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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 buried truth  by James Hunt

The buried truth

James Hunt

Book

"When a young child is abducted in a small Kansas town, a mother begins her tireless search to bring her little girl home. But solving the case of her daughter's disappearance unearths the traumas of her past. These forgotten memories could hold the key...

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The Cornish retribution  by Amanda. author. James

The Cornish retribution

Amanda. author. James

Book

"After a tragic car accident, Samantha is left widowed and bereft. Her husband Adam was everything to her. But at least the home they shared together in Cornwall provides her with some security. Or does it? Upon returning from a school reunion in She...

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Creep  by Jennifer Hillier

Creep

Jennifer Hillier

Book

Psychology professor Dr Sheila Tao is an expert on human behaviour, so when she begins an affair with charming graduate student Ethan Wolfe, she's well aware she's playing with fire. Consumed by lust and riddled with guilt, Sheila ends their three month...

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Black orchid  by Vaughn C. Hardacker

Black orchid

Vaughn C. Hardacker

Book

"The murder of one wannabe starlet may only be the beginning for a vicious killer. When poor little New Hampshire rich girl Mindy Hollis gets lost in Los Angeles, her big sister hires private detective Ed Traynor to find her. Traynor and Hollis's sec...

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The final adventure of Sir Errol Hyde  by Gay Hendricks

The final adventure of Sir Errol Hyde

Gay Hendricks

Book

"Sir Errol Hyde, fresh off the Case of the Oxford Rasputin, now confronts the ultimate challenge of his career, the Case of Ludwig Wittgenstein's Secret Notebook. This new adventure takes our intrepid aristocrat into an intricate mystery that evolves...

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A deadly Cambodian crime spree  by Shamini Flint

A deadly Cambodian crime spree

Shamini Flint

Book

"Inspector Singh is in Cambodia - wishing he wasn't. He's been sent as an observer to the international war crimes tribunal in Phnom Penh, the latest effort by his superiors to ensure that he is anywhere except in Singapore. But for the first time the...

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The devil upstairs  by Anthony O'Neill

The devil upstairs

Anthony O'Neill

Book

"In a quiet corner of Edinburgh, Cat Thomas is going through hell. She’s tried everything. He respects nothing... If your neighbour was making your life hell... Would you call upon the devil?... Cat Thomas, a brilliant fraud investigator, has just re...

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Body broker  by Daniel M. Ford

Body broker

Daniel M. Ford

Book

"When a teenager disappears from an elite boarding school, local police throw the seemingly innocuous case to their neighborhood PI. Enter Jack Dixon: college dropout, ex-cop, and ex-cook. What should be a simple case quickly turns sour, pushing Jack...

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She lies in the vines  by Benjamin Stevenson

She lies in the vines

Benjamin Stevenson

Book

"Four years ago Eliza Dacey was brutally murdered. Within hours, her killer was caught. Wasn't he? So reads the opening titles of Jack Quick's new true-crime documentary. A skilled producer, Jack knows that the bigger the conspiracy, the higher the r...

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White ghost ridge  by Carol Coffey

White ghost ridge

Carol Coffey

Book

"When ex-trooper, Lee Carter, is arrested for the brutal murder of Archaeology Professor Alec Colton, Detective Sergeant Locklear knows the odds are stacked against proving that his friend is innocent. He finds himself suspended from duty and knows his...

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Shamed by Linda Castillo

Shamed

Linda Castillo

eBook

In this riveting new thriller in Linda Castillo's New York Times bestselling series, Kate Burkholder races against the clock to find a missing Amish girl. An Amish grandmother is murdered on an abandoned farm, her seven year old granddaughter abducted....

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Ice cold heart by P. J. Tracy

Ice cold heart

P. J. Tracy

eBook

It's a bitter winter in Minnesota--too cold to kill. There hasn't been a murder for a month, but the lull quickly comes to an end for Detectives Leo Magozzi and Gino Rolseth, when they're called to the gruesome homicide of Kelly Ramage. Found in a fr...

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Snowdrops by A. D. Miller

Snowdrops

A. D. Miller

eBook

Snowdrops. That's what the Russians call them - the bodies that float up into the light in the thaw. Drunks, most of them, and homeless people who just give up and lie down into the whiteness, and murder victims hidden in the drifts by their killers....

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Once a crooked man by David McCallum

Once a crooked man

David McCallum

eAudiobook

A deliciously quirky crime novel from David McCallum, the beloved actor know for his portrayal of Illya Kuryakin on The Man From U.N.C.L.E. and Dr. Donald "Ducky" Mallard on NCIS. Crime pays. And pays well. Sal, Max, and Enzo Bruschetti have proved this...

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Bark if it's murder  by V. M. Burns

Bark if it's murder

V. M. Burns

Book

"When a last-minute opportunity arises to accompany her boss to an art auction in Atlanta, Lilly throws some money at the problem of where to board her toy poodle Aggie (short for Agatha Christie). Posh Pet Haven offers the most luxurious canine acco...

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Date night  by Samantha. author. Hayes

Date night

Samantha. author. Hayes

Book

"Returning early from a disastrous date night with my husband, I know something is wrong the moment the wheels crunch the gravel drive of our home. Inside, the TV is on and a half-eaten meal waits on the table. My heart stops when I find our little girl...

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The puppy who knew too much  by V. M. Burns

The puppy who knew too much

V. M. Burns

Book

Lilly Echosby and her toy poodle Aggie find a fresh start in Chattanooga, Tennessee, spoiled by the scent of murder . . . Having solved the shooting death of her cheating husband, Lilly's left behind the drama of Lighthouse Dunes, Indiana, to start over...

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In the dog house  by V. M. Burns

In the dog house

V. M. Burns

Book

"Lilly may be losing a husband but she's gaining a toy poodle. That could be seen as a win-win, since her new adopted pooch Aggie (named after Agatha Christie) is cute and adorable, and Lilly's dirty dog of a spouse is cheating on her with a blond bimbo...

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Buried in the stacks  by Allison Brook

Buried in the stacks

Allison Brook

Book

"Librarian Carrie Singleton is building a haven, but one of her neighbors is mis behavin'. Can resident spirit Evelyn help Carrie catch the culprit who made her a ghost? In winter, the Haunted Library is a refuge for homeless townspeople. When a grou...

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Remembering the dead  by Elizabeth J. Duncan

Remembering the dead

Elizabeth J. Duncan

Book

"Artist and spa owner Penny Brannigan has been asked to organize a formal dinner to mark the centenary of the armistice that ended World War One. After dinner, the guests adjourn to the library for a private exhibition of the Black Chair, a precious piece...

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Fatal Cajun festival  by Ellen Byron

Fatal Cajun festival

Ellen Byron

Book

Louisiana B&B owner Maggie Crozat kicks up her heels at a country music festival--but she'll have one foot in the grave if she can't bring the killer of a diva's hanger-on to heel. Grab your tickets for Cajun Country Live!, the pickers' and crooners'...

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When hell struck twelve  by James R. Benn

When hell struck twelve

James R. Benn

Book

"August, 1944: US Army Captain Billy Boyle is assigned to track down a French traitor, code named Atlantik, who is delivering classified Allied plans to German leaders in occupied Paris. The Resistance is also hot on his trail, and out for blood, aft...

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Strangers at the gate  by Catriona McPherson

Strangers at the gate

Catriona McPherson

Book

"Finnie Doyle and Paddy Lamb are leaving city life in Edinburgh behind them and moving to the little town of Simmerton. Paddy's been made partner at the law firm in town, and Finnie has snagged a job as a church deacon. Their rented cottage is quaint;...

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The mansions of murder by P. C. Doherty

The mansions of murder

P. C. Doherty

eAudiobook

October 1381. Brother Athelstan is summoned to the church of St Benet's in Queenhithe to investigate the murder of a priest. Parson Reynaud has been found stabbed to death inside his own locked church. Other disturbing discoveries include an empty coffin...

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The art of dying by Douglas Lindsay

The art of dying

Douglas Lindsay

eAudiobook

When businessman Thomas Peterson is killed outside a football ground in the Highlands, there are several witnesses. Yet the hunt for the killer is proving as futile as the search for a motive. Possible connections to Russian money and an eerie retirement...

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Drowned lives by Stephen Booth

Drowned lives

Stephen Booth

eAudiobook

When council officer Chris Buckley is approached by an odd old man demanding help in healing a decades-old family rift, he sends the stranger away. But then the old man is murdered, and the police arrive on Chris's doorstep asking questions to which he...

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Final venture by Michael Ridpath

Final venture

Michael Ridpath

eAudiobook

A cure for Alzheimer's would be worth billions. And well worth killing for. Simon Ayot is an Englishman working for Revere Partners, one of Boston's top venture-capital firms. The firm's star investment, worth millions of dollars for each of its partners,...

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Lock every door by Riley Sager

Lock every door

Riley Sager

eAudiobook

No visitors. No disturbing the other residents, all of whom are rich or famous or both. These are the rules for Jules Larsen's new job as an apartment sitter in a high-profile and mysterious Manhattan building. Recently heartbroken and just plain broke,...

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A grave for two by Anne Holt

A grave for two

Anne Holt

eAudiobook

Selma Falck's personal life and career as a lawyer have hit rock bottom. That is until Hege Chin Morell - Norway's best female skier - approaches her desperate to overturn a doping charge. With two months to the Winter Olympics, Selma faces the seemi...

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The turn of the key by Ruth Ware

The turn of the key

Ruth Ware

eAudiobook

When she stumbles across the advert, she's looking for something else completely. But it seems like too good an opportunity to miss: a live-in nanny position, with a staggeringly generous salary. And when Rowan arrives at Heatherbrae House, she is smitten...

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A dance of cranes by Steve Burrows

A dance of cranes

Steve Burrows

eAudiobook

Newly estranged from his girlfriend, Lindy Hey, Inspector Domenic Jejeune returns to Southern Ontario, where he receives news that his brother, Damian, has gone missing in Wood Buffalo National Park while conducting research on Whooping Cranes. Domen...

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Where no shadows fall by Peter Ritchie

Where no shadows fall

Peter Ritchie

eAudiobook

A 9-to-5 job away from the frontline isn't all it's cracked up to be for Grace Macallan. So when she's sent to investigate a suicide at Glasgow's notorious Barlinnie prison, Grace gladly escapes her desk. The dead inmate is Tommy McMartin, heir to a ...

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The betel nut tree mystery by Ovidia Yu

The betel nut tree mystery

Ovidia Yu

eAudiobook

The Hon Victor Glossop announces he is marrying an American widow, Mrs Nicole Covington, in the colony of Singapore. But things go horribly wrong when Victor is found dead, his body covered in bizarre symbols and betel nut juice. Nicole claims it's her...

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Clear my name by Paula Daly

Clear my name

Paula Daly

eAudiobook

When Carrie was accused of brutally murdering her husband's lover, she denied it. She denied it when they arrested her, put her in front of a jury, and sent her to prison. Now she's three years into a 15-year sentence, away from the daughter she loves....

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To mourn a mischief by Keith McCarthy

To mourn a mischief

Keith McCarthy

eAudiobook

Sasha Grove-Williams hated her wealthy father's dubious business affairs - and ended up dead on a railway track. But did she jump or was she pushed? That's the burning question for Chief Inspector Beverley Wharton. She and her pathologist lover Dr Jo...

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The end of the line by Gillian Galbraith

The end of the line

Gillian Galbraith

eAudiobook

After the death of leading haematologist Professor Anstruther, antiquarian book dealer Anthony Sparrow is tasked with clearing out his mansion of its books and papers. He soon begins to question the real circumstances of the old man's death: was he in...

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Inheritance tracks by Catherine Aird

Inheritance tracks

Catherine Aird

eAudiobook

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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Smallbone deceased by Michael Francis Gilbert

Smallbone deceased

Michael Francis Gilbert

eAudiobook

Horniman, Birley and Craine is a highly respected legal firm with clients reaching to the highest in the land. When a deed box in the office is opened to reveal a corpse, the threat of scandal promises to wreak havoc on the firm's reputation - especially...

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The shivering turn by Sally Spencer

The shivering turn

Sally Spencer

eAudiobook

When Mary Corbet walks into private investigator Jennie Redhead's run-down Oxford office one pleasant spring day in 1974, she is a desperate woman. Although she's convinced her daughter has been murdered, she can get neither the police nor her husband...

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Curtain call by Graham Hurley

Curtain call

Graham Hurley

eAudiobook

Thirty-nine-year-old Enora Andresson is a successful actress and a woman in her prime. But tests have revealed an aggressive brain tumour that could kill her. Already struggling with the wreckage of her marriage and a strained relationship with her t...

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The diabolical club by Stevyn Colgan

The diabolical club

Stevyn Colgan

eAudiobook

Strange things are going on in Black Dog Wood, near the village of Nasely. There are rumours that it's become a popular dogging spot, and there have been alleged sightings of a werewolf-like monster. And then someone discovers a blindfolded skeleton,...

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The devil aspect by Craig Russell

The devil aspect

Craig Russell

eAudiobook

Prague, 1935: Viktor KosᲥk, a newly-trained psychiatrist, arrives at the infamous Hrad Orlu Asylum for the Criminally Insane. The asylum houses the country's six most treacherous killers and Viktor hopes to use a new medical technique to prove that t...

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A curio killing by Mary Ellen Hughes

A curio killing

Mary Ellen Hughes

eBook

When Callie Reed's ex-boyfriend's band comes to town and the manager is soon found dead, killed with a music box from Callie's shop, she must root out the murderer in order to clear her ex-boyfriend from suspicion.

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Fiddling with fate by Kathleen Ernst

Fiddling with fate

Kathleen Ernst

eBook

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Unsolved by James Patterson

Unsolved

James Patterson

eBook

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Death sentences by Otto Penzler

Death sentences

Otto Penzler

eBook

An anthology of 20 original stories about deadly books from the world's best crime writers.

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Sandman by Anna Legat

Sandman

Anna Legat

eBook

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Death at Bishop's Keep  by Robin Paige

Death at Bishop's Keep

Robin Paige

Book

"Kate Ardleigh is everything the Victorian English gentlewoman is not - outspoken, free-thinking, American... and a writer of the frowned upon 'penny-dreadfuls'. Soon after her arrival in Essex, England, a body is unearthed in a nearby archaeological...

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Fiddling with fate  by Kathleen Ernst

Fiddling with fate

Kathleen Ernst

Book

"Chloe has a devil of a time unraveling the mysteries of Norway's fiddle and dance traditions. After her mother's unexpected death, curator Chloe Ellefson discovers hidden antiques that hint at family secrets. Determined to find answers, Chloe accepts...

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Murder at Whitby Abbey  by Cassandra Clark

Murder at Whitby Abbey

Cassandra Clark

Book

"Late December, 1389. Ordered to undertake a gruelling three-day journey to bleak Whitby Abbey in the far north of England in a bid to purchase the Abbey's priceless Holy Relic a lock of St Hild's hair, said to be 700 years old, Hildegard of Meaux and...

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A killing secret by Robert E. Dunn

A killing secret

Robert E. Dunn

eBook

When a rising country star is found dead in the Missouri Ozarks, sheriff's detective Katrina "Hurricane" Williams must confront the possibility that the man she loves is involved... Called to investigate the theft of valuable timber, Katrina finds the...

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The man who wouldn't die by A. B. Jewell

The man who wouldn't die

A. B. Jewell

eBook

Silicon Valley scion Captain Don Donogue is dead under mysterious circumstances. Signs point to murder. Just ask Captain Don himself. He's been sending messages about his suspicious death from beyond the grave. Yep, he's been tweeting from the afterlife....

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Love and death among the cheetahs by Rhys Bowen

Love and death among the cheetahs

Rhys Bowen

eBook

Georgie is excited when Darcy announces out of the blue that they are flying to Kenya for their extended honeymoon. It is only after they arrive that she suspects he has actually been sent there on an assignment. She tries not to be angry, because she...

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Careful what you wish for by Hallie Ephron

Careful what you wish for

Hallie Ephron

eBook

Emily Harlow is a professional organizer who helps people declutter their lives; she's married to man who can't drive past a yard sale without stopping. He's filled their basement, attic, and garage with his finds. Like other professionals who make a...

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The birthday girl by Melissa De la Cruz

The birthday girl

Melissa De la Cruz

eBook

Ellie de Florent-Stinson is celebrating her fortieth birthday with a grand celebration in her fabulous house in Palm Springs. At forty, it appears Ellie has everything she ever wanted: a handsome husband; an accomplished, college-age stepdaughter; a ...

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High stakes  by John F. Dobbyn

High stakes

John F. Dobbyn

Book

"An authentic Stradivarius violin turns up in Romania. A Stradivarius is rare enough, but this one is even more special. It is thought to hold the code disclosing the location of a treasure hidden in the fifteenth century. The violin is steeped in ha...

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A rush of blood  by David John Mark

A rush of blood

David John Mark

Book

"When her friend Meda fails to turn up for dance class one evening, 10-year-old Hilda is convinced that something bad has happened to her, despite Meda's family's reassurances. Unable to shake off her concerns, Hilda turns to her mother, Molly, for help....

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The mermaid's call  by Katherine Stansfield

The mermaid's call

Katherine Stansfield

Book

"Cornwall, 1845. Shilly has always felt a connection to happenings that are not of this world, a talent that has proved invaluable when investigating dark deeds with master of disguise, Anna Drake. The women opened a detective agency with help from t...

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The art of dying  by Ambrose Parry

The art of dying

Ambrose Parry

Book

"Edinburgh, 1850. Despite being at the forefront of modern medicine, hordes of patients are dying all across the city, with doctors finding their remedies powerless. But it is not just the deaths that dismay the esteemed Dr James Simpson - a whisperi...

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The inheritance of Solomon Farthing  by Mary Paulson-Ellis

The inheritance of Solomon Farthing

Mary Paulson-Ellis

Book

"Solomon knew that he had one advantage. A pawn ticket belonging to a dead man tucked into his top pocket - the only clue to the truth . . . An old soldier dies alone in his Edinburgh nursing home. No known relatives, and no Will to enact. Just a pawn...

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The girl on the porch  by Richard T. Chizmar

The girl on the porch

Richard T. Chizmar

Book

"When the Tuckers' next door neighbor mentions someone rang their doorbell late the previous night, Sarah and Kenny Tucker check their home's security camera and discover something shocking: the doorbell ringer also visited their house-- and it was a...

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Tin badges  by Lorenzo Carcaterra

Tin badges

Lorenzo Carcaterra

Book

"As one of the NYPD's most trusted 'tin badges'--retired detectives brought in to solve cases that are beyond the reach of the everyday force--Tank Rizzo has faced off against some of the city's toughest criminals without breaking a sweat. To tackle a...

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The bad place  by Mark (Novelist) Hill

The bad place

Mark (Novelist) Hill

Book

"The newspapers called it "The Bad Place". A remote farm out on the Thames estuary, where six children were held captive for two weeks. Five of them got out alive. That was twenty years ago. Now adults, they meet up annually to hold a candlelit vigil...

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A means to an end  by Lissa Marie Redmond

A means to an end

Lissa Marie Redmond

Book

"Buffalo police detective Lauren Riley risks her life to close the book for good on a killer who's never paid for his crimes. When cold case detective Lauren Riley returns to work months after being stabbed by a fellow police officer, it's clear that...

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Dead inside  by Noelle Holten

Dead inside

Noelle Holten

Book

T"he killer is just getting started... When three wife beaters are themselves found beaten to death, DC Maggie Jamieson knows she is facing her toughest case yet. The police suspect that Probation Officer Lucy Sherwood - who is connected to all three...

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Don't say a word  by Rebecca Tinnelly

Don't say a word

Rebecca Tinnelly

Book

"Some family secrets demand to be told . . . Connie lost her words at the age of five, the day she witnessed her mother and father's untimely death. Since then she has been all but mute, only being able to choke out a few select words. Now, years on,...

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The Black Hills  by M. J. Trow

The Black Hills

M. J. Trow

Book

"March, 1875. Although he has never had much time for George Custer, hero of the American Civil War and Commander of the 7th Cavalry, Matthew Grand feels duty bound to respond to a call for help from his West Point contemporary. Arriving at Fort Abra...

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Trouble in mind  by Michael Wiley

Trouble in mind

Michael Wiley

Book

"Sam Kelson is a PI like no other. As a consequence of being shot in the head while working undercover as a Chicago cop, he suffers from disinhibition: he cannot keep silent or tell lies when questioned. But truth be told - and Kelson always tells the...

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Dark truths  by A. J. (Forensic psychologist) Cross

Dark truths

A. J. (Forensic psychologist) Cross

Book

"When a headless body is discovered on a popular jogging trail, Detective Inspector Bernard Watts and his team are plunged headlong into a baffling murder investigation. Why would someone stab to death a young woman on her daily run - and take her head?...

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Lady of perdition  by Barbara Hambly

Lady of perdition

Barbara Hambly

Book

"April, 1840. Benjamin January knows no black person in their right mind would willingly go to the Republic of Texas but when his former pupil Selina Bellinger is kidnapped and enslaved, he has no choice. Once there he is saved from being hanged by V...

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Winter of despair  by Cora Harrison

Winter of despair

Cora Harrison

Book

"November, 1853. Inspector Field has summoned his friends Charles Dickens and Wilkie Collins to examine a body found in an attic studio, its throat cut. Around the body lie the lacerated fragments of canvas of a painting titled A Winter of Despair. On...

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The hocus girl  by Chris Nickson

The hocus girl

Chris Nickson

Book

"Leeds, May 1822. Thief-taker Simon Westow owes Davey and Emily Ashton everything - the siblings gave him sanctuary when he needed it most. So when Davey is arrested for sedition and Emily begs Simon for help, he starts asking questions, determined to...

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The boss  by Caz Finlay

The boss

Caz Finlay

Book

"After a stint inside, notorious gangster Nathan Conlon is back. He says he’s a changed man, but old habits die hard on Liverpool’s gritty streets. He’ll stop at nothing to reclaim his formidable criminal empire – and his long-suffering ex-wife, Grace....

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Deep waters

Deep waters

Book

"From picturesque canals to the swirling currents of the ocean, a world of secrets lies buried beneath the surface of the water. Dubious vessels crawl along riverbeds, while the murky depths conceal more than one gruesome murder. The stories in this ...

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Water like a stone by Deborah Crombie

Water like a stone

Deborah Crombie

eAudiobook

When Superintendant Duncan Kincaid takes Gemma, Kit and Toby to visit his family in Cheshire, they are all soon entranced with Nantwich town's pretty buildings. But their visit is marred when, on Christmas Eve, Duncan's sister discovers a mummified i...

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The stars shine bright by Sibella Giorello

The stars shine bright

Sibella Giorello

eAudiobook

After the FBI suspends her for bending its rules, Special Agent Raleigh Harmon is looking for a chance to redeem her career and re-start her life. Sent undercover to a thoroughbred horse track, Raleigh takes on a double life to find out who's fixing the...

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The truth behind the lie  by Sara Lövestam

The truth behind the lie

Sara Lövestam

eAudiobook

When a six-year-old girl disappears and calling the police isn't an option, her desperate mother, Pernilla, turns to an unlikely source for help. She finds a cryptic ad online for a private investigator: "Need help, but can't contact the police?" That's...

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The missing ones by Edwin Hill

The missing ones

Edwin Hill

eAudiobook

Hester Thursby has given up using her research skills to trace people who don't want to be found. A traumatic case a few months ago unearthed a string of violent crimes, and left Hester riddled with self-doubt and guilt. Caring for a four-year-old is...

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Sweet tea and secrets by Joy Avon

Sweet tea and secrets

Joy Avon

eAudiobook

Last Christmas, Callie Aspen left her tour-guide job and settled in Heart's Harbor, Maine. Now, she helps out at Book Tea, her great aunt's vintage tearoom, where each treat has a bookish clue. Although she's excited to start her new life, Callie worries...

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Of mice & murder by Steffanie Holmes

Of mice & murder

Steffanie Holmes

eAudiobook

Join a brooding antihero, a master criminal, a cheeky raven, and a heroine with a big heart (and an even bigger book collection) in this hot new steamy reverse harem paranormal mystery series. When the local Banned Book Club lose their meeting room, ...

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Forgive me father by Paul Gitsham

Forgive me father

Paul Gitsham

eAudiobook

Who could kill a man of God? A fire breaks out in a chapel, and DCI Warren Jones is alarmed by what is discovered at the scene. Curled up in the ash and debris is a body - and it's soon clear that the chapel doors were locked from the inside. The dis...

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Her silent cry  by Lisa (Lisa L.) Regan

Her silent cry

Lisa (Lisa L.) Regan

Book

"Round and round she goes, blonde pigtails flying, her high-pitched giggle catching on the wind. But as the ride slows to a stop, her seat is suddenly empty. Little Lucy is gone... When seven-year-old Lucy Ross is snatched from the carousel in Denton...

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Apples and alibis  by Gayle Leeson

Apples and alibis

Gayle Leeson

Book

"That's the last time Amy agrees to do a favor for a stranger... Down South Cafe owner, Amy Flowers is in over her head. Operating a cafe while hosting the first Farmers' Market in Winter Garden has her swimming in apples. And when an elderly woman calls...

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A promise to the dead  by Victoria Jenkins

A promise to the dead

Victoria Jenkins

Book

"On a dark night, on a mountain road, a young couple, Matthew and Stacey, are on their way home from a night out. Their car breaks down and Matthew leaves to look for help. By the next morning, Stacey is found murdered in the car and Matthew is missi...

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A killing by the sea  by Kathleen Bridge

A killing by the sea

Kathleen Bridge

Book

"The breathtaking barrier island of Melbourne Beach, Florida, is every tourist's fantasy--until murder washes ashore... Trading the urban sprawl of Manhattan for the tranquility and exotic beauty of a Florida barrier island was the best decision author...

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No place for wolverines  by Dave Butler

No place for wolverines

Dave Butler

Book

"When Jenny Willson initiates a covert inquiry into a proposed ski hill in Yoho National Park, she's quickly drawn into a web of political, environmental, and criminal intrigue that threatens to tear apart a small B.C. town, pitting neighbour against...

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Below the radar  by Dana Ridenour

Below the radar

Dana Ridenour

Book

"After her last assignment went horribly wrong, everyone tells FBI Special Agent Lexie Montgomery she needs a break. But Lexie is determined to keep going with her undercover work—so when a Dutch constable goes missing, she jumps at the chance. Along...

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When I lost you  by Merilyn Davies

When I lost you

Merilyn Davies

Book

"When a young couple are accused of murdering their only child, Crime Analyst Carla Brown and DS Nell Jackson are assigned to investigate. A terrible case, but seemingly simple to solve, as all evidence points to the parents... The couple are adamant...

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Robert B. Parker's The bitterest pill  by Reed Farrel Coleman

Robert B. Parker's The bitterest pill

Reed Farrel Coleman

Book

"When a popular high school cheerleader dies of a suspected heroin overdose, it becomes clear that the opioid epidemic has spread even to the idyllic town of Paradise. It will be up to police chief Jesse Stone to unravel the supply chain and unmask t...

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The long call  by Ann Cleeves

The long call

Ann Cleeves

Book

"In North Devon, where the rivers Taw and Torridge converge and run into the sea, Detective Matthew Venn stands outside the church as his father's funeral takes place. The day Matthew turned his back on the strict evangelical community in which he grew...

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Killer instinct  by James Patterson

Killer instinct

James Patterson

Book

"The murder of an Ivy League professor pulls Dr. Dylan Reinhart out of his ivory tower and onto the streets of New York, where he reunited with his old partner, Detective Elizabeth Needham. As the worst act of terror since 9/11 strikes the city, a name...

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Flambé in armagnac by Jean-Pierre Alaux

Flambé in armagnac

Jean-Pierre Alaux

eBook

"In the heart of Gascony, a fire ravages the warehouse of one of Armagnac's top estates, killing the master distiller. Wine expert Benjamin Cooker is called in to estimate the value of the losses. But Cooker and his assistant Virgile want to know more....

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Bones of the earth by Eliot Pattison

Bones of the earth

Eliot Pattison

eBook

Bones of the Earth is Edgar Award-winning author Eliot Pattison's much anticipated tenth and final installment in the internationally acclaimed Inspector Shan series. After Shan Tao Yun is forced to witness the execution of a Tibetan for corruption, he...

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The spy's door by Maidie Reeve

The spy's door

Maidie Reeve

eBook

"The world of the magic game, The Tenth Gateway, is again under threat. Eda, the guardian of the game, and her supporters are preparing for battle. The Game World must be protected at all costs against the evil magician, Malefic. But his power has grown...

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I confess by Alex Barclay

I confess

Alex Barclay

eBook

Seven friends. One killer. No escape... A group of childhood friends are reunited at a luxury inn on a remote west coast peninsula in Ireland. But as a storm builds outside, the dark events that marred their childhoods threaten to resurface. And when...

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The dirty dozen by Lynda La Plante

The dirty dozen

Lynda La Plante

eBook

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Bliss by Gordon Phillips

Bliss

Gordon Phillips

eBook

Private investigator Ian visits his friend unannounced, only to discover the man lying in bed, not asleep but dead. Ian resolves to find out how his friend died and, if he was murdered, to bring the killer to justice.But the details of the case are b...

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The missing ones by Edwin Hill

The missing ones

Edwin Hill

eBook

Hester Thursby has given up using her research skills to trace people who don't want to be found. A traumatic case a few months ago unearthed a string of violent crimes, and left Hester riddled with self-doubt and guilt. Caring for a four-year-old is...

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The tower of songs by Casey Barrett

The tower of songs

Casey Barrett

eBook

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Mulberry mischief by Sharon Farrow

Mulberry mischief

Sharon Farrow

eBook

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The pearl dagger by L. A. Chandlar

The pearl dagger

L. A. Chandlar

eBook

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Molded 4 murder by J. C. (Joint pseudonym) Eaton

Molded 4 murder

J. C. (Joint pseudonym) Eaton

eBook

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Bark if it's murder by V. M. Burns

Bark if it's murder

V. M. Burns

eBook

Lilly Echosby just witnessed a murder on a pet cam. Or did she' When a last-minute opportunity arises to accompany her boss to an art auction in Atlanta, Lilly throws some money at the problem of where to board her toy poodle Aggie (short for Agatha ...

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Dead guilty by Michelle Davies

Dead guilty

Michelle Davies

eBook

Dead Guilty by Michelle Davies is the captivating fourth novel in the critically acclaimed Maggie Neville series, following False Witness.Has the killer in DC Maggie Neville's cold case returned after a decade of silence?Katy Pope was seventeen when she...

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Cherringham. Cliffhanger by Matthew J. (Matthew John) Costello

Cherringham. Cliffhanger

Matthew J. (Matthew John) Costello

eBook

When a hiker falls from a cliff edge while walking the Cotswolds Way, it seems like no accident. The more Jack and Sarah investigate the walkers on the trail that day, the more likely it seems that danger is still afoot. Is there a potential killer in...

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Bonecrack by Dick Francis

Bonecrack

Dick Francis

Audio CD

Violence suddenly takes the lead in the life of Neil Griffon. Following a grisly accident that lands his father in the hospital, Griffon finds himself in charge of his father's stables. Before he has a chance to get his bearings, he is brutally assaulted...

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The Bayeux embroidery  by author Howard of Warwick

The Bayeux embroidery

author Howard of Warwick

Book

"The Bayeux Tapestry is no laughing matter. Well, apart from the rude bits, obviously. The nuns of Kent have been commissioned by Earl Odo to create a great tapestry telling the glorious history of the Norman conquest of Britain. But when they start dying,...

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Murder under a green sea  by Phillip (Suspense fiction writer) Hunter

Murder under a green sea

Phillip (Suspense fiction writer) H...

Book

"There's a murder on the streets of London, a plot that threatens the country and a dinner party to arrange. Only one man can help. Unfortunately, he's got a terrible hangover... Set in 1936, Murder Under a Green Sea is the story of Max and Martha Dalton,...

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Minotaur by Peter Goldsworthy

Minotaur

Peter Goldsworthy

Audio CD

Detective Sergeant Rick Zadow is angry, unmotivated, unwashed, unkempt, and almost entirely reliant on his guide dog, Scout, and voice-controlled personal assistant Siri to make it through each day: one a voice without a body, the other a body without...

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The roadhouse by Kerry McGinnis

The roadhouse

Kerry McGinnis

Audio CD

"When aspiring actress Charlie Carver learns that her cousin Annabelle has died, she immediately leaves Melbourne to fly home to the remote family roadhouse east of Alice Springs. It has been years since her last visit and her relationship with her m...

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The guilty dead by P. J. Tracy

The guilty dead

P. J. Tracy

Large Print

"Gregory Norwood, wealthy businessman and close friend of Minnesota's leading candidate for Governor, is found dead on the first anniversary of his son's drug overdose. It seems clear to Detectives Gino and Magozzi that grief drove him to suicide. Until...

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February's son by Alan Parks

February's son

Alan Parks

Large Print

"1973's Bloody January was bad enough for Detective Harry McCoy: it's a miracle he lived to tell the tale. But three weeks on, the waters of Glasgow corruption seem to be creeping up around his feet once again. With one gang lord dead, the brokers of...

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The dead wife  by Sue Fortin

The dead wife

Sue Fortin

Book

"SINCLAIR WIFE DEAD! HUSBAND CLEARED! Police have ruled out suspicious circumstances in the investigation into the death of Elizabeth Sinclair, wife of charismatic entrepreneur Harry Sinclair, found drowned in the lake of the family’s holiday park. [to...

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Endgame  by Daniel (Novelist) Cole

Endgame

Daniel (Novelist) Cole

Book

"A locked room. A dead body. A secret that went to the grave... When retired police officer Finlay Shaw is found dead in a locked room, everyone thinks it's suicide. But disgraced detective William 'Wolf' Fawkes isn't so sure. Together with his former...

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Reflex by Dick Francis

Reflex

Dick Francis

Audio CD

"Jockey Philip Nore is no ordinary hero. When Nore began to suspect that a track photographer's fatal accident was really murder, he sets out to discover the truth and to trap the killer. Slowly, he unravels some nasty secrets involving corruption, b...

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