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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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Dead perfect by Noelle Holten

Dead perfect

Noelle Holten

eBook

When the body of a young woman is found in a local park, DC Maggie Jamieson knows she's dealing with no ordinary killer. The murder victim has been disfigured; her outfit changed to resemble someone else. Someone Maggie knows all too well...her close...

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The body on the island by Nick Louth

The body on the island

Nick Louth

eBook

Late on midsummer's night there is a splash in the river Thames. A body is found on an island, asphyxiated and laced with strange markings. For DCI Craig Gillard it's a baffling case. The victim's identity is elusive, clues are scarce and every witness...

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The man in the microwave oven by Susan (Susan Rosemary) Cox

The man in the microwave oven

Susan (Susan Rosemary) Cox

eBook

Following Susan Cox's Minotaur Books/Mystery Writers of America First Crime Novel award-winning debut, The Man in the Microwave Oven is her next delightfully quirky mystery featuring San Francisco transplant Theo Bogart.Fleeing from a murder and family...

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The body on the island by Nick Louth

The body on the island

Nick Louth

eAudiobook

He was never truly gone, only biding his time... Late one midsummer's night there is a splash in the river Thames. A body is found on an island, asphyxiated and laced with strange markings. For DCI Craig Gillard it's a baffling case. The victim's identity...

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One simple thing  by Warren Read

One simple thing

Warren Read

Book

"When his father leaves town, twelve-year-old Rodney Culver's mother takes up with Otis Dell, a fry cook at the local diner--and a well-known petty thief. While Rodney resists the man's influence at first, Otis soon draws the boy into his small-time ...

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Tricky  by Josh Stallings

Tricky

Josh Stallings

Book

"Does your past define you forever? That's the question LAPD homicide detective Niels Madsen must answer after he gets in the middle of a standoff between two uniformed officers and Cisco, an intellectually disabled man. Cisco is found armed and standing...

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Stay home  by Ava Pierce

Stay home

Ava Pierce

Book

"LOCK YOUR DOORS Caitlin has been having an affair for over a year when the country enters lock down. Suddenly, seeing her lover, Daniel, without alerting her husband becomes almost impossible. When she does manage to sneak to his home, she finds him...

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The bride wore black  by Cornell Woolrich

The bride wore black

Cornell Woolrich

Book

"A police detective seeks the rationale between seemingly-unrelated murders, connected only by the appearance of a beautiful woman each time. When the wealthy ladies' man fell from his balcony in the midst of his engagement party, the police dismissed...

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The Windsor knot  by S. J. (Sophia J.) Bennett

The Windsor knot

S. J. (Sophia J.) Bennett

Book

"Windsor Castle, 2016. The morning after her ninetieth birthday celebrations, the Queen is shocked to discover that one of her guests has been found dead in his room. It quickly becomes clear that his death was no accident, but when MI5 begin to suspect...

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The broken spine  by Dorothy St. James

The broken spine

Dorothy St. James

Book

"When small-town assistant librarian Tru Beckett sets up a secret book room in her newly modernized library, she discovers that protecting the printed word is harder than she'd ever imagined. In fact, it's murder. Trudell Becket, known to her friends...

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The appeal  by Janice Hallett

The appeal

Janice Hallett

Book

"Dear Reader - enclosed are all the documents you need to solve a case. It starts with the arrival of two mysterious newcomers to the small town of Lockwood, and ends with a tragic death. Someone has already been convicted of this brutal murder and i...

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The mirror dance  by Catriona McPherson

The mirror dance

Catriona McPherson

Book

"Something sinister is afoot in the streets of Dundee, when a puppeteer is found murdered behind his striped Punch and Judy stand, as children sit cross-legged drinking ginger beer. At once, Dandy Gilver’s seemingly-innocuous investigation into plagi...

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In the garden of spite  by Camilla Bruce

In the garden of spite

Camilla Bruce

Book

"An audacious novel of feminine rage about one of the most prolific female serial killers in American history-and the men who drove her to it. They whisper about her in Chicago. Men come to her with their hopes, their dreams-their fortunes. But no one...

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Dear Miss Kopp  by Amy Stewart

Dear Miss Kopp

Amy Stewart

Book

"The U.S. has finally entered World War I. Constance Kopp is chasing down suspected German saboteurs and spies for the Bureau of Investigation while Fleurette is traveling across the country entertaining troops with song and dance. Meanwhile, at an u...

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Out of hounds  by Rita Mae Brown

Out of hounds

Rita Mae Brown

Book

"Fox-chasing Virginians go up against a band of outsiders in this riveting new foxhunting mystery featuring "Sister" Jane Arnold and her incorrigible hounds, from New York Times bestselling author Rita Mae Brown. "Sister" Jane Arnold tries to keep an...

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House of correction by Nicci French

House of correction

Nicci French

Large Print

"Tabitha is accused of murder. She is in prison awaiting trial. There is a strong case against her, and she can’t remember what happened on December 21st. She is alone, frightened and confused. But somehow, from the confines of her cell, she needs to...

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The girl in the mirror by Rose Carlyle

The girl in the mirror

Rose Carlyle

Large Print

"Identical twins only look the same ... Beautiful twin sisters Iris and Summer are startlingly alike, but beyond what the eye can see lies a darkness that sets them apart. Cynical and insecure, Iris has long been envious of open-hearted Summer's seem...

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Death and the maiden by Ariana Franklin

Death and the maiden

Ariana Franklin

Large Print

"England. 1191. After the death of her friend and patron, King Henry II, Adelia Aguilar is living comfortably in retirement and training her daughter, Allie. Learning the practical knowledge of anatomy, forensics, and sleuthing that catches murderers,...

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Santa Monica by Cassidy Lucas

Santa Monica

Cassidy Lucas

Large Print

"On the western edge of Los Angeles is the gorgeous beachside city of Santa Monica, where the sun-kissed, wealthy residents seem to inhabit real-life California dreams. When movie-star-handsome heartthrob fitness coach Zack Doheny, is found dead on the...

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A taste for honey by Gerald Heard

A taste for honey

Gerald Heard

Large Print

"In a quiet village far from the noise of Victorian London, Sydney Silchester lives the life of a recluse led by two passions: privacy and honey. He gives up the former only when his stores of the latter run low. But when his honey supplier is found stung...

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Riviera gold by Laurie R. King

Riviera gold

Laurie R. King

Large Print

"It's summertime on the Riviera, where the Jazz Age is busily reinventing the holiday delights of warm days on golden sand and cool nights on terraces and dance floors. Just up the coast lies a more traditional pleasure ground: Monte Carlo, where fortunes...

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Egg drop dead by Vivien Chien

Egg drop dead

Vivien Chien

Large Print

"It was supposed to be a fancy, intimate dinner party by the pool. Instead, Lana Lee's first-ever catering event turns into full-course madness when a domestic worker is found dead. Is the party's host Donna Feng, the sweet-and-sour owner of the Asia...

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Do no harm by Max Allan Collins

Do no harm

Max Allan Collins

Large Print

"In Do No Harm, Nathan Heller takes on the Sam Sheppard case --a young doctor is startled from sleep and discovers his wife brutally murdered. He claims that a mysterious intruder killed his wife. But all the evidence points to a disturbed husband who...

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You don't own me by Mary Higgins Clark

You don't own me

Mary Higgins Clark

Large Print

"Television producer Laurie Moran stops at nothing to solve the murder of a celebrity doctor - even as she finds herself in grave danger as a mysterious stalker plots his next move. When we last saw Laurie Moran, she had recently become engaged to her...

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Hidden in plain sight by Jeffrey Archer

Hidden in plain sight

Jeffrey Archer

Large Print

"Newly promoted, Detective Sergeant William Warwick has been reassigned to the Drugs Squad. His first case: to investigate a notorious South London drug lord known as The Viper. But as William and his team close in on a criminal network unlike any they...

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A time for mercy by John Grisham

A time for mercy

John Grisham

Large Print

"Deputy Stuart Kofer is a protected man. Though he's turned his drunken rages on his girlfriend, Josie, and her children many times before, the police code of silence has always shielded him. But one night he goes too far, leaving Josie for dead on the...

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The sentinel by Lee Child

The sentinel

Lee Child

Large Print

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

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Murder at the cathedral  by Frances Evesham

Murder at the cathedral

Frances Evesham

Book

"Could your best friend be a killer? When a body is discovered in Wells Cathedral Library, Libby Forest's best friend Angela Miles becomes the prime suspect. The last thing Libby needs is another investigation, but with the help of Bear, the beloved ...

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Be careful what you wish for  by Vivien Brown

Be careful what you wish for

Vivien Brown

Book

"Former actress Madi needs to escape from her lonely London life. She’s started to forget things and has the strongest sense she is being watched…Prue feels suffocated by her claustrophobic village life, especially when she is humiliated in the most...

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A mistake incomplete  by Lorenzo Petruzziello

A mistake incomplete

Lorenzo Petruzziello

Book

"A neo-noir caper set in modern-day Milan. An incompetent thief makes another attempt at burglary. A hopeless bartender struggles to manage her last patron. The pair reluctantly work together to figure out why a man they presumed dead may have returned,...

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No escape  by Casey Kelleher

No escape

Casey Kelleher

Book

"The one place she never wanted to go back to. The one place she can't escape... When she was just five years old, Lucy Murphy witnessed her mother's brutal murder in their home on London's notorious Griffin Estate. The case was never solved. Now a n...

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Post mortem  by Gary (Q.C.) Bell

Post mortem

Gary (Q.C.) Bell

Book

"Thirteen men have died in a London prison. Barrister Elliot Rook QC, who risks losing everything if his secret criminal past is revealed, must defend Charli Meadows, the vulnerable single mother accused of smuggling the deadly tainted drugs inside. But...

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People like her  by Ellery Lloyd

People like her

Ellery Lloyd

Book

"People like Emmy Jackson. They always have. Especially online, where she is Instagram sensation Mamabare, famous for always telling the unvarnished truth about modern parenthood. But Emmy isn't as honest as she'd like the fans to believe. She may think...

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The dark room  by Sam. author. Blake

The dark room

Sam. author. Blake

Book

"Rachel Lambert leaves London afraid for her personal safety and determined to uncover the truth behind the sudden death of a homeless man with links to a country house hotel called Hare's Landing. New York-based crime reporter Caroline Kelly's career...

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A hanging at dawn  by Charles Todd

A hanging at dawn

Charles Todd

Book

"Years before the Great War summoned Bess Crawford to serve as a battlefield nurse, the indomitable heroine spent her childhood in India under the watchful eye of her friend and confidant, the young soldier Simon Brandon. The two formed an inseparable...

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The devils you know  by Ben Sanders

The devils you know

Ben Sanders

Book

"Vincent needs a change. He's spent the last fifteen years in covert operations for the US government, but after a botched and fatal mission, he decides he's done with pulling triggers. He lucks into a dream job in Santa Barbara as head of security f...

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The historians  by Cecilia Ekbäck

The historians

Cecilia Ekbäck

Book

"It is 1943 and Sweden's neutrality in the war is under pressure. Laura Dahlgren, the bright, young right-hand of the chief negotiator to Germany, is privy to these tensions, even as she tries to keep her head down in the mounting fray. However, when...

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My best friend's murder  by Polly. author. Varner

My best friend's murder

Polly. author. Varner

Book

"Bec and Izzy have been best friends their whole lives. They've been through a lot together the death of Bec's mother, the birth of Izzy's daughter, Bec's engagement. But there's a darker side to their friendship, too and Bec is about to reach breaking...

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The betrayal  by Terry Lynn Thomas

The betrayal

Terry Lynn Thomas

Book

"Attorney Olivia Sinclair is shocked when she receives an anonymous video showing her husband Richard sleeping with someone else. After years of handling other people's divorces, she thought she could recognise a marriage in trouble. She angrily throws...

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One night, New York  by Lara Thompson

One night, New York

Lara Thompson

Book

"One winter night in 1932, at the top of the Empire State Building, Frances and Agnes, possible lovers and co-conspirators, are waiting for a man who has done something terrible to both of them. They plan to seek the ultimate revenge. Set over the course...

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The wife upstairs  by Rachel Hawkins

The wife upstairs

Rachel Hawkins

Book

"When Jane, a broke dog-walker newly arrived in town, meets Eddie Rochester, she can't believe her luck. Eddie is handsome, rich and lives alone in an opulent mansion since his beloved wife drowned in a boating accident a year ago. Eddie can give Jan...

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Beware of dogs  by Elizabeth Flann

Beware of dogs

Elizabeth Flann

Book

"Not much daylight left now. So begins the field diary of Alix Verhoeven, whose impulsive acceptance of an offer to spend Easter on a remote island has turned into a terrifying ordeal. Hiding in a tiny cave, she carefully rations out her meagre supplies,...

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Dead perfect  by Noelle Holten

Dead perfect

Noelle Holten

Book

"When the body of a young woman is found in a local park, DC Maggie Jamieson knows she's dealing with no ordinary killer. The murder victim has been disfigured; her outfit changed to resemble someone else. Someone Maggie knows all too well... her close...

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Redemption by Greg (Literary author) Tuck

Redemption

Greg (Literary author) Tuck

eBook

Twin brothers on two sides of the world are kidnapped at the same time sparking investigations in both Cairns in Northern Queensland and Inverness in Scotland. Two police forces are joined in trying to solve the crime. During the investigation, Sarge...

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Family business by Greg (Literary author) Tuck

Family business

Greg (Literary author) Tuck

eBook

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Fush 'n' Chups by Greg (Literary author) Tuck

Fush 'n' Chups

Greg (Literary author) Tuck

eBook

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Flight risk by Greg (Literary author) Tuck

Flight risk

Greg (Literary author) Tuck

eBook

A private jet crashes into the hillside above Cairns. Bodies are retrieved and the plane contents are examined. All is not as it should be and Detective Chief Inspector "Sarge" Downs and Detective Sergeant Nat Johns of Cairns CID are called in to inv...

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You don't say by Greg (Literary author) Tuck

You don't say

Greg (Literary author) Tuck

eBook

The Queensland police officer based in Cairns, Detective Acting Inspector Bernard Downs, still known as Sarge to all his colleagues, was quickly promoted after his true abilities came to the fore in solving a murder mystery interstate. (See "Last Breath",...

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Deep Down Under by Greg (Literary author) Tuck

Deep Down Under

Greg (Literary author) Tuck

eBook

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Family matters by Greg (Literary author) Tuck

Family matters

Greg (Literary author) Tuck

eBook

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What goes around, comes around by Greg (Literary author) Tuck

What goes around, comes around

Greg (Literary author) Tuck

eBook

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Don't do what I did by Greg (Literary author) Tuck

Don't do what I did

Greg (Literary author) Tuck

eBook

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Number 39 by Greg (Literary author) Tuck

Number 39

Greg (Literary author) Tuck

eBook

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City of schemes by Victoria (Victoria E.) Thompson

City of schemes

Victoria (Victoria E.) Thompson

eBook

Elizabeth Miles is preparing for her wedding to Gideon Bates, when a menacing shadow from her past threatens to destroy the life she has built for herself in this all-new Counterfeit Lady Novel from USA Today bestselling author Victoria Thompson.The Great...

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The law of innocence by Michael Connelly

The law of innocence

Michael Connelly

eBook

Lincoln Lawyer Mickey Haller is back in the heartstopping new thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author Michael Connelly. Defense attorney Mickey Haller is pulled over by police, who find the body of a client in the trunk of his Lincoln. Haller...

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The breaker by Nicholas Petrie

The breaker

Nicholas Petrie

eBook

"A man wanted by two governments, Peter Ash has found a simple, low-profile life in Milwaukee, living with his girlfriend June and renovating old buildings with his friend Lewis. Staying out of trouble is the key to preserving this fragile peace... but...

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People of abandoned character by Clare Whitfield

People of abandoned character

Clare Whitfield

eBook

What would you do if you thought your husband was Jack the Ripper? A dark historical crime novel.

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Recalled to life by Wendy M. Wilson

Recalled to life

Wendy M. Wilson

eAudiobook

New Zealand, 1878: Awaking from a chloroform-induced sleep in a remote underground cell, Sergeant Frank Hardy must search his compromised memory to discover why he has been imprisoned. Meanwhile, his fiancee, Mette, and his partner Constable Will Kar...

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A cold wind down the grey by Wendy M. Wilson

A cold wind down the grey

Wendy M. Wilson

eAudiobook

Greymouth, New Zealand, 1866: The Burgess gang was in town, and a young surveyor from one of the country's leading families had vanished in the back country. Inspector James has never forgotten that year. In the gold mining town of Greymouth, where drunks...

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The dry by Jane (Jane Elizabeth) Harper

The dry

Jane (Jane Elizabeth) Harper

eAudiobook

A story of desperation, resolution and small-town prejudice, played out against the blistering extremes of life on the land. Amid the worst drought to ravage Australia in a century, a farmer turns his gun on his family and then himself. As questions mount...

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Shadows in time by Julie McElwain

Shadows in time

Julie McElwain

eAudiobook

When Kendra Donovan is approached by Mrs. Gavenston with an unusual request-to find her business manager, Jeremy Pascoe, who recently vanished-the FBI agent is eager to accept the challenge. To Kendra's way of thinking, spending her time locating a m...

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Twenty by James Grippando

Twenty

James Grippando

eAudiobook

Jack Swyteck and his family are caught in the crossfire after a deadly school shooting claims twenty casualties--Florida's fifth mass shooting in as many years--in this provocative and timely thriller from Harper Lee Prize-winner James Grippando that...

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The neon rain by James Lee Burke

The neon rain

James Lee Burke

eAudiobook

Dave Robicheaux has been warned that he's on somebody's hit list, and now the homicide detective is trying to discover just who that is before he ends up dead. Meanwhile he has taken on the murder investigation of a young black girl found dead in the...

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Everything I never told you by Celeste Ng

Everything I never told you

Celeste Ng

eAudiobook

Lydia is the favourite child of Marilyn and James Lee; a girl with her mother's bright blue eyes and her father's jet-black hair. Her parents are determined that Lydia will fulfill the dreams they were unable to pursue. But Lydia is under pressures that...

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Robert B. Parker's Someone to watch over me by Ace Atkins

Robert B. Parker's Someone to watch over me

Ace Atkins

eAudiobook

In the latest thriller featuring the legendary Boston PI, Spenser and his young protégé Mattie Sullivan take on billionaire money manager running a network of underaged girls for his rich and powerful clients.Ten years ago, Spenser helped a teenage girl...

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Robert B. Parker's Someone to watch over me  by Ace Atkins

Robert B. Parker's Someone to watch over me

Ace Atkins

Book

Ten years ago, Spenser helped a teenage girl named Mattie Sullivan find her mother's killer and take down an infamous Southie crime boss. Now Mattie is a college student with a side job working for the iconic private eye, and she dreams of being an.....

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The Drummers  by Tricia. author. Fields

The Drummers

Tricia. author. Fields

Book

"The residents of the small town of Artemis are suspicious when a community called The Drummers moves into a local abandoned church. Their leader, Gideon, claims their aim is simple: to live peacefully off the grid without government interference. But...

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Murder in the cloister  by Tania. author. Bayard

Murder in the cloister

Tania. author. Bayard

Book

"Paris, 1399. Scribe Christine de Pizan is sent to the Priory of Poissy by the palace to copy a manuscript for the prioress. But the prioress already has many copyists, and Christine senses that something is amiss. Her suspicions are confirmed when t...

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Your neighbour's wife  by Tony Parsons

Your neighbour's wife

Tony Parsons

Book

"Tara Carver seems to have the perfect life. A loving mother and wife, and a business woman who runs her own company, she's the sort of person you'd want to live next door to, who might even become your best friend. But what sort of person is she rea...

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Dark waters  by G. R. Halliday

Dark waters

G. R. Halliday

Book

"Annabelle has come to the Scottish Highlands to escape. But as she speeds along a deserted mountain road, she is suddenly forced to swerve. The next thing she remembers is waking up in a dark room. A voice from the corner of the room says 'The Doctor...

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Shed no tears by Caz Frear

Shed no tears

Caz Frear

Audio CD

"Christopher Masters, known as 'The Roommate Killer', strangled three women over a two-week period in a London house in November 2012. Holly Kemp, his fourth victim, was never found. Until now. Her remains have been unearthed in a field in Cambridgeshire...

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Dead to her by Sarah Pinborough

Dead to her

Sarah Pinborough

eAudiobook

When Marcie met Jason Maddox, she couldn't believe her luck. Becoming Jason's second wife catapulted her into the elite world of high society. But underneath the polite, old money manners, she knows she'll always be an outsider, and her hard-won life...

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Elevator pitch by Linwood Barclay

Elevator pitch

Linwood Barclay

eAudiobook

It all begins on a Monday, when four people board an elevator in a Manhattan office tower. Each presses a button for their floor, but the elevator proceeds, non-stop, to the top. Once there, it stops for a few seconds, and then plummets. Right to the...

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Blame the dead  by Ed Ruggero

Blame the dead

Ed Ruggero

Book

"Sicily, 1943. Eddie Harkins, former Philadelphia beat cop turned Military Police lieutenant, reluctantly finds himself first at the scene of a murder at the US Army's 11th Field Hospital. There the nurses contend with heat, dirt, short-handed staffs,...

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In bad company  by Viveca Sten

In bad company

Viveca Sten

Book

"Sandhamn Island's archipelago is a beautiful place to visit. For a mother on the run, it's the only place to hide. Building a case against Andreis Kovac is a risky strategy for prosecutor Nora Linde. A violent key player in Stockholm's drug trade an...

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Pickard County atlas  by Christina Harding Thornton

Pickard County atlas

Christina Harding Thornton

Book

Pickard County, Nebraska, July 1979. Sheriff's deputy Harley Jensen is restless, looking for something to take his mind off the past. Pam bristles against her role as wife and mother; her husband, Rick, struggles with the wreckage of his youth. Paul ...

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The last exit   by Michael Kaufman

The last exit

Michael Kaufman

Book

"Set in Washington D.C. 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 young police detective, Jen B. Lu, and her...

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Circle of doubt  by Tracy Buchanan

Circle of doubt

Tracy Buchanan

Book

"Emma and Dele's dreams came true nine years ago when they adopted their daughter, Isla. It felt like fate, like they were meant to find each other, and now they're living the life they always wanted. But then one day a new family moves into Forest Grove,...

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Hope, Faith, & a corpse  by Laura Jensen Walker

Hope, Faith, & a corpse

Laura Jensen Walker

Book

"Hope Taylor arrives in Apple Springs to start her new life as the first female pastor of Faith Chapel Episcopal Church. The northern California town's quaint cottages, bungalows, and shops promise a fresh start for the 42-year-old widow and Bogie, her...

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Head case  by Michael Wiley

Head case

Michael Wiley

Book

"While in the hospital recuperating from a gunshot wound, Chicago PI Sam Kelson is approached by a nurse who's troubled by three recent deaths. No pattern, no connection - except that three patients died when they shouldn't have.Initially skeptical, ...

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On an outgoing tide  by Caro. author. Ramsay

On an outgoing tide

Caro. author. Ramsay

Book

"The body is found in the early hours of the morning, drifting lifelessly on the outgoing tide. Twenty-three-year-old medical student Aasha Ariti had been enjoying a night out to celebrate the end of lockdown. Anthony Poole, the last person to have seen...

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The French paradox  by Ellen Crosby

The French paradox

Ellen Crosby

Book

"In 1949, during her junior year abroad in Paris, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis bought several inexpensive paintings of Marie-Antoinette by a little-known 18th century female artist. She also had a romantic relationship with Virginia vineyard owner Luci...

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The garden of angels  by David Hewson

The garden of angels

David Hewson

Book

"When British academic Malise Gabriel falls to his death from a Rome apartment, detective Nic Costa rapidly comes to realize that there is much more to the accident than he had first thought. It also becomes apparent that Malise’s family - mysterious...

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End of the line  by Robert Scragg

End of the line

Robert Scragg

Book

"Detective Jake Porter’s life was ripped apart by the hit-and-run driver that killed his wife. The life he has been building up piece by piece is rocked by the discovery of new evidence that might finally lead him to her murderer. At the same time, he...

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The captive  by Deborah (Fiction writer) O'Connor

The captive

Deborah (Fiction writer) O'Connor

Book

"He killed her husband. Now he's living in her house . . . Hannah is grieving the loss of her husband, a policeman who was brutally murdered. Jem was convicted of the crime. But under a new system he will serve out his twenty five year sentence in a cell...

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The butterfly house  by Katrine Engberg

The butterfly house

Katrine Engberg

Book

"Six days ago a paperboy on his route in central Copenhagen stumbled upon the naked body of a dead woman, lying in a fountain with arms marked with small incisions. Cause of death: exsanguination-- the draining of all the blood in her body. Lead Inve...

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Murder on the edge  by Lesley Cookman

Murder on the edge

Lesley Cookman

Book

"Colin Hardcastle has arranged for two men to meet and discuss the sale of a house. But when Nick Nash - the owner of the property - doesn't show, Colin cannot begin to imagine the events he has set in motion. Perplexed, Colin tells his friends in St...

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Holmes and the Ripper by Brian Clemens

Holmes and the Ripper

Brian Clemens

Audio CD

"The grisly serial killings of prostitutes and vulnerable women in Victorian Whitechapel, dubbed by the popular press as the work of 'Jack the Ripper' are the talk of London, and from deep within the smog-ridden slums, yet another piercing shriek is ...

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A deception at Thornecrest by Ashley Weaver

A deception at Thornecrest

Ashley Weaver

Audio CD

"Amory Ames is alone at her country house Thornecrest, enjoying her last few weeks of peace and quiet as she prepares for the imminent arrival of her baby. Her husband, Milo, is in London on business, and Amory is content to catch up on her correspon...

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Murder by milk bottle by Lynne Truss

Murder by milk bottle

Lynne Truss

Audio CD

"The August Bank Holiday is approaching and after two extremely high-profile murder cases, Constable Twitten is eagerly anticipating a quiet spell at work. But then they find the bodies - and the milk bottles. Three seemingly unconnected victims - a....

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Lockdown by Peter May

Lockdown

Peter May

Audio CD

"Written over fifteen years ago, this prescient, suspenseful thriller is set against a backdrop of a capital city in quarantine, and explores human experience in the grip of a killer virus. 'They said that twenty-five percent of the population would catch...

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Hot to trot by M. C. Beaton

Hot to trot

M. C. Beaton

Audio CD

"Private Detective Agatha Raisin immerses herself in the glittering lifestyle of the fabulously wealthy when Sir Charles Fraith is accused of murder - and Agatha is named as his accomplice! A high-society wedding, a glitzy masked ball, and an introduction...

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The perfect couple by Lisa Hall

The perfect couple

Lisa Hall

Audio CD

"When Emily applies for a job as a housekeeper for widower Rupert, it's a chance to start over - a steady job and regular money means she can work towards her own place, not sharing a grimy flat with old mate, Mags. As Emily gets to know more about R...

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Midwinter murder by Agatha Christie

Midwinter murder

Agatha Christie

Audio CD

"There’s a chill in the air and the days are growing shorter ... It’s the perfect time to curl up in front of a crackling fire with these wintry whodunits from the legendary Agatha Christie. But beware of deadly snowdrifts and dangerous gifts, poisoned...

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My Lies, Your Lies by Susan Lewis

My Lies, Your Lies

Susan Lewis

eAudiobook

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Murder in paradise by Agatha Christie

Murder in paradise

Agatha Christie

eAudiobook

Escape from isolation and broaden your horizons with this audio collection of murder mysteries by Agatha Christie, read by David Suchet, television's iconic Poirot for more than two decades. Train journeys through rolling countryside and cruises across...

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A Christmas party  by Georgette Heyer

A Christmas party

Georgette Heyer

Book

"A colorful assortment of guests at a festive holiday house party discover there is a killer in their midst when their universally reviled host is found dead - in a room locked from the inside. For Inspector Hemingway of Scotland Yard, the investigation...

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A curious incident  by Vicki Delany

A curious incident

Vicki Delany

Book

After Gemma helps a little girl find her lost cat, the child returns seeking further assistance when her mother is accused of killing her garden club rival.

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Sleep well my lady  by Kwei. author. Quartey

Sleep well my lady

Kwei. author. Quartey

Book

"Hard-hitting talk show host Augustus Seeza has become a household name in Ghana, though notorious for his lavish overspending, alcoholism, and womanizing. He’s dating the imposing, beautiful Lady Araba, who leads a selfmade fashion empire. Fearing Augustus...

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Pretty little wife  by Darby Kane

Pretty little wife

Darby Kane

Book

"Lila Ridgefield lives in an idyllic college town, but not everything is what it seems. Lila isn't what she seems. A student vanished months ago. Now, Lila's husband, Aaron, is also missing. At first these cases are treated as horrible coincidences until...

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Portrait of peril  by Laura Joh Rowland

Portrait of peril

Laura Joh Rowland

Book

"London, October 1890. Crime scene photographer Sarah Bain is overjoyed to marry her beloved Detective Sergeant Barrett - but the wedding takes a sinister turn when the body of a stabbing victim is discovered in the crypt of the church. Not every new...

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Shelter  by Catherine. author. Jinks

Shelter

Catherine. author. Jinks

Book

"Meg lives alone: a little place in the bush outside town. A perfect place to hide. That’s one of the reasons she offers to shelter Nerine, who’s escaping a violent ex. The other is that Meg knows what it’s like to live with an abusive partner. Nerine...

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The perfect guests  by Emma Rous

The perfect guests

Emma Rous

Book

"1980: Beth Soames is fourteen years old when a kind couple finds her playing the violin at her orphanage's yearly fund-raiser. The Averills take her home with them to Raven Hall, a rambling manor on the Norfolk coast. There she runs wild with their ...

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The coffinmaker's garden  by Stuart MacBride

The coffinmaker's garden

Stuart MacBride

Book

"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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Deep into the dark  by P. J. Tracy

Deep into the dark

P. J. Tracy

Book

"Sam Easton-a true survivor-is home from Afghanistan, trying to rebuild a life in his hometown of LA. Separated from his wife, bartending and therapy sessions are what occupy his days and nights. When friend and colleague Melody Traeger is beaten by ...

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