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Murder Under the Christmas Tree: Classic Mysteries for the Festive Season

Murder Under the Christmas Tree: Classic Mysteries for the Festive Season

Agatha Christie ,  Sir Arthur Conan Doyle ,  Dorothy L. Sayers ,  Ngaio Marsh

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ABBEY'S CHOICE DECEMBER 2016 ----- Murder most festive...

A locked room mystery solved with a flourish on Boxing Day.  Blackmail on Christmas Eve. A missing jewel discovered in a very festive hiding place. A body slumped in a chair on Christmas morning, still listening to carols. The midnight theft of a gift intended for a saint. Crime doesn't take a holiday, so these - and many more - are the puzzles that make up Murder under the Christmas Tree, a collection of festive mysteries featuring fictional sleuths from Lord Peter Wimsey to Sherlock Holmes, Cadfael to Father Brown.

This is the very best of Christmas murder and mayhem - so settle into your armchair, put another log on the fire and take a bite of your mince pie. Just make sure it's not poisoned...
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What They Knew

What They Knew

Averil Dean

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ABBEY'S CHOICE DECEMBER 2016 ----- On a bitter January evening, three people are found murdered in the isolated Blackbird hotel. Best friends since childhood, Eric, Rory and Celia have always been inseparable. Together they've coped with broken homes and damaged families, clinging to each other as they've navigated their tenuous lives. Their bond is potent and passionate - and its intensity can be volatile.

When the trio decides to follow Celia's dream of buying and renovating the Blackbird, a dilapidated hotel that sits on the perilous cliffs of Jawbone Ridge, new jealousies arise and long-held suspicions start to unravel their relationship. Soon they find themselves pushed to the breaking point, where trust becomes doubt, longing becomes obsession, and someone will commit the ultimate betrayal.

An unflinching story of ambition, desire and envy, What They Knew traces the events leading to that fateful night, revealing the intimate connections, dark secrets and terrible lies that wove them together - and tore them apart.
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Kill the Next One

Kill the Next One

Federico Axat ,  David Frye

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Ted has it all: a beautiful wife, two daughters, a high-paying job. But after he is diagnosed with a terminal brain tumour he finds himself with a gun to his temple, ready to pull the trigger. That's when the doorbell rings. A stranger makes him a proposition: kill two deserving men before dying. The first is a criminal, and the second is, like Ted, terminally ill, and wants to die. If Ted kills these men he will then become a target himself in a kind of suicidal daisy chain - and won't it be easier for his family if he's a murder victim? Kill the Next One is an audacious, immersive psychological thriller in which nothing is what it seems.
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The Beautiful Dead

The Beautiful Dead

Belinda Bauer

$32.99
There's no safety in numbers... Eve Singer needs death. With her career as a TV crime reporter flagging, she'll do anything to satisfy her ghoulish audience. The killer needs death too. He even advertises his macabre public performances, where he hopes to show the whole world the beauty of dying. When he contacts Eve, she welcomes the chance to be first with the news from every gory scene. Until she realizes that the killer has two obsessions. One is public murder. And the other one is her...
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Lovemurder: Valerie Hart #2

Lovemurder: Valerie Hart #2

Saul Black

$32.99
Troubled San Francisco homicide detective Valerie Hart is planning a rare weekend away from the job when she gets the call. A body has been found. A woman, brutally murdered. And the cryptic note left by the body is addressed to Valerie. The victim is unknown to her, but as Valerie analyses the scene, the clues begin to point in a deeply disturbing direction: to a maximum security prison where a woman called Katherine Glass is awaiting execution for a series of gruesome killings. And Valerie was the cop who put her there. The last thing Valerie wants to do is re-enter Katherine's twisted world, but when a second body is discovered, with another puzzling clue, she realises she has no choice. Katherine Glass holds the key to the killings, and Valerie needs to find out what she knows before the murders come even closer to home. Even if it means playing a deadly game where once again, the psychopathic killer holds all the cards.
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Death Going Down

Death Going Down

Maria Angelica Bosco ,  Lucy Greaves

$21.99
Frida Eidinger is young, beautiful and lying dead in the lift of a luxury Buenos Aires apartment block. It looks like suicide, and yet none of the building's residents can be trusted; the man who discovered her is a womanising drunk; her husband is behaving strangely; and upstairs, a photographer and his sister appear to be hiding something sinister. When Inspector Ericourt and his colleague Blasi are set on the trail of some missing photographs, a disturbing secret past begins to unravel...One of Argentina's greatest detective stories, Death Going Down is a postwar tale of survival and extortion, obsession and lies, shot through with some of history's darkest hours.
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Off the Grid: Joe Pickett #16

Off the Grid: Joe Pickett #16

C. J. Box

$19.99
There's no hiding off the grid. Joe Pickett's old friend Nate Romanowski is off the grid, lying low while the FBI search for him. But they're not the only ones looking. Nate finds himself confronted by agents who need his help assessing a potential terror threat in Wyoming's Red Desert - in return they'll make Nate's criminal record disappear. Nate knows they can't be trusted - but with his liberty at stake, he has to comply... for now. Meanwhile, Joe's heading south, under orders from State Governor Rulon to investigate a rash of crimes and an uptick in secretive federal activity along Interstate 80...As they pursue their quarries, both men will be drawn deep into the Red Desert, 9,000 square miles of bleak, punishing terrain, home to a secret that could take them both down.
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Montalbano's First Case and Other Stories: A Personal Anthology

Montalbano's First Case and Other Stories: A Personal Anthology

Andrea Camilleri

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Montalbano's First Case and Other Stories is a brilliant collection of short stories, personally chosen by Andrea Camilleri, following Inspector Montalbano from his very first case in Vigata, in which he stumbles upon a young girl lurking outside a courthouse with a pistol in her handbag. When she is taken in for questioning and won't utter a single word, Montalbano must find another way to learn who she is trying to kill, and why ...Other cases include a missing woman who has run away from the love of her life; an old married couple who appear to be rehearsing their suicides; and a crime so dark there's only one person the inspector can call for help. With twists and turns aplenty, these short stories have all the wit, mystery and culinary gusto that Camilleri's fans have come to love him for.
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The Hunter of the Dark: Dark Hunter #2

The Hunter of the Dark: Dark Hunter #2

Donato Carrisi

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A brutal killer is on the streets of Rome. He leaves no trace. And shows no mercy. A series of gruesome murders leaves the police force in Rome reeling, with no real clues or hard evidence to follow. Assigned to the case is Sandra Vega, a brilliant forensic analyst, struggling to come to terms with the crimes and her own past. Sandra's shared history with Marcus, a member of the ancient Penitenzeri - a unique Italian team, linked to the Vatican, and trained in the detection of true evil, means that the two are brought together again in the pursuit of a malignant killer. Soon Marcus and Sandra notice the emergence of a disturbing pattern running alongside the latest killings - and every time they think they have grasped a fragment of the truth, they are led down yet another terrifying path. A sensational new literary thriller from the bestselling author of The Whisperer, this novel captures the beautiful atmosphere of Rome and explores its dark and hidden secrets.
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The Salt Marsh: Sam Coyle #2

The Salt Marsh: Sam Coyle #2

Clare Carson

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Sam Coyle's father lived in the shadows - an undercover agent among the spies and radicals of Cold War London. That world claimed his life, and Sam is haunted by his absence. He left nothing behind but his enemies; nothing to his daughter but his tradecraft and paranoia. Now, her boyfriend Luke is missing too - the one person she could trust, vanished into the fog on the Kentish coast. To find him, Sam must follow uncertain leads into a labyrinth of blind channels and shifting ground. She must navigate the treacherous expanse of the salt marsh...
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The Lost Girl: Brennan & Esposito #8

The Lost Girl: Brennan & Esposito #8

Tania Carver

$22.99
When three men are found hanged in locations around Colchester, Detective Inspector Phil Brennan gets the shock of his life. Not only are the victims dressed to look like him, but each carries a defaced tarot card in the pocket of their identical leather jackets, scrawled across with one name: Phil Brennan. The bodies aren't found in random locations - they're all in places where DI Brennan has caught a murderer. Someone is sending him a message. And he thinks he knows who it is...Shocking and thrilling, in this dramatic new Tania Carver thriller DI Phil Brennan and his wife, psychologist Marina Esposito, have their lives turned upside down as the past comes back to haunt their present with terrifying consequences.
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The Sleeping Beauty Killer: Under Suspicion #4

The Sleeping Beauty Killer: Under Suspicion #4

Mary Higgins Clark ,  Alafair Burke

$32.99
Casey Carter was convicted of murdering her fiance - famed philanthropist Hunter Raleigh III - fifteen years ago. And Casey claims - has always claimed - she's innocent. Although she was charged and served out her sentence in prison, she is still living 'under suspicion.' Her story attracts the attention of Laurie Moran and the Under Suspicion news team - it's Casey's last chance to finally clear her name, and Laurie pledges to exonerate her. An egomaniacal new boss, a relentless gossip columnist who seems to have all the dirt (and a surprising informant), and Casey's longstanding bad reputation: Laurie must face this and more to do what she believes is right, to once and for all prove Casey's innocence - that is, if she's innocent... The Sleeping Beauty Killer will keep you guessing until the very end.
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Cold Earth: Shetland #7

Cold Earth: Shetland #7

Ann Cleeves

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Cold Earth is the seventh book in Ann Cleeves' Shetland series - a major BBC One drama starring Douglas Henshall. In the dark days of a Shetland winter, torrential rain triggers a landslide that crosses the main Lerwick-Sumburgh road and sweeps down to the sea. At the burial of his old friend Magnus Tait, Jimmy Perez watches the flood of mud and peaty water smash through a croft house in its path. Everyone thinks the croft is uninhabited, but in the wreckage he finds the body of a dark-haired woman wearing a red silk dress. In his mind, she shares his Mediterranean ancestry and soon he becomes obsessed with tracing her identity. Then it emerges that she was already dead before the landslide hit the house. Perez knows he must find out who she was, and how she died. Also available in the Shetland series are Raven Black, White Nights, Red Bones, Blue Lightning, Dead Water and Thin Air.
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That Empty Feeling: Cliff Hardy #41

That Empty Feeling: Cliff Hardy #41

Peter Corris

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One case still haunts Hardy...

Legendary PI Cliff Hardy has reached an age when the obituaries have become part of his reading, and one triggers his memory of a case in the late 1980s. Back then Sydney was awash with colourful characters, and Cliff is reminded of a case involving 'Ten-Pound Pom' Barry Bartlett and racing identity and investor Sir Keith Mountjoy...

Bartlett, a former rugby league player and boxing manager, then a prosperous property developer, had hired Hardy to check on the bona fides of young Ronny Saunders, newly arrived from England, and claiming to be Bartlett's son from an early failed marriage. The job brought Hardy into contact with Richard Keppler, head of the no-rules Botany Security Systems, Bronwen Marr, an undercover AFP operative, and sworn adversary Des O'Malley...

At a time when corporate capitalism was running riot, an embattled Hardy searched for leads - was Ronny Saunders a pawn in a game involving big oil and fraud on an international scale? Two murders raise the stakes and with the sinister figure of Lady Betty Lee Mountjoy pulling the strings, it is odds against a happy outcome.
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Crush

Crush

Frederic Dard

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I understand why you did it. It'll be our secret. Seventeen-year-old Louise Lacroix is desperate to escape her dreary life. So on her way home from work every evening she takes a detour past the enchanting house of Jess and Thelma Rooland - a wealthy and glamorous American couple - where the sun always seems to shine. When Louise convinces the Roolands to employ her as their maid, she thinks she's in heaven. But soon their seemingly perfect life begins to unravel. What terrible secrets are they hiding? Dripping with tension and yearning, Crush is a chilling Fifties suspense story of youthful naivety , dark obsession - and the slippery slope to murder.
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Gone Astray: Maggie Neville #1

Gone Astray: Maggie Neville #1

Michelle Davies

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When a Lesley Kinnock buys a lottery ticket on a whim, it changes her life more than she could have imagined...

Lesley and her husband Mack are the sudden winners of a £15 million EuroMillions jackpot. They move with their 15-year-old daughter Rosie to an exclusive gated estate in Buckinghamshire, leaving behind their ordinary lives - and friends - as they are catapulted into wealth beyond their wildest dreams.

But it soon turns into their darkest nightmare when, one beautiful spring afternoon, Lesley returns to their house to find it empty: their daughter Rosie is gone.

DC Maggie Neville is assigned to be Family Liaison Officer to Lesley and Mack, supporting them while quietly trying to investigate the family. And she has a crisis threatening her own life - a secret from the past that could shatter everything she's worked so hard to build.

As Lesley and Maggie desperately try to find Rosie, their fates hurtle together on a collision course that threatens to end in tragedy...

Money can't buy you happiness. The truth could hurt more than a lie. One moment really can change your life forever.
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Deadly Memories

Deadly Memories

Joanne Fluke

$14.95
A little knowledge is a dangerous thing. The last thing Maura Thomas remembers before her car careened over a steep embankment is having dinner with her college roommate over twenty years ago. Everything in between is a blank. Maura has no recollection of her husband, her daughter, or her busy, glamorous existence as owner of a Beverly Hills boutique. Maura can t even be sure that everyone around her is who they claim to be. Is it paranoia or self-preservation that makes her uneasy? And then there are the images starting to fill her head pictures of a life at odds with everything she s been told. As Maura begins to piece together the fragments of her previous life, she grows convinced that her car crash was no accident. But the moment she remembers the truth she ll find herself at the mercy of a killer determined to silence her forever.
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London's Glory: Bryant & May (Short Stories)

London's Glory: Bryant & May (Short Stories)

Christopher Fowler

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In every detective's life there are cases that can't be discussed, and throughout the Bryant & May novels there have been mentions of some of these such as the Deptford Demon or the Little Italy Whelk Smuggling Scandal. Now Arthur Bryant has decided to open the files on eleven of these previously unseen investigations that required the collective genius and unique modus operandi of Arthur Bryant and John May and the Peculiar Crimes Unit - investigations that range from different times (London during the Great Smog) and a variety of places: a circus freak show, on board a London Tour Bus and even a yacht off the coast of Turkey. And in addition to these eleven classic cases, readers are also given a privileged look inside the Peculiar Crimes Unit (literally, with a cut away drawing of their offices), a guide to the characters of the Peculiar Crimes Unit, and access to the contents of Arthur Bryant's highly individual library.
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The Knife Slipped

The Knife Slipped

Erle Stanley Gardner

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At the time of his death, Erle Stanley Gardner was the best-selling American author of the 20th century, and world famous as the creator of crusading attorney Perry Mason. Gardner also created the hardboiled detective team of Cool and Lam, stars of 29 novels published between 1939 and 1970 - and one that's never been published until now.Lost for more than 75 years, THE KNIFE SLIPPED was meant to be the second book in the series but shelved when Gardner's publisher objected to (among other things) Bertha Cool's tendency to talk tough, swear, smoke cigarettes, and try to gyp people. But this tale of adultery and corruption, of double-crosses and triple identities - however shocking for 1939 - shines today as a glorious present from the past, a return to the heyday of private eyes and shady dames, of powerful criminals, crooked cops, blazing dialogue, and delicious plot twists.
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Tom Clancy's True Faith and Allegiance: Jack Ryan #22

Tom Clancy's True Faith and Allegiance: Jack Ryan #22

Mark Greaney

$32.99
A US Navy Commander is attacked while having dinner with his wife by an unidentified Russian man. A CIA operative travelling on a Canadian passport is intercepted and interrogated at Tehran Airport. A team of FBI officers are arrested by Indonesian police for travelling under fake passports in Jakarta. These apparently unrelated incidents point to a compromise in US government security, and Jack Ryan and his team must find out where it is coming from. From Maryland to Macedonia, they frantically battle shadowy forces who are looking to drag the US president into a ground war with ISIS.
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Old Bones: Bill Slider #19

Old Bones: Bill Slider #19

Cynthia Harrod-Eagles

$49.95
DCI Bill Slider tackles the coldest of cold cases in this absorbing mystery. A young couple discover human remains buried in the garden of their new house: could this be the resting place of 14-year-old Amanda Knight, who disappeared from the same garden two decades before, and was never seen again? The problem comes almost as a relief to DCI Slider, still suffering from the fallout of his previous case. He is not popular with the Powers That Be, and his immediate boss, Detective Superintendent Porson, reckons that at least this little puzzle will keep Slider out of trouble. After all, with a murder twenty years in the past, this is the coldest of cold cases. Most of the suspects and principal players are now dead too, and all passion is long spent... Or is it?
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A Midsummer's Equation: Detective Galileo #3

A Midsummer's Equation: Detective Galileo #3

Keigo Higashino

$19.99
When a man's body is discovered at the base of some cliffs in the small resort town of Hari Cove, the police at first suspect a tragic accident, a misstep that cost the man his life. However, when the victim is found to have been a former policeman and that the cause of death was actually carbon monoxide poisoning, they begin a murder investigation. Manabu Yukawa, the physicist known as 'Detective Galileo', is in Hari Cove to speak at a conference on a planned underwater mining operation, and finds himself drawn into the case. Did the murder have something to do with the fight of the small community to rebuild itself, or does it have its roots in the town's history? In a series of twists as complex and surprising as any in Higashino's brilliant, critically acclaimed work, Yukawa uncovers the hidden relationship behind the tragic events that led to this murder.
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Blood Tracks: Tess Grey #1

Blood Tracks: Tess Grey #1

Matt Hilton

$29.95
Introducing private investigator Tess Grey and Southern renegade ex-con Nicolas 'Po' Villere in the first of a brand-new series of fast-paced action thrillers. When her local District Attorney offers her a considerable sum of money to track down state witness Crawford Wynne, private investigator Tess Grey is in no position to refuse. Wynne is one of the few men still alive who can help the State nail vicious drug lord Alberto Suarez. But Tess is not the only one trying to track Wynne down. Suarez's psychotic brother Hector has been hunting and butchering anyone who is a danger to his brother. Tess needs help and there's only one man she can turn to: Southern renegade ex-con Nicolas Villere, known to all as Po. Po always gets his man, but he has never been teamed with a woman before. Both have their own agenda for taking on this case, and neither fully trusts the other. But of one thing they are sure: if they don't cover each other's backs, they are both going to die.
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The Bitter Season: Kovac & Liska #6

The Bitter Season: Kovac & Liska #6

Tami Hoag

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A middle-aged couple - hacked to death in their own home - with a samurai sword. Normal people. Who were they? And why were they targeted? Twenty years ago a policeman was murdered in his own back garden and the killer was never caught. One woman might link these mysteries. But she is being watched. Can Detectives Nikki Liska and Sam Kovac find her before it is too late? A page-turning thriller packed with suspense. If you like Angela Marsons, Rachel Abbott and Karen Rose you will love Tami Hoag.
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Troublemaker

Troublemaker

Linda Howard

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For Morgan Yancy, an operative and team leader in a paramilitary group, nothing comes before his job. But when he's ambushed and almost killed, his supervisor is determined to find out who's after the members of his elite squad-and why. Due to worries that this unknown enemy will strike again, Morgan is sent to a remote location and told to lay low and stay vigilant. But between a tempting housemate he's determined to protect and a deadly threat waiting in the shadows, keeping under the radar is proving to be his most dangerous mission yet.

The part-time police chief of a small West Virginian mountain town, Isabeau "Bo" Maran finally has her life figured out. She's got friends, a dog, and a little money in the bank. Then Morgan Yancy shows up on her doorstep. Bo doesn't need a mysterious man in her life-especially a troublemaker as enticing and secretive as Morgan.

The harder they fight the intense heat between them, the closer Morgan and Bo become, even though she knows he's hiding from something. But discovering the truth could cost Bo more than she's willing to give. And when Morgan's cover is blown, it might just cost her life.
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The Fourth Victim: Anders Knutas #9

The Fourth Victim: Anders Knutas #9

Mari Jungstedt

$32.99
A violent robbery. A hit-and-run. A brutal murder. In the stifling heat of an August morning on the beautiful Swedish island of Gotland, terror shatters the calm. An armed robbery is over in minutes, leaving a little girl on the road, hit by the getaway car. Desperate to find those responsible, the police track down one of the culprits. But he is dead, brutally murdered at a remote farm. Tattooed on his arm are three initials: his own and two others. The only clues to the identity of his friends. As the hunt to find the remaining two robbers intensifies, there's every chance the murderer is on their trail too. Can Detective Superintendent Knutas beat them to it?
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The Other Side of Silence: Bernie Gunther #11

The Other Side of Silence: Bernie Gunther #11

Philip Kerr

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The French Riviera, 1956. A world-weary Bernie Gunther is working under a false name as a hotel concierge. His attempts to keep his nose clean go horribly awry when a wartime acquaintance sucks him into a blackmail plot involving one of the most famous British writers of the 20th century and the notorious Cambridge Spies.
 
Bernie is missing his old detective life when his past walks through the door in the shape of Harold Hennig, a former captain in the Nazi security service - the man who, in 1945, was responsible for the deaths of thousands, among them a woman Bernie loved. Hennig now enjoys a lucrative career as a blackmailer.
 
Hennig's target on the Cote d'Azur is a famous resident with a dark past and plenty to hide - the writer, Somerset Maugham. A shared love of bridge draws Bernie to Maugham's magnificent villa, where Maugham tells him of the existence of a very compromising photograph. Taken in 1937, it shows Maugham among a group of naked men beside a swimming pool - one of whom is the infamous spy and homosexual, Guy Burgess, who, with Donald Maclean, has recently defected to Moscow. Hennig has the photograph and is demanding $50,000 for its release.
 
Bernie is reluctant to become Maugham's agent but his former life has made him as vulnerable to blackmail as Maugham himself. Not only that - he has a massive score to settle with Hennig.
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Two Can Play: Audrey Harte #2

Two Can Play: Audrey Harte #2

Kate Kessler

$29.99
Halloween is approaching, and criminal psychologist Audrey Harte has been hired by the prosecution to help prepare for the trial of 19-year-old serial killer Ian Boy Scout Monroe. His one surviving victim, Tori Scott, is the star witness, but when someone begins killing with Monroe's M.O., the authorities - and Audrey - begin to wonder if Monroe had a partner. Keeping Tori safe is the main concern, but Audrey has also attracted the copy-cat's attention. Audrey is drawn into a dangerous game of cat and mouse, and when someone close to her is abducted by the killer, Audrey has no choice but to play...
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Live by Night (Film Tie-In)

Live by Night (Film Tie-In)

Dennis Lehane

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Joe Coughlin is nineteen when he meets Emma Gould. A smalltime thief in 1920s Boston, he is told to cuff her while his accomplices raid the casino she works for. But Joe falls in love with Emma - and his life changes for ever. That meeting is the beginning of Joe's journey to becoming one of the nation's most feared and respected gangsters. It is a journey beset by violence, double-crossing, drama and pain. And it is a journey into the soul of prohibition-era America...A powerful, deeply moving novel, Live By Night is a tour-de-force by Dennis Lehane, writer on The Wire and author of modern classics such as Shutter Island, Gone, Baby, Gone and The Given Day.
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The Final Word: Annika Bengtzon #11

The Final Word: Annika Bengtzon #11

Liza Marklund

$22.99
Annika Bengtzon has spent her career telling stories that need to be heard. As a journalist, she's always been at the front line of criminal reporting, alongside the investigating officers. And now a court case that she's been reporting on - the savage murder of a homeless man - has begun to attract a lot of attention. With the stakes rising by the day, Annika is once again flung to the heart of a complex case. But nagging at the back of her mind is her sister's mysterious absence. After a series of anxious text messages, she's not heard another word. In the midst of a tense public situation, Annika's own complicated past looks set to rear its head. Some voices refuse to be silenced.
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The Sleepless Ones: Guillermo Downes #2

The Sleepless Ones: Guillermo Downes #2

James Marrison

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The second thrilling detective mystery featuring Guillermo Downes by James Marrison A gruesome find A car abandoned by a ramshackle Cotswold farm draws the attention of local police officers. When DCI Guillermo Downes arrives at the farmhouse he finds a sickening scene of devastation and destruction. A desperate search Now Downes has a murder investigation to run and almost nothing to go on. What were the ransackers looking for? Why didn't they take anything? And could there have been a witness who made a lucky escape? A cover up spanning decades At first Downes - and his right hand man Sergeant Graves - struggle to find answers. But as they follow the threads of this brutal murder they find a stack of photographs of boys that have been missing for over twenty years. This case is bigger than Downes and Graves ever expected, and as they close in on the truth they uncover a conspiracy that goes right to the heart of the British establishment itself.
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The Firemaker: Yan & Campbell #1

The Firemaker: Yan & Campbell #1

Peter May

$19.99
The grotesquely burned corpse of a government scientist is a troubling mystery for Beijing detective Li Yan. Yan, devoted to his career as a means of restoring the respect his family lost during the Cultural Revolution, needs outside help if he is to break the case. The mysterious cadaver in turn provides a welcome distraction to forensic pathologist Margaret Campbell. Campbell, married to her work, having left America and her broken past behind, throws herself into the investigation, and before long uncovers a worrying anomaly. An unlikely partnership develops between Yan and Campbell as they follow the resulting lead. A fiery and volatile chemistry ignites: exposing not only their individual demons, but an even greater evil - a conspiracy that threatens their lives, as well as those of millions.
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The Killing Room: Yan & Campbell #3

The Killing Room: Yan & Campbell #3

Peter May

$19.99
A mass grave leads Beijing detective Li Yan and American pathologist Margaret Campbell to a series of unsolved murders. The victims have all undergone 'live' autopsies. They are hunting a monster.

When a mass grave containing eighteen mutilated female corpses is discovered in Shanghai, detective Li Yan is sent from Beijing to establish if the bodies are linked to an unsolved murder in the capital. Here, Li will be working with Mei Ling, deputy head of Shanghai's serious crime squad.

Mei Ling is a formidable woman: a fact that is not lost on Li's on-off lover, forensic pathologist Margaret Campbell. But when Campbell, vulnerable and still grieving the loss of her father, learns that the victims were subjected to 'live' autopsies, she knows the case is bigger than her pride.
The Killing Room

Li, Campbell and Mei Ling are now entering the arena of a sickening nemesis, and opening a door behind which lies each of their very worst nightmares.
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The Divided City: Gregor Reinhard #3

The Divided City: Gregor Reinhard #3

Luke McCallin

$27.95
From the author of The Pale House: World War II has ended, and former German intelligence officer Captain Gregor Reinhardt has returned to Berlin. He's about to find that the bloodshed has not ended-and that for some, death is better than defeat.

A year after Germany's defeat, Reinhardt has been hired back onto Berlin's civilian police force. The city is divided among the victorious allied powers, but tensions are growing, and the police are riven by internal rivalries as factions within it jockey for power and influence with Berlin's new masters.

When a man is found slain in a broken-down tenement, Reinhardt embarks on a gruesome investigation. It seems a serial killer is on the loose, and matters only escalate when it's discovered that one of the victims was the brother of a Nazi scientist.

Reinhardt's search for the truth takes him across the divided city and soon embroils him in a plot involving the Western Allies and the Soviets. And as he comes under the scrutiny of a group of Germans who want to continue the war-and faces an unwanted reminder from his own past-Reinhardt realizes that this investigation could cost him everything as he pursues a killer who believes that all wrongs must be avenged.
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Where Dead Men Meet

Where Dead Men Meet

Mark Mills

$32.99
Mistaken identity, accident, or design? A superior intelligence thriller from the bestselling author of The Savage Garden.

Paris, 1937. Luke Hamilton - a junior air intelligence officer at the British Embassy - finds himself the target of an assassination attempt. A clear case of mistaken identity, or so it first appears. As Luke is hunted across a continent sliding towards war, he comes to learn that the answers lie deep in a past that predates his abandonment as a baby on the steps of an orphanage twenty-five years ago.

From the author of the bestselling The Savage Garden, and set against a terrific backdrop of Europe on the cusp of the Second World War, this is compelling novel, rich in adventure, espionage, secrets and lies.
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To Catch A Killer

To Catch A Killer

Nele Neuhaus

$19.99
To Catch a Killer by Nele Neuhaus is a tightly plotted crime thriller with surprise twists at every turn and a story that reads as though its ripped from the headlines ...Detective Pia Kirchhoff is about to leave on her long-delayed honeymoon when she hears that a woman has been shot while out walking her dog. Then more long-range shootings swiftly follow, and it becomes clear that a highly trained serial killer is on the loose. The victims seem to have just one thing in common: they were all good people with apparently no enemies. So why are they dead? As fear of the sniper grows among local residents, all leave is cancelled for the Frankfurt police department as they are put on red alert. The pressure is on Kirchhoff and her colleague, Oliver von Bodenstein, to find the killer before he can tick another name off his hit list.
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What Doesn't Kill Her: Reeve LeClair #2

What Doesn't Kill Her: Reeve LeClair #2

Carla Norton

$14.95
Reeve LeClaire is not a victim. Not anymore. After four years of being held captive by Daryl Wayne Flint, Reeve is finally getting her life back on track. Little does she know that Flint - imprisoned a top psychiatric hospital - has been watching, waiting, and meticulously planning his getaway? And he's ready to seize his chance. Flint's escape is Reeve's worst nightmare. Less than twenty-four, Flint is already on another killing spree... and as he evades capture, baffling authorities and leaving a bloody trail through the forests of Washington State, Reeve is struck by a sudden realization: She knows this psychopath better than anyone - and only she can put a stop to him. But what is she willing to risk to save lives, including her own?
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My Husband's Son

My Husband's Son

Deborah O'Connor

$29.99
You'd always recognise your own child. Wouldn't you?

Heidi and Jason aren't like other couples.

Six years ago, Heidi's daughter was murdered. A year later, Jason's son Barney disappeared. Their shared loss brought them together.

By chance, Heidi meets a boy she's certain is her husband's long-missing son - but Jason is equally convinced it's not him. Is Heidi mad? Or is Jason hiding something? And can their fragile marriage survive Heidi's search for the truth...
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Killer Chef: Bookshots

Killer Chef: Bookshots

James Patterson

$6.99
James Patterson's BookShots. Short, fast-paced, high-impact entertainment.  Caleb Rooney knows how to do two things: run a food truck and solve a murder. When people suddenly start dying of foodborne illnesses, the stakes are higher than ever...
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Bodyguard: Bookshots

Bodyguard: Bookshots

James Patterson ,  Jessica Linden

$6.99
James Patterson's BookShots. Short, fast-paced, high-impact entertainment. The Most Eligible Bachelor on Capitol Hill has met his match. Abbie Whitmore is good at her job. She knows how to protect people, and she's always right - until Congressman Jonathan Lassiter comes along. The presidential hopeful refuses to believe that his politics have put him in danger, yet Abbie's determined to keep him safe. But how can she protect him while she's guarding her heart?
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The Games: Private #12

The Games: Private #12

James Patterson

$22.99
Two years ago, Jack Morgan was in Rio consulting on security for the World Cup. The tournament went without a hitch. Until a man died in one of the executive hospitality suites during the final, and the autopsy showed the cause to be a rare and deadly virus. The story was kept from the media to avoid causing panic, but Jack feared that the death was no freak occurrence. Now the eyes of the world are once again turned towards Rio for the Olympic Games, and Jack is back in Brazil's beautiful capital. It's not long before he uncovers terrifying evidence that someone has set in motion a catastrophic plan. The death at the World Cup was just a warning. The Olympic Games could be the setting for the worst atrocity the world has ever seen.
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A Dead Man in Athens: Seymour of Special Branch #3

A Dead Man in Athens: Seymour of Special Branch #3

Michael Pearce

$19.99
This title is set in Athens, 1913, the capital of a country on the brink of war. The new Greek prime minister, Venizelos, tired of the Ottoman overlords, has what he calls the Great Idea - a vision of a new Greece which unites all the Greek people scattered around the Mediterranean. Not such a great idea, in the view of other countries, among them Britain, which believes in letting sleeping dogs lie. And cats. Including the one recently poisoned in Athens and which belonged to the exiled former Sultan. Unfortunately, as is the way with the Balkans, rumours start flying around; one being that this was a sighting shot for the ex-Sultan himself. This, in the Balkans, could start a war and so Britain has to sit up and take notice. Something has to be done. Fast. And - please, urge the diplomats - low-key. The lowest key of all is to send out a police officer from Scotland Yard to investigate, and, as it happens, the Foreign Office has a person in mind: Seymour, of the CID, who has had some experience of this sort of thing before...
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The Obsidian Chamber: Pendergast #16

The Obsidian Chamber: Pendergast #16

Douglas Preston ,  Lincoln Child

$29.99
After a harrowing, otherworldly confrontation on the shores of Exmouth, Massachussetts, Special Agent A.X.L. Pendergast is missing, presumed dead. Sick with grief, Pendergast's ward, Constance, retreats to her chambers beneath the family mansion at 891 Riverside Drive - only to be taken captive by a shadowy figure from the past. Proctor, Pendergast's longtime bodyguard, springs to action, pursuing Constance's kidnapper through cities, across oceans, and into wastelands unknown. And by the time Proctor discovers the truth, a terrifying mechanism has stirred - and it may already be too late...
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Trespass: Celcius Daly #4

Trespass: Celcius Daly #4

Anthony J. Quinn

$29.99
Celcius Daly is investigating the abduction of a boy by a group of travellers already under investigation for smuggling and organised crime. As he digs into the child's background, he discovers a family secret linked to an unsolved crime during the Troubles - the disappearance of a young woman and her baby. Daly's investigation shakes loose some harrowing truths about the past treatment of travellers and the present day lawlessness of Northern Ireland's border country. Undergoing an internal investigation over his handling of the search for IRA spy Daniel Hegarty, Daly realises that he has much in common with the beleaguered and outcast travellers and soon finds himself entangled in a vigilante mission, discovering just how far a group of outsiders will go to find their own justice.
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Aftermath: Inspector Banks #12

Aftermath: Inspector Banks #12

Peter Robinson

$19.99
The Hill is an ordinary house in an ordinary street. But it is about to become infamous. When two police constables are sent to the house following a report of a domestic disturbance, they stumble upon a truly horrific scene. A scene which leaves one of them dead and the other fighting for her life and career.The identity of a serial killer, the Chameleon, has finally been revealed. But his capture is only the beginning of a shocking investigation that will test Inspector Alan Banks to the absolute limit.
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Playing with Fire: Inspector Banks #14

Playing with Fire: Inspector Banks #14

Peter Robinson

$19.99
In the early hours of a cold January morning, two narrow boats catch fire on the dead-end stretch of the Eastvale canal. When signs of accelerant are found at the scene, DCI Banks and DI Annie Cabbot are summoned. But by the time they arrive, only the smouldering wreckage is left, and human remains have been found on both boats. The evidence points towards a deliberate attack. But who was the intended victim? Was it Tina, the sixteen-year-old who had been living a drug-fuelled existence with her boyfriend? Or was it Tom, the mysterious, lonely artist? As Banks makes his enquiries, it appears that a number of people are acting suspiciously: the interfering 'lock-keeper', Tina's cold-hearted step-father, the wily local art dealer, even Tina's boyfriend... Then the arsonist strikes again, and Banks's powers of investigation are tested to the limit...
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The Seventh Plague: SIGMA Force #12

The Seventh Plague: SIGMA Force #12

James Rollins

$29.99
Two years after vanishing into the Sudanese desert, the leader of a British archeological expedition, Professor Harold McCabe, comes stumbling out of the sands, frantic and delirious, but he dies before he can tell his story. The mystery deepens when an autopsy uncovers a bizarre corruption: someone had begun to mummify the professor's body - while he was still alive.

His strange remains are returned to London for further study, when alarming news arrives from Egypt. The medical team who had performed the man's autopsy has fallen ill with an unknown disease, one that is quickly spreading throughout Cairo. Fearing the worst, a colleague of the professor reaches out to a longtime friend: Painter Crowe, the director of Sigma Force. The call is urgent, for Professor McCabe had vanished into the desert while searching for proof of the ten plagues of Moses. As the pandemic grows, a disturbing question arises.

Are those plagues starting again?

Before Director Crowe can investigate, a mysterious group of assassins leaves behind a fiery wake of destruction and death, erasing all evidence. With the professor's body incinerated, his home firebombed, Sigma Force must turn to the archaeologist's only daughter, Jane McCabe, for help. While sifting through what's left of her father's work, she discovers a puzzling connection, tying the current threat to a shocking historical mystery, one involving the travels of Mark Twain, the genius of Nikola Tesla, and the adventures of famous explorer, Henry Morgan Stanley.

To unravel a secret going back millennia, Director Crowe and Commander Grayson Pierce will be thrust to opposite sides of the globe. One will search for the truth, traveling from the plague-ridden streets of Cairo to a vast ancient tomb buried under the burning sands of the Sudan; the other will struggle to stop a mad genius locked within a remote Arctic engineering complex, risking the lives of all those he holds dear.

As the global crisis grows ever larger, Sigma Force will confront a threat born of the ancient past and made real by the latest science--a danger that will unleash a cascading series of plagues, culminating in a scourge that could kill all of the world's children... decimating mankind forever.
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Busman's Honeymoon: Lord Peter Wimsey #11

Busman's Honeymoon: Lord Peter Wimsey #11

Dorothy L. Sayers

$19.99
The thirteenth book in Dorothy L Sayers' classic Lord Peter Wimsey series, introduced by crime writer Natasha Cooper - a must-read for fans of Agatha Christie's Poirot and Margery Allingham's Campion Mysteries. They plan to have a quiet country honeymoon. Then Lord Peter Wimsey and his bride Harriet Vane find the previous owner's body in the cellar. Set in a country village seething with secrets and snobbery, this is Dorothy L. Sayers' last full-length detective novel. Variously described as a love story with detective interruptions and a detective story with romantic interruptions, it lives up to both descriptions with style. 'She brought to the detective novel originality, intelligence, energy and wit.' P. D. James
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Gaudy Night: Lord Peter Wimsey #10

Gaudy Night: Lord Peter Wimsey #10

Dorothy L. Sayers

$19.99
The twelfth book in Dorothy L Sayers' classic Lord Peter Wimsey series, introduced by actress Dame Harriet Mary Walter, DBE - a must-read for fans of Agatha Christie's Poirot and Margery Allingham's Campion Mysteries. Harriet Vane has never dared to return to her old Oxford college. Now, despite her scandalous life, she has been summoned back... At first she thinks her worst fears have been fulfilled, as she encounters obscene graffiti, poison pen letters and a disgusting effigy when she arrives at sedate Shrewsbury College for the 'Gaudy' celebrations. But soon, Harriet realises that she is not the only target of this murderous malice - and asks Lord Peter Wimsey to help.
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Have His Carcase: Lord Peter Wimsey #7

Have His Carcase: Lord Peter Wimsey #7

Dorothy L. Sayers

$19.99
The eighth book in Dorothy L Sayers' classic Lord Peter Wimsey series, introduced by bestselling thriller writer Lee Child - a must-read for fans of Agatha Christie's Poirot and Margery Allingham's Campion Mysteries. A young woman falls asleep on a deserted beach and wakes to discover the body of a man whose throat has been slashed from ear to ear... The young woman is the celebrated detective novelist Harriet Vane, once again drawn against her will into a murder investigation in which she herself could be a suspect. Lord Peter Wimsey is only too eager to help her clear her name. 'She brought to the detective novel originality, intelligence, energy and wit.' P. D. James
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Murder Must Advertise: Lord Peter Wimsey #8

Murder Must Advertise: Lord Peter Wimsey #8

Dorothy L. Sayers

$19.99
The tenth book in Dorothy L Sayers' classic Lord Peter Wimsey series, introduced by bestselling crime writer Peter Robinson - a must-read for fans of Agatha Christie's Poirot and Margery Allingham's Campion Mysteries. Victor Dean fell to his death on the stairs of Pym's Advertising Agency, but no one seems to be sorry. Until an inquisitive new copywriter joins the firm and asks some awkward questions... Disguised as his disreputable cousin Death Bredon, Lord Peter Wimsey takes a job - one that soon draws him into a vicious network of blackmailers and drug pedlars. Five people will die before Wimsey unravels a sinister and deadly plot. 'She brought to the detective novel originality, intelligence, energy and wit.' P. D. James
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The Final Seven: Lightkeepers #1

The Final Seven: Lightkeepers #1

Erica Spindler

$19.99
The first Saturday in July. A missing woman. The number seven carved into her door. The countdown has begun ...Detective Micki Dare is a seasoned, no-nonsense cop. She doesn't need a partner, especially an irreverent charmer like Detective Zach Harris, who's fresh out of an 'experimental' FBI training programme. And Micki's assignment, to keep Zach alive while he fights crime using his special skills, is not what she signed up for. But the decision's been made and there's nothing she can do about it. Micki soon realises that there's more to her partner than meets the eye - and there's more at stake than just catching bad guys and closing cases. Because there's a new kind of evil lurking, something more cunning than she's ever encountered before. And she and Zach may be the only ones who can stop it. As another victim goes missing and the darkness closes in, Micki acknowledges a terrifying truth: they might not make it. This time the evil they're facing might destroy them all...
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The Country Jesus

The Country Jesus

Colin Talbot

$29.99
Traven Collins, a hack St Kilda writer is chosen to run a Writers' Festival up near The Flinders Ranges. Unfortunately the road to Calangula, the site of this proposed extravaganza, runs past his old town of Story's Crossing, where he hasn't been for thirty years. But destiny doesn't care what Traven thinks, and a mad Kenworth truck forces Traven off the main road onto a side road to Story's Crossing. The Cross the locals call it.

It's 2008, hot and dry from the Big Drought, and The Cross, like all Aussie towns under stress, seems quieter and smaller than the town he remembers. And in the main street Traven runs into his former Girl Friday, Carmen. He hasn't seen her for a dozen years, She's got a new daughter, eleven years old. Hmmm. Well he did have that one drunken night with Carmen...
  
He runs into Astrid, the little girl who broke his heart way back when they were on the verge of the end of childhood. She's many years older, like Traven of course, still has the magic, and is in trouble with bad people cooking meth. And he begins to fixate on the death, all those years ago, of his childhood mate Tully, who so loved horses he was named after the mighty Tulloch.

As he recalls the troubles and joys of childhood such as the love of his young life Astrid, Traven finds himself drawn into the mystery of his great friend Tully, who died by drowning in the town creek. The creek that hasn't had water for two years. Tully was a great swimmer, a junior athlete, how could he have drowned? Meanwhile his old girlfriend Astrid has come calling for his help because she's become involved in the 'speed' business. Ice. Crystal Meth. Astrid, who betrayed him so cruelly way back. He'd even left the town behind him and headed for the Big Smoke because Story's Crossing had been his personal cross to bear - in fact way back the kids used to joke that the stops on the railway line to Adelaide were The Stations of The Cross.

So he's back and he is forced into the role of Small Town Hamlet - avenging the sins of the past, and trying to avoid the trouble that seems to be looking for him. But he can't avoid it and Death comes looking for its pay-off. And Traven is beginning  to wonder what this Writers Festival is all about. After all, it's set in not in a one-horse town, but a zero-horse town. There will be blood.

The book, The Country Jesus, is crime & mystery novel with a love of the bush and wayward tracks. And people die as Traven investigates the ancient crime against his friend, and a modern crime involving his childhood love.
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No Shred of Evidence: Ian Rutledge #18

No Shred of Evidence: Ian Rutledge #18

Charles Todd

$24.99
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In this absorbing new entry in the acclaimed New York Times bestselling series, Scotland Yard's Ian Rutledge is caught up in a twisted web of vengeance and murder. On the north coast of Cornwall, an apparent act of mercy is repaid by an arrest for murder. Four young women have been accused of the crime. A shocked father calls in a favor at the Home Office. Scotland Yard is asked to review the case. However, Inspector Ian Rutledge is not the first Inspector to reach the village. Following in the shoes of a dead man, he is told the case is all but closed. Even as it takes an unexpected personal turn, Rutledge will require all his skill to deal with the incensed families of the accused, the grieving parents of the victim, and local police eager to see these four women sent to the infamous Bodmin Gaol. Then why hasn't the killing stopped? With no shred of evidence to clear the accused, Rutledge must plunge deep into the darkest secrets of a wild, beautiful and dangerous place if he is to find a killer who may-or may not-hold the key to their fate.
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How Will I Know You?

How Will I Know You?

Jessica Treadway

$32.99
A page-turner about the murder of a teenage girl, from the author of Lacy Eye. On a cold December day in northern upstate New York, the body of high school senior Joy Enright is discovered in the woods at the edge of a pond. She had been presumed drowned, but an autopsy shows that she was, in fact, strangled. As the investigation unfolds, four characters tell the story from widely divergent perspectives: Susanne, Joy's mother and a professor at the local art college; Martin, a black graduate student suspected of the murder; Harper, Joy's best friend and a potential eyewitness; and Tom, a rescue diver and son-in-law of the town's police chief. As a web of small-town secrets comes to light, a dramatic conclusion reveals the truth about Joy's death.
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Ink and Bone

Ink and Bone

Lisa Unger

$29.99
The explosive new thriller by the New York Times bestseller, Lisa Unger.

Twenty-year-old Finley Montgomery has always been different. She’s never been able to control the things that happen to her – not even the pain of a new tattoo or the roar of her motorcycle can drown out the chaos. When she moves to her grandmother’s house in the small town of The Hollows in upstate New York, Finley is hoping to a fresh start.

Then a detective shows up. He knows about Finley’s unusual gifts and he wants her help. There’s a little girl missing and the police investigation has gone cold. Now, time is running out. Only Finley can uncover the truth – but can she find the answers before it’s too late?
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The Cellar

The Cellar

Minette Walters

$22.99
The terrifying Hammer novella by Minette Walters, bestselling author of The Sculptress and The Scold's Bridle. Muna's bedroom is a dark windowless cellar and her activities are confined to cooking and cleaning. She's grown used to being maltreated by the Songoli family; to being a slave. She's never been outside, doesn't know how to read or write, and cannot speak English. At least that's what the Songolis believe. But Muna is far cleverer - and her plans more terrifying - than the Songolis, or anyone else, can ever imagine...
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A Most Novel Revenge: Amory Ames #3

A Most Novel Revenge: Amory Ames #3

Ashley Weaver

$29.99
February 1933. Receiving a mysterious summons from her cousin Laurel, Amory Ames and her playboy husband Milo, set off for the Lyonsgate estate post-haste. The house was the scene of a tragic accident seven years ago when a reckless party of wild young things got out of hand, but it seems a mystery lingers on as the same guests reassemble and Amory is sure that the notorious Isobel Van Allen stands at the centre of it.
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Into the Night: Inspector Rykel #2

Into the Night: Inspector Rykel #2

Jake Woodhouse

$22.99
The second sophisticated and dark installment in Jake Woodhouse's Amsterdam Quartet, featuring returning series character Inspector Jaap Rykel 'Does for Amsterdam What Rankin Did for Edinburgh' Crime Thriller Hound. A body is found on a rooftop, the dead man's hands blowtorched, his head removed. The man tasked with tracking down the killer is Amsterdam Inspector Jaap Rykel. But as he searches the headless body for clues Rykel finds something which makes his blood run cold - a picture of himself on the victim's phone. And then a message from the killer reveals the location of a second mutilated corpse. It's another day in Western Europe's murder capital...
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Nocturnal Animals (Film Tie-In)

Nocturnal Animals (Film Tie-In)

Austin Wright

$19.99
The novel that inspired the 2016 major motion picture Nocturnal Animals, starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Amy Adams, is a dazzling, eerie, riveting thriller of fear and regret, blood and revenge. Many years after their divorce, Susan Morrow receives a strange gift from her ex-husband. A manuscript that tells the story of a terrible crime: an ambush on the highway, a secluded cabin in the woods; a thrilling chiller of death and corruption. How could such a harrowing story be told by the man she once loved? And why, after so long, has he sent her such a disturbing and personal message...? Originally published as Tony and Susan.
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