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Dark Suits and Sad Songs A DCI Daley Thriller by Denzil Meyrick
Dark Suits and Sad Songs A DCI Daley Thriller
Denzil Meyrick
May 2015 Book of the Month. Blasting straight into action, some shockingly organised crime rages across the pages in this fast-paced, thrilling tale. Starting seven months on from ‘The Last Witness’ there...
Format: Paperback - Released: 14/05/2015
A Perfect Crime by A Yi
A Perfect Crime
A Yi
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. A rare example of contemporary Chinese crime fiction, this harrowing but precise tale carries echoes of Dostoyevsky and offers often disturbing insights into what makes Chinese society...
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/05/2015
Bones Never Lie by Kathy Reichs
Bones Never Lie
Kathy Reichs
Dr Temperance Brennan is at it again – bones, bones and more bones. This is another involved, gripping tale of murder and mayhem featuring copycat killings … or are they? It also features Tempe’s mother, an old woman in a...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/05/2015
A Dandy in Aspic by Derek Marlowe
A Dandy in Aspic
Derek Marlowe
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. A most welcome reissue of an important and until now forgotten Cold War spy classic that first appeared in 1966 (and was actually filmed with Laurence Harvey...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/05/2015
No Safe House by Linwood Barclay
No Safe House
Linwood Barclay
A sequel to No Time for Goodbye but you can enjoy this without knowledge of that. It concerns the Archer family, Terry, Cynthia and daughter Grace. Seven years ago (first book) they suffered an ordeal which is still affecting their...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/05/2015
A Meditation on Murder by Robert Thorogood
A Meditation on Murder
Robert Thorogood
The author has written the scripts for a BBC TV series, Death in Paradise, but this is his first novel. The TV series featured a new Detective Inspector but fans will enjoy returning to DI Richard Poole here. Set in...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/05/2015
The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair by Joel Dicker
The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair
Joel Dicker
This sprawling Swiss crime novel has taken Europe by storm and could well prove a similar phenomenon in its English language edition. The tale of a young writer and his complex entanglement with an older more established novelist who is...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/05/2015
The Stolen Ones by Owen Laukkanen
The Stolen Ones
Owen Laukkanen
Beware, not for the faint-hearted! We have Balzano and Byrne of The Killing Room picking up a cold case with little paperwork attached as the previous detective died suddenly of a brain aneurysm and was obviously ill when working on...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/05/2015
Labyrinth by Kate Mosse
Kate Mosse
I was privileged to visit Kate in her Carcassonne retreat and be shown the numerous locations she used throughout this novel; the exact tower, steps, house, street etc that feature in the action in this exciting tale. It’s a time-slip...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/05/2015
Acts of Omission by Terry Stiastny
Acts of Omission
Terry Stiastny
An intriguing novel, set in late 90s London but with its secrets and privacy, press vs the government vs the security services story, managing to be terribly relevant to today as well. Terry Stiastny was a BBC journalist and the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/05/2015
Only Forward by Michael Marshall Smith
Only Forward
Michael Marshall Smith
Considered a modern classic, and consistently featured in lists of Books To Read Before Your Head Explodes, Only Forward is a novel you'll never forget. Michael Marshall Smith's surreal, groundbreaking, and award-winning debut which resonates with wild humour interlaced with...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/05/2015
Thursday's Child: A Frieda Klein Novel by Nicci French
Thursday's Child: A Frieda Klein Novel
Nicci French
Writing as Nicci French, husband and wife team Nicci Gerrard and Sean French have quickly established themselves as leading lights in the murky waters of psychological crime writing and have now embarked on their first series, featuring psychotherapist Frieda Klein,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/05/2015
Black Run by Antonio Manzini
Black Run
Antonio Manzini
An enthralling murder investigation set in stunning Alpine scenery where the scheming, shrewd, mercenary of a man in command appears to have materialised from the Dark Ages. Don’t be too hasty to make up your mind though, this is a...
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/05/2015
Carnival of Shadows by R. J. Ellory
Carnival of Shadows
R. J. Ellory
Senior Special Agent Travis was just 15 when his mother murdered his very violent father. He learnt very early on to keep his emotions to himself and believes totally in upholding the law to the letter. His case here concerns...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/05/2015
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 between the partners. Good police procedural stuff. Then a first-person...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/05/2015
World Gone by by Dennis Lehane
World Gone by
Dennis Lehane
Maxim Jakubowski's May 2015 Book of the Month. Set during WW2 in Florida, this is a an epic recreation of Mafia life witnessed through the eyes of an Irish mob 'consigliere' whose...
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/05/2015
No Harm Can Come to a Good Man by James Smythe
No Harm Can Come to a Good Man
James Smythe
This is a dark dystopian thriller set in the not very distant future (2020) where a new technology, Clear Vista, can seemingly predict the future based on a handful of questions. Laurence Walker is a Senator who uses Clear Vista...
Format: Paperback - Released: 27/04/2015
The Black Ice by Michael Connelly
The Black Ice
Michael Connelly
The second Harry Bosch book has just as much momentum as the first. Harry gets involved in a case when a narcotics cop, Bosch has had some brief contact with, is found dead. Is it suicide or murder and what...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/05/2015
The Last Coyote by Michael Connelly
The Last Coyote
Michael Connelly
An excellent Harry Bosch novel from 'one of the great storytellers of crime fiction' Sunday Telegraph.
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/05/2015
Solitude Creek by Jeffery Deaver
Solitude Creek
Jeffery Deaver
May 2015 eBook of the Month. Feel the fear of the victims and witnesses, hear the thoughts of the cunning and extremely intimidating perpetrator, turn the final page and find yourself wanting...
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/05/2015
Head or Hearts: The New Quint Dalrymple Mystery by Paul Johnston
Head or Hearts: The New Quint Dalrymple Mystery
Paul Johnston
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. Scottish author Johnston returns to a previous series featuring pig-headed, blues-loving ex-cop Quint Dalrymple who treads the pavements of Edinburgh in a near future independent city-states Scotland....
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/04/2015
The Infidel Stain by M. J. Carter
The Infidel Stain
M. J. Carter
May 2015 eBook of the Month. Another impressive and enthralling investigation by the newest and most original investigating team in town. It’s a bit of a shock to find Blake and Avery...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/04/2015
Bittersweet by Miranda Beverly-Whittemore
Miranda Beverly-Whittemore
A great story, very hard to put down but just a bit too long for a one-sitting read which it deserves. It concerns a rich American family with parental and financial secrets. Our narrator, Mabel, is not of their world. ...
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/04/2015
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
The Lie by C. L. Taylor
The Lie
C. L. Taylor
This was no accident... Haunting, compelling, this psychological thriller will have you hooked. Perfect for fans of Gone Girl and Daughter.
Format: Paperback - Released: 23/04/2015
The Crooked House by Christobel Kent
The Crooked House
Christobel Kent
An atmospheric, creepy tale of a deeply traumatised girl, the sole survivor of her murdered family; mother, brother, twin sisters and then the father who turned the gun on himself … or did he? She, Alison, is brought up by...
Format: Paperback - Released: 23/04/2015
The Heat of Betrayal by Douglas Kennedy
The Heat of Betrayal
Douglas Kennedy
May 2015 Book of the Month. A riveting, powerful exploration of love, guilt, survival and how echoes of the past can clamour and cause confusion in the present. This is a story...
Format: Paperback - Released: 23/04/2015
Personal by Lee Child
Lee Child
Jack Reacher’s nineteenth adventure; if you haven’t met him yet what has kept you so long? You are certainly in for a treat. Normally based in America, it is interesting to see Reacher over here. The army needs his help...
Format: Paperback - Released: 23/04/2015
Mr Mercedes by Stephen King
Mr Mercedes
Stephen King
Shortlisted for the Goldsboro Gold Dagger Award 2015. Stephen King is one of the greatest writers alive today. He always has a well-structured plot and a delightful turn of phrase. He is best known for his horror but I think...
Format: Paperback - Released: 23/04/2015
When We Were Friends by Tina Seskis
When We Were Friends
Tina Seskis
May 2015 Book of the Month. We meet six female friends in the present day and learn a bit about their history together. There is the high achiever, the one...
Format: Paperback - Released: 23/04/2015
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