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The cleaner  by Paul Cleave

The cleaner

Paul Cleave

"Meet Joe. He's a nice guy out to catch a copycat killer. Joe is in control of everything in his simple life, including both his day job at the police department and his 'night work'. He is not bothered by the reports of The Christchurch Carver, who - they say...

Cemetery lake  by Paul Cleave

Cemetery lake

Paul Cleave

"A standard exhumation becomes anything but for private investigator Theodore Tate when bodies begin bubbling to the surface of the cemetery lake. Tate cannot let the police start digging because they will get dangerously close to the truth: the truth about...

Lamb  by Matt Hill


Matt Hill

"When lorry driver Dougie Alport carries out a deadly attack on his employer's head office, the reverberations of his actions unleash a grief in his wife Maureen that threatens to reveal the secret she has spent years hiding from their son, Boyd. Moving north...

Out of the silent planet  by C. S. (Clive Staples) Lewis

Out of the silent planet

C. S. (Clive Staples) Lewis

"Tells the adventure of Dr Ransom who is kidnapped and transported to Mars Dr Ransom is a Cambridge academic who is captured whilst on a walking tour and forced into a spaceship by two men. With them he flies to Malacandra (Mars). There he escapes his two...

Wild thorns  by Sahar Khalifeh

Wild thorns

Sahar Khalifeh

"A young Palestinian named Usama returns from working in the Gulf to support the resistance movement. His mission is to blow up buses transporting Palestinian workers into Israel. Shocked to discover that many of his fellow citizens have adjusted to life under...

Take this woman  by Josephine Cox

Take this woman

Josephine Cox

"Blackburn, 1947. In the tiny front parlour fourteen-year-old Laura Blake watches her beloved father die. But not before he tells her she will make something of her life. Laura never forgets his words. Yet her path to success proves to be a rocky one. Forced...

Vow of the Shadow King  by Sylvia Mercedes

Vow of the Shadow King

Sylvia Mercedes

"A treacherous bride. A heartbroken groom. Is their marriage over before it's begun? Her deceit discovered, Faraine finds herself trapped in the Shadow Realm at the mercy of her new husband. She's surrounded by enemies, far from any allies, and her best bet...

The diary of a secret Tory MP  by author Secret Tory MP

The diary of a secret Tory MP

author Secret Tory MP

"From Brexit to Covid, parties to pig culling, the Conservative government has lurched from crisis to crisis. With a front-row seat on the, erm, backbenches, the Secret Tory MP has picked up on all the petty rivalries, bad decision-making and scandalous...

Miss Pinkerton  by Mary Roberts Rinehart

Miss Pinkerton

Mary Roberts Rinehart

"Miss Adams is a nurse, not a detective-- at least, not technically speaking. But while working as a nurse, one does have the opportunity to see things police can't see and an observant set of eyes can be quite an asset when crimes happen behind closed doors....

Blue Monday  by Nicci French

Blue Monday

Nicci French

"Monday - five-year-old Matthew Faraday is abducted. His face is splashed across newspaper front pages. His parents and the police are desperate. Can anyone help find their little boy before it is too late? Psychotherapist Frieda Klein just might know...

Excursion to Tindari  by Andrea Camilleri

Excursion to Tindari

Andrea Camilleri

"A young Don Juan is found murdered in front of his apartment building early one morning, and an elderly couple is reported missing after an excursion to the ancient site of Tindari - two seemingly unrelated cases for Inspector Montalbano to solve amid the...

The bean trees  by Barbara Kingsolver

The bean trees

Barbara Kingsolver

"Plucky Taylor Greer grows up poor in rural Kentucky with two goals: to avoid pregnancy and to get away. She succeeds on both counts when she buys an old car and heads west. But midway across the country motherhood catches up with her when she becomes the...

Luckpenny land  by Freda Lightfoot

Luckpenny land

Freda Lightfoot

"Life is hard for Meg Turner. She lives on a lonely farm in the bleak but beautiful mountains of the Lake District with a bully of a father and a brother who resents her. They want to keep her stuck at home, but Meg knows there's more to life than the kitchen...

The savage altar  by Åsa Larsson

The savage altar

Åsa Larsson

"A church in the glittering frozen wastes of Northern Sweden. Inside, a sacrifice - the body of a man - slashed to pieces, hands severed, eyes gouged out. The victim's sister, Sanna, is first to discover the body and immediately finds herself the police's only...

The fall of Hyperion  by Dan Simmons

The fall of Hyperion

Dan Simmons

"The mysterious Time Tombs are opening and the Shrike that has risen from them may well control the fate of all mankind. The Ousters are laying seige to the Hegemony of Man and the AIs we created have turned against us to build the Ultimate Intelligence: God....

The girls of Bomber Command  by Vicki Beeby

The girls of Bomber Command

Vicki Beeby

"With an enemy in their midst, can they still protect their fighters in the skies? Pearl has given up on her dreams of being a journalist after being denied a promotion because of her gender. Joining the WAAF as a radio telephone operator for Bomber Command,...

Finding our family  by Charlie Lyndhurst

Finding our family

Charlie Lyndhurst

"When Marc and Jim move to the small village of Cloverley Green, they are excited about their new start. Happily married, they make up a cosy little family with Vanessa, Marc's spirited 18-year-old daughter. But even now, it isn't always easy being gay in a...

Winter lights  by Deborah Jenkins

Winter lights

Deborah Jenkins

"'Anyone can see darkness. It takes courage to look for light.' Across the small town of Henford, families are preparing for the holiday season. A teacher, pulled in every direction by family and work, forms an unexpected friendship following a collision; a...

The coiled serpent  by Camilla Grudova

The coiled serpent

Camilla Grudova

"A little girl throws up Gloria-Jean's teeth after an explosion at the custard factory; Pax, Alexander, and Angelo are hypnotically enthralled by a book that promises them enlightenment if they keep their semen inside their bodies; Victoria is sent to a cursed...

The manor house governess  by C. A. Castle

The manor house governess

C. A. Castle

"All Bronte Ellis has ever known is life at St. Mary's all-boys boarding school, where he lingered first as a student and then as a teaching assistant. So when a chance to forge a new life in Cambridge presents itself, he seizes it with both hands. Arriving at...

The rich  by Rachel Lynch

The rich

Rachel Lynch

"Dr Alex is a psychologist to the Cambridge elite, keeper of their dirtiest little secrets. Carrie escaped from a private hell to attain her pristine mansion. Henry has a dangerous predilection for the wives of his clients. Grace hides her painful reality...

Dagger of death at Honeychurch Hall  by Hannah Dennison

Dagger of death at Honeychurch Hall

Hannah Dennison

"Is it a question of turn the other cheek-- or an eye for an eye? At last St Mary's church is going to have its own vicar! Not only that, the gorgeous Reverend Pritchard is sixty, single and in need of a wife. But when he spearheads a campaign to restore a...

Yeseni and the daughter of peace  by Solange Burrell

Yeseni and the daughter of peace

Solange Burrell

"The year is 1748. Elewa, known as 'the Daughter of Peace', bears a heavy responsibility on her young shoulders: to maintain the fragile truce between the warring peoples of her West African kingdom. But as she begins to understand her role in the peace...

The red room  by Nicci French

The red room

Nicci French

"Enter the Red Room - where nightmares become reality. He almost took your life. Now his is in your hands. After psychologist Kit Quinn is brutally attacked by a prisoner, she is determined to get straight back to work. When the police want her help in linking...

The nine tailors  by Dorothy L. (Dorothy Leigh) Sayers

The nine tailors

Dorothy L. (Dorothy Leigh) Sayers

"When his sexton finds a corpse in the wrong grave, the rector of Fenchurch St Paul asks Lord Peter Wimsey to find out who the dead man was and how he came to be there. The lore of bell-ringing and a brilliantly-evoked village in the remote fens of East Anglia...

Losing you  by Nicci French

Losing you

Nicci French

"The clock is ticking - and the search hasn't even begun-- Nina Landry has given up city life for the isolated community of Sandling Island, lying off the bleak east coast of England. At night the wind howls. Sometimes they are cut off by the incoming tide....

The memory game  by Nicci French

The memory game

Nicci French

"You remember an idyllic childhood. But your memory is deceitful. And possibly deadly... When a skeleton is unearthed in the Martellos' garden, Jane Martello is shocked to learn it's that of her childhood friend, Natalie, who went missing twenty-five years...

The death of faith  by Donna Leon

The death of faith

Donna Leon

"Commissario Guido Brunetti is kicking his heels, pondering the recent lack of crime in Venice, when a beautiful young woman appears at his office door. Now calling herself Maria Testa, his visitor is more familiar to Brunetti as Suor'lmmacolata, the nun who...

Friends in high places  by Donna Leon

Friends in high places

Donna Leon

"When Commissario Guido Brunetti is visited by a young bureaucrat investigating the lack of official approval for the building of his apartment years earlier, his first reaction, like any other Venetian, is to think of whom he knows who might bring pressure to...

Fatal remedies  by Donna Leon

Fatal remedies

Donna Leon

"A sudden act of vandalism has been committed in the chill Venetian dawn and Commissario Guido Brunetti soon finds out that the perpetrator is no petty criminal. For the culprit waiting to be apprehended at the scene of the crime is none other than Paola...

Doctored evidence  by Donna Leon

Doctored evidence

Donna Leon

"When a wealthy Venetian woman is found brutally murdered, the prime suspect is her Romanian maid, who dies in a tragic accident while fleeing the city, carrying a considerable sum of money and forged papers. When the old woman's neighbour returns from abroad,...

Uniform justice  by Donna Leon

Uniform justice

Donna Leon

"Neither Commissario Brunetti nor his wife Paola have ever had much sympathy for the Italian armed forces, so when a young cadet is found hanged, at Venice's elite military academy, Brunetti's emotions are complex - pity and sorrow at the death of a boy close...

A presumption of death  by Jill Paton Walsh

A presumption of death

Jill Paton Walsh

"1940, and while the Second World War rages on, Harriet Vane - now Lady Peter Wimsey - has taken her children to safety in the country.But the war has followed them: glamorous RAF pilots and even more glamorous land-girls scandalise the villagers, and the...

Killing me softly  by Nicci French

Killing me softly

Nicci French

"Alice Loudon couldn't resist abandoning her old, safe life for a wild affair. And in Adam Tallis, a rugged mountaineer with a murky past, she finds a man who can teach her things about herself that she never even suspected. But sexual obsession has its dark...

Five bad deeds  by Caz Frear

Five bad deeds

Caz Frear

A gripping tale of revenge, loyalty, and the secrets hidden between the walls of the most beautiful home in town. Ellen Walsh has done something very, very bad. If only she knew what it was. Teacher, mother, wife, and all-around good citizen Ellen is juggling...

Watching the dark  by Peter Robinson

Watching the dark

Peter Robinson

When Detective Inspector Bill Reid is found murdered in the tranquil grounds of the St Peter's Police Treatment Centre, and compromising photographs are discovered in his room, DCI Banks is called in to investigate. Because of the possibility of police...

Bloodalcohol  by Michael Botur


Michael Botur

"A South island road trip turns murderous as a dangerous drifter smells a secret in her co-dependence pal. Millionaire Kiwi conservationists learn too late how little Mother Nature cares for mankind. A Far North teen confronts the terrifying truth about why...

The Heaven & Earth Grocery Store  by James McBride

The Heaven & Earth Grocery Store

James McBride

"In 1972, when workers in Pottstown, Pennsylvania, were digging the foundations for a new development, the last thing they expected to find was a skeleton at the bottom of a well. Who the skeleton was and how it got there were two of the long-held secrets kept...

The final empire  by Brandon Sanderson

The final empire

Brandon Sanderson

"A thousand years ago evil came to the land and has ruled with an iron hand ever since. The sun shines fitfully under clouds of ash that float down endlessly from the constant eruption of volcanoes. A dark lord rules through the aristocratic families and...

The wind will catch you  by Michelle Theall

The wind will catch you

Michelle Theall

"Sky Fielder is a typical college student, except that she is a product of the foster care system, lives in a halfway house, and meets with her caseworker on a weekly basis. While failing to balance her grades and erratic social life, she receives a call from...

The river runs south  by Audrey Ingram

The river runs south

Audrey Ingram

"When Camille Taylor's husband dies unexpectedly, the carefully constructed life she worked so hard to build in Washington, DC, shatters. After struggling for almost a year, she packs up her daughter, and heads for the Alabama coast where she grew up. The salt...

Crafting deception  by Barbara Emodi

Crafting deception

Barbara Emodi

"Ghosts of the past haunt the crafters of Gasper's Cove Two generations ago, Winston Churchill's greatest lie washed ashore in Nova Scotia. Before anyone can recover what was lost, a bus tour director is found murdered, and Duck, an ex-con with a soft spot for...

Murder checks out  by Victoria Gilbert

Murder checks out

Victoria Gilbert

"Returning to her role as an amateur detective is the last thing library director Amy Muir wants. She's already buried under an avalanche of responsibilities, including sharing the directorship of the local public library, parenting her holiday-obsessed...

Trotting into trouble  by Amber Camp

Trotting into trouble

Amber Camp

"It's business as usual when horse rescue owner Mallory Martin gets a call from Sheriff Grady Sullivan that a loose horse has been found in a popular hunting area. While trying to catch the horse, Mallory stumbles upon the body of his unfortunate rider,...

Caught on the book  by Laura Gail Black

Caught on the book

Laura Gail Black

"The annual fishing tournament and festival in Hokes Folly, North Carolina, is the high-water mark event of the year. Antiquarian bookseller Jenna Quinn, owner of the Twice Upon a Time bookstore, is ready to catch some new customers with her fishing-themed...

Cry wolf  by Lark O. Jensen

Cry wolf

Lark O. Jensen

"An Alaskan tour guide at Juneau Wildlife World discovers her new manager mauled in a remote part of the wolf sanctuary, but it appears to be human handiwork"--Publisher.

Fadeaway Joe  by Hugh Lessig

Fadeaway Joe

Hugh Lessig

"Sixty-four-year-old Joe has known violence his entire life. For forty years, he's worked as an enforcer for loan shark and close friend Maxie Smith, breaking more than a few bones along the way. When Maxie abruptly fires him, Joe isn't sure where to lay the...

I know what you did  by Cayce Osborne

I know what you did

Cayce Osborne

"Petal Woznewski is content with her quiet life in New York City with her on-again, off-again boyfriend, Gus. Then her name appears on the dedication page of an anonymously written thriller with a cryptic note: "I know what you did, Petal Woznewski. And now...

The woods are waiting  by Katherine (Author) Greene

The woods are waiting

Katherine (Author) Greene

"Katherine Greene's debut thriller is a dark descent into the sinister traditions and customs of a small town in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. Yet no superstition will prepare childhood friends Cheyenne and Natalie for the macabre truth that...

Macarons can be murder  by Rose Betancourt

Macarons can be murder

Rose Betancourt

"Living in Paris, Kentucky, and having a sidekick cat named Pepe le Pew gives Marci Beaucoup's life a certain je ne sais quoi. Combining her love of baking and France, Marci opened La Belle Patisserie to bring her small Southern hometown a bit of French flair...

One for the money  by Janet Evanovich

One for the money

Janet Evanovich

"A New Jersey bounty hunter with attitude, bail-bonds apprehension agent Stephanie Plum pursues a former vice cop, now on the run, with whom she shares a sordid history and a powerful chemistry."--Publisher.

The lovers  by John Connolly

The lovers

John Connolly

"Stripped of his license and working at a Portland bar, Charlie Parker decides to face his past and discover why his decorated police father apparently shot two unarmed teenagers and then himself."--Publisher.

The last man  by Vince Flynn

The last man

Vince Flynn

"The head of clandestine operations in Afghanistan has been kidnapped, his four bodyguards executed in cold blood. With the CIA plunged into crisis mode, [Mitch] Rapp is dispatched to find his missing friend, Joe Rickman, at all costs. He isn't the only one...

Pursuit of honor  by Vince Flynn

Pursuit of honor

Vince Flynn

"Less than a week after a series of deadly explosions devastated Washington, DC, key officials are up in arms over whether to make friends or foes of the clandestine elite counterterrorism operatives that stepped between the enemy and countless American lives....

Executive power  by Vince Flynn

Executive power

Vince Flynn

"CIA superagent Mitch Rapp battles global terrorism in a high-octane follow-up to The New York Times bestselling Separation of Power - another chillingly authentic adventure from the master of the political thriller. Mitch Rapp's cover has been blown. After...

The third option  by Vince Flynn

The third option

Vince Flynn

"CIA counterterrorism operative Mitch Rapp falls prey to government forces with an agenda of their own after Dr. Irene Kennedy is named the successor to dying CIA Director Thomas Stansfield - a choice that enrages many inside the world's most powerful...

Mitch Rapp novels. 03  by Vince Flynn

Mitch Rapp novels. 03

Vince Flynn

"Washington. Amid the shuffle of tourists and the brisk rush of government officials, the stately calm of the White House is shattered in a hail of gunfire. A group of terrorists has descended on the Executive Mansion and gained access by means of a violent...

Murder by the seashore  by Samara Yew

Murder by the seashore

Samara Yew

"Southern California is where dreams come true-or so Scarlett Gardner thought. When she moved there and opened the Palm Trees and Page Turners bookshop, she thought her boyfriend and business partner would be part of the story. When he leaves her for a better...

In the wick of time  by Valona Jones

In the wick of time

Valona Jones

"December in Savannah, Georgia, is a sight to behold. With all the festivities - including the traditional riverfront luminary display during the boat parade - twin sisters Tabby and Sage Winslow are busier than ever setting up for the big celebration. But...

The duplicate bride  by Ginny Baird

The duplicate bride

Ginny Baird

"Hope Webb can't believe her twin sister Jackie is begging her to swap places and play fiancée at Jackie's pre-wedding festivities. Sure, it's only a business-deal sort of marriage, but Hope is a carb-loving teacher who enjoys curling up with a good book....

A troubling tail  by Laurie Cass

A troubling tail

Laurie Cass

"The charming town of Chilson, Michigan, is beautiful in the spring, and the bookmobile is delivering great reads far and wide on one of the first warm days of the year. But a chill sweeps through when they discover that one of their favorite patrons, the...

Death and a duet  by K. M. Jackways

Death and a duet

K. M. Jackways

"In the enchanting town of Ledstow, where the mystical blends with everyday life, Esther is just getting to grips with being a witch and getting to know Clark, the local policeman. When the lead actor of a local play is discovered dead, it seems unsuspicious...

Here's to us  by Nora Roberts

Here's to us

Nora Roberts

Temptation: "Eden Carlbough is unprepared for the difficulties of running a camp for girls. So she's pretty lucky--for more than one reason--when she tumbles from an apple tree into the arms of a strong, capable orchard owner."--Publisher.

The Polaris protocol  by Brad Taylor

The Polaris protocol

Brad Taylor

"Taskforce operators Pike Logan and Jennifer Cahill are used to putting their lives at risk, but in The Polaris Protocol it's Jennifer's brother and countless more innocents who face unfathomable violence and bloodshed. Pike and Jennifer are in Turkmenistan...

Midnight sun  by Jo Nesbø

Midnight sun

Jo Nesbø

"In a remote corner of Norway-- a mountain village so far north the sun never sets-- a man is running for his life. Jon is on the run. He has betrayed Oslo's biggest crime lord-- the Fisherman. Fleeing to an isolated corner of Norway, Jon hopes to find...

Hunter  by Chris (Novelist) Allen


Chris (Novelist) Allen

"Serbian war criminals on trial have abducted the world-famous daughter of the Presiding Judge. The very fabric of international justice is set to unravel. There's only one thing for Alex Morgan to do - hunt the bastards down. 'The safety catch is off. Return...

The fire witness  by Lars Kepler

The fire witness

Lars Kepler

"Detective Joona Linna is on leave dealing with personal and professional issues when he gets pulled into the investigation of a horrific murder at a home for wayward teenage girls. One girl is dead, and another is missing. The local police want to close the...

Inferno  by Julian Stockwin


Julian Stockwin

"In the 17th volume in the popular high-seas nautical adventure series, it is 1807 and Captain Sir Thomas Kydd's famous sea action aboard Tyger has snatched his reputation from ignominy. He is the hero of the hour. But though Britain's Navy remains imperious,...

Murder on tour  by V. M. Burns

Murder on tour

V. M. Burns

"Wrapping up her book tour at a prestigious book festival in her hometown, Samantha Washington is faced with a real-life mystery with a huge plot twist when a best-selling author is accused of plagiarism and sabotage, proving to Sam that fact can be deadlier...

Bloody heart  by Sophie Lark

Bloody heart

Sophie Lark

"When you get a second chance, you don't wait for a third...Simone Solomon lives in a gilded cage. She's been raised to wealth, privilege, and above all, obedience. Hiding in the back of a limousine, dreading another tedious gala, Simone is abducted by a...

Goddesses  by Nina Millns


Nina Millns

"Ayesha is just about finding her feet on the London stand-up scene, but when her response to a sexist heckler goes viral, she finds herself drawn into an exclusive group of activists: a sacred circle of change makers, each woman with a specific gift to...

Orbital  by Samantha Harvey


Samantha Harvey

"A singular new novel from Betty Trask Prize-winner Samantha Harvey, Orbital is an eloquent meditation on space and life on our planet through the eyes of six astronauts circling the earth in twenty-four hours. A slender novel of epic power, Orbital deftly...

Arctic sun  by Jack Grimwood

Arctic sun

Jack Grimwood

"Kola Peninsula, 1987. High in the Soviet Arctic, a tiny village houses an apocalyptic secret. When research zoologist Dr Amelia Blackburn ventures north to investigate the ravages of the Chernobyl reactor meltdown, she stumbles on the evidence of another...

Maiden, mother, crone  by Joanne Harris

Maiden, mother, crone

Joanne Harris

"Turn the page, and step into a stunning, evocative world where nature, magic and fate are inextricably linked, and one wrong - or right - step can take you from the modern world into one filled with both danger and wonder. Contains the award-winning novellas...

The Olympian affair  by Jim Butcher

The Olympian affair

Jim Butcher

"For centuries the Cinder Spires have safeguarded humanity, rising far above the deadly surface world. Within their halls, aristocratic houses rule, developing scientific marvels and building fleets of airships for defense and trade. Now, the Spires hover on...

Cheated  by Roberta Kray


Roberta Kray

"Sheltered and naive Carmen Darby has lived under the thumb of her father Rex, a brutal criminal businessman, her whole life. But when Rex announces his retirement and plans to leave his vast wealth to his three daughters, Carmen doesn't thank her father as...

Slay  by Laurell K. Hamilton


Laurell K. Hamilton

"My name is Anita Blake and my family think I'm marrying a demon straight out of hell. If they'd ever met a real demon, they'd understand the difference. Considering my dark and dangerous past, I never expected preparations for my wedding to Jean-Claude to go...

A winter by the sea  by Julie Klassen

A winter by the sea

Julie Klassen

"When the Duke and Duchess of Kent and their daughter-- the future Queen Victoria-- rent neighboring Woolbrook Cottage for the winter, the Summers sisters are called upon to host three of the royal family's male staff in their seaside house. But they soon...

The first 48 hours  by Simon Kernick

The first 48 hours

Simon Kernick

"The first 48 hours are critical-- and the clock is ticking. A cop needs to crack a deadly case. He's a detective hunting cold-blooded killers, but does he know more than he admits? A mother has to save her daughter. She's a lawyer who must defend a murderer,...

Only a promise  by Mary Balogh

Only a promise

Mary Balogh

"Ralph Stockwood prides himself on being a leader, but when he convinced his friends to fight in the Napoleonic Wars, he never envisioned being the sole survivor. Racked with guilt over their deaths, Ralph must move on and find a wife so as to secure an heir...

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