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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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The tower by Michael Duffy

The tower

Michael Duffy

eBook

A gripping, fast-paced crime novel by an investigative journalist who knows where the bodies are buried in Sydney, the City of Sharks ...

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Hot money by Dick Francis

Hot money

Dick Francis

eBook

"Wealthy gold trader Malcolm Pembroke has five ex-wives and nine chidren between them, all fighting among themselves. But when violent death strikes the least likeable of his former spouses, Malcolm himself feels threatened, and he calls on his most ...

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Dream of a falling eagle by George C. Chesbro

Dream of a falling eagle

George C. Chesbro

eBook

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Maigret and the tramp by Georges Simenon

Maigret and the tramp

Georges Simenon

eBook

When a tramp is recovered from the Seine, after being badly beaten, Maigret must delve into the man's personal circumstances to figure out just who wanted to kill him.

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Double trouble in Iowa by Wendy (Romance novelist) Byrne

Double trouble in Iowa

Wendy (Romance novelist) Byrne

eBook

"Amateur sleuth and artist Izzy Lewis' life is getting more complicated by the moment. First, she has to deal with an ex husband she thought she'd left in the rearview mirror. Then, she happens to discover a dead body while unpacking for a local quilt...

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Forgotten murder by Dolores Gordon-Smith

Forgotten murder

Dolores Gordon-Smith

eBook

When a friend of Jack Haldean witnesses a disturbing vision, he decides to investigate. Jack's enquiries reveal repressed emotions, buried secrets and evidence of a possible murder twenty years ago. But how do you solve a murder when there are no clues,...

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Deadly turn by Claire Booth

Deadly turn

Claire Booth

eBook

A car crash leaves behind six dead teenagers and a shaken sheriff Hank Worth - he pulled them over and sent them away with just a warning minutes earlier. Hank suspects there is more to the crash, a feeling exacerbated when a body is discovered in one...

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Safe haven by Patricia J. MacDonald

Safe haven

Patricia J. MacDonald

eBook

"Heavily pregnant Dena Russell returns to her hometown after a whirlwind romance with Brian Riley, an old acquaintance. When Brian's behaviour grows irrational and a battered body is found, Dena wonders if the father of her unborn child is a killer. ...

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Cookin' the books by Amy Patricia Meade

Cookin' the books

Amy Patricia Meade

eBook

Literary caterer Letitia 'Tish' Tarragon is delighted when Binnie Broderick, exective director of the local library, asks her to provide a literary inspired three-course dinner for the library's annual fundraiser. But when Binnie's food is poisoned, ...

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Skin game by J. D. Allen

Skin game

J. D. Allen

eBook

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Riptide by Debbi Mack

Riptide

Debbi Mack

eBook

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King of joy by Richard Chiem

King of joy

Richard Chiem

eBook

Corvus has always had an overactive imagination. Growing up, she develops a unique coping mechanism: she can imagine herself out of any situation, no matter how terrible. To get through each day, Corvus escapes into scenes from fantasy novels, pop songs,...

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A tender hope by Amanda Cabot

A tender hope

Amanda Cabot

eBook

When a Texas Ranger comes to town on a mission to capture his brother's killers, he finds more than he expected--including a young midwife who may hold the key to the justice he seeks.

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Devotion to murder by Steve Eastwood

Devotion to murder

Steve Eastwood

eBook

When the nun is found beaten to death, in the grounds of a Lordship's estate, Detective Inspector Alby Cooper is assigned his first murder. It is May 1949 and Sister Margaret had come to the village of Beaumont to support Lord Roding whose faith has ...

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The scholar by Dervla McTiernan

The scholar

Dervla McTiernan

eAudiobook

From the author of the critically acclaimed bestseller The Ruin comes a compulsive new crime thriller featuring DS Cormac Reilly. Being brilliant has never been this dangerous ...When Dr Emma Sweeney stumbles across the victim of a hit and run outside...

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The library by Carmen DeSousa

The library

Carmen DeSousa

eAudiobook

Three generations of secrets, three murders-and the dead won't rest until the murderer checks out too. In 1934 the body of a beautiful, but poor young woman was found alongside a riverbank near the Depot. Beaten to a pulp, only recognizable by a tattoo...

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The inventor by Emily Organ

The inventor

Emily Organ

eAudiobook

Emily Organ presents Book 4 in the Penny Green series.

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The girl next door  by Phoebe Morgan

The girl next door

Phoebe Morgan

Book

"Perfect mother. Perfect wife. Jane Goodall has spent years building her picture-perfect life in the quiet village of Ashdon. So when sixteen-year-old Clare Edwards is found brutally murdered in Sorrow's Meadow, Jane knows she must first protect her ...

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Keep her close  by M. J. Ford

Keep her close

M. J. Ford

Book

"When a young woman goes missing from Jesus College, Oxford, DS Josie Masters is plunged into a world of panic as fear grips the city. Along with Thames Valley Police's newest recruit, the handsome DS Pryce, Josie must act fast - and when two more st...

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Day of the accident  by Nuala Ellwood

Day of the accident

Nuala Ellwood

Book

"Sixty seconds after she wakes from a coma, Maggie's world is torn apart. The police tell her that her daughter Elspeth is dead. That she drowned when the car Maggie had been driving plunged into the river. Maggie remembers nothing. When Maggie begs to...

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New Orleans noir

New Orleans noir

eBook

"Launched by the summer '04 award-winning, best-seller Brooklyn Noir, Akashic Books continues its groundbreaking series of original noir anthologies. Each book is comprised of all-new stories, each one set in a distinct neighborhood or location within...

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Miami noir

Miami noir

eBook

"Revealed: the dark and delicious side of Paradise. Brand new stories by: James W. Hall, Barbara Parker, John Dufresne, Paul Levine, Carolina Garcia-Aguilera, Tom Corcoran, Christine Kling, George Tucker, Kevin Allen, Anthony Dale Gagliano, David Beaty,...

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Haiti noir

Haiti noir

eBook

A collection of crime and noir stories set in Haiti.

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Lone Star noir

Lone Star noir

eBook

"Texas enters the Akashic Noir Series arena with a dazzling array of terrifying, well-crafted short fiction. Featuring brand-new stories by: James Crumley, Joe Lansdale, Claudia Smith, Ito Romo, Luis Alberto Urrea, David Corbett, George Weir, Sarah C...

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Brussels noir

Brussels noir

eBook

The Noir Series dives deeper into Europe, exploring a city with more than its share of sinister headlines and scandals.

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Bronx noir

Bronx noir

eBook

"Launched by the summer '04 award-winning, best-seller Brooklyn Noir, Akashic Books continues its groundbreaking series of original noir anthologies. Each book is comprised of all-new stories, each one set in a distinct neighborhood or location within...

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GARDENER OF EDEN by DAVID DOWNIE

GARDENER OF EDEN

DAVID DOWNIE

eBook

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He said, she said by John DeCure

He said, she said

John DeCure

eBook

"For state prosecutor Bradlee Aames, psychosis is a fact of life, a waking nightmare from which modern medicine's soulless jargon and mind-numbing meds have offered little relief. Bradlee stays focused by winning trial after trial, even while she's.....

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Phoenix noir

Phoenix noir

eBook

Lee Child, Diana Gabaldon, James Sallis, and others reveal how the scalding Arizona sun breeds its own unique blend of noir.

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Wolf pack  by C. J. Box

Wolf pack

C. J. Box

Book

"Wyoming game warden Joe Pickett encounters bad behavior on his own turf: a drone is killing wildlife - and the drone belongs to a mysterious and wealthy man whose grandson is dating Joe's own daughter, Lucy. When Joe tries to lay down the rules for the...

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The Cambridge plot  by Suzette A. Hill

The Cambridge plot

Suzette A. Hill

Book

"Rosy Gilchrist and her hesitant sidekicks, Felix Smythe and Professor Cedric Dillworthy, are visiting Cambridge: Rosy to attend a Newnham reunion, and Felix and Cedric to attend preparations for the unveiling of a statue of the latter's old tutor. But...

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Dead memories  by Angela. author. Marsons

Dead memories

Angela. author. Marsons

Book

"On the fourth floor of Chaucer House, two teenagers are found chained to a radiator. The boy is dead but the girl is alive. For Detective Kim Stone every detail of the scene mirrors her own terrifying experience with her brother Mikey, when they lived...

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Past life  by Dominic Nolan

Past life

Dominic Nolan

Book

"Waking up beside the dead girl, she couldn't remember anything. Who she was. Who had taken her. How to escape... Detective Abigail Boone has been missing for four days when she is finally found, confused and broken. Suffering retrograde amnesia, she...

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The Department of Sensitive Crimes  by Alexander McCall Smith

The Department of Sensitive Crimes

Alexander McCall Smith

Book

"The detectives who work in Malmo Police's Department of Sensitive Crimes take their job very seriously. The lead detective, Ulf Varg, prioritizes his cases above even his dog's mental health. Then there are detectives Anna Bengsdotter, who keeps her...

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Night without end by Alistair MacLean

Night without end

Alistair MacLean

eBook

An airliner crashes in the polar ice-cap. In temperatures 40 degrees below zero, six men and four women survive. But for the members of a remote scientific research station who rescue them, there are some sinister questions to answer - the first one...

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Serpent's tooth by Faye. author. Kellerman

Serpent's tooth

Faye. author. Kellerman

eBook

A gunman walks into a Los Angeles restaurant and opens fire. He kills 13 people and wounds 30, then apparently commits suicide. Apparently, because as Lieutenant Peter Decker discovers, other shots were fired, coming from a different direction.

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Chocolate a la murder by Kirsten Weiss

Chocolate a la murder

Kirsten Weiss

eBook

"When paranormal museum owner Maddie Kosloski stops by the artisan chocolate shop and finds the owner dead, she vows to catch the killer and silence the rattling of the haunted Mexican whisk in her Magic of Chocolate exhibit" --

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The ritual bath by Faye Kellerman

The ritual bath

Faye Kellerman

eBook

"Detective Peter Decker of the LAPD is stunned when he gets the report. Someone has shattered the sanctuary of a remote yeshiva community in the California hills with an unimaginable crime. One of the women was brutally raped as she returned from the...

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Death blow by Isabella Maldonado

Death blow

Isabella Maldonado

eBook

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Prayers for the dead by Faye Kellerman

Prayers for the dead

Faye Kellerman

eBook

When celebrated heart surgeon Dr. Azor Sparks is brutally murdered, the suspects include the doctor's six children, a jealous colleague, and a gang of biker buddies, and it is up to Lieutenant Peter Decker to sort out the truth.

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Don't send flowers by Martín Solares

Don't send flowers

Martín Solares

eBook

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Rest not in peace by Melvin R. Starr

Rest not in peace

Melvin R. Starr

eBook

Another slice of medieval skullduggery from the surgeon-turned-sleuth Master Hugh, surgeon and bailiff, is asked to provide a sleeping potion for Sir Henry Burley, a friend and guest of Lord Gilbert at Bampton Castle. Sir Henry--with his current wife,...

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Parts unknown by Lynne Heitman

Parts unknown

Lynne Heitman

eBook

Every business has a dark side. Alex Shanahan accepts a new job with a Detroit start-up airline when the death of her friend John McTavish takes her on a detour to Miami. But her trip turns perilous when Alex connects John's murder to the lucrative world...

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Cross by Ken Bruen

Cross

Ken Bruen

eBook

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Never tell by Lisa Gardner

Never tell

Lisa Gardner

eAudiobook

A man is dead, shot three times in his home office. But his computer has been shot twelve times, and when the cops arrive, his pregnant wife is holding the gun. D. D. Warren arrives on the scene and recognizes the woman - Evie Carter. Evie's father was...

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Hidden depths by Ann Cleeves

Hidden depths

Ann Cleeves

eAudiobook

A hot summer on the Northumberland coast and Julie Armstrong arrives home from a night out to find her son strangled, laid out in a bath of water and covered with wild flowers. This stylised murder scene has Inspector Vera Stanhope intrigued. But then...

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Say you're sorry by Karen Rose

Say you're sorry

Karen Rose

eAudiobook

Special Agent Gideon Reynolds has tried hard to put his past behind him. But when a petite blonde woman crashes into his life, he begins to realise that a little bit of chaos might not be so bad. Daisy Dawson is keen to get to know the dark and serious...

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The taking of Annie Thorne by C. J. Tudor

The taking of Annie Thorne

C. J. Tudor

eAudiobook

One night, Annie went missing. Disappeared from her own bed. There were searches, appeals. Everyone thought the worst. And then, miraculously, after 48 hours, she came back. But she couldn't, or wouldn't, say what had happened to her. Something happened...

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Marked to die by Sarah Hawkswood

Marked to die

Sarah Hawkswood

eAudiobook

October 1143. A mysterious archer who kills cleanly and "dissolves" into the forest, a missing train of pack mules on the salt road from Wich, and a lord in the wrong place at the wrong time, mean a crime the lord Sheriff of Worcestershire cannot ign...

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Murder dancing by Lesley Cookman

Murder dancing

Lesley Cookman

eAudiobook

Max Tobin brings his all-male dance company to Steeple Martin, with his new ballet Pendle, based on the infamous Pendle Witch Trials, due to be performed at the Oast Theatre. There have been unpleasant incidents during rehearsals in London, and Max asks...

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Sitting murder by Alan J. Wright

Sitting murder

Alan J. Wright

eAudiobook

Detective Sergeant Michael Brennan of the Wigan Borough Police has no time for tales of ghosts and the afterlife, or of the dead contacting the living. So, when he finds himself investigating the case of a recently widowed young woman, Alice Goodway,...

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Dead man's lane by Kate Ellis

Dead man's lane

Kate Ellis

eAudiobook

Strangefields Farm is notorious for its sinister history ever since serial killer Jackson Temples lured young women to the premises, and the girls never left alive. Now, decades later, Strangefields is being transformed into a holiday village, but th...

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Song of the dead by Douglas Lindsay

Song of the dead

Douglas Lindsay

eAudiobook

A dead man walks into a police station. He tells a tale - bizarre as it is grotesque - of kidnap and organ harvesting. John Baden's story of being held prisoner for twelve years sounds far-fetched - but it's all about to get much, much stranger. DI B...

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Shores of death by Peter Ritchie

Shores of death

Peter Ritchie

eAudiobook

Grace Macallan is at breaking point, and a new investigation is testing her to the limit. An undercover officer is missing and a woman is washed up, traumatised and barely alive, on the shores of Berwickshire. As she untangles the woman's story, Grace...

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A time for silence by Thorne Moore

A time for silence

Thorne Moore

eAudiobook

When Sarah, struggling to get over tragedy, stumbles across her grandparents' ruined farm, it feels as if the house has been waiting for her. She is drawn to their apparently idyllic way of life and starts to look into her family history - only to learn...

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When the devil drives by Caro Peacock

When the devil drives

Caro Peacock

eAudiobook

Autumn, 1839. As the London nights darken, rumours spread about the devil's chariot, which preys on young women walking alone at night. Novice private investigator Liberty Lane has no time for such horror stories, so when a poetic young man begs her to...

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Ruin beach by Kate Rhodes

Ruin beach

Kate Rhodes

eAudiobook

Ben Kitto, now the Scilly Isles' Deputy Chief of Police, is missing the excitement of the murder squad in London. But when the body of professional diver Jude Trellon is discovered, anchored to the rocks of a nearby cave, his investigative skills are...

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Tennessee night by Stephen Leather

Tennessee night

Stephen Leather

eAudiobook

Children are killing themselves across the State of Tennessee. Is it a horrible coincidence, or are dark forces at work? When Jack Nightingale learns that there is a mysterious list of children who are at risk, he takes the case, spurred on by the fact...

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More murder in a nunnery by Eric Shepherd

More murder in a nunnery

Eric Shepherd

eAudiobook

Written several years after Murder In A Nunnery, but set only two years after the events of the first book More Murder In A Nunnery takes the reader back to the world of the fictional Harrington Convent.A body neatly wrapped in brown paper is found by...

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Lord James Harrington and the Whitsun mystery by Lynn Florkiewicz

Lord James Harrington and the Whitsun mystery

Lynn Florkiewicz

eAudiobook

Join James, Beth and the regulars as they celebrate Whitsun and embark on another thrilling adventure.Having picked up a commendation from Sussex Police, Lord Harrington and his wife, Beth are given a curious task by DCI George Lane - to observe Theo...

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The drop by Mick Herron

The drop

Mick Herron

eAudiobook

Old spooks carry the memory of tradecraft in their bones, and when Solomon Dortmund sees an envelope being passed from one pair of hands to another in a Marylebone cafe, he knows he's witnessed more than an innocent encounter. But in relaying his suspicions...

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No good tea goes unpunished by Bree Baker

No good tea goes unpunished

Bree Baker

eBook

"Catering her childhood friend's beachfront wedding was a dream come true for Everly Swan--and, with hundreds of guests in attendance, great exposure for her new iced tea shop and café. But when the well-to-do groom is found floating facedown in the surf,...

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Red snow by Will (Novelist) Dean

Red snow

Will (Novelist) Dean

eBook

Red Snow is the eagerly awaited follow-up to Dark Pines, selected for ITV's Zoe Ball Book Club.

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Criminally cocoa by Amanda Flower

Criminally cocoa

Amanda Flower

eBook

As if being in New York City for Easter isn't exciting enough, Charlotte Weaver has another reason to be thrilled. She's helping her cousin, Bailey, on the set of her first cable TV show, Bailey's Amish Sweets. Bailey will even be re-creating the del...

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Naked pray by John Sandford

Naked pray

John Sandford

eBook

Lucas Davenport's old boss, Rose Marie Roux, has moved up and taken Lucas with her, creating for him a special troubleshooting job for the cases that are too complicated for others to handle--cases like when two people, a white woman and a black man,...

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Blood mist by Mark (Detective fiction writer) Roberts

Blood mist

Mark (Detective fiction writer) Rob...

eAudiobook

Two massacred families, with signs of ritual killings. A nine-year-old-child, abandoned in the snow. As Liverpool holds its breath, DCI Eve Clay hunts a sadistic killer who knows more about her past than she does. Her search will take her deep into the...

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Dead in the water by Ann Granger

Dead in the water

Ann Granger

eAudiobook

It is the wettest winter on record and as Christmas approaches the rivers burst their banks. In the village of Weston Saint Ambrose, a young girl's body is seen floating downstream and when it becomes stuck under the jetty at a reclusive writer's home,...

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The final minute by Simon Kernick

The final minute

Simon Kernick

eAudiobook

'She's dead. There's blood everywhere. And the most terrifying thing of all is that I think her killer might be me...' A traumatic car-crash. A man with no memory, haunted by nightmares. When the past comes calling in the most terrifying way imaginable,...

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A twist of the knife by Peter James

A twist of the knife

Peter James

eAudiobook

In multi-million-copy bestselling author Peter James' collection of short stories we first come to meet Brighton's finest detective, Roy Grace, and read the tale that went on to inspire James' hugely successful novel, Dead Simple. James exposes the A...

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The silent ones by William Brodrick

The silent ones

William Brodrick

eAudiobook

Father Anselm returns to the Old Bailey to fight the most difficult and troubling case of his life. Father Edmund Littlemore is charged with grave offences against Harry Brandwell who, it seems, is both a victim and a liar. Unknown to Anselm, Robert ...

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Ghost girl by Lesley Thomson

Ghost girl

Lesley Thomson

eAudiobook

Stella Darnell's father died a year ago, but she has not moved on. He was Chief Superintendent at Hammersmith police station, and cleaning his house, Stella discovers a folder of photographs in his darkroom. The oldest photograph is dated 1966; to the...

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The Christmas card crime and other stories

The Christmas card crime and other stories

Book

"A Christmas party is punctuated by a gunshot under a policeman's watchful eye. A jewel heist is planned admist the glitz and glamour of Oxford Street's Christmas shopping. Lost in a snowstorm, a man finds a motive for murder. This collection of myst...

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The unrepentant  by E. A. Aymar

The unrepentant

E. A. Aymar

Book

"They never expected her to fight back... Eighteen-year old Charlotte Reyes ran away from an abusive home only to end up tricked, kidnapped, and taken across the country by criminals. Charlotte manages to escape with the help of a reluctant former so...

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Auntie Poldi and the vineyards of Etna  by Mario Giordano

Auntie Poldi and the vineyards of Etna

Mario Giordano

Book

"When prosecco-loving Auntie Poldi retired to Sicily from Germany, she never dreamt her tranquil days would be interrupted by murder. But Sicily had other plans, and Poldi found herself honor-bound to solve the disappearance of her beloved (and cute)...

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Black souls  by Gioacchino Criaco

Black souls

Gioacchino Criaco

Book

"In the remote Aspromonte Mountains in southern Calabria, Italy, three best friends embark on a life of crime in order to raise themselves up out of the poverty of their childhoods and the suffering of their parents. Brainy Luciano, the behind-the-sc...

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Before she knew him  by Peter Swanson

Before she knew him

Peter Swanson

Book

"Henrietta and her husband Lloyd have settled into a quiet life outside of Boston, Massachusetts. Hen is an illustrator, works nearby, and has found the right meds to control her bipolar disorder. When they meet the neighbors next door, she spots a f...

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Beautiful bad  by Annie Nigh Ward

Beautiful bad

Annie Nigh Ward

Book

"Maddie and Ian's love story began with a chance encounter at a party overseas; he was serving in the British army and she was a travel writer visiting her best friend, Jo. Now almost two decades later, married with a beautiful son, Charlie, they are...

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The man with no face  by Peter May

The man with no face

Peter May

Book

"Brussels, 1979. Jaded Edinburgh journalist Neil Bannerman arrives in the capital of European politics intent on digging up dirt. Yet it is danger he discovers, when two British men are found murdered. One victim is a journalist, the other a Cabinet...

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Remembering Dresden  by Dan Walsh

Remembering Dresden

Dan Walsh

Book

"Young history professor, Jack Turner, takes a retreat at a lakeside cabin just outside of Culpepper, Georgia to work on his doctoral dissertation. The cabin is owned by an ambitious state senator, an inheritance from his father. Inside, everything is...

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Her father's secret  by Sara Blædel

Her father's secret

Sara Blædel

Book

"After suddenly inheriting a funeral home from her father--who she hadn't heard from in decades--Ilka Jensen has impulsively abandoned her quiet life in Denmark to visit the small town in rural Wisconsin where her father lived. There, she's devastated...

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Cat got your crown  by Julie (Mystery writer) Chase

Cat got your crown

Julie (Mystery writer) Chase

Book

"With a pet pageant around the corner and a killer unleashed, Lacy will have to collar the culprit before the claws come out. Lacy Marie Crocker can hardly believe it’s been a year since her return home to New Orleans. There hasn’t been a dull moment...

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The perfect alibi  by Phillip Margolin

The perfect alibi

Phillip Margolin

Book

"A young woman accuses a prominent local college athlete of rape. Convicted with the help of undisputable DNA evidence, the athlete swears his innocence and threatens both his lawyer and his accuser as he's sent to prison. Not long after, there's another...

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Unto us a son is given  by Donna Leon

Unto us a son is given

Donna Leon

Book

"Count Falier was urging his Venetian son-in-law to investigate, and preferably intervene in, the seemingly innocent plan of the Count's best friend, the elderly Gonzalo Rodríguez de Tejada, to adopt a much younger man as his son. Under Italian inher...

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The mystery of Marie Roget  by Edgar Allan Poe

The mystery of Marie Roget

Edgar Allan Poe

eBook

Poe's character, the detective C. August Dupin, and his sidekick, the unnamed narrator, undertake the unsolved murder of Marie Rogêt in Paris. The body of Rogêt, a perfume shop employee, is found in the River Seine and the media take a keen interest in...

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Broken bone china by Laura Childs

Broken bone china

Laura Childs

eBook

It is Sunday afternoon, and Theodosia and Drayton are catering a formal tea at a hot-air balloon rally. The view aloft is not only stunning, they are also surrounded by a dozen other colorful hot-air balloons. But as the sky turns gray and the clouds...

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Something read something dead  by Eva Gates

Something read something dead

Eva Gates

Book

"Winter falls on North Carolina's Outer Banks as Lucy Richardson and her friends joyfully help her favorite cousin, Josie O'Malley, plan her wedding. The owner and head baker of Josie's Cozy Bakery and her fiancé, chef Jake Greenblatt, want a small, ...

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Dead heat  by Glenis Wilson

Dead heat

Glenis Wilson

Book

"Champion jump jockey Harry Radcliffe is still reeling from the knowledge that his attempt to solve the murder of prostitute Alice Goode has led to devastating consequences, not only for his estranged wife Annabel and her new partner, Sir Jeffrey, but...

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Getting old will haunt you  by Rita Lakin

Getting old will haunt you

Rita Lakin

Book

"Gladdy Gold and Associates are tasked with proving a deadly fishing accident was more than it appears in this hilarious cozy mystery. Restless after having no new cases for months and with their partners away on a safari, when a call comes through about...

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Peony red  by Christian Schünemann

Peony red

Christian Schünemann

Book

"Only here does the peony bloom in such strong shades of red, because the ground was soaked in so much blood. What happened on the night when a Serbian couple was brutally murdered in their house in Kosovo? Milena Lukin might never have looked into the...

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My brother's keeper by Donna Malane

My brother's keeper

Donna Malane

eBook

Diane Rowe, our missing persons expert, will once again take us on a dark ride through the underbelly of a city not prepared to give up its secrets easily. Ex-con Karen needs Diane's help to track down her fourteen-year-old daughter, Sunny, who she's...

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Vintage murder by Ngaio Marsh

Vintage murder

Ngaio Marsh

eBook

Theatrical manager Alfred Meyer wanted to celebrate his wife's birthday in style. The "piece de resistance" would be the jeroboam of champagne which would descend on to the stage after the performance. But something went horribly wrong. Was Meyer's death...

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A thousand falling crows by Larry D. Sweazy

A thousand falling crows

Larry D. Sweazy

eBook

"Sonny Burton was forced to retire from the Texas Rangers after taking a bullet from Bonnie Parker in a shoot-out. The bullet so damaged Sonny's right arm that he had to have it amputated. While Sonny struggles with recuperating and tries to get used...

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The animals after midnight by Jeff Johnson

The animals after midnight

Jeff Johnson

eBook

"In this third novel in the Darby Holland Crime Novel series, Darby's past rises up to do more than haunt him. You can run, but in the information age you can only hide for so long. Midnight Rider Productions is a dark web nightmare machine, headed by...

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False move by Matt Hilton

False move

Matt Hilton

eBook

Ex-cop Aaron Lacey is on the run from Elite Custodian Services who will stop at nothing to track him down. His daughter reaches out to her old schoolfriend, Tess Grey, for help, but when Tess's mother urges her to stay away from Lacey, she begins to ...

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A suspicion of silver by P. F. Chisholm

A suspicion of silver

P. F. Chisholm

eBook

A brand-new Sir Robert Carey Mystery, full of roguish courtiers, rival gangs, border raiders, treason, realpolitik and unbridled ambition.

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The almanack by Martine Bailey

The almanack

Martine Bailey

eBook

Following a summons from her mother, Tabitha departs London for her home village only to discover that her mother has drowned. Determined to uncover the truth of her death, Tabitha consults her almanack which reveals her mother's terror of someone she...

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The redeemers by Ace Atkins

The redeemers

Ace Atkins

eAudiobook

He is only in his early 30s, but now Quinn Colson is jobless - voted out of office as sheriff, thanks to county kingpin Johnny Stagg. He has offers from bigger and better places, but before he goes, he's got one more job to do - bring down Stagg's cr...

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Where they found her by Kimberly McCreight

Where they found her

Kimberly McCreight

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Motherhood hasn't come at all easy for Molly Anderson. But she's finally enjoying life as mother to five-year-old Ella and as Arts reporter for the small but respectable Ridgedale Reader. That is, until a body is found in the woods adjacent to Ridged...

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Day of the dead by Nicci French

Day of the dead

Nicci French

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"On a north London high street, a runaway vehicle crashes to a halt. The man in the driving seat was murdered a week earlier. On Hampstead Heath, a bonfire blazes: in the flames lies the next victim. As autumn leaves fall, a serial killer runs amok in...

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Quick curtain by Alan Melville

Quick curtain

Alan Melville

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This breezy whodunit is set in a theatre and revolves around the shooting of the leading man. When the show opens at the Grosvenor Theatre to a packed house, Brandon Baker is killed by a real bullet. When another member of the company is found dead,...

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Murder in the museum by John Rowland

Murder in the museum

John Rowland

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When Professor Julius Arnell breathes his last in the hushed atmosphere of the British Museum Reading Room, it looks like death from natural causes. Who, after all, would murder a retired academic whose life was devoted to Elizabethan literature? Ins...

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Death on the Riviera by John Bude

Death on the Riviera

John Bude

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When a counterfeit currency racket comes to light on the French Riviera, Detective Inspector Meredith is sent speeding to the warmth and glitter of the Mediterranean. Along with Inspector Blampignon - an amiable policeman from Nice - Meredith must trace...

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Mr. Midnight by Gerald Verner

Mr. Midnight

Gerald Verner

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Gordan Cross, crime reporter for the DAILY CLARION, is detailed to discover the identity of a man known as Mr. Midnight, the mastermind behind a series of robberies and murders. Acting on a tip, he investigates The Yellow Orchid nightclub - and meets...

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Inkier than the sword by Andrea Frazer

Inkier than the sword

Andrea Frazer

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In the quiet village of Steynham St Michael there is an anonymous letter writer at work, jabbing and stabbing at the past's Achilles' heels of many of the upright citizens living there. After one resident is driven to extreme measures to escape expos...

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Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore by Matthew Sullivan

Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore

Matthew Sullivan

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Lydia Smith lives her life hiding in plain sight. A clerk at the Bright Ideas bookstore, she keeps a meticulously crafted existence among her beloved books, eccentric colleagues, and the BookFrogs - the lost and lonely regulars who spend every day ma...

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The taking of Annie Thorne by C. J. Tudor

The taking of Annie Thorne

C. J. Tudor

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When Joe Thorne was fifteen, his little sister, Annie, disappeared. At the time, Joe thought it was the worst thing in the world that could ever happen. And then she came back. But she couldn't, or wouldn't, say what had happened to her. Now Joe has ...

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The sign of fear by Rob Ryan

The sign of fear

Rob Ryan

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London, 1917: Terror has come from the sky, and Londoners are scurrying in fear. A twin tragedy strikes Dr John Watson: an old friend, Staff Nurse Jennings, is on a boat-ambulance torpedoed in the Channel with no survivors. And his concert-going companion,...

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Everything is lies by Helen Callaghan

Everything is lies

Helen Callaghan

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Sophia's parents lead quiet, unremarkable lives. At least, that's what she's always believed. Until the day she arrives at her childhood home to find a house ringing with silence. Her mother is dead, hanging from a tree. Her father is lying in a pool...

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Death of Anton by Alan Melville

Death of Anton

Alan Melville

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Seven Bengal tigers are the star attraction of Carey's Circus. Their trainer is the fearless Anton, whose work demands absolute fitness and the steadiest of nerves. When Anton is found lying dead in the tigers' cage, it seems that he has lost control...

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Money in the morgue by Ngaio Marsh

Money in the morgue

Ngaio Marsh

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It's business as usual for Mr Glossop as he does his regular round delivering wages to government buildings scattered across New Zealand's lonely Canterbury plains. But when his car breaks down he is stranded for the night at the isolated Mount Seage...

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The Cornish coast murder by John Bude

The Cornish coast murder

John Bude

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The Reverend Dodd, vicar of the quiet Cornish village of Boscawen, spends his evenings reading detective stories by the fireside - but heaven forbid that the shadow of any real crime should ever fall across his seaside parish. The vicar's peace is sh...

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Portrait of a murderer by Anne Meredith

Portrait of a murderer

Anne Meredith

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'Adrian Gray was born in May 1862 and met his death through violence, at the hands of one of his own children, at Christmas, 1931.' Thus begins this classic crime novel published in 1933. Each December, Adrian Gray invites his extended family to stay...

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Russian roulette by Sara Sheridan

Russian roulette

Sara Sheridan

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Brighton, 1956: When Mirabelle's on-off boyfriend, Superintendent Alan McGregor, is taken off a gruesome murder case, she steps in to unravel the tangle of poisoned gin, prostitutes and high-stakes gambling that surrounds the death. It isn't long bef...

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Death knocks twice by Robert Thorogood

Death knocks twice

Robert Thorogood

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Reluctantly stationed on the sweltering Caribbean island of Saint-Marie, Detective Inspector Richard Poole dreams of cold winds, drizzly rain and a pint in his local pub. Just as he is feeling as fed up as can be, a mysterious vagrant is found dead at...

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Say it with bullets by Arlette Lees

Say it with bullets

Arlette Lees

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Two abused and neglected children find sanctuary with a neighboring rancher. Out West, a gold prospector's widow must evade the clutches of a corrupt sheriff. Defying doctor's orders, a wounded cop searches for his missing rebellious sister. After fl...

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Treachery in the wilderness by Victor Rousseau

Treachery in the wilderness

Victor Rousseau

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Joe Bostock and his chief engineer Will Carruthers are engaged on building a railway line in the wilds of Manitoba that will open up rich wheat lands for settlers - but the Big Muskeg swamp seems likely to ruin the construction scheme. When an unseen...

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Haunted Helen by Victor J. Banis

Haunted Helen

Victor J. Banis

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Mentally scarred by her parents' violent deaths, Helen Sparrow was sent for treatment at a residential psychiatric clinic. Now discharged, she returns to a shadowy old mansion, the scene of both the murders and her repressed, unhappy childhood. But she...

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A nest of vipers by Andrea Camilleri

A nest of vipers

Andrea Camilleri

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On what should be a quiet Sunday morning, Inspector Montalbano is called to a murder scene on the Sicilian coast. A man has discovered his father dead in his Vigatan beach house: his body slumped on the dining-room floor, his morning coffee spilt across...

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Blotto, Twinks and the stars of the silver screen by Simon Brett

Blotto, Twinks and the stars of the silver screen

Simon Brett

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The Dowager Duchess of Tawcester knows America is full of wealthy young men, all of whom will fall in love with her daughter, the supremely gifted Twinks - and marriage to a Texan millionaire would solve the Tawcester financial problems once and for all....

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The girl in the green dress by Cath Staincliffe

The girl in the green dress

Cath Staincliffe

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Teenager Allie Kennaway heads off for prom night, cheered on by her dad Steve and little sister Teagan. But she never comes home, beaten to death in an apparent hate crime because of her transgender identity. As police investigate the brutal murder, a...

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Look for me by Lisa Gardner

Look for me

Lisa Gardner

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A family home has become a family crime scene. Five people are involved. Four of them - mother, stepfather, daughter, son - have been savagely murdered. The fifth, the eldest daughter, is missing. Did she escape? Or is her absence evidence of something...

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Mystery Mile by Margery Allingham

Mystery Mile

Margery Allingham

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Judge Crowdy Lobbett is a marked man - within the span of a month, his secretary has been shot, his butler poisoned, his chauffeur killed in a mysterious accident, and his walking companion felled by a falling stone. Each time, the judge has escaped by...

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The crime at Black Dudley by Margery Allingham

The crime at Black Dudley

Margery Allingham

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In an ancient remote mansion nestles the infamous Black Dudley Dagger - a jewel-encrusted Italian blade, weapon in a centuries-old murder. As house-party guests merrily recreate the traditional ceremony of the dagger, passing it from person to person...

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Hunter  by Jack Heath

Hunter

Jack Heath

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"Timothy Blake, ex-consultant for the FBI, now works in body-disposal for a local crime lord. One night he stumbles across a body he wasn't supposed to find. He can't resist taking a bite. Having marked the body, Blake is forced to hide it. When the FBI...

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Painting in the shadows  by Katherine Kovacic

Painting in the shadows

Katherine Kovacic

Book

"Art dealer Alex Clayton and conservator John Porter are thrilled to be previewing the Melbourne International Museum of Art's (MIMA) newest exhibition, until they witness a museum worker collapse and badly damage a reportedly cursed painting. Belief...

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The taking of Annie Thorne  by C. J. Tudor

The taking of Annie Thorne

C. J. Tudor

Book

"One night, Annie went missing. Disappeared from her own bed. There were searches, appeals. Everyone thought the worst. And then, miraculously, after forty-eight hours, she came back. But she couldn't, or wouldn't, say what had happened to her... Som...

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The ink stain  by Meg Keneally

The ink stain

Meg Keneally

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"Henry Hallward, editor of the Sydney Chronicle, has been imprisoned for criminal libel so often he can edit the newspaper from his cell. While awaiting trial during one of his imprisonments, Hallward boasts of a story that will destroy several power...

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Mummy's favourite  by Sarah Flint

Mummy's favourite

Sarah Flint

Book

"DC ‘Charlie’ Stafford is assigned by her boss, DI Geoffrey Hunter to assist with the missing persons investigation. As more pairs go missing, the pressure mounts. Leads are going cold. Suspects are identified but have they got the right person? Can...

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