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If It Bleeds by Duncan Campbell
If It Bleeds
Duncan Campbell
Longlisted for the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year 2010. A gangland thriller with heart. A veteran East End criminal is murdered and a Russian flees. All very nice but the twists make this intelligent tale...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/08/2009
The Crossing Places by Elly Griffiths
The Crossing Places
Elly Griffiths
Shortlisted for the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year 2010. August 2009 Book of the Month. This is the author’s first venture in to crime writing, and this will...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/08/2009
No Escape by Natasha Cooper
No Escape
Natasha Cooper
KAREN TAYLOR - British author Natasha Cooper introduces this new character, a forensic psychologist, in NO ESCAPE. Dark psychological tones and tortured relationships define the feisty character who proves a worthy addition to the ranks of complex heroines with a...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/08/2009
The Dying Light by Henry Porter
The Dying Light
Henry Porter
CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger Finalist 2010. A chilling tale of what Britain could so easily become – a police state with stifling surveillances able to manipulate anyone. This raises the question of how far the state should...
Format: Hardback - Released: 06/08/2009
The Devil's Punchbowl by Greg Iles
The Devil's Punchbowl
Greg Iles
The disturbing new thriller from the king of southern gothic.
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/08/2009
Too Close to Home by Linwood Barclay
Too Close to Home
Linwood Barclay
With the runaway success of last year’s No Time for Goodbye, expectations have been high for Barclay’s next novel and luckily he doesn’t disappoint. When the Cutter’s neighbours are all shot dead in their home one night, the Cutter...
Format: Paperback - Released: 23/07/2009
Bone by Bone by Carol O'connell
Bone by Bone
Carol O'connell
Small-town America full of strange characters and a bucket-load of secrets. One does wonder if such a small town could contain so many wacky people and secrets but who cares, it works! The narrative is calm, almost understated, no histrionics,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 23/07/2009
Geezer Girls by Dreda Say Mitchell
Geezer Girls
Dreda Say Mitchell
A 2014 World Book Night selection. Fast-paced London thriller for fans of Bad Girls and the Martina Cole readership.
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/01/1970
The Tenth Case by Joseph Teller
The Tenth Case
Joseph Teller
July 2009 Book of the Month. An American legal thriller with a difference for it stars a clever but disillusioned man who has the feel of an Old Bailey hack...
Format: Paperback - Released: 17/07/2009
Blood Law by Steven Hague
Blood Law
Steven Hague
Zac Hunter is back in his second outing as the ex-cop, now Private Investigator. This thriller sees him drawn in to the gangland world of LA and it’s just as gritty and hard hitting as his previous novel, Justice...
Format: Paperback - Released: 17/07/2009
The Victoria Vanishes by Christopher Fowler
The Victoria Vanishes
Christopher Fowler
Bryant and May, like Holmes and Watson, Morse and Lewis or Poirot and Hastings are a detailed and engaging pair. This time they investigate a murder in connection with a pub that does not exist. Part fascinating London history, part...
Format: Paperback - Released: 16/07/2009
Kill For Me by Karen Rose
Kill For Me
Karen Rose
This follows on from Die For Me and Scream For Me, both of which I urge you to read, but you can start here and be hooked. It’s got the lot: rape, murder, abduction, paedophilia and more. Within...
Format: Paperback - Released: 09/07/2009
The Girl Who Played with Fire by Stieg Larsson
The Girl Who Played with Fire
Stieg Larsson
July 2009 Book of the Month. LISBETH SALANDER - Pierced, tattooed and garbed in extreme punk attire, computer hacker Salander is the touching, vulnerable but mightily determined heroine of the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 09/07/2009
Another Thing to Fall by Laura Lippman
Another Thing to Fall
Laura Lippman
TESS MONAGHAN - Tess, like her creator Laura Lippman, started off as a journalist in Baltimore, before their career paths diverged and she became a private eye. A modern heroine, with guts and a strong sense of social compassion, she...
Format: Paperback - Released: 09/07/2009
Fifty Grand by Adrian McKinty
Fifty Grand
Adrian McKinty
The stylish Irish author who now lives in Australia but was for many years in America has followed his DEAD trilogy with FIFTY GRAND, a powerful revenge novel set in Cuba and Colorado, with a female Havana cop on the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 09/07/2009
Echoes from the Dead by Johan Theorin
Echoes from the Dead
Johan Theorin
Winner of the John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger 2009. CWA Judges’ comments: ‘A Swedish mystery in which the island where the action takes place is as much a player in the drama as the people are. Julia’s young son goes...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2009
Even by Andrew Grant
Andrew Grant
July 2009 Debut of the Month. James Bond and Jason Bourne better hope they don’t meet ex Royal Navy intelligence officer David Trevellyan, the new character created by Birmingham born...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2009
Divine Evil by Nora Roberts
Divine Evil
Nora Roberts
The Stephen King quote on the cover may give a hint as to the direction Nora Roberts has taken in this novel. Prepare yourself for a much more disturbing style in this story of a woman haunted by her past...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/07/2009
Switch by Grant Mckenzie
Grant Mckenzie
Terrific, you’ve got to read this one. It’s a race-against-time thriller with a husband/father forced to commit crimes (including murder) to protect his kidnapped wife and child. Talk about warped, especially when you find out why! The emotions, both good...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/07/2009
The Turnaround by George P Pelecanos
The Turnaround
George P Pelecanos
So much more than just a crime novel this book follows the lives of a group of men who’s actions over 30 years ago caused pain and death and would inextricably link them to each other. George Pelecanos knows how...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/07/2009
The Twelve by Stuart Neville
The Twelve
Stuart Neville
THE TWELVE, Neville’s first novel (titled THE GHOSTS OF BELFAST in the USA) is an outstanding debut about a haunted ex-IRA killer and British undercover agent striving to survive his guilt and a veritable posse of implacable enemies. Harrowing, realistic...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/07/2009
The Godfather by Mario Puzo
The Godfather
Mario Puzo
One of Simon Kernick's favourite books. The ultimate gangster book and yet this is not just a story of the mafia in the 1940’s but also a story about family. Don Corleone, The Godfather, is a powerful, dangerous and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/07/2009
Still Midnight by Denise Mina
Still Midnight
Denise Mina
ALEX MORROW - A Glasgow cop with a nose for social injustice and the dark side of society, DS Alex Morrow is introduced in STILL MIDNIGHT by Scottish author Denise Mina, whose previous series featured investigative journalist Paddie Meehan and...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/07/2009
Blood from Stone by Frances Fyfield
Blood from Stone
Frances Fyfield
A powerful and imaginative thriller, Fyfield builds the tension brilliantly to the final pages. When a tough, successful female barrister is found dead, apparently a suicide, the police make it an open and shut case but others are not convinced...
Format: Paperback - Released: 26/06/2009
The Death of Dalziel by Reginald Hill
The Death of Dalziel
Reginald Hill
Dalziel and Pascoe are watching what is supposedly a siege situation in a building flagged by the anti-terrorism unit. A suspect with a gun has been seen by a well-known incompetent PC. Dalziel decides to investigate closer and the building...
Format: Paperback - Released: 25/06/2009
Dead Spy Running by Jon Stock
Dead Spy Running
Jon Stock
This is billed as the first in a trilogy but Daniel Marchant is such a charismatic character surely there will be more to come after that? The book opens with Daniel, a suspended MI6 officer, and his girlfriend running the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 25/06/2009
Silent on the Moor by Deanna Raybourn
Silent on the Moor
Deanna Raybourn
JULIA GREY - Deanna Raybourn’s aristocratic Victorian Lady Julia Grey has so far appeared in three novels, all featuring involving capers and sparkling dialogue. The chemistry between Julia and the enigmatic detective Nicholas Brisbane is a delight and the plots...
Format: Paperback - Released: 19/06/2009
The Stolen by Jason Pinter
The Stolen
Jason Pinter
Henry Parker is back in this third thriller from Jason Pinter. Henry is sent on an exclusive assignment to interview a child, Daniel, who has mysteriously returned to his family after he has been missing for five years. However, Daniel...
Format: Paperback - Released: 19/06/2009
Killer Year by J T Ellison, Jason Pinter
Killer Year
J T Ellison, Jason Pinter
The story One Serving of Bad Luck by Sean Chercover was the winner of the CWA Short Story Dagger 2009. The second crime/thriller anthology from Mira. This time edited by Lee Child and the stories all come from...
Format: Paperback - Released: 19/06/2009
Trust Me by Jeff Abbott
Trust Me
Jeff Abbott
June 2009 Book of the Month. Jeff Abbott keeps getting better and better. You will feel agitated and filled with a sense of dread while reading this book, as Luke...
Format: Paperback - Released: 18/06/2009
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