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Thrillers, criminal investigation, court drama and more in our latest selection of criminally good reads. See what titles we offer in book, eBook, eAudiobook, large print or audio CD. This list updates when we add new titles to our collection.

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4:50 from Paddington by Agatha Christie

4:50 from Paddington

Agatha Christie

Audio CD

"For an instant the two trains ran together, side by side. In that frozen moment, Elspeth witnessed a murder. Helplessly, she stared out of her carriage window as a man remorselessly tightened his grip around the woman's throat. The body crumpled. Then...

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The body in the library by Agatha Christie

The body in the library

Agatha Christie

Audio CD

"It's seven in the morning. The Bantrys wake to find the body of a young woman in their library. She is wearing an evening dress and heavy make-up, which is smeared across her distorted cheeks. The respectable Bantrys invite Jane Marple to solve the mystery...

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Dead man's folly by Agatha Christie

Dead man's folly

Agatha Christie

Audio CD

"Whilst organising a mock murder hunt for the village fete hosted by Sir George and Lady Stubbs, a feeling of dread settles on the famous crime novelist Ariadne Oliver. In desperation she summons her old friend, Hercule Poirot - and her instincts are...

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The mirror man by Lars Kepler

The mirror man

Lars Kepler

eBook

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Cry wolf by Hans Rosenfeldt

Cry wolf

Hans Rosenfeldt

eBook

"Hannah Wester, a policewoman in the remote northern town of Haparanda, Sweden, finds herself on the precipice of chaos. When human remains are found in the stomach of a dead wolf, Hannah knows that this summer won't be like any other. The remains are...

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Game on by Janet Evanovich

Game on

Janet Evanovich

eAudiobook

"When Stephanie Plum is woken up in the middle of the night by the sound of footsteps in her apartment, she wishes she didn't keep her gun in the cookie jar in her kitchen. And when she finds out the intruder is fellow apprehension agent Diesel, six feet...

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The cyclist  by Tim Sullivan

The cyclist

Tim Sullivan

Book

"DS George Cross can be rude, difficult, and awkward with people. But his unfailing logic and relentless pursuit of justice means his conviction rate is the best on the force. So when a ravaged body is found in a local demolition site, it's up to Cross...

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The midnight hour by Elly Griffiths

The midnight hour

Elly Griffiths

Audio CD

"When once-famous theatrical impresario Bert Billingham is found dead, no one suspects foul play. But when the post mortem reveals that he was poisoned, suspicion falls on his wife, eccentric ex-Music Hall star Verity Malone. Frustrated by the police...

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Tender is the bite by Spencer Quinn

Tender is the bite

Spencer Quinn

Large Print

"Chet and Bernie are contacted by a terribly scared young woman who seems to want their help. Before she can even tell them her name, she flees in panic. But in that brief meeting Chet sniffs out an important secret about her, a secret at the heart of...

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Nighthawking by Russ Thomas

Nighthawking

Russ Thomas

Large Print

"Sheffield's beautiful Botanical Gardens - an oasis of peace in a world filled with sorrow, confusion and pain. And then, one morning, a body is discovered in the Gardens. A girl, dead from a stab wound, buried in a quiet corner. And then ... unburied....

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The midnight lock by Jeffery Deaver

The midnight lock

Jeffery Deaver

Large Print

"The master of ticking-bomb suspense Jeffery Deaver brings us the latest thriller featuring his most beloved protagonists Lincoln Rhyme and Amelia Sachs as they search for a criminal whose fascination with breaking locks terrorizes New York City. A w...

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Kill all your darlings by David Bell

Kill all your darlings

David Bell

Large Print

"When a professor's student disappears and is presumed dead, he passes off her manuscript as his own-only to find out it implicates him in an unsolved murder. After years of struggling to write after the deaths of his wife and son, English professor Connor...

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Death under the Perseids  by Teresa Dovalpage

Death under the Perseids

Teresa Dovalpage

Book

"Cuban-born Mercedes Spivey and her American husband, Nolan, win a five-day cruise to Cuba. Although the circumstances surrounding the prize seem a little suspicious to Mercedes, Nolan's current unemployment and their need to revamp their marriage make...

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Real easy  by Marie Rutkowski

Real easy

Marie Rutkowski

Book

"It's 1999, and Samantha has danced for years at the Lovely Lady strip club. She's not used to taking anyone under her wing - after all, between her disapproving boyfriend and his daughter, who may as well be her own child, she has enough to worry about....

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The streets  by Jacqui Rose

The streets

Jacqui Rose

Book

"Ten years ago, Jo Martin was released from prison after serving twelve years of a life sentence. She is now out on license - and she isn't Jo anymore. Given a new identity by the courts, and with a different appearance, a ready-made history and even...

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Silent parade  by Keigo Higashino

Silent parade

Keigo Higashino

Book

"Detective Galileo, Keigo Higashino's best loved character from The Devotion of Suspect X, returns in Silent Parade, a complex and challenging mystery-several murders, decades apart, with no solid evidence. A popular young girl disappears without a trace,...

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Dohany Street  by Adam LeBor

Dohany Street

Adam LeBor

Book

"Budapest, January 2016. The Danube is grey and half-frozen, covered with ice, and the city seems to have gone into hibernation. But not for Detective Balthazar Kovacs. Elad Harrari, a young Israeli historian, has disappeared. There's no sign of violence...

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The secret  by Debbie Howells

The secret

Debbie Howells

Book

"Best friends Hollie and Niamh tell each other everything. Behind the village of Abingworth's closed doors, every family has its secrets - and their doors might hide the worst ones of all. One day Hollie tells Niamh about a devastating discovery, swears...

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Dead man's grave  by Neil (Crime novelist) Lancaster

Dead man's grave

Neil (Crime novelist) Lancaster

Book

"The head of Scotland's most powerful crime family is brutally murdered, his body dumped inside an ancient grave in a remote cemetery. Detectives Max Craigie and Janie Calder arrive at the scene, a small town where everyone has secrets to hide. They ...

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The sentinel by Lee Child

The sentinel

Lee Child

Large Print

"As always, Reacher has no particular place to go, and all the time in the world to get there. One morning he ends up in a town near Pleasantville, Tennessee. But there’s nothing pleasant about the place. In broad daylight Reacher spots a hapless soul...

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Exit .45 by Ben Sanders

Exit .45

Ben Sanders

eAudiobook

When a former NYPD colleague is shot dead in front of him, private investigator Marshall Grade discovers there's far more to the killing than meets the eye. Ray Vialoux is in trouble. Big trouble. And he needs Marshall Grade's help. Reluctantly, Grade...

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Proper scoundrels by Allie Therin

Proper scoundrels

Allie Therin

eAudiobook

London, 1925. Sebastian de Leon is adjusting to life after three years spent enthralled by blood magic. The atrocities he committed under its control still weigh heavily on his conscience, but when he's asked to investigate a series of mysterious murders,...

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The secret by Debbie Howells

The secret

Debbie Howells

eBook

"Best friends Hollie and Niamh tell each other everything. Behind the village of Abingworth's closed doors, every family has its secrets – and their doors might hide the worst ones of all. One day Hollie tells Niamh about a devastating discovery, swears...

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Out of her depth by Lizzy Barber

Out of her depth

Lizzy Barber

eBook

Set in the heat of a Tuscan summer, Out of her Depth is an evocative thriller by Lizzy Barber. There are summers that will change your life. There are summers that may end it.In the lush green hills beyond Florence sits the Villa Medici--a graceful p...

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The vacation by John (Freelance journalist) Marrs

The vacation

John (Freelance journalist) Marrs

eBook

How far would you run to escape your past? Venice Beach, Los Angeles. A paradise on earth. Tourists flock to the golden coast and the promise of Hollywood. But for eight strangers at a beach front hostel, there is far more on their mind than an exten...

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Shadow over Edmund Street by Suzanne Frankham

Shadow over Edmund Street

Suzanne Frankham

Large Print

Edwina is an old-school battler. Her life revolves around the church and her job unpacking vegetables early in the morning, while around her a new generation turns Ponsonby into a trendy, uber-chic suburb. It is a chance win in a church raffle - a gy...

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The rabbit factor by Antti Tuomainen

The rabbit factor

Antti Tuomainen

Large Print

What makes life perfect? Insurance mathematician Henri Koskinen knows the answer because he calculates everything down to the last decimal. And then, Henri is faced with the incalculable. After suddenly losing his job, Henri inherits an adventure park...

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A narrow door by Joanne Harris

A narrow door

Joanne Harris

Large Print

It's an incendiary moment for St Oswald's school. For the first time in its history, a headmistress is in power, the gates opening to girls. Rebecca Buckfast has spilled blood to reach this position. Barely 40, she is just starting to reap the harvest...

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1979 by Val McDermid

1979

Val McDermid

Large Print

It is the winter of discontent, and reporter Allie Burns is chasing her first big scoop. There are few women in the newsroom and she needs something explosive for the boys' club to take her seriously. Soon Allie and fellow journalist Danny Sullivan a...

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Petals and poison  by Jess Dylan

Petals and poison

Jess Dylan

Book

"Sierra Ravenswood has embraced her role as owner of Flower House floral shop and companion to her former boss's pet, Gus the Corgi. Sierra's team are enjoying their new jobs too. At least until everyone realizes their lack of experience might be con...

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Closed circle  by Robert Goddard

Closed circle

Robert Goddard

Book

"The year is 1931. The new and luxurious transatlantic liner Empress of Britain is on her eastward passage. Among the first-class passengers on board are two English confidence tricksters, making a discreet exit from a little awkwardness they have left...

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Doggone deadly  by Deborah (Writer of paranormal) Blake

Doggone deadly

Deborah (Writer of paranormal) Blak...

Book

"Kari Stuart is roped into helping out at a dog show--but soon finds she's bitten off more than she can chew when her best friend is framed for murder in this new Catskills Pet Rescue Mystery. When the woman who is supposed to run the local dog show calls...

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Simon says... jump  by Dale Mayer

Simon says... jump

Dale Mayer

Book

"Detective Kate Morgan has settled into her position and, although straining under her new caseload, is working hard. Simon is still a big question mark in her world--and his 'gift' even more so. Dealing with a frustrating series of drive-by shootings...

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Simon says... hide  by Dale Mayer

Simon says... hide

Dale Mayer

Book

"Newly promoted detective Kate Morgan stands up for the victims in the world, never backing down or giving up. From a family of victims, Kate will not tolerate those who take advantage of others. The worst ones prey on the hopes of desperate people to...

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The corpse with the granite heart  by Cathy Ace

The corpse with the granite heart

Cathy Ace

Book

"Welsh Canadian criminal psychologist Cait Morgan, and her retired-cop husband Bud Anderson, are in London, England, to meet their friend John Silver's freshly minted fiancée, the daughter of a recently deceased Shakespeare aficionado, and captain of...

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Death on a winter's day  by Verity Bright

Death on a winter's day

Verity Bright

Book

"Christmas at the castle with holly, handmade gifts, snowflakes and... is that a body under the tree? Someone call Lady Swift! Winter, 1921. Lady Eleanor Swift, amateur sleuth and reluctant lady of the manor, has been invited to spend Christmas in Scotland,...

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Prayers of the dead  by Priscilla Royal

Prayers of the dead

Priscilla Royal

Book

"November 1283. Prioress Eleanor's cousin, the Earl of Ness, visits with his wife, Eda. When his unloved spouse is murdered in the priory chapel with his knife, he becomes the prime suspect. Another murder follows. Eda's quiet priest is killed in the...

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Tokyo traffic  by Michael Pronko

Tokyo traffic

Michael Pronko

Book

"Running from a life she didn't choose, in a city she doesn't know, Sukanya, a young Thai girl, loses herself in the vastness of Tokyo. With her Bangkok street smarts, and some stolen money, she stays ahead of her former captors who will do anything to...

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Cold brew corpse  by Tara Lush

Cold brew corpse

Tara Lush

Book

"It's a steamy September, and business is brisk at Perkatory, the hottest coffee shop in Devil's Beach, FL. Much of the clientele pours in from Dante's Inferno, the hot yoga studio next door. But the bright, sunny Gulf Coast days turn decidedly dark-roast...

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Turf wars  by Olivier Norek

Turf wars

Olivier Norek

Book

"Since Capitaine Coste and his team's last case, calm appears to have returned to the SDPJ93 - but not for long. The summary execution of three young dealers - one them shot in the head in full view of a police surveillance team - is the signal for hell...

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48 hours to kill  by Andrew Bourelle

48 hours to kill

Andrew Bourelle

Book

"Serving a ten-year sentence in a Nevada prison for armed robbery, Ethan Lockhart hopes that he can one day become a productive, law-abiding member of society ... When he's given a forty-eight-hour furlough to attend his sister Abby's funeral, he learns...

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So far and good  by John Straley

So far and good

John Straley

Book

"The verdict from the three-judge panel is in. Cecil Younger, bumbling criminal defense investigator and totally embarrassing father, has been sentenced to seven-and-a-half years in prison for his involvement in . . . well, a number of things, ranging...

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Hide  by Nell Pattison

Hide

Nell Pattison

Book

"The hike is meant to bring their nature group together. Emily, the sister who never lets her hearing loss hold her back. Lauren, the sister who always feels a step behind. Morna, who doesn't get on with Lauren. Ben, whose feelings for Emily border o...

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The wanderer  by Luca D'Andrea

The wanderer

Luca D'Andrea

Book

"Out walking his St Bernard, Tony Carcano is confronted by a girl on a motorbike who shows him a photograph from his past. Of him posing with the body of a young woman. Smiling. It's not the last Tony sees of Sybille Knapp, an orphan whose mother dro...

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The chapel in the woods  by Dolores Gordon-Smith

The chapel in the woods

Dolores Gordon-Smith

Book

"Enjoying a weekend in the country with his cousin Isabelle, Jack Haldean is intrigued to learn that the neighbouring estate of Birchen Bower has been bought by wealthy Canadian businessman Tom Jago. Determined to restore the place to its former glory,...

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A plus one for murder  by Laura Bradford

A plus one for murder

Laura Bradford

Book

"Emma Westlake has always wanted to be in business for herself. As a kid, she had her own successful lemonade stand and dog-walking business. And when she entered adulthood, Emma sunk all her cash into her dream job of travel planning. But as her cus...

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From a dark horizon  by Luke McCallin

From a dark horizon

Luke McCallin

Book

"It's the final days of the Great War and four years of grinding conflict has warped more than one man's mind. When a secret meeting of top brass is called someone sets off a bomb that kills all the attendees. It looks for sure that one of the men in...

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The witching tree  by Alice Blanchard

The witching tree

Alice Blanchard

Book

"Detective Natalie Lockhart gained unwanted notoriety when she and her family became front and center of not one, but two sensational murder cases. Now she's lost her way. Burned out and always looking over her shoulder, Natalie desperately thinks th...

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Amok  by Sebastian Fitzek

Amok

Sebastian Fitzek

Book

"'Good morning. It's 7.35 AM. And you're listening to your biggest nightmare.' This morning a dangerous psychopath is playing an old game with new rules. He's taken six people hostage at Berlin's leading radio station. Every hour, a telephone will ri...

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Witness X by Scott Mariani

Witness X

Scott Mariani

Audio CD

"Bryan Duffy is Witness X - a government agent implicated in a national scandal and banished to Spain until the agenda can be moved on. But when North Korean hit men attack a seemingly innocent woman on the streets of London, Duffy is called back to the...

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Suspects by Lesley Pearse

Suspects

Lesley Pearse

Audio CD

"Nina and Conrad best thought they'd discovered their dream home. But on the day they move in, a body is found - the victim attacked and killed in the woods. As police start to question the residents, they discover that they all have their own secrets....

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The inugami curse by Seishi Yokomizo

The inugami curse

Seishi Yokomizo

Audio CD

"In 1940s Japan, the wealthy head of the Inugami Clan dies, and his family eagerly await the reading of the will. But no sooner are its strange details revealed than a series of bizarre, gruesome murders begins. Detective Kindaichi must unravel the c...

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The last Mona Lisa by Jonathan Santlofer

The last Mona Lisa

Jonathan Santlofer

Large Print

"August, 1911: The Mona Lisa is stolen by Vincent Peruggia. Exactly what happens in the two years before its recovery is a mystery. Many replicas of the Mona Lisa exist, and more than one historian has wondered if the painting now in the Louvre is a ...

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Piece of my heart by Mary Higgins Clark

Piece of my heart

Mary Higgins Clark

Large Print

"Television producer Laurie Moran must solve the kidnapping of her fiancée’s nephew--just days before her wedding. Television producer Laurie Moran and her fiancée, Alex Buckley, the former host of her investigative television show, are just days away...

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Scorpion by Mark Dawson

Scorpion

Mark Dawson

Audio CD

"They call him 'Scorpion.' No one knows his real name and the only people who have seen his face are dead. He works for the highest bidder, and he's never missed a target. The assassin appears in London with the name of an investigative reporter on his...

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Count to three by Theresa Ragan

Count to three

Theresa Ragan

Audio CD

"On her first day of kindergarten, five-year-old Tinsley disappeared without a trace... Five agonizing years later, her divorced mother, Dani Callahan, is a private investigator. She and Quinn Sullivan, a promising young assistant determined to prove...

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The Shadow by James Patterson

The Shadow

James Patterson

Audio CD

"Only two people know Lamont Cranston's secret identity as the Shadow, a vigilante of justice: his greatest love, Margo Lane, and his fiercest enemy, Shiwan Khan. Then Khan ambushes the couple, who find the slimmest chance of survival. . . in the unc...

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Murder most fancy  by Kellie McCourt

Murder most fancy

Kellie McCourt

Book

"Home for just 48 hours, billion-heiress Indigo-Daisy-Violet-Amber Hasluck-Royce-Jones-Bombberg has already committed two (completely understandable) felonies, reignited a childhood feud, been (possibly) humiliated (again) by her first love, and fallen...

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Cry wolf  by Hans Rosenfeldt

Cry wolf

Hans Rosenfeldt

Book

"Hannah Wester, a policewoman in the remote northern town of Haparanda, Sweden, finds herself on the precipice of chaos. When human remains are found in the stomach of a dead wolf, Hannah knows that this summer won't be like any other. The remains are...

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Something to Hide  by Elizabeth George

Something to Hide

Elizabeth George

Book

"When a police detective is taken off life support after falling into a coma, only an autopsy reveals the murderous act that precipitated her death. She'd been working on a special task force within North London's Nigerian community, and Acting Detec...

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'Til death do us part by T. Michelle. Nelson

'Til death do us part

T. Michelle. Nelson

eBook

With a doting husband and a new job training a vampire military. Lily Drake was living up to the prophecies of being the best. Her life was seemingly perfect. Until tragedy strikes bringing her a loss she's not sure she can endure.

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Hive of lies  by Diane (Author) Robinson

Hive of lies

Diane (Author) Robinson

Book

"Who knew accounting could be dangerous? Could Claire Connor's first day at her new job get any worse? Hostile staff, an embarrassing skirt incident ... But then the body of her friend Anne is found at a honey-producer client, apparently stung to death....

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The killer in the snow  by Alex Pine

The killer in the snow

Alex Pine

Book

"A year has passed since DI James Walker cracked his biggest case yet, and he's hoping for peace and quiet this festive season. But across the fells, a local farmer returns home on Christmas Eve to find footsteps in the fresh snow that lead down to his...

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The family lie  by Paul Kane

The family lie

Paul Kane

Book

"A scream cut through the night as they watched flames engulf the woodland. Fire ripped through the trees, leaving only charred branches behind. And then they saw it... on the ashen forest floor... was a body. Police officer, Mitchel Prescott answered...

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Treachery at Hursley Park House  by Claire Gradidge

Treachery at Hursley Park House

Claire Gradidge

Book

"DECEMBER 1942. As the war rages on, the accidental death of a young man is almost unremarkable. Except this young man was patrolling the grounds of Hursley Park House, where teams are designing crucial modifications to the Spitfire - and he was foun...

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Into the sound  by Cara Reinard

Into the sound

Cara Reinard

Book

"During a superstorm, Holly Boswell receives a panicked call from her sister, Vivian: Come get me... There's somebody coming. But when Holly arrives at a Long Island marina, there's only her sister's abandoned car. Vivian is gone. It's all eerily fam...

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The dangers of an ordinary night  by Lynne (Counselor) Reeves

The dangers of an ordinary night

Lynne (Counselor) Reeves

Book

"On a chilly fall evening at the prestigious Performing Arts High School of Boston, best friends Tali Carrington and June Danforth go missing after auditioning for a play. They're last seen in grainy, out-of-focus surveillance footage that shows them...

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Bread  by Maurizio De Giovanni

Bread

Maurizio De Giovanni

Book

"To prove your worth, you have to measure yourself against a worthy opponent. The Bastards have just found it. For Pasquale Granato, being a baker was a mission, not a job. He could have earned much more by adapting to modern methods, but he preferred...

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Lost hours  by Alex Walters

Lost hours

Alex Walters

Book

"On a hot summer's afternoon, Michelle Wentworth enjoys a rare few hours of relaxation. Sunning herself by her pool, she sends her lazy teenage son to fetch her a drink. But instead of a refreshment, Michelle is given a nasty shock when shortly after...

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Murder in the drawing room  by C. J. Archer

Murder in the drawing room

C. J. Archer

Book

"Scandal, secrets and bawdy photographs are uncovered when the wife of a politician is murdered. Untangle the lies with Cleo and her friends and find the killer. When Harry Armitage passes an investigation to Cleo involving adultery, they both think it...

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The crystal crypt  by Fiona Veitch Smith

The crystal crypt

Fiona Veitch Smith

Book

"The 1920s most stylish sleuth returns in The Crystal Crypt for another thrilling murder mystery! But accidents can still happen... Perhaps there was something out of her control, something she couldn't have foreseen... Like someone plotting to kill ...

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Cast the first stone  by Catherine Hanley

Cast the first stone

Catherine Hanley

Book

"November, 1217: Edwin Weaver is back in his home village of Conisbrough. But if he thinks life is going to be peaceful, he's wrong: the new bailiff is unpopular and cruel, and soon his murdered corpse is discovered. Everything points to the culprit being...

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The death beat  by Fiona Veitch Smith

The death beat

Fiona Veitch Smith

Book

"When London Daily Globe editor Rollo Rolandson has to return to New York for three months, he takes his star reporter, Poppy Denby, with him. Poppy is very excited to be working on the world-famous New York Times and looks forward to immersing herself...

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More Julius Katz and Archie  by Dave Zeltserman

More Julius Katz and Archie

Dave Zeltserman

Book

"The award-winning Julius Katz mysteries have delighted readers since first appearing in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine in 2009. These stories introduced readers to Boston's most brilliant, eccentric, and possibly laziest detective, as well as the most...

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The Russian doll  by Marina Palmer

The Russian doll

Marina Palmer

Book

"When Ruth Miller returns a dropped scarf to Elena Shilkov, she is whisked from a dreary shared house to a world of unimagined luxury. The super-rich Russian wants a new personal assistant and won't take no for an answer. Ruth gets accommodation, a c...

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Count to three  by Theresa Ragan

Count to three

Theresa Ragan

Book

"On her first day of kindergarten, five-year-old Tinsley disappeared without a trace... Five agonizing years later, her divorced mother, Dani Callahan, is a private investigator. She and Quinn Sullivan, a promising young assistant determined to prove...

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The hanged man of Conakry  by Jean-Christophe Rufin

The hanged man of Conakry

Jean-Christophe Rufin

Book

"Something has got Aurel Timescu's attention: an unsolved and apparently unsolvable crime. A vacationer has been found hanged. And it is a crime that will go unpunished if Aurel isn't ready for the fight of his life. Aurel Timescu's French is tinged with...

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Where God does not walk  by Luke McCallin

Where God does not walk

Luke McCallin

Book

"The Western Front, July 1918. Gregor Reinhardt is a young lieutenant in a stormtrooper battalion on the Western Front when one of his subordinates is accused of murdering a group of officers, and then subsequently trying to take his own life. Not wanting...

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Secrets and lies  by Stephanie Harte

Secrets and lies

Stephanie Harte

Book

"When everyone else is lying to him, she's the only person he can trust. But how can he be honest with her when his lies are the only thing keeping her safe...? Ambitious middleman Conor Baxter is determined to become his own master. He's done being ...

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A little bird  by Wendy (Novelist) James

A little bird

Wendy (Novelist) James

Book

"Running from a bad relationship, journalist Jo Sharpe heads home to Arthurville, the drought-stricken town she turned her back on years earlier. While some things have changed--her relationship with her ailing, crotchety father, her new job at the c...

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The Russian wife  by Barry Maitland

The Russian wife

Barry Maitland

Book

"When the Russian wife of the owner of one of the most valuable private collections of modern art in the UK is found dead, Detective Chief Inspector David Brock is drawn into a high-stakes world very different to his own. From the dealers and galleries...

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Kill your brother  by Jack Heath

Kill your brother

Jack Heath

Book

"After months of searching, disgraced athlete Elise Glyk has finally found her missing brother, Callum. He's being held in a backyard prison by Stephanie Hartnell, a former sheep farmer with an axe to grind. But before she can free Callum or call for...

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Monument  by Howard Owen

Monument

Howard Owen

Book

"Richmond is shut down and masked up amid the COVID pandemic. Then, Black Lives Matter outrage evolves into an attack on the Confederate monuments that have long been despised by much of the city population. What else could happen? Willie Black, night...

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The Hawthorne School  by Sylvie Perry

The Hawthorne School

Sylvie Perry

Book

"Claudia Morgan is a single parent trying the best that she can, but her four-year-old son, Henry, is a handful. When Claudia hears about a school with an atypical teaching style, she has to visit. The Hawthorne School is good for Henry. But there's ...

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The village of eight graves  by Seishi Yokomizo

The village of eight graves

Seishi Yokomizo

Book

"Nestled deep in the mist-shrouded mountains, The Village of Eight Graves takes its name from a bloody legend: in the Sixteenth Century eight samurais, who had taken refuge there along with a secret treasure, were murdered by the inhabitants, bringing...

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Trail of destruction  by Tracy Buchanan

Trail of destruction

Tracy Buchanan

Book

"Eager for distraction in the aftermath of her messy divorce, Ellie Mileham dives into moderating the petty squabbles on her local Facebook group. When a prankster starts trolling uptight members, it's a welcome diversion at first. But then the war of...

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Pride, prejudice, and peril  by Katie Oliver

Pride, prejudice, and peril

Katie Oliver

Book

"Phaedra Brighton is perfectly content with her life of lecturing college students, gossiping with her best friends, and dreaming of Mr. Darcy. As a young, respected (if somewhat peculiar) English professor, her expertise lies in all things Jane Austen...

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Original sin  by D. P. Lyle

Original sin

D. P. Lyle

Book

"Samantha Cody thought she was done with trouble when she quit her job as Deputy and watched a dirt ball Sheriff take over Mercer's Corner, but she can't seem to stay away. When Sam's longtime friend and former boxing buddy, Dr. Lucy Wagner, finds her...

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No one notices the boys  by Michelle Birkby

No one notices the boys

Michelle Birkby

Book

"As Sherlock and Watson return from the famous Hound of the Baskervilles case, Mrs Hudson and Mary must face their own Hound, in the swirling fog of Victorian London . . . When Mrs Hudson falls ill, she is taken into a private ward at St Barts hospit...

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Absence of mallets  by Kate Carlisle

Absence of mallets

Kate Carlisle

Book

"Shannon could not be happier that her hunky thriller-writing boyfriend, Mac, has moved in, and it is a good thing they are living together because they are both busier than ever. Mac is hosting writing retreats at his now vacant lighthouse mansion, ...

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Killer words  by V. M. Burns

Killer words

V. M. Burns

Book

"Sam and Nana Jo are back in sleepy North Harbor, Michigan, where Sam is eagerly awaiting the publication of her first book. In search of more immediate excitement, Nana Jo hits the casino with her fellow Shady Acres Retirement Village gal pals--but they...

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Darkness falls  by David John Mark

Darkness falls

David John Mark

Book

"Newly appointed DS McAvoy is an outsider to his new force and must confront his darkest fears, while hunting a killer that nobody else believes in. In a landscape at once tender and brutal, McAvoy must tread the path between the darkness and the light,...

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The silent friend  by Diane Jeffrey

The silent friend

Diane Jeffrey

Book

"Tragedy brought them together. The truth will tear them apart. It's supposed to be Laura's dream holiday: a trip to France with a group of friends to see their favourite band play live. But the holiday quickly turns to disaster, and Laura is left haunted...

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Dead of winter by Anders De la Motte

Dead of winter

Anders De la Motte

eBook

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The fifth girl by Georgia Fancett

The fifth girl

Georgia Fancett

eBook

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The winter guest by W. C. Ryan

The winter guest

W. C. Ryan

eAudiobook

The drive leads past the gate house and through the trees towards the big house, visible through the winter-bared branches. Its windows stare down at Harkin and the sea beyond . . . January 1921. Though the Great War is over, in Ireland a new, civil...

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Dead of winter by Anders De la Motte

Dead of winter

Anders De la Motte

eAudiobook

IT WAS ALWAYS GOING TO BE A NIGHT TO REMEMBER WINTER 1987 Laura is excited to spend Christmas as usual with her beloved aunt Hedda and her friends. But her festive mood soon turns sour as she finds both old faces and new are keeping secrets from her....

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Still life with crows  by Douglas J. Preston

Still life with crows

Douglas J. Preston

Book

"When the farm community of Medicine Creek, Kansas, is terrorized by a series of disturbing murders, FBI agent Pendergast discovers a link between a moonshine operation and an unsolved killing from more than 150 years earlier."--Publisher.

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Renewed for murder  by Victoria Gilbert

Renewed for murder

Victoria Gilbert

Book

"Amy Webber and her new husband Richard Muir are settling into married life - and a new project. Richard is choreographing a suite based on folk music and tales, while Amy scours the library's resources for background information on the dance's sourc...

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The bone cay  by Eliza Nellums

The bone cay

Eliza Nellums

Book

"Magda Trudell is the present-day caretaker of Whimbrel Estate, the Key West home of the famous poet Isobel Reyes. Isobel's suicide at the residence in 1918 has nearly overshadowed her creative legacy - but Magda, a botanist and avid historian, is de...

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They can't take your name  by Robert Justice

They can't take your name

Robert Justice

Book

"Inspired by the atmospheric poetry of Langston Hughes and set in the heart of Denver's black community, this gripping crime novel pits three characters in a race against time to thwart a gross miscarriage of justice - and a crooked detective who wre...

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How to book a murder  by Cynthia Kuhn

How to book a murder

Cynthia Kuhn

Book

"To help save her family's floundering Colorado bookstore, Starlit Bookshop, Emma Starrs agrees to plan a mystery-themed dinner party for her wealthy friend Tabitha Baxter. Tabitha's husband Tip hosts the affair, in the guise of Edgar Allan Poe's detective...

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Spring of hope  by Cora Harrison

Spring of hope

Cora Harrison

Book

"March, 1859. After the 'Great Stink' of the previous summer when Parliament was overwhelmed by the stench of sewage from the River Thames, and with cholera running rife throughout the city, Charles Dickens has a new enthusiasm. Having formed a firm ...

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The blood covenant  by Chris Nickson

The blood covenant

Chris Nickson

Book

"Leeds. November, 1823. When a doctor from the infirmary tells thief-taker Simon Westow about the brutal deaths of two young boys at the hands of a mill overseer, Simon's painful memories of his childhood reawaken. Unable to sleep, he goes for a walk...

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Almost a whisper  by Priscilla Masters

Almost a whisper

Priscilla Masters

Book

"A young woman is moving dangerously close to the edge of the rock face, pushing a stroller with a child strapped in it towards the steep drop. She has blood on her clothes. Is she a victim or a would-be killer? Detective Inspector Joanna Piercy takes...

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Such a winter's day  by Carlene Thompson

Such a winter's day

Carlene Thompson

Book

"Nine and a half years ago, Juliet's talented brother Fin should have returned home. He didn't. When Juliet set out to find him that snowy winter evening, she made a devastating discovery. Now, Juliet returns to the small town of Parrish, Ohio to celebrate...

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Murder in the park  by Jeanne M. Dams

Murder in the park

Jeanne M. Dams

Book

"June, 1925. Having been widowed in the First World War, Elizabeth Fairchild lives a quiet life at the home of her wealthy parents in genteel Oak Park Village, Illinois. Although she does her best to avoid emotional entanglements, determined never to...

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The hanged man's tale  by Gerald Jay

The hanged man's tale

Gerald Jay

Book

"A murdered man is discovered dangling inside the tunnels of a Paris canal - the only clue, the tarot card in his pockets: the Hanged Man. When an innocent suspect is railroaded into prison for the homicide, Mazarelle sets off on the hunt for the real...

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Dark night  by Paige Shelton

Dark night

Paige Shelton

Book

"The third book in the gripping, atmospheric Alaska Wild series, in which Benedict, Alaska is met with some unexpected visitors...and then disappearances. Winter is falling in the remote town of Benedict, Alaska, and with the cold comes a mysterious guest....

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