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Books of the Month

Closed Casket The New Hercule Poirot Mystery by Sophie Hannah, Agatha Christie
Closed Casket The New Hercule Poirot Mystery
Sophie Hannah, Agatha Christie
September 2016 Book of the Month. Hercule Poirot is back for his second outing under the fabulous guiding hand of Sophie Hannah. 70 year old children’s author Lady Athelinda Playford changes her will, causing the mayhem...
Format: Hardback - Released: 06/09/2016
Tastes Like Fear by Sarah Hilary
Tastes Like Fear
Sarah Hilary
September 2016 Book of the Month. This is the third in the ‘DI Marnie Rome’ series, and is just as distinctive, powerful and enthralling as the first two (Sarah Hilary’s debut won the Theakston’s Crime Novel...
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/07/2016
The Malice of Waves by Mark Douglas-Home
The Malice of Waves
Mark Douglas-Home
September 2016 Book of the Month. The third in the gripping ‘Sea Detective Series’ continues to captivate, with the rather wonderful Cal McGill investigating the disappearance of a 14 year old boy from a small...
Format: Paperback - Released: 22/09/2016

Other Featured Books this Month

Eileen by Ottessa Moshfegh
Eileen
Ottessa Moshfegh
Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2016. Shortlisted for the John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger Award 2016. A young woman relentlessly drives through the darkness of the American roads. Is she fleeing from a misdemeanour? Is she on a...
Format: Paperback - Released: 18/08/2016
The Twenty-Three by Linwood Barclay
The Twenty-Three
Linwood Barclay
Oh, yes, it’s finally here, and it’s quite simply fabulous! I’ve been eagerly awaiting the last in the ‘Promise Falls’ trilogy, each book has ramped up my expectation for the next, and I was literally dancing in my seat when...
Format: Hardback - Released: 22/09/2016
Far from True by Linwood Barclay
Far from True
Linwood Barclay
A wonderfully stimulating and thrilling read, hold on tight as you dive in! This is the second in the ‘Promise Falls’ trilogy and I really do recommend starting with ‘Broken Promise’ as ‘Far From True’ is a full on...
Format: Paperback - Released: 08/09/2016
Maestra The Most Shocking Thriller You'll Read This Year by L. S. Hilton
Maestra The Most Shocking Thriller You'll Read This Year
L. S. Hilton
Already something of a cause celebre, this strongly erotic, or should I say explicit, thriller by an art historian takes the likes of Patricia Highsmith's ambiguous killer figure Tom Ripley and transforms him into a beautiful woman on the make,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 08/09/2016
The Child Garden by Catriona McPherson
The Child Garden
Catriona McPherson
In a deep dark Scottish wood there stand two houses, a mile apart. Between them stands a hallowed building. A chapel? A crypt? And close by runs a river with a rickety bridge, a Devil’s Bridge. In the garden of...
Format: Paperback - Released: 08/09/2016
The Heirs of Owain Glyndwr by Peter Murphy
The Heirs of Owain Glyndwr
Peter Murphy
A thought-provoking, intriguing unmasking of court room sparring and Welsh nationalism in this novel set in the 1960’s. The author, former Crown Court Judge Peter Murphy, most certainly knows his backdrop, this is his fourth novel in the ‘Ben Schroeder...
Format: Paperback - Released: 25/08/2016
Razor Girl by Carl Hiaasen
Razor Girl
Carl Hiaasen
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. A return to Hiaasen land is always welcome and RAZOR GIRL proves one of his better escapades after a few fallow years. The absurdities, venalities and sheer black humour of his...
Format: Hardback - Released: 06/09/2016
And When I Die by Russel D. McLean
And When I Die
Russel D. McLean
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. A tense Glasow gangland thriller laced with family saga elements with pace and strong characterisation to boot, McLean's latest novel raises him a fair few rungs up the crowded McMafia steps....
Format: Paperback - Released: 25/08/2016
Strangers by Paul Finch
Strangers
Paul Finch
Whoohee, this is a fierce, adrenaline rush of a read, and it packs a huge punch of attitude. PC Lucy Clayburn is desperate to get onto CID, she finds herself undercover and in danger when she joins the Serious Crime...
Format: Paperback - Released: 22/09/2016
The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
The Girl on the Train
Paula Hawkins
In the footsteps of Gillian Flynn's Gone Girl and S.J. Watson's Before I Go to Sleep, the unreliable narrator domestic drama of untruths is the new 'hot' genre. The author was best known under another name for chick...
Format: Paperback - Released: 08/09/2016
The Kill Fee by Fiona Veitch Smith
The Kill Fee
Fiona Veitch Smith
An atmospheric, lively romp through 1920 in this wonderfully blended mix of crime fiction and historical fact. Reporter Poppy, with her nose for intrigue and links to some fascinating people, finds herself in the midst of murder, mayhem and Faberge...
Format: Paperback - Released: 16/09/2016
Dragon Games by Jan-Philipp Sendker
Dragon Games
Jan-Philipp Sendker
A darkly captivating, tense, and beautifully written tale, that explores fear and the innermost thoughts and feelings of hearts and minds. This is the second in the ‘China’ series, and I really do recommend starting with the wonderful ‘Whispering...
Format: Paperback - Released: 29/09/2016
Between the Crosses by Matthew Frank
Between the Crosses
Matthew Frank
A tight, clever, fiercely driven slice of crime fiction. This is the second in the ‘Joseph Stark’ series. Damaged and almost broken DC Stark, and his Met Police colleagues in the Murder Investigation Team have a double murder to solve,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 08/09/2016
Death in the Shadows by Paul McCusker
Death in the Shadows
Paul McCusker
Raw and gritty with dark undertones, this is a mystery steeped in the church, the supernatural, and the most savage and brutal aspects of the time we live in. This is the second in the ‘Father Gilbert Mystery’ series,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 19/08/2016
Zodiac by Sam Wilson
Zodiac
Sam Wilson
September 2016 Debut of the Month. An excellently twisting thriller where cop tracks killer through a turbulent city. Prejudice is rife and violence is in the air. In Sam Wilson's world it is not religion or...
Format: Paperback - Released: 25/08/2016
Lucifer's Harvest by Mel Starr
Lucifer's Harvest
Mel Starr
An interesting short medieval mystery, where surgeon Hugh finds himself accompanying his Lord to battle in France during 1370. This is the ninth chronicle in the ‘Hugh de Singleton, surgeon’ series but can easily be read as a standalone. Hugh...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/08/2016
Night Train to Berlin by Margaret de Rohan
Night Train to Berlin
Margaret de Rohan
A chance encounter, a case of mistaken identity and a seemingly innocent train journey all come together to place the lives of international leaders and family members of the central characters at risk. Night Train to Berlin by Margaret de...
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/06/2016
Holding by Graham Norton
Holding
Graham Norton
Darkly comic, touching and at times profoundly sad. Graham Norton employs his acerbic wit to breathe life into a host of loveable characters, and explore - with searing honesty - the complexities and contradictions that make us human.
Format: Hardback - Released: 06/10/2016
A Matter for the Jury by Peter Murphy
A Matter for the Jury
Peter Murphy
Travel back in time, to the 1960's, and the fascinating world of the court room. It is 1964 and Ben Schroeder, first introduced in A Higher Duty, is building his career at the Bar; juggling the demands of different challenging...
Format: Paperback - Released: 24/07/2014
A Higher Duty by Peter Murphy
A Higher Duty
Peter Murphy
A worthwhile look at the UK's justice system from an author who really knows the system. Ben Schroeder, a talented young man from an East End Jewish family, has been accepted as a pupil into the Chambers of Bernard Wesley...
Format: Paperback - Released: 21/02/2013
And is There Still Honey for Tea? by Peter Murphy
And is There Still Honey for Tea?
Peter Murphy
The third in the Ben Schroeder Legal Thriller series. It's 1965, the British Establishment is reeling after a series of defections and acts of treachery by high-ranking intelligence officers. At first, it seems to be a simple case of libel,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 23/04/2015
Fire by C. C. Humphreys
Fire
C. C. Humphreys
First came Plague, now comes Fire. The epic tale of the hunt for a serial killer threatening London's rich and poor during the Great Fire of London. Perfect for fans of S J Parris and C J Sansom....
Format: Paperback - Released: 25/08/2016
The Widow by Fiona Barton
The Widow
Fiona Barton
Jean Taylor's life was blissfully ordinary. Nice house, nice husband. Glen was all she'd ever wanted: her Prince Charming. Until he became that man accused, that monster on the front page. Jean was married to a man everyone thought capable...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/09/2016
Missing, Presumed (DS Manon, Book 1) by Susie Steiner
Missing, Presumed (DS Manon, Book 1)
Susie Steiner
If you're looking for a fresh, addictive police procedural with characters who spring into vivid life, then look no further than Susie Steiner's Missing, Presumed. It's Steiner's first venture into the crime genre - her debut, Homecoming, was more...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/09/2016
Keep You Close by Lucie Whitehouse
Keep You Close
Lucie Whitehouse
Ten years ago Rowan and Marianne were inseperable. Rowan, our narrator, lost her mother while still a baby and Marianne's family embraced her. Then Seb, the father, is killed in a car accident and something dramatic breaks up the girl's...
Format: Paperback - Released: 11/08/2016
Don't You Cry by Mary Kubica
Don't You Cry
Mary Kubica
A tale that creeps under your skin, worms its way into your thoughts, and spins to an all consuming end. I’ve devoured Mary Kubica’s other novels, and personally, this is my favourite so far. Quinn and Alex tell their own...
Format: Paperback - Released: 25/08/2016
Blackout by Ragnar Jonasson
Blackout
Ragnar Jonasson
This truly is a crime novel to tamper with your thoughts and send them skittering off in all directions. ‘Blackout’ takes place in June 2010, following on from ‘Snowblind’, the first in the ‘Dark Iceland’ series. A fascinating...
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/07/2016
Where Roses Never Die by Gunnar Staalesen
Where Roses Never Die
Gunnar Staalesen
A truly tenacious and back to basics Nordic crime novel featuring private investigator Varg Veum. Staalesen has been writing about Veum since 1977, however this is my first foray into the series, and found it could easily be read as...
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/06/2016
Snowblind by Ragnar Jonasson
Snowblind
Ragnar Jonasson
It sometimes feels as if everyone in Iceland is writing crime novels but the first appearance of Ragnar Jonasson in English translation (itself a fluid adaptation by British mystery writer Quentin Bates) is cause for celebration. Previously known as a...
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/06/2015
The Last Lullaby by Carin Gerhardsen
The Last Lullaby
Carin Gerhardsen
From the Swedish publisher of Stieg Larsson's Millennium Trilogy comes a sensational new crime writing talent - and one of the best new Scandinavian crime series since Jo Nesbo's Harry Hole. Inspector Conny Sjoberg and his police colleagues are perplexed...
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/06/2015
The Final Word by Liza Marklund
The Final Word
Liza Marklund
With the stakes rising by the day, Annika Bengtzon is once again flung to the heart of a complex case. But nagging at the back of her mind is her sister's mysterious absence. After a series of anxious text messages, she's...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/06/2016
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 masterpiece of the genre.
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/06/2016
The Second Deadly Sin A Rebecka Martinsson Investigation by Asa Larsson
The Second Deadly Sin A Rebecka Martinsson Investigation
Asa Larsson
An engrossing and poignant crime tale that is far more complex than just a murder story. Family inheritance, past history, strong believable characters and the wonderful scenic descriptions make for a great read. It is Swedish, dark, cold and very...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/01/2015

Last Month's Featured Books

Rain Dogs by Adrian McKinty

Rain Dogs
Adrian McKinty
Shortlisted for the Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year 2016. Shortlisted for the CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger 2016. An involved, complex Irish-set murder mystery with two deaths to...

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, Presumed by Susie Steiner

Reader Reviewed Missing, Presumed
Susie Steiner
If you're looking for a fresh, addictive police procedural with characters who spring into vivid life, then look no further than Susie Steiner's Missing, Presumed. It's Steiner's first venture into...

The Teacher by Katerina Diamond

The Teacher
Katerina Diamond
Longlisted for the John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger Award 2016. A couple of Exeter cops attempt to solve the mystery of a hanged teacher which was locally followed by a...

Wicked Game by Matt Johnson

Wicked Game
Matt Johnson
Longlisted for the John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger Award 2016. A breathless and perfectly-paced thriller of a particularly explosive nature, introducing Royalty Protection Team cop Robert Finlay whose own SAS...

Dodgers by Bill Beverly

Dodgers
Bill Beverly
Shortlisted for the John Creasey (New Blood) and Goldsboro Gold Dagger Awards 2016. Huck Finn and Tom Sawyer go rap! A striking literary thriller which follows the reluctant journey of...

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

The Girl on the Train
Paula Hawkins
In the footsteps of Gillian Flynn's Gone Girl and S.J. Watson's Before I Go to Sleep, the unreliable narrator domestic drama of untruths is the new 'hot' genre....

Chronicles of the Secret Service by Alexander Wilson

Chronicles of the Secret Service
Alexander Wilson
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. Already the ninth (and final) volume in a series of fascinating vintage reissues from the 1930s, featuring...

Mr. Miller by Charles Den Tex

Mr. Miller
Charles Den Tex
Longlisted for the John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger Award 2016. An Amsterdam-set thriller by a Dutch author hitherto unknown in the UK, this has pace and intrigue to spare. Michael...

The Dark Inside by Rod Reynolds

The Dark Inside
Rod Reynolds
Longlisted for the John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger Award 2016. When a disgraced New York crime journalist is despatched to the rural wilderness of Texarkana, on the Texas and Arkansas...

Deadly Deceit by Jean Harrod

Deadly Deceit
Jean Harrod
A thought-provoking and gripping tale set in the Caribbean, between the pages lurk murder, voodoo, and people smuggling. This is the second in the ‘Diplomatic Crime Series’ after ‘

Local Girl Missing by Claire Douglas

Local Girl Missing
Claire Douglas
A twisty, multiple layered thriller where the past and present clash in a maze of suspense. Best friends Francesca and Sophie tell their tales with nearly 20 years separating them....

The Damage Done Inspector Mclean 6 by James Oswald

The Damage Done Inspector Mclean 6
James Oswald
Haunting, dramatic and so very, very readable, Inspector Tony Mclean returns in his sixth book of the series, and in this novel, the supernatural doesn't just prowl in the background,...

Watching Edie by Camilla Way

Reader Reviewed Watching Edie
Camilla Way
August 2016 Book of the Month. In alternating chapters headed “Before” and “After” and narrated by both Heather and Edie, this is one truly compulsive read....

No Turning Back by Tracy Buchanan

No Turning Back
Tracy Buchanan
August 2016 Book of the Month. A tension filled, dramatically striking tale, where there is far more to discover than you may at first think. Anna...

All is Not Forgotten by Wendy Walker

All is Not Forgotten
Wendy Walker
A finely-etched tale of domestic terror and a debut novel with a nod to girls gone and on a train, and unsurprisingly already snapped up by Hollywood. After a serious...

Dance with the Dead A PC Donal Lynch Thriller by James Nally

Dance with the Dead A PC Donal Lynch Thriller
James Nally
An entirely captivating crime thriller, where occasional visitations from the fearsomely uncanny, adds an extra wallop of drama. The detective with a difference returns for a second outing in the...

The Body Under the Bridge by Paul McCusker

The Body Under the Bridge
Paul McCusker
A former Scotland Yard detective, Father Gilbert knows about death. But, as priest of a modest Anglican church in in a small Sussex town, he didn't expect it to show...

Front Runner by Felix Francis

Front Runner
Felix Francis
The latest addition to the ‘Francis Thriller’ series is an action-packed journey through the horse racing world. Jefferson Hinkley from ‘Damage’ has returned for another case, yet this can...

Tainted Love by Kimberley Chambers

Reader Reviewed Tainted Love
Kimberley Chambers
An audacious, fast moving, dark but oh so entertaining tale. Prepare yourself… the Butler Family are back, and we observe as they battle their way through life from 1986 to...

The Primrose Path by Rebecca Griffiths

The Primrose Path
Rebecca Griffiths
For fans of I Let You Go and Black-Eyed Susans, The Primrose Path is a tense, atmospheric suspense thriller that will make sure you leave all your lights...

The Good Liar by Nicholas Searle

Reader Reviewed The Good Liar
Nicholas Searle
Shortlisted for the John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger Award 2016. This witty and twisty tale of an elderly con man intent on a final hurrah when he initially goes on...

All the Little Pieces by Jilliane Hoffman

Reader Reviewed All the Little Pieces
Jilliane Hoffman
All the Little Pieces should come with a warning label: this is not a light easy read, it’s disturbing, sad, unsettling and… addictive. You are launched straight into the terrified...

Broken Heart by Tim Weaver

Broken Heart
Tim Weaver
A truly captivating and bold story that stings and provokes with fierce intensity. David Raker is back in his seventh missing person enquiry, a woman has apparently vanished into thin...

The Lady in the Lake by Raymond Chandler, Jonathan Kellerman

The Lady in the Lake
Raymond Chandler, Jonathan Kellerman
The Lady in the Lake is a classic detective novel by the master of hard-boiled crime. Derace Kingsley's wife ran away to Mexico to get a quickie divorce and marry a...

In the Cold Dark Ground by Stuart MacBride

In the Cold Dark Ground
Stuart MacBride
THE SUNDAY TIMES NO. 1 BESTSELLER The new Logan McRae novel from the No. 1 bestselling author of THE MISSING AND THE DEAD.

The Month Before's Featured Books

I Let You Go by Clare Mackintosh

I Let You Go
Clare Mackintosh
Winner of the Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award 2016. A hit-and-run in Bristol, a dead five year old and a CID police partnership with a spark...

Black Rabbit Hall by Eve Chase

Reader Reviewed Black Rabbit Hall
Eve Chase
July 2016 MEGA Debut of the Month. Pencraw Hall, Cornwall, is a beautiful old house, the holiday retreat for the well-off Alton family of four children,...

Second Life by S. J. Watson

Second Life
S. J. Watson
It must be exceedingly difficult for an author to follow a hugely successful debut but S J Watson has risen to the task. Very different from his sensational Before...

Subject 375 by Nikki Owen

Reader Reviewed Subject 375
Nikki Owen
A powerful, penetrating and intensely different read that seizes your attention from the very first page. Nikki Owen cleverly writes in the first person narrative in two different time frames,...

Dear Amy by Helen Callaghan

Reader Reviewed Dear Amy
Helen Callaghan
July 2016 MEGA Debut of the Month. Margot Lewis is a classics teacher in a Cambridge school. She's also the agony aunt for the local newspaper,...

Before the Fall by Noah Hawley

Before the Fall
Noah Hawley
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. A striking thriller from an established US author and Golden Globe award winner of the Fargo TV series scriptwriter. When a...

The Killing Files by Nikki Owen

Reader Reviewed The Killing Files
Nikki Owen
A piercing, fast-paced and absolutely riveting read, the second book in ‘The Project Trilogy’ lives up to expectations. Having been gripped by the first in the series, I really do...

Solomon Creed by Simon Toyne

Reader Reviewed Solomon Creed
Simon Toyne
This is a terrific thriller that really keeps you on your toes. We are introduced to our charismatic hero Solomon Creed as he runs barefoot and skimpily dressed from an...

Baby Doll by Hollie Overton

Reader Reviewed Baby Doll
Hollie Overton
July 2016 Debut of the Month and eBook of the Month. With an unusual focus, ‘Baby Doll’ is a menacing, yet beautifully compassionate read. Lily escapes...

The Fire Child by S. K. Tremayne

Reader Reviewed 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...

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 Blackwood to recover from...

The Unseeing by Anna Mazzola

Reader Reviewed The Unseeing
Anna Mazzola
July 2016 Debut of the Month. A detailed, intriguing and highly enjoyable debut historical thriller. James Greenacre is accused of murdering his bride and his mistress,...

When the Music's Over The 23rd DCI Banks Mystery by Peter Robinson

When the Music's Over The 23rd DCI Banks Mystery
Peter Robinson
July 2016 eBook of the Month. Challenging, disturbing, and utterly compelling, Peter Robinson has delivered a humdinger of a read. When you reach the 23rd novel...

Fool Me Once by Harlan Coben

Reader Reviewed Fool Me Once
Harlan Coben
An outrageously stunning read, that takes a tight hold from the outset and continues to squeeze until the shockingly intense end. Maya, a former Army Captain, finds herself caught up...

Get Even by Martina Cole

Get Even
Martina Cole
Martina does it again with another wonderful, gritty tale of violent men, dirty deeds, “family” and London’s East End gangland. It stars Sharon Conway through two marriages and eventually off...

The End of the Roadie by Elizabeth Flynn

The End of the Roadie
Elizabeth Flynn
Another thoroughly entertaining, enjoyable, slinky sleuth of a whodunit, this is the third in the ‘A Mystery for DI Costello’ series, following on from ‘Dead Gorgeous’. The show must...

Try Not to Breathe Shocking. Page-Turning. A Breath-Taking Psychological Thriller by Holly Seddon

Reader Reviewed Try Not to Breathe Shocking. Page-Turning. A Breath-Taking Psychological Thriller
Holly Seddon
July 2016 Debut of the Month Penetrating and intense, ‘Try Not to Breathe’ is a chokingly dark debut thriller. Amy and Alex are the same age,...

Murder House by James Patterson

Murder House
James Patterson
No 7 Ocean Drive is a multi million-dollar beach front house in the Hamptons, but its beautiful exterior hides a horrific past. This house was the setting for a series...

Mister Memory by Marcus Sedgwick

Mister Memory
Marcus Sedgwick
In Paris, at the end of the nineteenth century, a man with a perfect memory murders his wife. But that is only the start of the story... For fans of...

Coffin Road by Peter May

Reader Reviewed Coffin Road
Peter May
A masterful tale from beginning to end, quite literally unputdownable. If you are a fan of his terrific Lewis trilogy, then you’ll not be disappointed; if anything this is even...

The Crossing Places by Elly Griffiths

Reader Reviewed The Crossing Places
Elly Griffiths
This is the author’s first venture in to crime writing, and this will be the first in a new series which looks set to be gripping and engaging stuff. Ruth...

The Girl with the Deep Blue Eyes by Lawrence Block

The Girl with the Deep Blue Eyes
Lawrence Block
A gleeful exercise in over the top noir from one of the field's foremost award-winning authors and creator of, amongst others, classic characters like Matt Scudder and burglar Bernie Rhodenbarr,...

The Luzern Photograph A Noir Thriller by William Bayer

The Luzern Photograph A Noir Thriller
William Bayer
Best known for his New York detective Frank Janek series, Bayer is a writer's writer whose books have always shown an uncomfortable edge that has prevented him from attaining the...

The Secrets of Wishtide by Kate Saunders

The Secrets of Wishtide
Kate Saunders
Dickensian in its scope and characters, The Secrets of Wishtide brings nineteenth century society vividly to life and illuminates the effect of Victorian morality on women's lives. Introducing an irresistible...

The Somnambulist and the Psychic Thief by Lisa Tuttle

The Somnambulist and the Psychic Thief
Lisa Tuttle
Maxim Jakubowski's July 2016 Book of the Month. From one of the SF and fantasy & horror field's most urbane - and much under-appreciated- writers, the...

Wilde Lake by Laura Lippman

Wilde Lake
Laura Lippman
Maxim Jakubowski July 2016 Highly Recommended. Having achieved a full sweep of most of the crime genre's major awards, Lippman has recently also entered the US...

Willnot by James Sallis

Willnot
James Sallis
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. Every single page is to be savoured in this new, economical short crime novel by the author of Drive. A...

Soho Sins by Richard Vine

Soho Sins
Richard Vine
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. An impressive late life fictional debut by a major American art critic, this noir and evocative thriller plunges the reader into...

The Method by Shannon Kirk

The Method
Shannon Kirk
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. A chilling tale of kidnap and implacable revenge, this is a striking debut by a young American lawyer which goes in...

Speaking in Bones by Kathy Reichs

Speaking in Bones
Kathy Reichs
When forensic anthropologist Dr Tempe Brennan is approached by amateur detective Hazel 'Lucky' Strike, at first she is inclined to dismiss the woman's claims that she's matched a previously unidentified...

Deadly Determination by Ian Jackson

Deadly Determination
Ian Jackson
Winner of Best Publisher Award at the People's Book Prize 2016. When experienced DI Karen Bellows accepts a transfer to the Liverpool based Matrix Serious and Organised Crime Team she...

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