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Not to Disturb by Muriel Spark, Prof. Dan Gunn
Not to Disturb
Muriel Spark, Prof. Dan Gunn
‘One of the chief worries besetting any author of an introduction to a novel is that of letting the cat out of the bag… From its opening pages, through the utterances of its protagonist, the butler Lister, Not to Disturb...
Format: Hardback - Released: 10/05/2018
The Craftsman by Sharon Bolton
The Craftsman
Sharon Bolton
Deliciously and thrillingly creepy, The Craftsman is an intensely gripping, superb read. Thirty years ago Larry Glassbrook confessed and was imprisoned for a series of child murders. Florence Lovelady was at the beginning of her career when she was involved...
Format: Hardback - Released: 03/05/2018
White Bodies by Jane Robins
White Bodies
Jane Robins
`The perfect thriller' Elle `Immensely gripping' Sophie Hannah `Gripping, creepy and very addictive!' BA Paris
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/05/2018
Turn a Blind Eye by Vicky Newham
Turn a Blind Eye
Vicky Newham
`A remarkable portrayal of a crime investigation in modern, multi-cultural Britain' Paul Finch, author of Ashes to Ashes A dead girl. A wall of silence. DI Maya Rahman is running out of time.
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/04/2018
The Driver's Seat by Muriel Spark
The Driver's Seat
Muriel Spark
‘She wrote The Driver’s Seat in under eight weeks in 1969. Trips away from her desk in Rome were mainly for shopping… I mean, what is shopping, what is a purchase, if not a more or less intense moment of...
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/04/2018
Persons Unknown by Susie Steiner
Persons Unknown
Susie Steiner
Manon Bradshaw of Missing, Presumed is back only she is now pregnant, attached to the Cambridgeshire police but working on cold cases until a murder occurs close to the school her adopted son attends. He is arrested for it. He is...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/04/2018
Friends and Traitors by John (Author) Lawton
Friends and Traitors
John (Author) Lawton
A book of very distinct halves, the first introducing (or familiarising if you’ve read Lawson’s Troy series before) his society and characters, the second a beautifully paced spy story. The Troy series, of which this is one, fluctuates between the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/04/2018
Dead Letters by Caite Dolan-Leach
Dead Letters
Caite Dolan-Leach
A dramatic and oh so readable family tale, with enough tension playing through the pages to sink a battleship. Two years ago Ava vowed never to speak to her twin sister Zelda again, when an email arrives declaring Zelda dead,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/04/2018
Perfect Match by D. B. Thorne
Perfect Match
D. B. Thorne
This is a heart in mouth, positively thrilling read, likely to scare you out of your wits if you've ever tried online dating and dating apps without putting safeguards in place. A serial killer is hunting down his victims as...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/04/2018
End Game by Matt Johnson
End Game
Matt Johnson
A fiery, fast-paced, bullet of a read, and the last in the Robert Finlay trilogy. Continuing on from ‘Deadly Game’, Robert Finlay and Kevin Jones find themselves in the middle of a whole heap of trouble. A Superintendent from the Complaints Investigation...
Format: Paperback - Released: 31/03/2018
We Were the Salt of the Sea by Roxanne Bouchard
We Were the Salt of the Sea
Roxanne Bouchard
What a beautifully written, captivating, and soulful read this is. Detective Sergeant Joaquin Morales, newly transferred, begins to investigate the death of a women found in fishing nets out at sea. Catherine Day leaves Montreal for a remote fishing village,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/03/2018
Come and Find Me (DI Marnie Rome Book 5) by Sarah Hilary
Come and Find Me (DI Marnie Rome Book 5)
Sarah Hilary
Simply superb, Come and Find Me is one hell of a clever, twisting, powerful story. This series is one of my favourites and DI Marnie Rome returns here in splendid style. Taking place a short time after Quieter...
Format: Hardback - Released: 22/03/2018
House of Beauty  by Melba Escobar
House of Beauty
Melba Escobar
Set in the author’s home city of Bogotá, Colombia, this absorbing, pacey women-centered novel has a brutal murder at its core, and offers sharply observed insights into corruption and double standards around class, gender and race, as seen through the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 08/03/2018
A Game of Ghosts A Charlie Parker Thriller: 15. From the No. 1 Bestselling Author of A Time of Torment by John Connolly
A Game of Ghosts A Charlie Parker Thriller: 15. From the No. 1 Bestselling Author of A Time of Torment
John Connolly
The Number One bestseller. Fifteenth in the 'series of superb novels built around the haunted private detective Charlie Parker' (Daily Mail)
Format: Paperback - Released: 08/03/2018
Bring Me Back by B. A. Paris
Bring Me Back
B. A. Paris
A tale in three parts and dual-narrative. Part one gives you the before and after Layla disappeared, part two when her lover Finn is haunted by her and part three, obviously enough, the conclusion. The narrative is in alternating chapters,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 08/03/2018
The Devil's Dice by Roz Watkins
The Devil's Dice
Roz Watkins
The first in the ‘DI Meg Dalton Thriller’ series is an addictive, absolute treat of a read. Meg recently moved forces and is now based in Derbyshire, she is thrown in the deep end when a lawyer is found dead...
Format: Hardback - Released: 08/03/2018
While You Sleep by Stephanie Merritt
While You Sleep
Stephanie Merritt
Take an old house on the edge of a remote Scottish island, place an American artist running away from her marriage in it. She finds an old journal from 1869 written by Ailsa whose husband dabbled in the occult and...
Format: Hardback - Released: 08/03/2018
Every Man a Menace by Patrick Hoffman
Every Man a Menace
Patrick Hoffman
Riveting, raw and gritty, this is a story that rockets around like a ball in pinball wizard’s championship run. Focusing on some of the players in a drug smuggling ring, this tale crosses oceans, and proves how cheap life can...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/03/2018
The Liar's Girl by Catherine Ryan Howard
The Liar's Girl
Catherine Ryan Howard
An absolutely cracking, and thrillingly creepy read. Ten years after her first boyfriend Will confessed to five murders in Dublin and was imprisoned, Alison is still keeping the past at arms length. After several copycat killings, the Garda ask her...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/03/2018
Open Arms by Vince Cable
Open Arms
Vince Cable
This is a near future, post Brexit, political-cum-business thriller where Britain is seeking strong trade deals outside Europe. The protagonist, or so we initially believe, is Kate Thompson, a new, charming and good looking Tory trade minister who is sent...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/03/2018
The Dark Lake by Sarah Bailey
The Dark Lake
Sarah Bailey
Told over a period of three weeks, with forays into the past, this thrilling debut gathers tension into a knotted tangled ball, before hurling it sky high. Set in Australia, a teacher is found murdered in the town lake with...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/03/2018
Blue Night by Simone Buchholz
Blue Night
Simone Buchholz
This was a dream of a read for me, relatively short, different, beautifully written, and full of jarring, jolting impact. Blue Night is the first in the Chastity Riley series, was a number one bestseller in Germany, and has been...
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/02/2018
Scared to Death: A Gripping Crime Thriller You Won't be Able to Put Down by Kate Medina
Scared to Death: A Gripping Crime Thriller You Won't be Able to Put Down
Kate Medina
Another wonderfully twisty and chilling case in the ‘Jessie Flynn Crime Thriller’ series. Captain Ben Callan investigates a suspicious death on a base, as the case uncoils Dr Jessie Flynn and DI Simmons become involved, and unexpected links appear. The...
Format: Paperback - Released: 08/02/2018
The Girls of Slender Means by Muriel Spark
The Girls of Slender Means
Muriel Spark
‘There is a palpable sense as The Girls of Slender Means opens of the curtain rising, catching people in mid-conversation, in half-spoken sentences, and banal acts that, ordinary though they seem, prove to be telling. A slender novel it might...
Format: Hardback - Released: 08/02/2018
The Bachelors by Muriel Spark
The Bachelors
Muriel Spark
‘[The Bachelors] appeared at a time when, in the words of her biographer Martin Stannard, she ‘sensed the possibility of a radical change in the direction of her career – towards the theatre’… The theatrical infatuation cooled down, but The...
Format: Hardback - Released: 08/02/2018
A Dark So Deadly by Stuart MacBride
A Dark So Deadly
Stuart MacBride
Author famous for his excellent Logan McRae series presents a new police constable, one DC Callum McGregor. He is a man under internal investigation as he has accepted the blame for a major criminal being acquitted. We discover how and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 08/02/2018
The Prague Sonata by Bradford Morrow
The Prague Sonata
Bradford Morrow
A long book of 528 pages but very readable and a real page-turner. The writing is rich and thrilling and the story, swinging between the past and present, between Meta and Otylie, is clear and engaging. It involves the preservation...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/02/2018
The Perfect Stranger by Megan Miranda
The Perfect Stranger
Megan Miranda
A lovely psychological thriller where the unreliable narrator leaves you working hard following the facts and trying to figure out what really happened. One begins to wonder if this narrator, Leah, isn’t a bit disillusioned herself and if her housemate,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/02/2018
The Break by Katherena Vermette
The Break
Katherena Vermette
Emily is subjected to a horrific attack where she is raped with a glass bottle that breaks inside her. This story, peopled by Native ~Canadians, part of a Métis community, does not centre on the ghastly attack but on the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/02/2018
The Girl Who Ran by Nikki Owen
The Girl Who Ran
Nikki Owen
The final book in the ‘Project Trilogy’ and it’s an absolute belter as the story surges to a fittingly dramatic conclusion. In the present day Maria finds herself back at the Project facility, and feels as though she is home. Piercing the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 25/01/2018
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