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Clutch of constables  by Ngaio Marsh

Clutch of constables

Ngaio Marsh

"'He looks upon the murders that he did in fact perform as tiresome and regrettable necessities, ' reflected Chief Superintendent Roderick Alleyn on the international crook known as ̀the Jampot'. But it was Alleyn's wife Troy who knew ̀the Jampot' best: she...

Never too late  by Sally Rigby

Never too late

Sally Rigby

"A vicious attack. A dirty secret. And a chance for justice Ex-police officer Sebastian Clifford is quickly finding that life as a private investigator is never quiet. His doors have only been open a few weeks when DCI Whitney Walker approaches him to...

Twisted  by Laura Griffin


Laura Griffin

"Allison Doyle's new case will make her career ... if she lives to solve it. Motive, opportunity and no alibi - rookie detective Allison Doyle knows it's as close to a slam dunk as most investigations get. But even though her small-town Texas police department...

Murder in Dublin  by Christina Koning

Murder in Dublin

Christina Koning

"It is 1939 and the Second World War looms ever closer. Blind war veteran, Frederick Rowlands, travels to the neutral territory of Ireland at the behest of Celia Swift, whose husband, Edward Swift, Lord Castleford, has been receiving mysterious death threats....

The trophy wife  by Valerie Keogh

The trophy wife

Valerie Keogh

"His prized possession....his greatest mistake? From the moment I saw Ann, I knew she was perfect for me. Her beauty and her social connections would make my miserable life so much better. It didn't matter that I didn't love her. I would give her the lifestyle...

The people next door  by Keri Beevis

The people next door

Keri Beevis

"When Ellie and Ash move into a beautiful old house in rural Norfolk, England, they believe they've found their perfect home. Intrigued by the people next door, Ellie befriends shy but sweet Benjamin and, as time goes by, becomes ever more curious about his...

The ignorance of blood  by Robert Wilson

The ignorance of blood

Robert Wilson

"In Wilson's insightful fourth and final Javier Falcon novel, the intrepid Spanish homicide detective finds himself overwhelmed with the pressures of personal and professional entanglements. After a suitcase is recovered from a car accident containing several...

The woman at number 19  by J. A. (Suspense fiction writer) Baker

The woman at number 19

J. A. (Suspense fiction writer) Bak...

"Esther lost her husband, Julian, and her children, Harriet and Dexter, in a car accident and is struggling with her grief. Spurred on by her own loneliness and a need to make amends for not being able to save her own children, Esther takes it upon herself to...

Rough diamonds  by Gillian Godden

Rough diamonds

Gillian Godden

"In the aftermath of her husband's shocking murder, Patsy Diamond wants answers. Who was Nick really? Where is all his money? And who killed the man she once loved? Patsy knows exactly who to go to first - Nick's pregnant mistress, Natasha. Natasha might seem...

Dressed for death  by Donna Leon

Dressed for death

Donna Leon

"Commissario Guido Brunetti's hopes of escaping the sweltering heat of Venice in August for a refreshing family holiday in the mountains are dashed when a gruesome discovery is made in a field in Marghera - a body so badly beaten the face is completely...

Clouds of witness  by Dorothy L. (Dorothy Leigh) Sayers

Clouds of witness

Dorothy L. (Dorothy Leigh) Sayers

"A witty and clever whodunit by one of the greatest mystery writers of the twentieth century, featuring her dashing amateur sleuth, Lord Peter Wimsey. when the fiancé of Lord Peter's sister, Mary, is found dead outside the conservatory of the Wimsey family's...

Beastly things  by Donna Leon

Beastly things

Donna Leon

"When the body of man is found in a canal, damaged by the tides, carrying no wallet, and wearing only one shoe, Brunetti has little to work with. No local has filed a missing-person report, and no hotel guests have disappeared. Where was the crime scene? And...

The waters of eternal youth  by Donna Leon

The waters of eternal youth

Donna Leon

"Fifteen years ago, a teenage girl fell into a canal late at night. Unable to swim, she went under and started to drown, only surviving thanks to a nearby man, an alcoholic, who heard her splashes and pulled her out, though not before she suffered irreparable...

A noble radiance  by Donna Leon

A noble radiance

Donna Leon

"An unassuming uninhabited farmhouse in the Italian countryside delivers up its gruesome secret when its overgrown grounds are cleared for the first time in decades. What is left of the decomposing body is of little help to the urgently summoned...

The alibi man  by Tami Hoag

The alibi man

Tami Hoag

"The Palm Beach elite go to great lengths to protect their own - and their own no longer includes Elena Estes. Once a child of wealth and privilege, Elena turned her back on that life and chose the life of an undercover cop, until a tragic, haunting mistake...

Bad business  by Robert B. Parker

Bad business

Robert B. Parker

"When Spenser is hired to conduct a surveillance job on an unfaithful husband, he discovers a second investigator, hired by the husband to look after his wife, in a case that embroils him with corporate corruption and murder"--Publisher.

The lost girls of Penzance  by Sally Rigby

The lost girls of Penzance

Sally Rigby

"Detective Lauren Pengelly has only been part of the Penzance police force for less than two years, but that's enough time to know that the sleepy Cornish town doesn't see many murders. So, when the bones of a woman with a hole in her skull are discovered...

The fake date  by Lynda Stacey

The fake date

Lynda Stacey

"Nine hours and eleven minutes... That's how long it's been since Ella Hope was left for dead. She lies, unable to move and praying for somebody to find her, as she counts down the minutes and wonders who could have hated her so much to have hurt her so badly....

Three sisters  by Owen Mullen

Three sisters

Owen Mullen

"The Kennedy sisters, Molly, Alex and Sam, have a Christmas tradition - a night out, just the three of them, sisters together. Lewis Stone can't face the work Christmas party, but as he's one of the bosses, he has to put in an appearance. He leaves as soon as...

The alibi  by Evie (Suspense fiction writer) Hunter

The alibi

Evie (Suspense fiction writer) Hunt...

"Leona Carson thought Scott Jessop was a decent man...she was wrong. When she discovers Scott has been lying to her, she knows it's time to call it quits on their relationship. But Scott doesn't take kindly to being rejected by Leona and begins a campaign to...

The other mother  by J. A. (Suspense fiction writer) Baker

The other mother

J. A. (Suspense fiction writer) Bak...

"Lissy and her daughter, Rosie, live a quiet life and keep themselves to themselves. But when shocking events at Rosie's school are revealed, their peaceful existence is shattered. Meanwhile, middle-aged women Erica and Beverley appear to have perfect lives,...

Savage sisters  by Heather Atkinson

Savage sisters

Heather Atkinson

"Jane, Carly and Rose Savage are savage by name, savage by nature. Having lost their mum too young, and with a bedridden father too ill to work, the sisters learnt early to stand on their own two feet. The family's flat in the rough streets of Glasgow's...

The ex wife  by Sally Rigby

The ex wife

Sally Rigby

"My life was perfect until she came along. Norah. Younger, prettier and about to marry my own ex-husband, they are a walking cliché. I hate her. I hate them both. She's taken everything from me - my husband, my life, my home - but I refuse to allow her to take...

The kill  by Evie (Thriller writer) Hunter

The kill

Evie (Thriller writer) Hunter

"After six years in prison for a crime he did not commit, Sebastian Carter is out and determined to get answers about who set him up. He knows it's someone close to him and Sebastian will make sure they pay. Ava Harper is living a lie. Although she loves her...

The scam  by Evie (Thriller writer) Hunter

The scam

Evie (Thriller writer) Hunter

"Amongst the wealth and glitter of St Tropez, Sky Kennedy is living her best life, with the perfect man by her side. Rich and gorgeous, Karim has shown her a world she could have barely imagined, and she doesn't want it to end. So when Karim suddenly sends her...

The widow  by Valerie Keogh

The widow

Valerie Keogh

" When Allison's wealthy and charming husband Peter is found dead, she appears distraught, devastated... delighted? Because despite an apparently picture-perfect marriage, Allison knows it was all built on a bed of lies. And as the truth regarding Peter's life...

The wild between us  by Amy Hagstrom

The wild between us

Amy Hagstrom

"After inheriting his uncle's lodge, Silas Matheson hopes the grandeur of the California Sierra Nevada will be a fresh start for his two young sons, and a chance to finally face his demons. It was here, fifteen years ago, that Silas and his friends Jessica,...

Keep your friends close  by Lucinda Berry

Keep your friends close

Lucinda Berry

"When Kiersten McCann, president of the West Hollywood Moms' Club, turns up dead in her own pool, it quickly becomes clear this wasn't an accident. And the party guests - all members of the exclusive club - are now key suspects in her murder. Accusations fly,...

Face of greed  by James L'Etoile

Face of greed

James L'Etoile

"Greed, corruption, and betrayal - no murder is as simple as it seems. When a prominent Sacramento businessman is killed and his wife injured in a brutal home invasion, Detective Emily Hunter and her partner, Javier Medina, are called to investigate. At first...

Ripple effect  by Amy Rivers

Ripple effect

Amy Rivers

"Psychologist Kate Medina is on a mission to dismantle the human trafficking ring that has plagued her hometown for decades. Frustrated by a lack of hard evidence, Kate focuses on community education in hopes of taking away the abusers' ability to hide in...

Viviana Valentine and the ticking clock  by Emily J. Edwards

Viviana Valentine and the ticking clock

Emily J. Edwards

"New York City, 1950. Viviana Valentine and Tommy Fortuna have a lot of resolutions for the new year, whether it's continuing to build up their detective agency or planning their wedding, the two are looking forward to the future. On their way to Times Square...

His Favourite Graves  by Paul Cleave

His Favourite Graves

Paul Cleave

"A case of bullying sees Ben Connor stuffed into a locker at the end of the school day, and soon there is nobody left to help him. Nobody, that is, until the high school janitor hears him calling for help. Only Ben would have been better off staying in that...

Forgotten trail  by Claire Kells

Forgotten trail

Claire Kells

""When a guest turns up dead at the newly opened Pinnacles Grand Hotel, ISB agent Felicity Harland finds herself summoned to a peculiar scene. A gentle breeze blows in from the balcony window, belying the violence of a man stabbed to death in his hotel room....

Sweet thing  by David (Author) Swinson

Sweet thing

David (Author) Swinson

"In a red brick house on a tree-lined street, DC homicide detective Alex Blum stares at the bullet-pocked body of Chris Doyle. As he roots around for evidence, he finds an old Polaroid: the decedent, arm in arm with Arthur Holland, Blum's informant from years...

All the little truths  by Debra Webb

All the little truths

Debra Webb

"Legal investigator Finley O'Sullivan has dealt with her share of shady characters, but the firm's latest client has an even darker past than most. In fact, Nashville Metro Police seems to think he's a murderer. Finley isn't so sure. Her investigation into Ray...

Death in a strange country  by Donna Leon

Death in a strange country

Donna Leon

"Early one morning Commissario Guido Brunetti of the Venice Police confronts a grisly sight when the body of a young man is fished out of a fetid canal. All the clues point to a violent mugging, but for Brunetti the motive of robbery seems altogether too...

Death and judgment  by Donna Leon

Death and judgment

Donna Leon

"A truck crashes and spills its dangerous cargo on a treacherous road in the Italian Dolomite Mountains. Meanwhile, a prominent international lawyer is found dead aboard an intercity train bound for Venice. Brunetti suspects a connection between the two...

Brazen virtue  by Nora Roberts

Brazen virtue

Nora Roberts

"After a demanding book tour, superstar mystery novelist Grace McCabe decides to visit her sister, Kathleen, who's embroiled in a custody battle after a bitter divorce. Arriving in D.C., Grace is shocked to find Kathleen living in a run-down neighborhood and,...

Death on board  by Anita Davison

Death on board

Anita Davison

"Flora Maguire, a young governess, is on her way home on the SS Minneapolis after the wedding of her employer's daughter. She meets the charming Bunny Harrington on deck on the first night and is conscious of her status among the first-class passengers. Flora...

The lawyer  by Valerie Keogh

The lawyer

Valerie Keogh

"What if someone from your past tried to destroy your future? When Melanie Scott is promoted to junior partner, she thinks she has put her past behind her and while out celebrating her promotion, she meets the handsome and charming Hugo Field. Melanie has her...

The nurse  by Valerie Keogh

The nurse

Valerie Keogh

"Bullied, overlooked and under-appreciated, Lissa McColl learns at an early age to do very bad things. As a nurse, she is respected and valued for the first time in her life. But Lissa hates her job and the selfish, rude and inconsiderate people she has to...

A killing at Smugglers Cove  by Michelle Salter

A killing at Smugglers Cove

Michelle Salter

"Wartime secrets, smugglers' caves, skeletal remains. And the holiday's only just begun. July 1923. Iris Woodmore travels to Devon with her friends Percy Baverstock and Millicent Nightingale for her father's wedding to Katherine Keats. But when Millicent...

The retreat  by J. A. (Suspense fiction writer) Baker

The retreat

J. A. (Suspense fiction writer) Bak...

"Alec and Peggy hoped their new life at Chamber Cottage will help them overcome their marital problems and issues from their childhoods. But they can't help feeling they are being watched. As a result, Peggy's agoraphobia becomes worse and she retreats further...

The toxic friend  by J. A. (Suspense fiction writer) Baker

The toxic friend

J. A. (Suspense fiction writer) Bak...

"After spending her childhood in care, Eva is desperate to find her birth parents and to get some closure on her difficult past. And so she finishes her relationship with boyfriend Gareth, leaves her home in London, and heads to Whitby in search of the family...

Death on Cromer Beach  by Ross Greenwood

Death on Cromer Beach

Ross Greenwood

"A brutal double murder on a Norfolk beach horrifies the town of Cromer. The way the victims died is chilling and so Norfolk's Major Investigation Team task DS Ashley Knight to manage the case. It soon becomes clear that the murders were carefully planned and...

Queen of diamonds  by Gillian Godden

Queen of diamonds

Gillian Godden

"Is the Diamond reign over? Head of the Diamond family, Patsy is determined to make a success of husband Nick's gangland empire - whatever the cost. Nick was ruthless and cold-blooded, but he built a legacy that Patsy wants to protect. So when a mysterious...

Local girl missing  by J. A. (Suspense fiction writer) Baker

Local girl missing

J. A. (Suspense fiction writer) Bak...

"When local woman Deborah goes missing, her colleagues Adrian, Yvonne and Merriel are all left in shock. Gossip around the office begins to swirl - what could have happened to Deborah? Is she dead or alive? And who could be responsible for her disappearance?...

The family at No. 12  by Anita Waller

The family at No. 12

Anita Waller

"When Janette answers the door to a potential customer looking to board his dog, she never imagines he has nefarious plans. But minutes later he rapes here, and when she fights back, she finds he's dead and in her cellar. Weeks later she realises she's...

The sleepover  by Keri Beevis

The sleepover

Keri Beevis

"'When you're a kid, you imagine monsters to have horns and fangs. That they hide under the bed or in the wardrobe. And you believe they can only come after you when it's dark. You don't expect them to look like everyday people or that they may be someone you...

The chase  by Evie (Thriller writer) Hunter

The chase

Evie (Thriller writer) Hunter

"When stable girl, Farah Ash, is sacked from her job, her only concern is the beloved horses she cares for. Farah suspects foul play and is determined to expose the secrets and lies she's uncovered - no matter what. Self-made millionaire, Isaac Fernandez...

Diamond geezer  by Gillian Godden

Diamond geezer

Gillian Godden

"Handsome, wealthy and successful, lawyer Nick Diamond is a man who commands and expects respect from everyone he meets. People think he is a man to be trusted. They are wrong. Deadly by nature. Because away from his glittering life in upper-class Chelsea,...

Death in the dunes  by Pauline Rowson

Death in the dunes

Pauline Rowson

"1951, Dungeness, Kent. It's a bitterly cold day in March when Inspector Alun Ryga alights from the train on the Kent coast. Despite its name, Greatstone-on-Sea was far from great, no matter what any holiday poster advertized. But Ryga's not here for a...

Last one alive  by Jennifer Dornbush

Last one alive

Jennifer Dornbush

"Dr. Emily Hartford is back in Chicago, ready to move forward and leave the past behind, until an unexpected request for help sends her deep into an investigation-- and into the path of a killer. Seventeen months after the Parkman case, Dr. Hartford has...

Unnatural death  by Patricia Daniels Cornwell

Unnatural death

Patricia Daniels Cornwell

"Two mauled bodies in the woods. Two top secret autopsies. The most chilling case of Scarpetta's career. Chief medical examiner Dr Kay Scarpetta finds herself in a Northern Virginia wilderness examining the remains of two campers wanted by federal law...

The soul of discretion  by Susan Hill

The soul of discretion

Susan Hill

"The cathedral town of Lafferton seems idyllic, but in many ways it is just like any other place. As part of the same rapidly changing world, it shares the same hopes and fears, and the same kinds of crime, as any number of towns up and down the land. When one...

Pretty girls  by Karin Slaughter

Pretty girls

Karin Slaughter

"Twenty years ago, Claire Scott's eldest sister, Julia, went missing. No one knew where she went - no note, no body. It was a mystery that was never solved - and it tore her family apart. Now another girl has disappeared - with chilling echoes of the past. And...

Days of innocence and wonder  by Lucy Treloar

Days of innocence and wonder

Lucy Treloar

"When someone is taken away, what is left behind? All her life, Till has lived in the shadow of the abduction of a childhood friend and her tormented wondering about whether she could have stopped it. When Till, now twenty-three, senses danger approaching...

The frozen river  by Ariel Lawhon

The frozen river

Ariel Lawhon

Maine, 1789: When a man is found entombed in the frozen Kennebec River, Martha Ballard is summoned to examine the body and determine cause of death. As the local midwife and healer, Martha is good at keeping secrets. Her diary is a record of every birth, death...

Going wrong  by Ruth Rendell

Going wrong

Ruth Rendell

"When these two worlds collide, the repercussions are fatal. Guy and Leonora were childhood sweethearts, and belonged to the same criminal gang. But as the wealthy Leonora grew older, they grew apart, and Guy's innocent love turned into a dangerous,...

The bridesmaid  by Ruth Rendell

The bridesmaid

Ruth Rendell

"Philip Wardman had more than just the ordinary squeamishness where death was concerned. Yet he could hardly avoid the suspicious disappearance of his sister's friend Rebecca Neave, especially when everyone was ascribing the cause to murder. Philip's feminine...

Kissing the gunner's daughter  by Ruth Rendell

Kissing the gunner's daughter

Ruth Rendell

"The thirteenth of May is famously the unluckiest day of the year. Sergeant Caleb Martin of Kingsmarkham CID had no idea just how terminally unlucky it would prove, as he embarked upon his last day on earth. Ten months later, Wexford is confronted with a...

A sight for sore eyes  by Ruth Rendell

A sight for sore eyes

Ruth Rendell

"In traditional fairy tales the handsome prince rescues the beautiful princess from her wicked stepmother, and the couple live happily ever after. Teddy Brex emerges from a loveless, isolated childhood as a handsome but autistic young man. Francine Hill,...

The girl next door  by Ruth Rendell

The girl next door

Ruth Rendell

"In the waning months of the second World War, a group of children discover a tunnel in their neighborhood outside London. For that summer of 1944, the subterranean space becomes their "secret garden," where the friends play games, tell their fortunes, and...

Cross my heart  by James Patterson

Cross my heart

James Patterson

"Alex Cross becomes the obsession of a genius of menace set on proving that he is the greatest mind in the history of crime. Detective Alex Cross is a family man at heart; nothing matters more to him than his children, his grandmother, and his wife Bree. His...

Devils at the door  by Tessa Wegert

Devils at the door

Tessa Wegert

"Sixteen-year-old Henrietta used to be happy. But that was before her family hit the national news. Before she - and the whole world - knew she was related to one of New York's most prolific serial killers. Senior Investigator Shana Merchant readily agrees...

Supper for six  by Fiona Sherlock

Supper for six

Fiona Sherlock

"When Lady Anderson invites five guests to her apartment in Bruton Square, Mayfair, none of the guests know why they have been summoned. And it isn't long before dinner turns deadly. The mystery of Bruton Square has never been solved. On that infamous night in...

Murder in the mist  by Cora Harrison

Murder in the mist

Cora Harrison

"Wilkie Collins is looking forward to spending Christmas at Gads Hill, Charles Dickens' Kentish country home, but the festivities are cut short when a body is found on the snowy marshland. Timmy O'Connor was invited to the gathering with his four nephews after...

The night before Christmas  by Alex Pine

The night before Christmas

Alex Pine

"This Christmas, the hunters become the hunted-- When four trail hunters go missing in the fells of Cumbria on Christmas Eve, the race is on to find them before nightfall - when the temperature plummets. After hours of searching, the first body is found-- Not...

Silent scream  by Karen Rose

Silent scream

Karen Rose

"After a teenage girl dies in a suspicious fire, Detective Olivia Sutherland is assigned to track down the arsonist. Then she discovers something more sinister: a vicious blackmailer who preys on young people. Making her work even harder is sexy firefighter...

Remember when  by Nora Roberts

Remember when

Nora Roberts

"Tavish is an ordinary woman living an ordinary life in the small town of Angel's Gap, Maryland, as the proprietor of Remember When, an antique treasures and gift shop. At least, that is what everyone in Angel's Gap thinks. They have no idea that she used to...

A guilty thing surprised  by Ruth Rendell

A guilty thing surprised

Ruth Rendell

"The discovery of Elizabeth Nightingale's broken body in the woods near her home could not have come as a bigger shock. Called in to investigate, Chief Inspector Wexford quickly determines that the Nightingales were considered the perfect couple - wealthy,...

From Doon with death  by Ruth Rendell

From Doon with death

Ruth Rendell

"With no useful clues and a victim known only for her mundane life, Chief Inspector Wexford is baffled until he discovers Margaret's dark secret - a collection of rare books, each inscribed from a secret lover and signed only as 'Doon'. Who is Doon? And could...

A killer harvest  by Paul Cleave

A killer harvest

Paul Cleave

"Joshua is convinced there is a family curse. Its taken loved ones from him, its robbed him of his eyesight, and is the reason why his father is killed while investigating the homicide of a young woman. Joshua is handed an opportunity he can't refuse: an...

Deadly Christmas  by Rachel L. McLean

Deadly Christmas

Rachel L. McLean

"Christmas in Birmingham means the Frankfurt Christmas Market. Loved and hated by Brummies in equal measure, it certainly makes life interesting for West Midlands Police. But when the body of a homeless man is found behind a market stall early one Sunday...

Deadly fallout  by Rachel McLean

Deadly fallout

Rachel McLean

"When a detective accused of corruption is murdered, alarm bells start ringing for DI Zoe Finch and her team. Was the victim connected to organised crime boss Trevor Hamm? Was he in league with Zoe's former colleague Ian Osman? And why is CID boss David Randle...

Deadly reprisal  by Rachel L. McLean

Deadly reprisal

Rachel L. McLean

"When a young man is found dead in Birmingham University, the police initially think it's a drug overdose. But when DI Zoe Finch learns that the victim was accused of raping a fellow student, she starts to suspect this might not be a straightforward case....

Deadly terror  by Rachel McLean

Deadly terror

Rachel McLean

"A devastating terror attack strikes at the heart of Birmingham. When DI Zoe Finch and her colleagues rush to respond, the city is plunged into chaos. But Zoe begins to suspect that all is not as it seems. Could the attack be a smokeshield for other criminal...

Deadly desires  by Rachel L. McLean

Deadly desires

Rachel L. McLean

"When two men are found mutilated in Birmingham's gay village just before Christmas, DI Zoe Finch and her team are perplexed. Did their attacker mean to kill one of the men, or simply injure them both? And who would have the surgical skills for such a precise...

Deadly choices  by Rachel L. McLean

Deadly choices

Rachel L. McLean

"When Alison Osman takes her children on a trip to Cadbury World, she thinks their squabbling is her worst problem. But when she turns to find them gone, she's plunged into every mother's worst nightmare. And then the message arrives, telling Alison she has...

Deadly wishes  by Rachel McLean

Deadly wishes

Rachel McLean

"Meet Zoe Finch, West Midlands Police Detective Inspector. She's outspoken, ambitious, and damaged. And she's working a case that could make her career, or cost her everything. Fresh from the success of the Canary investigation into depravity and corruption at...

Dark corners  by Ruth Rendell

Dark corners

Ruth Rendell

"When his father dies, Carl Martin inherits a house in an increasingly rich and trendy London neighborhood. Carl needs cash, however, so he rents the upstairs room and kitchen to the first person he interviews, Dermot McKinnon. That was colossal mistake number...

Speaking from among the bones  by Alan Bradley

Speaking from among the bones

Alan Bradley

"The first thing I saw was a hand, and then the face, a ghastly inhuman mask. 'I do believe we've found Mr Collicutt, ' I said. When the tomb of St Tancred is opened, no one expects to find the body of the organist, lying in a pool of blood, his handsome...

The weed that strings the hangman's bag  by Alan Bradley

The weed that strings the hangman's bag

Alan Bradley

"Flavia thinks that her days of crime-solving in the bucolic English hamlet of Bishop's Lacey are over - and then Rupert Porson has an unfortunate rendezvous with electricity. The beloved puppeteer has had his own strings sizzled, but who'd do such a thing,...

The sweetness at the bottom of the pie  by Alan Bradley

The sweetness at the bottom of the pie

Alan Bradley

"It is June 1950 and a sleepy English village is about to be awakened by the discovery of a dead body in Colonel de Luce's cucumber patch. The police are baffled, and when a dead snipe is deposited on the Colonel's doorstep with a rare stamp impaled on its...

The diver  by Samsun Knight

The diver

Samsun Knight

"Marta doesn't mean to kill her husband. In fact, she hardly believes that he's dead at all. After a grisly accident leaves her husband drowned at the bottom of Lake Michigan, she begins a frenzied investigation of the afterlife that soon drags in everyone...

In these hallowed halls

In these hallowed halls

"Twelve original dark academia stories from bestselling thriller writers. Imagine darkened libraries, exclusive elite schools, looming Gothic towers, charismatic professors, illicit affairs, the tang of autumn in the air...and the rivalries and obsessions that...

The Lincoln lawyer  by Michael Connelly

The Lincoln lawyer

Michael Connelly

"Mickey Haller has spent all his professional life afraid that he wouldn't recognize innocence if it stood right in front of him. But what he should have been on the watch for was evil. Haller is a Lincoln Lawyer, a criminal defense attorney who operates out...

Cross country  by James Patterson

Cross country

James Patterson

"Detective Alex Cross pursues the most ruthless killer he's ever encountered-to a land of sheer terror and back. It's the worst crime scene Alex Cross has ever seen, and then more killings, each one more ruthless than the last, quickly follow. After one death...

Jackdaw  by Daniel (Novelist) Cole


Daniel (Novelist) Cole

"Daughter of a notorious murderer herself, Detective Scarlett Delaney hasn't been on the force for long when she finds herself heading up a mystifying new case. With three seemingly impossible murders to date, leaving each of the victims with calling-card...

Hard girls  by Martina Cole

Hard girls

Martina Cole

"When a prostitute's body is found lifeless, mutilated and brutally raped, DCI Annie Carr has never seen anything like it and never wants to again. Kate Burrows, retired DCI now consultant, has plenty of experience when it comes to murder - after all she...

Pendulum  by Adam Hamdy


Adam Hamdy

"You wake. Confused. Disorientated. A noose is round your neck. You are bound, standing on a chair. All you can focus on is the man in the mask tightening the rope. You are about to die. John Wallace has no idea why he has been targeted. No idea who his...

The engagement party  by Finley Turner

The engagement party

Finley Turner

"Engaged to Murray Sedgemont after a whirlwind romance, Kass Baptiste, unexpectedly entering the world of the rich and powerful, starts receiving anonymous threatening social media messages during their engagement party that result in murder-one she's accused...

Crimson Lake  by Candice Fox

Crimson Lake

Candice Fox

"Six minutes - that's all it took to ruin Detective Ted Conkaffey's life. Accused but not convicted of abducting a teenage girl, he escapes north, to the steamy, croc-infested wetlands of Crimson Lake. Amanda Pharrell knows what it's like to be public enemy...

NYPD Red  by James Patterson


James Patterson

"Every cop wants to be part of NYPD Red. It is the elite team in New York's police department, handling the cases involving the most important and high-profile individuals in the city. It's Detective Zach Jordan's dream job, but he's about to step into a...

Cross justice  by James Patterson

Cross justice

James Patterson

"When his cousin is accused of a heinous crime, Alex Cross returns to his North Carolina hometown for the first time in over three decades. As he tries to prove his cousin's innocence in a town where everyone seems to be on the take, Cross unearths a family...

Moskva  by Jack Grimwood


Jack Grimwood

"Red Square, 1985. The naked body of a young man is left outside the walls of the Kremlin; frozen solid - like marble to the touch - missing the little finger from his right hand. A week later, Alex Marston, the headstrong 15-year-old daughter of the British...

Hanging the devil  by Tim Maleeny

Hanging the devil

Tim Maleeny

"When a helicopter crashes through the skylight of the Asian Art Museum, an audacious heist turns into a tragedy. The only witness to the crash is eleven-year-old Grace, who watches in horror as her uncle is killed and a priceless statue stolen. Spotted by the...

The sixth lie  by Sarah (British author) Ward

The sixth lie

Sarah (British author) Ward

"Six lies killed Huw Jones. On New Year's Eve 2011, Huw Jones disappeared from his bedroom while his father and five friends were downstairs. His body was later discovered on the nearby cliffs at St Non's. That night, all six friends lied in their statements...

The night side  by M. M. (Marjorie M.) DeLuca

The night side

M. M. (Marjorie M.) DeLuca

"When Ruby Carlson was eighteen, she ran away from her home in Stoneybrook, Montana, and vowed she'd never return. Never return to life under the control of her manipulative mother, Ida, a self-styled medium and psychic scammer who made a career out of ruining...

Hop Scot  by Catriona McPherson

Hop Scot

Catriona McPherson

"Lexy Campbell is long overdue a trip to Scotland to see her parents, and an unexpected death in the extended Last Ditch Motel family makes Christmas in a bungalow in Dundee with nine others seem almost irresistible. But when Lexy and the Last Ditch crew hop...

The new detective  by Peter Steiner

The new detective

Peter Steiner

"Willi Geismeier thought he'd faced the worst of humanity on the battlefield in World War I, but when he returns to Munich he is drawn into an investigation that proves to be just as chilling. Munich, 1913. Twenty-year-old Willi Geismeier is showing great...

Maternal instinct  by Becky Masterman

Maternal instinct

Becky Masterman

"Think moving in with your mother-in-law is your worst nightmare? You have no idea. Don't let them know what you're thinking, Althea Deming tells herself. It's your best defense. Althea didn't want her good natured but thoughtless step-son Hal and manipulative...

A quiet contagion  by Jane Jesmond

A quiet contagion

Jane Jesmond

"Six decades. Seven people. One unspeakable secret. 1957. A catastrophe occurs at the pharmaceutical lab in Coventry where sixteen-year-old Wilf is working for the summer. A catastrophe that needs to be covered up at all costs. 2017. Phiney is shocked by the...

The twelve days of murder  by Andreina Cordani

The twelve days of murder

Andreina Cordani

"Twelve years ago, eight friends ran an exclusive group at university: The Masquerade Murder Society. The mysteries they solved may have been grisly, and brilliantly staged, but they were always fictional -- until their final Christmas Masquerade, when one of...

Deus X  by Stephen Mack Jones

Deus X

Stephen Mack Jones

"Father Michael Grabowski, a Franciscan priest who has tended the spiritual needs of Detroit's Mexicantown for forty years, has suddenly retired. August Snow, who has known the priest his whole life, finds the circumstances troubling - especially in light of...

Blow up  by Ellen Crosby

Blow up

Ellen Crosby

"International photojournalist Sophie Medina and her old school friend Father Jack O'Hara are out for a run on Capitol Hill when they find the body of Associate Supreme Court Justice Everett Townsend lying in an alley, barely alive. Townsend, a diabetic, later...

The Christmas appeal  by Janice Hallett

The Christmas appeal

Janice Hallett

"Will you discover the truth? Christmas in Lower Lockwood, and the Fairway Players are busy rehearsing their festive pantomime, Jack and the Beanstalk, to raise money for the church roof appeal. But despite the season, goodwill is distinctly lacking amongst...

Vamp  by Loren D. Estleman


Loren D. Estleman

"Renowned film detective Valentino is on a quest to help restore The Comet, an extinct drive-in movie theater, and his trail leads him to Leo Kalishnikov, who requests a favor first - rid him of a blackmailer from his shady past, and he'll gladly hand over the...

Blood betrayal  by Ausma Zehanat Khan

Blood betrayal

Ausma Zehanat Khan

"In Blackwater Falls, Colorado, veteran police officer Harry Cooper is hot on the heels of some local vandals when the situation turns deadly: believing one of them has a gun, Harry opens fire and Duante Reed, a young Black man, is killed. The "gun" in his...

The girl in the vault  by Michael Ledwidge

The girl in the vault

Michael Ledwidge

"It's summer in New York City and Faye Walker has it all. She's not only scored one of the most highly coveted internships in all of Wall Street, she's also just met the head-over-heels love of her life. With her natural-born gift for numbers and a work ethic...

Death on the water  by C. J. (Colin James) Birch

Death on the water

C. J. (Colin James) Birch

"Forced by her agent and publisher to take a much-needed cruise vacation, investigative journalist Claire Mills finds work harder to forget than she anticipated when the cleaning staff discover her neighbor dead on the first day of sailing. The ship's...

A Christmas vanishing  by Anne Perry

A Christmas vanishing

Anne Perry

"Mariah Ellison, Charlotte Pitt's grandmother, accepts her longtime friend Sadie's gracious invitation to spend Christmas with her and her husband, Barton, in their picturesque village. But upon arrival, Mariah discovers that Sadie has vanished without a...

The proof of the pudding  by Rhys Bowen

The proof of the pudding

Rhys Bowen

"Georgie, back home at her estate in Eynsleigh, impatiently awaits the birth of her baby. But she has plenty to occupy her: her new chef, Pierre, has arrived from Paris, and Sir Hubert, who owns Eynsleigh, is back from his latest expedition. It's time for...

Betrayal  by Phillip Margolin


Phillip Margolin

"Robin Lockwood is now a prominent defense attorney in Portland, Oregon but a decade ago, she was a ranked and rising MMA fighter. Her career came to a quick end when she was knocked out and concussed in the first round by Mandy Kerrigan, a much more talented...

Kill Alex Cross  by James Patterson

Kill Alex Cross

James Patterson

"The President's son and daughter are abducted, and Detective Alex Cross is one of the first on the scene. But someone very high-up is using the FBI, Secret Service, and CIA to keep him off the case and in the dark. A deadly contagion in the water supply...

A sea of troubles  by Donna Leon

A sea of troubles

Donna Leon

"On a beautiful spring morning on the island of Pellestrina, south of the Lido on the Venetian lagoon, a small boat moored at the docks suddenly explodes, killing two local clam fishermen. When it becomes clear that the fire was deliberately set, Brunetti...

Fatal voyage  by Kathy Reichs

Fatal voyage

Kathy Reichs

"A plane crashes high in the mountains of North Carolina. But a severed foot is discovered a good distance from the crash site... Forensic anthropologist Dr Temperence Brennan is first on the scene. The task that confronts her is a sad and sickening one, and...

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