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Wrong place wrong time by Gillian McAllister

Wrong place wrong time

Gillian McAllister

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"Late October. After midnight. You're waiting up for your eighteen-year-old son. He's late. As you watch from the window, he emerges, and you realize he isn't alone: he's walking toward a man, and he's armed. You can't believe it when you see him do it: your...

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Old sins by Jane Adams

Old sins

Jane Adams

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"1929. The discovery of the bodies of two retired policemen, Walter Cole and Hayden Paul, sounds warning bells to DCI Henry Johnstone. Both men were experiencing financial difficulties, and their deaths were staged to look like suicides. Hayden left a note...

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The silent conversation by Caro Ramsay

The silent conversation

Caro Ramsay

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"It's been four years since four-year-old Johnny Clearwater disappeared without trace one hot summer afternoon. Now, a new TV documentary series is revisiting the case, dredging up memories perhaps best left forgotten. On the night the TV show is broadcast,...

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The danger within by Hilary Bonner

The danger within

Hilary Bonner

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"A man lies dead on the kitchen floor of his comfortable North Devon home, his body punctured by multiple stab wounds. Beside him sits his silent, traumatised wife. DCI David Vogel reckons he's seen it all before. A domestic tragedy: an abused wife snaps after...

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Murder in the cloister by Tania Bayard

Murder in the cloister

Tania Bayard

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"Paris, 1399. Scribe Christine de Pizan is sent to the Priory of Poissy by the palace to copy a manuscript for the prioress. But the prioress already has many copyists, and Christine senses that something is amiss. Her suspicions are confirmed when the...

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Mimic by Daniel (Novelist) Cole

Mimic

Daniel (Novelist) Cole

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"1989. DS Benjamin Chambers and DC Adam Winters are on the trail of a serial killer with a twisted passion for recreating the world's greatest works of art through the bodies of his victims. After Chambers nearly loses his life, the case goes cold due to lack...

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The cat and the corpse in the old barn by Kate (Contemporary artist) High

The cat and the corpse in the old barn

Kate (Contemporary artist) High

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"Clarice Beech has two passions in life: animal rescue and Detective Inspector Rick Beech. She is devoted to the first but she and Rick have been separated for the past six months - life without him is hard. Clarice shares her other love, for contemporary...

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Murder in a Scottish shire by Traci Hall

Murder in a Scottish shire

Traci Hall

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"Known as the Brighton of the North, Nairn is both a charming Scottish town and a popular seaside resort, but to Paislee Shaw, it's simply home - unfortunately to a murderer. For a 28-year-old single mum, Paislee has knit together a sensible life for herself,...

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A certain darkness by Anna Lee Huber

A certain darkness

Anna Lee Huber

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"March 1920: Life has turned unsettlingly quiet for former British Intelligence agent Verity Kent and her husband, Sidney. But even that false calm is about to end. As threats remain, the French authorities soon request Sidney's help with a suspect who claims...

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Murder through the English post by Jessica Ellicott

Murder through the English post

Jessica Ellicott

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"A rash of poison pen letters has enveloped the sleepy English village of Walmsley Parva in cloud of suspicion and paranoia. What began for two dear if very different friends - an American adventuress and a prim and proper Brit - as a creative response to the...

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Black summer by M. W. (Mike W.) Craven

Black summer

M. W. (Mike W.) Craven

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"Jared Keaton, chef to the stars. Charming. Charismatic. Psychopath. He's currently serving a life sentence for the brutal murder of his daughter, Elizabeth. Her body was never found and Keaton was convicted largely on the testimony of Detective Sergeant...

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The Paris apartment by Lucy (Novelist) Foley

The Paris apartment

Lucy (Novelist) Foley

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"Welcome to No.12 Rue des Amants. A beautiful old apartment block, far from the glittering lights of the Eiffel Tower and the bustling banks of the Seine. Where nothing goes unseen. And everyone has a story to unlock. Something terrible happened here last...

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This train by James Grady

This train

James Grady

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"'This Train' races us through America's heartland, carrying secrets. There is treasure in the cargo car, along with an invisible puppeteer. There is a coder named Nora, Mugzy, the yippy dog, and Ross, the too-curious poet. On board, it's a countdown to...

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Caged little birds by Lucy Banks

Caged little birds

Lucy Banks

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"Ava is just out of prison after serving 25 years for murder. Depicted as a monster in the press, she has been provided with a new identity and a new place to live. This seems to be the normal life she's been longing for. Then she realises she's being followed...

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The boys from Biloxi by John Grisham

The boys from Biloxi

John Grisham

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"For most of the last hundred years, Biloxi was known for its beaches, resorts, and seafood industry. But it had a darker side. It was also notorious for corruption and vice, everything from gambling, prostitution, bootleg liquor, and drugs to contract...

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The secret of Bow Lane by Jennifer Ashley

The secret of Bow Lane

Jennifer Ashley

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"A stranger who appears on Kat's doorstep turns out to be one Charlotte Bristow, legal wife of Joe Bristow, the man Kat once believed herself married to -- who she thought died at sea twelve years ago. Kat is jolted by Charlotte's claims that not only was Joe...

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Murder at the Serpentine Bridge by Andrea Penrose

Murder at the Serpentine Bridge

Andrea Penrose

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"Charlotte, now the Countess of Wrexford, would like nothing more than a summer of peace and quiet with her new husband ... But when Wrexford and their two young wards, Raven and Hawk, discover a body floating in Hyde Park's famous lake, that newfound peace...

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Body of evidence by Irene Hannon

Body of evidence

Irene Hannon

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"Forensic pathologist Grace Reilly has seen her share of unusual deaths in rural Missouri. But when she begins to notice a curious pattern in autopsies of older residents whose demises appear to be natural, she takes her concerns to Sheriff Nate Cox. Nate is...

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Magpie by Elizabeth Day

Magpie

Elizabeth Day

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"In Jake, Marisa has found everything she's ever wanted. Then their new lodger Kate arrives. Something about Kate isn't right. Is it the way she looks at Marisa's boyfriend? Sits too close on the sofa? Constantly asks about the baby they are trying for? Or is...

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No plan B by Lee Child

No plan B

Lee Child

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"Gerrardsville, Colorado. One tragic event. Two witnesses. Two conflicting accounts. One witness sees a woman throw herself in front of a bus - clearly suicide. The other witness is Jack Reacher. And he sees what really happened - a man in grey hoodie and...

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Wicked whispers at St Bride's by Debbie Young

Wicked whispers at St Bride's

Debbie Young

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Gemma Lamb is ready for an uneventful term at St Bride's, she's had enough of dastardly deeds and sinister strangers. However, she's barely back at school before:* Unlucky in love Oriana is sneaking around at odd hours* Handsome Joe is keeping secrets*...

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Murder at the vicarage by Debbie Young

Murder at the vicarage

Debbie Young

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Just when Sophie Sayers is starting to feel at home in the Cotswold village of Wendlebury Barrow, a fierce new vicar arrives, quickly offending her and everyone else he meets. Banning the villagers' Halloween celebrations seems the last straw, particularly...

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Chaos at Carnegie Hall by Kelly Oliver

Chaos at Carnegie Hall

Kelly Oliver

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1917. New York. Notorious spy, Fredrick Fredricks, has invited Fiona to Carnegie Hall to hear a famous soprano. It's an opportunity the War Office can't turn down. Fiona and Clifford are soon on their way, but not before Fiona is saddled with chaperon duties...

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The viaduct killings by Wes Markin

The viaduct killings

Wes Markin

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Still grieving from the tragic death of her colleague, DCI Emma Gardner continues to blame herself and is struggling to focus. So, when she is seconded to the wilds of Yorkshire, Emma hopes she'll be able to get her mind back on the job, doing what she does...

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The widow by Valerie Keogh

The widow

Valerie Keogh

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

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The scam by Evie Hunter

The scam

Evie Hunter

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No one can be trusted... Amongst the wealth and glitter of St Tropez, Sky Kennedy is living her best life, with the perfect man by her side. Rich and gorgeous, Karim has shown her a world she could have barely imagined, and she doesn't want it to end. So when...

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The family at number 12 by Anita Waller

The family at number 12

Anita Waller

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When Janette answers the door to a potential customer looking to board his dog, she never imagines he has nefarious plans. But minutes later he's dead and in her cellar. Weeks later she realises she's pregnant. And so she becomes Mother and the baby Child, and...

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The zero night by Brian Freeman

The zero night

Brian Freeman

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"Attorney Gavin Webster says he paid 100,000 dollars in ransom money to the men who kidnapped his wife. Now they've disappeared with the cash, and she's still missing. Gavin claims to be desperate to find her--but Stride discovers that the lawyer had plenty of...

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Secluded cabin sleeps six by Lisa Unger

Secluded cabin sleeps six

Lisa Unger

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"Three couples rent a luxury cabin in the woods for a weekend getaway to die for in this chilling locked-room thriller by New York Times bestselling author Lisa Unger. What could be more restful, more restorative, than a weekend getaway with family and...

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The binding room by Nadine Matheson

The binding room

Nadine Matheson

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"When Detective Anjelica Henley is called to investigate the murder of a popular preacher in his own church, she discovers a second victim, tortured and tied to a bed in an upstairs room. He is alive, but barely, and his body shows signs of a dark religious...

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Righteous prey by John Sandford

Righteous prey

John Sandford

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"'We're going to murder people who need to be murdered.' So begins a press release from a mysterious group known only as "The Five," shortly after a vicious predator is murdered in San Francisco. The Five is believed to be made up of vigilante killers who are...

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Distant thunder by Stuart Woods

Distant thunder

Stuart Woods

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"During an intense storm in Dark Harbor, Maine, a perplexing murder lands a dead man on Stone Barrington's doorstep. As secrets swirl around this mystery man's identity, Stone quickly sets out to unravel a web of cunning misdirections and lies. Soon enough, he...

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Killing floor by Lee Child

Killing floor

Lee Child

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"Early one morning Jack jumps off a bus in the middle of nowhere and walks 14 miles down an empty country road. The minute he reaches the town of Margrave he is thrown into jail. As the only stranger in town, a local murder is blamed on him. However, it soon...

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Warrior and protector by Peter Gibbons

Warrior and protector

Peter Gibbons

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989 AD. Alfred the Greats dream of a united England has been forged by his daughter Aethelfaed and grandson, King Aethelstan. The Vikings have been expelled from York following the death of Erik Bloodaxe, and for two generations there has been peace between...

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The sleepover by Keri Beevis

The sleepover

Keri Beevis

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

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The cursed heir by Heather Atkinson

The cursed heir

Heather Atkinson

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Darkness has fallen over Edinburgh, and the streets are no longer safe... Edinburgh 1896. At Alardyce House, the family are gathered to celebrate the engagement of the heir to the estate, Robert, to his childhood sweetheart. But what should be a precious...

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Murder in Tuscany by T. A. author. Williams

Murder in Tuscany

T. A. author. Williams

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Nestled high in the Tuscan hills lies Villa Volpone, home to renowned crime writer Jonah Moore and his creative writing course. It's also the last place retired DCI Dan Armstrong expected to spend his retirement! Dan's no writer, but maybe this break will help...

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Francesca by Gillian Godden

Francesca

Gillian Godden

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From rags...Single mother Francesca is struggling to get by when an act of desperation leads to her owing a debt to notorious gangland boss, Tony Lambrianu. Tony has his own troubles - a change of image from playboy to respectable married man is needed to...

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Betrayal by Kerry Kaya

Betrayal

Kerry Kaya

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Meet the Tempest family - and get ready for the storm. Tracey Tempest adores her husband, Terry. But when on his 50th birthday, tragedy strikes, Tracey must face the terrifying prospect of a future without him. Desperate for answers and boiling with rage,...

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For reasons of their own by Chris (Humanitarian aid worker) author. Stuart

For reasons of their own

Chris (Humanitarian aid worker) author....

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Can the past ever be left behind? Ask a flawed detective, a former refugee, and a government desperate to misuse a dead body to reshape Australia's security policy... Melbourne is a city on the brink, suffering from arson-fed bush fires, searing heatwaves, and...

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The Christmas egg by Mary Kelly

The Christmas egg

Mary Kelly

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Just before Christmas, Chief Inspector Brett Nightingale is called to a drab, gloomy flat off Islington High Street, where the body of an elderly woman has been discovered. But this is no ordinary corpse - it is that of Princess Olga Karukhin, who fled Russia...

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Murder at the National Gallery by Jim Eldridge

Murder at the National Gallery

Jim Eldridge

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London, 1897. The capital is shocked to learn that the body of a woman has been found at the National Gallery, eviscerated in a manner that recalls all too strongly the exploits of the infamous Jack the Ripper. Daniel Wilson and Abigail Fenton are contacted by...

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The invisible by Peter Papathanasiou

The invisible

Peter Papathanasiou

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Burnt out from police work, Detective Sergeant Georgios Manolis flies from Australia to Greece for a holiday. Recently divorced and mourning the death of his father, who emigrated from the turbulent Prespes region, Manolis hopes to reconnect with his roots and...

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The railway detective's Christmas case by Edward Marston

The railway detective's Christmas case

Edward Marston

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December 1864. As a cold winter wind scours the Worcestershire countryside, an excursion train comes through a tunnel in the Malvern Hills, only to be confronted by a blockage on the line ahead. The driver manages to slow the train down so that the impact is...

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Bleeding heart yard by Elly Griffiths

Bleeding heart yard

Elly Griffiths

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DS Cassie Fitzgerald has a secret - one she's done her utmost to delete from her memory. In the 1990s, she and her schoolfriends killed a fellow pupil. Thirty years later, Cassie is happily married and loves her job as a police officer. Then her husband...

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The family game by Catherine Steadman

The family game

Catherine Steadman

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"A rich, eccentric family. A time-honored tradition. Or a lethal game of survival? One woman finds out what it really takes to join the 1% in this riveting psychological thriller from the New York Times bestselling author of Something in the Water. Harry is a...

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A flicker in the dark by Stacy Willingham

A flicker in the dark

Stacy Willingham

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"When Chloe Davis was twelve, six teenage girls went missing in her small Louisiana town. By the end of the summer, her own father had confessed to the crimes and was put away for life, leaving Chloe and the rest of her family to grapple with the truth and try...

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Fierce poison by Will Thomas

Fierce poison

Will Thomas

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"London, 1893, there is poisoner loose in the city, with deaths piling up, and private enquiry agents Cyrus Barker and Thomas Llewelyn are apparently his next target in Fierce Poison by Will Thomas. Private Enquiry agent Cyrus Barker has just about seen it all...

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The girl who survived by Lisa Jackson

The girl who survived

Lisa Jackson

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"All her life, she's been the girl who survived. Orphaned at age seven after a horrific killing spree at her family's Oregon cabin, Kara McIntyre is still searching for some kind of normal. But now, twenty years later, the past has come thundering back. Her...

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Peg and Rose solve a murder by Laurien Berenson

Peg and Rose solve a murder

Laurien Berenson

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"Rose Donovan looks for the good in everyone. With her sister-in-law, Peg, that sometimes requires a lot of searching. Even a sixty-something former nun like Rose has her limits, and gruff Peg Turnbull sure knows how to push them. But after forty years of...

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What she found by Robert Dugoni

What she found

Robert Dugoni

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"Detective Tracy Crosswhite has agreed to look into the disappearance of investigative reporter Lisa Childress. Solving the cold case is an obsession for Lisa's daughter, Anita. So is clearing the name of her father, a prime suspect who became a pariah. After...

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Listen to me by Tess Gerritsen

Listen to me

Tess Gerritsen

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"Boston homicide detective Jane Rizzoli and medical examiner Maura Isles are newly plagued by what seems like a completely senseless murder. Sofia Suarez, a widow and nurse who was universally liked by her neighbors, lies bludgeoned to death in her own home....

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Free fall by Nancy Mehl

Free fall

Nancy Mehl

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"When dark-haired women across Virginia begin to suddenly disappear, FBI behavioral analyst Alex Donovan is tasked with hunting the kidnapper down. But when Alex herself is baited and abducted at an abandoned amusement park, her partner Logan Hart and the BAU...

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Fox Creek by William Kent Krueger

Fox Creek

William Kent Krueger

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"The latest in the New York Times bestselling Cork O'Connor Mystery Series follows Cork in a race against time to save his wife, a mysterious stranger, and an Ojibwe healer from bloodthirsty mercenaries. The ancient Ojibwe healer Henry Meloux has had a vision...

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Ink and shadows by Ellery Adams

Ink and shadows

Ellery Adams

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"Controversy erupts in Miracle Springs, North Carolina, when the owner of the local bookstore tries to play peacekeeper, but winds up playing detective instead. Known for her window displays, Nora Pennington decides to showcase fictional heroines like Roald...

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A bride's guide to marriage and murder by Dianne Freeman

A bride's guide to marriage and murder

Dianne Freeman

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"A witty romp through the high society of Victorian England with a touch of romance, an appealing and independent female lead, and rich historical detail. In this charming fifth instalment, Frances Wynn, the American-born Countess of Harleigh, finds her...

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Fade to grey by John Lincoln

Fade to grey

John Lincoln

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"Izma M was sent down years ago for the brutal murder of a young woman. In jail he's written a bestseller and become a cult hero, and now the charismatic fading-film-star Amelia Laverne wants to bankroll Gethin Grey to prove Izma's innocence. For Gethin - low...

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The murder rule by Dervla McTiernan

The murder rule

Dervla McTiernan

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"Hannah has abandoned everything - her trajectory as a law student, her childhood home and caring for her ill mother - for the chance to work with the Innocence Project, a prestigious coalition of investigators who fight to free wrongly convicted prisoners....

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The shadow murders by Jussi Adler-Olsen

The shadow murders

Jussi Adler-Olsen

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"On her 60th birthday, a woman takes her own life. When the case lands on Detective Carl Mørck's desk, he can't imagine what this has to do with Department Q, Copenhagen's cold cases division. It's a tragedy to be sure, but the cause of death seems to be...

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The Paris apartment by Lucy (Novelist) Foley

The Paris apartment

Lucy (Novelist) Foley

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"Jess needs a fresh start. She's broke and alone, and she's just left her job under less than ideal circumstances. Her half-brother Ben didn't sound thrilled when she asked if she could crash with him for a bit, but he didn't say no, and surely everything will...

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Desperation in death by J. D. Robb

Desperation in death

J. D. Robb

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"New York, 2061: The place called the Pleasure Academy is a living nightmare where abducted girls are trapped, trained for a life of abject service while their souls are slowly but surely destroyed. Dorian, a thirteen-year-old runaway who had been imprisoned...

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A dark and stormy tea by Laura Childs

A dark and stormy tea

Laura Childs

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"It was a dark and stormy night, but that was the least of Theodosia Browning's troubles. As she approaches St. Philips Graveyard, Theodosia sees two figures locked in a strange embrace. Wiping rain from her eyes, Theodosia realizes she has just witnessed a...

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The housekeeper by Joy Fielding

The housekeeper

Joy Fielding

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"Jodi Bishop is a top-notch real estate agent. Jodi's father, Vic, is a very controlling man. His wife, Audrey, developed Parkinson's and Vic retired to devote himself to her care. Exhausted from trying to balance her career and her parents' needs, Jodi...

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The rising tide by Ann Cleeves

The rising tide

Ann Cleeves

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"Fifty years ago, a group of teenagers spent a weekend on Holy Island. Now, they still return every five years to celebrate their friendship and remember the friend they lost to the rising waters of the causeway. Now, when one of them is found hanged, Vera is...

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Daisy Darker by Alice Feeney

Daisy Darker

Alice Feeney

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"After years of avoiding each other, Daisy Darker's entire family is assembling for Nana's 80th birthday party in Nana's crumbling gothic house on a tiny tidal island. Finally back together one last time, when the tide comes in, they will be cut off from the...

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The bullet that missed by Richard Osman

The bullet that missed

Richard Osman

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"It is an ordinary Thursday, and things should finally be returning to normal. Except that trouble is never far away where the Thursday Murder Club is concerned. A local news legend is on the hunt for a sensational headline, and soon the gang are hot on the...

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The maid by Nita Prose

The maid

Nita Prose

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"Molly Gray is not like everyone else. She struggles with social skills and interprets people literally. Since her Gran died a few months ago, twenty-five-year-old Molly has had to navigate life's complexities all by herself. No matter--she throws herself with...

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Blowback by James Patterson

Blowback

James Patterson

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"US President Keegan Barrett has swept into office on his success as Director of the CIA. Six months into his first term, he devises a clandestine power grab with deadly consequences. Barrett personally orders Special Agents Liam Grey and Noa Himel to execute...

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Playing possum by Lois Schmitt

Playing possum

Lois Schmitt

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"When animals start mysteriously disappearing from the Pendwell Wildlife Refuge, former English-teacher-turned-magazine-reporter Kristy Farrell is on the case. Days later, the body of the refuge's director is found in a grassy clearing. Kristy, assisted by her...

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Hatchet island by Paul Doiron

Hatchet island

Paul Doiron

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"A call for help from a former colleague leads Maine game warden investigator Mike Bowditch and his girlfriend Stacey Stevens on a sea kayaking trip to a research station far off the coast. Stacey spent summers interning on the island, a sanctuary for...

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Unfaithful by Natalie Barelli

Unfaithful

Natalie Barelli

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When Alex - Anna's best and brightest PhD student - tells her he doesn't want her listed as co-author on his research paper, she's angry, but also concerned for him. Then he jumps to his death right in front of her. Fearful of becoming a suspect, Anna hides...

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Next in line by Jeffrey Archer

Next in line

Jeffrey Archer

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Britain has fallen in love with Diana, 'the People's Princess', and royal fever sweeps the nation. For Scotland Yard, this means that the focus is on the elite Royalty Protection Command and its leading officer. Entrusted with protecting the most famous family...

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Confidence by Denise Mina

Confidence

Denise Mina

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When Lisa Lee, a vulnerable young woman, vanishes from a pretty Scottish seaside town, Anna and Fin find themselves at the centre of an internet frenzy to find her. Her last film on her YouTube channel shows her breaking into an abandoned French chateau with...

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The shot by Sarah Sultoon

The shot

Sarah Sultoon

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Samira is an up-and-coming TV journalist, working the nightshift at a major news channel and yearning for greater things. So when she's offered a trip to the Middle East with Kris, the station's brilliant but impetuous star photographer, she leaps at the...

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The rising tide by Ann Cleeves

The rising tide

Ann Cleeves

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Fifty years ago, a group of teenagers spent a weekend on Holy Island, forging a bond that has lasted a lifetime. Now, they still return every five years to celebrate their friendship, and remember the friend they lost to the waters of the causeway at the first...

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Everyone in my family has killed someone by Benjamin Stevenson

Everyone in my family has killed someone

Benjamin Stevenson

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I was dreading the Cunningham family reunion even before the first murder. Before the storm stranded us at the mountain resort. The thing is, us Cunninghams don't really get along. We've only got one thing in common: we've all killed someone. My brother, my...

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Black hearts by Doug Johnstone

Black hearts

Doug Johnstone

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The Skelf women live in the face of death every day, running a funeral directors and private investigators in Edinburgh, and their own grief intertwines with that of their clients as they reel from shocking past events. A fist-fight by an open grave leads...

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The three Dahlias by Katy Watson

The three Dahlias

Katy Watson

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"It wouldn't be a country house weekend without a little murder. Three actresses team up to solve a murder at the stately home of Lettice Davenport, the author whose sleuthing creation of the 1930's, Dahlia Lively, had made each of them famous - only to...

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The necklace by Matthew Witten

The necklace

Matthew Witten

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"Susan Lentigo's daughter was murdered twenty years ago - now, at long last, she will witness the killer's execution. But on her journey she discovers shocking new evidence that suggests the condemned man is innocent - and the real killer is still out there....

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The hanging tree by P. C. Doherty

The hanging tree

P. C. Doherty

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"London, 1382. The Crown's treasury, the most secure chamber in the kingdom, has been robbed, and the five guards brutally killed. Brother Athelstan is set to investigate, but he has problems of his own. A body is found in the nave of his parish church,...

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The last party by Clare Mackintosh

The last party

Clare Mackintosh

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"On New Year's Eve, Rhys Lloyd has a house full of guests. His lakeside holiday homes are a success, and he's generously invited the village to drink champagne with their wealthy new neighbours. This will be the party to end all parties. But not everyone is...

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Marion Lane and the deadly rose by T. A. Willberg

Marion Lane and the deadly rose

T. A. Willberg

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"It's 1959 and a new killer haunts the streets of London, having baffled Scotland Yard. The newspapers call him The Florist because of the rose he brands on his victims. The police have turned yet again to the Inquirers at Miss Brickett's for assistance, and...

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Miss Morton and the English house party murder by Catherine Lloyd

Miss Morton and the English house party murder

Catherine Lloyd

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"The options for the penniless daughter of a deceased Earl are few indeed in Regency England. So, following the suspicious death of her father, the Earl of Morton, and the discovery that she and her much younger sister have been left without income or home,...

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The book of candlelight by Ellery Adams

The book of candlelight

Ellery Adams

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"The rain in Miracle Springs, North Carolina, has been relentless - and a flood of trouble is about to be unleashed. As the owner of Miracle Books, Nora Pennington figures all the wet weather this spring is at least good for business. But when a little rain...

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The anniversary by Laura (Laura J.) Marshall

The anniversary

Laura (Laura J.) Marshall

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"They thought the killer had no motive. But these murders are not what they seem. On 15th June 1994, Travis Green - husband, father, upstanding citizen - walked through the streets of Hartstead and killed 11 of his neighbours. The last victim was little Cassie...

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Strawberried alive by Jenn McKinlay

Strawberried alive

Jenn McKinlay

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"Life is smooth as buttercream at the Fairy Tale Cupcakes bakery, and newlyweds Mel and Joe are stopping to smell the flours. But things start to crumble one night when an unknown gunman takes a shot at Mel. Though the bullets miss their mark, the cupcake crew...

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One for the hooks by Betty Hechtman

One for the hooks

Betty Hechtman

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"These are the dog days of August, but you won't catch the Tarzana Hookers crochet club napping. While Molly Pink knits together an idea for a new project, Miami Wilson busily converts a house she inherited into a rental property. But Miami is left shorthanded...

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The woman in the library by Sulari Gentill

The woman in the library

Sulari Gentill

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"The beautifully ornate reading room at the Boston Public Library is completely silent one weekday morning, until a woman's terrified scream echoes through the room. Security guards immediately appear and instruct everyone inside to stay put until they...

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The club by Ellery Lloyd

The club

Ellery Lloyd

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"The Home Group is a glamorous collection of celebrity members' clubs dotted across the globe, where the rich and famous can party hard and then crash out in its five-star suites, far from the prying eyes of fans and the media. The most spectacular of all is...

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The family remains by Lisa Jewell

The family remains

Lisa Jewell

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"When Rachel Rimmer's phone rings in the early morning, she is shocked when she hears her husband's housekeeper sobbing on the line. Her husband, Michael, has been found dead in the cellar of his house in France and all signs point to murder. The French police...

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The ghosts of Paris by Tara Moss

The ghosts of Paris

Tara Moss

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"1947. The world continues to grapple with the fallout of the Second World War, and former war reporter Billie Walker is finding her feet as an investigator. When a wealthy client hires Billie and her assistant, Sam, to track down her missing husband, the...

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The registrar by Neela Janakiramanan

The registrar

Neela Janakiramanan

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"Dedicated and ambitious, Emma Swann is about to start a gruelling year as a surgical registrar at the prestigious Mount teaching hospital. She's excited to join her adored older brother Andy in pursuing the same career as their father, an eminent surgeon who...

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