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1222 by Anne Holt
1222
Anne Holt
December 2010 Book of the Month. This is crime fiction at its tip top best from one of Scandinavia’s bestselling female crime writers. It’s modern and a pitch-perfect reinvention of...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/12/2010
1222 by Anne Holt
1222
Anne Holt
This is crime fiction at its tip top best from one of Scandinavia’s bestselling female crime writers. It’s modern and a pitch-perfect reinvention of the classic locked room mystery. Retired police inspector Hanne Wilhelmsen has learned the hard way that...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/06/2011
14th Deadly Sin by James Patterson
14th Deadly Sin
James Patterson
Another ace in one of his best series with one of his best co-authors, Maxine Pietro. It is a Women’s Murder Club which, if this is your first, fear not, you’ll be fine reading it without having read the others....
Format: Hardback - Released: 26/02/2015
14th Deadly Sin by James Patterson
14th Deadly Sin
James Patterson
Another ace in one of his best series with one of his best co-authors, Maxine Pietro. It is a Women’s Murder Club which, if this is your first, fear not, you’ll be fine reading it without having read the others....
Format: Paperback - Released: 13/08/2015
1588: A Calendar of Crime A Novel in Five Books by Shirley McKay
1588: A Calendar of Crime A Novel in Five Books
Shirley McKay
December 2016 Book of the Month. St Andrews in the 16th century is once again brought to captivating vibrant life. With allegations of ghosts, witches, the Spanish Armada and high jinks, the year 1588 is full...
Format: Hardback - Released: 10/11/2016
206 Bones by Kathy Reichs
206 Bones
Kathy Reichs
TEMPERANCE BRENNAN - Created by Kathy Reichs, Tempe Brennan is a forensic anthropologist who shares her time between North Carolina and Montreal, and has now appeared in almost ten novels where her medical examinations of bones and other sinister discoveries...
Format: Hardback - Released: 27/08/2009
22 Dead Little Bodies and Other Stories by Stuart MacBride
22 Dead Little Bodies and Other Stories
Stuart MacBride
They say 'small is beautiful', but as Stuart MacBride demonstrates in these four tales, it can also be dark, violent, disturbing, and sometimes really quite rude. So pour yourself a wee dram, curl up on the sofa and enjoy DS...
Format: Paperback - Released: 19/11/2015
419 by Will Ferguson
419
Will Ferguson
Winner of Canada’s most prestigious literary prize, this is a very clever thriller focused on the most pervasive internet scams (419 refers to the article of the Nigerian Criminal Code dealing with fraud). Until you really get in to the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 27/02/2014
61 Hours by Lee Child
61 Hours
Lee Child
Winner of the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award 2011. Jack Reacher is the man from nowhere who emerges from darkness to avenge injustice like a modern cowboy. In his 14th adventure, he arrives in South Dakota...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/09/2010
66 North by Michael Ridpath
66 North
Michael Ridpath
Ancient blood feuds and modern conspiracies: Magnus Jonson, the Iceland-born American homicide detective seconded to Reykjavik, discovers that vengeance, in Iceland, is best served at arctic temperatures.
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/05/2011
66 North by Michael Ridpath
66 North
Michael Ridpath
Ancient blood feuds and modern conspiracies: Magnus Jonson, the Iceland-born American homicide detective seconded to Reykjavik, discovers that vengeance, in Iceland, is best served at arctic temperatures.
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/02/2012
7 Days by Deon Meyer
7 Days
Deon Meyer
Award-winning crime fiction with South African Soul.
Format: Paperback - Released: 24/10/2013
88 Killer by Oliver Stark
88 Killer
Oliver Stark
Three unconnected crimes are about to be linked in the most chilling way imaginable. The abduction of a teenage girl, heading towards a bus stop. A woman shot, point-blank during a brutal robbery and a young man tortured, his body...
Format: Paperback - Released: 18/08/2011
9Tail Fox by Jon Courtenay Grimwood
9Tail Fox
Jon Courtenay Grimwood
The extraordinary new novel from one of this or any genre's most talented writers - cutting edge genre writing with an impeccable critical track record.Similar this month: None.Comparison: Richard Morgan, Nick Sagan, Michael Marshall...
Format: Paperback (b Format) - Released: 10/08/2006
A Banquet of Consequences An Inspector Lynley Novel by Elizabeth George
A Banquet of Consequences An Inspector Lynley Novel
Elizabeth George
November 2015 Book of the Month. ‘A Banquet of Consequences’ is a truly enjoyable, wickedly twisty family drama combined with a crime novel. This is the 19th book in the ‘Inspector Lynley...
Format: Hardback - Released: 27/10/2015
A Banquet of Consequences An Inspector Lynley Novel by Elizabeth George
A Banquet of Consequences An Inspector Lynley Novel
Elizabeth George
‘A Banquet of Consequences’ is a truly enjoyable, wickedly twisty family drama combined with a crime novel. This is the 19th book in the ‘Inspector Lynley series’, and my first outing, oh how I relished getting to grips with the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 23/02/2017
A Burnable Book by Bruce Holsinger
A Burnable Book
Bruce Holsinger
A challenging, big, historical novel steeped in fact and really quite an excellent history lesson. It seems Geoffrey Chaucer has lost an important book that has been tampered with and its content is now treasonable. It contains a secret some...
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/08/2014
A Capital Crime by Laura Wilson
A Capital Crime
Laura Wilson
An outstanding historical crime thriller based on the true story of the two most controversial murder trials of the 1950s and set against the backdrop of a London still scarred by war. A Capital Crime is a story of guilt,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/03/2011
A Carnival of Shadows by R. J. Ellory
A 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: Hardback - Released: 22/05/2014
A Carrion Death by Michael Stanley
A Carrion Death
Michael Stanley
Contemporary Botswana but this is not the land of Mma Ramotswe of The No 1 Ladies Detective Agency. This is a dark, tough Botswana of diamond smuggling and corruption, and this stars Assistant Superintendent David Kubu Bengu. I liked...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/10/2008
A Christmas Hope by Anne Perry
A Christmas Hope
Anne Perry
A lovely, old-fashioned murder mystery set in the mid 19th century. The sort of tale to read on a winter’s evening with your feet up in front of the fire. Claudine is a middle-aged, intelligent and unhappy lady. She and...
Format: Hardback - Released: 24/10/2013
A Cruel Necessity by L. C. Tyler
A Cruel Necessity
L. C. Tyler
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. Len Tyler has, until now, been best known for his humorous Ethelred and Elsie series, in which a mid-list crime writer and his intrepid agent solved perky...
Format: Hardback - Released: 06/11/2014
A Cruel Necessity by L. C. Tyler
A Cruel Necessity
L. C. Tyler
Len Tyler has, until now, been best known for his humorous Ethelred and Elsie series, in which a mid-list crime writer and his intrepid agent solved perky crimes with aplomb. This, however, is another kettle of fish, the debut volume...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/05/2015
A Cursed Inheritance by Kate Ellis
A Cursed Inheritance
Kate Ellis
I am an enormous fan of these West Country detective yarns that intriguingly always weave a past mystery with the present, often through some archaeological dig or other and star the lovely black DI Wesley Peterson. Sadly, in this tale,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 08/09/2005
A Dangerous Crossing by Rachel Rhys
A Dangerous Crossing
Rachel Rhys
All aboard for an Agatha Christie-esque mystery set on a ship bound for the distant shores of Australia in 1939. As the world teeters on the edge of another war, working class Lily is about to plunge headlong into a...
Format: Hardback - Released: 23/03/2017
A Dark and Broken Heart by R. J. Ellory
A Dark and Broken Heart
R. J. Ellory
A dark and atmospheric noir thriller from the award-winning author of A Quiet Belief in Angels. A thief steals from other thieves, hoping for the perfect crime as they aren't likely to go to the police. But the robbery...
Format: Paperback - Released: 11/04/2013
A Dark and Twisted Tide Lacey Flint Series, Book 4 by Sharon Bolton
A Dark and Twisted Tide Lacey Flint Series, Book 4
Sharon Bolton
This is indeed a dark and twisted tale, quite brilliant. Jumping from character to character with each chapter ending in a cliff hanger, it is very hard to put down. The star is former DC Lacey Flint who is now...
Format: Hardback - Released: 08/05/2014
A Dark-adapted Eye by Barbara Vine
A Dark-adapted Eye
Barbara Vine
Like most families, they had their secrets ...And they hid them under a genteelly respectable veneer. No onlooker would guess that prim Vera Hillyard and her beautiful, adored younger sister, Eden, were locked in a dark and bitter combat over...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/03/2016
A Darker Domain by Val McDermid
A Darker Domain
Val McDermid
Longlisted for the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year 2010. Val McDermid is the winner of the CWA Cartier Diamond Dagger Award 2010, which honours outstanding achievement in the field of crime writing. Featured...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/09/2008
A Darker Shade 17 Swedish Stories of Murder, Mystery and Suspense Including a Short Story by Stieg Larsson by John-Henri Holmberg
A Darker Shade 17 Swedish Stories of Murder, Mystery and Suspense Including a Short Story by Stieg Larsson
John-Henri Holmberg
Seventeen Swedish stories of murder, mystery and suspense with some very big names amongst them: Henning Mankell, Hakan Nesser, Åsa Larsson, and the biggest of them all, Stieg Larsson. His story, Brain Power, was written when he was 18 and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/06/2014
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