary authors from the US, Canada, and the UK.

Coached to Death

Coached to Death

Author: Victoria Laurie Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/07/2020

From Beer to Eternity

From Beer to Eternity

Author: Sherry Harris Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/07/2020

Cherry Cheesecake Murder

Cherry Cheesecake Murder

Author: J. Fluke Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/07/2020

Death of a Wicked Witch

Death of a Wicked Witch

Author: Lee Hollis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/07/2020

Lady's Guide to Mischief and Murder

Lady's Guide to Mischief and Murder

Author: Dianne Freeman Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/07/2020

Murder at Crossways

Murder at Crossways

Author: Alyssa Maxwell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/07/2020

Footsteps in the Dark Short Stories

Footsteps in the Dark Short Stories

Author: Flame Tree Studios Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/07/2020

Dedicated to that ominous strain of horror that sends a shiver down your spine, this selection of masterful tales gathers the weird and wonderful from a rich tradition of genre writing. The sound of a sinister tread in an apparently abandoned house; mysterious crimes committed in the dead of night; a glimpse of a monstrous apparition through the murky gloom: all find their home here. This latest anthology in the popular series of Gothic Fantasy collections features the works of contemporary authors alongside classic tales by E.T.A. Hoffmann, Edith Wharton, M.R. James and more.

Night Shift

Night Shift

Author: Annelise Ryan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/07/2020

Vintage Crime from the Crime Writers' Association

Vintage Crime from the Crime Writers' Association

Author: Martin Edwards Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/07/2020

Vintage Crimes will be a CWA anthology with a difference, celebrating members' work over the years. The book will gather stories from the mid-1950s until the twenty-first century by great names of the past, great names of the present together with a few hidden treasures by less familiar writers. The first CWA anthology, Butcher's Dozen, appeared in 1956, and was co-edited by Julian Symons, Michael Gilbert, and Josephine Bell. The anthology has been edited by Martin Edwards since 1996, and has yielded many award-winning and nominated stories in the UK and overseas. This new edition includes an array of incredible and award-winning authors: Robert Barnard, Simon Brett, Liza Cody, Mat Coward, John Dickson Carr, Marjorie Eccles, Martin Edwards, Kate Ellis, Anthea Fraser, Celia Fremlin, Frances Fyfield, Michael Gilbert, Paula Gosling, Lesley Grant-Adamson, HRF Keating, Bill Knox, Peter Lovesey, Mick Herron, Michael Z. Lewin, Susan Moody, Julian Symons and Andrew Taylor.