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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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Last time I lied by Riley Sager

Last time I lied

Riley Sager

Emma has. Her first summer away from home, she learned how to play the game. And she learned how to lie. Then three of her new friends went into the woods and never returned... Now, years later, Emma has been asked to go back to the newly reopened Ca...

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The crow trap by Ann Cleeves

The crow trap

Ann Cleeves

Three very different women come together at isolated Baikie's Cottage on the North Pennines, to complete an environmental survey. Rachael, the team leader, is still reeling after a double betrayal by her lover and boss, Peter Kemp. Anne, a botanist, sees...

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Murder in Montego Bay by Paula Lennon

Murder in Montego Bay

Paula Lennon

In Montego Bay, Jamaica, privileged Chinese-Jamaican brothers Lester and Carter Chin Ellis have enjoyed a sheltered life as the heirs to the iced desserts empire Chinchillerz. One fateful night, following a fiery encounter with local law enforcement ...

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The punishment she deserves by Elizabeth George

The punishment she deserves

Elizabeth George

When an MP shows up at New Scotland Yard requesting an investigation into the suicide of the son of one of his constituents, the Assistant Commissioner sees the opportunity to get rid of Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers. So he assigns Havers to the case...

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A measure of darkness by Jonathan Kellerman

A measure of darkness

Jonathan Kellerman

It's been a busy year for Alameda County Coroner's Deputy Clay Edison. Then the call comes in the middle of the night. It's a bad one. A party in West Oakland. A crowd in the street. Two guns, firing at random, spreading chaos and death. What Clay does...

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This is what happened by Mick Herron

This is what happened

Mick Herron

Twenty-six-year-old Maggie Barnes is someone you would never look at twice. Living alone in a month-to-month sublet in the huge city of London, with no family but an estranged sister, no boyfriend or partner, and not much in the way of friends, Maggie...

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Something evil comes by A. J. (Forensic psychologist) Cross

Something evil comes

A. J. (Forensic psychologist) Cross

When a body is discovered locked inside a church crypt, its throat torn out, the victim is quickly identified as 20-year-old Matthew Flynn, son of one of the city's leading entrepreneurs, who disappeared a year earlier. For forensic psychologist Kate...

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Twenty-one days by Anne Perry

Twenty-one days

Anne Perry

1910. Sir Thomas Pitt's son, Daniel, is in the middle of his first case as a barrister when he is summoned to the Old Bailey for an important trial. Renowned biographer Russell Graves is charged with the brutal murder of his wife and Daniel must assist...

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The female detective by Andrew Forrester

The female detective

Andrew Forrester

The Female Detective was published in 1864 and introduces the first professional female detective in British fiction, Mrs Gladden. Mrs Gladden uses similar methods to her male counterparts - she enters scenes of crime incognito, tracking down killers...

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The detective wore silk drawers by Peter Lovesey

The detective wore silk drawers

Peter Lovesey

Forbidden in Victorian England, the grim and violent world of bare-knuckle fighting has gone underground. So when a headless body is found floating in the Thames, his hands "pickled" for fighting, Sergeant Cribb knows he is facing a challenge. Desperate...

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Fugitive from the grave by Edward Marston

Fugitive from the grave

Edward Marston

1817. Upon receiving a letter from an old family friend, Clemency van Emden returns from Holland to find her father dead. She refuses to believe the middle-aged man died of natural causes, and the suspicious circumstances of his life during the past few...

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The story keeper by Anna Mazzola

The story keeper

Anna Mazzola

Audrey Hart is on the Isle of Skye to collect the folk tales of the communities around her. It is 1857, and the crofters are hostile, claiming they no longer know their stories. Then Audrey discovers the body of a young girl washed up on the beach and...

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A kiss before killing by Keith McCarthy

A kiss before killing

Keith McCarthy

In the wake of several unexpected deaths at the hospital, Dr Claire Woodforde suspects there is a killer amongst the staff. As Detective Chief Inspector Beverley Wharton and her new sergeant Tom Bayes begin to investigate, they too start to wonder if...

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Kin by Snorri Kristjansson


Snorri Kristjansson

He can deny it all he likes, but everyone knows Viking warlord Unnthor Reginsson brought home a great chest of gold when he retired from the longboats. Now, adopted daughter Helga is awaiting the arrival of her unknown siblings: Karl, Jorunn, Aslak and...

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High-wired by Andrea Frazer


Andrea Frazer

DI Olivia Hardy is a firm but fair cop, her new partner, DS Lauren Groves has a very different background, but the two women bond over the pressures of juggling complicated family lives with the horrors of the job. Both women try to reconcile their p...

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The old religion by Martyn Waites

The old religion

Martyn Waites

The Cornish village of St Petroc is the sort of place where people come to hide. Tom Killgannon is one such person. An ex-undercover cop, Tom is in the Witness Protection Programme and St Petroc offers him a chance to live a safe and quiet life. Until...

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Tell me a secret  by Samantha Hayes

Tell me a secret

Samantha Hayes

"Tell her all your secrets and she'll tell you all her lies. Everything in Lorna's life runs like clockwork, from her 6am morning run to the strict 60-minute counselling sessions she gives. It's the only way she can deal with the terrible secret she ...

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She was the quiet one  by Michele Campbell

She was the quiet one

Michele Campbell

"When twin sisters Rose and Bel Enright enroll in The Odell School, a prestigious New Hampshire boarding school, it seems like the opportunity of a lifetime. But the sisters could not be more different. The school brings out a rivalry between them that...

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A prayer for the damned  by Peter Tremayne

A prayer for the damned

Peter Tremayne

February, AD 668, and Cashel is full of distinguished visitors. The reason - under the old Irish custom, Fidelma of Cashel and Eadulf of Seaxmund's Ham, having been joined together for a year and a day, are to be married. But on the eve of the ceremony,...

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All the hidden truths  by Claire Askew

All the hidden truths

Claire Askew

"This is a fact: Ryan Summers walked into Three Bridges College and killed twelve women, then himself. But no one can say why. The question is one that cries out to be answered - by Ryan's mother, Moira; by Ishbel, the mother of Abigail, the first victim;...

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The guilty dead  by P. J. Tracy

The guilty dead

P. J. Tracy

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

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Don't eat me  by Colin Cotterill

Don't eat me

Colin Cotterill

"Dr. Siri Paiboun, the ex-national coroner of Laos, may have more experience dissecting bodies than making art, but when he manages to smuggle a fancy movie camera into the country he devises a plan to shoot a Lao adaptation of War and Peace with his...

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Feared  by Lisa Scottoline


Lisa Scottoline

"Rosato & DiNunzio are being sued for reverse sex discrimination by three plaintiffs who claim they weren't hired because they were men. Their lawyer, Nick Machiavelli, once lost a case to Mary DiNunzio and now he wants a rematch. Mary and her partner,...

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Abandoned  by Allison Brennan


Allison Brennan

"Investigative reporter Max Revere has cracked many cases, but the one investigation she's never attempted is the mystery from her own past. Her mother abandoned her when she was nine, sending her periodic postcards, but never returning to reclaim he...

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Nobody's child  by Victoria Jenkins

Nobody's child

Victoria Jenkins

"On a damp October day, a body is found in an abandoned hospital, too burnt to be identified, but Detective Alex King knows that every victim is someone’s daughter or son. Pushing aside her own troubles, Alex puts everything into finding the killer, but...

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The first one to die  by Victoria Jenkins

The first one to die

Victoria Jenkins

"Four friends. A house full of secrets. A killer picking them off one by one. She tried to break her fall, twisting desperately, but there was nothing to catch hold of, nothing with which she could stop herself. Her single scream cut through the night...

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The girls in the water  by Victoria Jenkins

The girls in the water

Victoria Jenkins

"Two gone. One whose past could kill her. When the body of Lola Evans is found in a local park on a cold winter's morning, Detective Alex King and her new recruit Chloe Lane are called in to lead the hunt for the killer. Days later, a second girl goes...

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The red tower  by Mark (Wargamer) Latham

The red tower

Mark (Wargamer) Latham

"Dr Watson has been invited to Crain Manor, where his old friend James Crain is to hold a spiritualist gathering. During a séance a ghostly figure is seen, supposedly the spirit of Sybille, the first Lady Crain, who murdered her husband in the tower room,...

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A betrayal in blood  by Mark (Wargamer) Latham

A betrayal in blood

Mark (Wargamer) Latham

"It is 1894, and the news of a Transylvanian nobleman's death at the hands of a certain Professor Van Helsing is the talk of London. Unsatisfied at the acquittal of the professor, Mycroft Holmes asks Sherlock to investigate what truly led to the deaths...

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Unhallowed ground  by Melvin R. Starr

Unhallowed ground

Melvin R. Starr

"Thomas atte Bridge, a man no one likes, is found hanging from a tree near Cow-leys Corner. All assume he has taken his own life, but Master Hugh and Kate find evidence that this may not be so. Many of the town had been harmed by Thomas, and Hugh is not...

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A missed murder  by Michael Jecks

A missed murder

Michael Jecks

When Jack Blackjack disobeys the orders of his spymaster, he enters dangerous waters in this lively Tudor mystery. London, 1555. Queen Mary is newly married to Philip II of Spain - and not everyone is happy about the alliance. The kingdom is divided ...

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Dark angel  by Helen H. Durrant

Dark angel

Helen H. Durrant

"Love gripping crime fiction? Discover Detective Stephen Greco, a meticulous policeman with a messy personal life. Two young men break into an expensive house in Cheshire. They take money and jewellery — and a large amount of heroin. Within twenty-four...

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The forger  by Cay Rademacher

The forger

Cay Rademacher

"In a routine operation, Chief Inspector Frank Stave is shot down. He survives, but transfers from the murder commission to the office combatting the black market. There, Stave is confronted with an enigmatic case: Trummerfrau, women helping to clear...

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Playing with fire  by Patricia Hall

Playing with fire

Patricia Hall

The death of a young girl leads Detective Sergeant Harry Barnard and Kate O'Donnell into a hotbed of simmering tensions, violence and threats in sixties' Soho. London, 1964. At three a.m. on a chilly autumn morning, Detective Sergeant Harry Barnard is...

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Spring break  by Gerald Elias

Spring break

Gerald Elias

"Reclusive, blind violin pedagogue Daniel Jacobus is invited to speak at a seemingly innocuous symposium on Baroque music at a prestigious music conservatory. He has no idea he is about to become enmeshed in an entrenched culture of sexual harassment...

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Student body  by Susan Rogers Cooper

Student body

Susan Rogers Cooper

"Graham Pugh should be having a ball as a student at the University of Texas in Austin. Unfortunately for him, he loathes his roommate, Bishop "Call Me Bish" Alexander, to the point where he quite literally dreams of killing him. Even more unfortunately...

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The disappearing  by Lori Roy

The disappearing

Lori Roy

"Lane Fielding fled her Florida hometown after high school for the anonymity of New York City and swore she'd never return. Twenty years later, newly divorced and with two daughters in tow, she finds herself tending bar at the local dive and living with...

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The plotters  by Ŏn-su Kim

The plotters

Ŏn-su Kim

"The important thing is not who pulls the trigger but who's behind the person who pulls the trigger - the plotters, the masterminds working in the shadows. Raised by Old Raccoon in The Library of Dogs, Reseng has always been surrounded by plots to kill...

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An unwanted guest  by Shari Lapeña

An unwanted guest

Shari Lapeña

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

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In the blood  by Ruth Mancini

In the blood

Ruth Mancini

"Criminal defence lawyer Sarah Kellerman takes on a case of a young single mother accused of the unthinkable: poisoning her own baby. With salt. The mother, Ellie, denies the charges, but even as Sarah begins to believe her, something about her story...

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Last time I lied  by Riley Sager

Last time I lied

Riley Sager

"Two Truths and a Lie. The girls played it all the time in their tiny cabin at Camp Nightingale. Vivian, Natalie, Allison, and first-time camper Emma Davis, the youngest of the group. The games ended when Emma sleepily watched the others sneak out of...

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The last thing I told you  by Emily Arsenault

The last thing I told you

Emily Arsenault

"Therapist Dr. Mark Fabian is dead; bludgeoned in his office. But that doesn't stop former patient Nadine Raines from talking to him in her head. Why did she come back to her hometown after so many years away? Everyone here thinks she's crazy. She has...

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Scrublands  by Chris (Journalist) Hammer


Chris (Journalist) Hammer

"In an isolated country town brought to its knees by endless drought, a charismatic and dedicated young priest calmly opens fire on his congregation, killing five parishioners before being shot dead himself. A year later, troubled journalist Martin S...

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What you don't know by JoAnn Chaney

What you don't know

JoAnn Chaney

JoAnn Chaney's dark debut, What You Don't Know, tells the story of the three victims the murderer didn't kill but whose lives he ruined all the same . . . A crime like this isn't only about the killer. There are others to consider . . . Seven years ...

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The girlfriend by Michelle Frances

The girlfriend

Michelle Frances

'I was blown away. The Girlfriend is the most marvellous psychological thriller . . .' - Jilly Cooper The Number One bestselling debut thriller from Michelle Frances. She loves your son. She wants your life. How far would you go to protect your son? Laura...

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Hour game by David Baldacci

Hour game

David Baldacci

David Baldacci's heart-stopping Hour Game is the second fast-paced thriller in the King and Maxwell series. Following their collaboration in Split Second, ex-Secret Service agents Sean King and Michelle Maxwell have gone into partnership and are inve...

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Liar liar by James Patterson

Liar liar

James Patterson

Detective Harriet Blue is clear about two things. Regan Banks deserves to die. And she'll be the one to pull the trigger. But Regan - the vicious serial killer responsible for destroying her brother's life - has gone to ground. Suddenly, her phone rings....

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The quiet side of passion by Alexander McCall Smith

The quiet side of passion

Alexander McCall Smith

It is summer in Edinburgh and Isabel Dalhousie is once again caught between 'gossip' and significant rumour. It is none of her business that Patricia, the mother of her son Charlie's little friend Basil, is estranged from Basil's father, or that the woman...

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A dark path by Robert E. Dunn

A dark path

Robert E. Dunn

"Sheriff's detective Katrina Hurricane Williams confronts deep-rooted hate and greed in the Missouri Ozarks in this ... police procedural. What at first appears to be a brush fire in some undeveloped bottom land yields the charred remains of a young....

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Under a dark sky by Lori Rader-Day

Under a dark sky

Lori Rader-Day

"From the critically-acclaimed author of The Day I Died comes a terrifying twist on a locked-room mystery that will keep readers guessing until the last page. Only in the dark can she find the truth. Since her husband died, Eden Wallace's life has di...

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Toucan keep a secret by Donna Andrews

Toucan keep a secret

Donna Andrews

"Meg Langslow is at Trinity Episcopal locking up after an event and checking on the toucan Meg's friend Rev. Robyn Smith is fostering in her office. After hearing a hammering in the columbarium (the small building where cremated remains are held), Meg...

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Four funerals and maybe a wedding by Rhys Bowen

Four funerals and maybe a wedding

Rhys Bowen

"In the days leading up to her wedding to Darcy O'Mara, Lady Georgiana Rannoch takes on the responsibilities of a grand estate, but proving she can run a household just may be the death of her in the new Royal Spyness Mystery from the New York Times....

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Dig deep my grave by Cheryl Honigford

Dig deep my grave

Cheryl Honigford

Radio star Vivian Witchell has finally mustered up the courage to invite her long-time love interest, Charlie, to meet her family at their luxurious cottage on Geneva Lake. But the visit goes terribly wrong when an old flame of Vivian's turns up dead--and...

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Bad man by Dathan Kahn Auerbach

Bad man

Dathan Kahn Auerbach

Reddit horror sensation Dathan Auerbach delivers a devilishly dark novel about a young boy who goes missing, and the brother who won't stop looking for him. Eric disappeared when he was three years old. Ben looked away for only a second at the grocery...

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The middleman by Olen Steinhauer

The middleman

Olen Steinhauer

"This stunning stand alone from the author of New York Times bestseller The Tourist, follows the people on all sides of a domestic terrorist group, from the group's converts to the FBI agents investigating them. New York Times bestselling author Olen...

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The prisoner in the castle by Susan Elia MacNeal

The prisoner in the castle

Susan Elia MacNeal

"American-born spy and code-breaker extraordinaire Maggie Hope must solve a baffling series of murders among a group of captive agents on an isolated Scottish island as the acclaimed World War II mystery series from New York Times bestselling author Susan...

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Hollywood ending by Kellye Garrett

Hollywood ending

Kellye Garrett

"When publicist Lyla Davis is killed in what appears to be botched ATM robbery, actress-turned-private-investigator Dayna Anderson infiltrates Hollywood celebrity circles to ferret out the truth"--

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The money shot by Stuart Woods

The money shot

Stuart Woods

"Ever a man of mystery and intrigue, Teddy Fay has donned a new disguise--that of Mark Weldon, a stuntman and actor starring in Centurion Pictures' newest film. When the picture's leading lady begins receiving blackmail threats, Teddy is in the perfe...

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Babylon by Yasmina Reza


Yasmina Reza

Elisabeth is a woman whose curiosity and passion far exceed the borders of her quiet middle-class life. She befriends a neighbor, organizes a small dinner party. And then, quite suddenly, finds herself embarked with him on an adventure that is one pa...

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One on one by Michael Brandman

One on one

Michael Brandman

When legendary sheriff Burton Steel summons his son Buddy home from LAPD Homicide, a reluctant Buddy agrees. Burton is debilitated by ALS, Lou Gehrig's disease. While Buddy is to cover his back, not an assignment he wants, the clincher is it's his last...

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Death by publication by Jean-Jacques Fiechter

Death by publication

Jean-Jacques Fiechter

A tale of revenge involving two friends in the publishing world. It is bad enough that writer Nicolas Fabry steals Edward Destry's woman, it is worse that he discards her and she commits suicide, but when he writes a novel about it and the novel wins...

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The date  by Louise Jensen

The date

Louise Jensen

Something has happened to Alison Taylor. Her Saturday night started normally. Recently separated from her husband, Ali has been persuaded by her friends to go on a date with a new man. She is ready, she is nervous, she is excited. She is about to take...

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The prisoner in the castle  by Susan Elia MacNeal

The prisoner in the castle

Susan Elia MacNeal

"Set during World War II. American-born spy and code-breaker extraordinaire Maggie Hope must solve a baffling series of murders among a group of captive agents on an isolated Scottish island. Maggie is being held prisoner on a remote Scottish island with...

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Watching you  by Lisa Jewell

Watching you

Lisa Jewell

"What begins as an innocent crush develops into a dangerous infatuation. Everyone in the leafy suburb of Melville, Bristol, loves Tom Fitzwilliam. The charismatic head teacher has saved the local school from ruin and brought the community together as...

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Pieces of her  by Karin Slaughter

Pieces of her

Karin Slaughter

What if the person you thought you knew best turns out to be someone you never knew at all? Andrea Cooper knows everything about her mother, Laura. She knows she's spent her whole life in the small beachside town of Gullaway Island; she knows she's n...

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Just before I died  by S. K. Tremayne

Just before I died

S. K. Tremayne

Why did you do that to me Mummy, don't you love me? Kath lives with her husband Adam and daughter Lyla in a desolate stone longhouse deep in Dartmoor National Park. She likes her life - the moors are beautiful, if bleak - and she counts herself as happy,...

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The Quaker by Liam McIlvanney

The Quaker

Liam McIlvanney

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Koms van die motman by Chris Karsten

Koms van die motman

Chris Karsten

Elf jaar gelede is Ella Neser se pa amper noodlottig gewond. En nou word die skuldige, Arthur Wilky, weens goeie gedrag op parool vrygelaat. Binne weke is daar egter nuwe moorde - en van die slagoffers is voormalige tronkmaats van Wilky. In dié puik ...

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Vandals by Olen Steinhauer


Olen Steinhauer

Meet Rachel Proulx, an FBI agent with a tough mission in a thrilling short story from Olen Steinhauer, leading up to his new novel, The Middleman coming in August 2018. Rachel has been researching underground leftwing movements on the West Coast, but...

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Evil ́éclairs by Jessica Beck

Evil ́éclairs

Jessica Beck

"Donut shop owner Suzanne Hart admits her sweet treats don't exactly qualify as health food. But does she really deserve to be labeled a killer by local radio jockey Lester Moorefield? The annoying host is urging citizens to boycott Suzanne's deadly ...

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Sinister sprinkles by Jessica Beck

Sinister sprinkles

Jessica Beck

AJust in time for the Winter Festival, a glistening layer of snow has covered the streets of April Springs, North Carolina. Of course, it reminds donut shop owner Suzanne Hart of sweet delicious frosting. But her visions of sugar plums plummet when her...

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Richardson scores again by Basil Thomson

Richardson scores again

Basil Thomson

In the hall he found the body of his maidservant, Helen Dunn, aged about fifty, lying on the floor near the telephone. She had bled profusely from a wound in the head and her body was cold.Richardson's second case begins with a murder and robbery at a...

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Loner by Rachel Ennis


Rachel Ennis

The Loner is the third in the Polvellan Mysteries, a warm-hearted series set in beautiful Cornwall. When Jess Trevanion goes to deliver some plants to John Preece, a reclusive neighbour in Polvellan village, she is shocked and saddened to find him dead....

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One little lie by Sam Carrington

One little lie

Sam Carrington

'Sam Carrington has done it again. One Little Lie is a twisty, gripping read. I loved it.' Cass Green 'Expertly written ... with plentiful twists and unforgettable characters, it's an insightful and unnerving read.' Caroline Mitchell 'My name is Alice....

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The case of the swan in the fog by A. S. Croyle

The case of the swan in the fog

A. S. Croyle

Dr. Poppy Stamford, sister of the man who would introduce John Watson to Sherlock Holmes, teams up once again with Sherlock in a new adventure. One of Sherlock's Baker Street Irregulars, Wiggins, uncovers a dismembered body in a shallow grave. Poppy ...

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Brutal terminations by Cherith Baldry

Brutal terminations

Cherith Baldry

When a female skeleton is unearthed by workmen digging the foundations for a library extension at St Clement's College, Gawaine St Clair, a reluctant amateur detective and former undergraduate of the college, is called in to investigate. Arriving in ...

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Summer breeze by Poppy Blake

Summer breeze

Poppy Blake

The Windmill Cafe is open for business! As Rosie Barnes serves glasses of tangy lemonade and ice-cold prosecco at her summer garden party, she couldn't be happier. The Windmill Café, with its peppermint green sails is a roaring success and has given Rosie...

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House of Beauty by Melba Escobar

House of Beauty

Melba Escobar

House of Beauty is a high-end salon in Bogota's exclusive Zona Rosa area, and Karen is one of its best beauticians. But there is more to her role than the best way to apply wax, or how to give the perfect massage. Her clients confide in her, and she knows...

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That old black magic by Cathi Unsworth

That old black magic

Cathi Unsworth

"April 1943: four boys playing in Hagley Woods, Essex make a gruesome discovery. Inside an enormous elm tree, there is the body of a woman, her mouth stuffed with a length of cloth. As the case goes cold, mysterious graffiti starts going up across th...

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A spot of folly by Ruth Rendell

A spot of folly

Ruth Rendell

"In these tales a businessman boasts about cheating on his wife, only to find the tables turned. A beautiful country rectory reverberates to the echo of a historical murder. A compulsive liar acts on impulse, only to be lead inexorably to disaster. And...

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Bloody January by Alan Parks

Bloody January

Alan Parks

"When a teenage boy shoots a young woman dead in the middle of a busy Glasgow street and then commits suicide, Detective Harry McCoy is sure of one thing. It wasn't a random act of violence. McCoy uses his underworld network to lead the investigation...

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Earthly remains by Donna Leon

Earthly remains

Donna Leon

During the interrogation of an entitled, arrogant man suspected of giving drugs to a young girl who then died, Commissario Guido Brunetti acts rashly, doing something he will quickly come to regret. In the aftermath, he begins to doubt his career choices...

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Zodiac by Sam Wilson


Sam Wilson

In a society divided along Zodiac lines, status is cast at birth - and binding for life. Who you are can be determined by a matter of days, hours, even minutes. When a series of uniquely brutal murders targets victims from totally different signs, is...

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Lord Peter Wimsey. Volume 2 by Dorothy L. (Dorothy Leigh) Sayers

Lord Peter Wimsey. Volume 2

Dorothy L. (Dorothy Leigh) Sayers

Ian Carmichael is Lord Peter Wimsey in these consummate BBC radio dramatisations of Dorothy L Sayers' much-loved mysteries. Elegant, erudite and sharp-witted, aristocratic detective Lord Peter Wimsey featured in numerous novels and short stories by 'Queen...

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Grave doubts by Elizabeth Corley

Grave doubts

Elizabeth Corley

Viciously attacked by a serial rapist intent on murder. Sergeant Louise Nightingale is recovering from her ordeal, relieved that the psychopath has been put behind bars for a very long time. Escaping to a remote family home for a well-earned rest, she...

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Winter chill by Joanne Fluke

Winter chill

Joanne Fluke

The moment Marian Larsen sees the patrol car stop outside her house, she feels a shiver of foreboding. The news is even worse than she feared. Marian's husband and young daughter have been in a snowmobile crash. Dan is paralyzed and Laura is dead, her...

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The disappeared  by Ali Harper

The disappeared

Ali Harper

"When Susan Wilkins walks into No Stone Unturned, Leeds's newest private detective agency, owners Lee and Jo are thrilled. Their first client is the kind of person they always hoped to help - a kind woman desperately worried about her son, Jack. ...

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With you always  by Rena Olsen

With you always

Rena Olsen

"In the wake of a painful breakup and struggling to prove herself at work, Julia feels adrift. When Bryce blows into her life, he seems like the perfect anchor. Handsome, charming, secure, and confident, Bryce brings out the best in Julia, sweeping her...

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Rust & stardust  by T. (Tammy) Greenwood

Rust & stardust

T. (Tammy) Greenwood

"Camden, NJ, 1948. When 11 year-old Sally Horner steals a notebook from the local Woolworth's, she has no way of knowing that 52 year-old Frank LaSalle, fresh out of prison, is watching her, preparing to make his move. Accosting her outside the store,...

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Tailspin  by Sandra Brown


Sandra Brown

"Rye Mallett, a fearless 'freight dog' pilot charged with flying cargo to far-flung locations, is often rough-spoken and all business, but soft on regulations when they get in the way of meeting a deadline. But he does have a rock-solid reputation: he...

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Four funerals and maybe a wedding  by Rhys Bowen

Four funerals and maybe a wedding

Rhys Bowen

"Georgie is finally able to plan for her wedding in the summer. It is going to be a summer of weddings: her mother is marrying Max, her German beau; Georgie's grandfather is marrying his next door neighbor, Mrs. Huggins; and Darcy's father is getting...

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Bad  by Chloé J. Esposito


Chloé J. Esposito

"After stealing her twin Beth's identity, Alvina Knightly flees Sicily to evade the police and pursue her new boyfriend, who has vanished with Beth's stolen riches."--Publisher's description.

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Now we are dead by Stuart MacBride

Now we are dead

Stuart MacBride

"Detective Chief Inspector Roberta Steel got caught fitting up Jack Wallace - that's why they demoted her and quashed his sentence. Now he's back on the streets and women are being attacked again. Wallace has to be responsible, but if Detective Sergeant...

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The darkest goodbye by Alex Gray

The darkest goodbye

Alex Gray

"When newly fledged DC Kirsty Wilson is called to the house of an elderly woman, what appears to be a death by natural causes soon takes a sinister turn when it is revealed that the woman had a mysterious visitor in the early hours of that morning - ...

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The silent death  by Volker Kutscher

The silent death

Volker Kutscher

"March 1930: Silent movie actress Betty Winter is killed on set after a lighting system falls on her. Talkies are destroying the careers of producers, cinema owners and stars in a world that is already bubbling with studio wars and sexual politics. I...

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Murder in the abstract  by Susan C. Shea

Murder in the abstract

Susan C. Shea

"Danielle "Dani" O'Rourke's gala evening at the Devor Museum ends in catastrophe when the body of a young artist plummets from her office window. The police label it murder and suspect Dani, the museum's chief fundraiser. Self-preservation and an ins...

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Portrait in smoke ; by Bill S. (Bill Sanborn) Ballinger

Portrait in smoke ;

Bill S. (Bill Sanborn) Ballinger

Portrait in smoke: "Danny April owns of a small time collection agency in Chicago that specialises in finding people who don’t always want to be found. From the moment he finds in his files a photograph marked "Krassy Almauniski, winner of the Stockyard...

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Idyll fears  by Stephanie Gayle

Idyll fears

Stephanie Gayle

It's two weeks before Christmas 1997 in a sleepy Connecticut town when openly gay Police Chief Thomas Lynch is faced with a crisis as six-year-old Cody Forrand goes missing during a blizzard. The boy has a life-threatening medical condition and his parents...

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Lindstrom alone  by John George Moss

Lindstrom alone

John George Moss

"Harry Lindstrom is a Toronto-based private investigator hired by a woman to prove her son is a killer and is drawn into the saga of a murderously dysfunctional family . His harrowing odyssey takes him to Stockholm in the dead of winter and eventually...

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Don't you cry  by Cass Green

Don't you cry

Cass Green

"One stolen baby. Two desperate strangers. One night of terror... When Nina almost dies during a disastrous blind date, her life is saved by a waitress called Angel. But later that evening, Nina is surprised by a knock on the door. It's Angel - and...

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The love letter  by Lucinda Riley

The love letter

Lucinda Riley

"Keeping secrets is a dangerous game. 1995, London. When Sir James Harrison, one the greatest actors of his generation, passes away at the age of ninety-five he leaves behind not just a heartbroken family but also a secret so shocking, so devastating...

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Now you see her  by Heidi Perks

Now you see her

Heidi Perks

"She's playing at the school fete with your children. You pull out your phone, scroll through Facebook, and look up again... Charlotte is looking after her best friend, Harriet's, daughter the day she disappears. She thought the little girl was playing...

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Yellowhammer  by James Henry


James Henry

"July 1983, Essex. A boy playing hide-and-seek sees a fox tugging at something up on a railway embankment. He approaches it cautiously. Seconds later, a blast is heard, and rooks ascend from the poplars surrounding the farmhouse at which the boy is s...

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Dig deep my grave  by Cheryl Honigford

Dig deep my grave

Cheryl Honigford

Radio star Vivian Witchell has finally mustered up the courage to invite her long-time love interest, Charlie, to meet her family at their luxurious cottage on Geneva Lake. But the visit goes terribly wrong when an old flame of Vivian's turns up dead--and...

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Hidden  by Kelli Clare


Kelli Clare

A relentless, sexy thriller that's eerily beautiful and defies expectation. Small-town Connecticut art teacher Ellie James finds the intense connection she's longing for when she meets Will Hastings, a seductive Englishman with an alluring darkness. But...

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A double life  by Flynn Berry

A double life

Flynn Berry

"Claire is a hardworking doctor living a simple, quiet life in London. She is also the daughter of the most notorious murder suspect in the country, though no one knows it. Nearly thirty years ago, while Claire and her infant brother slept upstairs, a...

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