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Crime / Mystery Crime and Mystery Books

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Russel D. McLean
Ben Aaronovitch
Rachel Abbott
Jussi Adler-Olsen
Boris Akunin
Isabel Allende
Lin Anderson
M. J. Arlidge
Kelley Armstrong
Ross Armstrong
Jake Arnott
Ace Atkins
Kate Atkinson
Federico Axat
Louise Bagshawe
Xiao Bai
Martine Bailey
Beryl Bainbridge
Tim Baker
David Baldacci
Tom Bale
Saumya Balsari
Kathleen Barber
Alex Barclay
Linwood Barclay
J. D. Barker
Robert Barnard
Jo Nesbo
Beverly Barton
Fiona Barton
Colin Bateman
Colin Bateman
Quentin Bates
Brett Battles
Belinda Bauer
William Bayer
Susanna Beard
M. C. Beaton
James Becker
Simon Beckett
David Bell
David Bell
A. K. Benedict
James Benmore
Peter Benson
Alex Berenson
Lauren Beukes
Bill Beverly
Mark Billingham
Harry Bingham
Samuel Bjork
Benjamin Black
Tony Black
Jenny Blackhurst
Scott Blackwood
Peggy Blair
Daniel Blake
Marcus Blake
Lawrence Block
Guy Bolton
S J Bolton
S. J. Bolton
Hilary Bonner
Stephen Booth
C. J. Box
C. J. Box
Alan Bradley
Joan Brady
Briege Brannigan
Paul D. Brazill
Allison Brennan
Simon Brett
Constance Briscoe
Steph Broadribb
William Brodrick
Adam Brookes
Christopher Brookmyre
Christopher Brookmyre
Sandra Brown
Stuart Brown
Ken Bruen
Ken Bruen, Jason Starr
John Buchan
Tracy Buchanan
Sheila Bugler
Alafair Burke
James Lee Burke
Alexandra Burt
Michel Bussi
Vince Cable
Chelsea Cain
James M. Cain
Tom Cain
Miller Caldwell
Helen Callaghan
Graeme Cameron
Andrea Camilleri
Duncan Campbell
Karen Campbell
Joanna Cannon
Mike Carey
David Cargill
Massimo Carlotto
Christoffer Carlsson
John le Carre, William Boyd
Donato Carrisi
Clare Carson
Chris Carter
Andrea Carter
Chris Carter
M. J. Carter
C. J. Carver
Tania Carver
Jane Casey
Wiley Cash
Linda Castillo
Ray Celestin
Diane Chamberlain
Kimberley Chambers
Rebecca Chance
Raymond Chandler
Raymond Chandler, Jonathan Kellerman
Raymond Chandler
JoAnn Chaney
Charlie Charters
Clare Chase
Eve Chase
James Hadley Chase
Ben Cheetham
G. K. Chesterton
Lee Child
Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
Agatha Christie
Cassandra Clark
Marcia Clark
Mary Higgins Clark
Julian Clary
Ann Cleeves
Martin Edwards
Rory Clements
Harlan Coben
Tammy Cohen
Daniel Cole
Martina Cole
Reed Farrel Coleman, Robert B. Parker
Liz Coley
Eoin Colfer
Max Allan Collins
Michael Connelly
John Connolly
Alex Connor
Simon Conway
Thomas H. Cook
Patricia Cornwell
TA Cotterell
Colin Cotterill
Colin Cotterill
Michael Cox
Jim Crace
James Craig
Robert Crais
Adam Creed
Andrew Croker
Richard Crompton
A. J. Cross
A.J. Cross
Ethan Cross
Mason Cross
Neil Cross
Julia Crouch
James Crumley
Paul Cuddihy
Chris Culver
Charles Cumming
Fiona Cummins
Lisa Cutts
Kjell Ola Dahl
Nadia Dalbuono
Paula Daly
Lionel Davidson
Lindsey Davis
Sandrone Dazieri
Giancarlo De Cataldo
Maurizio de Giovanni
Anders de la Motte
Oscar de Muriel
S. J. Deas
Jeffery Deaver
Jeffrey Deaver, David Baldacci, Alexander McCall Smith
Victor del Arbol
Luke Delaney
Nelson Demille
Charles Den Tex
Katerina Diamond
Michael Dibdin
Joel Dicker
Paul Doherty
Eva Dolan
Harry Dolan
Caite Dolan-Leach
Clare Donoghue
Maria Donovan
Louise Doughty
Claire Douglas
Mark Douglas-Home
Gregory Dowling
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Nick Drake
Zoran Drvenkar
John Dufresne
Helen Dunmore
Francis Durbridge
Sabine Durrant
Umberto Eco
Louise Voss, Mark Edwards
Martin Edwards
Elsebeth Egholm
Cecilia Ekback
Richard Elliot-Square
Kate Ellis
R. J. Ellory
R. J. Ellory
R. J. Ellory
James Ellroy
Miranda Emmerson
Thomas Enger
Janet Evanovich
Claire Evans
Colin Evans
Chris Ewan
Linda A. Fairstein
Linda Fairstein
Giorgio Faletti
Barry Fantoni
Alice Feeney
Will Ferguson
Gordon Ferris
T. P. Fielden
Paul Finch
Mick Finlay
A. J. Finn
Sebastian Fitzek
Conor Fitzgerald
Helen FitzGerald
Ian Fleming, Stella Rimington
Emma Flint
Shamini Flint
Peter Florence, Mark Ellingham, Ian Rankin
Elizabeth Flynn
Gillian Flynn
Elena Forbes
Barry Forshaw
Karin Fossum
Christopher Fowler
Candice Fox
Kathryn Fox
Clare Francis
Dick Francis, Felix Francis
Felix Francis
Jenny Francis
John Francome
Matthew Frank
Ariana Franklin
Tom Franklin, Beth Ann Fennelly
Antonia Fraser
Jonathan Freedland
Brian Freeman
Nicci French
Tana French
Jamie Freveletti
Scott Frost
Frances Fyfield
Gillian Galbraith
Robert Galbraith
M. G. Gardiner
Meg Gardiner
Lisa Gardner
Mark Gatiss
A. L. Gaylin
Amy Gentry
Elizabeth George
Carin Gerhardsen
Tess Gerritsen
V. M. Giambanco
Mark Gimenez
Melissa Ginsburg
Michele Giuttari
Robert Goddard
Tod Goldberg
Carol Goodman
Sue Grafton
Sara Gran
Ann Granger
Alex Gray
Camilla Grebe
Alex Grecian
George Dawes Green
Michael Gregorio
Elly Griffiths
Rebecca Griffiths
John Grisham
Andrew Gross
Michael Grothaus
Michael Gruber
Michael Gruber
Johana Gustawsson
Allan Guthrie
Peter Guttridge
M. R. Hall
M. R. Hall
Kate Hamer
Steve Hamilton
Dashiell Hammett
June Hampson
Sophie Hannah
Sophie Hannah, Agatha Christie
Paul E. Hardisty
Nick Harkaway
Jane Harper
Charlaine Harris
Oliver Harris
Thomas Harris
A. S. A. Harrison
Colin Harrison
Cora Harrison
Jean Harrod
John Hart
John Harvey
Sam Hawken
Paula Hawkins
Noah Hawley
L. V. Hay
Mo Hayder
Samantha Hayes
Terry Hayes
James Hayman
Elizabeth Haynes
Julia Heaberlin
Mandasue Heller
James Henry
Mark Henshaw
Sam Hepburn
Mick Herron
David Hewson
Carl Hiaasen
Kati Hiekkapelto
Keigo Higashino
George V. Higgins
Patricia Highsmith, Joan Schenkar
Sarah Hilary
Antonio Hill
Casey Hill
Joe Hill
Mark Hill
Reginald Hill
Susan Hill
Suzette A. Hill
Tony Hillerman
L. S. Hilton
Michael Hjorth, Hans Rosenfeldt
Tami Hoag
Roger Hobbs
Antonia Hodgson
Jilliane Hoffman
Mike Hollow
Chris Holm
Chris F. Holm
John-Henri Holmberg
Bruce Holsinger
Anne Holt
Jonathan Holt
Anthony Horowitz
Alex Howard
Linda Howard
P. M. Hubbard
Declan Hughes
C. C. Humphreys
Phillip Hunter
Graham Hurley
Gregg Hurwitz
Ewart Hutton
Greg Iles
Arnaldur Indridason
Ian Jackson
Lisa Jackson
Ryan David Jahn
Maxim Jakubowski
Christina James
David James
P. D. James
Peter James
Hanna Jameson
J. A. Jance
Rebecca Jane
Diane Janes
Quintin Jardine
Liz Jensen
Lisa Jewell
Katherine John
Deborah Johnson
Matt Johnson
Doug Johnstone
Ragnar Jonasson
Ragnar Jonasson
Holly Goddard Jones
Mari Jungstedt
Annabel Kantaria
Andrew Kaplan
Marshall Karp
M. R. C. Kasasian
Laura Kasischke
Alex Kava
Dan Kavanagh
Emma Kavanagh
Jessie Keane
H. R. F. Keating, Alexander McCall Smith
Julia Keller
Faye, Kellerman, Jonathan Kellerman
Jesse Kellerman
Jonathan Kellerman
Erin Kelly
Chris Chibnall, Erin Kelly
Jim Kelly
Claire Kendal
Christobel Kent
Christobel Kent
Graeme Kent
Hannah Kent
Lars Kepler
Caroline Kepnes
J. A. Kerley
Simon Kernick
Philip Kerr
Gene Kerrigan
Hans Werner Kettenbach
Jess Kidd
Stephen Kiernan
David King
Laurie R King, Leslie Klinger
Laurie R. King
Samantha King
Stephen King
Shannon Kirk
Matthew Klein
Joseph Knox
Christina Kovac
Roberta Kray
Tim Kring, Dale Peck
Mary Kubica
Lynda La Plante
Camilla Lackberg
David Lagercrantz
Hans Olav Lahlum
Alex Lake
Stephanie Lam
Ali Land
William Landay
Joe R. Lansdale
Jens Lapidus
Alice LaPlante
Asa Larsson
Stieg Larsson
Mark A. Latham
Owen Laukkanen
J. S. Law
Alison Layland
John le Carre
T.S. Learner
Stephen Leather
Anna Legat
Dennis Lehane
Dick Lehr, Gerard O'Neil
Simon Lelic
Pierre Lemaitre
J. Robert Lennon
Patrick Lennon
Donna Leon
Elmore Leonard
Peter Leonard
David Levien
Gail Levy
Luana Lewis
Susan Lewis
Ted Lewis
Katia Lief
Jeff Lindsay
Charlotte Link
Howard Linskey
Laura Lippman
Anya Lipska
Attica Locke
Kate London
Sophie Loubiere
James Lovegrove
Walter Lucius
Robert Ludlum, Paul Garrison
Eric Lustbader
Eric Van Lustbader, Robert Ludlum
Lisa Lutz
Bonnie MacBird
Stuart MacBride
Ross Macdonald
Malcolm Mackay
John Macken
Clare Mackintosh
Susan Elia MacNeal
Rod Madocks
Imran Mahmood
Alexander Maksik
Ernesto Mallo
Mallock
Michael J. Malone
Henning Mankell
Dominique Manotti
Antonio Manzini
Javier Marias
David Mark
Liza Marklund
Chris Marnewick
Ngaio Marsh
Michael Marshall
Andrew Martin
Valerie Martin
Alex Marwood
Becky Masterman
Graham Masterton
Peter May
Jenny Mayhew
Anna Mazzola
Ed McBain
Colette McBeth
Cameron McCabe
Alexander McCall Smith
Charles Mccarry
A. P. McCoy
James McCreet
Colleen Mccullough
Paul McCusker
Val McDermid
Gregory McDonald
Ian McEwan
Charles E. McGarry
James McGee
Brian Mcgilloway
Claire McGowan
Melanie McGrath
Ian McGuire
Matt McGuire
Laura McHugh
William Mcilvanney
Shirley McKay
Sophie McKenzie
Adrian McKinty
Jennifer Mcmahon
Katharine McMahon
Fergus McNeill
Ben McPherson
Catriona McPherson
Kate Medina
Paul Mendelson
Deon Meyer
Denzil Meyrick
Jon Michelet
A.D. Miller
Danny Miller
Derek B. Miller
Mark Mills
Denise Mina
Bernard Minier
Megan Miranda
Dreda Say Mitchell
Gladys Mitchell
Thomas Mogford
J. S. Monroe
Richard Montanari
Jonathan Moore
Margaret Moore
Liane Moriarty
Michael Morley
David Morrell
Kate Morton
Steve Mosby
Ottessa Moshfegh
Tara Moss
Kate Mosse
Rebecca Muddiman
Joe Murphy
Peter Murphy
Barbara Nadel
Fuminori Nakamura
James Nally
James Naughtie
Jo Nesbo
Hakan Nesser
Nele Neuhaus
Stuart Neville
Linda Newbery
Charlie Newton
Mike Nicol
Carla Norton
Graham Norton
Liz Nugent
Kem Nunn
Kevin O'Brien
Carol O'connell
Jack O'Connell
Niamh O'Connor
Catherine O'Flynn
Nicolas Obregon
Martha Ockley
Mark Oldfield
Lauren Oliver
Gregg Olsen
James Oswald
Caroline Overington
Hollie Overton
Nikki Owen
Leonardo Padura
Sara Paretsky
B. A. Paris
Jefferson Parker
Robert B. Parker
Brad Parks
Jean-francois Parot
S. J. Parris
Bronwyn Parry
Tony Parsons
R. S. Pateman
Jill Paton Walsh
Jill Paton Walsh
Seth Patrick
James Patterson
James Patterson, Ashwin Sanghi
Richard North Patterson
Chris Pavone
Iain Pears
George Pelecanos
George P Pelecanos
Daniel Pembrey
Louise Penny
Andrew Pepper
Benjamin Percy
Sarah Perry
Malin Persson Giolito
Leif G. W. Persson
Elizabeth Peters
Sam Peters
Mark Peterson
Chris Petit
Gin Phillips
Jodi Picoult
Sarah Pinborough
Nic Pizzolatto
Matthew Plampin
Henry Porter
Stuart Prebble
Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
Anthony Price
Malcolm Pryce
Mario Puzo
Amanda Quick
Sheila Quigley
Anthony Quinn
Anthony J. Quinn
Matthew Quirk
Danielle Ramsay
Ian Rankin
Ian Rankin, Mark Thomson
Agnes Ravatn
Jaime Raven
Derek Raymond
Sarah Rayne
Patrick Redmond
Phil Redmond
Matt Rees
Kathy Reichs
Louisa Reid
Ruth Rendell
James Renner
Nick Rennison
Rod Reynolds
Dan Rhodes
Kate Rhodes
Rachel Rhys
Lucy Ribchester
Deb Richardson-Moore
Marnie Riches
T. R. Richmond
Phil Rickman
Michael Ridpath
Suzanne Rindell
Mike Ripley
J. D. Robb
J D Robb
Nora Roberts
Craig Robertson
Imogen Robertson
Peter Robinson
Peter Robinson
Michael Robotham
Margaret de Rohan
Jacqui Rose
Karen Rose
Andrew Rosenheim
Anders Roslund, Borge Hellstrom
J. K. Rowling
S. J. Rozan
S. J. Rozan
Jed Rubenfeld
James Runcie
Craig Russell
Leigh Russell
Michael Russell
Robert Ryan
William Ryan
James Sallis
Kevin Sampson
Mark Sanderson
C. J. Sansom
Ian Sansom
Alex Scarrow
Emelie Schepp
Ferdinand von Schirach
Alicia Scott
Manda Scott
Melissa Scrivner Love
Nicholas Searle
John Searles
Holly Seddon
Marcus Sedgwick
Jan-Philipp Sendker
Mark Sennen
Gerald Seymour
Julie Shaw
Owen Sheers
Jane Shemilt
Lloyd Shepherd
Lynn Shepherd
Sara Sheridan
Liad Shoham
Lionel Shriver
Lilja Sigurdardottir
Yrsa Sigurdardottir
Daniel Silva
Georges Simenon
Dan Simmons
Chris Simms
Ian Simpson
John Gordon Sinclair
C. J. Skuse
Karin Slaughter
Fiona Veitch Smith
Martin Cruz Smith
Michael Farris Smith
Tom Rob Smith
James Smythe
Alexander Soderberg
Teresa Solana
Susan Sontag
Paul Southern
Muriel Spark, Ronald Frame
Muriel Spark, Allan Massie
Muriel Spark
Peter Spiegelman
Mickey Spillane, Max Allan Collins
Erica Spindler
Simon Spurrier
Lauren St.John
Gunnar Staalesen
Dana Stabenow
Lyndon Stacey
Cath Staincliffe
Michael Stanley
Oliver Stark
Jason Starr
Mel Starr
Susie Steiner
Olen Steinhauer
Amy Stewart
Jon Stock
Lisa Stone
Nick Stone
Rebecca Stott
Ivo Stourton
Erik Axl Sund
Peter Swanson
Vikas Swarup
Duane Swierczynski
S. D. Sykes
Frank Tallis
Andrew Taylor
C. L. Taylor
Debbie Taylor
Peter Temple
Aline Templeton
The Detection Club, Agatha Christie, Margery Allingham, Dorothy L. Sayers
The Detection Club, Colin Dexter, Robert Goddard, Reginald Hill
Johan Theorin
Jeremy C. Thomas
James Thompson
Lesley Thomson
D. B. Thorne
David Thorne
Robert Thorogood
Lavie Tidhar
Mark Timlin
Sophia Tobin
Paul Torday
Mary Torjussen
Simon Toyne
P. J. Tracy
Peter Tremayne
S. K. Tremayne
Trevanian, Don Winslow
Neely Tucker
Antti Tuomainen
Paige Elizabeth Turner
Scott Turow
Lisa Tuttle
L. C. Tyler
Cathi Unsworth
Simon Kurt Unsworth
Nicola Upson
Carl-Johan Vallgren
Pip Vaughan-hughes
Manuel Vazquez Montalban
John Verdon
Roland Vernon
Luca Veste
Marco Vichi
Paul Vidich
Barbara Vine
Richard Vine
P. D. Viner
Simone van der Vlugt
Tom Vowler
Henry Vyner-Brooks
Martin Walker
Wendy Walker
T. M. E. Walsh
Alex Walters
Minette Walters
Joseph Wambaugh
Ruth Ware
Julie Wassmer
Douglas Watkinson
S. J. Watson
Daisy Waugh
Camilla Way
Tim Weaver
Jason Webster
Matt Wesolowski
Chris Whitaker
Lucie Whitehouse
Susan Wilkins
Kerry Wilkinson
Andrew Williams
Charlotte Williams
Conrad Williams
Kate Williams
Andrew Wilson
Alexander Wilson
D. K. Wilson
Elizabeth Wilson
Laura Wilson
Robert Wilson
Sam Wilson
R D Wingfield
Tom Winship
Don Winslow
Jacqueline Winspear
Inger Ash Wolfe
Chris Womersley
Jake Woodhouse
A Yi
David Young
Hester Young
Israel Zangwill, John Curran
Ausma Zehanat Khan
Richard Zimler
Richard Zimler
  
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Murderous, Mysterious, Machination _________________________

From the suave to the sleazy, the saint to the sinner; from the sensitive to the sanguine, the sexy to the squalid, we just can’t resist a good sleuth. Here you’ll find immersive crime stories to feed your fascination for conspiracy, your love for psychological sorcery, to make your hairs stand up on the back of your neck, to make your blood run cold and adrenaline fill your nervous system. Whether you’re after a classic like; Poirot (Agatha Christie), Rebus (Rankin) or Morse (Colin Dexter); or a more contemporary crime confrontation from the likes of, Michael Connelly, Gillian Flynn or J.A Lance, there’s something here to float the most demanding of boats. Have a look at our Books of the Month from this and previous months for a head start to a great next read.

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Stephen Booth
James Ellroy
George P Pelecanos
Mark Mills
Lindsey Davis
David Wishart
Candace Robb
Ellis Peters
C J Sansom
Dick Francis
Lyndon Stacey
Janet Evanovich
Colin Bateman
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