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The next in the Agent Pendergast series and another excellent suspense-filled thriller.Cults, voodoo and magic and murder all intertwine to create a gut-wrenching, chilling novel. These novels all stand alone, without the need to know the characters in depth, but once you’ve read one you’ll be hooked.
This author is very special, she has not written a mediocre book, all, very different, are riveting and disturbing. Here we follow a young Australian girl fleeing home and landing up in a squat in London with a load of losers. She hears noises in the night and her room smells very unpleasant. What she discovers is pretty upsetting …. And then it gets worse. It is genuinely unputdownable, a terrific read. Comparison: Louise Welsh, Nicci French, Sophie Hannah.
Simms plunges DI Jon Spicer in to his most personal case. When his brother is brutally murdered Spicer finds his investigations lead him to a tight knit Peak District community who seem to have plenty to hide. Simms is definitely a talent to watch, a rising star...
A story of espionage, secrets, murder and danger as a son attempts to uncover his father’s wartime past in a small village in Brittany. A cracking thriller, with a historical flavour. Very good.
March 2010 Book of the Month. This is the third in a seriously good medical crime series starring a feisty heroine, anatomist Adelia Aguilar. The first (a must read), Mistress of the Art of Death, won the Crime Writers’ Association’s Historical First Novel prize, the Ellis Peters Award, and this is even better. It concerns the discovery of two skeletons at Glastonbury whom some believe are Arthur and Guinevere, but some are prepared to kill to keep their identity secret. It is riveting stuff. Highly recommended. Comparison: C J Sansom, Cassandra Clark, Susanna Gregory. Mistress of the Art of Death series:1. The Mistress of the Art of Death2. The Death Maze3. Relics of the Dead4. The Assassin's Prayer
Val McDermid is the winner of the CWA Cartier Diamond Dagger Award 2010, which honours outstanding achievement in the field of crime writing. Shortlisted for the Crime Thriller of the Year Award at the Galaxy British Book Awards 2008.Val McDermid's latest riveting crime thriller, The Grave Tattoo is very different to much of her previous work; it is no less riveting but it has a truly huge breadth and depth of canvas, which she has pulled off with great aplomb. Fletcher Christian was the man responsible for seizing command of the Bounty from Bligh in 1789 and his death on Pitcairn island has never been truly confirmed and did he in fact die in his beloved Lake District? Christian was distantly related to William Wordsworth, and was an old school friend of the poet and this forms the basis for a superb psychological thriller in which a present-day murder and a Wordsworth manuscript have their routes in the eighteenth century and the mutiny. When a tattooed body is found half-preserved in the brackish water of a peat bog local Wordsworth scholar Jane Gresham jumps at the chance to investigate. We feel The Grave Tattoo will be thoroughly enjoyed by her existing fan base but also be enjoyed equally by those who thrive on finding clues as well weaving historical investigative work with the present.
I have been reading this American thriller writer for some years, watching her books get better and better and knowing that a truly excellent one would come … well, here it is, her best yet. A mass grave of six young girls is found in the grounds of an abandoned mental hospital, now under re-development. One of the bodies bears a name of a girl, Annabelle Granger, only she is now 30-years old, and has spent her life in hiding. Revelations about the killer, the inmates of the old hospital and Annabelle’s own family and reasons for hiding lead to a great climax in a gripping page-turner.Comparison: Tess Gerritsen, Karin Slaughter, Tami Hoag.To view a video trailer for this book, click here To view a mini-site about this book, click here. D.D. Warren series:1. Alone2. Hide3. The Neighbour
A riveting book that I found hard to put down. A young mother disappears in a novel that explores how physical and sexual abuse can have a devastating effect on future relationships and how we protect ourselves from past memories. It’s a fast-paced thriller which makes rather uncomfortable reading in parts but builds and builds as each new piece of evidence, each new suspect is presented to us. Excellent. Comparison: Tami Hoag, Tess Gerritsen, Mo Hayder. D.D. Warren series:1. Alone2. Hide3. The Neighbour 4. Live to Tell
This American crime novelist is top notch. Tension ratchets up wickedly, it’s hair-tingling stuff and compulsive, addictive, inventive, surprising and very clever. It’s not a book to be missed. However, if you’re arachnophobic then don’t read it. Comparison: Tami Hoag, Tess Gerritsen, Mo Hayder. Quincy / Rainie series: 1. The Perfect Husband 2. The Third Victim 3. The Next Accident 4. The Killing Hour 5. Gone 6. Say Goodbye
For 300-some pages, Gardner will keep you spellbound—not just by her plot but by the beautifully realized character of Massachusetts police sniper Bobby Dodge. A twisted, effective psychological thriller. Comparison: Tami Hoag.Similar this month: Jeff Abbott, Jayne Ann Krentz. D.D. Warren series:1. Alone2. Hide3. The Neighbour 4. Live to Tell
I have been reading this American thriller writer for some years, watching her books get better and better and knowing that a truly excellent one would come … well, here it is, her best yet. A mass grave of six young girls is found in the grounds of an abandoned mental hospital, now under re-development. One of the bodies bears a name of a girl, Annabelle Granger, only she is now 30-years old, and has spent her life in hiding. Revelations about the killer, the inmates of the old hospital and Annabelle’s own family and reasons for hiding lead to a great climax in a gripping page-turner.Comparison: Tess Gerritsen, Karin Slaughter, Tami Hoag.To view a video trailer for this book, click here To view a mini-site about this book, click here. D.D. Warren series:1. Alone2. Hide3. The Neighbour 4. Live to Tell
We believe this will be Lisa’s breakthrough thriller. It introduces a new and likeable crime heroine, Kimberley Quincy. Quincy / Rainie series: 1. The Perfect Husband 2. The Third Victim 3. The Next Accident 4. The Killing Hour 5. Gone 6. Say Goodbye
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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