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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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Day of the dead by Nicci French

Day of the dead

Nicci French

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"On a north London high street, a runaway vehicle crashes to a halt. The man in the driving seat was murdered a week earlier. On Hampstead Heath, a bonfire blazes: in the flames lies the next victim. As autumn leaves fall, a serial killer runs amok in...

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Quick curtain by Alan Melville

Quick curtain

Alan Melville

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This breezy whodunit is set in a theatre and revolves around the shooting of the leading man. When the show opens at the Grosvenor Theatre to a packed house, Brandon Baker is killed by a real bullet. When another member of the company is found dead,...

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Murder in the museum by John Rowland

Murder in the museum

John Rowland

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When Professor Julius Arnell breathes his last in the hushed atmosphere of the British Museum Reading Room, it looks like death from natural causes. Who, after all, would murder a retired academic whose life was devoted to Elizabethan literature? Ins...

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Death on the Riviera by John Bude

Death on the Riviera

John Bude

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When a counterfeit currency racket comes to light on the French Riviera, Detective Inspector Meredith is sent speeding to the warmth and glitter of the Mediterranean. Along with Inspector Blampignon - an amiable policeman from Nice - Meredith must trace...

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Mr. Midnight by Gerald Verner

Mr. Midnight

Gerald Verner

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Gordan Cross, crime reporter for the DAILY CLARION, is detailed to discover the identity of a man known as Mr. Midnight, the mastermind behind a series of robberies and murders. Acting on a tip, he investigates The Yellow Orchid nightclub - and meets...

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Inkier than the sword by Andrea Frazer

Inkier than the sword

Andrea Frazer

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In the quiet village of Steynham St Michael there is an anonymous letter writer at work, jabbing and stabbing at the past's Achilles' heels of many of the upright citizens living there. After one resident is driven to extreme measures to escape expos...

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Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore by Matthew Sullivan

Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore

Matthew Sullivan

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Lydia Smith lives her life hiding in plain sight. A clerk at the Bright Ideas bookstore, she keeps a meticulously crafted existence among her beloved books, eccentric colleagues, and the BookFrogs - the lost and lonely regulars who spend every day ma...

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The taking of Annie Thorne by C. J. Tudor

The taking of Annie Thorne

C. J. Tudor

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When Joe Thorne was fifteen, his little sister, Annie, disappeared. At the time, Joe thought it was the worst thing in the world that could ever happen. And then she came back. But she couldn't, or wouldn't, say what had happened to her. Now Joe has ...

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The sign of fear by Rob Ryan

The sign of fear

Rob Ryan

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London, 1917: Terror has come from the sky, and Londoners are scurrying in fear. A twin tragedy strikes Dr John Watson: an old friend, Staff Nurse Jennings, is on a boat-ambulance torpedoed in the Channel with no survivors. And his concert-going companion,...

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Everything is lies by Helen Callaghan

Everything is lies

Helen Callaghan

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Sophia's parents lead quiet, unremarkable lives. At least, that's what she's always believed. Until the day she arrives at her childhood home to find a house ringing with silence. Her mother is dead, hanging from a tree. Her father is lying in a pool...

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Death of Anton by Alan Melville

Death of Anton

Alan Melville

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Seven Bengal tigers are the star attraction of Carey's Circus. Their trainer is the fearless Anton, whose work demands absolute fitness and the steadiest of nerves. When Anton is found lying dead in the tigers' cage, it seems that he has lost control...

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Money in the morgue by Ngaio Marsh

Money in the morgue

Ngaio Marsh

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It's business as usual for Mr Glossop as he does his regular round delivering wages to government buildings scattered across New Zealand's lonely Canterbury plains. But when his car breaks down he is stranded for the night at the isolated Mount Seage...

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The Cornish coast murder by John Bude

The Cornish coast murder

John Bude

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The Reverend Dodd, vicar of the quiet Cornish village of Boscawen, spends his evenings reading detective stories by the fireside - but heaven forbid that the shadow of any real crime should ever fall across his seaside parish. The vicar's peace is sh...

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Portrait of a murderer by Anne Meredith

Portrait of a murderer

Anne Meredith

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'Adrian Gray was born in May 1862 and met his death through violence, at the hands of one of his own children, at Christmas, 1931.' Thus begins this classic crime novel published in 1933. Each December, Adrian Gray invites his extended family to stay...

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Russian roulette by Sara Sheridan

Russian roulette

Sara Sheridan

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Brighton, 1956: When Mirabelle's on-off boyfriend, Superintendent Alan McGregor, is taken off a gruesome murder case, she steps in to unravel the tangle of poisoned gin, prostitutes and high-stakes gambling that surrounds the death. It isn't long bef...

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Death knocks twice by Robert Thorogood

Death knocks twice

Robert Thorogood

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Reluctantly stationed on the sweltering Caribbean island of Saint-Marie, Detective Inspector Richard Poole dreams of cold winds, drizzly rain and a pint in his local pub. Just as he is feeling as fed up as can be, a mysterious vagrant is found dead at...

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Say it with bullets by Arlette Lees

Say it with bullets

Arlette Lees

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Two abused and neglected children find sanctuary with a neighboring rancher. Out West, a gold prospector's widow must evade the clutches of a corrupt sheriff. Defying doctor's orders, a wounded cop searches for his missing rebellious sister. After fl...

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Treachery in the wilderness by Victor Rousseau

Treachery in the wilderness

Victor Rousseau

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Joe Bostock and his chief engineer Will Carruthers are engaged on building a railway line in the wilds of Manitoba that will open up rich wheat lands for settlers - but the Big Muskeg swamp seems likely to ruin the construction scheme. When an unseen...

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Haunted Helen by Victor J. Banis

Haunted Helen

Victor J. Banis

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Mentally scarred by her parents' violent deaths, Helen Sparrow was sent for treatment at a residential psychiatric clinic. Now discharged, she returns to a shadowy old mansion, the scene of both the murders and her repressed, unhappy childhood. But she...

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A nest of vipers by Andrea Camilleri

A nest of vipers

Andrea Camilleri

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On what should be a quiet Sunday morning, Inspector Montalbano is called to a murder scene on the Sicilian coast. A man has discovered his father dead in his Vigatan beach house: his body slumped on the dining-room floor, his morning coffee spilt across...

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Blotto, Twinks and the stars of the silver screen by Simon Brett

Blotto, Twinks and the stars of the silver screen

Simon Brett

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The Dowager Duchess of Tawcester knows America is full of wealthy young men, all of whom will fall in love with her daughter, the supremely gifted Twinks - and marriage to a Texan millionaire would solve the Tawcester financial problems once and for all....

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The girl in the green dress by Cath Staincliffe

The girl in the green dress

Cath Staincliffe

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Teenager Allie Kennaway heads off for prom night, cheered on by her dad Steve and little sister Teagan. But she never comes home, beaten to death in an apparent hate crime because of her transgender identity. As police investigate the brutal murder, a...

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Look for me by Lisa Gardner

Look for me

Lisa Gardner

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A family home has become a family crime scene. Five people are involved. Four of them - mother, stepfather, daughter, son - have been savagely murdered. The fifth, the eldest daughter, is missing. Did she escape? Or is her absence evidence of something...

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Mystery Mile by Margery Allingham

Mystery Mile

Margery Allingham

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Judge Crowdy Lobbett is a marked man - within the span of a month, his secretary has been shot, his butler poisoned, his chauffeur killed in a mysterious accident, and his walking companion felled by a falling stone. Each time, the judge has escaped by...

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The crime at Black Dudley by Margery Allingham

The crime at Black Dudley

Margery Allingham

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In an ancient remote mansion nestles the infamous Black Dudley Dagger - a jewel-encrusted Italian blade, weapon in a centuries-old murder. As house-party guests merrily recreate the traditional ceremony of the dagger, passing it from person to person...

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The ruin by Dervla McTiernan

The ruin

Dervla McTiernan

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"Twenty years after Cormac Reilly discovered Hilaria Blake dead from a drug overdose leaving fifteen-year-old Maude and five-year-old Jack orphans, Jack unexpectedly commits suicide. When his sister shows up determined to prove Jack was murdered, Cormac...

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The death beat by Fiona Veitch Smith

The death beat

Fiona Veitch Smith

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When 'London Daily Globe' editor Rollo Rolandson has to return to New York for three months he takes his star reporter, Poppy Denby, with him. Poppy is very excited to be working on the world-famous 'New York Times' and looks forward to immersing herself...

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Death in Paris by Emilia Bernhard

Death in Paris

Emilia Bernhard

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"When French financier Edgar Bowen drowns in a bowl of soup, his former girlfriend, American Rachel Levis, is alarmed by the unnatural death. Who dies eating a nice vichyssoise? But when she overhears a mourner at his funeral describing the circumstances...

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Bad guys by Linwood Barclay

Bad guys

Linwood Barclay

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"Zack Walker is back, and much to his family's relief, the work-at-home science-fiction writer has left the house to take a job as a features writer for the city paper. But now that Zack's incessant plotting can no longer be hatched from the comforts...

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The escape by C. L. Taylor

The escape

C. L. Taylor

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"When a stranger asks Jo Blackmore for a lift she says yes, then swiftly wishes she hadn't. The stranger knows Jo's name, she knows her husband Max and she's got a glove belonging to Jo's two year old daughter Elise. What begins with a subtle threat ...

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Wagging through the snow by Laurien Berenson

Wagging through the snow

Laurien Berenson

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"Melanie Travis needs a little peace from her busy life this Christmas. But the usual holiday hubbub is a joy compared to the killer surprise she finds tucked underneath the tree when her brother and her ex-husband purchase a dilapidated pine tree farm...

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City of secrets by Victoria (Victoria E.) Thompson

City of secrets

Victoria (Victoria E.) Thompson

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"Con artist Elizabeth Miles uses her special set of skills to help Priscilla Knight, a dedicated suffragist who was recently widowed for the second time in her young life, when Priscilla's banker informs her she has little money and her house is mortgaged...

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Rust & stardust by T. (Tammy) Greenwood

Rust & stardust

T. (Tammy) Greenwood

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"Based on the experiences of real-life kidnapping victim Sally Horner, this imaging of a young girl's world, forever altered, tells her heartbreaking story through her eyes, and the eyes of her family and friends"--Provide by publisher.

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Murder at Ochre Court by Alyssa Maxwell

Murder at Ochre Court

Alyssa Maxwell

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"In the summer of 1898, reporter Emma Cross investigates the shocking death of a debutante at her coming-out ball among the bright lights of Newport's high society"--

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In her bones by Kate Moretti

In her bones

Kate Moretti

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"The daughter of a convicted serial killer finds herself at the center of a murder investigation as the prime suspect"--

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The boy at the keyhole by Stephen M. Giles

The boy at the keyhole

Stephen M. Giles

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"Nine-year-old Samuel lives alone in a once-great estate in Surrey with the family's housekeeper, Ruth. His father is dead and his mother has been abroad for months, purportedly tending to her late husband's faltering business. She left in a hurry one...

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A Christmas revelation by Anne Perry

A Christmas revelation

Anne Perry

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"In this intriguing, uplifting holiday mystery from bestselling author Anne Perry, an orphan boy investigates a woman's kidnapping--and discovers there's more at stake than a disappearance"--

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Wishing Caswell dead by Patricia Stoltey

Wishing Caswell dead

Patricia Stoltey

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"In the early 1800s in a village on the Illinois frontier, young Jo Mae Proud wishes her cruel brother Caswell dead. Forced into prostitution, she discovers she is pregnant and vows to escape. When Caswell is injured by a near lightning hit, he becomes...

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The dogfather by Sparkle Abbey

The dogfather

Sparkle Abbey

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"When a local, designer handbags store owner is found dead, the police first believe it's an unfortunate accident. But the evidence doesn't lie. Before you can say 'wiseguy,' Bow Wow Boutique owner, Melinda Langston's, former fiance and undercover FBI...

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Lethal target by Janice Cantore

Lethal target

Janice Cantore

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"Police Chief Tess O'Rourke thought she'd taken care of her small town's drug problem last year. But now Rogue's Hollow residents are up in arms over a contentious vote on legalizing the sale of marijuana within city limits. And when an eighteen-year-old...

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Lies by T. M. Logan

Lies

T. M. Logan

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"When Joe Lynch sees his wife enter an underground car park in the middle of the day, he's intrigued enough to follow her down. And when he sees her in an angry altercation with family friend Ben, he naturally goes to her defence - and doesn't for a ...

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A vintage death by Mary Ellen Hughes

A vintage death

Mary Ellen Hughes

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"When a local bed & breakfast owner is found dead, killed by a pair of vintage scissors, Callie Reed teams up with a visiting author to defend the victim's estranged wife and unearth the real killer."--Publisher description.

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Six cats a slayin' by Miranda James

Six cats a slayin'

Miranda James

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"Charlie Harris and his Maine Coon cat, Diesel, are busy decking the halls for the holidays when an unexpected delivery and a shocking murder conspire to shake up the season. December twenty-fifth is right around the corner, and Charlie is making his...

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Mind games by Nancy Mehl

Mind games

Nancy Mehl

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"Kaely Quinn's talents as an FBI behavior analyst are impossible to ignore, no matter how unorthodox her methods. But when a reporter outs her as the daughter of an infamous serial killer, she's demoted to field agent and transferred to St. Louis. When...

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Before we were strangers by Brenda Novak

Before we were strangers

Brenda Novak

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"Five-year-old Sloane McBride couldn't sleep that night. Her parents were arguing again, their harsh words heating the cool autumn air. And then there was that other sound - the ominous thump before all went quiet. In the morning, her mother was gone....

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The walking bread by Winnie Archer

The walking bread

Winnie Archer

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"Beloved Mexican bakery Yeast of Eden has scored the catering deal at the annual Santa Sofia, California, art car parade and ball. But when a contestant turns up dead, making bread will be the yeast of their problems ... Apprentice baker Ivy Culpepper...

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Read herring hunt by V. M. Burns

Read herring hunt

V. M. Burns

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"Mystery bookstore owner Samantha Washington is about to find out it's not so easy to play Monday morning quarterback when it comes to murder . . . To the town of North Harbor, Michigan, MISU quarterback Dawson Alexander is a local hero. To Samantha....

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Murder in the Oval Library by Colleen Gleason

Murder in the Oval Library

Colleen Gleason

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"With the Confederate Army firing on Fort Sumter, the Civil War has begun--and an invasion of Washington, DC, from Secessionist Virginia seems imminent. As the population evacuates, the President is in desperate need of men to defend the capital. Lin...

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Died in the wool by Peggy Ehrhart

Died in the wool

Peggy Ehrhart

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"Pamela is ready to kick back and relax after a busy day selling stuffed aardvarks to benefit Arborville High School's sports program at the annual town festival. But just as she's packing up, she makes a terrible discovery--someone's stashed a body under...

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Murder in an English village by Jessica Ellicott

Murder in an English village

Jessica Ellicott

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"1920: Flying in the face of convention, legendary American adventuress Beryl Helliwell never fails to surprise and shock. The last thing her adoring public would expect is that she craves some peace and quiet. The humdrum hamlet of Walmsley Parva in...

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The boy by Tami Hoag

The boy

Tami Hoag

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"When Detective Nick Fourcade enters the home of Genevieve Gauthier outside the sleepy town of Bayou Breaux, Louisiana, the bloody crime scene that awaits him is both the most brutal and the most confusing he's ever seen. Genevieve's seven-year-old son,...

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Crisis at the cathedral by Jeanne M. Dams

Crisis at the cathedral

Jeanne M. Dams

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"When Dorothy Martin and her husband Alan meet the wealthy Ahmad family, they are charmed by their courtesy, their perfect English, their delightful children and their commitment to peace. Following a concert at Sherebury Cathedral, the Ahmads offer to...

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Burning Meredith by Elizabeth Gunn

Burning Meredith

Elizabeth Gunn

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"The Meredith Mountain fire starts on Labor Day weekend and rages for days - an awesome sight, leaving a trail of havoc and destruction in its wake. Alice Adams edits the Clark's Fort Guardian newspaper, ably assisted by her nephew, Stuart Campbell, and...

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Beyond absolution by Cora Harrison

Beyond absolution

Cora Harrison

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"Reverend Mother Aquinas must discover who murdered a much-loved priest in the third of this compelling new Irish historical mystery series. Ireland. 1925. Pierced through to the brain, the dead body of the priest was found wedged into the small, dar...

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A long way down by Ken McCoy

A long way down

Ken McCoy

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"When a wealthy businessman suffers a fatal fall from his office window, the forensic evidence points to murder. But with no suspects, no clues and no apparent motive, the police investigation stalls. It's passed over to the Cold Case Unit where it remains...

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The red hand of fury by Roger Morris

The red hand of fury

Roger Morris

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"June, 1914. A young man is mauled to death by a polar bear at London Zoo. Shortly afterwards, another young man leaps to his death from a notorious Suicide Bridge. Two seemingly unconnected deaths - and yet there are similarities. Following a third ...

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Against the law by Jay Brandon

Against the law

Jay Brandon

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"Fresh out of prison, former lawyer Edward Hall thinks his days in the courtroom are behind him. Until his sister, Dr Amy Hall, is arrested for murder. She's accused of shooting the ex-husband she supposedly reconciled with and is convinced that her ...

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Murder takes a turn by Eric Brown

Murder takes a turn

Eric Brown

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"When Langham's literary agent receives a cryptic letter inviting him to spend the weekend at the grand Cornish home of successful novelist Denbigh Connaught, Charles Elder seems reluctant to attend. What really happened between Elder and Connaught during...

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The way of all flesh by Ambrose Parry

The way of all flesh

Ambrose Parry

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"Edinburgh, 1847. Young women are being discovered dead across the Old Town, all having suffered similarly gruesome ends. In the New Town, medical student Will Raven is about to start his apprenticeship with the brilliant and renowned Dr Simpson. Sim...

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The shadow district by 1961- author. Arnaldur Indridason

The shadow district

1961- author. Arnaldur Indridason

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"In wartime Reykjavík, a young woman is found strangled in 'the Shadow District', a rough and dangerous area of the city. An Icelandic detective and a member of the American military police are on the trail of a brutal killer. In the present, a 90-year-old...

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A stranger in the house by Shari Lapena

A stranger in the house

Shari Lapena

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"You come home after a long day at work, ready for dinner with your wife. But she's not there. And it looks like she left in a blind panic. Her mobile phone and her bag are still in the house. You fear the worst. You call the police. And they tell you...

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Don't let go by Harlan Coben

Don't let go

Harlan Coben

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"15 years ago, two teenagers were mysteriously found dead by the old railroad tracks in a small affluent town in New Jersey. One of them was Nap Dumas' twin, Leo, and the other, the town's sheriff's daughter. Most people concluded it a double suicide,...

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The fallen architect by Charles Belfoure

The fallen architect

Charles Belfoure

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"Someone has to take the blame ... When the Britannia Theatre's balcony collapses, killing over a dozen people, the fingers point at the architect. He should have known better, should have made it safer, should have done something. Douglas Layton knows...

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Find you in the dark by Nathan Ripley

Find you in the dark

Nathan Ripley

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"For years, unbeknownst to his family, Martin Reese has been illegally buying police files on serial killers and using them to find missing bodies. He keeps photos, then turns in the results anonymously. Martin sees his work as a public service. Dete...

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Deck the hounds by David Rosenfelt

Deck the hounds

David Rosenfelt

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"Reluctant lawyer Andy Carpenter doesn't usually stop to help others, but seeing a dog next to a homeless man inspires him to give the pair some money to help. It's just Andy's luck that things don't end there. Soon after Andy's encounter with them, man...

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A taste for vengeance by Martin Walker

A taste for vengeance

Martin Walker

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Kingdom of the blind by Louise Penny

Kingdom of the blind

Louise Penny

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"When a peculiar letter arrives inviting Armand Gamache to an abandoned farmhouse, the former head of the Sûreté du Québec discovers that a complete stranger has named him one of the executors of her will. Still on suspension, and frankly curious, Ga...

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Hard aground by Brendan DuBois

Hard aground

Brendan DuBois

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"Lewis Cole - former Department of Defense research analyst - is 'hard aground' at his beachfront home, recovering from major surgery, when threats and danger come right to his front door. Alone at night, he's convinced he's hearing someone breaking ...

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Wrecked by Joe Ide

Wrecked

Joe Ide

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"Isaiah Quintabe - IQ for short - has never been more successful, or felt more alone. A series of high-profile wins in his hometown of East Long Beach have made him so notorious that he can hardly go to the corner store without being recognized. Dodson,...

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Bury the lead by Archer Mayor

Bury the lead

Archer Mayor

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"When the body of a young woman is found near a trail at a popular ski mountain, the case falls to Joe Gunther and his team at the Vermont Bureau of Investigation (VBI). They quickly have a suspect, Mick Durocher, and a confession, but the investigators...

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A death in Eden by Keith McCafferty

A death in Eden

Keith McCafferty

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"When scarecrows appear in the cliffs above Montana's famous Smith River and a little girl reports being chased by one in the night, state investigator Harold Little Feather is brought in to find the culprit. Are the menacing effigies related to a...

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The sixth day by Catherine Coulter

The sixth day

Catherine Coulter

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"When several major political figures die mysteriously, officials declare the deaths are from natural causes. Then the German Vice-Chancellor dies on the steps of 10 Downing Street and a drone is spotted hovering over the scene. The truth becomes cle...

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The token by Gerald Verner

The token

Gerald Verner

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Four murders in just over a month, and not the ghost of a clue as to who has committed them - except that in each case a little silver bell was left on the body of the victim. Under pressure from all quarters, Detective-Inspector Shadgold seeks the help...

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Lonely business by Steven Fox

Lonely business

Steven Fox

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Herbie Vore, mystery writer and recent widower, leads a lonely, uneventful existence - until he begins to receive threatening postcards and packages referring to Cindy, his crush from long ago. When a teenager arrives at his door claiming to be the son...

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Silence of the bones by Arlette Lees

Silence of the bones

Arlette Lees

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Rodeo star Coby Dillon vanishes in a storm on the very evening he was to set up house with his girlfriend Brielle Broussard. Where is he - and what has become of his mentor Dyce Dean Jackson? Meanwhile, Deputy Sheriffs Robely Danner and Frack Tilsley...

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Mystery of the ruby by Victor J. Banis

Mystery of the ruby

Victor J. Banis

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According to legend, the Baghdad ruby has the power to grant anything the heart desires. But a curse lies upon it, and all who own the stone are destined to die tragically, damned for eternity. When Joseph Hanson inherits the gem after his uncle's bi...

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The nine tailors by Dorothy L. (Dorothy Leigh) Sayers

The nine tailors

Dorothy L. (Dorothy Leigh) Sayers

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Stranded in the Fenlands on New Year's Eve, Lord Peter Wimsey is offered hospitality by a local Rector and his wife, and offers to take the place of an incapacitated bell-ringer for that night's nine-hour peal in the village church. With New Year's Day...

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The cry by Helen FitzGerald

The cry

Helen FitzGerald

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When a baby goes missing on a lonely roadside in Australia, it sets off a police investigation that will become a media sensation and dinner-table talk across the world. Lies, rumours and guilt snowball, causing the parents, Joanna and Alistair, to slowly...

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She be damned by M. J. Tjia

She be damned

M. J. Tjia

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London, 1863: Prostitutes in the Waterloo area are turning up dead, their sexual organs mutilated and removed. When another girl goes missing, fears grow that the killer may have claimed their latest victim. The police are at a loss, and so it falls ...

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The intrusions by Stav Sherez

The intrusions

Stav Sherez

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When a distressed young woman arrives at the station claiming her friend has been abducted, and that the man threatened to come back and "claim her next", Detectives Carrigan and Miller are thrust into a terrifying new world of stalking and obsession....

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Auntie Poldi and the Sicilian lions by Mario Giordano

Auntie Poldi and the Sicilian lions

Mario Giordano

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Auntie Poldi can think of no finer place to wait for death than Sicily. All she asks is a sea view, fine wine (and plenty of it) and her family close around. But when death instead comes for her handsome young friend Valentino - and under mysterious....

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The drowning ground by James Marrison

The drowning ground

James Marrison

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When DCI Guillermo Downes is called to the scene of a murder, he realizes the victim is well known to him. A decade earlier, Downes made a promise to the families of two missing girls that he would find their daughters. Although cleared, the dead man...

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A death for a cause by Caroline Dunford

A death for a cause

Caroline Dunford

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When Richenda takes her companion Euphemia to London promising visits to the Zoo and afternoon teas, the last thing either expect is to end up getting arrested. But some nifty action during a police raid on a suffragette march sees Euphemia dragged off...

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Wild chamber by Christopher Fowler

Wild chamber

Christopher Fowler

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Near London Bridge Station, members of the Met's Peculiar Crimes Unit race to catch a killer. In the dark and the rain, they unwittingly cause a bizarre accident - one that will have repercussions for them all... One year later, a smartly dressed woman...

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Murder on the pilgrim's way by Julie Wassmer

Murder on the pilgrim's way

Julie Wassmer

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Pearl receives a surprise birthday present from her mother, Dolly - an early summer break at a riverside manor house that has been recently transformed into a gorgeous hotel: the newly named Villa Pellegrini. PELLEGRINI - the Italian word for 'pilgrims'...

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The other couple by Sarah J. Naughton

The other couple

Sarah J. Naughton

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This was meant to be the perfect honeymoon. A five-star beach resort in Vietnam, with white sands, private villas and world-class cuisine. A chance for newlyweds Asha and Ollie Graveney to recover from a tragedy that has left them on the verge of col...

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The store by James Patterson

The store

James Patterson

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Imagine a future of unparalleled convenience. A powerful retailer, the Store, can deliver anything to your door, anticipating the needs and desires you didn't even know you had. Most people are fine with that, but not Jacob and Megan Brandeis. New York...

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Three little lies by Laura (Laura J.) Marshall

Three little lies

Laura (Laura J.) Marshall

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Ever since Sasha swept into the neighbourhood and brought colour to Ellen's life, Ellen has been under her spell. But as she is welcomed into Sasha's family, she fails to see the darkness that lies beneath their bohemian lifestyle - until a brutal at...

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Body and soul by John Harvey

Body and soul

John Harvey

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When his estranged daughter Katherine appears on his doorstep, ex-Detective Frank Elder knows that something is wrong. Katherine has long been troubled, and Elder has always felt powerless to help her. But now she has begun to self-destruct. The breakdown...

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A brush with death by Ali Carter

A brush with death

Ali Carter

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One cheeky wink and Lord Greengrass was flat out on the ground, deliriously gasping for life, his eyes flickering with a sparkle of hope that the shadow on the wall had come to help... In the village of Spire, murder is afoot. Rich landowner Alexander,...

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Hitting the books by Jenn McKinlay

Hitting the books

Jenn McKinlay

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"When a stack of library material is found at the scene of a hit-and-run, library director Lindsey Norris finds herself dragged into the investigation as the police try to link the driver of the stolen car to the person who borrowed the CDs. Then the...

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Lethal licorice by Amanda Flower

Lethal licorice

Amanda Flower

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"Caring for her recently widowed grandmother, Bailey King plans to honor her grandfather's memory by entering the annual Amish Confectionery Competition in Harvest, Ohio. When a candy maker from a neighboring town who wanted Englischer Bailey disqualified...

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Hidden peril by Irene Hannon

Hidden peril

Irene Hannon

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"Set in St. Louis, a fair trade shop owner and a local police detective find themselves in the middle of international intrigue and in the sights of a ruthless killer when people connected with the shop begin turning up dead."--

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Murder in Greenwich Village by Liz Freeland

Murder in Greenwich Village

Liz Freeland

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"A year before World War I breaks out, the sidewalks of Manhattan are crowded with restless newcomers chasing the fabled American Dream, including a sharp-witted young woman who discovers a talent for investigating murder."--

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Treacherous is the night by Anna Lee Huber

Treacherous is the night

Anna Lee Huber

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"In 1919 England, many look to the spirit world for answers. Verity attends a seance where a medium channels a former fellow spy with a special message for Verity. When the medium is murdered, Verity heads to war-torn Belgium to find the significance...

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Liar, liar by Lisa Jackson

Liar, liar

Lisa Jackson

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"In death, Didi Storm is finally getting the kind of publicity that eluded her in life. Twenty years ago, the ex-beauty queen worked the Vegas strip as a celebrity impersonator, too busy trying to make it big to spare much time for her daughter, Remmi....

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A high mortality of doves by Kate Ellis

A high mortality of doves

Kate Ellis

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1919: The Derbyshire village of Wenfield is still reeling from four years of war. Just when the village has begun to regain its tranquillity, a young woman, Myrtle Bligh, is found stabbed and left in a woodland, her mouth slit to accommodate a dead dove...

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The women of Baker Street by Michelle Birkby

The women of Baker Street

Michelle Birkby

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1889: Mrs Hudson, long-suffering landlady of 221b Baker Street, falls ill and collapses in her home, and is whisked off by Dr Watson to St Bartholomew's Hospital. Perhaps she has developed an overactive imagination thanks to her eccentric lodgers, but...

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