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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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The big lie by James Grippando

The big lie

James Grippando

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"As the Electoral College battle for the White House lands in a Florida courtroom, Miami attorney Jack Swyteck has never felt farther from the truth, fighting for a faithless elector, caught between a corrupt president and his manipulative opponent--with...

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The wounded snake by Fay Sampson

The wounded snake

Fay Sampson

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"Amateur sleuths Hilary Masters and Veronica Taylor face a real-life murder mystery at a crime writing weekend. Is a dark conspiracy unfolding on a West Country estate? Friends Hilary Masters and Veronica Taylor are eager to embark upon their weekend...

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The Shaker murders by Eleanor Kuhns

The Shaker murders

Eleanor Kuhns

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"A peaceful Shaker community is rocked by a series of bizarre accidents, but is there more to them than first appears? Fresh from facing allegations of witchcraft and murder, travelling weaver Will Rees, his heavily pregnant wife Lydia and six adopted...

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Collision of lies by Tom Threadgill

Collision of lies

Tom Threadgill

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"Three years ago, a collision between a fast-moving freight train and a school bus full of kids led to devastation and grief on an unimaginable scale. But a fresh clue leads San Antonio police detective Amara Alvarez to the unlikely conclusion that one...

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The penmaker's wife by Steve (Novelist) Robinson

The penmaker's wife

Steve (Novelist) Robinson

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"In Victorian England, a mother is on the run from her past -- and the truth about what she did. Birmingham, 1880. Angelica Chastain has fled from London with her young son, William. She promises him a better life, far away from the terrors they left...

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Death comes to the nursery by Catherine Lloyd

Death comes to the nursery

Catherine Lloyd

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"Once known to all in her village as the rector’s daughter, Lucy is now a mother herself – to a wonderful eighteen-month-old son, Ned. Upon discovering that she is expecting a second child, Lucy and Robert are delighted. In anticipation of the new ar...

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The Mitford scandal by Jessica Fellowes

The Mitford scandal

Jessica Fellowes

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"In the third book in the Mitford Murders series, lady’s maid Louisa Cannon accompanies Diana Mitford into a turbulent late 1920s Europe. The year is 1928, and after the death of a maid at a glamorous society party, fortune heir Bryan Guinness seizes...

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Takes one to know one by Susan Isaacs

Takes one to know one

Susan Isaacs

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"Just a few years ago, Corie Geller was busting terrorists as an agent for the FBI. But at thirty-five, she traded in her badge for the stability of marriage and motherhood. Now Corie is married to the brilliant and remarkably handsome Judge Josh Geller...

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The sleepwalker by Joseph Knox

The sleepwalker

Joseph Knox

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"As a series of rolling blackouts plunge the city into darkness, Detective Aidan Waits sits on an abandoned hospital ward, watching a mass murderer slowly die. Transferred from his usual night shift duties and onto protective custody, he has only one...

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Those people by Louise Candlish

Those people

Louise Candlish

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"Until Darren Booth moves in at number 1, Lowland Way, the neighbourhood is a suburban paradise. But soon after his arrival, disputes over issues like loud music and parking rights escalate all too quickly to public rows and threats of violence. Then,...

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The art of dying by Ambrose Parry

The art of dying

Ambrose Parry

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"Edinburgh, 1850. Despite being at the forefront of modern medicine, hordes of patients are dying all across the city, with doctors finding their remedies powerless. But it is not just the deaths that dismay the esteemed Dr James Simpson - a whisperi...

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The gold pawn by L. A. Chandlar

The gold pawn

L. A. Chandlar

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"As Lane Stone travels back to her hometown of Rochester, Michigan to face the ghosts of her past, a high profile Manhattan missing person's case threatens to destroy everything. Through the rich history of Rochester and Detroit Michigan, a ride on t...

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Murder by suggestion by Veronica Heley

Murder by suggestion

Veronica Heley

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"Ellie Quicke is shocked when her daughter, Diana, turns up at her door with a suitcase in tow. Bunny Brewster has died of an overdose, and Diana's husband, Evan, is convinced that she is responsible for his friend's death. It seems that Diana and four...

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A conspiracy of wolves by Candace M. Robb

A conspiracy of wolves

Candace M. Robb

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"1374. When a member of one of York's most prominent families is found dead in the woods, his throat torn out, rumours spread like wildfire that wolves are running loose throughout the city. Persuaded to investigate by the victim's father, Owen Archer...

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A prisoner of privilege by Rosemary Rowe

A prisoner of privilege

Rosemary Rowe

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"On a misty day in February, CE 194, Libertus, reluctant councillor and pavement maker by trade, is summoned to meet his patron at the local public baths. Marcus Aurelius is concerned because a distant cousin from Rome has announced his impending arrival...

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The killer in the choir by Simon Brett

The killer in the choir

Simon Brett

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"Although she hadn't known Leonard Mallett very well, nor liked him particularly, Carole Seddon feels duty bound to attend her fellow committee member's funeral. As she suspected, the hymns, readings and sermon are all very predictable - not unlike L...

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The leaden heart by Chris Nickson

The leaden heart

Chris Nickson

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"Leeds, England. July, 1899. The hot summer has been fairly quiet for Detective Superintendent Tom Harper and his squad, until a daring burglary occurs at an expensive Leeds address. Then his friend and former colleague, Inspector Billy Reed, asks for...

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First tracks by Catherine O'Connell

First tracks

Catherine O'Connell

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"When experienced ski patroller Greta Westerlind awakes in hospital having almost been killed in an avalanche, she is devastated to learn that her close friend, bond trader Warren McGovern, perished in the slide. With no memory of the incident, Greta...

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Hardcastle's quandary by Graham Ison

Hardcastle's quandary

Graham Ison

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"One rainy morning in March 1927, Divisional Detective Inspector Ernest Hardcastle of the Metropolitan Police is summoned to the office of the Chief Constable CID at New Scotland Yard. Frederick Wensley has received a letter from a Reverend Percy Stoner...

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The mausoleum by David John Mark

The mausoleum

David John Mark

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"1967. In a quiet village in the wild lands of the Scottish borders, disgraced academic Cordelia Hemlock is trying to put her life back together. Grieving the loss of her son, she seeks out the company of the dead, taking comfort amid the ancient hea...

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Swimming with the dead by Peter Guttridge

Swimming with the dead

Peter Guttridge

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"A body found stabbed repeatedly outside the local lido leads DI Sarah Gilchrist and DS Bellamy Heap into an intriguing new case. With the local lido under threat of closure by ruthless businesswoman Alison Sutherland, the Save the Salthaven Lido cam...

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Hit list by Stuart Woods

Hit list

Stuart Woods

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"When Stone Barrington finds his name on a hit list, he plans to lie low until the culprit is caught. But when this foe shows no signs of stopping until his deadly objective is realized in full, Stone is left with no choice but to face the problem he...

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A conspiracy of bones by Kathy Reichs

A conspiracy of bones

Kathy Reichs

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"It's sweltering in Charlotte, North Carolina and Temperance Brennan, still recovering from neurosurgery following an aneurysm, is battling nightmares, migraines, and what she thinks might be hallucinations when she receives a series of mysterious te...

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The man that got away by Lynne Truss

The man that got away

Lynne Truss

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"It is summer in Brighton and the Brighton Belles are on hand to answer any holidaymaker's queries, no matter how big or small. The quickest way to the station, how many pebbles are on the beach and what exactly has happened to that young man lying in...

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Shot through the hearth by Kate Carlisle

Shot through the hearth

Kate Carlisle

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"Shannon's good friend and retired tech billionaire, Raphael Nash, is loving his new retired life but he can't stay unoccupied for too long. He's started the Marigold Foundation that helps fund small companies and individuals who do humanitarian work...

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Prologue to murder by Lauren Elliott

Prologue to murder

Lauren Elliott

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"After a career working with rare books at the Boston Public Library, Addie Greyborne is back in her seaside New England hometown--where unfortunately, murder is not so rare ... Gossip columnists love a bold-faced name--but "Miss Newsy" at Greyborne ...

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The dark corners of the night by Meg Gardiner

The dark corners of the night

Meg Gardiner

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"I am the legion of the night ... He appears in the darkness like a ghost, made of shadows and fear--the Midnight Man. He comes for the parents but leaves the children alive, tiny witnesses to unspeakable horror. The bedroom communities of Los Angeles...

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Miracles by John A. Vanek

Miracles

John A. Vanek

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"In Miracles, Father Jake Austin's life is hurled into the vortex of three storms: A dying sister, a bleeding statue, and a comatose infant in the intensive care unit. What will be left standing after these tempests have passed? Father Jake Austin's life...

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Breaking the mould by Victoria Hamilton

Breaking the mould

Victoria Hamilton

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"Now that Thanksgiving’s behind her, vintage cookware enthusiast Jaymie Leighton Müller is excitedly making plans for the upcoming Dickens Days festival – the town’s month-long celebration leading up to Christmas. With a hot cider booth on the village...

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Before I wake by David Morrell

Before I wake

David Morrell

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"Before I Wake is a thriller fan's dream, a rich, resonant collection that reminds us, once again, of its author's enduring and unmistakable importance. This is popular fiction as it should be written. It doesn't get better than this. Before I Wake shows...

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The patient by Steena Holmes

The patient

Steena Holmes

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"A therapist must face her own worst fear--one of her patients is a serial killer. Dani Rycroft suspects someone close to her has a dark secret. In the confidential setting of therapy, her patients share their anxieties and fears. Now, with a string of...

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A time for murder by Jessica Fletcher

A time for murder

Jessica Fletcher

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"In this novel, two timelines converge as Jessica Fletcher returns to high school to investigate the murder of an old colleague, while we meet Jessica as a young teacher solving her very first murder ... Young Jessica Fletcher's life couldn't be more...

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Have your ticket punched by Frank James by Fedora Amis

Have your ticket punched by Frank James

Fedora Amis

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"After the Civil War, Frank and Jesse James earned fame as the most notorious robbers of banks and trains who ever lived. Jesse died in 1882. Frank went straight. November of 1898 found him punching tickets in a St. Louis theatre. Against this backdr...

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Blue moon by Lee Child

Blue moon

Lee Child

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"In a nameless city, two ruthless rival criminal gangs, one Albanian, the other Ukrainian, are competing for control. But they hadn’t counted on Jack Reacher arriving on their patch. Reacher is trained to notice things. He’s on a Greyhound bus, watching...

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Cross fire by James Patterson

Cross fire

James Patterson

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"Detective Alex Cross and Bree's wedding plans are put on hold when Alex is called to the scene of the perfectly executed assassination of two of Washington D.C.'s most hated public figures: a corrupt congressman and an underhanded lobbyist. As more ...

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The boy from the woods by Harlan Coben

The boy from the woods

Harlan Coben

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"The man known as Wilde is a mystery to everyone, including himself. Decades ago, he was found as a boy living feral in the woods, with no memory of his past. After the police concluded an exhaustive hunt for the child's family, which was never found,...

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The red lotus by Chris Bohjalian

The red lotus

Chris Bohjalian

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"From the New York Times bestselling author of The Flight Attendant comes a twisting story of love and deceit: an American man vanishes from a rural road in Vietnam and his girlfriend, an ER doctor trained in deductive reasoning, follows a path that leads...

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Long range by C. J. Box

Long range

C. J. Box

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"The wife of a prominent local judge is shot and killed on Wyoming game warden Joe Pickett's turf. But as Joe investigates, all signs point to the shot having been taken from an impossibly long distance. Joe has seen a lot in his time as warden, but he's...

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Victim 2117 by Jussi Adler-Olsen

Victim 2117

Jussi Adler-Olsen

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"The newspaper refers to the body only as Victim 2117—the two thousand one hundred and seventeenth refugee to die in the Mediterranean Sea. But to three people, the unnamed victim is so much more, and the death sets off a chain of events that throws ...

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Texas outlaw by James Patterson

Texas outlaw

James Patterson

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"Rory Yates of the Texas Rangers doesn't seek out hero status, but it's unavoidable once his girlfriend, country singer Willow Dawes, writes a song about his bravery. Rory escapes his new-found fame when he's sent to the remote West Texas town of Rio...

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The eighth girl by Maxine Mei-Fung Chung

The eighth girl

Maxine Mei-Fung Chung

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"One woman, multiple personas. But which one is telling the truth? Alexa W nearly has her life together: a new relationship, a job that pays the bills, and a promising interview for a photojournalism position. But, it's complicated. Alexa is manipulated...

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A death by arson by Caroline Dunford

A death by arson

Caroline Dunford

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Following an eventful Christmas, Euphemia Martins, like her employer Richenda Muller, is looking forward to a quiet start to 1913. But their hopes are dashed when Richenda's husband Hans announces that they are to visit the home of Sir Richard Staple...

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Fateful mornings by Tom Bouman

Fateful mornings

Tom Bouman

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The snow has melted in Wild Thyme, Pennsylvania. But for Officer Henry Farrell, summer has brought nothing but trouble. While he'd rather be hunting turkeys, drinking beer, and playing his fiddle, he's the only cop in town, and he's got plenty to do....

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The flower girls by Alice Clark-Platts

The flower girls

Alice Clark-Platts

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In 1997, ten-year-old Laurel and her sister, six-year-old Primrose, abducted, tortured and killed two-year-old Kirstie Swann. Dubbed by a frenzied media as the Flower Girls, Laurel was convicted and imprisoned, while Rosie was given a new identity as...

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The vanishing box by Elly Griffiths

The vanishing box

Elly Griffiths

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Christmas, 1953: Max Mephisto and his daughter Ruby are headlining Brighton Hippodrome, an achievement only slightly marred by the less-than-savoury support act: a tableaux show of naked "living statues". This might appear to have nothing in common with...

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Joe country by Mick Herron

Joe country

Mick Herron

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"WE'RE SPIES, STANDISH. ALL KINDS OF OUTLANDISH SHIT GOES ON." Like the ringing of a dead man's phone or an unwelcome guest at a funeral... In Slough House memories are stirring, all of them bad. Catherine Standish is buying booze again, Louisa Guy is...

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I confess by Alex Barclay

I confess

Alex Barclay

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Edie and Johnny's dream had always been to buy and restore an old property and have their own luxury inn. On a remote west coast peninsula in Ireland, their dream becomes reality when they purchase an old convent - for if Johnny can see beyond the dark...

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The night fire by Michael Connelly

The night fire

Michael Connelly

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Back when Harry Bosch was just a rookie homicide detective, he had an inspiring mentor who taught him to take the work personally and light the fire of relentlessness for every case. Now that mentor, John Jack Thompson, is dead, but after his funeral...

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The whisper man by Alex (Crime writer) North

The whisper man

Alex (Crime writer) North

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"Still devastated after the loss of his wife, Tom Kennedy and his young son Jake move to the sleepy village of Featherbank, looking for a fresh start. But Featherbank has a dark past. Fifteen years ago a twisted serial killer abducted and murdered five...

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The body lies by Jo Baker

The body lies

Jo Baker

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"When a young writer accepts a job at a university in the remote countryside, it's meant to be a fresh start, away from the big city and the scene of a violent assault she's desperate to forget. But despite the distractions of a new life and single m...

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The almanack by Martine Bailey

The almanack

Martine Bailey

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"During the midsummer of 1752, following a desperate summons from her mother, Tabitha Hart departs London for her home village of Netherlea - only to discover that her mother has drowned. Determined to discover the truth about the Widow Hart's death,...

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Thin ice by Paige Shelton

Thin ice

Paige Shelton

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"Beth Rivers is on the run – she’s doing the only thing she could think of to keep herself safe. Known to the world as thriller author Elizabeth Fairchild, she had become the subject of a fanatic’s obsession. After being held in a van for three days by...

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Dead wrong by Vannetta Chapman

Dead wrong

Vannetta Chapman

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"When Agatha Lapp’s brother and sister-in-law are tragically killed in a buggy accident, Agatha relocates to the new Amish community in Hunt, Texas, nestled in the Texas Hill Country. She’s there to make a success of her brother’s dream – an Amish B&​B....

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City of scoundrels by Victoria (Victoria E.) Thompson

City of scoundrels

Victoria (Victoria E.) Thompson

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"Elizabeth Miles finds herself in a position no one can help her escape. Her beloved fiancé, Gideon Bates, is awaiting his turn in the draft to fight in the Great War. Elizabeth is finding it hard to think of anything else, but Gideon has thrown himself...

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Toxic toffee by Amanda Flower

Toxic toffee

Amanda Flower

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"Bailey King’s in New York wrapping up a six-week shoot on her first cable TV show, Bailey’s Amish Sweets, when she gets a call from her Ohio town’s resident busybody. With Easter around the corner, Bailey’s been recruited to create a giant toffee bunny...

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Lavender blue murder by Laura Childs

Lavender blue murder

Laura Childs

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"Tea-Maven Theodosia Browning brews up trouble in the latest Tea Shop Mystery from New York Times bestselling author Laura Childs. Tea maven Theodosia Browning and her tea sommelier Drayton Conneley are guests at a bird hunt styled in the precise manner...

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Behind every lie by Christina McDonald

Behind every lie

Christina McDonald

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"Eva Hansen wakes in the hospital after being struck by lightning and discovers her mother, Kat, has been murdered. Eva was found unconscious down the street. She can't remember what happened but the police are highly suspicious of her. Determined to...

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The other Mrs. by Mary Kubica

The other Mrs.

Mary Kubica

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"Sadie and Will Foust have only just moved their family from bustling Chicago to small-town Maine when their neighbor Morgan Baines is found dead in her home. The murder rocks their tiny coastal island, but no one is more shaken than Sadie. But it’s not...

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You are not alone by Greer Hendricks

You are not alone

Greer Hendricks

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"Shay Miller has three strikes against her: no job, no apartment, no love in her life. But when she witnesses a perfectly normal looking young woman about her age make the chilling decision to leap in front of an ongoing subway train, Shay realizes she...

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Trace elements by Donna Leon

Trace elements

Donna Leon

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"When Dottoressa Donato calls the Questura to report that a dying patient at the hospice Fatebenefratelli wants to speak to the police, Commissario Guido Brunetti and his colleague, Claudia Griffoni, waste no time in responding. "They killed him. It was...

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Eight perfect murders by Peter Swanson

Eight perfect murders

Peter Swanson

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"Years ago, bookseller and mystery aficionado Malcolm Kershaw compiled a list of the genre's most unsolvable murders, those that are almost impossible to crack - which he titled "Eight Perfect Murders" - chosen from among the best of the best including...

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The case of the wandering scholar by Kate Saunders

The case of the wandering scholar

Kate Saunders

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"It is 1851 and Mrs Rodd has received an unusual commission: wealthy businessman Jacob Welland is dying of consumption and implores our redoubtable detective to find his beloved brother, whom he has not seen for fifteen years. Joshua Welland was an O...

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Bomber's moon by Archer Mayor

Bomber's moon

Archer Mayor

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"The murder of a small-time drug dealer snowballs into the most complex case ever faced by Joe Gunther and his VBI team. It is said a bright and clear bomber's moon is the best asset to finding one's target. But beware what you wish for: What you can...

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The case of the careless kitten by Erle Stanley Gardner

The case of the careless kitten

Erle Stanley Gardner

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"Helen Kendal's woes begin when she receives a phone call from her vanished uncle Franklin, long presumed dead, who urges her to make contact with criminal defense attorney Perry Mason; soon after, she finds herself the main suspect in the murder of ...

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Coconut layer cake murder by Joanne Fluke

Coconut layer cake murder

Joanne Fluke

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"Bakery owner Hannah Swensen is leaving Lake Eden to help a friend in sunny California. But an unexpected phone call swiftly brings her back to a cold Minnesota winter ... and murder ... When Hannah learns that her sister Michelle's boyfriend, Detective...

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The chocolate shark shenanigans by JoAnna Carl

The chocolate shark shenanigans

JoAnna Carl

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"When a house near Lee and Joe's home goes up for sale, the couple teams up with Lee's aunt and uncle, Nettie and Hogan, to buy it, remodel it, and resell it for a sweet profit. But after the owners of the house, the Baileys, accept their offer, a lo...

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Your house will pay by Steph Cha

Your house will pay

Steph Cha

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"In the wake of the police shooting of a black teenager, Los Angeles is as tense as it's been since the unrest of the early 1990s. But Grace Park and Shawn Matthews have their own problems. Grace is sheltered and largely oblivious, living in the Valley...

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A cold brew killing by Lena Gregory

A cold brew killing

Lena Gregory

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"When an ice cream vendor discovers a frozen stiff, Florida diner owner Gia Morelli has to serve up some just desserts ... Gia has become good friends with Trevor, a fun, flirtatious bachelor who owns the ice cream parlor down the street from her pop...

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In want of a knife by Elizabeth Kane Buzzelli

In want of a knife

Elizabeth Kane Buzzelli

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"When they investigate a string of disappearances of young girls, will Jenny Weston and Zoe Zola be dispatched with extreme pride and prejudice? Amateur sleuth and little librarian Jenny Weston is set on edge when the police discover a young girl's b...

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Something borrowed, something mewed by Bethany Blake

Something borrowed, something mewed

Bethany Blake

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"Daphne Templeton's sister Piper is getting married - and their mother is getting carried away. She insists on hiring Sylvan Creek's top event planner, Abigail Sinclair, who proposes an Independence Day theme complete with Statue of Liberty-inspired ...

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Echoes among the stones by Jaime Jo Wright

Echoes among the stones

Jaime Jo Wright

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"After Aggie Dunkirk's career is unceremoniously ended by her own mistakes, she finds herself traveling to Wisconsin, where her grandmother, Mumsie, lives alone in her rambling old home. She didn't plan for how eccentric Mumsie has become, obsessing over...

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Dreamed it by Maggie Toussaint

Dreamed it

Maggie Toussaint

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"Justice for the dead and solace for the living is Baxley Powell’s creed, but she faces uncharted territory in this sixth book of the Dreamwalker Mystery Series. The Suitcase Killer has struck again, only this big city menace is now a problem for Bax...

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Deros by John A. Vanek

Deros

John A. Vanek

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"When Father Jake Austin is assigned to his hometown of Oberlin, Ohio, in July of 2002, he has been away for a long time. A physician and a war veteran before entering a Catholic seminary, he is now a member of the Camillian Order. He takes comfort in...

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Lost you by Haylen Beck

Lost you

Haylen Beck

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"Libby needs a break. Three years ago her husband split, leaving her to raise their infant son Ethan alone as she struggled to launch her writing career. Now for the first time in years, things are looking up. She's just sold her first novel, and she...

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Mrs. Jeffries and the alms of the angel by Emily Brightwell

Mrs. Jeffries and the alms of the angel

Emily Brightwell

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"When a wealthy widow is murdered, Mrs. Jeffries investigates what happens when money can't buy your life in this all-new installment in the beloved Victorian Mystery series. Margaret Starling wasn't the sort of woman anyone expected to be murdered. She...

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Blindside by James Patterson

Blindside

James Patterson

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"The mayor of New York has a daughter who's missing and in danger. Detective Michael Bennett has a son who's in prison. The two strike a deal. Bennett and the mayor have always had a tense relationship, but now the mayor sees in Bennett a discreet in...

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No bad deed by Heather Chavez

No bad deed

Heather Chavez

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"A split-second decision puts your family in danger ... You're driving home from work to your husband and children. Suddenly a woman is front of your car. She's being attacked. You call the police and they tell you to stay in the car. But what if you...

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Losing you by Nicci French

Losing you

Nicci French

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"Nina Landry's birthday will be full of surprises, not all of them welcome ... Nina is supposed to be taking her two children on holiday today with her new boyfriend. But the road away from the isolated winter bleakness of Sandling Island seems to be...

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Anything for you by Saul Black

Anything for you

Saul Black

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"On a hot summer night, a watchful neighbor locks eyes with an intruder and unwittingly alerts the police to a vicious crime scene next door: a lavish master bedroom where a man lies dead. Next to him, his wife is bleeding out onto the hardwood floor,...

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Facets of death by Michael Stanley

Facets of death

Michael Stanley

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"Recent university graduate David 'Kubu' Bengu joins the Botswana Criminal Investigation Department directly rather than via the normal route of a constable on the beat. This does not sit well with existing detectives. Shortly after he joins the CID,...

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Golden in death by J. D. Robb

Golden in death

J. D. Robb

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Dr. Kent Abner - pediatrician, model husband and father, good neighbor - receives the package on a beautiful April morning. Inside is a cheap trinket: a golden egg that can be opened into two halves. When he pries it apart, highly toxic airborne fumes...

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A dark matter by Douglas Johnstone

A dark matter

Douglas Johnstone

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Meet the Skelfs: well-known Edinburgh family, proprietors of a long-established funeral-home business, and private investigators. When patriarch Jim dies, it's left to his wife Dorothy, daughter Jenny and granddaughter Hannah to take charge of both b...

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The Quaker by Liam McIlvanney

The Quaker

Liam McIlvanney

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1969: Glasgow has been brought to its knees by a killer whose name fills the streets with fear - the Quaker. He's taken three women from the same nightclub and brutally murdered them in the backstreets. Now, six months later, the police are left chasing...

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Crisis in the Cotswolds by Rebecca Tope

Crisis in the Cotswolds

Rebecca Tope

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Thea Osborne and Drew Slocombe have been married for a year and are settled in the beautiful Cotswold village of Broad Campden, running the family undertaker's business. But Thea is chafing at the domestic routines she is expected to devote herself to,...

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He died laughing! by Lawrence Lariar

He died laughing!

Lawrence Lariar

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Hank and Homer are hired by the head of a wacky Hollywood animation studio, but no sooner do they arrive than they discover business in the giggle factory isn't exactly family friendly. Their new colleagues are drunk, AWOL or leaking dirty secrets to...

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Bridge murders by Charlotte McFall

Bridge murders

Charlotte McFall

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Not only is Simon Govain going through a bitter divorce from his wife Tasha, he's on the way to a meeting where he'll most likely be fired from Scotland Yard for stealing evidence... But when Govain doesn't arrive at work, Detective Sergeant Arthur W...

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The ghost man by Gerald Verner

The ghost man

Gerald Verner

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Bank robber Conner has stolen over two million pounds when he is finally arrested. Even then, he refuses to reveal anything about his identity or the whereabouts of the stolen fortune, taking his secrets to the grave when he is hanged for his crimes......

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The colours of all the cattle by Alexander McCall Smith

The colours of all the cattle

Alexander McCall Smith

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When Mma Potokwani suggests to Mma Ramotswe that she run for a seat on the city council, Mma Ramotswe is at first unsure. But once she learns about the proposed construction of the flashy Big Fun Hotel next to a graveyard, she allows herself to be pe...

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Go-go for broke by Don Haring

Go-go for broke

Don Haring

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The San Rameo Cross is a priceless artifact of enormous religious significance. When he decides to investigate the murder of a fellow private eye, Larry Kent finds himself caught up in a web of intrigue centered on the relic. The first shady character...

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The big contract by Don Haring

The big contract

Don Haring

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When Larry Kent stops off in the city of Faro, his plan is to get a drink and something to eat and then move on - but the bartender at the Green Light serves him a Mickey Finn and then robs him. Larry wakes up in a deserted alleyway with a pounding.....

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Crimson lady by Don Haring

Crimson lady

Don Haring

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The hardest killer to catch is the one who doesn't realize he's a killer! Such is Larry Kent's dilemma when he agrees to protect beautiful actress Valerie Nash. For the mystery murderer is two distinct personalities in one, and the dark side of him is...

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The mechanical devil by Kate Ellis

The mechanical devil

Kate Ellis

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When archaeologist Neil Watson unearths a long-buried mechanical figure in a Dartmoor field, he is determined to discover the truth behind the bizarre find. Soon, however, the sleepy village becomes the focus of press attention for another reason when...

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The mathematical bridge by Jim Kelly

The mathematical bridge

Jim Kelly

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Cambridge, 1940: It is the first winter of the war and snow is falling thick and fast. When a college porter hears a child's cries for help coming from the river below the ancient Mathematical Bridge, Detective Inspector Eden Brooke is summoned. Despite...

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The shape of night by Tess Gerritsen

The shape of night

Tess Gerritsen

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"We've all done things we're ashamed of ... When Ava arrives at Brodie's Watch, she thinks she has found the perfect place to hide from her past. Something terrible happened, something she is deeply ashamed of, and all she wants is to forget. But the...

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Scarlet fever by Rita Mae Brown

Scarlet fever

Rita Mae Brown

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"Frigid February air has settled into the bones of the Blue Ridge Mountains, making for a slow foxhunting season, though 'Sister' Jane Arnold's enthusiasm is not so easily deterred. With the winter chill come tweed coats, blazing fireplaces, and perh...

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Sleep by C. L. Taylor

Sleep

C. L. Taylor

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"All Anna wants is to be able to sleep. But crushing insomnia, terrifying night terrors and memories of that terrible night are making it impossible. If only she didn't feel so guilty ... To escape her past, Anna takes a job at a hotel on the remote ...

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Severed by Peter (Journalist) Laws

Severed

Peter (Journalist) Laws

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"Ex-vicar Matt Hunter finds his contented family life threatened by the reappearance of an old flame. When he first left the church, he had a short, tumultuous relationship with Tanith Winters, who is now involved in a pseudo-Christian cult. When the...

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Identity crisis by Ben Elton

Identity crisis

Ben Elton

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"Why are we all so hostile? So quick to take offence? Truly we are living in the age of outrage. A series of apparently random murders draws amiable, old-school Detective Mick Matlock into a world of sex, politics, reality TV and a bewildering kaleidoscope...

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Penny for your secrets by Anna Lee Huber

Penny for your secrets

Anna Lee Huber

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"The Great War may be over, but for many, there are still obstacles on the home front. Reconciling with her estranged husband makes Verity sympathetic to her friend Ada's marital difficulties. And when Ada's Marquess husband is discovered shot through...

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Death of a novice by Cora Harrison

Death of a novice

Cora Harrison

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"The Reverend Mother is delighted with her new entrant to the convent. Young Sister Gertrude is well-educated, has worked for an accountant and has an appealing sense of humour. But one autumn morning, Sister Gertrude is found dead inside a small wooden...

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