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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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Flying finish by Dick Francis

Flying finish

Dick Francis

Audio CD

"Henry Grey had a bad disposition. Or so his sister, his co-workers, and just about everyone else said. But Henry knew a different job was all he needed. His present career as an office worker and part-time amateur jockey would never do. He decides on...

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Forfeit by Dick Francis

Forfeit

Dick Francis

Audio CD

"James Tyrone, a racing reporter for a London scandal sheet, knew that fellow writer Bert Chekov was a drunk, but he always thought he was an honest one. But when Bert suddenly died in an "accidental" fall from a window, Tyrone suspected the clues to...

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Knockdown by Dick Francis

Knockdown

Dick Francis

Audio CD

"When a vicious gang of horse dealers threaten bloodstock agent Jonah Dereham they soon wish they had not. Dereham flushes out the real plot, and with it finds out just who the real Mr Big is. And when he does that, life suddenly becomes very cheap"-...

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Longshot by Dick Francis

Longshot

Dick Francis

Audio CD

"John Kendall knows how to survive. He's written six handbooks on the subject. Now he wants to become a novelist, preferably without starving to death. But when cold and hunger set in, Kendall impulsively accepts an unlikely job. He is to research and...

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Nerve by Dick Francis

Nerve

Dick Francis

Audio CD

"Rob Finn was a bit of a misfit: a struggling young jockey in a family of accomplished musicians, a man in love with a beautiful woman who wouldn't have him because they were first cousins, a rider who, just as it looked like he'd break into racing's...

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Proof by Dick Francis

Proof

Dick Francis

Audio CD

"Wine merchant Tony Beach is no stranger to personal tragedy, or to the world of fine vintage wines. But when hidden hit men literally, and brutally, crash a society party he has, as usual, expertly catered, Tony finds himself caught in the terrifying...

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Driving force by Dick Francis

Driving force

Dick Francis

Audio CD

"Jockey Freddie Croft thought he'd left the perils behind him when he retired from the jump game. These days he was happy to transport horses from their stables to the races. Until one of his drivers picked up an unlicensed passenger. And brought him...

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Enquiry by Dick Francis

Enquiry

Dick Francis

Audio CD

"Kelly Hughes is a jockey, labelled a cheat by a Steward's enquiry. To clear his name he investigates all those who gave evidence, including the Chief Steward who was being blackmailed. Kelly, helped by Roberta, his employer's daughter, finds out who...

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Bleeding hearts  by Susan Wittig Albert

Bleeding hearts

Susan Wittig Albert

Book

While conducting a discreet investigation into allegations of improper behavior on the part of high school football coach Tim Duffy, China Bayles uncovers a mystery surrounding a young woman's death.

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Into the night  by Sarah (Australian author) Bailey

Into the night

Sarah (Australian author) Bailey

Book

"Troubled and brilliant, Detective Sergeant Gemma Woodstock finds herself lost and alone after a recent move to Melbourne, broken-hearted by the decisions she's had to make. Her new workplace is a minefield and the partner she has been assigned is...

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The girl who broke the rules  by Marnie Riches

The girl who broke the rules

Marnie Riches

Book

"When the mutilated bodies of two sex-workers are found in Amsterdam, Chief Inspector van den Bergen must find a brutal murderer before the red-light-district erupts into panic. Georgina McKenzie is conducting research into pornography among the UK's...

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Hot money by Dick Francis

Hot money

Dick Francis

Audio CD

"Wealthy gold trader Malcolm Pembroke has five ex-wives and nine chidren between them, all fighting among themselves. But when violent death strikes the least likeable of his former spouses, Malcolm himself feels threatened, and he calls on his most ...

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In the frame by Dick Francis

In the frame

Dick Francis

Audio CD

"Charles Todd makes a living as a painter of horses. However someone is making a fortune forging paintings by the masters and then selling them to people who usually end up dead. Charles arrives in Australia to investigate and is immediately on the trail...

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Risk by Dick Francis

Risk

Dick Francis

Audio CD

"When he wakes in a pitch-black room with his hands bound, Roland Britten, accountant and champion steeplechase jockey, knows he's entered a nightmare of someone else's making. Wracking his brain to figure out who's out to get him and why, he comes up...

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Fifty, fifty by James Patterson

Fifty, fifty

James Patterson

Large Print

Sam Blue stands accused of the brutal murders of three young students, their bodies dumped near the Georges River. Only one person believes he is innocent: his sister, Detective Harriet Blue. And she's determined to prove it. But Harry's outburst at ...

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Slay-ride by Dick Francis

Slay-ride

Dick Francis

Audio CD

"British investigator David Cleveland hadn't come to Oslo dressed for the Norwegian weather. But he didn't know what cold really was until someone tried to drown him in a fjord. Of course, it could have been an accident that the speedboat cut David's...

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Rat race  by Dick Francis

Rat race

Dick Francis

Audio CD

"Hired to fly four racing buffs to the track, pilot Matt Shore expects it will be the kind of job he likes: quick and easy. Until, that is, he's forced to make an emergency landing just minutes before the plane explodes. Lucikly, no one is hurt, but it...

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Let me lie by Clare Mackintosh

Let me lie

Clare Mackintosh

Large Print

"In the newest psychological thriller from the New York Times bestselling author of I Let You Go and I See You, Clare Mackintosh brings us a gripping story about how those who love us never really leave us... Two years ago, Tom and Caroline Johnson c...

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Dirk Gently by Douglas Adams

Dirk Gently

Douglas Adams

Audio CD

Dirk Gently has an unshakeable faith in the interconnectedness of all things, but his Holistic Detective Agency mainly succeeds in tracking down missing cats, until he becomes embroiled in two surreal, supernatural cases that will test his belief to ...

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The danger  by Dick Francis

The danger

Dick Francis

Audio CD

"Kidnapping is Andrew Douglas's business, they take them, he finds them. But it isn't so simple when golden-girl jockey Alessia Cenci disappears, followed by the young child of a Derby winner and the senior steward of the jockey club. From Italy to England...

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Whip hand  by Dick Francis

Whip hand

Dick Francis

Audio CD

"Sid Halley had one good hand and another made of metal. Five hundred pounds of horse had landed on him, directly ending his career as a brilliant jockey, and indirectly ending his marriage to the woman he loved. He had become a private investigator,...

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Straight  by Dick Francis

Straight

Dick Francis

Audio CD

Derek Franklin is an injured jockey. The last fence at Cheltenham has left him on crutches. But his brother's death means even bigger trouble. He inherits a jewellery business, a mistress, and some very shadowy business associates. Franklin likes to ...

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Blood sport by Dick Francis

Blood sport

Dick Francis

Audio CD

Gene Hawkins woke on the first day of his holiday with his hand on the Luger under his pillow, and a ringing in his ears. His boss was on the phone, inviting him on a family boat trip up the Thames. Keeble didn't fraternise with his employees unless he...

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Banker by Dick Francis

Banker

Dick Francis

Audio CD

Tim Ekaterin's merchant bank, like all banks, only invests in sure things. Now he's about to involve it in £5 million of prime horseflesh, a stallion called Sandcastle. Top breeders reckon it's the safest bet in racing. But racing doesn't just attract...

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McLevy. series 7 & 8 The collected editions. by David Ashton

McLevy. series 7 & 8 The collected editions.

David Ashton

Audio CD

The Firebrand: A women's rights campaigner is kidnapped, and it's up to McLevy to investigate. Dead Reckoning: A strange case of grave robbing has McLevy puzzled. Prince of Darkness: One of Jean Brash's old lovers is back from the dead - and out for revenge....

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McLevy. series 9 & 10 The collected editions. by David Ashton

McLevy. series 9 & 10 The collected editions.

David Ashton

Audio CD

A Dangerous Remedy: McLevy investigates a series of street attacks on clients of the Just Land. No Looking Back: the inspector discovers that a murdered man was last seen in the Just Land. A Pearl in the Oyster: a young prostitute dies on the steps of...

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Dead cert by Dick Francis

Dead cert

Dick Francis

Audio CD

Horse racing can be a dangerous sport, but it becomes a deadly one when a champion is killed. As he rode through the thick English fog, jockey Alan York was looking at an all-too-familiar sight: the back of champion rider Bill Davidson astride the gr...

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Comeback by Dick Francis

Comeback

Dick Francis

Audio CD

Peter Darwin was hoping for some quiet leave from the Foreign Office. Instead he found himself in the village of his childhood, at the service of a veterinary surgeon whose operating theatre was rapidly acquiring an unwanted reputation as an abattoir....

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Bolt by Dick Francis

Bolt

Dick Francis

Audio CD

When Kit Fielding, champion steeplechase jockey, finds out that his chief patron, Princess Casilia, is facing an increasingly serious threat, he goes unhesitatingly to her aid. Neither realises that his instinctive support is the first step towards a...

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Decider by Dick Francis

Decider

Dick Francis

Audio CD

Free choice? There's no such thing, according to Lee Morris. Choice is pre-ordained by your personality. Stratton Park racecourse faces ruin in the hands of a squabbling family. Lee is slowly sucked into the turmoil, unwillingly on the surface but...

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McLevy. series 5 & 6 The collected editions. by David Ashton

McLevy. series 5 & 6 The collected editions.

David Ashton

Audio CD

To keep him honest: With big bets on a champion boxing match, the local crooks keep McLevy busy; Picture of innocence: A high court judge is dead, and suspicion falls on his wife; The chosen one: 'The Princess of the Occult' is a sell-out success, but...

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Whose body? by Dorothy L. (Dorothy Leigh) Sayers

Whose body?

Dorothy L. (Dorothy Leigh) Sayers

Large Print

When an architect discovers in his bath the dead body of a middle-aged stranger, wearing nothing but a pair of gold pince-nez, gentleman sleuth Lord Peter Wimsey is urged to investigate. Inspector Sugg is certain the corpse is that of the missing financier...

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The visitors by Catherine Burns

The visitors

Catherine Burns

Large Print

Marion Zetland lives with her domineering older brother, John, in a decaying Georgian townhouse on the edge of a northern seaside resort. A timid spinster in her fifties who still sleeps with teddy bears, Marion does her best to shut out the shocking...

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The seagull by Ann Cleeves

The seagull

Ann Cleeves

Large Print

When prison inmate and former police officer John Brace says he's willing to give up information about a long-dead wheeler dealer in return for protection for his family, Vera knows that she has to look into his claims. But opening up this cold case ...

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What Alice knew by T. A. author. Cotterell

What Alice knew

T. A. author. Cotterell

Large Print

Alice has a perfect life. A cool job, great kids, a wonderful husband. Until he goes missing one night. The phone rings and then goes dead. Unexpected gifts appear. Something isn't right. Alice needs to know what's going on. But when she uncovers the...

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The orphans by Annemarie Neary

The orphans

Annemarie Neary

Large Print

Eight-year-old Jess and her little brother were playing at the water's edge when their parents vanished. For hours, the children held hands and waited for them to return. But nobody ever came back. Years later, Jess has become a locker of doors. Now a...

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Then she was gone by Lisa Jewell

Then she was gone

Lisa Jewell

Large Print

She was fifteen, her mother's golden girl. She had her whole life ahead of her. And then, in the blink of an eye, Ellie was gone. Ten years on, Laurel has never given up hope of finding her. And then she meets a charming and charismatic stranger who sweeps...

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City of rose by Rob (Fiction writer) Hart

City of rose

Rob (Fiction writer) Hart

eBook

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The hanged man by Gary Inbinder

The hanged man

Gary Inbinder

eBook

Paris: July, 1890. Inspector Achille Lefebvre and his wife Adele are enjoying their stay at a seaside resort--until a body found hanging from a bridge in a public park demands the Inspector's attention.Is it suicide or murder? A twisted trail of evidence...

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Rosarito beach by M. A. Lawson

Rosarito beach

M. A. Lawson

eBook

-- The Third Bullet Bold, brash, and beautiful, Kay Hamilton is not your average DEA agent--she's as infuriating as she is irresistible. Having recently been transferred to San Diego after a case in Miami brought her more notoriety than medals, Kay once...

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South Village by Rob (Fiction writer) Hart

South Village

Rob (Fiction writer) Hart

eBook

Ash McKenna used to be an amateur P.I.--emphasis on 'amateur'. Despite good intentions, he made a mess of his life in New York, so tried to build a new one in Portland. But after a traumatic turn of events, he ends up on a commune in the Georgia wood...

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Viking Bay by M. A. Lawson

Viking Bay

M. A. Lawson

eBook

Kay Hamilton, the beautiful, fearless, and audacious DEA agent who went rogue in Rosarito Beach , has paid the price for her subversive behavior. As Viking Bay begins, Kay has been fired by the DEA and needs a job to support herself and her teenage d...

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The devil in Montmartre by Gary Inbinder

The devil in Montmartre

Gary Inbinder

eBook

Inspector Achille Lefebvre delves deep into the underworld of 1889 Paris to investigate the murder of a popular dancer at the Moulin Rouge amidst fears that Jack the Ripper has crossed the English Channel.

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Valentina's lost days by A. P. Hernández

Valentina's lost days

A. P. Hernández

eBook

Valentina: a teenager who ended her life with a cutter. Marta: a mother who does not admit the atrocious act of her daughter. Ismael: a university student who begins to lose his fears. Lazarus del Río: Former Chief Inspector of Police, expelled and.....

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Sanctuary Creek by John Patrick Kavanagh

Sanctuary Creek

John Patrick Kavanagh

eBook

In Sanctuary Creek, the third novel in The Macroglint Trilogy set in the near future, Chicago is the new home of the Vatican and the first American Pope. But all is not peaceful. This American Century of new Catholicism is rocked by news of the authenticity...

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No cure for the dead by Christine Trent

No cure for the dead

Christine Trent

eBook

When a young nurse dies on her watch, Florence Nightingale must uncover the deep-hidden secrets someone will kill to keep buried.

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The gathering dark by James Oswald

The gathering dark

James Oswald

eBook

'Oswald easily outstrips the formulaic work of bigger names' Guardian PRAISE FOR THE INSPECTOR McLEAN SERIES Sunday Mirror Daily Record Sunday Telegraph Daily Mail Daily Express

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Cake and punishment by Maymee Bell

Cake and punishment

Maymee Bell

eBook

In the first of a delectable new Southern-set baking cozy series, Sophia Cummings, pastry chef extraordinaire, must craft the perfect cake for an old friend's wedding while sifting through the suspects in a murder.

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Killing time in LA by Victor J. Banis

Killing time in LA

Victor J. Banis

eBook

Tom and Stanley can't seem to get away from bodies. While visiting LA, they race to solve a murder and discover a Russian agent, drug smuggling, illegal immigrants, and police corruption. But has the killer set his sights on Stanley?

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Black Jack by Diane Capri

Black Jack

Diane Capri

eBook

Authorized and Recommended by Lee Child! Diane Capri's Award-winning and Bestselling Hunt for Jack Reacher Series continues! "Make some coffee. You'll read all night." Lee Child, #1 World-Wide Bestselling Author of Jack Reacher Thrillers A serial kil...

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River Road by Jayne Ann Krentz

River Road

Jayne Ann Krentz

eAudiobook

It's been thirteen years since Lucy Sheridan was in Summer River. The last time she visited her aunt Sara there, as a teenager, she'd been sent home suddenly after being dragged out of a wild party--by the guy she had a crush on, just to make it more...

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Stronger than skin by Stephen May

Stronger than skin

Stephen May

eAudiobook

Mark Chadwick is cycling home from work, eager to get back to his pregnant wife Katy and two children, when he sees the police calling at his house. He knows exactly why they are there and he knows that the world he has carefully constructed over twe...

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A message from the other side by Moira Forsyth

A message from the other side

Moira Forsyth

eAudiobook

When Catherine moves several hundred miles away from her sister, Helen says, 'Phone calls aren't enough', but they make it easier to edit the truth. Helen can dismiss Gilbert and his enchanted Factory as 'weird' when she's never met him, and Catherine...

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The broken  by Casey Kelleher

The broken

Casey Kelleher

Book

"They took her dad, but she won't let them take her. Nancy Byrne was the apple of her daddy's eye. He might have been one of the most feared gangsters in London, yet Jimmy Byrne idolized his little Nancy. But now Jimmy is dead, gunned down in cold blood...

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Sweet revenge  by Diane Mott Davidson

Sweet revenge

Diane Mott Davidson

Book

"Goldy Schultz is a happy caterer with a full calendar for December. But as she sets up for a holiday breakfast, she spies a woman who is supposed to be dead, and discovers the corpse of a lawyer who shouldn't be dead“--Provided by publisher.

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Since you've been gone  by Carlene Thompson

Since you've been gone

Carlene Thompson

Book

"A decade ago, teenage clairvoyant Rebecca Ryan became notorious for helping the local police solve high-profile cases. Then came the shocking kidnapping that hit close to home and the first crime she couldn't solve. Haunted by guilt since the day her...

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Savage liberty  by Eliot Pattison

Savage liberty

Eliot Pattison

Book

"When a ship arriving from London explodes in Boston Harbor, both the peace of the colonial city and Duncan McCallum's life are shattered. Summoned by his new friend John Hancock to a beach awash with the bodies of the victims, Duncan discovers that the...

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What we did  by Christobel Kent

What we did

Christobel Kent

Book

"He stole her childhood. She'll take his future... What would you do if you accidentally encountered the man who once abused you? And how would you get away with it? Bridget's life is small and safe: she loves her husband and her son, and she works hard...

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Wrong way home  by Isabelle Grey

Wrong way home

Isabelle Grey

Book

"Everyone in Southend remembers the night of the fire. Two lives were saved from the burning Marineland resort, while metres down the beach another was lost when a young woman was raped and murdered. The killer was never found. Now, twenty-five years...

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Still water  by Amy Stuart

Still water

Amy Stuart

Book

"Sally Proulx and her son had found refuge with Helen Haines, a woman who provides safety for women fleeing abusive situations. When they both go missing, Clare, pretending to be one of Sally's long-lost friends, starts asking questions. Did they drown,...

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Cross her heart  by Sarah Pinborough

Cross her heart

Sarah Pinborough

Book

"Cross my heart and hope to die… Promises only last if you trust each other, but what if one of you is hiding something? A secret no one could ever guess. Someone is living a lie. Is it Lisa? Maybe it’s her daughter, Ava. Or could it be her best...

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Dead if you don't  by Peter James

Dead if you don't

Peter James

Book

"Shortly after Kipp Brown and his teenage son, Mungo, arrive at the Amex stadium for their team's biggest-ever football game, Mungo disappears. A short while later Kipp receives a text with a ransom demand and a warning not to go to the police if he and...

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The girl who had no fear  by Marnie Riches

The girl who had no fear

Marnie Riches

Book

"Amsterdam: a city where sex sells and drugs come easy. Four dead bodies have been pulled from the canals - and that number's rising fast. Is a serial killer on the loose? Or are young clubbers falling prey to a lethal batch of crystal meth? Chief In...

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The girl who walked in the shadows  by Marnie Riches

The girl who walked in the shadows

Marnie Riches

Book

"Europe is in the grip of an extreme Arctic blast and at the mercy of a killer, who leaves no trace. His weapons of choice are razor-sharp icicles. This is Jack Frost. Now a fully qualified criminologist, Georgina McKenzie is called upon by the Dutch...

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The disappeared by C. J. Box

The disappeared

C. J. Box

Large Print

Wyoming's new governor isn't sure what to make of Joe Pickett, but he has a job for him that is extremely delicate. A prominent female British executive never came home from the high-end guest ranch she was visiting, and the British Embassy is pressing...

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The woman left behind by Linda Howard

The woman left behind

Linda Howard

Large Print

"Jina Modell definitely doesn't feel like a 'Babe', especially when she's working with the gruff, no-nonsense Levi Butcher, team leader for the GO-Team. When the Syrian base where she's stationed is attacked, Jina manages to escape. Levi would never ...

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To die but once by Jacqueline Winspear

To die but once

Jacqueline Winspear

Large Print

Spring, 1940. Following Britain’s declaration of war on Germany, Maisie Dobbs has been investigating the disappearance of a young apprentice working on a hush-hush government contract. Her investigation leads from the countryside of rural Hampshire...

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A treacherous curse by Deanna Raybourn

A treacherous curse

Deanna Raybourn

Large Print

"Veronica Speedwell returns in an adventure filled with betrayal and deception from Deanna Raybourn, the New York Times bestselling author of the Lady Julia Grey Mysteries. London, 1888. When archeological photographer John de Morgan mysteriously vanishes...

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Plum tea crazy by Laura Childs

Plum tea crazy

Laura Childs

Large Print

"While viewing the harbor's Gaslights and Galleons Parade from the widow's walk of Timothy Neville's Charleston mansion, local banker Carson Lanier seemingly tumbles over a narrow railing, then plunges three stories to his death. But a tragic accident...

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Shoot first by Stuart Woods

Shoot first

Stuart Woods

Large Print

Stone Barrington is enjoying a round of golf in Key West when the game is violently interrupted--and it seems as if the target of the disturbance may have been one of his fellow players, the brilliant businesswoman behind a software startup on the cutting...

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Queen of the masquerade  by Alice Quinn

Queen of the masquerade

Alice Quinn

Book

"Things are finally looking up for Rosie: she's debt-free, or at least almost, her trailer is in great condition, and she even has time to take her three kids on a Christmas vacation. But she knows the smooth sailing can't last. Rosie is always there...

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Queen of the trailer park  by Alice Quinn

Queen of the trailer park

Alice Quinn

Book

"Rosie Maldonne is outspoken and sexy. She's also unemployed, and, with three children and a cat, life is a little tough. The four of them - well, five, if you count the cat - live in the south of France, in a rundown trailer near a vacant lot. They make...

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Queen of the hide out  by Alice Quinn

Queen of the hide out

Alice Quinn

Book

"Rosie Maldonne, back for her second adventure, finds herself running out of the money she found on her last case. She lands a position cleaning for and elderly person, but the job brings trouble in the form of a pair of orphaned twins, desperate and...

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Edgar Allan Poe and the jewel of Peru  by Karen Lee Street

Edgar Allan Poe and the jewel of Peru

Karen Lee Street

Book

"Philadelphia, 1844. As violent tensions escalate between nativists and recent Irish immigrants, Edgar Allan Poe's fears for the safety of his wife, Virginia, and mother-in-law, Muddy, are compounded when he receives a parcel of mummified bird parts....

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A howl of wolves  by Judith Flanders

A howl of wolves

Judith Flanders

Book

"Sam Clair figures she'll be a good sport and spend a night out at the theatre in support of her upstairs neighbours who have small parts in a play in the West End. Boyfriend (a Scotland Yard detective) and allround good sport Jake Field agrees to tag...

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How it happened  by Michael Koryta

How it happened

Michael Koryta

Book

"Kimberly Crepeaux is no good, a notorious jailhouse snitch, teen mother, and heroin addict whose petty crimes are well-known to the rural Maine community where she lives. So when she confesses to her role in the brutal murders of Jackie Pelletier and...

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The soldier's curse by Meg Keneally

The soldier's curse

Meg Keneally

Audio CD

"In the Port Macquarie penal settlement for second offenders, at the edge of the known world, gentleman convict Hugh Monsarrat hungers for freedom. Originally transported for forging documents passing himself off as a lawyer, he is now the trusted clerk...

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The punishment she deserves by Elizabeth George

The punishment she deserves

Elizabeth George

Large Print

When a Member of Parliament shows up at New Scotland Yard requesting an investigation into the suicide of the son of one of his constituents in the beautiful town of Ludlow, the Assistant Commissioner sees two opportunities in this request: the first...

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I've got my eyes on you by Mary Higgins Clark

I've got my eyes on you

Mary Higgins Clark

Large Print

After throwing a party when her parents were away, 18-year-old Kerry Dowling is discovered lifeless at the bottom of the family pool. The police immediately question Kerry's boyfriend, who -- despite proclaiming his love for her -- was seen arguing with...

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Canal days calamity by Jamie M. Blair

Canal days calamity

Jamie M. Blair

Large Print

When a body is discovered behind her sister's shop, Cameron Cripps-Hayman must work fast to solve the murder and save the town's upcoming annual festival.

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A tale of two kitties by Sofie Kelly

A tale of two kitties

Sofie Kelly

Large Print

Years ago, Victor Janes ran off with his brother Leo's wife; now a dying Leo has invited him home to reconcile. But librarian Kathleen Paulson knows Leo's granddaughter Mia doesn't like her great-uncle. When Kathleen discovers Leo's body, she teams...

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Dial M for mousse by Laura Bradford

Dial M for mousse

Laura Bradford

Large Print

When she stumbles upon the dead body of her new client while delivering desserts at an artists' retreat, Winnie Johnson, the owner of the Emergency Dessert Squad, must whip up the clues to catch a killer. Includes recipes.

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Love you dead by Peter James

Love you dead

Peter James

Audio CD

An ugly duckling as a child, Jodie Bentley had two dreams in life - to be beautiful and rich. She's achieved the first, with a little help from a plastic surgeon, and now she's working hard on the second. Her philosophy on money is simple: you can either...

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Fall of angels by Barbara Cleverly

Fall of angels

Barbara Cleverly

eBook

"Barbara Cleverly, bestselling author of the Joe Sandilands series, introduces an ingenious new sleuth who navigates 1920s Cambridge, a European intellectual capital on the cusp of dramatic change. Great Britain, 1923: Detective Inspector John Redfyre...

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The liar in the library by Simon Brett

The liar in the library

Simon Brett

eAudiobook

Having been booked to give a talk at Fethering Library, successful author Burton St Clair invites his old friend Jude to come along. Although they haven't met for 20 years, Jude is not surprised to find that St Clair hasn't changed, with his towering...

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Come and find me by Sarah Hilary

Come and find me

Sarah Hilary

eAudiobook

On the surface, Lara Chorley and Ruth Hull have nothing in common, other than their infatuation with Michael Vokey. Each is writing to a sadistic inmate, sharing her secrets, whispering her worst fears, craving his attention. DI Marnie Rome understan...

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Elementary murder by Alan J. Wright

Elementary murder

Alan J. Wright

eAudiobook

1894, Wigan. Miss Dorothea Gadsworth is interviewed for a teaching vacancy at George Street Elementary, but is ultimately dismissed as a candidate. The following Monday morning, her body is discovered in a locked classroom with a note by her side. DS...

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A Southwold mystery by Suzette A. Hill

A Southwold mystery

Suzette A. Hill

eAudiobook

Suffolk, 1955. Rosy Gilchrist is asked by her friend Lady Fawcett to join her on a trip to Southwold to visit Delia Dovedale, an old school chum she hasn't seen in years. Rosy reluctantly agrees to be her companion on the reunion jaunt, but on arrival...

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Act of vengeance by Michael Jecks

Act of vengeance

Michael Jecks

eAudiobook

Cut adrift by British Intelligence at the end of the Cold War, Jack Case is called back into service following 9/11. In a quiet Alaskan backwater, a man named Danny Lewin has committed suicide. But this was no ordinary suicide. This was an agent who ...

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Cover up by Patricia Hall

Cover up

Patricia Hall

eAudiobook

On a busy Friday night in 1964, a woman's body is discovered in London's Soho Square. She has been raped and strangled. With no one reported missing, her identity remains a mystery. Assuming the victim to be a prostitute, DCI Jackson is inclined to dismiss...

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Somebody at the door by Raymond Postgate

Somebody at the door

Raymond Postgate

eAudiobook

In the winter of 1942, England lies cold and dark in the wartime blackout. One bleak evening, Councillor Grayling steps off the 6.12 from Euston, carrying ?120 in cash, and oblivious to the fate that awaits him in the snow-covered suburbs. Inspector ...

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The skeleton room by Kate Ellis

The skeleton room

Kate Ellis

eAudiobook

When workmen converting former girls' boarding school, Chadleigh Hall, into a luxury hotel discover a skeleton in a sealed room, DI Wesley Peterson and his boss, Gerry Heffernan are called in to investigate. But within minutes they have a second susp...

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Class murder by Leigh Russell

Class murder

Leigh Russell

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When two people are murdered, their only connection lies buried in the past. As police search for the elusive killer, another body is discovered. Pursuing her first investigation in York, Geraldine Steel struggles to solve the baffling case. How can she...

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A brush with death by Quintin Jardine

A brush with death

Quintin Jardine

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When millionaire Leo Speight is found poisoned at his Ayrshire mansion, Police Scotland has a tough case on its hands. The charismatic young Speight was a champion boxer with national hero status. A long list of lovers and friends stand to benefit from...

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The woman in the woods by John Connolly

The woman in the woods

John Connolly

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It is spring, and the body of a young Jewish woman is discovered buried in the Maine woods. It is clear that she gave birth shortly before her death. But there is no sign of a baby. Private detective Charlie Parker is engaged by the lawyer Moxie Castin...

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In dust and ashes by Anne Holt

In dust and ashes

Anne Holt

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In 2001, three-year-old Dina is killed in a tragic car accident. Not long thereafter Dina's mother dies under mysterious circumstances, and Dina's father Jonas is convicted of her murder. In 2016, the cold case ends up on the desk of Detective Henrik...

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A most novel revenge by Ashley Weaver

A most novel revenge

Ashley Weaver

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February 1933. Receiving a mysterious summons from her cousin Laurel, Amory Ames and her playboy husband Milo, set off for the Lyonsgate estate post-haste. The house was the scene of a tragic accident seven years ago when a reckless party of wild young...

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Prime cut  by Diane Mott Davidson

Prime cut

Diane Mott Davidson

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"Caterer Goldy Schulz is convinced things couldn't get worse. An unscrupulous rival is driving her out of business. An incompetent contractor has left her precious kitchen in shambles. And she has just agreed to cater a fashion shoot at a nineteenth-...

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Catering to nobody  by Diane Mott Davidson

Catering to nobody

Diane Mott Davidson

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"Goldy's father-in-law is almost killed by a poisoned cup of coffee at an affair she has catered, closing down her business and sending her on the trail of someone intent on revenge“--Provided by publisher.

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Dying for chocolate  by Diane Mott Davidson

Dying for chocolate

Diane Mott Davidson

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"Goldy Bear is the bright, opinionated, wildly inventive caterer whose personal life is a recipe for disaster, with bills taking a bite out of her budget and her abusive ex-husband making tasteless threats. Determined to take control, Goldy moves her...

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Asia hand  by Christopher Moore

Asia hand

Christopher Moore

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"Bangkok is celebrating Chinese New Year when Calvino's revels are cut short. The body of an American has been fished out of the lake in Lumpini Park. Around his neck are a string of wooden amulets, the kind upcountry Thais wear to protect themselves...

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Strangled in Paris  by Claude Izner

Strangled in Paris

Claude Izner

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"The coast of Normandy, 1894: A mysterious young woman is rescued by an anonymous man after a deadly shipwreck. Paris, a few months later: The body of a well-dressed woman in a velvet mask is found in the abattoir district of La Villette in Paris. Next...

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The last best friend  by George Sims

The last best friend

George Sims

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"At 2pm on a Monday in 1966, Ned Balfour wakes in Corsica beside a beautiful woman. In the same instant, back in London, fellow art dealer and Dachau survivor Sam Weiss falls ten stories to his death. Ned refuses to believe that Sam's death was inten...

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Down the aisle with murder  by Auralee Wallace

Down the aisle with murder

Auralee Wallace

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"Some wedding stories are so bizarre that you can't even make them up. Take Erica Bloom's latest case of an Otter Lake bride whose BFF is MIA at the time she's supposed to perform her duties as maid of honour... only to be found DOA. Erica and her se...

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A date with murder  by Jessica Fletcher

A date with murder

Jessica Fletcher

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"Jessica Fletcher investigates a friend's murder and a dangerous dating service in the latest entry in this USA Today bestselling series... Jessica Fletcher takes up the cause of her good friend Barbara "Babs" Wirth after Babs' husband Hal suffers a ...

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The ice swimmer  by Kjell Ola Dahl

The ice swimmer

Kjell Ola Dahl

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"When a dead man is lifted from the freezing waters of Oslo Harbour just before Christmas, Detective Lena Stigersand's stressful life suddenly becomes even more complicated. Not only is she dealing with a cancer scare, a stalker and an untrustworthy ...

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Private lies  by Cynthia St. Aubin

Private lies

Cynthia St. Aubin

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"During Jane Avery's shady childhood, truth was always a moving target. Since then, she's learned that colorful fictions can clean up a lot of life's messes-and she learned from the best. Her mother, Alexis Avery, is the most imaginatively duplicitous...

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Www.dropdead by Richard Stevenson

Www.dropdead

Richard Stevenson

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KickAssQueer is a gay Web site thousands go to for news, gossip, and as a forum to exchange often heated opinions about GLBT life in America.When one of KAQ's editors is savagely murdered, it's PI Don Strachey's job to uncover whether one of the site's...

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Sirkus by Irma Venter

Sirkus

Irma Venter

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Dis die laat tagtigs in Johannesburg. Adriana van der Hoon is agtien jaar oud. Haar aktivis-pa het jare lank oorsee geld vir die Education Trust ingesamel maar op 'n dag verander alles, en nou staan die veiligheidspolisie op haar drumpel met 'n ultimatum....

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Plain Peril by Alison Stone

Plain Peril

Alison Stone

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After her sister is found dead and her brother-in-law goes missing, Hannah Wittmer rushes back to the Amish community she abandoned to care for her young nieces. Although she makes every effort to blend in, she's still seen as an outsider--and quickly...

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The Combat Zone by Vincent Wilde

The Combat Zone

Vincent Wilde

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From the underbelly of Boston's officially sanctioned red-light district--The Combat Zone--to a neo-Nazi compound in the secluded mountains of New Hampshire, gay cross-dressing sleuth Cody Harper hunts a murderer. Cody is a man who enjoys wielding a whip...

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Kamikaze by Rudie Van Rensburg

Kamikaze

Rudie Van Rensburg

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"Kassie Kasselman is kriewelrig. Sy lewe lank poeliesman gewees, maar wat hy nóú alles in die media oor die SAPD lees. Hy't juis 'n ander werksaanbod . . . Maar dan kom Kassie te midde van sy loopbaankrisis teen die grieseligste booswig nóg te staan,...

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Red snow by W.S Greer

Red snow

W.S Greer

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My name is Detective Jarrod Granger, and you can say what you want about me. Call me arrogant, call me cocky, call me a man-whore, call me a renegade, call me a loose cannon. But one thing you can never say about me is that I don't get the job done. ...

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Reckless by Andrew Gross

Reckless

Andrew Gross

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Ty Hauck is shattered by the news. A close friend from his past, along with her husband and daughter, has been brutally murdered in her home by vicious intruders. Now he will risk everything he loves to avenge her death ... A wealthy banker, seeing his...

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The body reader  by Anne Frasier

The body reader

Anne Frasier

Book

"For three years, Detective Jude Fontaine was kept from the outside world. Held in an underground cell, her only contact was with her sadistic captor and reading his face was her entire existence. Learning his every line, every movement, and every flicker...

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Blood on the tracks

Blood on the tracks

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"A signalman is found dead by a railway tunnel. A man identifies his wife as a victim of murder on the underground. Two passengers mysteriously disappear between stations, leaving behind a dead body. Trains have been a favourite setting of many crime...

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The 25th hour  by David Benioff

The 25th hour

David Benioff

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"Monty Brogan starts a seven-year prison sentence for dealing drugs tomorrow. Tonight is his last night of freedom. His father wants him to run. His drug-lord boss, Uncle Blue, wants to know if he squealed. His girlfriend isn't sure what she wants, and...

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The reunion  by Samantha Hayes

The reunion

Samantha Hayes

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"Then: In charge of her little sister at the beach, Claire allowed Eleanor to walk to the shop alone to buy an ice cream. Placing a coin into her hand, Claire told her to be quick, knowing how much she wanted the freedom. Eleanor never came back. Now:...

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In the hush of the night  by Raymond Benson

In the hush of the night

Raymond Benson

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"Chicago Special Agent Annie Marino examines the case of a dead young woman who possesses a tattoo Annie has come across before - that of bloody bear claws. Several deceased women with the tattoo have turned up over the past few years, all suspected of...

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Broken ground  by Joe Clifford

Broken ground

Joe Clifford

Book

"At an AA meeting, handyman and part-time investigator Jay Porter meets a recovering addict who needs his help. In the midst of another grueling northern New Hampshire winter, Amy Lupus’ younger sister, Emily, has gone missing from the Coos County Center,...

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Death Is not enough  by Karen Rose

Death Is not enough

Karen Rose

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"Gwyn Weaver is as resilient as anyone could be. Having survived an attempted murder, she has rebuilt her life and reclaimed her dignity and strength. She's always known about her feelings for defence attorney Thomas Thorne, but as her friend and a c...

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Paper ghosts  by Julia Heaberlin

Paper ghosts

Julia Heaberlin

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"An elderly man with dementia, once acquitted of a terrible murder and suspected in many others, is removed from his assisted-living facility by a woman he does not recognize--a woman who claims to be his long-lost daughter. She takes him on a road trip...

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Shot in the dark  by Cleo Coyle

Shot in the dark

Cleo Coyle

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"A smartphone dating game turns the Village Blend into a hookup hotspot--until a gunshot turns the landmark coffeehouse into a crime scene. As Village Blend manager Clare Cosi fixes a date for her wedding, her ex-husband is making dates through smart...

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A killing mind  by Luke Delaney

A killing mind

Luke Delaney

Book

"In the darkest corners of London, a killer is on the hunt. His murders are brutal. Teeth pulled out. Nails pulled out. Bodies abandoned. DI Sean Corrigan of the Special Investigations Unit desperately tries to use his ability to understand the minds...

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