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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!

Twisted Twenty-Six

Twisted Twenty-Six

Author: Janet Evanovich Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/11/2019

The twisty and gripping new adventure in the unputdownable Stephanie Plum series from the No. 1 New York Times bestselling author of LOOK ALIVE TWENTY-FIVE and ONE FOR THE MONEY. Stephanie Plum's career has taken more wrong turns than a student driver on the Jersey Turnpike. In order to save someone dear to her, she'll have to straighten things out in Twisted 26, the new novel from No 1 New York Times bestselling author Janet Evanovich. Grandma Mazur is a widow . . . again. This time her marriage lasted a whole 45 minutes. The unlucky groom was one Jimmy Rosolli, local gangster, lothario (senior division) and heart attack waiting to happen . . . well, the waiting's over. It's a sad day, but if she can't have Jimmy at least Grandma can have all the attention she wants as the dutiful widow. But some kinds of attention are not welcome, particularly when Jimmy's former 'business partners' are convinced that his widow is keeping the keys to their financial success for herself. As someone who has spent an entire career finding bad guys, a set of missing keys should be no challenge for Stephanie Plum. Problem is, the facts are as twisted as a pretzel with mustard. Raves for Evanovich's novels: 'Romantic and gripping' Good Housekeeping 'Pithy, witty and fast-paced' The Sunday Times 'A laugh-out-loud page-turner' Heat

Twisted Twenty-Six

Twisted Twenty-Six

Author: Janet Evanovich Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/11/2019

Stephanie Plum's career has taken more wrong turns than a student driver on the Jersey Turnpike. In order to save someone dear to her, she'll have to straighten things out in Twisted 26, the new novel from No 1 New York Times bestselling author Janet Evanovich. Grandma Mazur is a widow . . . again. This time her marriage lasted a whole 45 minutes. The unlucky groom was one Jimmy Rosolli, local gangster, lothario (senior division) and heart attack waiting to happen . . . well, the waiting's over. It's a sad day, but if she can't have Jimmy at least Grandma can have all the attention she wants as the dutiful widow. But some kinds of attention are not welcome, particularly when Jimmy's former 'business partners' are convinced that his widow is keeping the keys to their financial success for herself. As someone who has spent an entire career finding bad guys, a set of missing keys should be no challenge for Stephanie Plum. Problem is, the facts are as twisted as a pretzel with mustard. Raves for Evanovich's novels: 'Romantic and gripping' Good Housekeeping 'Pithy, witty and fast-paced' The Sunday Times 'A laugh-out-loud page-turner' Heat

Killing Quarry

Killing Quarry

Author: Max Allan Collins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/11/2019

The hitman hero of the acclaimed series Quarry on Cinemax returns with an all-new assignment. By Quarry's creator, the award-wining author of Road to Perdition! Quarry, star of 13 previous novels, a comic book and the acclaimed Cinemax TV series, returns in an all-new assignment that takes the hitman's hitman into uncharted territory, when he finds out that for the first time someone has taken out a hit on him...

Deadly Camargue A Provence Mystery

Deadly Camargue A Provence Mystery

Author: Cay Rademacher Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/11/2019

Beyond a Reasonable Stout

Beyond a Reasonable Stout

Author: Ellie Alexander Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/11/2019

A Death at the Hotel Mondrian

A Death at the Hotel Mondrian

Author: Anja de Jager Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/11/2019

'A novel brilliantly evoking the isolation of a woman with an unbearable weight on her conscience' SUNDAY TIMES 'Succeeds as a portrait of both a city and, in its heroine, a delightfully dysfunctional personality' SUNDAY EXPRESS __________ When Lotte Meerman is faced with the choice of interviewing the latest victim in a string of assaults or talk to a man who claims he really isn't dead, she picks the interview. After all, the man cannot possibly be who he claims he is: Andre Nieuwkamp was murdered as a teenager over thirty years ago, and it had been a police success story nationwide when the skeletal remains found in the dunes outside Amsterdam had been identified, and the murderer subsequently arrested. Yet concerned about this encounter, Lotte goes to the Hotel Mondrian the next day to talk to the man, but what she finds is his corpse. And his passport shows that he wasn't Andre Nieuwkamp as he said, but Theo Brand, a British citizen. Subsequent DNA tests reveal that the man was Andre Nieuwkamp so now Lotte has a double mystery on her hands and needs to figure out not only why Andre waited so long to tell anyone he was still alive, but also who was the teenager murdered in the dunes all those decades ago. ___________ Praise for Anja de Jager 'An impressive debut . . . De Jager is as good on dodgy family relations as she is on police procedure' The Times 'Detective Lotte Meerman is damaged by her past and tortured by the dreadful mistake she's made at work . . . Amsterdam in the vicious grip of a bitter winter is the other star here, beautiful and deadly' Cath Staincliffe 'A tightly written, cleverly plotted whodunit that keeps the reader guessing almost to the last page' Irish Examiner' 'de Jager manages to circumvent the overfamiliar. The evocation of a bitterly cold Amsterdam is worthy of Nicholas Freeling's Van der Valk books' The Independent

Mr Campion's Farewell

Mr Campion's Farewell

Author: Mike Ripley Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/11/2019

A Margery Allingham Campion mystery Strange things happen in the picture-postcard English village of Lindsay Carfax. When a young man falls into a quarry, it takes nine days to find the body. When rowdy hippies descend on the village, they're given nine days to leave. When an outspoken schoolmaster is kidnapped for nine days, he stays eerily quiet after his release. Now Albert Campion has come to town - and he means to investigate all this strangeness. But whoever is behind the unusual goings-on quickly makes it very clear that his nosing around is not welcome. Undeterred by threats, Campion is determined to expose the criminal masterminds hiding in this sleepy village.

Blotto, Twinks and the Intimate Revue

Blotto, Twinks and the Intimate Revue

Author: Simon Brett Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/11/2019

A quick trip to the capital goes horribly wrong when Blotto and Twinks get accidentally involved in London's criminal underworld . . . It starts innocently enough at the intimate review 'absolutely everyone is talking about', Light and Frothy, where its glamorous star, Frou Frou Gavotte, has rather taken the fancy of Blotto's school friend Giles 'Whiffler' Trumpington. But while Blotto and Whiffler wait for the star outside the theatre to take her to dinner, Whiffler is seized and manhandled into the back of a cab which then drives off into the night . . . Leaving Blotto with the problem of how to rescue his kidnapped schoolmate. Naturally, he enlists Twinks's help and the two of them encounter actors, singers, impresarios, revue writers, cockney showgirls and Scotland Yard's finest - and white slave traders, who succeed in abducting Twinks - leaving it up to Blotto and his trusty chauffeur, Corky Froggett, to rescue her before she's shipped off to foreign parts forever . . . Praise for Simon Brett 'A new Simon Brett is an event for mystery fans' P. D. James 'Murder most enjoyable' Colin Dexter 'One of British crime's most assured craftsmen . . . Crime writing just like in the good old days, and perfect entertainment' Guardian 'Few crime writers are so enchantingly gifted' Sunday Times 'Simon Brett writes stunning detective stories. I would recommend them to anyone' Jilly Cooper

Kitty Peck and the Parliament of Shadows

Kitty Peck and the Parliament of Shadows

Author: Kate Griffin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/11/2019

Even though Paradise was riddled with rot, I reckoned I could make it a cleaner place for the poor types who came with the dirty trades. I could make them all love me, I thought. I was wrong about that. I've been wrong about so much. When she took over her grandmother's criminal empire, Paradise, Kitty Peck believed she would be able to run it her own way. She didn't fully grasp the reach of her inheritance, nor how much danger it would put her in: her grandmother has left her violently entwined with the Barons of London. With a penchant for gruesome ritual, and already having robbed Kitty of so much that she held dear, these fiends will stop at nothing to gain power. What Kitty needs to do now is to break the Barons' hold on her. She is determined to do away with the dark underbelly of Paradise and build her music halls into the jewels of the East End. But as she begins her final assault on the Barons, a new threat appears in the form of an eerily charismatic preacher on a crusade against 'wickedness and vice'. Can Kitty save Paradise from destruction, without losing any more of the people she loves?

Cutting Edge New Stories of Mystery and Crime by Women Writers

Cutting Edge New Stories of Mystery and Crime by Women Writers

Author: Joyce Carol Oates Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/11/2019

The Shivering Turn

The Shivering Turn

Author: Sally Spencer Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/11/2019

Oxford, 1974. When seventeen-year-old Linda Corbet goes missing, the police dismiss her as an obvious runaway. Only Jennie Redhead, recently driven out of Oxford's police force, is prepared to dig deeper. She suspects that something truly dark and depraved drove Linda from her beloved home and doting parents. Jennie's investigation leads her to a secret Oxford society and to a clandestine world of violence, excess and desire, hidden behind the city's dreaming spires.