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Thrillers, criminal investigation, court drama and more in our latest selection of criminally good reads. See what titles we offer in book, eBook, eAudiobook, large print or audio CD. This list updates when we add new titles to our collection.

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The perfect murder by Peter James

The perfect murder

Peter James

eBook

Victor Smiley and his wife Joan have been married for nearly twenty years, but each barely recognises the person they wake up with every morning. Victor is so fed up with his job at the local egg-box factory - as well as distracted by his visits to h...

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Broken monsters by Lauren Beukes

Broken monsters

Lauren Beukes

eBook

Detective Gabriella Versado is used to dealing with ugly murders. This is Detroit, after all. But the corpses turning up in abandoned buildings are unlike any she's seen before: queasy mash-ups of animals and humans, like some DIY taxidermied freak show....

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A shattered lens by Layton Green

A shattered lens

Layton Green

eBook

"A detective investigates the murder of a teenage golden boy that has rocked a small town--and the chief suspect is the victim's mother. Annalise Stephens Blue is a Creekville high school student with plans to become a world-famous filmmaker. As she ...

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The glass woman by Caroline Lea

The glass woman

Caroline Lea

eBook

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The last night out by Catherine O'Connell

The last night out

Catherine O'Connell

eBook

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Breakaway house by Arthur W. Upfield

Breakaway house

Arthur W. Upfield

eAudiobook

Harry Tremayne, a policeman, goes to an isolated valley in the remote Murchison region of Western Australia to find his brother - who vanished a month earlier while investigating the murder of a police detective. Do the gold smugglers at Breakaway House...

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An isolated incident by Emily Maguire

An isolated incident

Emily Maguire

eAudiobook

When 25-year-old Bella Michaels is brutally murdered in the small town of Strathdee, the community is stunned and a media storm ensues. Unwillingly thrust into the eye of that storm are Bella's beloved older sister, Chris, a barmaid at the local pub,...

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Designs on murder  by Gayle Leeson

Designs on murder

Gayle Leeson

Book

"What if you discovered your lively new friend wasn't really...alive? Amanda Tucker is excited about opening her fashion design studio in Shops On Main, a charming old building in historic Abingdon, Virginia. She didn't realize a ghost came with the ...

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Chilled to the bone  by Quentin Bates

Chilled to the bone

Quentin Bates

Book

"When Sergeant Gunnhildur Gísladóttir of the local police force is called in to investigate the death of a man found tied to a bed in one of Reykjavík's nicest hotels, she finds no sign of criminal activity but suspects there may be more to the case than...

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Knit one, die two  by Peggy Ehrhart

Knit one, die two

Peggy Ehrhart

Book

"When Arborville, New Jersey's snooty theater scene is upstaged by a shocking murder, Pamela Paterson and her Knit and Nibble knitting club must act quickly to stop a killer from making an encore performance . . .Knit and Nibble's numbers are growing!...

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Tangled destiny  by Jenny (Novelist) author. Wheeler

Tangled destiny

Jenny (Novelist) author. Wheeler

Book

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Brother betrayed  by Jenny (Novelist) author. Wheeler

Brother betrayed

Jenny (Novelist) author. Wheeler

Book

"A mysterious death. A missing partner. Can an opera singer and a businessman catch the culprit before he strikes again? New Zealand-born Pania Hayes has won the hearts of her Californian crowds. But after her husband's untimely death, the opera sing...

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Double jeopardy  by Jenny (Novelist) author. Wheeler

Double jeopardy

Jenny (Novelist) author. Wheeler

Book

"He's haunted by war. She' searching for her twin. When a mysterious murder brings them together, can solving the case heal their broken hearts? California, 1868. Isabella Wilmington's dream of taking center stage feels empty without her long-lost twin...

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Dead of winter  by Annelise Ryan

Dead of winter

Annelise Ryan

Book

"At the local ER, a battered and bruised teenage girl has been brought in by a mysterious man who claimed she'd fallen out of a car. The staff is suspicious, but while they attend to the teenager, the unidentified man slips out. Then the girl dies, but...

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Dangerous ends  by Alex Segura

Dangerous ends

Alex Segura

Book

"Former journalist Pete Fernandez, now a private investigator, and his partner Kathy Bentley wade into a case that no one wants. Soon, they find themselves in the crosshairs of a pro-Castro gang and a political hit ordered by Fidel Castro himself whi...

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Down the darkest street  by Alex Segura

Down the darkest street

Alex Segura

Book

"Pete Fernandez should be dead. His life--professional and personal--is in ruins. His best friend is dead. His newspaper career is past tense. His ex is staying with him as her own marriage crumbles. On top of that, the former journalist finds himself...

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Silent City  by Alex Segura

Silent City

Alex Segura

Book

"Pete Fernandez is a mess. He's on the brink of being fired from his middle-management newspaper job. His fiancée has up and left him. Now, after the sudden death of his father, he's back in his hometown of Miami, slowly drinking himself into oblivion....

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How the witch stole Christmas  by Dakota Cassidy

How the witch stole Christmas

Dakota Cassidy

Book

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas-!Er, not so much ... It's Christmas, and I, ex-witch, Stevie Cartwright declare this my favorite time of year! I love the decorations! The food! The Hallmark Channel holiday specials! This year promises to be...

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House on fire  by Bonnie Kistler

House on fire

Bonnie Kistler

Book

"In the bestselling tradition of Jodi Picoult and Celeste Ng, a tightly wound and suspenseful novel about a blended family in crisis after a drunk driving accident leaves the daughter of one parent dead--and the son of the other parent charged with.....

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Motive X  by Stefan Ahnhem

Motive X

Stefan Ahnhem

Book

"Detective Fabian Risk's daughter is in a coma at Helsingborg hospital. It's Risk's fault for getting her involved in his last investigation - and the guilt is crippling. A young Syrian refugee has been killed. It looks like a racist attack - but then...

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The thin edge  by Peggy Townsend

The thin edge

Peggy Townsend

Book

"Disgraced crime reporter Aloa Snow is scrambling to get her life back on track by doing what she does best: investigating hard-to-solve cases. But the latest one is personal. The son of her friend Tick - aging anarchist, confidant, and unofficial colleague...

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Tick tock  by Mel Sherratt

Tick tock

Mel Sherratt

Book

"In the city of Stoke, a teenage girl is murdered in the middle of the day, her lifeless body abandoned in a field behind her school. Two days later, a young mother is abducted. She's discovered strangled and dumped in a local park. DS Grace Allendale...

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In high places  by Jane Holland

In high places

Jane Holland

Book

"Ever since the death of his wife, Lina, in a Kabul bombing, Aubrey Savage has been determined to fulfil his promise to her: to find out what happened to her brother, Jarrah, a disavowed MI5 agent who has been missing for two years. An ex-SAS officer,...

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One single thing  by Tina Clough

One single thing

Tina Clough

Book

"Journalist Hope Barber disappears two weeks after returning to New Zealand from a long assignment in Pakistan, where she visited shelters for so called 'dishonour' women, who had escaped death at the hands of their families. She had concentrated to ...

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The scent of murder  by Kylie Logan

The scent of murder

Kylie Logan

Book

"A riveting mystery following Jazz Ramsey as she trains cadaver dogs. The way Jazz Ramsey figures it, life is pretty good. She's thirty-five years old and owns her own home in one of Cleveland's most diverse, artsy, and interesting neighborhoods. She...

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The unquiet heart  by Kaite Welsh

The unquiet heart

Kaite Welsh

Book

"Sarah Gilchrist finds herself trying to prove her fiancé's innocence in the midst of his murder trial. Edinburgh, 1893. Sarah Gilchrist has no intention of marrying her dull fiancé Miles, the man her family hope will restore her reputation and put an...

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Alice's island  by Daniel Sánchez Arévalo

Alice's island

Daniel Sánchez Arévalo

Book

"Alice Dupont's perfect marriage was a perfect lie. When her husband, Chris, dies in a car accident, far from where he should have been, Alice's life falls apart. After the police close the case, she is left with more questions than answers. While learning...

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Nothing else remains by Robert Scragg

Nothing else remains

Robert Scragg

eBook

When Max Brennan's estranged father and then his own girlfriend go missing in quick succession, he turns to his old friend Detective Jake Porter for help. As Max is then attacked in his own home, Porter and his partner Nick Styles waste no time in...

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The Paragon Hotel by Lyndsay Faye

The Paragon Hotel

Lyndsay Faye

eBook

The new and exciting historial thriller by Lyndsay Faye, author of Edgar-nominated Jane Steele and Gods of Gotham, which follows Alice "Nobody" from Prohibition-era Harlem to Portland's the Paragon Hotel. The year is 1921, and "Nobody" Alice James is...

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Murder at the marina by Janet Finsilver

Murder at the marina

Janet Finsilver

eBook

She's got to solve this--or her friends are sunk... Kelly Jackson, manager of the Redwood Cove Bed and Breakfast, is fond of the Doblinsky brothers, Ivan and Rudy, members of the Silver Sentinels, a crew of crime-solving senior citizens in their Nort...

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South Pacific affair by Drew Lindsay

South Pacific affair

Drew Lindsay

eBook

The discovery of a body in a creek not far from Sydney and a royal necklace stolen from the collection of the King of Tonga eventually leads Ben Hood into an assignment where he encounters dangerous people, beautiful women and an exotic coral island in...

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The clockwork menace by Bec McMaster

The clockwork menace

Bec McMaster

eBook

Friends, partners, and professionals. So just why is this case coming between them?In a Victorian London ruled by the blood-drinking elite, Perry Lowell is a logical and accomplished Nighthawk: a rogue blue blood who tracks murderers and thieves for the...

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Prologue to Murder by Lauren. aut Elliott

Prologue to Murder

Lauren. aut Elliott

eBook

-- ? Gossip columnists love a bold-faced name?but "Miss Newsy" at Greyborne Harbor?s local paper seems to specialize in bald-faced lies. She?s pointed a finger of suspicion at Addie after librarian June Winslow never makes it home from a book club meeting....

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The alchemist of lost souls by Mary Lawrence

The alchemist of lost souls

Mary Lawrence

eBook

"A dangerous element discovered by Bianca Goddard's father falls into the wrong hands . . . leading to a chain of multiple murders. Spring 1544: Now that she is with child, Bianca is more determined than ever to distance herself from her unstable fat...

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Inheritance tracks by Catherine Aird

Inheritance tracks

Catherine Aird

eBook

Four strangers arrive at the solicitors' office of Puckle, Puckle, and Nunnery. They have never met, and have no idea why they have been invited. But they - along with a missing man - are descendants of the late Algernon George Culver Mayton, the inventor...

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She chose me by Tracey Emerson

She chose me

Tracey Emerson

Audio CD

Grace has returned to London after twenty years abroad to manage her dying mother's affairs. When she receives a blank Mother's Day card in the post, she is confused and unsettled. Who could have sent it to her and why? She isn't a mother. Another Mother's...

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After he's gone by Jane Isaac

After he's gone

Jane Isaac

Audio CD

You think you know him. Until he's dead... When Cameron Swift is gunned down outside his family home, DC Beth Chamberlain is appointed Family Liaison Officer: a dual role that requires her to support the family, and also investigate them. As the case...

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What she saw last night by Mason Cross

What she saw last night

Mason Cross

Audio CD

Travelling home on the Caledonian Sleeper, Jenny Bowen wants to forget about her upcoming divorce and relax. Searching for her cabin, she helps a panicked woman with a girl she assumes is her daughter. Later, waking in the night, Jenny discovers the woman...

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The division bell mystery by Ellen Cicely Wilkinson

The division bell mystery

Ellen Cicely Wilkinson

Audio CD

Through the double clamour of Big Ben and the shrill sound of the bell rang a revolver shot. A financier is found shot in the House of Commons. Suspecting foul play, Robert West, a parliamentary private secretary, takes on the role of amateur sleuth....

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Shroud of evil by Pauline Rowson

Shroud of evil

Pauline Rowson

Audio CD

DI Horton of Portsmouth CID is assigned the case of a missing person: Jasper Kenton, a private investigator. Kenton's partner seems reluctant to help them, and Horton concludes that she is probably relieved to be rid of him. He instructs Sergeant Cantelli...

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The Grasmere grudge by Rebecca Tope

The Grasmere grudge

Rebecca Tope

Audio CD

Returning from a much-needed holiday, Persimmon "Simmy" Brown discovers that life in the Lake District is, as ever, far from relaxing. Before she can enjoy the idea of being the future Mrs Chris Henderson, her fiance discovers the body of his friend,...

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Playing with fire by Patricia Hall

Playing with fire

Patricia Hall

Audio CD

London 1964. At 3am on a chilly autumn morning, Detective Sergeant Harry Barnard is called to a club in Greek Street where a young girl has fallen to her death from a top-floor window. But was it a tragic accident, or something more sinister? Meanwhile,...

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A missed murder by Michael Jecks

A missed murder

Michael Jecks

Audio CD

London 1555. Queen Mary is newly married to Philip II of Spain - and not everyone is happy about the alliance. The kingdom is divided between those loyal to Catholic Mary and those who support her half-sister, Lady Elizabeth. Former cutpurse turned p...

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Nothing else remains by Robert Scragg

Nothing else remains

Robert Scragg

Audio CD

When Max Brennan's estranged father and then his own girlfriend go missing in quick succession, he turns to his old friend Detective Jake Porter for help. As Max is then attacked in his own home, Porter and his partner Nick Styles waste no time in...

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Murder on the run by Lesley Cookman

Murder on the run

Lesley Cookman

Audio CD

The world of running is completely alien to Libby Sarjeant and her friend Fran Wolfe, but when Libby's son Adam and Fran's stepdaughter Sophie join the Nethergate Harriers, they have to take an interest. And when one of the runners goes missing in the...

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Strange tombs by Syd Moore

Strange tombs

Syd Moore

Audio CD

Halloween in Essex, and things are going well for the writers on the Mystery and Suspense course at Ratchette Hall. Things, however, take a turn when early on All Saints' Day the course administrator is discovered murdered. The Essex Witch Museum inv...

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From the shadows by G. R. author. Halliday

From the shadows

G. R. author. Halliday

Audio CD

Sixteen-year-old Robert arrives home late. Without a word to his dad, he goes up to his bedroom. Robert is never seen alive again. A body is soon found on the coast of the Scottish Highlands. Detective Inspector Monica Kennedy stands by the victim in...

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You die next by Stephanie Marland

You die next

Stephanie Marland

Audio CD

A group of anonymous urban explorers stumble into a murderer's kill room in a derelict film studio. Terrified, they run, thinking they are safe as no one in the group knows their identities. When one of them is brutally murdered, they realise they are...

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Call me a liar by Colette McBeth

Call me a liar

Colette McBeth

Audio CD

One of them is lying. One of them is guilty. No one is safe. Months after landing their dream job, five brilliant young minds are sent on a remote retreat. But when one of them disappears, they're forced to question why they were brought here in the ...

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A book of bones by John Connolly

A book of bones

John Connolly

Audio CD

On a lonely moor in the northeast of England, the body of a young woman is discovered near the site of a vanished church. In the south, a girl lies buried beneath a Saxon mound. To the southeast, the ruins of a priory hide a human skull. Each is a sacrifice,...

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The colours of murder by Ali Carter

The colours of murder

Ali Carter

Audio CD

Flirtatious American blonde Miss Hailey Duke should never have accepted a summer weekend invitation to Fontaburn Hall. But when the Honourable Archibald Cooke Wellingham's house party are woken, in the early hours of Sunday morning, it's too late: Miss...

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The sound of her voice by Nathan Blackwell

The sound of her voice

Nathan Blackwell

Audio CD

Some murder cases you can't forget, no matter how hard you try. For Detective Matt Buchanan, it's the death of fourteen-year-old Samantha Coates. That innocent girl he just can't get out of his head. And there have been other missing girls since; the...

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The ripper secret  by James Becker

The ripper secret

James Becker

Book

"A priceless relic ... and a monster that will do anything to get hold of it.in the summer of 1888, a killer is about to rampage through East London. But what are the real motives behind the murders? Police Commissioner Charles Warren has in his possession...

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Poisoned legacy  by Jenny (Novelist) author. Wheeler

Poisoned legacy

Jenny (Novelist) author. Wheeler

Book

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The clockmaker  by Jane Adams

The clockmaker

Jane Adams

Book

"February, 1929. Clockmaker Abraham Levy's young nephew has vanished. He was last seen boarding a train on his way to see his fiancee, and with no sign of foul play, the suspicion is that he may have got cold feet about his upcoming nuptials and alighted...

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A stroke of bad luck  by Diane Janes

A stroke of bad luck

Diane Janes

Book

"On a bitter day in January 1934 a young woman pays an unexpected visit to the occupant of the condemned cell in Armley Jail in Leeds. The man is Ernest Brown, who stands convicted of the murder of his employer, Frederick Morton, and is soon to be hanged....

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The accusation by Wendy James

The accusation

Wendy James

Audio CD

"Eighteen-year-old Ellie Canning is found shivering and barely conscious on a country road, clad only in ill-fitting pyjamas. Her story of kidnap and escape quickly enthrals the nation: a middle-aged woman with a crazy old mother has held Ellie in a ...

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Beyond the gravy  by Mandy Morton

Beyond the gravy

Mandy Morton

Book

"The town's psychic cat, Irene Peggledrip, is being visited by a band of malevolent spirits who all claim to be murderers. The stage is set for Hettie and Tilly to solve an old murder mystery, where all the cats involved appear to be dead. Will all the...

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A prisoner of privilege  by Rosemary Rowe

A prisoner of privilege

Rosemary Rowe

Book

"On a misty day in February, CE 194, Libertus, reluctant councillor and pavement maker by trade, is summoned to meet his patron at the local public baths. Marcus Aurelius is concerned because a distant cousin from Rome has announced his impending arrival...

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The killer in the choir  by Simon Brett

The killer in the choir

Simon Brett

Book

"Although she hadn't known Leonard Mallett very well, nor liked him particularly, Carole Seddon feels duty bound to attend her fellow committee member's funeral. As she suspected, the hymns, readings and sermon are all very predictable - not unlike L...

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Two girls down  by Louisa Luna

Two girls down

Louisa Luna

Book

When two young sisters disappear from a strip mall parking lot in a small Pennsylvania town, their devastated mother hires an enigmatic bounty hunter, Alice Vega, to help find the girls. Immediately shut out by a local police department already stretched...

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Breaking the dance  by Clare O'Donohue

Breaking the dance

Clare O'Donohue

eBook

Husband and wife college professors Hollis and Finn Larsson receive a mysterious envelope containing passports under new names. They are forced onto a private plane headed to Argentina, with a mission to find an art thief.

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Westside by W.M Akers

Westside

W.M Akers

eBook

"The Alienist meets The City & The City in this brilliant debut that mixes fantasy and mystery. Gilda Carr's 'tiny mysteries' pack a giant punch." ?David Morrell, New York Times bestselling author of Murder As a Fine Art *** A young detective who spe...

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The body in the wake  by Katherine Hall Page

The body in the wake

Katherine Hall Page

eBook

For the first time in years, Faith Fairchild has time for herself. Her husband Tom is spending days on the other side of the island using a friend's enhanced WiFi for a project; their son, Ben, after his first year in college, is studying abroad for ...

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MURDEROUS MALADY  by Christine Trent

MURDEROUS MALADY

Christine Trent

eBook

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Spring cleaning  by Antonio Manzini

Spring cleaning

Antonio Manzini

eBook

Rocco is still reeling from the death of his best friend's girlfriend, who was murdered as she slept in his bed. There's no doubt that she was in the wrong place at the wrong time and paid the ultimate price. With the identity of the hitman still unknown,...

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Simeon's bride by Alison G. Taylor

Simeon's bride

Alison G. Taylor

eBook

A woman, little more than a skeleton, is found hanging in dense woodland outside Bangor, hands bound behind her back. Detective Chief Inspector Michael McKenna and his colleagues, seeking her identity and her killer, become enmeshed in deceit and hal...

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The fate of mice by Susan Palwick

The fate of mice

Susan Palwick

eBook

The fantastic and magical realities humans create and their often terrifying consequences are examined in this unflinching collection of work from a noted science fiction writer. A determined mother attempts to break the fairy tale spell that confines...

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Back to the Pilliga by Tony Parsons

Back to the Pilliga

Tony Parsons

eBook

It was always expected that Lachie Sinclair and his brothers would one day take over the family property, Kamilaroi. But when tragedy strikes, Lachlan blames his father and angrily renounces any future for him at Kamilaroi. Moving to the city, Lachie...

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Drowned under by Wendall Thomas

Drowned under

Wendall Thomas

Book

Eggnog notwithstanding, travel agent Cyd Redondo is not looking forward to the holidays. The borough of Bay Ridge, Brooklyn--along with most of her family--holds her responsible for landing her Uncle Ray in a minimum security prison. So, when Cyd's e...

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A murder unmentioned by Sulari Gentill

A murder unmentioned

Sulari Gentill

Book

The black sheep of a wealthy 1930s grazier dynasty, gentleman artist Rowland Sinclair often takes matters into his own hands. When the matter is murder, there are consequences. For nearly fourteen years, Rowland has tried to forget, but now the past ...

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Citizen pain by Elise Sax

Citizen pain

Elise Sax

eBook

"Since joining the family matchmaking business run by her eccentric Grandma Zelda, Gladie is always looking for love. But when an unbearable toothache knocks her out of commission and into the dentist's chair, she prays only for relief. No such luck....

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Plotting for murder  by Tamra Baumann

Plotting for murder

Tamra Baumann

Book

"Sawyer Davis' new life in picturesque Sunset Cove is crumbling around her as fast as the old Victorian house she lives in. She's a chef whose matchmaking mother has left her a puppy, a bevy of single men to choose from, and a bookshop dedicated to w...

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Canal pushers  by Andy Griffee

Canal pushers

Andy Griffee

Book

"Jack Johnson, newly divorced ex-journalist with a talent for trouble, takes a stranger on board his new narrow boat ... and is soon caught up in a hunt for a murderer, tangling with organised crime and on the run from the media."--Publisher.

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Sibanda and the rainbird  by C. M. Elliott

Sibanda and the rainbird

C. M. Elliott

Book

"When a gruesomely vulture-mutilated corpse is found in the national park near Thunduluka Lodge in Zimbabwe, DI Jabulani Sibanda - a hard-boiled, bush-loving, instinctive crime fighter - is on the case. With Sibanda are his trusty sidekicks: Sergeant...

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A murderous malady  by Christine Trent

A murderous malady

Christine Trent

Book

"Cholera has broken out in London, but Florence Nightingale has bigger problems when people begin dying of a far more intentional cause--murder. The London summer of 1854 is drawing to a close when a deadly outbreak of cholera grips the city. Florenc...

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The East End  by Jason Allen

The East End

Jason Allen

Book

"A Hamptons' poolside accident that ends the life of a billionaire CEO's illicit lover is complicated by a lavish weekend vacation and a thrill-seeking hired boy who breaks in and witnesses everything in secret."--Provided by publisher.

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The tale teller  by Anne Hillerman

The tale teller

Anne Hillerman

Book

"Joe Leaphorn may have retired from the Tribal Police, but he finds himself knee-deep in a perplexing case involving a priceless artifact -- a reminder of a dark time in Navajo history. Joe's been hired to find a missing biil, a traditional dress that...

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Sabotage in the secret city by Diane Fanning

Sabotage in the secret city

Diane Fanning

Large Print

"May, 1945. Their aim is to bring the war to a swift, decisive end. But Libby Clark is not the only one to have doubts about the horror she and her fellow scientists are labouring to unleash on the citizens of Japan. When a campaign of small acts of ...

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Run cold by Edward Ifkovic

Run cold

Edward Ifkovic

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Bluff by Jane Stanton Hitchcock

Bluff

Jane Stanton Hitchcock

Large Print

"One-time socialite Maud Warner polishes up the rags of her once glittering existence and bluffs her way into a signature New York restaurant on a sunny October day. When she walks out again, a man will have been shot. Maud has grown accustomed to be...

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Have you seen her?  by Lisa Hall

Have you seen her?

Lisa Hall

Book

"Bonfire Night. A missing girl. Anna only takes her eyes off Laurel for a second. She thought Laurel was following her mum through the crowds. But in a heartbeat, Laurel is gone. Laurel's parents are frantic. As is Anna, their nanny. But as the hours...

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55  by James Delargy

55

James Delargy

Book

"A wounded man walks into a police station in remote Western Australia and tells a remarkable story. Gabriel was picked up while hitchhiking, drugged, and woke up in chains in a barn in remote Western Australia. He'd been kidnapped by a man named Heath,...

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The doll factory  by Elizabeth Macneal

The doll factory

Elizabeth Macneal

Book

"An intoxicating story of art, obsession and possession. London. 1850. The Great Exhibition is being erected in Hyde Park and among the crowd watching the spectacle two people meet. For Iris, an aspiring artist, it is the encounter of a moment - forg...

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Texas Ranger by James Patterson

Texas Ranger

James Patterson

Large Print

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Nothing stays buried by P. J. Tracy

Nothing stays buried

P. J. Tracy

Large Print

"The Monkeewrench crew returns to face the city of Minneapolis's worst nightmare - a rampant serial killer on the loose. When Minneapolis homicide detectives Leo Magozzi and Gino Rolseth are called to a crime scene in a heavily wooded city park, ever...

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Such a perfect wife  by Kate White

Such a perfect wife

Kate White

Book

"On a sunny fall morning, Shannon Blaine sets off on a jog along the rural roads near her home in Lake George, New York. It's her usual routine after dropping the kids off at school...except on this day she never returns. The residents in the idyllic...

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An unwanted guest by Shari Lapena

An unwanted guest

Shari Lapena

Large Print

"A weekend retreat at a cozy mountain lodge is supposed to be the perfect getaway. But when the storm hits, no one is getting away. It's winter in the Catskills and Mitchell's Inn, nestled deep in the woods, is the perfect setting for a relaxing maybe...

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A murderous marriage by Alyssa Maxwell

A murderous marriage

Alyssa Maxwell

Large Print

"When her sister Julia's new--and much older--husband is found dead the morning after their hasty marriage, Lady Phoebe Renshaw and her lady's maid, Eva, must discover the killer before the Renshaws' social standing is irreparably damaged by a murder...

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The wages of desire by Stephen (Mystery writer) Kelly

The wages of desire

Stephen (Mystery writer) Kelly

Large Print

"In the late summer of 1941, as the war in Europe drags on, long-buried secrets begin to surface in the Hampshire village of Winstead, when the body of a young woman--a former conscientious objector - is found shot to death in the church cemetery. The...

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Death by chocolate malted milkshake by Sarah Graves

Death by chocolate malted milkshake

Sarah Graves

Large Print

"This summer, Eastport's favorite lovebirds, kindergarten teacher Sharon Sweetwater and Coast Guard Captain Andy Devine, are getting married. The gala reception is sure to be the fête of the season, especially with a wedding-cake-sized whoopie pie courtesy...

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A catered cat wedding by Isis Crawford

A catered cat wedding

Isis Crawford

Large Print

"When Susie Katz, the crazy cat lady of Longely, New York, is stabbed in the back during an extravagant wedding ceremony for her two Russian blues, caterers and sisters Bernie and Libby Simmons must paw through the clues to catch a killer."--Provided...

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Murder fest  by Julie Wassmer

Murder fest

Julie Wassmer

Book

"Pearl's detective agency takes a back seat as she prepares to offer a warm welcome to a group of special visitors. A local Arts Festival is being held to honour a cultural exchange visit from representatives of Borken - Whitstable's Twin Town in Germany....

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Perfect crime  by Helen Fields

Perfect crime

Helen Fields

Book

"Stephen Berry is about to jump off a bridge until suicide prevention counsellor Damien Maclure stops him. One week later, Stephen Berry is found dead at the bottom of a cliff. But did he take his own life...or was he pushed? A spate of murders sweeps...

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The last night out by Catherine O'Connell

The last night out

Catherine O'Connell

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"After drinking too much at her bachelorette party, Maggie Trueheart wakes to find a stranger in her bed. To make matters worse, a phone call brings the devastating news that her friend Angie was murdered some time after they parted ways the night be...

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The killing site by Caro Peacock

The killing site

Caro Peacock

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"July, 1847. Now a happily married mother-of-two, Liberty Lane is undertaking very few private investigative assignments. But when she is kidnapped from outside a smart London townhouse, where she had been attending a dinner party with her husband Robert,...

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Husk by Dave Zeltserman

Husk

Dave Zeltserman

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"Charlie is a Husker on the prowl in the New Hampshire wilderness when he falls in love with one of them: a girl named Jill. Loving Jill means leaving the Husk clan, with its gruesome cannibalistic rituals, and that will be far more difficult - and dangerous...

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The deceiver by Priscilla Masters

The deceiver

Priscilla Masters

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"Forensic psychiatrist Dr Claire Roget finds it impossible to refuse when she receives a desperate phone call from an old acquaintance, obstetrician Charles Tissot. One of his patients, Heather Kimble, alleges that Tissot seduced her at a party and that...

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Quick on the draw by Susan Moody

Quick on the draw

Susan Moody

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"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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The tin god by Chris Nickson

The tin god

Chris Nickson

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"Standing for election as a Poor Law Guardian, Tom Harper's wife Annabelle and the other female candidates have been receiving anonymous, threatening letters. The threats turn deadly with carefully-targeted explosions. The only clue Harper has is a scrap...

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Cold Bayou by Barbara Hambly

Cold Bayou

Barbara Hambly

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"New Orleans, 1839. Despite his misgivings, Benjamin January has agreed to play the piano at the wedding of wealthy French Creole landowner Veryl St-Chinian. All is not well, for the marriage of 67-year-old, profoundly infatuated Uncle Veryl to an 18...

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Hardcastle's runaway by Graham Ison

Hardcastle's runaway

Graham Ison

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"Hardcastle's mission to find a headstrong young woman leads to some disturbing twists and turns. March, 1919. The head of CID at New Scotland Yard has a task for Divisional Detective Inspector Hardcastle of A Division: find Lily Musgrave, the missing...

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A deadly habit by Simon Brett

A deadly habit

Simon Brett

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"Having landed a small part in a new West End play, The Habit of Faith, Charles Paris is dismayed to discover that his good fortune has been orchestrated by his bete noire, the now-famous screen actor Justin Grover. But why has Grover become involved...

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From the shadows  by G. R. Halliday

From the shadows

G. R. Halliday

Book

"Sixteen-year-old Robert arrives home late. Without a word to his dad, he goes up to his bedroom. Robert is never seen alive again. A body is soon found on the coast of the Scottish Highlands. Detective Inspector Monica Kennedy stands by the victim in...

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Dead man's daughter  by Roz Watkins

Dead man's daughter

Roz Watkins

Book

"A ten year old girl is found running through the woods, barefoot and wearing only a blood-soaked nightdress. She has no memory of what happened to her, but her father is found stabbed to death in their nearby house. At first, DI Meg Dalton blames an...

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The Grasmere grudge  by Rebecca Tope

The Grasmere grudge

Rebecca Tope

Book

"Returning from a much-needed holiday, Persimmon 'Simmy' Brown discovers that life in the Lake District is, as ever, far from relaxing. Before she can enjoy the idea of being the future Mrs Chris Henderson, her fiancee discovers the body of his friend,...

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The hunted  by Kerry Barnes

The hunted

Kerry Barnes

Book

"Having spent her life watching her father run his East London firm, Zara Ezra has learnt a thing or two about being a gangster, and she's ready to take over when the time comes. Mike Regan, a blast from Zara's past, is the head of his own firm, but when...

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The woman in the blue cloak  by Deon Meyer

The woman in the blue cloak

Deon Meyer

Book

"Early on a May morning in the depth of South Africa's winter, a woman's naked body, washed in bleach, is discovered on a stone wall beside the N2 highway at the top of Sir Lowry's Pass, some thirty-five miles from Cape Town. The local investigation stalls,...

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Black mountain  by Laird Barron

Black mountain

Laird Barron

Book

Ex-mob enforcer Isaiah Coledrige has hung out a shingle as a private eye in New York's Hudson Valley, and in his newest case, a seemingly simple murder investigation leads him to the most terrifying enemy he has ever faced When a small-time criminal ...

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One more lie  by Amy (Novelist) Lloyd

One more lie

Amy (Novelist) Lloyd

Book

"Charlotte wants to start fresh. She wants to forget her past, forget prison, and, most of all, forget Sean. But old habits die hard... Despite the ankle monitor she must wear as part of her parole agreement and frequent visits to her therapist, she soon...

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Murder on Trinity Place  by Victoria (Victoria E.) Thompson

Murder on Trinity Place

Victoria (Victoria E.) Thompson

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As 1899 draws to a close, Frank and Sarah Malloy are ready to celebrate the New Year--and century--at Trinity Church when they notice Mr. Pritchard, a neighbor's relative, behaving oddly and annoying the other revelers. When Frank tries to intervene ...

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Before she was found  by Heather Gudenkauf

Before she was found

Heather Gudenkauf

Book

"A gripping thriller about three young girlfriends, a dark obsession and a chilling crime that shakes up a quiet Iowa town. For twelve-year-old Cora Landry and her friends Violet and Jordyn, it was supposed to be an ordinary sleepover--movies and Ouija...

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I know who you are  by Alice Feeney

I know who you are

Alice Feeney

Book

"Meet Aimee Sinclair: the actress everyone thinks they know but can't remember where from. Except one person. Someone knows Aimee very well. They know who she is and they know what she did. When Aimee comes home and discovers her husband is missing, ...

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They all fall down  by Rachel Howzell Hall

They all fall down

Rachel Howzell Hall

Book

"It was supposed to be the trip of a lifetime. Delighted by a surprise invitation, Miriam Macy sails off to a luxurious private island off the coast of Mexico, with six strangers--an ex-cop, a chef, a financial advisor, a nurse, a lawyer, a young wid...

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The favourite daughter  by Kaira Sturdivant Rouda

The favourite daughter

Kaira Sturdivant Rouda

Book

"The perfect home. The perfect family. The perfect lie. Jane Harris lives in a sparkling home in an oceanfront gated community in Orange County. It's a place that seems too beautiful to be touched by sadness. But exactly one year ago, Jane's eldest d...

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Nothing to hide  by Allison Brennan

Nothing to hide

Allison Brennan

Book

"With a background in psychology, FBI Agent Lucy Kincaid is good at getting into the heads of killers and victims both. Still, her latest case is leaving her stumped. A third body has turned up in San Antonio--and it bears the same unique and troubling...

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Critical incidents  by Lucie Whitehouse

Critical incidents

Lucie Whitehouse

Book

"Detective Inspector Robin Lyons is going home. Dismissed for misconduct from the Met's Homicide Command after refusing to follow orders, unable to pay her bills (or hold down a relationship), she has no choice but to take her teenage daughter Lennie...

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No way out  by Cara Hunter

No way out

Cara Hunter

Book

" It's one of the most disturbing cases DI Fawley has ever worked. The Christmas holidays, and two children have just been pulled from the wreckage of their burning home in North Oxford. The toddler is dead, and his brother is soon fighting for his life....

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Sleep  by C. L. Taylor

Sleep

C. L. Taylor

Book

All Anna wants is to be able to sleep. But crushing insomnia, terrifying night terrors and memories of that terrible night are making it impossible. If only she didn't feel so guilty...To escape her past, Anna takes a job at a hotel on the remote Sco...

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The 18th abduction  by James Patterson

The 18th abduction

James Patterson

Book

"Detective Lindsay Boxer and her husband Joe Molinari team up to protect San Francisco from an international war criminal in the newest Women's Murder Club thriller. For a trio of colleagues, an innocent night out after class ends in a deadly torture...

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The chestnut man by Søren Sveistrup

The chestnut man

Søren Sveistrup

Audio CD

"One blustery October morning in a quiet Copenhagen suburb, the police make a terrible discovery. A young woman is found brutally murdered with one of her hands missing. Above her hangs a small doll made of chestnuts. Ambitious young detective Naia Thulin...

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