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Large print crime new titles

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Browse our collection of the latest large print crime fiction. This list updates when we add new titles to the collection.
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Tender is the bite by Spencer Quinn

Tender is the bite

Spencer Quinn

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"Chet and Bernie are contacted by a terribly scared young woman who seems to want their help. Before she can even tell them her name, she flees in panic. But in that brief meeting Chet sniffs out an important secret about her, a secret at the heart of...

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Nighthawking by Russ Thomas

Nighthawking

Russ Thomas

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"Sheffield's beautiful Botanical Gardens - an oasis of peace in a world filled with sorrow, confusion and pain. And then, one morning, a body is discovered in the Gardens. A girl, dead from a stab wound, buried in a quiet corner. And then ... unburied....

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The midnight lock by Jeffery Deaver

The midnight lock

Jeffery Deaver

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"The master of ticking-bomb suspense Jeffery Deaver brings us the latest thriller featuring his most beloved protagonists Lincoln Rhyme and Amelia Sachs as they search for a criminal whose fascination with breaking locks terrorizes New York City. A w...

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Kill all your darlings by David Bell

Kill all your darlings

David Bell

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"When a professor's student disappears and is presumed dead, he passes off her manuscript as his own-only to find out it implicates him in an unsolved murder. After years of struggling to write after the deaths of his wife and son, English professor Connor...

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The sentinel by Lee Child

The sentinel

Lee Child

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"As always, Reacher has no particular place to go, and all the time in the world to get there. One morning he ends up in a town near Pleasantville, Tennessee. But there’s nothing pleasant about the place. In broad daylight Reacher spots a hapless soul...

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Shadow over Edmund Street by Suzanne Frankham

Shadow over Edmund Street

Suzanne Frankham

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Edwina is an old-school battler. Her life revolves around the church and her job unpacking vegetables early in the morning, while around her a new generation turns Ponsonby into a trendy, uber-chic suburb. It is a chance win in a church raffle - a gy...

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The rabbit factor by Antti Tuomainen

The rabbit factor

Antti Tuomainen

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What makes life perfect? Insurance mathematician Henri Koskinen knows the answer because he calculates everything down to the last decimal. And then, Henri is faced with the incalculable. After suddenly losing his job, Henri inherits an adventure park...

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A narrow door by Joanne Harris

A narrow door

Joanne Harris

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It's an incendiary moment for St Oswald's school. For the first time in its history, a headmistress is in power, the gates opening to girls. Rebecca Buckfast has spilled blood to reach this position. Barely 40, she is just starting to reap the harvest...

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1979 by Val McDermid

1979

Val McDermid

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It is the winter of discontent, and reporter Allie Burns is chasing her first big scoop. There are few women in the newsroom and she needs something explosive for the boys' club to take her seriously. Soon Allie and fellow journalist Danny Sullivan a...

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The last Mona Lisa by Jonathan Santlofer

The last Mona Lisa

Jonathan Santlofer

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"August, 1911: The Mona Lisa is stolen by Vincent Peruggia. Exactly what happens in the two years before its recovery is a mystery. Many replicas of the Mona Lisa exist, and more than one historian has wondered if the painting now in the Louvre is a ...

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Piece of my heart by Mary Higgins Clark

Piece of my heart

Mary Higgins Clark

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"Television producer Laurie Moran must solve the kidnapping of her fiancée’s nephew--just days before her wedding. Television producer Laurie Moran and her fiancée, Alex Buckley, the former host of her investigative television show, are just days away...

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The babysitter by Gemma Rogers

The babysitter

Gemma Rogers

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Ali and Christopher Tolfrey's one year old daughter Eden is abducted whilst in the care of Ali's best friend. Snatched in broad daylight from Bushy Park on a trip to the swings, Eden disappears without a trace. Brooke Simmons, regains consciousness, dazed...

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The accused by Owen Mullen

The accused

Owen Mullen

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Glasgow PI Charlie Cameron knew Kim Rafferty was bad news the moment they met. Desperate people always spelled trouble in his experience, and Mrs Rafferty was as desperate as they come. What she was asking for was insane. If he agreed to help the wife...

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The lammas wild by Alys Clare

The lammas wild

Alys Clare

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"It is the summer of 1100, and after seven long years away in Spain, Lassair is finally going home. Back to her beloved mentor Gurdyman. Back to her family. And back to young lawman Jack Chevestrier, who Lassair hopes still carries the same deep feelings...

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Darkness beyond by Marjorie Eccles

Darkness beyond

Marjorie Eccles

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"February, 1933. When their eldest brother Paul walks into their hallway, fourteen years after he was presumed dead, successful property developers Thea and Teddy Millar are beset with questions. Where has he been? Why has he never written to let them...

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Flat white by Sandra Balzo

Flat white

Sandra Balzo

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"Maggy Thorsen and her business partner Sarah Kingston have taken on a new barista at their Wisconsin coffee house, Uncommon Grounds, to fill Amy Caprese's boots while she takes a much-needed vacation. Unfortunately Christy Wrigley's barista skills are...

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A time for mercy by John Grisham

A time for mercy

John Grisham

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"Deputy Stuart Kofer is a protected man. Though he's turned his drunken rages on his girlfriend, Josie, and her children many times before, the police code of silence has always shielded him. But one night he goes too far, leaving Josie for dead on the...

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The shadows of men by Abir Mukherjee

The shadows of men

Abir Mukherjee

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"Calcutta, 1923. When a Hindu theologian is found murdered in his home, the city is on the brink of all-out religious war. Can the officers of the Imperial Police Force--Captain Sam Wyndham and Sergeant "Surrender-Not" Banerjee--track down those responsible...

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The nameless ones by John Connolly

The nameless ones

John Connolly

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"In Amsterdam, four bodies, violently butchered, are discovered in a canal house, the remains of friends and confidantes of the assassin known only as Louis. The men responsible for the murders are Serbian war criminals. They believe they can escape....

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The Joy and Light Bus Company by Alexander McCall Smith

The Joy and Light Bus Company

Alexander McCall Smith

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"Mr. J.L.B. Matekone is unsure about how to grow the successful Tlokweng Road Speedy Motors. When an old friend approaches him about a new business venture, Mr. Matekone would need to mortgage his property to pursue this endeavor. Mma Ramotswe and Mma...

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Murder is in the air by Frances Brody

Murder is in the air

Frances Brody

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"North Yorkshire, 1930. It's the season for warm and spirited countryside celebrations. Ever since the war, pubs have been in the doldrums, and in an attempt to promote and breathe new life back into the business, brewers select a charismatic employee...

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Just one look by Lindsay Cameron

Just one look

Lindsay Cameron

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"Eyes aren't the windows to the soul. Emails are. Cassie Woodson is adrift. After suffering an epic tumble down the corporate ladder, Cassie finds the only way she can pay her bills is to take a thankless temp job reviewing correspondence for a large...

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Over my dead body by Jeffrey Archer

Over my dead body

Jeffrey Archer

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"In London, the Metropolitan Police have set up an Unsolved Murders Unit to catch the criminals nobody else can. Four victims. In Geneva, millionaire art collector Miles Faulkner--convicted of forgery and theft--was pronounced dead two months ago. So...

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The lost boy by Rachel Amphlett

The lost boy

Rachel Amphlett

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When a young teenager is stabbed to death at a busy fairground, Detective Mark Turpin is assigned the task of finding the boy's killer. But this was no random murder. Mark knows the victim, and the man who ordered his death. As he sifts through the y...

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My sweet girl by Amanda Jayatissa

My sweet girl

Amanda Jayatissa

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"Ever since she was adopted from an orphanage in Sri Lanka, Paloma has led a privileged Californian life: the best schools, a generous allowance and parents so perfect that Paloma fears she'll never live up to them. Now at thirty, Paloma has managed ...

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All the little hopes by Leah Weiss

All the little hopes

Leah Weiss

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"Deep in the tobacco land of North Carolina, nothing's the same since the boys shipped off to war and worry took their place. Thirteen-year-old Lucy Brown is curious and clever, but she can't make sense of it all. Then Allie Bert Tucker comes to town,...

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The husbands by Chandler Baker

The husbands

Chandler Baker

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"Recently, Nora has started to feel that 'having it all' - a family, a soon-to-be new house, a successful career in law - comes with a price, one her husband doesn't seem to be paying quite so heavily. She loves Hayden, but why is it that, however hard...

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Best in snow by David Rosenfelt

Best in snow

David Rosenfelt

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"In this Christmas mystery, lawyer Andy Carpenter and his golden retriever, Tara, are on the beat after a body turns up in the snow and a journalist is the prime suspect. Christmas has come early to the town of Paterson, New Jersey, in the form of a ...

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You had it coming by Ber Carroll

You had it coming

Ber Carroll

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When paramedic Megan Lowe is called to the scene of an attempted murder, all she can do is try to save the victim. But as the man is lifted onto a stretcher, she realises she knows him. She despises him. Why should she save his life when he destroyed...

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A Cotswold Christmas mystery by Rebecca Tope

A Cotswold Christmas mystery

Rebecca Tope

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It's Christmas, and things are looking good at the Slocombe house. Thea's daughter Jessica has come to stay, much to her stepdaughter Stephanie's delight. But then things take a turn for the worse. A local family, the Frowses, find themselves increas...

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The stoning by Peter Papathanasiou

The stoning

Peter Papathanasiou

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In Cobb, a small town in the Australian outback, the local schoolteacher is found stoned to death. On the town's northern outskirts, the large new immigration detention centre is viewed by the locals with suspicion. Tensions are high: between whites ...

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Black Reed Bay by Rod Reynolds

Black Reed Bay

Rod Reynolds

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When a young woman makes a distressing call to 911 in the early hours of the morning, running for her life from a pursuer - in a quiet, exclusive oceanfront neighbourhood, miles from her home - everything seems to point towards a domestic incident. Except...

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Death has deep roots by Michael Francis Gilbert

Death has deep roots

Michael Francis Gilbert

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At the Central Criminal Court, an eager crowd awaits the trial of Victoria Lamartine, an active participant in the Resistance during the war. She is now employed at the Family Hotel in Soho, where Major Eric Thoseby has been found murdered. The cause...

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Better off dead by Lee Child

Better off dead

Lee Child

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Reacher never backs down from a problem. And he's about to find a big one, on a deserted road in Arizona, where a car has crashed into the only tree for miles around. Minutes later, Reacher is heading into town, to introduce himself to the shadowy crew...

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Mercy by David Baldacci

Mercy

David Baldacci

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"The hunt is finally over. FBI agent Atlee Pine is at the end of her long journey to discover what happened to her twin sister, Mercy, who was abducted when the girls were just six years old - an incident which destroyed her family and left Atlee phy...

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The dark hours by 1956- author. Michael Connelly

The dark hours

1956- author. Michael Connelly

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"There's chaos in Hollywood at the end of the New Year's Eve countdown. Working her graveyard shift, LAPD detective Renée Ballard waits out the traditional rain of lead as hundreds of revelers shoot their guns into the air. Only minutes after midnight,...

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The judge's list by John Grisham

The judge's list

John Grisham

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"In The Whistler, Lacy Stoltz investigated a corrupt judge who was taking millions in bribes from a crime syndicate. She put the criminals away, but only after being attacked and nearly killed. Three years later, and approaching forty, she is tired of...

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Riccardino by Andrea Camilleri

Riccardino

Andrea Camilleri

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"When Inspector Montalbano receives an early-morning phone call it proves to be the start of a very trying day. For the caller expects Montalbano to arrive imminently at a rendezvous with some friends. But before he can remonstrate, the caller announ...

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Pup fiction by Laurien Berenson

Pup fiction

Laurien Berenson

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"While usually protective, Melanie feels comfortable sending her sons to the Graceland School's summer camp for two reasons: The institution is well-regarded and proprietor Emily Grace is a trusted friend. But Emily has been acting strange since thre...

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Murder at Kensington Palace by Andrea Penrose

Murder at Kensington Palace

Andrea Penrose

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"Charlotte Sloane's secret identity as the controversial satirical cartoonist A.J. Quill is safe with the Earl of Wrexford, but sharing the truth about her background has cast shadows on their relationship. When her cousin is murdered and his twin brother...

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The perfect family by Robyn Harding

The perfect family

Robyn Harding

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"Thomas and Viv Adler have a picture-perfect family. Affluent and attractive, with two well-mannered teenagers and living in a beautifully restored Queen Anne house in a well-to-do Seattle neighborhood, the world is their oyster. Until one morning when...

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Labyrinth of lies by Irene Hannon

Labyrinth of lies

Irene Hannon

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"When the daughter of a high-profile businessman disappears from an exclusive girls' boarding school, police detective Cate Reilly is tapped for an undercover assignment. It doesn't take her long to realize that beneath the veneer of polish and wealth,...

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The last thing he told me by Laura Dave

The last thing he told me

Laura Dave

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"Before Owen Michaels disappears, he manages to smuggle a note to his new wife, Hannah: protect her. Hannah knows exactly who Owen needs her to protect - his sixteen-year-old daughter, Bailey, who lost her mother tragically as a child. And who wants ...

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Twisted tea Christmas by Laura Childs

Twisted tea Christmas

Laura Childs

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"A haunted house with a real-life corpse land tea maven Theodosia Browning in hot water in this latest installment of the New York Times bestselling series. Tea maven Theodosia Browning and her tea sommelier, Drayton Conneley, are catering a Victoria...

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Last girl ghosted by Lisa Unger

Last girl ghosted

Lisa Unger

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"She met him through a dating app; what she thought might be just a quick hookup quickly became much more. She fell for him, hard. Then, just as things were getting real, he stood her up. Then he disappeared: profiles deleted, phone disconnected. She...

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The other passenger by Louise Candlish

The other passenger

Louise Candlish

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"On the morning of Monday 23rd December, Jamie Buckby takes the commuter riverboat from his home in St Mary's, southeast London, to work in Central London, noting that his good friend and neighbour Kit Roper has not turned up for the 7.30am service t...

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Dog eat dog by David Rosenfelt

Dog eat dog

David Rosenfelt

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"Lawyer Andy Carpenter and his golden retriever, Tara, work to free a man who risked it all to help a dog in need. Lawyer Andy Carpenter and his wife, Laurie, enjoy walking their dogs, Tara and Sebastian. By this point in their marriage, it's routine....

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Cul-de-sac by Joy Fielding

Cul-de-sac

Joy Fielding

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"Maggie, is a perfectionist wife, her husband, Craig, can't quite live up to her expectations. They've fled their life in California, hoping for a fresh start in Florida with their two children, only to find the demons of the past hovering on their d...

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Foul play by Stuart Woods

Foul play

Stuart Woods

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"In the latest action-packed thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author Stuart Woods, Stone Barrington faces down a persistent rival - New York City. A new client is in danger, and with both business and the safety of the city at stake, Stone...

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Hostage by Clare Mackintosh

Hostage

Clare Mackintosh

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"The atmosphere on board the first non-stop flight from London to Sydney is electric. Celebrities are rumoured to be among the passengers in business class, and the world is watching the landmark journey. Flight attendant Mina is trying to focus on t...

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Murder by numbers by Eric Brown

Murder by numbers

Eric Brown

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"December, 1956. Donald Langham's wife Maria Dupre receives a chilling invitation to attend a death at the home of Maxwell Falwell Fenton in Essex. The once-prominent artist has a number of enemies, and has faded into obscurity since the war ended. Is...

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Murder ink by Betty Hechtman

Murder ink

Betty Hechtman

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"Veronica Blackstone is a writer for hire. Be it love letters, biographies, resumes or wedding vows, Veronica has you covered. Her latest assignment is writing a celebration of life book for the funeral of one-time client Rachel Ross who tragically died...

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Forest of secrets by Fiona Buckley

Forest of secrets

Fiona Buckley

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"May, 1586. Ursula and her retinue return home from a lengthy trip to discover she has an unexpected visitor. Etheldreda Hope is a simple countrywoman who has come to Ursula with disturbing tales of strange goings-on in her rural village. Fearing tha...

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The burning by Jonathan Kellerman

The burning

Jonathan Kellerman

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"A raging wildfire. A massive blackout. A wealthy man shot to death in his palatial hilltop home. For Clay Edison, it's all in a day's work. As a deputy coroner, caring for the dead, he speaks for those who cannot speak for themselves. He prides himself...

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Halloween party murder

Halloween party murder

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"Small town traditions are celebrated throughout Maine during the holiday season. But when it comes to Halloween, some people are more than willing to reap a harvest of murder ... HALLOWEEN PARTY MURDER by LESLIE MEIER: Tinker's Cove newest residents...

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Mirrorland by Carole (Carole L.) Johnstone

Mirrorland

Carole (Carole L.) Johnstone

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"Cat lives in Los Angeles, far away from 36 Westeryk Road, the imposing gothic house in Edinburgh where she and her estranged twin sister, El, grew up. As girls, they invented Mirrorland, a dark, imaginary place under the pantry stairs full of pirate...

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Whistleblower by Owen Mullen

Whistleblower

Owen Mullen

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Gavin Law exposed a tragic case of medical malpractice but now he's missing. It's just another case for Glasgow PI, Charlie Cameron, until he comes to believe Law was murdered. Did the disgraced surgeon abandon his sacred oath to become a killer? Or did...

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A line to kill by Anthony Horowitz

A line to kill

Anthony Horowitz

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"Private investigator Daniel Hawthorne and the writer Anthony Horowitz have been invited to a literary festival on the island of Alderney to talk about their new book. Very soon they discover that dark forces are at work. Alderney is in turmoil over a...

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2 Sisters Detective Agency by James Patterson

2 Sisters Detective Agency

James Patterson

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"The exciting new collaboration from James Patterson and Australia's own Candice Fox, following the recent bestselling success, both here and internationally, of The Inn. Two sisters go into the family business they didn't know they had - catching ki...

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Reprieve by James Han Mattson

Reprieve

James Han Mattson

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"On April 27, 1997, four contestants make it to the final cell of the Quigley House, a full-contact haunted escape room in Lincoln, Nebraska, made famous for its monstrosities, booby-traps, and ghoulishly costumed actors. If the group can endure these...

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The quiet people by Paul Cleave

The quiet people

Paul Cleave

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Cameron and Lisa Murdoch are successful crime writers. They have been on the promotional circuit, joking that no one knows how to get away with murder as well as they do. After all, they write about it for a living. So when their seven-year-old son Zach...

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Murder at Madame Tussauds by Jim Eldridge

Murder at Madame Tussauds

Jim Eldridge

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London, 1896. Madame Tussauds opens to find one of its nightwatchmen decapitated and his colleague nowhere to be found. To the police, the case seems simple: one killed the other and fled, but workers at the museum aren't convinced. Although forbidden...

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The heron's cry by Ann Cleeves

The heron's cry

Ann Cleeves

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North Devon is enjoying a rare hot summer with tourists flocking to its coastline. Detective Matthew Venn is called out to a rural crime scene at the home of a group of artists. What he finds is an elaborately staged murder - Dr Nigel Yeo has been fa...

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The great silence by Douglas Johnstone

The great silence

Douglas Johnstone

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Keeping on top of the family funeral directors' and private-investigation businesses is no easy task for the Skelf women, and when matriarch Dorothy discovers a human foot while walking the dog, a perplexing case presents itself... Daughter Jenny and...

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The dark remains by William McIlvanney

The dark remains

William McIlvanney

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If truth's in the shadows, get out of the light... Lawyer Bobby Carter did a lot of work for the wrong type of people. Now he's dead - and it was no accident. Besides a distraught family and a heap of powerful friends, Carter left behind his share of...

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Forgotten in death by J. D. Robb

Forgotten in death

J. D. Robb

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"For a Homicide cop, murder often started the day. For the mixed-race female sloppily wrapped in a tarp and stuffed in a construction site dumpster, it had surely ended hers ... Lt. Eve Dallas hasn't even arrived at work when her first call of the day...

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Another kind of Eden by James Lee Burke

Another kind of Eden

James Lee Burke

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"The American West in the early 1960s appears to be a pastoral paradise. Aspiring novelist Aaron Holland Broussard has observed it from the open door of a boxcar, riding the rails for both inspiration and odd jobs. Jumping off in Denver, he finds work...

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Hidden by Fern Michaels

Hidden

Fern Michaels

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"At first glance, few would guess that Luna and Cullan Bodman are siblings. When the two launch their furniture restoration shop, little do they know their talents may be their only defense in a matter of life and death. When Luna gets a strange sense...

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The madness of crowds by Louise Penny

The madness of crowds

Louise Penny

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"Chief Inspector Armand Gamache is asked to provide security for a visiting Professor of Statistics at the nearby university. It sounds easy enough. That is until Gamache discovers an agenda so repulsive he begs the university to cancel the lecture. ...

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Hardcastle's secret agent by Graham Ison

Hardcastle's secret agent

Graham Ison

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August, 1939. As war looms, Detective Inspector Walter Hardcastle is following in the footsteps of his father, Ernest, and progressing through the ranks of the Metropolitan Police. Summoned to the office of Charles Marriot, Deputy Assistant Commissioner...

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Fatal divisions by Claire Booth

Fatal divisions

Claire Booth

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"Hank Worth has always been committed to his job as Branson sheriff, so getting him to take a break is difficult. But to everyone's surprise he agrees to take time off after a gruelling case and visit a friend in Columbia, Missouri, leaving Chief Deputy...

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A fiancée's guide to first wives and murder by Dianne Freeman

A fiancée's guide to first wives and murder

Dianne Freeman

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"For Frances Wynn, widow to the late Earl of Harleigh, life has a cosmopolitan flavor of late. No sooner has she sent her mother and daughter off on a shopping trip to Paris than she and her fiance, George Hazleton, are socializing with visiting members...

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Death at the Crystal Palace by Jennifer Ashley

Death at the Crystal Palace

Jennifer Ashley

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"Intrepid cook Kat Holloway puts aside her apron to delve into Victorian London's high society and catch a killer. While attending an exhibition at the Crystal Palace, young cook Kat Holloway is approached by a woman in distress. Lady Covington is a ...

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Independent bones by Carolyn Haines

Independent bones

Carolyn Haines

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"When Dr. Alala Diakos, a visiting professor of Greek literature, comes to teach at Ole Miss in Oxford, Mississippi, it doesn't take long for controversy to follow. With her fervent feminist ideals and revolutionary leanings, she quickly earns the ad...

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Murder at Wakehurst by Alyssa Maxwell

Murder at Wakehurst

Alyssa Maxwell

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"September, 1899. After the death of her uncle, Cornelius Vanderbilt, Emma Cross is in no mood for one of Newport's extravagant parties. But to keep Vanderbilt's reckless son Neily out of trouble, she accompanies him to an Elizabethan fete on the lav...

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A study in crimson by Robert J. Harris

A study in crimson

Robert J. Harris

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"LONDON, 1942. A killer going by the name of 'Crimson Jack' is stalking the wartime streets of London, murdering women on the exact dates of the infamous Jack the Ripper killings of 1888. Has the Ripper somehow returned from the grave? Is the self-st...

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The third grave by Lisa Jackson

The third grave

Lisa Jackson

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"The old Beaumont mansion is a rotting shell of its once-grand self, especially after a disastrous hurricane sweeps through Georgia. The storm does more than dislodge shutters and shingles. It leads to a grisly find in the cellar. Three graves. But only...

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We were never here by Andrea Bartz

We were never here

Andrea Bartz

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"Emily is having the time of her life - she's in the mountains of Chile with her best friend, Kristen, on their annual reunion trip, and the women are feeling closer than ever. But on the last night of their trip, Emily enters their hotel suite to find...

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The man who wasn't all there by David Handler

The man who wasn't all there

David Handler

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"After six glorious weeks of hard work on his long-overdue second novel, celebrity-ghostwriter Stewart "Hoagy" Hoag has hit a crossroads in his plot. He thinks a change of scenery will do him good - and he knows just the place. His ex-wife, the actress...

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High stakes by Iris Johansen

High stakes

Iris Johansen

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"Logan Tanner lives the exhilarating life of a professional gambler, taking risks with nerves of steel. From casinos in Macau to Monte Carlo to Milan, he's racked up a fortune and become a living legend. But all the glitz and glamour hide a dark and ...

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The jailhouse lawyer by James Patterson

The jailhouse lawyer

James Patterson

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"Two brand-new legal thrillers in one book - from the authors of Juror No. 3. Justice in a small town can be hard to come by - especially when the judges, jailers and jury all know each other. In picture-perfect Erva, Alabama, the most serious crimes...

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The girl in the mirror by Rose Carlyle

The girl in the mirror

Rose Carlyle

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"Identical twins only look the same ... Beautiful twin sisters Iris and Summer are startlingly alike, but beyond what the eye can see lies a darkness that sets them apart. Cynical and insecure, Iris has long been envious of open-hearted Summer's seem...

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Blind tiger by Sandra Brown

Blind tiger

Sandra Brown

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"1920. Prohibition is the new law of the land, but murder, mayhem, lust, and greed are already institutions in the Moonshine Capitol of Texas. Thatcher Hutton, a war-weary soldier on the way back to his cowboy life, jumps from a moving freight train to...

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False witness by Karin Slaughter

False witness

Karin Slaughter

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"AN ORDINARY LIFE ... Leigh Collier has worked hard to build what looks like a normal life. She has a good job as a defense attorney, a daughter doing well in school, and even her divorce is relatively civilized-her life is just as unremarkable as she'd...

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The Bombay prince by Sujata Massey

The Bombay prince

Sujata Massey

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"November, 1921. Edward VIII, Prince of Wales and future ruler of India, is arriving in Bombay to begin a four-month tour. The Indian subcontinent is chafing under British rule, and Bombay solicitor Perveen Mistry isn't surprised when local unrest over...

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The red book by James Patterson

The red book

James Patterson

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"To Detective Billy Harney, the newest member of Chicago PD's elite strike force--Special Operations Section-- getting shot in the head, stalked by a state's attorney, and accused of murder by his fellow cops is all part of breaking a case. So when a...

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Who is Maud Dixon? by Alexandra Andrews

Who is Maud Dixon?

Alexandra Andrews

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"Florence Darrow is a low-level publishing employee who believes that she's destined to be a famous writer. When she stumbles into a job as the assistant to the brilliant, enigmatic novelist known as Maud Dixon -- whose true identity is a secret -- it...

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Lightning Strike by William Kent Krueger

Lightning Strike

William Kent Krueger

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"Aurora is a small town nestled in the ancient forest alongside the shores of Minnesota's Iron Lake. In the summer of 1963, it is the whole world to twelve-year-old Cork O'Connor, its rhythms as familiar as his own heartbeat. But when Cork stumbles upon...

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Howloween murder by Laurien Berenson

Howloween murder

Laurien Berenson

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"With just a few days left before Halloween, everyone at Howard Academy is anticipating the guaranteed sugar high they'll experience from gorging on Harriet Bloom's famous marshmallow puffs. The private school's annual costume party revolves around t...

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The abduction of Pretty Penny by Leonard S. Goldberg

The abduction of Pretty Penny

Leonard S. Goldberg

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"Joanna and the Watsons are called in by the Whitechapel Playhouse to find Pretty Penny, a lovely young actress who has gone missing without reason or notice. While on their search, the trio is asked by Scotland Yard to join in the hunt for a vicious...

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Dance with death by Will Thomas

Dance with death

Will Thomas

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"In June of 1893, the future Nicholas II travels to London for a royal wedding, bringing with him his private security force and his ballerina mistress, Mathilde Kschessinska. Rumored to be the target of a professional assassin known only as La Sylphide,...

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Cold wind by Paige Shelton

Cold wind

Paige Shelton

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"Beth Rivers is still in Alaska. The unidentified man who kidnapped her in her home of St. Louis hasn't been found yet, so she's not ready to go back. But as October comes to a close, Benedict is feeling more and more like her new home. Beth has been...

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Gold digger by Gillian Godden

Gold digger

Gillian Godden

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Money talks... And blonde bombshell Julie isn't afraid to ask for what she wants. With her mother locked up for murder, all Julie cares about is protecting her younger sister, Frankie. But penniless and alone on the streets of Liverpool, Julie realises...

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The man who died twice by Richard Osman

The man who died twice

Richard Osman

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Elizabeth has received a letter from an old colleague, a man with whom she has a long history. He's made a big mistake, and he needs her help. His story involves stolen diamonds, a violent mobster, and a very real threat to his life. As bodies start piling...

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The final twist by Jeffery Deaver

The final twist

Jeffery Deaver

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TWIST LEFT. Unique investigator Colter Shaw is searching for the answer to his father's posthumous riddle. It will lead him to evidence that will topple the secretive espionage company Black Bridge. TWIST RIGHT. He believes Black Bridge to be responsible...

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Bats in the belfry by E. C. R. Lorac

Bats in the belfry

E. C. R. Lorac

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Bruce Attleton dazzled London's literary scene with his first two novels, but his early promise did not bear fruit. His wife Sybilla is a glittering actress, unforgiving of Bruce's failure, and the couple lead separate lives in their house at Regent's...

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The stone chamber by Kate Ellis

The stone chamber

Kate Ellis

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On a summer's evening, Robert and Greta Gerdner are shot dead at their isolated home in the Devon countryside. DI Wesley Peterson suspects the execution-style murders might be linked to Robert's past career in the police - until Robert's name is found...

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The Bath conspiracy by Jeanne M. Dams

The Bath conspiracy

Jeanne M. Dams

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"Retired chief constable Alan Nesbit and his wife Dorothy Martin are in the beautiful historic city of Bath to celebrate Dorothy's birthday, enjoying the city's elegant surroundings, sightseeing, shopping - and champagne. But the celebrations are cur...

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False conclusion by Veronica Heley

False conclusion

Veronica Heley

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"Bea Abbot is looking forward to spending the summer with her fourteen-year-old ward, Bernice, but her plans go awry when one of Bernice's schoolfriends finds herself in trouble. Evelina Trescott's uncle has died in a mysterious accident at their cou...

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The French paradox by Ellen Crosby

The French paradox

Ellen Crosby

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"In 1949, during her junior year abroad in Paris, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis bought several inexpensive paintings of Marie-Antoinette by a little-known 18th century female artist. She also had a romantic relationship with Virginia vineyard owner Luci...

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