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All engrossing, pure escapist, nail-biting anxiety, mind bending terror and psychological twists. We’re not sure why it’s so appealing. Good though, isn’t it! You might also like to browse our Crime and Mystery category.
Book number two and a lot of history surrounds this compulsive tale, from Auschwitz to gangland America in the 50s and 60s but now our narrator is a woman, Annie, and my admiration for this author increases. We are treated to trauma, past and present, and lives that affect Annie deeply as the truth unfolds. It is breathtakingly good.
A blackly comic thriller where a London market trader finds herself plunged into the world of illegal immigration and teenage prostitution
Gritty sequel to Phoenix, also staring Karen Sharpe, the Yorkshire DC with a dark past. This time sheâ€™s on the trail of historic paedophile allegations which surface just as the 13 year old daughter of a judge is kidnapped
Italian crime writer, with a noir thriller featuring ex-con private detective Alligator. The Authorâ€™s own life story is incredibly dramatic: he went on the run after being charged with murder, was recaptured in Mexico, sent back to Italy, sentenced to prison and finally pardoned in 1993.
This fourth Rebus omnibus comprises books ten, eleven and twelve in the Rebus series: Dead Souls, Set in Darkness and The Falls.
State of Fear builds on the distinctive blend of fear, fantasy, and authentic cutting-edge science that Crichton is so famous for. But this is all we know as the book was published simultaneously around the world on the 6th of December and prior to that very little information was released. So read it now yourself and decide!
Featuring one of his stable of character â€˜Sam Turnerâ€™ â€“ we have to agree with â€˜The Timesâ€™â€™ who said Baker is â€œone Britainâ€™s most talented contemporary writersâ€
Toby Peter, the Hollywood gumshoe and sleuth to the stars, now has Cary Grant on his books! Together they follow a trail of clues in this great nostalgic yarn.
Ordell Robbie makes a fine living selling illegal high-powered weaponry to the wrong people. Jackie Burke couriers Ordell's profits from Freeport to Miami. But the feds are on to Jackie - and now the aging, but still hot, flight attendant will have to do prison time or play ball, which makes her a prime 'loose end' that Ordell needs to tie up...permanently. Jackie, however, has other plans. And with the help of Max Cherry - an honest but disgruntled bail bondsman looking to get out - she could even end up with a serious nest egg in the process.
Don’t be put off by ‘another John Grisham’ – We think it's one of his best for a long time.
Interestingly, this is a reworked version of a 1998 novel with some of the romance ‘removed’ – but don’t let that put you off. The novel is intriguing and compelling and follows Serena Sheridan's search for her grandfather, who has vanished into the vast and infamous swamps of Louisiana for no apparent reason.
Stephanie Patrick, alias Petra Reuter, is back and if you haven’t met her yet you are in for a treat, she is fab. This is classic espionage stuff with a difference and that difference is Stephanie, a female assassin. Through set-up, hostage taking, pursuit and show-down she is ace. You’ll love her.Similar this month: Gerald Seymour, Robert Ludlum.Comparison: Henry Porter, Robert Harris, Stella Rimington.
Picture it. You’re going on holiday. The bags are packed and the family is ready, you’re at the gate, the plane is boarding, you’ve decided to start your brand new, especially purchased thriller right away. Suddenly, you’re immersed into the corridors of intrigue, conspiracy, murder, espionage and you don’t know who to trust. The plane has left without you. So has the family. You haven’t even noticed. At least you have a good book … and the whole house to yourself for a week!
This section is crammed with dangerously compelling adventures that will have your nails bitten and nervous system tested to the full. From Dan Brown, Stieg Larsson and James Patterson to Fred Vargas, Bernard Minier and C.J Sansom, there’s enough here to keep you ‘head-down and out-of-it’ for years. There’s certainly time to read one more before the family gets back from Torremolinos … and that’s where we come in!