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A murder of quality  by John Le Carré

A murder of quality

John Le Carré

"George Smiley was simply doing a favor for Miss Ailsa Brimley, and old friend and editor of a small newspaper. Miss Brimley had received a letter from a worried reader: 'I'm not mad. And I know my husbad is trying to kill me.' But the letter had arrived too...

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A friend indeed  by Elka Ray

A friend indeed

Elka Ray

"When single mom Jo Dykstra was at her lowest, her childhood friend Dana McFarlane helped her out big-time. So, when Jo gets a frantic late-night call from Dana, sobbing and desperate for help, it feels like a chance to help her friend in return. The last...

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Murder on the cliff  by Jane Adams

Murder on the cliff

Jane Adams

"Meet Rina Martin, a retired actress with a taste for tea, gardening and crime solving. She played a TV sleuth for years, but now she has to do it for real. It's lonely out on the cliffs of Marlborough Head. Lonely and dangerous. When a body washes up on the...

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His last wife  by Ruhi Choudhary

His last wife

Ruhi Choudhary

"Everyone thinks my life is bliss. The love of my life, Cary, and I live in our dream home and we have a beautiful little girl, Harper. I may not have given birth to her, but I'm her mommy now. But there's one thing we never talk about... Cary's wife before...

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Mother of the bride  by Samantha Hayes

Mother of the bride

Samantha Hayes

"My mother is obsessed with every detail of my wedding--controlling my dress, my ring, my happiness. But when the day finally comes, will she really let me go? Last year, my sister's fiancé was murdered on his wedding day. And I found my mother's corsage next...

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The perfect housemate  by Lorna Dounaeva

The perfect housemate

Lorna Dounaeva

"I was so nervous about someone new joining our house share; after everything that happened with my parents, my friends are like my family. Our imperfect but well-loved house is the only place where I can be myself. But when Poppy knocks on our door, blonde...

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The fortune teller  by Natasha Boydell

The fortune teller

Natasha Boydell

"'You might think you've met the man of your dreams. But if you marry him, it will end in tragedy within five years. If you want everyone you love to stay safe, you should walk away... ' The fortune teller told me my fate. But I ignored her. I married the man...

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The mistress  by Valerie Keogh

The mistress

Valerie Keogh

"She wants what you have... Hannah Parker is a woman who always gets what she wants. When her current husband discovers she has been lying to him - again - she knows it's time to move on and find someone who can give her the life she desires... The life she...

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The good wife  by Gemma Rogers

The good wife

Gemma Rogers

"Appearances can be deceiving... After a whirlwind romance and three years of marriage, I'd tried to be a good wife. My husband Tom is always watching, controlling my every move. He chooses my clothes, my hairstyle, even instructing what and how much I'm...

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Keep your friends close  by Joanne (Novelist) Ryan

Keep your friends close

Joanne (Novelist) Ryan

"She knows your darkest secret... Can she keep it? It's a normal sunny day when Mia sees her ex-boyfriend on the street where she lives. But she knows that's crazy. She knows it can't possibly be him. She knows... because she killed him. Mia and Carrie have...

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The Wrexham killings  by Simon McCleave

The Wrexham killings

Simon McCleave

"When a young woman is discovered in Wrexham covered in someone else's blood, it seems that a horrendous crime has been committed. The only questions are who and where. But there's a major problem. She can't remember a thing - not even her name! Once the...

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The feud  by Gemma Rogers

The feud

Gemma Rogers

"The day my path crossed with Simon Fox I thought I'd already lost everything but then he almost ran me off the road with his flash car and belittling jibes. The men in my life had undermined me for too long. Enough was enough. Fuelled by alcohol and the...

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The babysitter  by Gemma Rogers

The babysitter

Gemma Rogers

"Ali and Christopher Tolfrey's one year old daughter Eden is abducted whilst in the care of Ali's best friend. Snatched in broad daylight from Bushy Park on a trip to the swings, Eden disappears without a trace. Brooke Simmons regains consciousness, dazed from...

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Midnight fugue  by Reginald Hill

Midnight fugue

Reginald Hill

"It starts with a phone call asking for help. But where it ends is a very different story. Gina Wolfe is searching for her missing husband, believed dead, and thinks Superintendent Dalziel can help. What neither realize is that there are others on the same...

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Won't you save me  by Wendy Dranfield

Won't you save me

Wendy Dranfield

"Detective Dean Matheson has his first case now he's back in Maple Valley. And then his second. And his third. A nameless girl's body found in front of the town's new church. A horrifying murder scene in the apartment over the diner. A child missing without a...

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Who cares if they die  by Wendy Dranfield

Who cares if they die

Wendy Dranfield

"Did she jump or was she pushed? It starts with the hanging woman in the Maple Valley woods; the woman with no shoes, no car and no name. On paper it's an obvious case of suicide - but to Officer Dean Matheson, something doesn't add up. Then there are the...

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Where the snow bleeds  by Wendy Dranfield

Where the snow bleeds

Wendy Dranfield

"Two missing girls. One chance to save them. Eighteen-year-old Hannah Walker and her best friend have vanished without a trace while working at a ski resort in Colorado. Something sinister is going on. So why aren't the local police interested? Former...

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A death in Venice  by Verity Bright

A death in Venice

Verity Bright

"Stunning views across the Grand Canal and a hotel suite fit for royalty... Lady Eleanor Swift is having a jolly good time on her Italian vacation, until a gondola ride is cut murderously short! 1924. Lady Eleanor Swift has been on a grand tour around Italy...

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The canal murders  by J. R. (John R.) Ellis

The canal murders

J. R. (John R.) Ellis

"Life moves at a slower pace on the canals. But death always comes when you least expect it. The last thing DS Stephanie Johnson and DS Andy Carter expected during their much-needed canal holiday was a murder. When retired folk musician Annie Shipton is found...

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Bloodshed on the boards  by Judy Leigh

Bloodshed on the boards

Judy Leigh

When The Spriggan Travelling Theatre Company arrives in Seal Bay to perform a Cornish version of King Arthur the locals flock to be entertained. But for Morwenna Mutton, sexagenarian librarian, wild swimming enthusiast and amateur sleuth, the theatre brings...

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The missing maid  by Holly Hepburn

The missing maid

Holly Hepburn

"London, 1932. When Harriet White rebuffs the advances of her boss at the Baker Street Building Society, she finds herself demoted to a new position... a very unusual position. Deep in the postal department beneath the bank, she is tasked with working her way...

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Red River Road  by Anna Downes

Red River Road

Anna Downes

"On the Coral Coast of Western Australia, solo traveller Katy is on a mission to find her free-spirited sister, Phoebe, who disappeared along the same route a year ago. But as she drives her campervan further into the wild north, Katy realises she's not as...

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One of us is missing  by Ber Carroll

One of us is missing

Ber Carroll

"Rachel and Rory Sullivan decide to celebrate making it thorugh a difficult year by taking their teenagers. Emmet and Bridie, to their first ever stadium concert. By the end of the night one of the four has vanished without a trace. As the police investigation...

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The vacation rental  by Katie Sise

The vacation rental

Katie Sise

"When Georgia rents her country home for the month of August, it's off to the relaxing Connecticut shore for her; her husband, Tom; and their young daughter. It's just what they need to ease family tensions and reconnect. All that's left to do is leave behind...

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Mind games  by Nora Roberts

Mind games

Nora Roberts

"Thea Fox is just twelve years old when her parents are brutally slain. With Thea's help the police are able to put their murderer - a psychotic serial killer called Ray Riggs - behind bars for life. Changed forever, Thea slowly learns to come to terms with...

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When the devil drives  by Christopher Brookmyre

When the devil drives

Christopher Brookmyre

"Is the devil merely the name we give the worst in ourselves? When private investigator Jasmine Sharp is hired to find Tessa Garrion, a young woman who has vanished without trace, it becomes increasingly clear that there are those who want her to stay that...

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The A.B.C. murders  by Agatha Christie

The A.B.C. murders

Agatha Christie

"There's a serial killer on the loose, working his way through the alphabet and the whole country is in a state of panic. A is for Mrs. Ascher in Andover, B is for Betty Barnard in Bexhill, C is for Sir Carmichael Clarke in Churston. With each murder, the...

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Murder on a midsummer night  by Kerry Greenwood

Murder on a midsummer night

Kerry Greenwood

"The Hon. Phryne Fisher, languid and slightly bored at the start of 1929, is engaged to find out if the antique-shop-owning son of a Pre-Raphaelite model has died by homicide or suicide. At the same time she is asked to discover the fate of the lost...

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A fly under the radar  by William McCartney

A fly under the radar

William McCartney

"Lawyers, drugs, deaths, and sneakiness, in New Zealand. A Fly Under the Radar is a ripping yarn. It’s cantankerous and unexpected, with an eccentric cast that includes a millennial side-kick, a conniving landlord, a dangerous accountant, and starring a...

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Hot mahogany  by Stuart Woods

Hot mahogany

Stuart Woods

"CIA boss Lance Cabot hires Stone Barrington to watch over his brother Barton, a former army intelligence officer suffering from amnesia. As Stone discovers, Barton is a spy with a rather unusual hobby: building and restoring antique furniture. Barton is also...

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Local girl missing  by Claire (Journalist) Douglas

Local girl missing

Claire (Journalist) Douglas

"The old Victorian pier was where the youth of Oldcliffe-on-Sea would go to hang out. It's also where Sophie Collier disappeared eighteen years ago. When Francesca 'Frankie' Howe gets a call from Sophie's brother, Daniel, that human remains have been found...

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The anniversary  by Cole Baxter

The anniversary

Cole Baxter

"I gaze across the candlelit table into the eyes of the man I love. It's our anniversary dinner, a celebration of our marriage, of how far we've come. But within hours our romantic date has ended in murder... When I wake in a hospital bed, blinking painfully...

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Judge and Jury  by William Bernhardt

Judge and Jury

William Bernhardt

"This time, Dan's putting everything on the line. Will his dangerous scheme reveal a killer ... or cause a fatal injustice? Defense lawyer Daniel Pike believes he's closer than ever to proving his late father was no murderer. But with key witnesses snuffed out...

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Nemesis  by Lindsey Davis

Nemesis

Lindsey Davis

"When a pair of his father's associates disappear under suspicious circumstances, informer Marcus Didius Falco of A.D. 77 Rome investigates allegations of a feud involving a group of notorious freedmen, who are receiving high-level protection from corrupt...

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The call  by Kerry Wilkinson

The call

Kerry Wilkinson

"Melody gazes across the rippling lake to the trees on the shore, waiting for her fiancé Evan to arrive so their family holiday can begin. Here in this cabin in a small Canadian island town, there's so much space for their son to play. It's going to be perfect...

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A body at the dance hall  by Marty Wingate

A body at the dance hall

Marty Wingate

"1922. Amateur sleuth Mabel Canning is surrounded by the bright lights of London as she chaperones a young American woman to a dance. But when someone is murdered, a deadly tango begins. Meet plucky woman-about-town Mabel Canning, leader of the London Ladies'...

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The garden party  by Wendy (Suspense fiction writer) Clarke

The garden party

Wendy (Suspense fiction writer) Cla...

"It's so kind of our neighbours to throw this party welcoming us to our new home. My husband and I finally moved to the right place. A happy, safe street where nobody knows about my mistakes. But I soon learn their smiling faces hide even deadlier secrets......

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The widow bride  by Carey Baldwin

The widow bride

Carey Baldwin

"Her diamond engagement ring glitters as she tells me he's the one. But I'm sure there's hesitation in her voice and the way she winces when her fiancee pulls her close makes my stomach drop. Could he be as dangerous as I feared? I thought handsome, charming...

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A country wedding murder  by Katie (Crime novelist) Gayle

A country wedding murder

Katie (Crime novelist) Gayle

"The joyous crowd applauds as the happy couple strides down the aisle. This Cotswolds country wedding has everything - friends and family, beautiful flowers and... murder? When Julia Bird's ex-husband Peter and his lovely partner Christopher decide to get...

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You were gone  by Tim Weaver

You were gone

Tim Weaver

"A woman walks into a police station and tells officers she's been missing for eight years. She has no phone and no ID, just a piece of paper with a name on it: David Raker. Raker specializes in locating missing people. After his wife died, they became how he...

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Deadly election  by Lindsey Davis

Deadly election

Lindsey Davis

"In the first century A.D., during Domitian's reign, Flavia Albia is ready for a short break from her family. So despite the oppressive July heat, she returns to Rome, leaving them at their place on the coast. Albia, daughter of Marcus Didius Falco, the famed...

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Three to get deadly  by Janet Evanovich

Three to get deadly

Janet Evanovich

"Bounty-hunter Stephanie Plum has to track down Mo, the local candy store owner who has jumped bail. Nobody will believe that Mo has done anything wrong, but Stephanie - with the help of big blonde Lula and good cop/bad cop Joe Morelli - soon discovers that Mo...

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If I should die  by Matthew (Detective fiction writer) Frank

If I should die

Matthew (Detective fiction writer) ...

"When a homeless man walks into Greenwich police station and confesses a killing, it should be the admission that cracks open a murder enquiry. Instead, he stumbles out on to the street and collapses, bleeding from a stab wound he's attempted to repair...

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Last testament in Bologna  by Tom Benjamin

Last testament in Bologna

Tom Benjamin

"When an old man makes a bequest to investigate the mysterious death of his son, English detective Daniel Leicester follows a trail leading to one of Bologna's wealthiest families, makers of some of the world's most coveted supercars and discovers that beneath...

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The nowhere girls  by Dana Perry

The nowhere girls

Dana Perry

"My kid sister was murdered fifteen years ago. Now the killer has struck again. And this time, I'm going to take my revenge ... On the anniversary of her sister's death, FBI agent Nikki Cassidy takes a call that has her heart pounding in her chest, the image...

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Night comes falling  by T. G. Reid

Night comes falling

T. G. Reid

"When a morning jogger discovers a dead body on the outskirts of Cullenbrae, a remote hamlet deep in the heart of the Campsie Fells, DCI Bone and his team are called out to what appears to be a straightforward hit and run incident. But the victim's horrific...

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Speculations in sin  by Jennifer Ashley

Speculations in sin

Jennifer Ashley

"To save an innocent man's life, amateur sleuth and cook Kat Holloway must expose a financial scam that could ruin the most powerful aristocrats in Victorian-era London. Kat Holloway is distressed to learn that Samuel Millburn, husband of the woman who looks...

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The house at the edge of the woods  by Rachel Hancox

The house at the edge of the woods

Rachel Hancox

"When Ben was seven, his mother was murdered in the woods while he waited for her in their car. The case made the front pages, but her killer was never found. Thirty years later, Ben has a safe, grown-up life: a job, a ramshackle cottage and, most importantly,...

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Death of a master chef  by Jean-Luc Bannalec

Death of a master chef

Jean-Luc Bannalec

"Commissaire Georges Dupin is certain these first beautiful summer days in June would be perfect for a fun trip to Saint-Malo. In a region known as the culinary heart of Brittany, the paradoxical city is known for being a uniquely Breton, yet un-Breton, place....

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Cold paradise  by Stuart Woods

Cold paradise

Stuart Woods

"Palm Beach is the most glamorous scene of the crime yet for cop-turned-investigator Stone Barrington, who becomes reacquainted with a case he thought was buried years ago - and must settle romantic entanglements that haunt him still. Luxuriating in Palm...

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Stone cold  by C. J. Box

Stone cold

C. J. Box

"Everything about the man is a mystery: the massive ranch in the remote Black Hills of Wyoming that nobody ever visits, the women who live with him, the secret philanthropies, the private airstrip, the sudden disappearances. And especially the persistent...

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The white lioness  by Henning Mankell

The white lioness

Henning Mankell

"In 1992, in peaceful Southern Sweden, a young housewife, pillar of the Methodist church, disappears and is found murdered, execution style, and Inspector Kurt Wallander and his team are called in to investigate. The execution-style murder of a Swedish...

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The dark lake  by Sarah (Australian author) Bailey

The dark lake

Sarah (Australian author) Bailey

"A beautiful young teacher has been murdered, her body found in the lake, strewn with red roses. Local policewoman Detective Sergeant Gemma Woodstock pushes to be assigned to the case, concealing the fact that she knew the murdered woman in high school years...

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Moriarty  by Anthony Horowitz

Moriarty

Anthony Horowitz

"Sherlock Holmes is dead. Days after Holmes and his arch-enemy Moriarty fall to their doom at the Reichenbach Falls, Pinkerton agent Frederick Chase arrives from New York. The death of Moriarty has created a poisonous vacuum which has been swiftly filled by a...

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Malice at the palace  by Rhys Bowen

Malice at the palace

Rhys Bowen

"Lady Georgiana Rannoch won't deny that being thirty-fifth in line for the British throne has its advantages. Unfortunately, money isn't one of them. And sometimes making ends meet requires her to investigate a little royal wrongdoing... While my beau Darcy is...

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A meditation on murder  by Robert Thorogood

A meditation on murder

Robert Thorogood

"Aslan Kennedy has an idyllic life: Leader of a Spiritual Retreat for wealthy holidaymakers on one of the Caribbean's most unspoilt islands, Saint Marie. Until he's murdered, that is. The case seems open and shut: when Aslan was killed he was inside a locked...

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The discourtesy of death  by William Brodrick

The discourtesy of death

William Brodrick

"An anonymous letter sent to Larkwood's Prior accuses Peter Henderson, an academic celebrity renowned for daring ideas, of a grotesque murder: the calculated killing of Jenny, his disabled partner, believed by everyone to have died peacefully two years...

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The girl who takes an eye for an eye  by David Lagercrantz

The girl who takes an eye for an eye

David Lagercrantz

"Lisbeth Salander - obstinate outsider, volatile seeker of justice for herself and others - seizes on a chance to unearth her mysterious past once and for all. And she will let nothing stop her - not the Islamists she enrages by rescuing a young woman from...

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The girl in the spider's web  by David Lagercrantz

The girl in the spider's web

David Lagercrantz

"Lisbeth Salander and Mikael Blomkvist have not been in touch for some time.Then Blomkvist is contacted by renowned Swedish scientist Professor Balder. Warned that his life is in danger, but more concerned for his son's well-being, Balder wants Millennium to...

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Grave mountain  by Wendy Dranfield

Grave mountain

Wendy Dranfield

"Detective Madison Harper's heart aches when she attends a local support group for families of missing people in Lost Creek, Colorado. She wishes she could help them all, but one cold case in particular captures her attention. Five years ago, close friends...

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The new girl  by Alison Stockham

The new girl

Alison Stockham

"The letterbox clatters and sitting on the mat is a piece of paper, in black and white, with everything needed to blow Anna's perfect life apart - a baby scan photo. Anna and Jon have been trying for a baby with no success, so after years of disappointment,...

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Nowhere to hide  by Keri Beevis

Nowhere to hide

Keri Beevis

"Duncan Stone is one of the country's most eligible bachelors, and he wants to take me, Callie Parker, on a date. At first I am surprised and flattered, the envy of my friends. Then when our whirlwind romance escalates and he asks me to move in with him, it's...

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Dark road home  by Sheila Bugler

Dark road home

Sheila Bugler

"In a small town, it's impossible to hide...Two decades after she left Ireland, Leah Ryan is back. She knows she won't get a welcome reception in her hometown of Dungarry, but she's finally ready to face up to the events that forced her to leave as a teenager....

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The Montford Maniac  by M. R. C. (Martin R. C.) Kasasian

The Montford Maniac

M. R. C. (Martin R. C.) Kasasian

"Lady Violet Thorn's awful Aunt Igitha arrives uninvited to stay, wreaking havoc in the household. When Violet plucks up courage to ask her to leave, Igitha's chilling threats are soon realised with deadly effect. In a devastating series of events, a woman is...

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Double trouble  by Stephanie Harte

Double trouble

Stephanie Harte

"Twin sisters Lily and Daisy Kennedy live a life ruled by their controlling father, Des. Desperate to salvage his own shattered dreams, he forces his girls to perform in seedy London club, Eden's, in the hopes they will finally hit the big time. Their double...

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Young rich widows  by Kimberly Belle

Young rich widows

Kimberly Belle

"1985, Rhode Island. A private jet carrying four partners of a Providence law firm crashes outside New York City, killing all aboard but leaving behind more questions than answers and setting the stage for four widows to find the truth. Justine: a former...

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A beginner's guide to breaking and entering  by Andy (Andrew Hunter) Murray

A beginner's guide to breaking and entering

Andy (Andrew Hunter) Murray

"Property might be theft. But the housing market is murder... My name is Al. I live in wealthy people's second homes while their real owners are away. I don't rob them, I don't damage anything... I'm more an unofficial house-sitter than an actual criminal....

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The night in question  by Susan Fletcher

The night in question

Susan Fletcher

"Florence Butterfield has lived an extraordinary life full of travel, passion and adventure. But, at eighty-seven, she suspects there are no more surprises to come her way. Then, one midsummer's night, something terrible happens - so strange and unexpected...

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The split  by Kit Frick

The split

Kit Frick

"When her sister Esme leaves her high-society husband and needs a ride, Jane Conner imagines one reality where she tells Esme to crash with a friend and then 24 hours later she disappears, and another reality where she brings Esme back to Connecticut where...

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A well-earned death  by L. C. Tyler

A well-earned death

L. C. Tyler

"In 1671 there are fortunes to be made in Barbados, owning slaves and planting sugar cane. But drought, floods, locusts and his own incompetence have brought Hubert Umfraville down and caused him to flee the island in the most humiliating fashion. Now back in...

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Baptiste  by David Hewson

Baptiste

David Hewson

"France, 1976. Baptiste is an intelligent but somewhat naive detective, sent to work in Clermiers, a town filled with corruption. A girl goes missing, presumed dead after bloody clothes are found close to an illicit party near an abandoned chateau. Baptiste...

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Chasing the dime  by Michael Connelly

Chasing the dime

Michael Connelly

"Henry Pierce has just moved into a new apartment but the first time he checks his phone messages he discovers that someone had the number before him. The messages are for a woman named Lily - and she is in some kind of serious trouble. Pierce is inexorably...

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My favorite terrible thing  by Madeleine Henry

My favorite terrible thing

Madeleine Henry

"The world's most famous author has vanished. A thrilling hunt of mind games and twisting suspense begins when a detective sees evidence written into her novel. Detective Nina Travers is so good at her job that she blends in like a benevolent Tom Ripley. She...

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With winter comes darkness  by Robbi Neal

With winter comes darkness

Robbi Neal

"1975, Ballarat Alice is happy in her world and in return for her happiness the world is good to her. She has everything she needs - a lovely house and children, and a devoted husband. Even though her journalism job doesn't pay much, she doesn't have to worry...

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When cicadas cry  by Caroline Cleveland

When cicadas cry

Caroline Cleveland

"Attorney, Zach Stander, a lawyer with a past, and Addie Stone, his indomitable detective and lover, find themselves entangled in secrets, lies, and murder in a small Southern town. A high-profile murder case - A white woman has been bludgeoned to death with...

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The alone time  by Elle Marr

The alone time

Elle Marr

"Fiona and Violet Seng were just children when their family's Cessna crash-landed in the Washington wilderness, claiming the lives of their parents. For twelve harrowing weeks, the girls fended for themselves before being rescued. Twenty-five years later,...

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Home is where the bodies are  by Jeneva Rose

Home is where the bodies are

Jeneva Rose

"After their mother passes, three estranged siblings reunite to sort out her estate. Beth, the oldest, never left home. She stayed with her mom, caring for her until the very end. Nicole, the middle child, has been kept at arm's length due to her ongoing...

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The Sicilian inheritance  by Jo Piazza

The Sicilian inheritance

Jo Piazza

"When Sara Marsala's beloved great-aunt Rosie passes away, she leaves Sara a valuable piece of land in Sicily, but there's a catch: the locals refuse to acknowledge the rightful owner of the deed, and if Sara wants the land she must first uncover the truth...

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Someone saw something  by Rick Mofina

Someone saw something

Rick Mofina

"When six-year-old Gabriel vanishes from Central Park, his mother, news anchor Corina Corado, is desperate for answers. Who would take her son - and why? Detectives suspect there's a connection to the barrage of hate mail Corina's received over the years. In...

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Granite harbor  by Peter Nichols

Granite harbor

Peter Nichols

"In scenic Granite Harbor, life has continued on - quiet and seren - for decades. That is until a local teenager is found brutally murdered in the Settlement, the town's historic archaeological site. Alex Brangwen, adjusting to life as a single father with a...

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It had to be you  by Mary Higgins Clark

It had to be you

Mary Higgins Clark

"Two identical brothers, both handsome, intelligent and popular recent college graduates, seemingly perfect in every way. That is, until the shocking summer night when one of them killed their parents in cold blood. The other has an iron-clad alibi, but which...

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She's not sorry  by Mary Kubica

She's not sorry

Mary Kubica

"Meghan Michaels is trying to find balance between being a single mom and working full time as an ICU nurse, when a patient named Caitlin arrives in her ward with a traumatic brain injury. They say she jumped from a bridge and plunged over twenty feet to the...

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An unfinished murder  by Jude Deveraux

An unfinished murder

Jude Deveraux

"Retired romance novelist Sara Medlar has been comfortably sharing her large home with her niece Kate and her "honorary grandson" Jack. It's a convenient arrangement given the Medlar Three, as they've become known, are often working closely together to solve...

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Profile K  by Helen Fields

Profile K

Helen Fields

"Midnight Jones is an analyst trained to understand the human mind. But everything changes when, in the course of her work, she discovers Profile K's file - because K stands for killer, and she knows that someone more dangerous than she could have ever...

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Think twice  by Harlan Coben

Think twice

Harlan Coben

"How can a man who's already dead be wanted for murder? This is the question sports agent Myron Bolitar asks himself when two FBI agents visit him in New York. The man they are looking for is Myron's former client and rival, Greg Downing. Greg's DNA has been...

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Revealing the shadows  by D. J. Maughan

Revealing the shadows

D. J. Maughan

"In the year 2001, Peter Andrassy, a consultant for the Hungarian National Police and former NYC detective, finds himself imprisoned for the murder of his friend and employer. He knows he's been incarcerated to prevent further investigation into the thriving...

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Pursuit of demons  by D. J. Maughan

Pursuit of demons

D. J. Maughan

"Young women are disappearing in Budapest at an alarming rate. Where are they going, and who is taking them? Peter Andrassy, a retired NYC detective, has reluctantly accepted a new position with the human-trafficking task force in Budapest. He returned to...

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Telling tales  by Ann Cleeves

Telling tales

Ann Cleeves

"Ten years after Jeanie Long was charged with the murder of fifteen-year-old Abigail Mantel, disturbing new evidence proving her innocence emerges in the East Yorkshire village of Elvet. Abigail's killer is still at large. For Emma Bennett, the revelation...

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Dark deeds down under. Volume 2

Dark deeds down under. Volume 2

This crime and thriller anthology, from Clan Destine Press, showcases the breadth and depth of modern Australian and New Zealand crime writing in a collection of brand-new short stories from some of our brightest storytelling talents: international...

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Come to kill  by Wendy M. Wilson

Come to kill

Wendy M. Wilson

"He's all that's standing between his family and a hired assassin. And he's unarmed. After Sergeant Frank Hardy watches the invasion of a peaceful Maori village by the Armed Constabulary, with crops destroyed and innocent men imprisoned, he lays down his rifle...

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On Beulah Height  by Reginald Hill

On Beulah Height

Reginald Hill

"They moved everyone out of Dendale that long hot summer fifteen years ago. They needed a new reservoir and an old community seemed a cheap price to pay. They even dug up the dead and moved them too. But four inhabitants of the valley they couldn't move, for...

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The scarred woman  by Jussi Adler-Olsen

The scarred woman

Jussi Adler-Olsen

"In a Copenhagen park, the body of an elderly woman is discovered. Though the case bears a striking resemblance to another unsolved homicide from over a decade ago, the police cannot find any connection between the two victims. Across town a group of young...

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Queen of hearts  by Rhys Bowen

Queen of hearts

Rhys Bowen

"Lady Georgiana Rannoch, thirty-fifth in line for the British throne, knows how to play the part of an almost royal--but now she's off to Hollywood, where she must reprise her role as sleuth or risk starring in an all-too-convincing death scene... My mother,...

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Tricky twenty-two  by Janet Evanovich

Tricky twenty-two

Janet Evanovich

"Something big is brewing in Trenton, New Jersey, and it could blow at any minute. Stephanie Plum might not be the world's greatest bounty hunter, but she knows when she's being played. Ken Globovic (aka Gobbles), the unofficial student leader of the notorious...

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Top secret twenty-one  by Janet Evanovich

Top secret twenty-one

Janet Evanovich

"The dead ends are turning into dead bodies. Stephanie Plum is getting desperate. She's running out of leads in the search for Jimmy Poletti, who was caught selling more than cars out of his New Jersey dealership. Even Joe Morelli, the city's hottest cop, is...

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Takedown twenty  by Janet Evanovich

Takedown twenty

Janet Evanovich

"New Jersey bounty hunter Stephanie Plum knows better than to mess with family. But when powerful mobster Salvatore 'Uncle Sunny' Sunucchi goes on the lam in Trenton, it's up to Stephanie to find him. Uncle Sunny is charged with murder for running over a guy...

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Explosive eighteen  by Janet Evanovich

Explosive eighteen

Janet Evanovich

"After a holiday from hell, Stephanie's heading back to New Jersey and life as a bounty hunter feeling worse than before. And that's before she finds out the man in the seat next to her was brutally murdered on their layover, and she may hold the key to his...

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Smokin' seventeen  by Janet Evanovich

Smokin' seventeen

Janet Evanovich

"Where there's smoke there's fire, and no one knows this better than New Jersey bounty hunter, Stephanie Plum. The bail bonds office has burned to the ground, and bodies are turning up in the empty construction lot. To make matters worse, Stephanie is working...

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Sapphire falls  by Fleur McDonald

Sapphire falls

Fleur McDonald

"Fiona Forrest is devastated when her husband Charlie commits suicide after the accidental shooting of his mate, Eddie. Though Fiona decides to keep farming their successful property, rumours that she intends to sell keep circulating... When Detective Dave...

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Rush of blood  by Mark Billingham

Rush of blood

Mark Billingham

"Three couples on a Florida holiday become friends around the pool. But on their last night the teenage daughter of another holidaymaker goes missing and is later found dead in the mangroves. When the shocked couples return home they remain in contact and get...

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Death of a ghost  by M. C. Beaton

Death of a ghost

M. C. Beaton

"When Police Sergeant Hamish Macbeth hears reports of a haunted castle near Drim, he assumes the eerie noises and lights reported by the villagers are just local teenagers going there to smoke pot or, worse, inject themselves with drugs. Still, Hamish decides...

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Dark dive  by Andrew Mayne

Dark dive

Andrew Mayne

"After the Underwater Investigation Unit's disbandment, public outcry ushers Sloan McPherson and her partner, former navy diver Scott Hughes, back into the depths of crime solving. But Sloan's return comes with a personal case. Longtime family friend Fred...

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After she's gone  by Lisa Jackson

After she's gone

Lisa Jackson

"Cassie Kramer and her younger sister, Allie, learned the hazards of fame long ago. Together, they'd survived the horror of a crazed fan who nearly killed their mother, former Hollywood actress Jenna Hughes. Still, Cassie moved to L.A., urging Allie to follow....

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The broken places  by Ace Atkins

The broken places

Ace Atkins

"A year after becoming sheriff, Quinn Colson is faced with the release of an infamous murderer from prison. Jamey Dixon comes back to Jericho preaching redemption, and some believe him; but for the victim's family, the only thought is revenge. Another group...

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A colourful death  by Carola Dunn

A colourful death

Carola Dunn

"After a lifetime of travel and experiences, widow Eleanor Trewynn is more than happy to retire to the sleepy village of Port Mabyn in Cornwall - but unfortunately, excitement seems to follow her around! Her friend and neighbour, artist Nick Gresham, discovers...

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11.22.63  by Stephen King

11.22.63

Stephen King

"What if you could go back in time and change the course of history? What if the watershed moment you could change was the JFK assassination? 11.22.63, the date that Kennedy was shot - unless ... King takes his protagonist Jake Epping, a high school English...

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Death on the Thames  by Rachel McLean

Death on the Thames

Rachel McLean

"Diana Bakewell and Zaf Williams are cementing their reputations as London's best tour guides. They've also learned that they're not bad at solving mysteries. But when Kamran Dadashov, the father of Zaf's new boyfriend, hires them for a tour, they know they...

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Death at Tower Bridge  by Rachel McLean

Death at Tower Bridge

Rachel McLean

"Fresh from solving not one but two murders at London landmarks, tour guide Diana Bakewell is apprehensive when a typo forces her to take two groups on two very different tours. The first group are bridge afficionados, in London to cram in as many bridges as...

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Fatal by design  by Cara Devlin

Fatal by design

Cara Devlin

"A summer house party in the countryside takes a deadly turn after the abduction of a viscountess. After the shocking events of the spring, Audrey Sinclair and Hugh Marsden are adjusting to their new lives when an apparent highway robbery ends in the violent...

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All her little lies  by Becca Day

All her little lies

Becca Day

"Wouldn't you know if your son was a murderer? Alex has always had an idyllic life. Living and working for years on her best friend Cynthia's sprawling family farm, raising their children side by side. Until one night, when Cynthia's 18-year-old daughter...

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The girl beyond the gate  by Becca Day

The girl beyond the gate

Becca Day

"Welcome to Kensington Grove, the safest place to call home... Jodie Madison can't think of a better place for a fresh start than the exclusive, gated community of The Grove. But from the moment she passes through the wrought iron gates, she starts to suspect...

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Revenge killing  by Leigh Russell

Revenge killing

Leigh Russell

"A man is found dead, lying at the bottom of the stairs to his flat, his body blocking the door of the elderly woman who lives downstairs. The worried landlord who finds the body seeks advice from his friend's wife - now Detective Inspector Ariadne Moralis....

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The weatherman  by Royston Reeves

The weatherman

Royston Reeves

"'I'm going to tell you about the worst thing that ever happened to me.' Will's a nice guy. So when he takes a shortcut to the tube station after a few beers with his mates from work, he steps out of the way of the fellow who's staggering towards him. But he -...

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The Rockpool murder  by Emylia Hall

The Rockpool murder

Emylia Hall

"Music legend Baz Carson is ready to welcome his closest friends and family to celebrate his seventieth birthday at Rockpool House, his stunning mansion set high on the cliffs on the Cornish coast. But the festivities come to an abrupt end when Baz is found...

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Baby blues  by Trish Finnegan

Baby blues

Trish Finnegan

"A family torn apart by grief. A journalist determined to make her name, no matter what the cost to those whose lives she destroys. An innocent childminder wrongly accused of the death of a child in her care. WPC Samantha Barrie has survived her first few...

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Yule Island  by Johana Gustawsson

Yule Island

Johana Gustawsson

"Art expert Emma Lindahl is anxious when she's asked to appraise the antiques and artifacts in the infamous manor house of one of Sweden's wealthiest families, on the island of Storholmen, where a young woman was murdered nine years earlier, her killer never...

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Blessed are the dead  by Catherine Hanley

Blessed are the dead

Catherine Hanley

"April 1219: Edwin Weaver finds himself at Tickhill Castle under false pretences. Earl Warenne wants Tickhill for himself and is convinced that a royal order for the castle to be handed over has been hidden, so he's sent Edwin to find it and told him not to...

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Blue sky  by Trish Finnegan

Blue sky

Trish Finnegan

"No longer the fresh-faced new cop in the station, life should be getting easier for WPC Samantha Barrie. She is settled into her job at the station, is well liked on her beats, and is on track to pass her probation and become a fully-fledged police constable....

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The judge at Saint Jane's  by Lis (Mystery writer) Howell

The judge at Saint Jane's

Lis (Mystery writer) Howell

"It's a glorious autumn evening in Tarnfield when Deborah Arbiter falls to her death. What was she doing on the roof of her old Georgian country house, St Jane's? People think Deborah was up there inspecting a leak. But Suzy Spencer doesn't believe the...

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Point of no return  by John (Novelist) Carson

Point of no return

John (Novelist) Carson

"An old mystery solved after thirty-five years. And a new one just beginning... Millionaire Murdo Wolf took off in a small plane from the island where he lived, and neither he nor the plane was ever seen again. Until now. The Wolf family have gathered on the...

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Dead before you die  by John (Novelist) Carson

Dead before you die

John (Novelist) Carson

"A callous crime. A killer's rampage. A storm of death on the horizon. Edinburgh, the dead of winter. DCI Harry McNeil knows the subzero temperatures can trigger the cruelest of crimes. But when he's called out in the middle of a blizzard, he's horrified at...

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Back to life  by John (Novelist) Carson

Back to life

John (Novelist) Carson

"It looked like a simple murder case. But the victim's false identity is just the beginning...Edinburgh DCI Harry McNeil's dangerous job wasn't made for relationships. So when a female officer's mutilated remains wash up in a canal, it feels like proof he was...

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Sticks and stones  by John (Novelist) Carson

Sticks and stones

John (Novelist) Carson

"A horrific murder. A stunning abduction. Can he open an old case to prevent another grisly death? Edinburgh DCI Harry McNeil isn't easily intimidated. But after years investigating crooked cops, a promotion heading up a Major Investigation Team will put his...

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Black diamond  by Martin Walker

Black diamond

Martin Walker

"At the heart of French gastronomy lies the famed black truffle of the Perigord. But France's truffles are being adulterated with cheaper ones from China, and it seems that Chinese organised crime is behind the fraud. In St Denis market, a Vietnamese family...

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A whispered name  by William Brodrick

A whispered name

William Brodrick

"When Father Anselm meets Kate Seymour in the cemetery at Larkwood, he is dismayed to hear her allegation. Herbert Moore had been one of the founding fathers of the Priory, revered by all who met him, a man who'd shaped Anselm's own vocation. The idea that...

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A window breaks  by Chris Ewan

A window breaks

Chris Ewan

"If your family was targeted in the middle of the night, what would you do? ... You are asleep. A noise wakes you. You stir, unsure why, and turn to your wife. Then you hear it. Glass. Crunching underfoot. Your worst fears are about to be realized. Someone is...

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The complete Sherlock Holmes  by Arthur Conan Doyle

The complete Sherlock Holmes

Arthur Conan Doyle

"Contains all the investigations and adventures of the world's most popular detective, Sherlock Holmes. From "The Adventure of the Gloria Scott" to "His Last Bow," this collection of novels and short stories follows the illustrious career of this...

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The sweetheart killer  by N. J. Mackay

The sweetheart killer

N. J. Mackay

"Stevie Gordon is lonely, filling her time by stalking her ex-boyfriend, James Cowley. He might be married, but neither his wife nor his girlfriend knows as much about him as Stevie does. But when James' latest mistress is brutally murdered, her body carefully...

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The perfect village  by J. M. (Crime novelist) Hewitt

The perfect village

J. M. (Crime novelist) Hewitt

"It's the perfect place to hide the truth... Vivacia Williams is strong, independent and lives in a beautiful community. She's trying to make the best of a bad situation since her husband walked out on her. Then, she finds two lost children. They have no home,...

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When we were silent  by Fiona McPhillips

When we were silent

Fiona McPhillips

"A major upmarket thriller launch, a woman finally gets the chance to speak out against her elite Dublin school, exposing a culture of silence, corruption and abuse of power. "I'm not here for prestige. I'm here for revenge." Lou Manson is an outsider when she...

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Her last summer  by Emily Freud

Her last summer

Emily Freud

"Twenty years ago, Mari vanished while backpacking through Thailand with her boyfriend, Luke. He was accused of murder, but has always insisted he's innocent. Besides, her body was never found. Now, he's finally ready to talk. And filmmaker Cassidy Chambers...

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The other tenant  by Lesley Kara

The other tenant

Lesley Kara

"Marlow has always lived in unusual places. But when she accepts a position as a live-in property guardian, she finds herself moving somewhere she swore she'd never return to. Right from the start, she knows it's a terrible mistake. The elegant Victorian...

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One of us knows  by Alyssa Cole

One of us knows

Alyssa Cole

"Years after a breakdown and a diagnosis of dissociative identity disorder derailed her historical preservationist career, Kenetria Nash and her alters have been given a second chance they can't refuse: a position as resident caretaker of a historic home....

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I will ruin you  by Linwood Barclay

I will ruin you

Linwood Barclay

"How would you react in a life-or-death situation? It's a question everyone asks themselves, but few have to face in real life. English teacher Richard Boyle certainly never thought he would find himself talking down a former student intent on harming others,...

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Next of kin  by Samantha Jayne Allen

Next of kin

Samantha Jayne Allen

"At a gathering for her cousin's wedding party, newly-licensed PI Annie McIntyre gets asked an age-old question: what really makes us who we are, nature or nurture? Clint Marshall, an up-and-coming musician and an adoptee at a personal crossroads, wants to...

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A clock stopped dead  by J. M. (Playwright) Hall

A clock stopped dead

J. M. (Playwright) Hall

"Retired teachers Pat, Liz and Thelma are happiest whiling away their hours over coffee, cake and chat at the Thirsk Garden Centre café. But when their good friend tells them about an unsettling experience she had in a sinister-feeling charity shop, they...

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Disturbing the dead  by Kelley Armstrong

Disturbing the dead

Kelley Armstrong

"Victorian Scotland is becoming less strange to modern-day homicide detective Mallory Atkinson. Though inhabiting someone else's body will always be unsettling, even if her employers know that she's not actually housemaid Catriona Mitchell, ever since the...

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Private Monaco  by James Patterson

Private Monaco

James Patterson

"When Jack Morgan is invited to the luxurious Monaco coast to set up a new Private office, it seems like the perfect opportunity to relax in an iconic destination. But the vacation is quickly cut short when Jack's partner Justine is abducted. The kidnappers...

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The intruders  by Louise Jensen

The intruders

Louise Jensen

"A manor house available rent-free to house-sitters is an offer too good to miss for Cass and James, who have been saving for a deposit on their own home for so long. Although it had been abandoned for almost thirty years, after a home invasion left almost all...

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The square  by Celia Walden

The square

Celia Walden

"Colette spends a lot of her time at Addison Square, one of the most desirable addresses in West London. She knows the place and the people better than anyone. But the wealthy residents she works for can barely remember her name. Which is unfortunate, because...

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The little dog laughed  by Joseph Hansen

The little dog laughed

Joseph Hansen

"When Adam Streeter's blind, teenage daughter stumbles over his dead body in his expensive marina condominium, she's sure he shot himself. So are the police. But the company that insured his life thinks otherwise, and it sends in crack death-claims...

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