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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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A midwinter's tail  by Bethany Blake

A midwinter's tail

Bethany Blake

"Professional pet sitter Daphne Templeton loves the holidays in Sylvan Creek, Pennsylvania. And nothing gets her into the spirit more than the town's annual Bark the Halls Ball. The whole community will be there to wag their tails, especially this ye...

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The Saint goes west  by Leslie Charteris

The Saint goes west

Leslie Charteris

"In these three stories the Saint finds ways to get into his usual trouble. In Arizona, he contends with a Nazi scientist who wants to take over a ranch to mine the mercury underneath; in Palm Springs an alcoholic millionaire hires him as a bodyguard...

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The Saint steps in  by Leslie Charteris

The Saint steps in

Leslie Charteris

The Saint is in Washington DC when a young woman asks for his help. Her father, a noted scientist, has invented a new form of synthetic rubber. But he has disappeared, and she is under threat. She turns to Simon Templar, who soon finds himself involved...

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Senor Saint  by Leslie Charteris

Senor Saint

Leslie Charteris

"Simon Templar is at his cavalier best in this collection of South American adventures. In Mexico, he meets an ice-cool blonde with her own Saintly ideas - and joins in the fun. In Baja California he gets caught up in a strange story of two women and...

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The Saint to the rescue  by Leslie Charteris

The Saint to the rescue

Leslie Charteris

Simon Templar doesn't mean to start trouble, but how can he help responding to it when it falls into his lap? There's the murky tale of blackmail at a candy convention; a chance to turn the tables on an unscrupulous real-estate broker; a confidence t...

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The avenging Saint  by Leslie Charteris

The avenging Saint

Leslie Charteris

"Simon Templar is the Saint - daring, dazzling, and just a little disreputable. On the side of the law, but standing outside it, he dispenses his own brand of justice one criminal at a time. After a fruitless chase across Europe on the tail of his enemy...

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The Saint around the world  by Leslie Charteris

The Saint around the world

Leslie Charteris

"Simon Templar's uncanny ability to find an adventure wherever he goes leads him into some very strange affairs. In Bermuda, he has to solve the case of a missing husband; in England, he has to stop a husband whose wives tend not to last long. He also...

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The assassin on the Bangkok Express by Roland Perry

The assassin on the Bangkok Express

Roland Perry

"Cavalier has heard that his daughter, kidnapped by a notorious Mexican drug warlord, is still alive but is a sex slave for the Mexican drug gang operating in the Golden Triangle. Through his contacts, he manages to uncover the fact that the Mexicans...

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Saint overboard  by Leslie Charteris

Saint overboard

Leslie Charteris

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The Arsenal Stadium mystery  by Leonard R. (Leonard Reginald) Gribble

The Arsenal Stadium mystery

Leonard R. (Leonard Reginald) Gribb...

"Gribble's unique mystery, featuring the actual Arsenal squad of 1939, sends inspector Anthony Slade into the world of professional football to investigate a case of deadly foul play on and off the pitch."-- Provided by publisher.

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Deadly Camargue by Cay Rademacher

Deadly Camargue

Cay Rademacher

International Dagger Award shortlisted author Cay Rademacher delivers a captivating follow-up to his atmospheric Murderous Mistral . August: the air over Provence shimmers in suffocating heat. Capitaine Roger Blanc and his colleague Marius Tonon are called...

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Lies come easy by Steven Havill

Lies come easy

Steven Havill

One blizzardy New Mexico night, Posadas County Deputy Pasquale picks up a toddler scooting his Scamper along the shoulder of State 56. Yes, it's horrifying - a child apparently dumped out of a truck by his father. Nearly as horrifying is what unrolls...

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Deadly Rising by Jeri Westerson

Deadly Rising

Jeri Westerson

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Exploded view by Sam McPheeters

Exploded view

Sam McPheeters

"It's 2050, and LAPD Detective Terri Pastuzka has drawn the short straw with her first assignment of the new decade. Someone has executed one of the city's countless immigrants, and no one (besides the usual besieged advocacy groups) seems to much care....

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Fool's moon  by Diane A. S. Stuckart

Fool's moon

Diane A. S. Stuckart

Most days, Ruby Sparks feels like the sign that says "Tarot Card Reader Extraordinaire" should say "Tarot Card Reader Fairly Competent." But as challenging as it is to take care of her half-sister's New Age shop—and her growing menagerie of en...

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The six queer things by C. St. John (Christopher St. John) Sprigg

The six queer things

C. St. John (Christopher St. John) ...

Desperate to escape living with her miserly uncle, Marjorie Easton eagerly accepts a job offer from the strange Michael Crispin despite knowing nothing of the employment except that it is well-paid and includes some kind of research. Much to her surprise,...

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Cotton FBI collection no. 1

Cotton FBI collection no. 1

A new legend is born! COTTON FBI is a remake of a world famous cult series with more than one billion copies sold. EPISODE 1: THE BEGINNING. New York City. A Chinese woman was brutally murdered and Jeremiah Cotton, a young cop with the NYPD, just can't...

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A scandal in scarlet by Vicki Delany

A scandal in scarlet

Vicki Delany

Gemma and Jayne donate their time to raise money for the rebuilding of a burned-out museum, but the murder of museum board chair Kathy Lamb places a fellow shopkeeper under suspicion, and Gemma becomes entangled in the investigation.

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A birder's guide to murder by J. R. Ripley

A birder's guide to murder

J. R. Ripley

Amy Simms and her bird-loving crew are ducking out of Ruby Lake, North Carolina to attend the annual American Birding Expo in Philadelphia. The event will generate publicity for Birds & Bees, though assistant manager Esther is strangely reluctant to ...

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Murder at Harbor Village by G. P. Gardner

Murder at Harbor Village

G. P. Gardner

"It's love at first sight when Cleo arrives in Fairhope, Alabama, after taking early retirement from her longtime position as professor of social work. Touted as "the nicest town in the world," Fairhope is home to an eclectic community of retirees. H...

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Death and Daisies by Amanda Flower

Death and Daisies

Amanda Flower

"Fiona Knox thought she was pulling her life back together when she inherited her godfather's cottage in Duncreigan, Scotland--complete with a magical walled garden. But the erstwhile Tennessee flower shop owner promptly found herself puddle boot-deep...

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Nobody's sweetheart now by Maggie Robinson

Nobody's sweetheart now

Maggie Robinson

"A delightful English cozy series begins in August 1924. Lady Adelaide Compton has recently (and satisfactorily) interred her husband, Major Rupert Charles Cressleigh Compton, hero of the Somme, in the family vault in the village churchyard. Rupert died...

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The root of evil by Håkan Nesser

The root of evil

Håkan Nesser

July 2007. A letter arrives on Inspector Barbarotti's doorstep detailing a murder that is about to take place in his own quiet Swedish town. By the time the police track down the subject of the letter, he is already dead. So when a second letter arrives,...

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In peppermint peril by Joy Avon

In peppermint peril

Joy Avon

In the run-up to Christmas Eve, organizer of book-themed tea parties Callie Aspen and her lovable Boston terrier will have to conquer threefold trouble--a mysterious will, a missing heirloom and a dead body--to restore the festive spirit to their sma...

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'Twas the Knife Before Christmas by Jacqueline (Mystery writer) Frost

'Twas the Knife Before Christmas

Jacqueline (Mystery writer) Frost

"When a body turns up in the dumpster behind Caroline's Cupcakes, Holly White is horrified to learn her best friend Caroline is the main suspect. Everyone in town, including Mistletoe, Maine's sheriff, saw Caroline fighting with the victim on the night...

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Agatha Raisin and the dead ringer by M. C. Beaton

Agatha Raisin and the dead ringer

M. C. Beaton

The church of St. Ethelred in the village of Thirk Magna is renowned for its team of bell-ringers, led by identical twins Mavis and Millicent Dupin. The twins are lifelong residents of the remote village - or were, until their home is broken into one...

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Death of a perfect wife by M. C. Beaton

Death of a perfect wife

M. C. Beaton

Hamish Macbeth is savouring the delights of a Highland summer, but as fast as the rain rolls in from the loch, things starts to unravel. The trouble begins when his beloved Priscilla Halburton-Smythe returns to Lochdubh with a new fiance. His miseries...

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The frightened man by Gerald Verner

The frightened man

Gerald Verner

Samuel Coyne sends his ward Diana to enlist detective Paul Rivington as a bodyguard because three attempts have been made on his life. Although he denies knowing the attacker's motive or identity, he has erected elaborate defences around his house. P...

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Living in the dark & other stories by Geraldine Ryan

Living in the dark & other stories

Geraldine Ryan

A mysterious phone call from a man in a phone booth re-opens a thirty-year-old unsolved murder case - but the investigation takes an awkward turn when the evidence begins to point to a retired policeman... DI Casey Clunes's teenage babysitter mysteriously...

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Data hunter by Steven Fox

Data hunter

Steven Fox

Robert Moonsinger, internet private investigator, receives visitors from three US government departments. They want him to find out how funds from banks - including the Federal Reserve - and important schematics of a secret military prototype have been...

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Down among the dead men by Peter Lovesey

Down among the dead men

Peter Lovesey

A nightmare discovery in the boot of a stolen BMW plunges car thief Danny Stapleton into the worst trouble of his life. What links his misfortune to the mysterious disappearance of an art teacher at a private school for girls in Chichester? Meanwhile...

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Death in the stars by Frances Brody

Death in the stars

Frances Brody

Yorkshire, 1927: Eclipse fever grips the nation, and when beloved theatre star Selina Fellini approaches trusted sleuth Kate Shackleton to accompany her to a viewing party at Giggleswick School Chapel, Kate suspects an ulterior motive. During the ecl...

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The black book by James Patterson

The black book

James Patterson

Being a cop runs in Billy Harney's family. The son of Chicago's chief of detectives, whose twin sister Patti also followed in their father's footsteps, Billy would give up everything for the job, including his life. After a brutal shooting, Billy is left...

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Troublemaker by Linda Howard


Linda Howard

For Morgan Yancy, a team leader in a paramilitary group, nothing comes before his job. But when he's ambushed and almost killed, the leader of his elite quasi-military group demands answers. Who is after the members of the squad, and why? Sent away to...

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Red hot front by Harry Brett

Red hot front

Harry Brett

Tatiana Goodwin has finally begun to piece her life back together after the events of the past year. Having taken over her late husband Rich's empire, Tatty has put together a massive deal to capitalise on his dodgy deeds - and hopefully extricate herself...

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The flight by Matthew Hall

The flight

Matthew Hall

When Flight 189 plunges into the Severn Estuary, Coroner Jenny Cooper finds herself handling the case of a lone sailor whose boat appears to have been sunk by the stricken plane, and drawn into the mysterious fate of a ten-year-old girl, Amy Patterson,...

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The pyramid of mud by Andrea Camilleri

The pyramid of mud

Andrea Camilleri

The Pyramid of Mud is the twenty-second Inspector Montalbano mystery from Italy's finest crime writer, Andrea Camilleri. It's been raining for days in Vigàta, and the persistent downpours have led to violent floods overtaking the Inspector's beloved ...

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Date with death by Julia Chapman

Date with death

Julia Chapman

Date with Death is the first cosy crime novel in Julia Chapman's Dales Detective series. Samson O'Brien has been dismissed from the police force, and returns to his hometown of Bruncliffe in the Yorkshire Dales to set up the Dales Detective Agency while...

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Eye for an eye by Kerry Wilkinson

Eye for an eye

Kerry Wilkinson

In bestselling crime author Kerry Wilkinson's Eye for an Eye, DI Jessica Daniel is tasked with multiple investigations while facing demons from her past. Seventeen years ago, Damian Walker abducted five women because the voices in his head told him to....

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Innocent graves by Peter Robinson

Innocent graves

Peter Robinson

Innocent Graves is the eighth novel in Peter Robinson's Inspector Banks series, following on from Dry Bones That Dream. One foggy night, Deborah Harrison is found lying in the churchyard behind St Mary's, Eastvale. She has been strangled with the strap...

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A whole island of friendliness by Nicolas Obregon

A whole island of friendliness

Nicolas Obregon

Formerly of the Tokyo Metropolitan Police, Kosuke Iwata is now working as a private investigator in California. He may have left Japan, but the crimes Iwata has to face here are just as perplexing. A threatening Serbian man claims his wife is missing....

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Past darkness by Sam Millar

Past darkness

Sam Millar

A young girl disappears after escaping from a religious orphanage, and another is caught on grainy film being abducted as her family home burns down. While investigating the missing girls, Karl Kane catches a glimpse of a demon from his past - could it...

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Top dog by Jens Lapidus

Top dog

Jens Lapidus

For decades, a secret network in Stockholm has been exploiting young girls, ruthlessly eliminating anyone who threatens to reveal their secret. As oddly paired duo Teddy and Emelie - the thug and the lawyer - investigate, the terrifying noose tightens....

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In a dry season by Peter Robinson

In a dry season

Peter Robinson

In A Dry Season is the tenth novel in Peter Robinson's Inspector Banks series, following on from Dead Right. During a blistering summer, drought has depleted Thornfield Reservoir, uncovering the remains of a small village called Hobb's End - hidden from...

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Absolute proof by Peter James

Absolute proof

Peter James

From the number one bestselling author, Peter James, comes an explosive standalone thriller that will grip you and won't let go until the very last page. Investigative reporter Ross Hunter nearly didn't answer the phone call that would change his life...

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Dry bones that dream by Peter Robinson

Dry bones that dream

Peter Robinson

Dry Bones That Dream is the seventh novel in Peter Robinson's Inspector Banks series, following on from Wednesday's Child. It was 2.47 a.m. when Chief Inspector Alan Banks arrived at the barn and saw the body of Keith Rothwell for the first time. Only...

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Ambush by James Patterson


James Patterson

Detective Michael Bennett's enemies know where to find him. An anonymous tip about crime in Upper Manhattan proves to be a setup. An officer is taken down - but despite the attackers' efforts, it's not Michael Bennett. New York's top cop is not the only...

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The plotters by Kim Un-Su

The plotters

Kim Un-Su

The important thing is not who pulls the trigger but who's behind the person who pulls the trigger - the plotters, the masterminds working in the shadows. Raised by Old Raccoon in the Library of Dogs, Reseng has always been surrounded by plots to kill...

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Whiplash  by Catherine Coulter


Catherine Coulter

"Married FBI agents Lacey Sherlock and Dillon Savich are investigating a rather unusual case: Senator David Hoffman is experiencing a ghostly apparition with possible malicious intent. They're no closer to cracking the case when a call comes in from....

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Fatal harmony  by Kate Rhodes

Fatal harmony

Kate Rhodes

Forensic psychologist Alice Quentin is facing her toughest challenge yet. An escapee from a high security psychiatric unit is murdering victims at famous locations in West London, but the only clues he leaves behind are the melodies composed at the a...

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The Rainaldi Quartet  by Paul Adam

The Rainaldi Quartet

Paul Adam

Well into his middle years, Gianni Castiglione has a pleasant, quiet life in Cremona. A luthier - a maker and repairer of violins - he spends most of his time adoring his grandchildren and playing chamber-quartets with the local priest, the chief of ...

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Deadly news  by Jody Holford

Deadly news

Jody Holford

"Former Army brat Molly Owens is ready to put down roots, and the picturesque seaside town of Britton Bay on the Oregon Coast seems like the perfect place for it. Especially when she lands a job as editor of the local paper. But she's got one colleague...

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Trap  by 1972- author. Lilja Sigurðardóttir


1972- author. Lilja Sigurðardóttir

"Happily settled in Florida, Sonja believes she's finally escaped the trap set by unscrupulous drug lords. But when her son Tomas is taken, she's back to square one ... and Iceland. Her lover, Agla, is awaiting sentencing for financial misconduct after...

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A very murderous Christmas

A very murderous Christmas

"The Christmas season is one of comfort and joy, sparkling lights and steam rising from cups of mulled wine at frosty carol services. A season of goodwill to all men, as families and friends come together to forget their differences and celebrate the...

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Overkilt  by Kaitlyn Dunnett


Kaitlyn Dunnett

"While Liss readies the Scottish Emporium for November's inevitable shopping rush, her father-in-law's rustic hotel can barely turn a profit during the stretch between autumn's peak and ski season. Mr. Ruskin decides that the recipe for success lies ...

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The fourth victim  by John (Crime fiction writer) Mead

The fourth victim

John (Crime fiction writer) Mead

Three parks, three deaths, four victims, two grieving families, one murder enquiry team and an unknown number of killers. Can an answer be found? Whitechapel is being gentrified, the many green spaces of the area, which typify London as a capital city,...

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Six cats a slayin'  by Miranda James

Six cats a slayin'

Miranda James

"Charlie Harris and his Maine Coon cat, Diesel, are busy decking the halls for the holidays when an unexpected delivery and a shocking murder conspire to shake up the season. December twenty-fifth is right around the corner, and Charlie is making his...

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The snow girls  by Chris Mooney

The snow girls

Chris Mooney

"It's been eighteen years since Mary Kelly vanished from a snowy hillside in Boston. It was Darby McCormick's first case. It was her first failure. At long last the prime suspect - disgraced priest Richard Byrne - has agreed to break his silence. But...

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City of secrets  by Victoria (Victoria E.) Thompson

City of secrets

Victoria (Victoria E.) Thompson

"So far, Elizabeth Miles's only real social success has been with Priscilla Knight, a dedicated suffragist. Her beloved first husband, DeForrest Jenks, died in a tragic accident and left her with two young daughters and a comfortable fortune. Her pas...

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The best bad things  by Katrina Marie Carrasco

The best bad things

Katrina Marie Carrasco

"Alma Rosales is on the hunt for stolen opium. Trained in espionage by the Pinkerton’s Detective Agency - but dismissed for bad behavior and a penchant for going undercover as a man - Alma now works for Delphine Beaumond, her former lover and the sed...

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Before I find you  by Ali Knight

Before I find you

Ali Knight

"Maggie is a husband watcher. A snooper, a marriage doctor, a killer of happy-ever-afters. She runs her own private detective agency specialising in catching out those who cheat. And she's very good at it. Until Helene walks through her door... Helene...

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Trust her  by Jess Vallance

Trust her

Jess Vallance

"It wasn't just that I didn't like her. I didn't trust her. Charlotte is a people pleaser - she can't help but go the extra mile. So when she stumbles upon an unconscious man one night, it's only natural that she wants to help. Brought into the arms of...

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A quarter past dead  by T. P. Fielden

A quarter past dead

T. P. Fielden

"It's the late 1950's in tranquil Temple Regis, Devon. For holidaymakers it's a glorious time of breathtaking scenery, picnics on beaches, and flocks of tourists on their summertime holidays. But for Miss Judy Dimont, this is all a trifle dull. As a ...

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A scandal in scarlet  by Vicki Delany

A scandal in scarlet

Vicki Delany

"Gemma and Jayne donate their time to raise money for the rebuilding of a burned out museum- but a killer wants a piece of the auction. Walking her dog Violet late one night, Gemma Doyle, owner of the Sherlock Holmes Bookshop, acts quickly when she s...

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The health of strangers  by Lesley Kelly

The health of strangers

Lesley Kelly

"Nobody likes the North Edinburgh Health Enforcement Team, least of all the people who work for it. An uneasy mix of seconded Police and health service staff, Mona, Bernard and their colleagues stem the spread of the Virus, a mutant strain of influenza,...

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The temple scroll  by D. C. Macey

The temple scroll

D. C. Macey

"Archaeology lecturer Sam Cameron and church minister Helen Johnson thought their old problems were done. They were wrong. International killers are set on finding the Templars’ treasure and they believe Sam and Helen hold the key. As the psychopathic...

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Dead stripper storage  by Bryan Smith

Dead stripper storage

Bryan Smith

"Pete Adler is a man with problems. He’s a shy social outcast with no real friends. His luck with women has been spotty at best. A hostile work environment has made his life a living hell for months on end. For Pete, the weekend comes as a welcome respite...

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The big book of female detectives

The big book of female detectives

"Edgar Award-winning editor Otto Penzler's new anthology brings together the most cunning, resourceful, and brilliant female sleuths in mystery fiction ... For the first time ever, Otto Penzler gathers the most iconic women of the detective canon over...

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Fire on the fens  by Joy Ellis

Fire on the fens

Joy Ellis

"Detective Nikki Galena faces a cat-and-mouse battle with a killer arsonist. Someone is lighting fires on the fens. First they target property, but then a body is found at one of the crime scenes. More fires are lit. And at each one a single person dies....

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Thieves on the fens  by Joy Ellis

Thieves on the fens

Joy Ellis

"DI Nikki Galena gets a series of anonymous calls. She is told the place, time, and who will die. But the messages are in a secret language used only by villains. Nikki and her team must decode the riddles and work out where the threats are coming fr...

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Fugitive Red  by Jason Starr

Fugitive Red

Jason Starr

"Jack and Maria live in a claustrophobic Manhattan apartment with their eight-year-old son, Jonah. Jack has quit booze, but his music career ended abruptly, and he isn't doing much better as a real estate agent. Maria is doing well at her corporate job,...

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Lost lake  by Emily Littlejohn

Lost lake

Emily Littlejohn

"On a bright Saturday in early spring, newly engaged Detective Gemma Monroe responds to a missing person call at Lost Lake, near the mountain town of Cedar Valley, Colorado. Campers at the still icy lake report one of their group Sari Chesney has dis...

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Mycroft and Sherlock  by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Mycroft and Sherlock

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

"It is 1872, and a series of gruesome murders is the talk of London. Mycroft Holmes--now twenty-six and a force to be reckoned with at the War Office--has no interest in the killings; however, his brother Sherlock has developed a distasteful fascination...

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The Senator's assignment  by Joan E. Histon

The Senator's assignment

Joan E. Histon

"Being trusted by a Caesar makes him an enemy of the Roman who crucified Jesus Christ, and puts him under threat from Rome itself... Rome 30 AD. A Senator is plunged into the dark heart of the Roman Empire, sent to investigate the corrupt practices of...

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My sister, the serial killer  by Oyinkan Braithwaite

My sister, the serial killer

Oyinkan Braithwaite

"Satire meets slasher in this short, darkly funny hand grenade of a novel about a Nigerian woman whose younger sister has a very inconvenient habit of killing her boyfriends. "Femi makes three, you know. Three and they label you a serial killer." Korede...

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Blood is blood  by Will Thomas

Blood is blood

Will Thomas

In 19th century London, Cyrus Barker and his associate Thomas Llewelyn are renowned private enquiry agents, successfully employed by the highest levels of Her Majesty's government as well as private citizens. Their success, however, has led to their ...

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When darkness calls  by Mark Griffin

When darkness calls

Mark Griffin

"Do you dare to look into the eye of a serial killer...? Holly Wakefield works for the NHS as a criminal psychologist specialising in serial killers. She has particular reason to be good at her job - but she keeps that to herself. When DI Bishop from...

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The insider  by Mari Hannah

The insider

Mari Hannah

"The thrilling second novel in the acclaimed Stone and Oliver series by award-winning author, Mari Hannah. After their success in their last investigation, DCI David Stone has been promoted and moved to the Murder Investigation Team, taking DS Frankie...

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The comforts of home  by Susan Hill

The comforts of home

Susan Hill

"DC Simon Serrailler's last, devastating case was nearly the death of him and left him confronting a new reality. Recovering on a remote Scottish island, his peace doesn’t last long. He is pulled in to a murder inquiry by the overstretched local police....

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If they knew  by Joanne Sefton

If they knew

Joanne Sefton

"I know who you are. I've come to pay you back. Barbara Kipling is 64 and nobody in her family knows about her past, least of all her daughter Helen. But when she is diagnosed with cancer, her secrets begin to unravel and Helen begins to discover what...

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Homeward hound  by Rita Mae Brown

Homeward hound

Rita Mae Brown

"A mystery full of colorful characters (both two- and four-legged!), gorgeous country landscapes, timeless traditions, and the breathtaking thrill of the fox hunt. Amidst the revelry of the Christmas Hunt, mystery and intrigue abound! When the fanfare...

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Kingdom of the blind  by Louise Penny

Kingdom of the blind

Louise Penny

When a peculiar letter arrives inviting Armand Gamache to an abandoned farmhouse, the former head of the Sûreté du Québec discovers that a complete stranger has named him one of the executors of her will. Still on suspension, and frankly curious, Gam...

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The huntsman's tale  by Ann Swinfen

The huntsman's tale

Ann Swinfen

"Oxford, late summer, 1353: On hearing that his cousin is short-handed for the harvest, Nicholas Elyot takes a group of friends back to the family farm to help. When a deer hunt in Wychwood ends in tragedy, suspicion is directed toward the huntsman, a...

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The stonemason's tale  by Ann Swinfen

The stonemason's tale

Ann Swinfen

"Oxford, Spring 1354: When the series of accidents to the building of the chapel at Queen's College begins, they do not appear a cause for concern, but they grow more serious, and stonemasons are injured. Nicholas Elyot becomes involved after it is d...

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A picture of murder  by T. E. (Thomas E.) Kinsey

A picture of murder

T. E. (Thomas E.) Kinsey

"Late October 1909, and the season of ghouls and things that go bump in the night has descended on the village of Littleton Cotterell. Lady Hardcastle and her trusted lady's maid, Florence, find themselves hosting a colourful cast of actors whose spooky...

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The further chronicles of Sherlock Holmes. Volume 1  by Denis O. Smith

The further chronicles of Sherlock Holmes. Volume 1

Denis O. Smith

"From the curious clauses in a miser's will, to a plea for help on a tiny scrap of paper, these six cases, from the early years of Holmes's career in the 1880s, present a singular collection of mysteries for the world's first consulting detective to ...

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American static by Tom Pitts

American static

Tom Pitts

"Beaten and left for dead, young Steven finds himself stranded in a small Northern California town. When a mysterious stranger named Quinn offers a ride, Steven gets in the car and begins a journey from which there is no return. Quinn has an agenda all...

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The final seven by Erica Spindler

The final seven

Erica Spindler

Detective Micki Dare is a seasoned, no-nonsense cop. She doesn't need a partner, especially one like Detective Zach Harris. But the decision's been made and there's nothing she can do about it. Zach is from an experimental FBI training program and he...

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Burning cold by Lisa Lieberman

Burning cold

Lisa Lieberman

Budapest: 1956. Newlywed Cara Walden's brother Zoltán has disappeared in the middle of the Hungarian revolution, harboring a deadly wartime secret. Will Cara or the Soviets find him first? Cutting short her honeymoon in Paris to rescue a sibling she's...

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Death at the Selig Studios by Frances McNamara

Death at the Selig Studios

Frances McNamara

"In 1909 amateur sleuth Emily Cabot investigates murders that take place on the grounds of the Selig Polyscope Company, an early motion picture studio in Chicago"--

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Path to justice by Jim Dutton

Path to justice

Jim Dutton

"Path to Justice exposes the harsh realities and necessary sacrifices to build a case against a ruthless Mexican drug cartel, Baja Norte Familia. Insights and strategies as to conducting a complex international investigation and trying a drug distrib...

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Easy innocence by Libby Fischer Hellmann

Easy innocence

Libby Fischer Hellmann

When pretty, smart Sara is found bludgeoned to death, it's easy to blame the man with the bat. But Georgia finds a much different darker answer on Chicago's North Shore- privileged schoolgirls have learned just how much their innocence is worth to...

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Dancing for the general by Sue Star

Dancing for the general

Sue Star

Amid the exotic sights, sounds and smells of mysterious Turkey, a young woman must bring order out of chaos. Two murders, an attack on her life and the abduction of her niece create a challenge. A Turkish detective--a koreli--must solve the two murders....

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Killer cocktail by Sheryl J. Anderson

Killer cocktail

Sheryl J. Anderson

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Killer heels by Sheryl J. Anderson

Killer heels

Sheryl J. Anderson

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Blood and bone by William Lashner

Blood and bone

William Lashner

A stunning stand-alone novel about a young man forced to confront the dark truths of his past. Kyle, the illegitimate son of a prominent Philadelphia lawyer, finds himself drifting through a life of slack. When his father's former law partner is brut...

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Sins as scarlet by Nicolás Obregón

Sins as scarlet

Nicolás Obregón

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Jack Pine by William Elliott Hazelgrove

Jack Pine

William Elliott Hazelgrove

When the sixteen year old daughter of a prominent attorney is raped in a woodshed and a logger found shot the next morning, Deputy Sheriff Reuger London becomes embroiled in a war between environmentalists, the Ojibwa Indians fighting for their timber...

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The merchant's tale  by Ann Swinfen

The merchant's tale

Ann Swinfen

"Oxford, Autumn 1353. St Fridewide's Fair is a great annual event in Oxford, bringing together merchants and buyers from all over England and Wales, and from as far away as Flanders and France. Yet the earnings from the fair, granted to the Priory of...

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Shelter Cove  by Colin Campbell

Shelter Cove

Colin Campbell

"Pacifica, California. Trouble comes in threes. Always has and always will. If Cole Thornton had recognized that he might have avoided much of what was to come. If he'd realised that the car crash was the start of his personal trifecta he could have moved...

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Disaster inc  by Caimh McDonnell

Disaster inc

Caimh McDonnell

"He’s a good man having a bad day with the worst hangover. All Bunny McGarry wants is a spot of breakfast and a decent cup of tea. So imagine how annoyed he gets when two masked men attempt to rob the New York diner he is in? Unfortunately, dealing with...

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The science of Paul  by Aaron Philip Clark

The science of Paul

Aaron Philip Clark

"Ex-convict Paul Little has just walked out on the only woman who has ever loved him to return to a life of crime in Philadelphia. But when Paul gets involved with a petty thug who is later murdered, he finds himself pinned between the volatile gangs...

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The bone field  by Leonard Krishtalka

The bone field

Leonard Krishtalka

"World-renowned museum paleontologist, Peter Marchand, goes missing while leading a dinosaur excavation in the sweltering desert badlands of Wyoming. He has made enemies from his serial womanizing, ruthless academic dealings, religious blasphemy, and...

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Bitter feast  by Toby (Toby Wilson) author. Neal

Bitter feast

Toby (Toby Wilson) author. Neal

"The farm-to-table food movement in Hawaii can be luscious, exotic... murder. Lieutenant Michael Stevens investigates a murder in a fine dining restaurant on Maui that's a Feast of possible motives, with jealousy, passion and revenge topping the menu....

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The night in question  by Nic Joseph

The night in question

Nic Joseph

"When her husband's medical bills become overwhelming, Paula starts a side job as an Uber driver. One night, she picks up a quiet stranger and drops him off at a suburban Chicago address. When she later recognizes him as the musician husband of a fam...

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First the thunder  by Randall Silvis

First the thunder

Randall Silvis

"Products of their run-down Pennsylvania mining town, three brothers grapple with their lives in decline. Harvey drives a delivery truck; Stevie works odd jobs; and Will is a struggling bar owner whose wife, Laci, is edging toward desperation when her...

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Quick on the draw  by Susan Moody

Quick on the draw

Susan Moody

"Former police detective Alex Quick finds it impossible to refuse when a young family friend begs for her help in discovering which of his friends is a thief. Following a dinner party he'd held at his uncle's grand Venetian apartment, a pair of valuable...

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Cold breath  by Quentin Bates

Cold breath

Quentin Bates

"Gunnhildur reluctantly allows herself to be taken off police duties to act as bodyguard to a man with a price on his head . . . Hidden away in a secure house outside Reykjavík, Gunna and the high-profile stranger, a guest of the interiors minister, are...

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Target Alex Cross  by James Patterson

Target Alex Cross

James Patterson

"A leader has fallen, and the procession route from Capitol Hill to the White House is lined with hundreds of thousands of mourners. None feel the loss of a President more keenly than Alex Cross, who has devoted his life to the public good. A sniper's...

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A wrench in the works  by Kate Carlisle

A wrench in the works

Kate Carlisle

"Shannon Hammer's younger sister Chloe left Lighthouse Cove after high school to make it big in Hollywood. And she did it! For several years now, Chloe has been the co-host of a popular home repair show on the Do-It-Yourself Network. Now, after ten y...

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