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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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Blue Monday by Nicci French

Blue Monday

Nicci French

eBook

-- Daily Mirror -- Daily Express

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All shot up by Chester B. Himes

All shot up

Chester B. Himes

eBook

After arriving on the American literary scene with novels of scathing social protest, Chester Himes created a pioneering pair of dangerously charming African American sleuths, Gravedigger Jones and Coffin Ed Johnson, Harlem's toughest detective duo, who...

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Reckless endangerment by Robert Tanenbaum

Reckless endangerment

Robert Tanenbaum

Audio CD

"A Jewish couple is assaulted and left for dead behind the counter of their deli, and anti-Israel graffiti is scrawled in Arabic above their bodies. Evidence points to a few clueless teens, but this seemingly open-and-shut case soon threatens to become...

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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

Audio CD

"The opioid epidemic has reached Paradise, and Police Chief Jesse Stone must rush to stop the devastation in the latest thriller in Robert B. Parker's New York Times-bestselling series. When a popular high school cheerleader dies of a suspected heroi...

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The wild one by Nicholas Petrie

The wild one

Nicholas Petrie

eBook

"War veteran Peter Ash tracks a murderer and his criminal family through the most forbidding and stark landscape he has ever encountered, in the latest thriller from the bestselling author of The Drifter"--

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Deadly obsession by Maggie Shayne

Deadly obsession

Maggie Shayne

eBook

Rachel de Luca has a bad feeling about the new woman in Detective Mason Brown's life, the nurse taking care of him after he's injured in the line of duty. She'd like to think it's just jealousy, but intuition tells her it's something more, maybe some...

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Risky biscuits by Mary Lee Ashford

Risky biscuits

Mary Lee Ashford

eBook

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Near Prospect Park by Lawrence H. Levy

Near Prospect Park

Lawrence H. Levy

eBook

"It's December 1896, and detective Mary Handley has done the last thing anyone expected of her: settled down. After falling in love with muckraking reporter Harper Lloyd, she turns her focus from pursuing new cases to raising her daughter Josephine. ...

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St. Francis Society for Wayward Pets by Annie England Noblin

St. Francis Society for Wayward Pets

Annie England Noblin

eBook

Laid off, cheated on, mugged: what else can go wrong in Maeve Stephens' life? So when she learns her birth mother has left her a house, a vintage VW Beetle, and a marauding cat, in the small town of Timber Creek, Washington, she packs up to discover the...

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First cut  by Judy Melinek

First cut

Judy Melinek

Book

"For San Francisco's newest medical examiner, Dr. Jessie Teska, it was supposed to be a fresh start. A new job in a new city. A way to escape her own dark past. Instead she faces a chilling discovery when an opioid-overdose case contains hints of som...

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The art of theft by Sherry (Sherry M.) Thomas

The art of theft

Sherry (Sherry M.) Thomas

Large Print

"As 'Sherlock Holmes, consulting detective', Charlotte Holmes has solved murders and found missing individuals. But she has never stolen a priceless artwork--or rather, made away with the secrets hidden behind a much-coveted canvas. But Mrs. Watson i...

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The Peaceful Valley crime wave by Bill Pronzini

The Peaceful Valley crime wave

Bill Pronzini

Large Print

"Nothing much happens in Peaceful Valley, Montana. And that's just how Sheriff Lucas Monk likes it. Aside from the occasional drunken brawl or minor disturbance out on the reservation, he hasn't had to resort to his fists or sidearm in years. That is,...

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Invitation only murder by Leslie Meier

Invitation only murder

Leslie Meier

Large Print

"Lucy doesn't know what to expect as she arrives on a private Maine island owned by eccentric billionaire Scott Newman, only that the exclusive experience should make for a very intriguing feature story. An avid environmentalist, Scott has stripped t...

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The doll factory by Elizabeth Macneal

The doll factory

Elizabeth Macneal

Large Print

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

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Guilty not guilty by Felix Francis

Guilty not guilty

Felix Francis

Large Print

"'It is said that everyone over a certain age can remember distinctly what they were doing when they heard that President Kennedy had been assassinated, or that Princess Diana had been killed in a Paris car crash, but I, for one, could recall all too...

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Killer in the carriage house by Sheila Connolly

Killer in the carriage house

Sheila Connolly

Large Print

"The second book in the Victorian Village Mystery series from New York Times bestselling author Sheila Connolly! Kate Hamilton's plans for recreating Asheboro, Maryland as a Victorian village and tourist attraction are progressing nicely, and most of...

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A snapshot of murder by Frances Brody

A snapshot of murder

Frances Brody

Large Print

"Yorkshire, 1928. Indomitable sleuth Kate Shackleton is taking a well-deserved break from her detective work and indulging in her other passion: photography. When her local Photographic Society proposes an outing to the opening of the Brontë Museum, Kate...

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A killer carol by Laura Bradford

A killer carol

Laura Bradford

Large Print

"Heavenly, PA has been transformed into a Christmas wonderland, and Claire is delighted to celebrate the season ... but a fiendish killer has other plans in this all-new installment in the national bestselling series. As the owner of Heavenly Treasures,...

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Beating about the bush by M. C. Beaton

Beating about the bush

M. C. Beaton

Large Print

"When private detective Agatha Raisin comes across a severed leg in a roadside hedge, it looks like she is about to become involved in a particularly gruesome murder. Looks, however, can be deceiving, as Agatha discovers when she is employed to investigate...

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A killer edition by Lorna Barrett

A killer edition

Lorna Barrett

Large Print

"With her assistant, Pixie, picking up more responsibility around the shop, Tricia Miles suddenly has a lot more time on her hands. Tricia decides to join the local animal-rescue board and enter the Great Booktown Bake-Off, but neither pans out as smoothly...

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Robert B. Parker's Angel eyes by Ace Atkins

Robert B. Parker's Angel eyes

Ace Atkins

Large Print

"Gabby Leggett left her Boston family with big dreams of making it as a model/actress in Hollywood. Two years later, she disappears from her apartment. Her family, former boyfriend, friends - and the police - have no idea where she is and no leads. L...

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The wrong girl by Donis Casey

The wrong girl

Donis Casey

Large Print

"In February of 1926, private detective Ted Oliver is hired by a mysterious client to investigate the death of Graham Peyton, a man known for recruiting high-class prostitutes for the studios until his disappearance five years ago. Thanks to a feroci...

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Grace is gone  by Emily. author. Elgar

Grace is gone

Emily. author. Elgar

Book

"Meg and her daughter Grace are the most beloved family in Ashford, the lynchpin that holds the town together. So when Meg is found brutally murdered and her daughter missing, the community is rocked by the tragedy. Her daughter, Grace, has been sick...

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Little white lies  by Philippa East

Little white lies

Philippa East

Book

"Anne White only looked away for a second, but that's all it took to lose sight of her young daughter. But seven years later, Abigail is found. And as Anne struggles to connect with her teenage daughter, she begins to question how much Abigail remembers...

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Perfect kill  by Helen Fields

Perfect kill

Helen Fields

Book

"Alone, trapped in the darkness and with no way out, Bart Campbell knows that his chances of being found alive are slim.Drugged and kidnapped from his Edinburgh home, the realisation soon dawns that he's been locked inside a shipping container - but what...

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The better liar  by Tanen Jones

The better liar

Tanen Jones

Book

Robin is dead. If Leslie had arrived at her sister's cramped Las Vegas apartment just hours earlier, they would have had their first reunion in a decade. Robin ran away from home as a teenager, while Leslie stayed in New Mexico, taking care of their ...

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Thistles and thieves  by Molly MacRae

Thistles and thieves

Molly MacRae

Book

Inversgail. When Janet Marsh discovers the body of Dr. Malcolm Murray, it appears to have been an accident. A few days later a box of vintage first editions is left on the doorstep of Yon Bonnie Books with a note: “Please look after these books. Thank...

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Hindsight  by Iris Johansen

Hindsight

Iris Johansen

Book

"Dr. Kendra Michaels, blind for the first twenty years of her life before gaining her sight via a revolutionary surgical procedure, is a renowned investigator known for her razor-sharp senses - honed during her years in the dark - and keen deductive ...

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The vanishing  by Jayne Ann Krentz

The vanishing

Jayne Ann Krentz

Book

"Forty years ago in the small town of Fogg Lake, "The Incident" occurred: an explosion in the cave system that released unknown gases, causing peculiar effects on its residents, such as strange visions and ominous voices. Not wanting the government to...

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Treason  by Stuart Woods

Treason

Stuart Woods

Book

Upon returning to New York City after a whirlwind British excursion, Stone Barrington is notified of a delicate situation within the country's administration. A close friend requires his expertise and subtlety to eradicate a destructive presence in a...

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Bitter Falls  by Rachel Caine

Bitter Falls

Rachel Caine

Book

"In spite of a harrowing past still haunting her, Gwen Proctor is trying to move forward. Until a new assignment gives her purpose: the cold-case disappearance of a young man in Tennessee. Three years missing, no clues. Just Ruth Landry, a tortured mother...

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Thief River Falls  by Brian Freeman

Thief River Falls

Brian Freeman

Book

"Lisa Power is a tortured ghost of her former self. The author of a bestselling thriller called Thief River Falls, named after her rural Minnesota hometown, Lisa is secluded in her remote house as she struggles with the loss of her entire family: a series...

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In the shadow of Vesuvius  by Tasha Alexander

In the shadow of Vesuvius

Tasha Alexander

Book

Lady Emily and her husband, Colin Hargreaves, have accompanied her friend Ivy Brandon on a trip to Pompeii. When they uncover a corpse and the police dismiss the murder as the work of local gangsters, Emily launches an investigation of her own. She seems...

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The other end of the line by Andrea Camilleri

The other end of the line

Andrea Camilleri

eBook

In Inspector Montalbano's coastal town of Vigàta, a surge of migrants have been coming in by boat, and all the town's hands are on deck to help the arrivals. At the heart of the scene are the police – on the lookout for the people smugglers re...

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The weedless widow by Deborah Morgan

The weedless widow

Deborah Morgan

Book

Jeff Talbot is joining his fishing buddies for their annual trip. He is also trying to coordinate the listing and transportation of his latest haul of antiques. When he arrives at the Northwest Territory Bait and Tackle shop for supplies, he joins his...

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Murder in Montparnasse by Kerry Greenwood

Murder in Montparnasse

Kerry Greenwood

eBook

Always enticing in divine twenties fashion, Phryne, one of the most exciting and likeable heroines in crime writing today, leads us through a tightly plotted maze of thrilling adventure set in 1920s Australia.

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The deposit slip by Todd M. (Todd Maurice) Johnson

The deposit slip

Todd M. (Todd Maurice) Johnson

eBook

When 10 million dollars goes missing, a down-on-his-luck lawyer is given the case of a lifetime... if he can stay alive long enough to win it.

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Eye for an eye by Graham Masterton

Eye for an eye

Graham Masterton

eBook

Meet DS Katie Maguire. With her bright green eyes and short red hair, she looks like an Irish pixie. But she is no soft touch. In this exclusive short story, Ireland's most fearless detective hunts down a priest-killer in county Cork.

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High stakes by Dick Francis

High stakes

Dick Francis

eBook

"Steven Scott's nine racehorses are his pride and joy and are trained by his great friend, Jody Leeds. Devastatingly, he learns that Jody has been in league with his bookmaker to cheat him out of large sums of money. He removes the horses from Jody's...

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Shadows of the past by Patricia Bradley

Shadows of the past

Patricia Bradley

eBook

After twenty years, psychology professor and part-time profiler Taylor Martin has a lead on her missing father's whereabouts--but someone doesn't want her to find him.

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The seeker by R. B. Chesterton

The seeker

R. B. Chesterton

eBook

When graduate student Aine Cahill uncovers a journal proving that her aunt Bonnie was an intimate companion of Thoreau & rsquo;s during his supposedly solitary sojourn at Walden Pond, she knows that she has found the perfect subject for her dissertation....

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Natchez burning by Greg Iles

Natchez burning

Greg Iles

eBook

#1 New York TimesNatchez Burning marks the brilliant return of a genuine American master of suspense. Tense and disturbing, it is the most explosive, exciting, sexy, and ambitious story Greg Iles has written yet.

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Dolled up to die by Lorena McCourtney

Dolled up to die

Lorena McCourtney

eBook

When Cate Kinkaid receives a frantic call about a triple homicide, she drives to the scene against her better judgment--aren't triple homicides more up the police department's alley'--only to find that the victims are not quite who she expects. Now she...

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Distortion by Terri Blackstock

Distortion

Terri Blackstock

eBook

When Juliet Cole's husband of 15 years is murdered before her eyes, she thinks it was a random shooting. Devastated and traumatized, she answers hours of questioning, then returns home to break the tragic news to her boys. But a threatening voicemail...

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Dirty little secrets by Liliana Hart

Dirty little secrets

Liliana Hart

eBook

"J.J. Graves has seen a lot of dead bodies in her line of work. She's not only in the mortuary business, but she's also the coroner for King George County, Virginia. When a grisly murder is discovered in the small town of Bloody Mary, it's up to J.J....

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Death's dark shadow by Sally Spencer

Death's dark shadow

Sally Spencer

eBook

Before she can even begin to track down the killer of the old woman dumped by the lonely canal, Monika Paniatowski needs to find out who she is, and no one seems to know. Even when her daughter Louisa provides the vital clue, it only makes life more ...

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Death by pantyhose by Laura Levine

Death by pantyhose

Laura Levine

eBook

Agreeing to write jokes for Dorcas, a struggling stand-up comic, Jaine Austen discovers that murder is the punchline when Dorcas's rival, a heckler named Vic, is strangled with one of her props--a pair of pantyhose.

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Death among the ruins by Pamela Christie

Death among the ruins

Pamela Christie

eBook

"Arabella Beaumont--courtesan and sleuth--discovers that the pursuit of art can be a dangerous thing ..."--Page 4 of cover.

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The Taiga Syndrome by Cristina Rivera Garza

The Taiga Syndrome

Cristina Rivera Garza

eBook

"A fairy tale run amok, The Tiaga Syndrome follows an unnamed female ex-detective as she searches for a couple who has fled to the far reaches of the earth. A betrayed husband is convinced by a brief telegram that his second ex-wife wants him to track...

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Dead passage  by Pauline Rowson

Dead passage

Pauline Rowson

Book

"Inspector Andy Horton receives a mysterious telephone call from Adele Goldsby, the daughter of a dead Portsmouth politician, with an urgent request to meet her on the Isle of Wight ferry because she has something to reveal about her father's death t...

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A scandal at Eastwick  by L. C. Warman

A scandal at Eastwick

L. C. Warman

Book

"After leaving St. Clair at age eighteen to pursue her dreams in Hollywood, 29-year-old Lia Logan returns home with nothing but dozens of failed auditions under her belt. She's determined to lay low: a brief house-sitting gig over the holiday break will...

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In spite of all terror  by V. M. Knox

In spite of all terror

V. M. Knox

Book

"September 1940. Britain stands alone facing an imminent Nazi invasion. Handpicked groups of men form the covert Auxiliary Units; ordinary by day, they will be saboteurs and assassins by night. With a life expectancy of two weeks, their identities are...

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The girl in the grave  by Helen Phifer

The girl in the grave

Helen Phifer

Book

"At least they'd found her. Once the site was processed and the girl's body removed, they'd be able to identify her so that her family could give her the burial she deserved. This innocent girl was far too young to be lying in a grave, crushed under the...

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The spider's web  by Margaret Coel

The spider's web

Margaret Coel

Book

"Arapaho attorney Vicky Holden agrees to represent a woman accused of murdering her Arapaho fiancé, a decision that places her at odds with her own people-and Father John O'Malley-for choosing to believe an "outsider" over her own people. Caught in a...

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The knock  by Jessie. author. Keane

The knock

Jessie. author. Keane

Book

"Dora O'Brien had a good start in life, but things went bad when she began to mix with the wrong company. Pregnant by her gangster lover, she found herself on the streets and then in the grips of a bent copper called Donny Maguire. When her daughter Angel...

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The lost child  by Emily Gunnis

The lost child

Emily Gunnis

Book

A tragic death. A missing baby. A long-kept secret... 1960. Thirteen-year-old Rebecca and her mother live in fear of Rebecca's father's violent temper. As a storm batters Seaview Cottage one night, Rebecca hears a visitor at the door and an argument ensues....

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The woman in the veil  by Laura Joh Rowland

The woman in the veil

Laura Joh Rowland

Book

"Investigating a brutal murder attempt on a woman in 1890 London, crime-scene photographer Sarah Bain and her friends are baffled when three different families claim the victim, who awakens without a memory of her identity." --Publisher

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Mr Nobody  by Catherine Steadman

Mr Nobody

Catherine Steadman

Book

"When a man is found on a Norfolk beach, drifting in and out of consciousness, with no identification and unable to speak, interest in him is sparked immediately. From the hospital staff who find themselves inexplicably drawn to him; to international...

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Lost by James Patterson

Lost

James Patterson

eAudiobook

The city of Miami is Detective Tom Moon's back yard. He's always kept it local, attending University of Miami on a football scholarship, then becoming a good enough cop to earn a street name, 'Anti'. As the new leader of an FBI task force called 'Ope...

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The unlucky ones by Kerry Wilkinson

The unlucky ones

Kerry Wilkinson

eAudiobook

A man who survived being drowned ends up in Manchester's canal. Someone who was hit by a car is shoved in front of DC Archie Davey's patrol vehicle. Killers generally aren't a happy bunch, but this particular one seems to have a problem with second...

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The corpse played dead by Georgina Clarke

The corpse played dead

Georgina Clarke

eAudiobook

'All the world's a stage, and all the men and women merely players ...' When an undercover assignment for the Bow Street magistrate sees prostitute Lizzie Hardwicke trade Ma Farley's Bawdy House in Soho for life as a theatre seamstress on Drury Lane,...

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Come to grief  by Dick Francis

Come to grief

Dick Francis

Book

"Sid Halley, ex-champion jockey turned investigator, is facing his toughest test. A number of horses have been brutally mutilated, horrifying their owners and the general public. Even Sid's friend, broadcaster Ellis Quint, has been moved to make a sh...

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There's a murder afoot by Vicki Delany

There's a murder afoot

Vicki Delany

eAudiobook

The 6th of January is Sherlock Holmes's birthday, and lucky for Gemma Doyle, January is also the slowest time of the year at both the Sherlock Holmes Bookshop and Emporium and Mrs. Hudson's Tea Room. It's a good time for Gemma and her friends to travel...

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The guesthouse by Abbie Frost

The guesthouse

Abbie Frost

eAudiobook

Seven guests. One Killer. A holiday to remember... 'Dark, claustrophobic and full of suspense' Alex Lake 'I think I might cancel my holiday - I'm too scared to go! An amazing book from a brilliant author *****' Netgalley reviewer Not all the guests w...

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Payback by Gemma Rogers

Payback

Gemma Rogers

Audio CD

In 1997 teenager Sophie White and her three girlfriends decide they want to lose their virginity before summer is over. Roping in her childhood buddy Gareth and his mates, Sophie holds a party to get the deed over and done with, but the night doesn't...

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Broken glass  by Alexander Hartung

Broken glass

Alexander Hartung

Book

"One murdered, one missing. Both are almost identical. Detective Nik Pohl has seen every shade of darkness in his career. Not used to playing by the rules, he finds himself frozen out by his superiors. What's worse, now he's being blackmailed into...

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Mr Monk is miserable  by Lee Goldberg

Mr Monk is miserable

Lee Goldberg

Book

On a return trip from Germany, Monk and Natalie stop over in Paris. They visit the catacombs--a vast, underground cavern in the center of the city, lined with millions of human bones. Monk picks up a skull and announces that the person was murdered. Most...

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Present tense by W. H. S. author. McIntyre

Present tense

W. H. S. author. McIntyre

Audio CD

Criminal lawyer Robbie Munro is back home, living with his dad and his new-found daughter. Life as a criminal lawyer isn't going well, and neither is his love life. While he's preparing to defend the accused in a rape case, it all becomes suddenly mo...

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One fatal mistake by Tom (Novelist) author. Hunt

One fatal mistake

Tom (Novelist) author. Hunt

Audio CD

When eighteen-year-old Joshua Mayo takes a man's life in a terrible accident, he leaves the scene without reporting the crime to the police. But, inevitably, he ends up telling his mother, Karen, what happened. Karen has raised Joshua on her own in C...

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A secret life by Christobel Kent

A secret life

Christobel Kent

Audio CD

When Georgie is persuaded to join two old friends for Ladies' Night, she intends to have fun, to behave like the Georgie she was before marriage and motherhood changed her life. But one drink too many and Georgie's not sure what happened the night before....

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Corridors of the night by Anne Perry

Corridors of the night

Anne Perry

Audio CD

One night, in the Greenwich Royal Naval Hospital, nurse Hester Monk is approached by a terrified girl. She's from a hidden ward of children, all subject to frequent blood-letting, and her brother is dying. While William Monk's River Police fight to keep...

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When will there be good news? by Kate Atkinson

When will there be good news?

Kate Atkinson

Audio CD

"In rural Devon, six-year-old Joanna Mason witnesses an appalling crime. Thirty years later the man convicted of the crime is released from prison. In Edinburgh, sixteen-year-old Reggie works as a nanny for a GP. But Dr Hunter has gone missing and Reggie...

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When I was you by Minka Kent

When I was you

Minka Kent

Audio CD

"After barely surviving a brutal attack, Brienne Dougray rarely leaves her house. Suffering from debilitating headaches and memory loss, she can rely only on her compassionate new tenant, Dr. Niall Emberlin, a welcome distraction from the discomfiting...

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When the dead come calling  by Helen Sedgwick

When the dead come calling

Helen Sedgwick

Book

"A murder investigation unearths the brutal history of a village where innocence has a shifting meaning if you are alive. Or dead. When psychotherapist Alexis Cosse is found murdered in the playground of the sleepy northern village of Burrowhead, the...

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All that is buried  by Robert Scragg

All that is buried

Robert Scragg

Book

"A parent's worst fear is realised when five-year-old Libby Hallforth goes missing at a funfair; no witnesses, no leads, and no trace. Months later, human remains are found, but they're too old to be Libby. It's the tip of a gruesome iceberg - bodies,...

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The escape room by Megan Goldin

The escape room

Megan Goldin

Large Print

"'Welcome to the escape room. Your goal is simple. Get out alive.' In the lucrative, high-pressure world of Wall Street finance, Vincent, Jules, Sylvie and Sam are the best of the best. Their team makes billion-dollar deals. They live lives of vanity...

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The woods  by Vanessa Savage

The woods

Vanessa Savage

Book

"Two girls went down to the woods... But only one came back There's a lot from Tess's childhood that she would rather forget. The family who moved next door and brought chaos to their quiet lives. The two girls who were murdered, their killer never found....

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Like mother, like daughter  by Elle Croft

Like mother, like daughter

Elle Croft

Book

Imogen Brown is a normal 16 year old girl. She's obsessed with beach volleyball, she occasionally enjoys the company of her younger sister Jemima, she's saving for her first car ... and she feels like she doesn't belong. She thinks that her parents, Kat...

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Rivals  by Sam Michaels

Rivals

Sam Michaels

Book

"The streets of Battersea are about to get a new leader, one who will rule with an iron fist. It's the 1930s and Georgina Garrett has risen up from her tough beginnings to become the new boss of the Battersea gang. But not everyone is pleased with a ...

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The night fire by Michael Connelly

The night fire

Michael Connelly

Large Print

"Back when Harry Bosch was just a rookie homicide detective, he had an inspiring mentor who taught him to take the work personally and light the fire of relentlessness for every case. Now that mentor, J.J. Thompson, is dead, but after his funeral his...

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Nothing ventured by Jeffrey Archer

Nothing ventured

Jeffrey Archer

Large Print

"William Warwick has always wanted to be a detective, and decides, much to his father's dismay, that rather than become a lawyer like his father, Sir Julian Warwick QC, and his sister Grace, he will join London's Metropolitan Police Force. After grad...

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The long call by Ann Cleeves

The long call

Ann Cleeves

Large Print

"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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Last request  by Liz Mistry

Last request

Liz Mistry

Book

"Danger might be closer that you think... When a body is discovered under Bradford's derelict Odeon car park, DS Nikita Parekh and her team are immediately called to the scene. Nikki has other things on her mind and is relieved when the investigation...

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The never game by Jeffery Deaver

The never game

Jeffery Deaver

Large Print

"From the bestselling and award-winning master of suspense, the first novel in a thrilling new series, introducing Colter Shaw. "You have been abandoned." A young woman has gone missing in Silicon Valley and her father has hired Colter Shaw to find her....

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My sister, the serial killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite

My sister, the serial killer

Oyinkan Braithwaite

Large Print

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

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Trial run by Dick Francis

Trial run

Dick Francis

eBook

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Enquiry by Dick Francis

Enquiry

Dick Francis

eBook

"When Kelly Hughes rides the favourite into second place, he gets penalized for his trouble. Not only has he lost the race, but also his licence, as the Jockey Club suspends him - believing he threw the race. Only he knows that the problem lay with ...

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A very good hater by Reginald Hill

A very good hater

Reginald Hill

eBook

Years after WWII, a pair of veterans believe they've spotted a Nazi in disguise, in a thriller with "more surprise turns than most novels twice its length" (Kirkus Reviews). In postwar England, Goldsmith and Templewood see each other once a year at reunions...

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Die for me  by Jesper Stein

Die for me

Jesper Stein

Book

"A serial rapist wreaks havoc in Copenhagen. The police investigation is hampered not only by the absence of evidence or clues to the attacker’s identity but also by the force’s own incompetence and prejudice. A DNA sample links the attacks to the cold...

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Blood ties  by Alexander Hartung

Blood ties

Alexander Hartung

Book

"Two missing children. Only Pohl can save the third. Two young children have been violently abducted in broad daylight, with nothing connecting them but their disappearance. Detective Nik Pohl knows there must be a missing link, but every time he gets...

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Dark September by Inger Wolf

Dark September

Inger Wolf

Book

"It is late September, and Anna Kiehl, a student of anthropology and a single mother, does not return from her evening run in the forest. The next morning, she is found dead. She is naked, her throat is cut, and there is a bouquet of poisonous hemlock...

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Dangerous games  by Gillian Godden

Dangerous games

Gillian Godden

Book

"Annette Lambrianu is young, blonde, beautiful and bored. Life on the family vineyard with her husband and young son, Antonias, is not what she had expected. Yearning for excitement, she flees to London with her lover and the boy, only to find out the...

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Ugly truth  by Kerry Barnes

Ugly truth

Kerry Barnes

Book

"A gripping crime thriller with mystery, murder and shocking twists. After all the heartache that Kelly Raven has gone through, she can finally enjoy her life. The business is lucrative, her family are happy, and in a few months, her baby will be bor...

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Twisted twenty-six by Janet Evanovich

Twisted twenty-six

Janet Evanovich

Audio CD

"Grandma Mazur is a widow ... again. This time her marriage lasted a whole 45 minutes. The unlucky groom was one Jimmy Rosolli, local gangster, lothario (senior division) and heart attack waiting to happen ... well, the waiting's over. It's a sad day,...

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Schoolgirl missing by Sue Fortin

Schoolgirl missing

Sue Fortin

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"When fourteen-year-old Poppy vanishes on a family boating trip, suspicion soon turns close to home - to the two people who should do everything to keep her safe, her parents, Kit and Neve. Can they really be responsible for their little girl's disap...

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The smiling man by Joseph Knox

The smiling man

Joseph Knox

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"'I usually experienced the presence of a dead body as an absence, but in this case, it felt like a black hole opening up in front of me.' Disconnected from his history and careless of his future, Detective Aidan Waits has resigned himself to the night...

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Dark pines by Will (Novelist) Dean

Dark pines

Will (Novelist) Dean

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"An isolated Swedish town. A deaf reporter terrified of nature. A dense spruce forest overdue for harvest. A pair of eyeless hunters found murdered in the woods. It's week one of the Swedish elk hunt, and the sound of gunfire is everywhere. When Tuva...

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Grave expectations by Heather Redmond

Grave expectations

Heather Redmond

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"London, June 1835: In the interest of being a good neighbor, Charles checks in on Miss Haverstock, the elderly spinster who resides in the flat above his. But as the young journalist and his fiance Kate ascend the stairs, they are assaulted by the.....

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Smoke and ashes by Abir Mukherjee

Smoke and ashes

Abir Mukherjee

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"India, 1921. Haunted by his memories of the Great War, Captain Sam Wyndham is battling a serious addiction to opium that he must keep secret from his superiors in the Calcutta police force. When Sam is summoned to investigate a grisly murder, he is stunned...

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The disappearance of Alastair Ainsworth by Leonard S. Goldberg

The disappearance of Alastair Ainsworth

Leonard S. Goldberg

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"Joanna and the Watsons receive an unexpected visitor to 221b Baker Street during a nocturnal storm. A rain-drenched Dr. Alexander Verner arrives with a most harrowing tale. Verner has just returned from an unsettling trip to see a patient who he believes...

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The other end of the line by Andrea Camilleri

The other end of the line

Andrea Camilleri

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"A wave of refugees has arrived on the Sicilian coast, and Inspector Montalbano and his team have been stationed at port, alongside countless volunteers, to receive and assist the newcomers. Meanwhile, Livia has promised their presence at a friend's ...

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Here comes Santa paws by Laurien Berenson

Here comes Santa paws

Laurien Berenson

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"It's the most wonderful time of the year in Connecticut, but Melanie Travis finds surviving this December may take a real Christmas miracle when a yuletide murderer comes to town ... As Melanie attempts to deck the halls in a house overrun by pamper...

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Dark ambitions by Irene Hannon

Dark ambitions

Irene Hannon

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"Former Army Night Stalker Rick Jordan usually has his camp for foster children to himself during the winter months. But someone has visited recently - leaving a trail of blood. One of the two clues left behind tips Rick off to the identity of his visitor,...

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Sealed off  by Barbara Ross

Sealed off

Barbara Ross

Book

"When the Russian demo team clearing out the mansion discovers a room that's been sealed off for decades, Julia's baffled as to its purpose and what secrets it might have held. Tensions are already simmering with the crew, but when one of the workers...

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Storm of secrets  by Loretta Marion

Storm of secrets

Loretta Marion

Book

"A powerful storm descends upon Cape Cod's Whale Rock the weekend Cassandra Mitchell and David Benjamin are set to wed at The Bluffs, a magnificent Victorian mansion. In the wake of the storm's destruction, three-year-old Lucas Kleister disappears, and...

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A silent death  by Peter May

A silent death

Peter May

Book

"Spain, 2020. When ex-pat fugitive Jack Cleland watches his girlfriend die, gunned down in a pursuit involving officer Cristina Sanchez Pradell, he promises to exact his revenge by destroying the policewoman Cristina's aunt Ana has been deaf-blind for...

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The Widows' Club  by Amanda Brooke

The Widows' Club

Amanda Brooke

Book

"@thewidowsclub : In response to unprecedented media interest, we confirm that the murder victim was a member of our group. We will not be commenting further... When April joins a support group for young widows, she’s looking for answers after her hu...

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The six  by Luca Veste

The six

Luca Veste

Book

"It was supposed to be our last weekend away as friends, before marriage and respectability beckoned. But what happened that Saturday changed everything.In the middle of the night, someone died. The six of us promised each other we would not tell anyone...

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Mr. Sticks  by Jeffrey Hale

Mr. Sticks

Jeffrey Hale

Book

"The dark net is filled with monsters. It’s frequented by thieves, drug dealers, child predators, and cold-blooded killers. But Mr. Sticks is the most fearsome of them all. Mr. Sticks uses the dark net to locate the lost and vulnerable; to lure young...

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No fixed line  by Dana Stabenow

No fixed line

Dana Stabenow

Book

"'... though there is no fixed line between wrong and right, There are roughly zones whose laws must be obeyed.' ... It is New Year's Eve, nearly six weeks into an off-and-on blizzard that has locked Alaska down, effectively cutting it off from the ...

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Blood ties  by Heather Burnside

Blood ties

Heather Burnside

Book

Adele Robinson is locked up – convicted for the murder of her abusive father. She quickly realises that she'll have to play it tough if she's going to survive, and soon gains a reputation for standing her ground. Meanwhile, her brother Peter is building...

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Songbird  by Inger Wolf

Songbird

Inger Wolf

Book

"On an early morning in May, the police find the heavily beaten body of Maja Nielsen in a public park in central Aarhus in Denmark. She has fallen from a great height and her right arm has been cut repeatedly. Everything points to a suicide, and as the...

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The grifters  by Jim Thompson

The grifters

Jim Thompson

Book

"To his friends, to his coworkers, and even to his mistress Moira, Roy Dillon is an honest hardworking salesman. He lives in a cheap hotel just within his pay bracket. He goes to work every day. He has hundreds of friends and associates who could attest...

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Carrot cake murder  by Joanne Fluke

Carrot cake murder

Joanne Fluke

Book

"Murder comes to town when, during her business partner's family reunion, a long-lost uncle is found dead with two slices of Hannah's infamous carrot cake next to his body, a discovery that soon becomes a recipe for disaster."--Provided by publisher.

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Kill for you  by Lisa (Lisa L.) Regan

Kill for you

Lisa (Lisa L.) Regan

Book

"FBI analyst Kassidy Bishop is assigned to the 'For You' killer's task force after a series of sadistic murders bearing the same signature arise in different parts of the country. The homicides are both calculated and savage, occurring in different states,...

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Cold blooded  by Lisa (Lisa L.) Regan

Cold blooded

Lisa (Lisa L.) Regan

Book

"Fourteen years ago, high school track star Sydney Adams was gunned down in Philadelphia's Fairmount Park. The investigation yielded useless clues, and the case went cold. But homicide detective Augustus Knox never gave up on finding Sydney's killer....

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Hold still  by Lisa (Lisa L.) Regan

Hold still

Lisa (Lisa L.) Regan

Book

"After years as a patrol cop, detective Jocelyn Rush is almost immune to the depravity that stalks the meaner streets of Philadelphia... almost. After saving her three-year-old daughter from a carjacking, she ends up in the emergency room - and discovers...

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Her dark heart  by Carla Kovach

Her dark heart

Carla Kovach

Book

"Rory is waiting at the door of the pre-school - a painted picture of his mother Susan in his small hand. But Susan isn't going to see the picture, because she has vanished. Susan Wheeler is a devoted mother. She would do anything for her three children....

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The Mithras conspiracy  by Michael J. Polelle

The Mithras conspiracy

Michael J. Polelle

Book

"Rome is in chaos. Earthquakes shake the city. The pope is in a coma. And a Vatican scholar has been found dead in the Tiber. Detective Marco Leone is about to take a sabbatical when his estranged friend—charged with organizing the Vatican’s secret a...

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All roads lead to Whitechapel  by Michelle Birkby

All roads lead to Whitechapel

Michelle Birkby

Book

"Behind every great man is a great woman...? Maybe so, but the women in Sherlock Holmes's life are tired of toiling in his shadow. Matters come to a head when the Great Man declines to help a desperate young bride, prompting Mrs. Hudson (Holmes's hou...

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Who did you tell?  by Lesley Kara

Who did you tell?

Lesley Kara

Book

"Every town has its secrets... It’s been 192 days, seven hours and fifteen minutes since her last drink. Now Astrid is trying to turn her life around. Having reluctantly moved back in with her mother, in a quiet seaside town away from the temptations...

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First cut  by Judy Melinek

First cut

Judy Melinek

Book

"For San Francisco's newest medical examiner, Dr Jessie Teska, it was supposed to be a fresh start. A new job in a new city. A way to escape her own dark past. Instead she faces a chilling discovery when a suspected overdose case contains hints of so...

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The murder map  by Danny (Crime fiction writer) Miller

The murder map

Danny (Crime fiction writer) Miller

Book

"When art dealer Ivan Fielding is found dead of a heart attack in his home, it doesn't initially seem like a case for Detective Inspector Frost and the Denton police force. But then signs of a burglary are discovered, and Frost senses there's more to...

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