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Adapted from Caroline Kepnes’ thriller, season one of You follows Joe, manager of a local bookshop, and his budding relationship with Guinevere Beck. This is romance from the perspective of a charming psychopath. He will do anything for love.
Here’s Mankell’s introduction to Kurt Wallander, a complicated and darkly charismatic police inspector. When an elderly couple are murdered it's up to Wallander to find the killers. Can he solve the case while his private life disintegrates?
While honeymooning with her husband Frank in 1946, nurse Claire Randall is transported back to Scotland in 1743, where she must use her wits to survive, all the while falling for Jamie Fraser. Outlander is the first of an eight-book series.
This dystopian classic from 1985 is a thought-provoking read of a future America where women are under the rule of an oppressive, misogynistic regime. That is the Gilead of Offred’s world in The Handmaid's Tale.
Although TV’s Big Little Lies is set in America, Liane Moriarty’s original story was set against the backdrop of an affluent Australian community, where petty jealousies and big secrets exist. A surprising study of female relationships!
Graham’s much-loved Poldark series began in 1945. Set in 18th century Cornwall, Ross Poldark returns home from fighting in the American Revolutionary War to rebuild his life with a new business venture, finding new love - and new enemies.
The crime-busting genius Holmes and his loyal sidekick Watson first appeared in 1887. Recent versions of their adventures include Elementary, set in modern America, while the BBC’s Sherlock is a little closer to the original text.
Beginning in a poor neighbourhood on the outskirts of post-war Naples, My Brilliant Friend is the first of these epic family novels to be successfully converted to the screen.
This is the prequel to Kathy Reichs' first novel, Deja Dead, where she reveals how Temperance Brennan was lured into the fascinating world of criminal investigation and became the much-beloved forensic anthropologist we know in Bones.
The BBC's The Last Kingdom is based on Bernard Cornwell's The Saxon Stories. The year is 872 and an unlikely hero, Uhtred, must choose between the country of his birth (Alfred’s kingdom) and the people of his upbringing (the Danes).
DCI Jane Tennison, since leaving the Metropolitan Police Training Academy at 22, has battled to prove herself in a male-dominated environment. Tennison is wonderfully portrayed by Helen Mirren in Prime Suspect.
With The Magicians coming to a close on television after five seasons, many fans are reading the books to ease their withdrawal. They are a must-read as there are crucial differences between the books and TV show you won't want to miss.
Phryne, a wealthy heiress with a talent for solving crimes, bored with polite English society, heads to Australia. Her first case has her hunting down a cocaine ring! This series has been brought to life in Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries.
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