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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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When I was ten by Fiona Cummins

When I was ten

Fiona Cummins

eAudiobook

Twenty-one years ago, Dr Richard Carter and his wife Pamela were murdered in what has become the most infamous double murder of the modern age. Ten-year-old Sara Carter - nicknamed the Angel of Death - spent eight years in a children's secure unit and...

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The ex by Diane Saxon

The ex

Diane Saxon

eBook

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Instinct by Jason M. Hough

Instinct

Jason M. Hough

eBook

New York Times bestselling author Jason M. Hough dives headfirst into the world of thrillers with this explosive new tale! Welcome to Silvertown, Washington. Population 602 (for now). Despite its small size, the small mountain town is home to more co...

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A wicked conceit by Anna Lee Huber

A wicked conceit

Anna Lee Huber

eBook

Soon-to-be new parents Kiera and her husband, Sebastian Gage, have been hoping for a respite from their inquiries, but murder and mayhem have a startling way of dropping into their laps in the all-new historical mystery in this national bestselling s...

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Deadly editions by Paige Shelton

Deadly editions

Paige Shelton

eBook

A treasure hunt through Edinburgh gives way to a search for a villain terrorizing the city in the sixth Scottish Bookshop Mystery.It's a quiet, snowy morning at The Cracked Spine bookshop, when bookseller Delaney Nichols receives a mysterious visitor,...

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The Scarlet Dress by Louise (Novelist) Douglas

The Scarlet Dress

Louise (Novelist) Douglas

eBook

Alice Lang was wearing her favourite scarlet dress when she disappeared twenty-five years ago, and her memory still casts a long shadow.'The past was like water. Once the tide turned, you couldn't hold it back.'In the long, hot summer of 1995,...

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Stargazer by Anne Hillerman

Stargazer

Anne Hillerman

eBook

"What begins as a typical day for Officer Bernadette Manuelito serving a bench warrant, dealing with a herd of cattle obstructing traffic, and stumbling across a crime scene takes an unexpected twist when she's called to help find an old friend. Years...

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The art of death by David Fennell

The art of death

David Fennell

eBook

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Slow slicing by Tony J. Forder

Slow slicing

Tony J. Forder

eAudiobook

The bestselling author of the compelling DI Bliss crime series is back with another stunning novel. WHEN DEATH BECOMES THE KINDEST CUT OF ALL When slices of flesh and body parts are discovered in different areas of the country, DI Bliss and his team are...

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Rising tide  by Jennifer Palgrave

Rising tide

Jennifer Palgrave

Book

"Nat Spiller, an admired climate change activist, has accidentally drowned. That's the police verdict. But was it an accident? His partner Ellie thinks otherwise. Pam, Ellie's aunt, draws a reluctant Lauren Foster into the mystery"--Back cover.

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Win by Harlan Coben

Win

Harlan Coben

Book

"Over twenty years ago, the heiress Patricia Lockwood was abducted during a robbery of her family's estate, then locked inside an isolated cabin for months. Patricia escaped, but so did her captors - and the items stolen from her family were never re...

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Darkness beyond  by Marjorie. author. Eccles

Darkness beyond

Marjorie. author. Eccles

Book

"February, 1933. When their eldest brother Paul walks into their hallway, fourteen years after he was presumed dead, successful property developers Thea and Teddy Millar are beset with questions. Where has he been? Why has he never written to let them...

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The plague letters  by V. L. Valentine

The plague letters

V. L. Valentine

Book

"London, 1665. Hidden within the growing pile of corpses in his churchyard, Rector Symon Patrick discovers a victim of the pestilence unlike any he has seen before: a young woman with a shorn head, covered in burns, and with pieces of twine delicately...

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Tragedy on the branch line  by Edward. author. Marston

Tragedy on the branch line

Edward. author. Marston

Book

"When Robert Pomeroy, a young undergraduate at Corpus Christi College, finds a letter slipped under his door in the early hours of a rainy day, he flies into a panic. Hastily readying himself and dashing off a few lines for the porter to summon his f...

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Butcher's Wood  by Peter. author. Guttridge

Butcher's Wood

Peter. author. Guttridge

Book

"During a theatre performance Detective Inspector Sarah Gilchrist is reluctantly attending, blood begins soaking through a curtain startling one actor into falling to his death from the stage. The source of the blood: Elvira Wright, the lead actress,...

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The woman in the wood  by Mark (Novelist) Hill

The woman in the wood

Mark (Novelist) Hill

Book

"Three years ago, Danny 'Abs' Cruikshank, star of reality show Laid in Essex!, was living the dream. And then, on the night of the party, everything changed. It was supposed to be an intimate weekend gathering. Just a few close friends in a remote cottage...

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Dark sky  by C. J. Box

Dark sky

C. J. Box

Book

"When the governor of Wyoming gives Joe Pickett the thankless task of taking a tech baron on an elk hunting trip, Joe reluctantly treks into the wilderness with his high-profile charge. But as they venture into the woods, a man-hunter is hot on their...

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The broken ones  by Carla Kovach

The broken ones

Carla Kovach

Book

"Amber applies a dash of red lipstick and checks herself out in the mirror before heading out on a date. ‘Don’t wait up!’ she calls to her housemates as she leaves. But Amber never returns home that night. Amber Slater is never seen again.The last person...

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Red house  by Joss Stirling

Red house

Joss Stirling

Book

"The compelling new mystery featuring Bridges and George has them taking on a haunting new case that will leave them doubting their judgement, and even their own eyes and ears …"--Provided by publisher.

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A final rest  by Blythe Baker

A final rest

Blythe Baker

Book

"On her return to London, Rose Beckingham’s reunion with her relatives is marred by shadows from the past. When a family wedding moves the party to the English countryside, it isn’t long before old resentments resurface and dark suspicions are awakened....

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The friend  by Charlie 1940- author. Gallagher

The friend

Charlie 1940- author. Gallagher

Book

"Danny and Sharon Evans are desperate for answers. Why did their seemingly happy daughter try to take her own life? When a stranger approaches Danny, saying he knows who’s to blame, Danny is tempted, despite Sharon’s reservations. And when his new f...

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The secret lives of dentists  by W. A. Winter

The secret lives of dentists

W. A. Winter

Book

"In 1955, small-town girls flock to Minneapolis for work, love, and adventure. But Teresa Hickman, from Dollar, North Dakota, is a special case. Beguiling. Promiscuous. And, on a chilly April morning, dead along an abandoned trolley track in a Souths...

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The Venetian legacy  by Philip Gwynne Jones

The Venetian legacy

Philip Gwynne Jones

Book

"No happy ever after for Nathan and Federica? Newlyweds Nathan Sutherland and Federica Ravagnan are looking forward to weeks of sunshine and relaxation on the island of Pellestrina, in a cottage belonging to Federica's late father, Elio. The weather ...

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The untameable  by Guillermo Arriaga Jordán

The untameable

Guillermo Arriaga Jordán

Book

"Yukon, Canada's far north. A young man tracks a wolf through the wilderness. The one his grandfather warned him about: ... In Mexico City, Juan Guillermo has pledged vengeance. For his murdered brother, Carlos. For his parents, sentenced to death by...

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Fate by Haohui Zhou

Fate

Haohui Zhou

eBook

"Last week, the vigilante killer who terrified and thrilled the city of Chengdu with his 'death notices' performed his own execution to escape capture by the police. But when two students are violently murdered, the only clue left by the killer is a ...

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The little man from Archangel  by Georges Simenon

The little man from Archangel

Georges Simenon

Book

"When his sexy young wife fails to home one night, Jonas Milk tells his inquisitive neighbours she is visiting a friend. But his innocent attempt to protect Gina's reputation provokes hostility and suspicion among the residents of the Vieux-Marche - who...

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Antiques carry on  by Barbara. author. Allan

Antiques carry on

Barbara. author. Allan

Book

"Vivian Borne - true-crime author, antiques dealer and ex-sheriff of Serenity, Iowa - is looking forward to meeting her new editor in London. Flying first class, rooms at the Savoy . . . Her long-suffering co-author, daughter Brandy, worries the trip...

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The wild card by 1929- author. Renée

The wild card

1929- author. Renée

eBook

"Sure thirty years is a long time. Sure the case was closed. Well, never really a case as such. Fifteen-year-old brown girl tops herself, who cares? Turn the page. That bloody notebook, thought Club. God knows what was in it. Who knew that little bitch...

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To coach a killer by Victoria Laurie

To coach a killer

Victoria Laurie

eAudiobook

Soaking up a luxurious new chapter alongside her saucy bestie, Cat Cooper plans on emerging as the premier life coach in East Hampton by summertime. All she has to do is survive an offseason replete with desolate beaches, slow business, and murder . ....

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The forgotten gift by Kathleen McGurl

The forgotten gift

Kathleen McGurl

eAudiobook

What would you do to protect the ones you love? 1861. George's life changes forever the day he meets Lucy. She's beautiful and charming, and he sees a future with her that his position as the second son in a wealthy family has never offered him. But when...

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The coffinmaker's garden by Stuart MacBride

The coffinmaker's garden

Stuart MacBride

eAudiobook

The stunning new thriller featuring Ash Henderson from No. 1 Sunday Times bestseller Stuart MacBride. A village on the edge ... As a massive storm batters the Scottish coast, Gordon Smith's home is falling into the North Sea. But the crumbling headland...

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The witch hunter by Max Seeck

The witch hunter

Max Seeck

eAudiobook

When the story ends, the hunt begins... Jessica Niemi is drawn into a high-profile investigation after the wife of a famous author, Roger Koponen, is killed in a bizarre ritual. As more twisted murders occur in the coming days, it becomes obvious that...

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Sweet dreams by Peter A. Leonard

Sweet dreams

Peter A. Leonard

eAudiobook

Kate McGraw, the lone female on the US Marshals' fugitive task force, is on the trail of homicidal bank robber when she is shot by a drugged-up ex-con. While she is in the hospital recuperating, a mysterious stranger leaves a bouquet of flowers in her...

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The red horse by James R. Benn

The red horse

James R. Benn

eAudiobook

Just days after the Liberation of Paris, Billy and Kaz are brought to Saint Albans Convalescent Hospital in the English countryside. Kaz has been diagnosed with a heart condition, and Billy is dealing with emotional exhaustion and his recent methamph...

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The scorpion's tail by Douglas J. Preston

The scorpion's tail

Douglas J. Preston

eAudiobook

#1 bestselling authors Preston & Child return with the next book in a series featuring archaeologist Nora Kelly and FBI Agent Corrie Swanson. After a shoot-out leaves a senior FBI agent gravely wounded, Corrie Swanson finds herself under investigation....

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The lost boys by Faye Kellerman

The lost boys

Faye Kellerman

eAudiobook

When Bertram Telemann, a developmentally disabled man, goes missing from a local diner near Greenbury, the entire community of the small upstate New York town volunteers to search the surrounding woods in hopes of finding him. High functioning and in...

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The finality problem by G. S. (Gabriel) Denning

The finality problem

G. S. (Gabriel) Denning

eAudiobook

Warlock Holmes is dealing with a jerk, who just so happens to be a stockbroker. There may be a link. He's also trying to hunt down some tokens to control something magical (it's all rather complicated), and Moriarty just won't stop taking over people's...

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The silent listener by Lyn Yeowart

The silent listener

Lyn Yeowart

eAudiobook

Propelling the reader back and forth between the 1940s, 1960s and 1980s, The Silent Listener is an unforgettable literary suspense novel set in the dark, gothic heart of rural Australia.In the cold, wet summer of 1960, 11-year-old Joy Henderson lives...

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Lineage most lethal by S. C. (Stephanie C.) Perkins

Lineage most lethal

S. C. (Stephanie C.) Perkins

eAudiobook

It's the week before New Year's Eve and genealogist Lucy Lancaster is mixing work and play quite nicely at the boutique Sutton Hotel in Austin, Texas. After two months of research she's finalising her presentation for hotel heiress Pippa Sutton, her ...

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The complete Lucky O'Toole novella collection  by Deborah Coonts

The complete Lucky O'Toole novella collection

Deborah Coonts

Book

"A bundle of all four Lucky O'Toole novellas. Some between-the-books stories to round out the Lucky O'Toole Vegas adventure series. Full of fun and laughter, mystery and romance."--Page [4] of cover.

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Somebody's daughter  by Carol E. Wyer

Somebody's daughter

Carol E. Wyer

Book

"When the frail body of a teenage girl is discovered strangled in a parking lot, shards of ice form in Detective Natalie Ward’s veins. As Natalie looks at the freckles scattered on her cheeks and the pale pink lips tinged with blue, she remembers that...

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Murder at Classy Kitchens  by J. C. (Joint pseudonym) Eaton

Murder at Classy Kitchens

J. C. (Joint pseudonym) Eaton

Book

"A not quite thirty-year-old divorcee and neophyte detective finds herself investigating the murder of her ex-husband's new wife. Proving her ex-husband not guilty of murder, by finding the real killer, wasn't how detective Marcie Rayner planned on s...

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An artful corpse  by Helen A. (Helen Amy) Harrison

An artful corpse

Helen A. (Helen Amy) Harrison

Book

"TJ is taking classes at The League, an open-enrollment art school in Manhattan to become an artist. But when a deadly crime strikes The League's figure drawing class, and famous artist Thomas Benton's corpse is discovered on the floor. But Benton has...

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A simple country tragedy  by Blythe Baker

A simple country tragedy

Blythe Baker

Book

"All the secrets Helen Lightholder has been working to uncover are about to be revealed, as Helen travels to London. Seeking out a colleague of her late husband's, she delves into a murky world of spies and treason, becoming entangled in a web of danger...

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A simple country murder  by Blythe Baker

A simple country murder

Blythe Baker

Book

"When Helen Lightholder's world is shattered by the death of her husband during the London Blitz, she escapes to the countryside, hoping to leave the war behind her. But managing an inherited property in a quaint Gloucestershire village turns out to be...

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A sudden passing  by Blythe Baker

A sudden passing

Blythe Baker

Book

"Rose Beckingham’s pursuit of an international assassin leads her to New York City, where she reunites with her cousins from London. But danger follows Rose across the Atlantic and it’s not long before she must confront shadows from her past. As she ...

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The Rapunzel act  by Abi Silver

The Rapunzel act

Abi Silver

Book

"When Breakfast TV host and nation's darling, Rosie Harper, is found brutally murdered at home, suspicion falls on her spouse, formerly international football star, Danny "Walks on water" Mallard, now living out of the public eye as trans woman, Debbie....

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Fresh brewed murder  by Emmeline Duncan

Fresh brewed murder

Emmeline Duncan

Book

Portland, Oregon. Sage Caplin has high hopes for her coffee cart, Ground Rules. Her business partner, Harley, is a genius at roasting beans and devising new blends. Then Sage finds a customer's body in front of her cart, a fatal slash across his neck....

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Kiss me, kill me  by Louise Mullins

Kiss me, kill me

Louise Mullins

Book

"I practise my shock-horror face in the mirror for the seventh time. 'My husband, he's . . . dead.' Bethan Phillips has only one thing on her mind: killing her rich and elderly husband for his fortune. But after several thwarted attempts, it is a hor...

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One got away  by S. A. Lelchuk

One got away

S. A. Lelchuk

Book

"Nikki Griffin, a private-investigator when she isn’t running her small bookstore, is on a case. The matriarch of one of the wealthiest San Francisco families has been defrauded by a con-man, and her furious son enlists Nikki to find the money. And find...

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The April dead by Alan Parks

The April dead

Alan Parks

Audio CD

"When an American sailor from the Holy Loch Base goes missing, Harry McCoy is determined to find him. But as he investigates, a wave of bombings hits Glasgow - with the threat of more to come. Soon McCoy realises that the sailor may be part of a shad...

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Liverpool loyalty  by Caz Finlay

Liverpool loyalty

Caz Finlay

Book

"When Grace Carter's boys are arrested for murder, she's forced to call on her most trusted and loyal connections to keep the boys out of prison. She'll even ask for help from those she would usually avoid like the plague… DI Leigh Moss has the power...

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Trafficked  by M. A. Hunter

Trafficked

M. A. Hunter

Book

"A French woman stumbles out of a forest in Dorset more than a decade after vanishing from the English beach where she had been innocently building sandcastles under the not-so-watchful gaze of her holidaymaking parents. As investigative journalist ...

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The spiral by Iain Ryan

The spiral

Iain Ryan

Audio CD

"Erma's life is far from perfect, but entirely ordinary. So when she is shot twice by a colleague, her quiet existence is shattered in an instant. With her would-be murderer dead, no one can give Erma the answers she needs to move on from her trauma....

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The house uptown  by Melissa Ginsburg

The house uptown

Melissa Ginsburg

Book

"After the sudden death of her mother, Ava finds herself headed cross-country to live with the only relative she has left. But Lane, her grandmother, doesn't seem to have much room in her heart for a teenage girl, barely acknowledging Ava between obs...

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The system  by Ryan Gattis

The system

Ryan Gattis

Book

"On December 6, 1993, a drug dealer called Scrappy is shot and left for dead on the lawn outside her mother’s house in South Central Los Angeles. Augie, a heroin addict, witnesses the whole thing - before he steals all the drugs on her person, as well...

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The serpent's skin by Erina Reddan

The serpent's skin

Erina Reddan

Audio CD

It's a cold and wintery night in 1968 and ten-year-old JJ's mother isn't home. The cows are milked, the pigs fed and her dad won't answer any questions. Sarah is the lifeblood of their family and her absence throws everyone off course: Tessa takes charge,...

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Fresh brewed murder by Emmeline Duncan

Fresh brewed murder

Emmeline Duncan

eAudiobook

Master barista Sage Caplin is opening a new coffee cart in Portland, Oregon, but a killer is brewing up a world of trouble ... Portland is famous for its rain, hipsters, craft beers ... and coffee. Sage Caplin has high hopes for her coffee cart, Ground...

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The last exit by Michael Kaufman

The last exit

Michael Kaufman

eAudiobook

In the near future, climate change has hit hard, fires are burning, unemployment is high, and controversial longevity treatments are only available to the very rich. Enter resourceful DC police detective Jen B. Lu and her partner, Chandler, a SIM implant...

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Farm to trouble by Amanda Flower

Farm to trouble

Amanda Flower

eAudiobook

Shiloh Bellamy cashed in her big-city job and 401K to return home to Michigan to save the family farm, but turning Bellamy Farms into a sustainable, organic operation is no small feat. And that's especially the case once her new investor is found dead...

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A simple murder by Linda Castillo

A simple murder

Linda Castillo

eAudiobook

Now, together for the first time, A Simple Murder collects six original short stories starring whip-smart chief of police, Kate Burkholder. In IN PLAIN SIGHT, Kate investigates what she believes is a straightforward hit-and-run accident--but soon uncovers...

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City of vengeance by D. V. Bishop

City of vengeance

D. V. Bishop

eBook

"Florence. Winter, 1536. A prominent Jewish moneylender is murdered in his home, a death with wide implications in a city powered by immense wealth. Cesare Aldo, a former soldier and now an officer of the Renaissance city's most feared criminal court,...

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Dark memories by Liz Mistry

Dark memories

Liz Mistry

eBook

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A gambling man by David Baldacci

A gambling man

David Baldacci

eBook

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Animal instinct by David Rosenfelt

Animal instinct

David Rosenfelt

eBook

"The K Team is back in the second installment in this spinoff series from bestselling author David Rosenfelt's beloved Andy Carpenter mysteries. Corey Douglas and his K-9 partner, a German shepherd named Simon Garfunkel, are recently retired police o...

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The hiding place by Paula Munier

The hiding place

Paula Munier

eBook

When the man who killed her grandfather breaks out of prison and comes after her grandmother, Mercy must unearth the long-buried scandals that threaten to tear her family apart. And she may have to do it without her beloved canine partner Elvis, if the...

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Turn a blind eye by Jeffrey Archer

Turn a blind eye

Jeffrey Archer

eBook

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Whatever it takes by Heaton Wilson

Whatever it takes

Heaton Wilson

eBook

"DCI Jane Birchfield is facing a series of personal challenges: a rocky relationship with her partner, her mum hardly talks to her; and her boss and mentor is critically ill, which means she is having to cover his post as well as her own. Then she has...

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Murder in the family  by Leonie Mateer

Murder in the family

Leonie Mateer

Book

Audrey is a psychopath and a serial killer residing in a small town in rural New Zealand. Audrey's three estranged sisters arrive at Tiromoana for their brother's funeral stirring up a dark family history of murder and deceit.

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The murder trail  by Leonie Mateer

The murder trail

Leonie Mateer

Book

Audrey is a psychopath and a serial killer residing in a coastal town in the rural far north of New Zealand. Audrey discovers a drug cartel is using her Tiromoana Cabin Resort for cocaine trafficking. She appears to be helping the police when the drugs...

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The murder trap  by Leonie Mateer

The murder trap

Leonie Mateer

Book

Audrey continues to operate a rural cabin resort in the far north of New Zealand. A beautiful author, Poppy, arrives at Tiromoana to write her true crime thriller based on the many local murders that have shocked the rural community over the past few...

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Murder in lockdown  by Leonie Mateer

Murder in lockdown

Leonie Mateer

Book

When Audrey returns to New Zealand during the Covid-19 Pandemic her flight from the USA has a confirmed case of the virus onboard. The Government set out to track all passengers on the flight but Audrey has disappeared into the outskirts of rural Nor...

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A pretty deceit by Anna Lee Huber

A pretty deceit

Anna Lee Huber

Large Print

"Peacetime has brought little respite for Verity Kent. Intrigue still abounds, even within her own family. As a favor to her father, Verity agrees to visit his sister in Wiltshire. Her once prosperous aunt has fallen on difficult times and is conside...

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The book club by C. J. (Fiction writer) Cooper

The book club

C. J. (Fiction writer) Cooper

Large Print

"The truth is more deadly than fiction ... Having said goodbye to her old life in London, and the disastrous affair that sent her packing, twenty-something Lucy Shaw decides to move to the picture-perfect Cotswolds village of Willowcombe. When newcomer...

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Our little cruelties by Liz Nugent

Our little cruelties

Liz Nugent

Large Print

"Three brothers are at the funeral. One lies in the coffin. Will, Brian and Luke grow up competing for their mother's unequal love. As men, the competition continues - for status, money, fame, women. They each betray each other, over and over, until one...

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The girl from Widow Hills by Megan Miranda

The girl from Widow Hills

Megan Miranda

Large Print

"When Arden Maynor was six years old, she was swept away in a terrifying storm and went missing for days. Against all odds, she was found alive, clinging to a storm drain. A living miracle. Arden's mother wrote a book, and fame followed. But so did f...

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The ex  by Diane Saxon

The ex

Diane Saxon

Book

"As a heat wave grips the country, DS Jenna Morgan is called to a domestic incident at the home of a young family in Ironbridge. Pregnant Imelda Cheetham-Epstein has been found unconscious by her husband, Zak with serious head injuries. When Jenna arrives...

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The other mothers  by M. M. Chouinard

The other mothers

M. M. Chouinard

Book

"It’s a crisp spring morning when the small-town community around Briar Ridge Elementary School is shattered by devastating news. Bright and shy five-year-old Nicole has disappeared at recess. When the phone call comes, Gia Marchand is suddenly living...

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Her daughter's cry  by M. M. Chouinard

Her daughter's cry

M. M. Chouinard

Book

"On a crisp New England morning, Detective Jo Fournier interviews a woman who dragged herself out of the forest, covered in blood and unsure of her own name. Jo gently tries to help Zoe, as she wants to be called, remember anything about her life. The...

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Murder in a Scottish shire  by Traci Hall

Murder in a Scottish shire

Traci Hall

Book

"Known as the Brighton of the North, Nairn is both a charming Scottish town and a popular seaside resort. but to Paislee Shaw, it's simply home, unfortunately to a murderer ... For a twenty-eight-year-old single mum, Paislee has knit together a sensible...

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After the accident  by Kerry Wilkinson

After the accident

Kerry Wilkinson

Book

"After the accident which tore apart her family, Emma is shocked to be invited away to a beautiful Mediterranean island - but when her mother calls her out of the blue, wanting to make amends, she can't say no. Julius hasn't seen his sister Emma in y...

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Close to the bone  by Susan (Suspense fiction writer) Wilkins

Close to the bone

Susan (Suspense fiction writer) Wil...

Book

"Detective Megan Thomas hoped that moving to Devon would mean a quiet life. Her years undercover in London left her broken and alone, unsure if she would ever recover. Slowly, she's learning to work with a team and trust other people. But when her si...

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Death washes ashore  by Patricia Skalka

Death washes ashore

Patricia Skalka

Book

"In the wake of a brutal storm that lashed the Door County peninsula, Sheriff Dave Cubiak assesses the damage: broken windows, downed trees, and piles of mysterious debris along the shoreline. He leaves the comfort of his home and heads out into the ...

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Look what you made me do  by Nikki Smith

Look what you made me do

Nikki Smith

Book

"Sisters Jo and Caroline are used to hiding things from each other. They've never been close - taking it in turns to feel on the outside of their family unit, playing an endless game of favourites. Jo envies Caroline's life - things have always come so...

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The vanishing museum on the Rue Mistral  by M. L. (Mary Lou) Longworth

The vanishing museum on the Rue Mistral

M. L. (Mary Lou) Longworth

Book

"A museum director walks into work one morning to discover that the entire collection of porcelain, old documents, and paintings is gone. He calls the local police, and examining magistrate Antoine Verlaque sets out to learn the thief's identity. Ver...

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The little sleep by Paul Tremblay

The little sleep

Paul Tremblay

Audio CD

Mark Genevich is a South Boston P.I. with a little problem: he's narcoleptic, and he suffers from the most severe symptoms, including hypnogogic hallucinations. These waking dreams wreak havoc for a guy who depends on real-life clues to make his livi...

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The silent listener by Lyn Yeowart

The silent listener

Lyn Yeowart

Audio CD

In the cold, wet summer of 1960, 11-year-old Joy Henderson lives in constant fear of her father. She tries to make him happy but, as he keeps reminding her, she is nothing but a filthy sinner destined for Hell ... Yet, decades later, she returns to t...

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Darker reality by Anne. author. Perry

Darker reality

Anne. author. Perry

Book

"On her first trip to Washington, D.C., Elena Standish finally gets to visit her American mother’s wealthy parents and their magnificent home. Elena’s grandparents are marking a milestone anniversary by throwing an elaborate party with the influential...

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The thin place  by C. D. Major

The thin place

C. D. Major

Book

"When journalist Ava Brent decides to investigate the dark mystery of Overtoun Estate - a ‘thin place’, steeped in myth - she has no idea how dangerous this story will be for her. Overtoun looms over the town, watching, waiting: the locals fearful of...

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Find you first  by Linwood Barclay

Find you first

Linwood Barclay

Book

"It's a deadly race against time... Tech billionaire Miles has more money than he can ever spend, and everything he could dream of - except time. Now facing a terminal illness, Miles knows he must seize every minute to put his life in order. And that...

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Someone who isn't me  by Danuta. author. Kot

Someone who isn't me

Danuta. author. Kot

Book

"Becca’s had a hard time of it, but she has finally got her life together. She has a nice little flat, a steady job pulling pints, and she’s even seeing someone new: Andy, who keeps his private life to himself but is always good for a laugh. And then...

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The bone code  by Kathy Reichs

The bone code

Kathy Reichs

Book

"A storm has hit South Carolina, dredging up crimes of the past. On the way to Isle of Palms, a barrier island off the South Carolina coast, forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan receives a call from the Charleston coroner. During the storm, a m...

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In her tracks  by Robert Dugoni

In her tracks

Robert Dugoni

Book

"Returning from an extended leave in her hometown of Cedar Grove, Detective Tracy Crosswhite finds herself reassigned to the Seattle PD’s cold case unit. As the protective mother of an infant daughter, Tracy is immediately drawn to her first file: th...

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The burning girls  by C. J. Tudor

The burning girls

C. J. Tudor

Book

"Welcome to Chapel Croft. For Rev Jack Brooks and teenage daughter Flo it's supposed to be a fresh start. New job, new home. But, as Jack knows, the past isn't easily forgotten. And in a close-knit community where the residents seem as proud as they ...

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You need to know by Nicola Moriarty

You need to know

Nicola Moriarty

eAudiobook

Secrets we keep, lies we tell and truth that won't stay hidden ... Jill, her three sons, their wives and children are driving in convoy on Christmas Eve. But something sinister is simmering behind their happy smiles. Mimi is struggling with her new twins,...

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Rewind by Catherine Ryan Howard

Rewind

Catherine Ryan Howard

Audio CD

"Andrew, the manager of Shanamore Holiday Cottages, watches his only guest via a hidden camera in her room. One night the unthinkable happens: a shadowy figure emerges onscreen, kills her and destroys the camera. But who is the murderer? How did they...

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Girl A by Abigail Dean

Girl A

Abigail Dean

Audio CD

"Lex Gracie doesn't want to think about her family. She doesn't want to think about growing up in her parents' House of Horrors. And she doesn't want to think about her identity as Girl A: the girl who escaped. When her mother dies in prison and leaves...

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The lost boys by Faye Kellerman

The lost boys

Faye Kellerman

Audio CD

"When Bertram Lanz, a developmentally disabled man, goes missing from a local diner, detective Peter Decker is put on the case. Very quickly, he realises there is more to the disappearance than meets the eye when he discovers Lanz's nurse is missing too,...

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The witch hunter by Max Seeck

The witch hunter

Max Seeck

Audio CD

"Set in Helsinki, Detective Niemi is investigating a series of brutal ritualistic murders that begin to mimic those in a bestselling series of popular novels. Racing to beat the killer to their next move, it's only a matter of time before she realises...

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The coffinmaker's garden by Stuart MacBride

The coffinmaker's garden

Stuart MacBride

Audio CD

"As a massive storm batters the Scottish coast, Gordon Smith's home is falling into the North Sea. But the crumbling headland has revealed what he's got buried in his garden: human remains. With the storm still raging, it's too dangerous to retrieve the...

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The dead of winter by S. J. Parris

The dead of winter

S. J. Parris

Audio CD

"The secret dead: During the summer of 1566, a girl’s body is found within the walls of a Neapolitan monastery. Novice monk Giordano Bruno has a habit of asking difficult questions, but this time his investigations may lose him his place in the Dominican...

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The Marlow Murder Club by Robert Thorogood

The Marlow Murder Club

Robert Thorogood

Audio CD

"Judith Potts is seventy-seven years old and blissfully happy. She lives on her own in a faded mansion just outside Marlow, there's no man in her life to tell her what to do or how much whisky to drink, and to keep herself busy she sets crosswords for...

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A sinister service by Alyssa Maxwell

A sinister service

Alyssa Maxwell

Audio CD

"Following the devastation of the Great War, England's noble class takes comfort in honoring tradition. To celebrate their grandparents' wedding anniversary, Lady Phoebe Renshaw and her siblings travel to Staffordshire to commission a china service bearing...

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Beyond the headlines   by Richard Belsky

Beyond the headlines

Richard Belsky

Book

"Laurie Bateman was living the American dream. Since her arrival as an infant in the U.S. after the fall of Saigon, the pretty Vietnamese girl had gone on to become a supermodel, a successful actress, and, finally, the wife of one of the country's to...

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The Darling Dahlias and the voodoo lily  by Susan Wittig Albert

The Darling Dahlias and the voodoo lily

Susan Wittig Albert

Book

"Spring, 1935 finds the little Alabama town of Darling excited about their new local radio station, WDAR. But there are problems brewing at the newspaper, where a trio of new hires causes headaches for editor Charlie Dickens. That’s not the worst of ...

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We are watching Eliza Bright  by A. E. Osworth

We are watching Eliza Bright

A. E. Osworth

Book

"Eliza Bright was living the dream as an elite video game coder at Fancy Dog Games when her private life suddenly became public. But is Eliza Bright a brilliant, self-taught coder bravely calling out the toxic masculinity and chauvinism that pervades...

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Dance with death  by Will Thomas

Dance with death

Will Thomas

Book

"London, 1893: Private enquiry agents Cyrus Barker and Thomas Llewelyn are called in to protect Tsesarevich Nicholas from nefarious forces as he travels to England for a royal wedding-in Dance with Death, the next mystery in Will Thomas's beloved series....

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When the stars go dark  by Paula McLain

When the stars go dark

Paula McLain

Book

"Anna Hart is a seasoned missing persons detective in San Francisco with far too much knowledge of the darkest side of human nature. When unspeakable tragedy strikes her personal life, Anna, desperate and numb, flees to the Northern California village...

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Ocean prey  by John Sandford

Ocean prey

John Sandford

Book

"An off-duty Coast Guardsman is fishing with his family when he calls in some suspicious behavior from a nearby boat. It's a snazzy craft, slick and outfitted with extra horsepower, and is zipping along until it slows to pick up a surfaced diver . . ....

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Turn a blind eye  by Jeffrey Archer

Turn a blind eye

Jeffrey Archer

Book

"William Warwick, now a Detective Inspector, is tasked with a dangerous new line of work, to go undercover and expose crime of another kind: corruption at the heart of the Metropolitan Police Force. His team is focused on following Detective Jerry Summers,...

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The quiet people  by Paul Cleave

The quiet people

Paul Cleave

Book

Cameron and Lisa Murdoch are successful crime-writers. They have been on the promotional circuit, joking that no-one knows how to get away with crime like they do. After all, they write about it for a living. So when their 7 year old son Zach goes m...

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Before her eyes by Jack Jordan

Before her eyes

Jack Jordan

Audio CD

"She can't see the killer. But the killer can see her. Naomi Hannah has been blind since birth. Struggling with living in a small, claustrophobic town, Naomi contemplates ending her life. But then she stumbles across the body of a young woman who has...

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Your guilty secret  by Rebecca (Novelist) Thornton

Your guilty secret

Rebecca (Novelist) Thornton

Audio CD

"This story is a lie. This story is your guilty secret. You know Lara King. The top billing of the showbiz pages, you've seen her every morning; over your breakfast, on your commute to work. You know everything about her; you've dissected her life. Her...

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