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Books of the Month

The Moment She Left by Susan Lewis
The Moment She Left
Susan Lewis
February 2017 Book of the Month. Another completely captivating, and tension filled dramatic tale from Susan Lewis. I look forward to each new book and have to say, I think this just might be my favourite...
Format: Paperback - Released: 26/01/2017
The Breakdown by B. A. Paris
The Breakdown
B. A. Paris
February 2017 Book of the Month. Right from the start Paris throws you into an intense atmosphere of confusion, suspense and fear. Taking a shortcut home on a stormy, summer night proves to have life-changing consequences...
Format: Paperback - Released: 09/02/2017
The Nowhere Man by Gregg Hurwitz
The Nowhere Man
Gregg Hurwitz
February 2017 Book of the Month. Oh yes! Another adrenaline shot filled book of pure and wonderful escapism. I have to admit to being slightly worried, could the second ‘Evan Smoak thriller’ live up to my...
Format: Hardback - Released: 26/01/2017
Corpus by Rory Clements
Corpus
Rory Clements
February 2017 Book of the Month. 1936 and the huge canvas of Europe in chaos is superbly portrayed by this renowned author of historical fiction. Previously writing about the spy world of the Tudor period we...
Format: Hardback - Released: 26/01/2017
Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough
Behind Her Eyes
Sarah Pinborough
February 2017 Book of the Month. Oh my word, this book is devious, twisted, and an absolute knockout! The story, revolving around love, passion, suspicion, and deceit, kept me teetering on a razor sharp wire of...
Format: Hardback - Released: 26/01/2017

Other Featured Books this Month

Dare to Remember by Susanna Beard
Dare to Remember
Susanna Beard
February 2017 Debut of the Month. A clever, subtle yet powerful tale, one that quietly worms its way into your innermost thoughts. Lisa has post-traumatic stress disorder after a horrific assault, her best friend died on...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/02/2017
Eyes Like Mine by Sheena Kamal
Eyes Like Mine
Sheena Kamal
February 2017 Debut of the Month. A wonderfully intense and dramatic thriller, one that highlights the background, exposes the concealed, yet is action-packed and constantly moving. Nora Watts gave up her child, 15 years later that...
Format: Hardback - Released: 09/02/2017
Kill the Father by Sandrone Dazieri
Kill the Father
Sandrone Dazieri
February 2017 Debut of the Month. A huge, almost sprawling thriller awaits, yet one that is ferocious, intense, and so, so readable. Set in Italy, Dante Torre and Captain Columba Caselli, both tortured souls, are enticed...
Format: Hardback - Released: 09/02/2017
All the Missing Girls by Megan Miranda
All the Missing Girls
Megan Miranda
February 2017 Debut of the Month. A clever, suspense-filled story told in reverse, from day 15 through to day 1, and boy does the premise work! Nicolette returns home after a letter from her dementia-ravaged father...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/02/2017
Good Me, Bad Me by Ali Land
Good Me, Bad Me
Ali Land
February 2017 Debut of the Month. Ooh, this truly is a fabulously captivating and unpredictable tale, and it kept me clinging to the very edge of my seat. Annie’s mother is a serial killer, Annie informs...
Format: Hardback - Released: 12/01/2017
Kill the Next One by Federico Axat
Kill the Next One
Federico Axat
February 2017 Debut of the Month. Written by a leading Argentinian crime author but set in the USA, around Boston, this psychological thriller is like a serpent eating its tail, weaving a web of questions, thrills,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 26/01/2017
Ragdoll by Daniel Cole
Ragdoll
Daniel Cole
A simply sensational and thrilling debut! Met police detectives William Oliver Layton-Fawkes and Emily Baxter find themselves smack bang in the middle of the hunt for a serial killer. A hammer hard prologue slapped my awareness, and from that moment...
Format: Hardback - Released: 23/02/2017
Cursed by Thomas Enger
Cursed
Thomas Enger
This fourth fiercely gripping novel featuring crime reporter Henning Juul sees Henning’s ex-wife Nora (also a journalist) investigating the disappearance of her college friend, Hedda. Following the death of her wealthy father, Hedda announced to her husband that she was...
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/02/2017
Her Perfect Life by Sam Hepburn
Her Perfect Life
Sam Hepburn
Stuffed full of intrigue, suspicion, and mistrust, this is a dramatic psychological thriller. Gracie, balancing her career and home with a finely judged hand, meets Juliet, who faces chaos on a daily basis; harassment threatens the fledgling friendship and worms...
Format: Paperback - Released: 23/02/2017
The Cruelty by Scott Bergstrom
The Cruelty
Scott Bergstrom
In a Nutshell: Trans-European espionage thriller | Cinematic page-turner following a teenager’s ruthlessly fearless journey into a criminal underworld to find her diplomat dad. Seventeen-year-old Gwendolyn Bloom has spent much of her life on the move due to her dad’s...
Format: Paperback - Released: 09/02/2017
The Fatal Tree by Jake Arnott
The Fatal Tree
Jake Arnott
Powerful and expressive, this is an extraordinary tale, based in reality, set in the London underworld of the 1720’s. Edgeworth Bess is in Newgate, as she tells her story via a third party, more than one person’s life is revealed...
Format: Hardback - Released: 23/02/2017
The Ashes of London by Andrew Taylor
The Ashes of London
Andrew Taylor
An enthralling and wonderful historical thriller, where the story absolutely thrives in the midst of one of the most famous times in British history. The first chapter not only blasts you immediately into the roaring flames of the Great Fire...
Format: Paperback - Released: 26/01/2017
The Accidental Agent by Andrew Rosenheim
The Accidental Agent
Andrew Rosenheim
The third novel to feature FBI agent Jimmy Nessheim, of German origin who has been manipulated to infiltrate Nazi spy rings in the USA during WW2. Having now resigned and opted for a new career studying law, he is reluctantly...
Format: Paperback - Released: 23/02/2017
Stasi Wolf by David Young
Stasi Wolf
David Young
Karin Muller is a first lieutenant with the state police. The first woman to have achieved such an elevated position. She starred in David Young’s first novel, Stasi Child. Stasi is the East German secret police, the Ministry of...
Format: Paperback - Released: 09/02/2017
Spook Street by Mick Herron
Spook Street
Mick Herron
Whoo hoo! The Slough House misfits return, with the fourth of the series, and the horrendously brilliant Jackson Lamb at the warped helm. Former spook David Cartwright may be retired, his grandson and Slough House resident River may be worried...
Format: Hardback - Released: 09/02/2017
The Black Sheep by Sophie McKenzie
The Black Sheep
Sophie McKenzie
A tensely dramatic tale, highlighting secrets, lies, and trust. A year after her husband was murdered in an unprovoked attack, Fran is told her family may actually know something about his death. We are introduced to Fran’s family members in...
Format: Paperback - Released: 09/02/2017
Rattle by Fiona Cummins
Rattle
Fiona Cummins
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. Set in South London, Fiona Cummins' debut is insidious and icy in its depiction of a psychopath whose modus operandi could have Hannibal Lecter flinching and proves a worthy addition to...
Format: Hardback - Released: 26/01/2017
The River at Night by Erica Ferencik
The River at Night
Erica Ferencik
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. Four middle-aged women and long-time friends with a checkered history embark for their yearly reunion meeting on a whitewater rafting expedition down the Allagash river in Maine where, inevitably, their heavy-laden...
Format: Hardback - Released: 12/01/2017
You Said Forever by Susan Lewis
You Said Forever
Susan Lewis
A gripping, emotional and tension-filled family drama. Charlotte and Anthony live and work on an artisan vineyard in New Zealand with their three children. They may be in paradise, yet the actions of eight year old Chloe begin to seriously...
Format: Hardback - Released: 09/02/2017
Her Every Fear by Peter Swanson
Her Every Fear
Peter Swanson
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. Swanson's follow up to the gripping and dark The Kind Worth Killing is equally suspenseful although its characters are less obviously twisted at first sight and sports a Rear Window...
Format: Hardback - Released: 12/01/2017
The Face on the Cutting-Room Floor Picador Classic by Cameron McCabe
The Face on the Cutting-Room Floor Picador Classic
Cameron McCabe
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. First published in 1937 by an author whose identity long remained mysterious (and chose as his name that of his main character), this is both a particularly ingenious puzzle of a...
Format: Paperback - Released: 08/09/2016
The Searcher by Chris Morgan Jones
The Searcher
Chris Morgan Jones
The author's third impressive thriller sees Ben Webster, his hitherto leading man, temporarily relegated to the shadows, as he disappears in Georgia while investigating the death of local journalist and the onus falls on his boss, the height-challenged older Isaac...
Format: Paperback - Released: 26/01/2017
Deep Blue by Alan Judd
Deep Blue
Alan Judd
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. A Charles Thoroughgood spy thriller, authoritative, action-packed and, as ever, all-too topical. The second volume in the series, Legacy, is soon to be on TV and will surely bring much needed...
Format: Paperback - Released: 12/01/2017
The Trophy Child by Paula Daly
The Trophy Child
Paula Daly
“How far would a mother go to achieve perfection?” the publisher’s shout line asks. Well how far indeed? Personally I find the line deceptive but I’m not telling you why. Suffice to say that this is an involved family drama...
Format: Hardback - Released: 26/01/2017
The Bone Field by Simon Kernick
The Bone Field
Simon Kernick
A series? By Simon Kernick? Yes please! Two faces, who were unknown to each other in previous books, join forces in this powerful, fast moving and intoxicating tale. Trouble starts to hunt Ray Mason down after he promises a grieving...
Format: Hardback - Released: 12/01/2017
Apple Tree Yard by Louise Doughty
Apple Tree Yard
Louise Doughty
A gripping psychological thriller. Yvonne Carmichael is a woman who prides herself on her ability to control her life and achieve what she wants. The tale builds alarmingly, beginning with an impulsive affair which sets in train a series of...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/01/2017
The Bird Tribunal by Agnes Ravatn
The Bird Tribunal
Agnes Ravatn
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. Some books are claustrophobic as they isolate their characters in a constricted setting, but Norwegian crime author Ravatn achieves the curious exploit of making a novel mostly set in the vast...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/09/2016
The Hatching by Ezekiel Boone
The Hatching
Ezekiel Boone
An old-fashioned and high concept novel, the first in a new series, this is destined for the bestseller lists and the screen in sheer overdrive. Like a throwback to 1950s atomic menace horror movies, this is both lurid and captivating...
Format: Paperback - Released: 09/02/2017
The Last of Us by Rob Ewing
The Last of Us
Rob Ewing
A remote Scottish island has been devastated by a plague-like virus which has killed everyone except for a group of children. We know not why. It seems the children have been on their own for at least a couple of...
Format: Paperback - Released: 26/01/2017
Honky Tonk Samurai by Joe R. Lansdale
Honky Tonk Samurai
Joe R. Lansdale
Lansdale's Hap and Leonard are a classic pairing: Hap, an ebullient white trash rebel and former leftie, and Leonard a tough as nails and pugnacious, black and gay Vietnam veteran. I, for one, am very much looking forward to seeing...
Format: Paperback - Released: 09/02/2017
Gold Fame Citrus by Claire Vaye Watkins
Gold Fame Citrus
Claire Vaye Watkins
Gold mines, the fame of Hollywood, the orange groves, three great symbols of California, three reasons to go there. Now none of them remains. There is no more water and without it nothing can live, but people are stubborn and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 26/01/2017
The Fire Child by S. K. Tremayne
The Fire Child
S. K. Tremayne
A sublimely creepy slow-burning thriller, a tale where the countdown to Christmas is a chilling one. Rachel tells her own story, she has just married widower David and moved into his huge family home, Carnhallow House, on the site of...
Format: Paperback - Released: 09/02/2017
Dear Amy by Helen Callaghan
Dear Amy
Helen Callaghan
One of our Books of the Year 2016. Margot Lewis is a classics teacher in a Cambridge school. She's also the agony aunt for the local newspaper, dealing with problems from the loneliness of a recent widower to a teenager...
Format: Paperback - Released: 26/01/2017
Beyond All Doubt by Paige Turner
Beyond All Doubt
Paige Turner
Beyond All Doubt by Elizabeth Turner opens with a murder - but will the murderer be caught? An absorbing and realistic crime ‘will they catch' whodunit with a juicy twisty plot and well-drawn characters with lots of issues adding colour...
Format: Paperback - Released: 24/11/2016
Blood Ties by Jenny Francis
Blood Ties
Jenny Francis
Following on from Silent Passage, Blood Ties is the second in a series of easy to read whodunits featuring the cases of rule-breaker DI Charlie Moon, set in Birmingham at the time of the millennium. The body of a...
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/11/2016
The Milan Briefcase by Graham Fulbright
The Milan Briefcase
Graham Fulbright
The lives of five foreign nationals working in Luritania (in the north-western corner of Europe) who meet once a month at Lenfindi Airport passenger terminal to discuss ‘matters of levity and enterprises of great pith and moment’ are derailed by...
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/01/2017
The Steel Kiss by Jeffery Deaver
The Steel Kiss
Jeffery Deaver
Number one bestselling author and master of suspense Jeffery Deaver returns with the twelfth Lincoln Rhyme thriller.
Format: Paperback - Released: 26/01/2017
You Too Can Have A Body Like Mine by Alexandra Kleeman
You Too Can Have A Body Like Mine
Alexandra Kleeman
A lives with B. B seems to be becoming more and more like A. If A's boyfriend, C, likes A because A is A, but now B is the same as A, where does that leave A? And what has...
Format: Paperback - Released: 26/01/2017
The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware
The Woman in Cabin 10
Ruth Ware
This was meant to be the perfect trip. The Northern Lights. A luxury press launch on a boutique cruise ship. A chance for travel journalist Lo Blacklock to recover from a traumatic break-in that has left her on the verge...
Format: Paperback - Released: 26/01/2017
The Girl Before by J. P. Delaney
The Girl Before
J. P. Delaney
Enter the world of One Folgate Street and discover perfection ... but can you pay the price? For all fans of The Girl on the Train and Gone Girl comes this spellbinding Hitchcockian thriller which takes psychological suspense...
Format: Hardback - Released: 26/01/2017
Different Class by Joanne Harris
Different Class
Joanne Harris
After thirty years at St Oswald's Grammar in North Yorkshire, Latin master Roy Straitley has seen all kinds of boys come and go - the clowns, the rebels, the underdogs, and those he calls his Brodie boys. But every so...
Format: Paperback - Released: 09/02/2017
A Dying Breed by Peter Hanington
A Dying Breed
Peter Hanington
Set in a shadowy world of dubious morality and political treachery, A Dying Breed is a gripping novel about journalism in a time of war, about the struggle to tell the stories that need to be told - even if...
Format: Paperback - Released: 26/01/2017
Watch Her Disappear by Eva Dolan
Watch Her Disappear
Eva Dolan
Police records reveal there have been violent attacks on trans women in the local area. Was Corinne a victim of mistaken identity? Or has the person who has been targeting trans women stepped up their campaign of violence? With tensions...
Format: Hardback - Released: 26/01/2017

Last Month's Featured Books

The Last Good Kiss by James Crumley

The Last Good Kiss
James Crumley
Crumley, the much-revered US author who died in 2006 brought a new vigour to the crime novel and reinterpreted the tropes of Raymond Chandler and Ross McDonald with his...

Box Nine by Jack O'Connell

Box Nine
Jack O'Connell
Quinsigamond, an imaginary industrial city in New England, has been the setting for the handful of deeply fascinating novels by US author O'Connell, a sadly far from prolific writer who...

The Last One by Alexandra Oliva

Reader Reviewed The Last One
Alexandra Oliva
One of our Books of the Year 2016. The Post-Apocalyptic setting is so popular today that it is becoming annoying, so it is great to get a book like this...

The City of Mirrors by Justin Cronin

The City of Mirrors
Justin Cronin
The epic doomsday scenario trilogy comes to a triumphant conclusion after ten years or so with this final and much-expected volume, following the visceral impact of The Passage and...

Real Tigers by Mick Herron

Real Tigers
Mick Herron
Shortlisted for the CWA Goldsboro Gold Dagger and Ian Fleming Steel Dagger 2016. The latest instalment in the eventful days and sleepless nights of the denizens of Slough House is...

The Last Days of Night by Graham Moore

The Last Days of Night
Graham Moore
New York, 1888, a gilded age when science has become the new deity and the scene for an outstanding gem of an historical thriller by the author of THE...

The Wrong Side of Goodbye by Michael Connelly

The Wrong Side of Goodbye
Michael Connelly
Harry Bosch is no longer working for the LA Police Dept but part-timing pro-bono for the San Fernando force and working as a private investigator. A reclusive billionaire asks him...

Crisis by Frank Gardner

Crisis
Frank Gardner
January 2017 Debut of the Month. This is a fabulous, heavyweight whammy of a debut novel. The BBC’s security correspondent Frank Gardner has entered the world...

Essex Poison by Ian Sansom

Essex Poison
Ian Sansom
Swanton Morley is an honorary guest at the Colchester Oyster Festival. But when the mayor dies suddenly at the civic reception suspicion falls on his fellow councillors. Is it a...

Woman of God by James Patterson

Woman of God
James Patterson
Brigid Fitzgerald would be the first female Pope in history but she has made a legion of powerful enemies and is a target for all those who fear that the...

Everything You Told Me by Lucy Dawson

Everything You Told Me
Lucy Dawson
This is interesting. Of course the mystery is not revealed until the last few pages and although some of it I guessed, I certainly didn’t guess it all … very...

Girls on Fire by Robin Wasserman

Girls on Fire
Robin Wasserman
A shocking, gripping thriller, Girls on Fire stands alongside The Virgin Suicides in its brilliant portrayal of female adolescence, but with a power and assurance all its own.

The Watcher by Ross Armstrong

Reader Reviewed The Watcher
Ross Armstrong
January 2017 Debut of the Month. A clever first novel with a sinister setting in London where blocks of flats are being demolished. The juxtaposition of...

Dodgers by Bill Beverly

Reader Reviewed Dodgers
Bill Beverly
January 2017 Book of the Month. One of our Books of the Year 2016. Winner of the John Creasey (New Blood) and Goldsboro Gold Dagger Awards...

Lying in Wait by Liz Nugent

Lying in Wait
Liz Nugent
Lydia Fitzsimons lives in the perfect house with her adoring husband and beloved son. There is just one thing Lydia yearns for to make her perfect life complete, though the...

Highbridge by Phil Redmond

Reader Reviewed Highbridge
Phil Redmond
An intriguing start to a new series by the writer and creator of Grange Hill, Brookside and Hollyoaks. When I knew Phil Redmond was the author I did a little...

Deep Down Dead by Steph Broadribb

Deep Down Dead
Steph Broadribb
January 2017 Debut of the Month. An edgy, raw and captivating debut novel. Bounty hunter Lori Anderson has had to learn some hard lessons in her...

Rupture by Ragnar Jonasson

Rupture
Ragnar Jonasson
An artful and intriguing story set in a remote Icelandic landscape. As a highly contagious fever forces his village into quarantine, Ari Thor begins to investigate an ice cold case....

Baby Doll by Hollie Overton

Reader Reviewed Baby Doll
Hollie Overton
With an unusual focus, ‘Baby Doll’ is a menacing, yet beautifully compassionate read. Lily escapes captivity after eight years, she has suffered the unthinkable trauma of being mentally and physically...

Fever City A Thriller by Tim Baker

Fever City A Thriller
Tim Baker
Shortlisted for the John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger Award 2016. Another mighty impressive debut by a British author despite its sprawling American background and themes. Baker has the audacity to...

Missing Pieces by Heather Gudenkauf

Reader Reviewed Missing Pieces
Heather Gudenkauf
An intriguing, easy reading family drama with secrets buried deeply at its heart. After 25 years of marriage, Sarah finds herself travelling to Iowa with her husband Jack after his...

The Dying Detective by Leif G. W. Persson

The Dying Detective
Leif G. W. Persson
The inimitable style, distinct voice and dark humour of Leif GW Persson, along with the fascinating exploration of a long-cold murder case, serves to make The Dying Detective a true...

Cradle and All by James Patterson

Cradle and All
James Patterson
January 2017 NewGen Book of the Month. A book to make you flinch! Virulent diseases and natural disasters are sweeping the world, the church and a...

I'm Travelling Alone by Samuel Bjork

I'm Travelling Alone
Samuel Bjork
Already a bestseller in over 30 countries, this stunning Norwegian debut finally appears in English. Such was its impact elsewhere that it will now be the subject of a forthcoming...

Gibbous House by Ewan Lawrie

Gibbous House
Ewan Lawrie
Gibbous House is a dark, Victorian thriller told with modern wit and brimming with historical detail. Rich with atmosphere and intense psychological drama, it brings modern irony to the rich...

Jericho's War by Gerald Seymour

Jericho's War
Gerald Seymour
In a moment of nerve shredding suspense that will affect many thousands of lives, a handful of men and women will converge on a barren stretch of Yemeni desert. Each...

Out of Bounds by Val McDermid

Out of Bounds
Val McDermid
Number one bestseller Val McDermid is back with her most gripping, chilling and suspenseful novel yet.

The Month Before's Featured Books

The Wonder by Emma Donoghue

The Wonder
Emma Donoghue
Set in the Irish Midlands in the 1850s, The Wonder - inspired by numerous European and North American cases of 'fasting girls' between the sixteenth century and the twentieth -...

The Mine by Antti Tuomainen

The Mine
Antti Tuomainen
A startling, intense and clever tale of destructive, chilling corruption. 30 year old journalist Janne tells his own story after he is offered information about an environmental catastrophe, another similarly...

Betrayal by Martina Cole

Betrayal
Martina Cole
One of our Books of the Year 2016. Martina Cole’s twenty-third East End thriller is as raw and involved as one has come to expect. With huge family betrayals and...

Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult

Small Great Things
Jodi Picoult
One of our Books of the Year 2016. December 2016 Book of the Month. Just incredible… this punchy, beautiful, readable story vibrates with a powerful energy....

Deep Water by Christine Poulson

Deep Water
Christine Poulson
A quietly dramatic novel, ‘Deep Water’ thrusts questions forward, and I found myself asking ‘what would I do?’ as I read. Several interlinked stories weave their through and around a...

Chaos by Patricia Cornwell

Chaos
Patricia Cornwell
In this latest in the bestselling series featuring medical examiner Dr. Kay Scarpetta, Cornwell shows us once again why she is the world's number one bestselling crime writer, mistress of...

The Secret by Katerina Diamond

The Secret
Katerina Diamond
Intense, shocking, thrilling… this is a fast-paced read, so as curveballs and whammies ricochet towards you, make sure you're on your toes and ready to keep up. DS Imogen Grey...

Nocturnal Animals Official Film Tie-in Originally Published as Tony and Susan by Austin Wright

Nocturnal Animals Official Film Tie-in Originally Published as Tony and Susan
Austin Wright
A novel within a novel…a masterpiece of brilliance that will dazzle you. Tony and Susan is an eerie, riveting novel of reading...

Hidden Killers by Lynda La Plante

Hidden Killers
Lynda La Plante
One of our Books of the Year 2016. Prime Suspect lovers are in for a treat for this once again gives us a large slice in the development of Jane...

Dead Lions by Mick Herron

Dead Lions
Mick Herron
Sharp, biting and hugely enjoyable. The series focuses on Slough House where MI5 agents who are out of favour, who’ve screwed up one too many times, are assigned for light...

Narrowing the Field by A. P. McCoy

Narrowing the Field
A. P. McCoy
Murder, rivalry and revenge - the thrilling new novel from record-breaking champion jockey A.P. McCoy that will have racing enthusiasts devouring it in a sitting. Everything seems to be going...

Moskva by Jack Grimwood

Moskva
Jack Grimwood
Another new writer who is already well-known to us, this time acclaimed SF author Jon Courtenay Grimwood reinventing himself as a thriller storyteller in definite overdrive. Set in 1980s Moscow,...

Dear Charlie by N. D. Gomes

Dear Charlie
N. D. Gomes
December 2016 NewGen Debut of the Month. In a Nutshell: Shocking school shooting | Heartache behind headlines A thoroughly thought-provoking tale of a family’s struggle with...

Rather be the Devil by Ian Rankin

Rather be the Devil
Ian Rankin
Has old-time crime boss Big Ger Cafferty really given up the ghost, or is he biding his time until Edinburgh is once more ripe for the picking? In a tale...

The Cartel by Don Winslow

The Cartel
Don Winslow
Winner of the CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger 2016. Winslow's The Power of the Dog which I once reviewed for The Guardian was a truly epic tale of the...

What Remains of Me by A. L. Gaylin

Reader Reviewed What Remains of Me
A. L. Gaylin
December 2016 Book of the Month. A clever, thrilling tale full of impact and drama set in the heart of Hollywood. In 1980 17 year old...

The Blood Card Stephens and Mephisto Mystery 3 by Elly Griffiths

The Blood Card Stephens and Mephisto Mystery 3
Elly Griffiths
1950’s London, Brighton and the USA sparkle to evocative life in this arresting crime mystery. This is the third in the ‘Stephens and Mephisto Mystery’ series, although my first and...

The Whistler by John Grisham

The Whistler
John Grisham
The most corrupt judge in US history. A young investigator with a secret informant. Worldwide bestseller John Grisham will keep you on the edge of your seat with his electrifying...

The Beautiful Dead by Belinda Bauer

The Beautiful Dead
Belinda Bauer
One of our Books of the Year 2016. December 2016 Book of the Month. Oh my, this is a clever, chilling, and penetrating read. 29 year...

Night School by Lee Child

Night School
Lee Child
In the morning, they gave Reacher a medal. And in the afternoon, they sent him back to school. It's just a voice plucked from the air: 'The American wants a...

What Alice Knew by TA Cotterell

Reader Reviewed What Alice Knew
TA Cotterell
December 2016 Debut of the Month and eBook of the Month. What Alice Knew is enough to devastate anyone. Admittedly I would not always have acted...

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