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The misadventures of Nero Wolfe

The misadventures of Nero Wolfe

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"If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, then Nero Wolfe and Archie Goodwin have been widely flattered almost from the moment Rex Stout first wrote about them in 1934. The Misadventures of Nero Wolfe collects two dozen literary tributes to one...

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Shatter the night by Emily Littlejohn

Shatter the night

Emily Littlejohn

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"It’s Halloween night in Cedar Valley. During the town’s annual festival, Detective Gemma Monroe takes a break from trick or treating with her family to visit an old family friend, retired Judge Caleb Montgomery, at his law office. To Gemma’s surprise,...

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The coroner by Jennifer Dornbush

The coroner

Jennifer Dornbush

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"Summoned from her promising surgical career first to her estranged father’s bedside, and then his post as medical examiner when his small town needs urgent help with a suspicious death, Emily Hartford discovers home is where the bodies are in this p...

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Last girl standing by Lisa Jackson

Last girl standing

Lisa Jackson

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"First they were five. Then they were four. Whose turn will it be next? At Bristol High they were an elite clique known as the Five Firsts: Amanda, Bailey, Carmen, Delta and Zora ... ABCD & Z. They could have accepted their classmate, Emmy, as 'E', but...

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Stone cross by Marc Cameron

Stone cross

Marc Cameron

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"In a remote Alaskan village, Deputy US Marshal Arliss Cutter searches for a stone-cold killer amid a hotbed of corruption, lies, and long-buried secrets ... Winter comes early to the rural native community of Stone Cross, Alaska--and so does hunting...

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Hidden Salem by Kay Hooper

Hidden Salem

Kay Hooper

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"A town shrouded in the occult. An evil that lurks in the dark. The SCU returns in a hair-raising novel from New York Times bestselling author Kay Hooper. Nellie Cavendish has very good reasons to seek out her roots, and not only because she has no memory...

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The silence by Susan Allott

The silence

Susan Allott

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1997: In a basement flat in Hackney, Isla Green is awakened by her father, Joe, phoning from Sydney. Thirty years ago, the Greens' next-door neighbour Mandy disappeared. Joe claims he thought she had gone to start a new life, but now Mandy's family is...

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Hermit by S.R. author. White

Hermit

S.R. author. White

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After the puzzling death of a shopkeeper in rural Australia, troubled detective Dana Russo has just twelve hours to interrogate the prime suspect - a silent, inscrutable man found at the scene of the crime, who simply vanished fifteen years earlier. Where...

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Cold malice by Quentin Bates

Cold malice

Quentin Bates

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Reykjavik detective Gunnhildur Gisladottir tries not to believe in ghosts. But when Helgi, one of her team, is certain he's seen a man who had been declared dead more than fifteen years ago, she reluctantly gives him some unofficial leeway to look into...

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Shadows in death by J. D. Robb

Shadows in death

J. D. Robb

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When a night out at the theatre is interrupted by the murder of a young woman in Washington Square Park, it seems like an ordinary case for Detective Eve Dallas and her team. But when Roarke spots a shadow from his past in the crowd, Eve realises that...

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No mercy by Martina Cole

No mercy

Martina Cole

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Diana Davis has been head of the family business since the death of her husband, an infamous bank robber. She's a woman in a man's world, but no one messes with her. Her only son, Angus, is a natural born villain, but he needs to earn Diana's trust b...

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The less dead by Denise Mina

The less dead

Denise Mina

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When Margo goes in search of her birth mother for the first time, she meets her aunt, Nikki, instead. Margo learns that her mother, Susan, was a sex worker murdered soon after Margo's adoption. To this day, Susan's killer has never been found. Nikki asks...

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Murder at the Natural History Museum by Jim Eldridge

Murder at the Natural History Museum

Jim Eldridge

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1895. When the newly dubbed 'Museum Detectives' are asked to investigate deliberate damage to a dinosaur skeleton at the Natural History Museum, there is evidence that the fossil-hunting mania of the notorious Bone Wars in America may have reached th...

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The perfect couple by Jackie Kabler

The perfect couple

Jackie Kabler

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A year and a half ago, Gemma met the love of her life, Danny. Since then, their relationship has been like something out of a dream. But one Friday evening, Gemma returns home to find Danny is nowhere to be seen. After two days with no word from her ...

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Death of a bean counter by Sandra Balzo

Death of a bean counter

Sandra Balzo

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"Maggy Thorsen's head is spinning thanks to partner Sarah Kingston's latest idea - selling luxe espresso machines in their Wisconsin coffeehouse, Uncommon Grounds. But Maggy soon faces a far bigger problem when her fiance, sheriff Jake Pavlik, makes ...

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The scent of danger by Fiona Buckley

The scent of danger

Fiona Buckley

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"February, 1586. When the queen's spymaster learns that Ursula is to visit her relatives in Devon, he asks her to find out what has happened to two of his local agents. On arrival in the small village of Zeal Aquatico, Ursula discovers that both spies...

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The clutter corpse by Simon Brett

The clutter corpse

Simon Brett

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"Ellen Curtis runs her own business helping people who are running out of space. As a declutterer, she is used to encountering all sorts of weird and wonderful objects in the course of her work. What she has never before encountered is a dead body. When...

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The case of the reincarnated client by Tarquin Hall

The case of the reincarnated client

Tarquin Hall

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"When a young woman comes forward saying she's the reincarnation of Riya Kaur, a wife and mother who vanished during the bloody 1984 anti-Sikh riots, Puri is dismissive. He's busy enough dealing with an irate matrimonial client whose daughter is comp...

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Dead man's daughter by Roz Watkins

Dead man's daughter

Roz Watkins

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"A ten year old girl is found running through the woods, barefoot and wearing only a blood-soaked nightdress. She has no memory of what happened to her, but her father is found stabbed to death in their nearby house. At first, DI Meg Dalton blames an...

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The last words of Madeleine Anderson by Helen Kitson

The last words of Madeleine Anderson

Helen Kitson

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"Once upon a time Gabrielle Price wrote and published an extraordinary novel. But twenty years on her literary star has dimmed, her 'work of genius' is all but forgotten, and no further novels have materialized. She now lives an unremarkable life: mi...

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Devil's fjord by David Hewson

Devil's fjord

David Hewson

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"New-appointed District Sheriff Tristan Haraldsen and his wife Elsebeth are looking forward to the peaceful semi-retirement in the remote fishing village of Djevulsfjord on the stunningly beautiful island of Vagar. But when two boys go missing during...

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Murder at the castle by Frances Evesham

Murder at the castle

Frances Evesham

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The sudden death of an elderly volunteer at Dunster Castle rocks the Castle's ancient calm to its core leaving members of the local History Society devastated. When the finger is pointed at a fellow volunteer, his wife Margery fears her husband of forty...

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Reckless by Gemma Rogers

Reckless

Gemma Rogers

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A new town, a new home, a new school. But when sixth former Nicky Stevens sets his sights on her, he begins to reel her in at a time when she's most vulnerable. Soon Izzy is risking her family, her career and her life as she finds Nicky wants more than...

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Murder on the tor by Frances Evesham

Murder on the tor

Frances Evesham

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When Libby Forest finds a body early one morning in mist surrounding Glastonbury Tor, she will need all her ingenuity to unscramble the threads of past myths and present secrets to discover the truth. Meanwhile, with the help of the enigmatic Max Ramshore,...

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The soul killer by Ross Greenwood

The soul killer

Ross Greenwood

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A murder made to look like suicide. Another that appears an accident. DI Barton investigates the tragedies that have shattered a family's lives, but without obvious leads the case goes nowhere. Then, when the remains of a body are found, everything points...

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Murder at the lighthouse by Frances Evesham

Murder at the lighthouse

Frances Evesham

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Recently widowed Libby Forest arrives in the small coastal town of Exham on Sea, keen to start a new life baking cakes and designing chocolates.Walking on the beach one stormy autumn day, Libby and excitable Springer Spaniel 'Shipley' discover a dead...

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Murder on the levels by Frances Evesham

Murder on the levels

Frances Evesham

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When a group of cyclists, all customers at the bakery in small town Exham on Sea, are poisoned, suspicion falls on the shop itself, and Libby's food. In partnership with attractive, blue-eyed Max Ramshore and his huge sheepdog, Bear, Libby Forest sets...

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The girl from Widow Hills by Megan Miranda

The girl from Widow Hills

Megan Miranda

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"When Arden Maynor was six years old, she was swept away in a terrifying storm and went missing for days. Against all odds, she was found alive, clinging to a storm drain. Fame followed, and so did fans, creeps and stalkers. As soon as she was old en...

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Home before dark by Riley Sager

Home before dark

Riley Sager

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"Bells that ring themselves. Record players that turn on an play music to empty rooms. Ghosts that can climb out of wardrobes ... Maggie Holt doesn't believe in these things, even though they are the details of the story that made her family famous.....

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He started it by Samantha Downing

He started it

Samantha Downing

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"Beth, Portia and Eddie are siblings. Like all siblings, sometimes they don't get along. They just have better reasons than most. But when their grandfather dies, he leaves a troublingly specific condition in his will. For them to inherit his wealth,...

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The holdout by Graham Moore

The holdout

Graham Moore

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"It's the most sensational case of the decade. Fifteen-year-old Jessica Silver, heiress to a billion-dollar real estate fortune, vanishes on her way home from school. Her teacher Bobby Nock, a twenty-five-year-old African American man, is the prime s...

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Lost hills by Lee Goldberg

Lost hills

Lee Goldberg

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"A video of Deputy Eve Ronin's off-duty arrest of an abusive movie star goes viral, turning her into a popular hero at a time when the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department is plagued by scandal. The sheriff, desperate for more positive press, makes...

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An orphan of Hell's Kitchen by Liz Freeland

An orphan of Hell's Kitchen

Liz Freeland

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"Filthy, dangerous, and deadly--Hell's Kitchen is no place for a lady, but Louise Faulk is no ordinary woman. The amateur investigator turned rookie policewoman is investigating the death of young prostitute, Ruthie, who leaves behind a baby boy. Alt...

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Murder on Pleasant Avenue by Victoria (Victoria E.) Thompson

Murder on Pleasant Avenue

Victoria (Victoria E.) Thompson

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"When midwife Sarah and detective Frank Malloy's friend and new partner Gino Donatelli is accused of murder, he and Sarah must catch the real killer to keep him alive. A young woman is missing in the upper Manhattan neighborhood called Italian Harlem,...

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The last passenger by Charles (Charles B.) Finch

The last passenger

Charles (Charles B.) Finch

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"London, 1855. A young and eager Charles Lenox faces his toughest case yet: a murder without a single clue. Slumped in a third-class car at Paddington Station is the body of a handsome young gentleman. He has no luggage, empty pockets, and no sign of...

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Fear on the Phantom Special by Edward Marston

Fear on the Phantom Special

Edward Marston

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Hallowe'en, 1861: A special train steams across the Lake District at night on its way to a place notorious for its record of supernatural incidents. The mood is boisterous on board as the passengers fortify themselves with alcohol in preparation for ...

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Secrets in the Cotswolds by Rebecca Tope

Secrets in the Cotswolds

Rebecca Tope

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Thea Slocombe is struggling to entertain her stepchildren through the long summer holiday while her husband Drew works, so she keenly accepts a new job house-sitting in Barnsley, near Bibury. However, her commission proves to be far from relaxing when...

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His and hers by Alice Feeney

His and hers

Alice Feeney

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If there are two sides to every story, someone is always lying... Jack: Three words to describe my wife: Beautiful. Ambitious. Unforgiving. Anna: I only need one word to describe my husband: Liar. When a woman is murdered in Blackdown village, new...

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The killings at Kingfisher Hill by Sophie Hannah

The killings at Kingfisher Hill

Sophie Hannah

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Hercule Poirot is travelling by luxury passenger coach from London to the exclusive Kingfisher Hill estate, where Richard Devonport has summoned him to prove that his fiancée, Helen, is innocent of the murder of his brother, Frank. The coach is forced...

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The golden rule by Amanda Craig

The golden rule

Amanda Craig

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When Hannah is invited into the First-Class carriage of the London to Penzance train by Jinni, she walks into a spider's web. Hannah's husband has left her and their daughter for rich, childless Eve, and Hannah has been surviving by becoming a cleaner...

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The darkest evening by Ann Cleeves

The darkest evening

Ann Cleeves

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Driving home during a swirling blizzard, Vera Stanhope becomes disorientated and loses her way, discovering a car slewed off the road ahead of her. With the door open, Vera assumes the driver has sought shelter, but when she inspects the car she is shocked...

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Never ever tell by Kirsty Ferguson

Never ever tell

Kirsty Ferguson

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Vanessa Sawyer knows all about pain. She's felt it every day since marrying the boy who fathered her baby in high school. All he's meant are broken bones, broken heart and broken dreams. But he also brought her the love of her life. When her son Wren...

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A village murder by Frances Evesham

A village murder

Frances Evesham

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In the beautiful rural Somerset village of Lower Hembrow, crammed full with English eccentrics, something is amiss... Landscape gardener Imogen Bishop has spent the last thirty years trying to forget one fateful school night but when her estranged husband...

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The Doom List by Gerard O'Donovan

The Doom List

Gerard O'Donovan

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"July, 1922. Newly-appointed 'movie czar' William H. Hays is about to arrive in town on a single-minded mission to clean up Hollywood. He is said to be compiling a list of 'undesirables' whom he plans to bar from screen work. They call it the Doom List....

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The red, red snow by Caro Ramsay

The red, red snow

Caro Ramsay

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"A family man is stabbed to death at a crowded Christmas Ice Show. Murdered in plain sight. No clues, no witnesses, no known motive. A week later, two bodies are discovered at a holiday cottage in a remote highland glen: one in the kitchen; the other...

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Possessed by Peter (Journalist) Laws

Possessed

Peter (Journalist) Laws

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"Professor Matt Hunter is an atheist ex-minister and expert on religion, brought in by the police to advise on cases where there is a supernatural overtone. When they receive a report of strange whispers behind a blood-soaked door, they are baffled to...

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Bobby March will live forever by Alan Parks

Bobby March will live forever

Alan Parks

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"August 1973. The Glasgow drugs trade is booming and Bobby March, the city's own rock-star hero, has just OD'ed in a central hotel. Alice Winters is twelve years old, lonely. And missing. Meanwhile the niece of McCoy's boss has fallen in with a bad crowd...

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The secrets of strangers by Charity Norman

The secrets of strangers

Charity Norman

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"A regular weekday morning veers drastically off-course for a group of strangers whose paths cross in a London cafe - their lives never to be the same again when an apparently crazed gunman holds them hostage. But there is more to the situation than ...

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The turning tide by Catriona McPherson

The turning tide

Catriona McPherson

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"It's the breezy Scottish summer of 1936 and aristocratic sleuth Dandy Gilver, along with trusted colleague Alec Osborne, has been called to solve the strange case of the Cramond Ferrywoman, on the Firth of Forth. From their cheerless digs in a local...

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Deadly Primrose by Suzette A. Hill

Deadly Primrose

Suzette A. Hill

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"Eccentric artist and indomitable amateur sleuth Primrose Oughterard is back in Lewes after her 'Baden-Baden' sojourn, but finds tragedy on her doorstep once again with the news that Elspeth Travers has drowned at sea while bathing at Birling Gap. Th...

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Murder at the Mena House by Erica Ruth Neubauer

Murder at the Mena House

Erica Ruth Neubauer

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"Egypt, 1926. Fiercely independent American Jane Wunderly has made up her mind: she won't be swept off her feet on a trip abroad. Despite her Aunt Millie's best efforts at meddling with her love life, the young widow would rather gaze at the Great Pyramids...

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Haven't they grown by Sophie Hannah

Haven't they grown

Sophie Hannah

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"All Beth has to do is drive her son to his under-14s away match, watch him play, and bring him home. Just because she knows that her former best friend lives near the football ground, that doesn't mean she has to drive past her house and try to catch...

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Innocence dies by Colin Falconer

Innocence dies

Colin Falconer

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"He loves surprises. But not this one. A schoolgirl is found dead in a park in North London and DI Charlie George is not short of suspects - is it her stepfather? Is it a sex crime? Is it race related? Charlie finally thinks he has it sorted, with his...

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The goodbye man by Jeffery Deaver

The goodbye man

Jeffery Deaver

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In pursuit of two young men accused of terrible hate crimes, Colter Shaw stumbles upon a clue to another mystery. In an effort to save the life of a young woman - and possibly others - he travels to the wilderness of Washington State to investigate a...

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Remain silent by Susie Steiner

Remain silent

Susie Steiner

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Newly married and navigating life with a toddler as well as her adopted adolescent son, Manon Bradshaw is happy to be working part-time in the cold cases department of the Cambridgeshire police force. Beneath the surface, however, she is struggling with...

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Dead and gone by Sherryl Clark

Dead and gone

Sherryl Clark

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Judi Westerholme has been through it. Brave and strong-willed, she's just about coping in her new role as foster parent to her orphaned niece, taking a job at the local pub to help make ends meet. Then the pub's landlord and Judi's friend, army veteran...

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Violet by S. J. I. (Susan Jennifer Inglis) author. Holliday

Violet

S. J. I. (Susan Jennifer Inglis) author....

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Carrie's best friend has an accident and can no longer make the round-the-world trip they'd planned together, so Carrie decides to go it alone. Violet is also travelling alone after splitting up with her boyfriend in Thailand. She is desperate for a ticket...

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The stranger diaries by Elly Griffiths

The stranger diaries

Elly Griffiths

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Reclusive Gothic writer R. M. Holland was most famous for his chilling story THE STRANGER. His house is now a school, Talgarth High, rumoured to be haunted by the ghost of Holland's murdered wife. The rumours also claim Holland was her murderer. Clare...

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A sinner's prayer by M. P.  (Mark P.) Wright

A sinner's prayer

M. P. (Mark P.) Wright

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St. Pauls, Bristol, 1970: A new decade, and JT Ellington has stepped away from the private-eye game to scratch a living, respectable at last. Still his nights are full of guilt and ghosts no prayers will banish - but it's not until the past comes calling...

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Blotto, Twinks and the Great Road Race by Simon Brett

Blotto, Twinks and the Great Road Race

Simon Brett

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Once again, the plumbing at Tawcester Towers is causing consternation for the Dowager Duchess, so she gives her blessing for Blotto to take part in the Great Road Race in his beloved Lagonda...so long as he wins. The first prize of 10,000 pre-War sov...

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Good dark night by Harry Brett

Good dark night

Harry Brett

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For the first time in years, Tatiana Goodwin feels in control. She has survived events that would make most people give up and go into hiding. Yet Tatty is still here, surrounded by her loyal family and even daring to expand the Goodwin empire. But when...

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The shadows by Alex North

The shadows

Alex North

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"The haunting new thriller from Alex North, author of the New York Times bestseller The Whisper Man. You knew a teenager like Charlie Crabtree. A dark imagination, a sinister smile--always on the outside of the group. Some part of you suspected he might...

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The K team by David Rosenfelt

The K team

David Rosenfelt

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"Andy Carpenter's wife, Laurie, was a cop, a good one. Now she helps out on Andy's cases while also raising Ricky, their son. But she's been chafing to jump back into investigating on her own, and when her former partner and his German shepherd K-9 p...

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A murderous relation by Deanna Raybourn

A murderous relation

Deanna Raybourn

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"Veronica Speedwell navigates a dark world of scandal and murder in this new adventure from New York Times bestselling and Edgar Award nominated author Deanna Raybourn. Veronica Speedwell and her natural historian colleague Stoker are asked by Lady.....

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This is how I lied by Heather Gudenkauf

This is how I lied

Heather Gudenkauf

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"Everyone has a secret they’ll do anything to hide … Twenty-five years ago, the body of sixteen-year-old Eve Knox was found in the caves near her home in small-town Grotto, Iowa—discovered by her best friend, Maggie, and her sister, Nola. There were a...

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Pretty things by Janelle Brown

Pretty things

Janelle Brown

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"Nina once bought into the idea that her fancy liberal arts degree would lead to a fulfilling career. When that dream crashed, she turned to stealing from rich kids in L.A. alongside her wily Irish boyfriend, Lachlan. Nina learned from the best: Her mother...

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Furmidable foes by Rita Mae Brown

Furmidable foes

Rita Mae Brown

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"Someone's passed their expiration date in this thrilling new mystery in the bestselling Mrs. Murphy series from Rita Mae Brown and her feline co-author Sneaky Pie Brown. Mary Minor "Harry" Harristeen and her pet sleuths uncover a rotten scam to dupe...

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