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Abbey's Crime Alley

AUSTRALIA'S CRIME WRITING SPECIALIST BOOKSHOP

CRIME ALLEY at Abbey's Bookshop, 131 York Street Sydney is Australia's specialist bookstore collection of crime fiction and true crime non-fiction. Detective mystery, Police procedural, rural noir, Scandi noir, psychological thriller - whatever your tastes, we have a whole wall of new release crime writing, and then aisles of crime fiction, covering modern crime novels, historical crime fiction, cosy crime books and true crime books.

We've had a whole aisle filled with Australian Crime Fiction in our shop at 131 York Street for decades. DECADES! All this great, home-grown writing is showcased on our website. You can see a selection of recent Australian Crime Fiction below and click through on the Category link to see even more.

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MUM ON THE RUN

ABBEY'S BOOKSELLER PICK ----- 'Strong Mum on the run' is a genre that Kate Mildenhall's novel nails. Mim's husband, working offshore in Indonesia on a mining project, goes missing and when The Department comes around asking questions, Mim realises that she and her children are no longer safe.

Set in Australia-not-too-distant (no flying cars but everyone is 'chipped' - think of a mini 'Australia Card' embedded in your palm), this novel taps into the 'Big Brother' surveillance concerns we face as a society. I used to be fairly relaxed about this, buying the 'if you're not doing anything wrong' line, but recent news of Australian business and home security cameras hacked and streaming their vision on Russian websites to anyone in the world is alarming. And of facial recognition software being rolled out in the cities of China and elsewhere - increasingly we are being buttoned down tightly. Chip implants to follow!

There are some big ideas here but this isn't only about future tech and political possibilities, it's also about Mim and how this new threat affects her self-image as Mum, wife, daughter, sister, stirring something more primal, more self-contained as she faces each new challenge. Craig Kirchner

NEW ROBOTHAM!

ABBEY'S BOOKSELLER PICK ----- This is the follow up to the fabulous Good Girl Bad Girl, and follows the deepening friendship between criminal psychologist Cyrus Haven and the troubled Evie, and reveals more of their separate pasts. Cyrus in an attempt to help solve the mystery of Evie's identity, inadvertently alerts the men who have been trying to track her down. Evie knows things, and they aren't the sort of things that the men she's been hiding from want anyone else to know… As usual for a Robotham novel, there are twists and turns and clever writing, and you pick up the book thinking you'll just read a little bit and hours later emerge - totally addictive! Lindy Jones



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The Survivors

Jane Harper

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Troubled Blood (#5 Cormoran Strike)

Robert Galbraith

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All the Devils Are Here (#16 Gamache)

Louise Penny

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$32.99  

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I Catch Killers: The Life and Many Deaths of a Homicide...

Gary Jubelin

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$34.99  

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The Darkest Evening (#9 Vera Stanhope)

Ann Cleeves

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$32.99  

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The Altar Boys

Suzanne Smith

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$34.99  

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The Lantern Men (#12 Ruth Galloway)

Elly Griffiths

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$22.99  

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Either Side of Midnight

Benjamin Stevenson

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$32.99  

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Hermit

S. R. White

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House of Correction

Nicci French

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$32.99  

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Midnight at Malabar House (#1 Inspector Wadis)

Vaseem Khan

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$32.99  

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Dead Man Walking: The Murky World of Michael McGurk...

Kate McClymont

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$22.99  

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The Mother Fault

Kate Mildenhall

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How to Raise an Elephant (#21 Mma Ramotswe)

Alexander McCall Smith

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$29.99  

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Bodies from the Library 3

Tony Medawar

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$29.99  

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The Kingdom

Jo Nesbo

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$32.99  

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The Thursday Murder Club

Richard Osman

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Still Life (#6 Karen Pirie)

Val McDermid

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The Killings at Kingfisher Hill: The New Hercule Poirot...

Sophie Hannah

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$32.99  

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When She Was Good (#2 Cyrus Haven)

Michael Robotham

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The Hunted

Gabriel Bergmoser

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$29.99  

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The Night Whistler

Greg Woodland

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$32.99  

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The Dirty South (#18 Charlie Parker)

John Connolly

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Moonflower Murders

Anthony Horowitz

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Public Enemies: Russell 'Mad Dog' Cox, Ray Denning and...

Mark Dapin

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$32.99  

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Final Cut

S. J. Watson

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Eight Detectives

Alex Pavesi

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$32.99  

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Three

D. A. Mishani

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Private Moscow (#15 Private)

James Patterson

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$32.99  

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The Girl in the Mirror

Rose Carlyle

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$29.99  

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Agent Running in the Field

John le Carre

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Sorry for the Dead

Nicola Upson

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Silver (#2 Martin Scarsden)

Chris Hammer

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$16.99  

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The Boy from the Woods

Harlan Coben

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$19.99  

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The Night Fire (#2 Ballard & Bosch)

Michael Connelly

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Peace

Garry Disher

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Where the Dead Go

Sarah Bailey

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$16.99  

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The War Widow (#1 Billie Walker)

Tara Moss

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The Second Sleep

Robert Harris

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Under Occupation

Alan Furst

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$22.99  

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A Philosophical Investigation

Philip Kerr

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$22.99  

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A Better Man (#15 Gamache)

Louise Penny

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$22.99  

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Many Rivers to Cross (#26 DCI Banks)

Peter Robinson

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$19.99  

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The Bad Fire (#31 Bob Skinner)

Quintin Jardine

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Black Sun

Owen Matthews

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$19.99  

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A Shadow on the Lens (#1 Thomas Bexley)

Sam Hurcom

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$22.99  

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Final Option (#14 Oregon Files)

Clive Cussler

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$19.99  

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The Second Wife

Rebecca Fleet

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$19.99  

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POSSIBLE DELAYS

COSY CRIME - Most cosy crime books come from overseas, so if they are not showing as 'In Stock' then we expect they will be delayed in getting to us, until things get back to some kind of normal.






BESTSELLERS

A Shooting at Chateau Rock (#13 Bruno)

Martin Walker

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Fair Warning

Michael Connelly

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Find Them Dead (#16 Roy Grace)

Peter James

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Camino Winds (#2 Mercer Mann)

John Grisham

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Dead Land (#20 V.I. Warshawski)

Sara Paretsky

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The Wife and the Widow

Christian White

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$16.99  

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Hitler's Peace

Philip Kerr

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$32.99  

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The Grove of the Caesars (#8 Flavia Alba)

Lindsey Davis

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The Safety Net (#25 Inspector Montalbano)

Andrea Camilleri

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The Good Turn (#3 Cormac Reilly)

Dervla McTiernan

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The Eyes of Darkness

Dean Koontz

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Gathering Dark

Candice Fox

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The End of October: A page-turning thriller that warned...

Lawrence Wright

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Walk the Wire (#6 Amos Decker)

David Baldacci

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A Conspiracy of Bones (#9 Temperance Brennan)

Kathy Reichs

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The Boy from the Woods

Harlan Coben

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Trace Elements (#29 Brunetti)

Donna Leon

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Sheerwater

Leah Swann

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$32.99  

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Trust (#3 Martin Scarsden)

Chris Hammer

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Consolation

Garry Disher

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The Devil and the Dark Water

Stuart Turton

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A Song for the Dark Times (#23 Rebus)

Ian Rankin

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The Two Lost Mountains (#6 Jack West Jr)

Matthew Reilly

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$39.99  

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The Law of Innocence

Michael Connelly

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$32.99  

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The Sentinel: (Jack Reacher 25)

Lee Child

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Death with a Double Edge (Daniel Pitt Mystery 4)

Anne Perry

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The Mitford Trial

Jessica Fellowes

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The Postscript Murders

Elly Griffiths

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When Shadows Fall

Alex Gray

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True Crime

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I Catch Killers: The Life and Many Deaths of a Homicide...

Gary Jubelin

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Dead Man Walking: The Murky World of Michael McGurk...

Kate McClymont

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Fake Law: The Truth About Justice in an Age of Lies...

The Secret Barrister

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Court Number One, The Old Bailey: The Trials and Scandals...

Thomas Grant

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The Altar Boys

Suzanne Smith

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The Truth Hurts: An Expose of Imperfect Justice

Andrew Boe

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Public Enemies: Russell 'Mad Dog' Cox, Ray Denning and...

Mark Dapin

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Cops, Drugs, Lawyer X and Me

Paul Dale

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El Jefe: The Stalking of Chapo Guzman

Alan Feuer

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The Arsonist: A Mind on Fire

Chloe Hooper

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Shattered: 67 days to a family's self-destruction

Travis Winks

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American Predator: The Hunt for the Most Meticulous...

Maureen Callahan

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Cosy Crime

Terns of Endearment (#25 Meg Langslow)

Donna Andrews

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Killer Chardonnay (#1 Colorado Wine Mystery)

Kate Lansing

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$13.99  

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Word to the Wise (#10 Library Lovers)

Jenn McKinlay

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Bite Club (#23 Melanie Travis)

Laurien Berenson

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Marshmallow Malice (#5 Amish Candy Shop)

Amanda Flower

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Southern Sass and a Crispy Corpse (#2 Marygene Brown)...

Kate Young

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Pomeranian Always Barks Twice (#1 Furever Pets)

Alex Erickson

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Murder on Cape Cod (#1 Cozy Capers Book Group)

Maddie Day

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$12.99  

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And Then There Were Crumbs (#1 Cookie House)

Eve Calder

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Needled to Death (#1 Helping Hands)

Annelise Ryan

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$12.99  

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Mrs. Morris and the Ghost (#1 Salem B&B)

Traci Wilton

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$12.99  

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Left Fur Dead (#1 Jules & Bun Mystery)

J.M. Griffin

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Historical Crime Fiction

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Sherlock's Sisters: Stories from the Golden Age of the...

Nick Rennison

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A Shadow on the Lens (#1 Thomas Bexley)

Sam Hurcom

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$22.99  

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The Easter Sepulchre (#13 Hugh de Singleton Surgeon...

Mel Starr

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The Vanishing Man (#12 Charles Lenox)

Charles Finch

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Execution (#6 Giordano Bruno)

S. J. Parris

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$32.99  

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The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - The Venerable...

Sam Siciliano

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The Inspector of Strange and Unexplained Deaths (#1...

Olivier Barde-Cabucon

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$19.99  

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Vale of Tears (#5 Bradecote and Catchpoll Investigation)...

Sarah Hawkswood

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Death At Daisy's Folly (#3 A Victorian Mystery)

Robin Paige

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The Bastille Spy (#1 Revolution)

C. S. Quinn

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The Grove of the Caesars (#8 Flavia Alba)

Lindsey Davis

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$32.99  

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Watchers of the Dead (#2 Alec Lonsdale)

Simon Beaufort

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$29.95  

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Australian Crime

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Either Side of Midnight

Benjamin Stevenson

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$32.99  

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The Mother Fault

Kate Mildenhall

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$32.99  

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When She Was Good (#2 Cyrus Haven)

Michael Robotham

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$32.99  

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The Night Whistler

Greg Woodland

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$32.99  

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The Hunted

Gabriel Bergmoser

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$29.99  

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Public Enemies: Russell 'Mad Dog' Cox, Ray Denning and...

Mark Dapin

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$32.99  

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The Altar Boys

Suzanne Smith

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I Catch Killers: The Life and Many Deaths of a Homicide...

Gary Jubelin

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$34.99  

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Hermit

S. R. White

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$32.99  

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The Night Swim

Megan Goldin

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$32.99  

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Where the Dead Go

Sarah Bailey

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$16.99  

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The War Widow (#1 Billie Walker)

Tara Moss

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$19.99  

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Across the Water

Ingrid Alexandra

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$24.99  

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The Bluffs

Kyle Perry

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$32.99  

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The Safe Place

Anna Downes

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$32.99  

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Sticks and Stones

Katherine Firkin

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$32.99  

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The Long Shadow

Anne Buist

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$32.99  

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The Wife and the Widow

Christian White

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$16.99  

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The Silence

Susan Allott

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$29.99  

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Torched

Kimberley Starr

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$29.99  

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Who We Were

B.M. Carroll

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Inheritance of Secrets

Sonya Bates

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$32.99  

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Gathering Dark

Candice Fox

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$32.99  

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Sheerwater

Leah Swann

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$32.99  

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The Brisbane Line

JP Powell

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$29.99  

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The Girl She Was

Rebecca Freeborn

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$29.99  

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The Shifting Landscape (#3 Alex Clayton)

Katherine Kovacic

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Ghosts of the Past

Tony Park

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Where the Truth Lies (#1 Chrissie O'Brian)

Karina Kilmore

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The Greater Good

Tim Ayliffe

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$14.99  

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The Devil Inside

D.L. Hicks

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Darkness for Light (#3 Caleb Zelic)

Emma Viskic

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In Darkness Visible

Tony Jones

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$32.99  

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True West

David Whish-Wilson

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Hide

S. J. Morgan

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$32.99  

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Amaze Your Friends

Peter Doyle

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$24.99  

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Where Angel Fears to Tread

Robert Perrier

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The Devil Upstairs

Anthony O'Neill

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Dark Angels

Ron Thomas

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Blair Denholm

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If You Promise Not To Tell

Andrew L Urban

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$29.99  

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Gerard Hardy's Misfortune

Dorothy Johnston

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$24.99  

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GREG WOODLAND
The Night Whistler
ANNA DOWNES
The Safe Place
KARINA KILMORE
Where the Truth Lies
DERVLA MCTIERNAN
The Good Turn
SARA FOSTER
You Don't Know Me
CHRISTIAN WHITE
The Wife and the Widow
NEIL DRINNAN
The Devil's Grip
TIM AYLIFFE
State of Fear
SARAH BAILEY
Where the Dead Go
TONY PARK
Ghosts of the Past
SUSAN HURLEY
Eight Lives
ANDY MUIR
The Lachie Munro Series
CHLOE HOOPER
The Arsonist
ALAN CARTER
Heaven Sent
AOIFE CLIFFORD
Second Sight


Crime Fiction in other languages

Homme Chauve-Souris

Jo Nesbo

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$25.95  

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Fantome

Jo Nesbo

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$24.95  

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Soif

Jo Nesbo

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Derniere Danse

Mary Higgins Clark

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$21.95  

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Assasin de Ma Sour

Flyn Berry

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$20.95  

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Ostfriesenholle

Klaus-Peter Wolf

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Kisanga

Emmanuel Grand

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$24.95  

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Minuit sur le Canal San Boldo

Donna Leon

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$21.95  

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Sauvez Moi

Jacques Expert

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$24.95  

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Femme a Droite sur la Photo

Valentin Musso

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$22.95  

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Lobos de Praga

Benjamin Black

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$25.95  

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Mensonge Sacre

Luis Miguel Rocha

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$36.95  

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Nuit Blanche

Nicolas Druart

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$21.95  

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Morir no es lo que mas Duele

Ines Plana

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Manuscrito de Fuego

Luis Garcia Jambrina

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Estafador

John Grisham

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Poder del perro

Don Winslow

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Dia que se Perdio la Cordura

Javier Castillo

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Possession

Paul Tremblay

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Arrowood (Spanish)

Mick Finlay

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$41.95  

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Disio

Silvana Grasso

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$29.95  

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Bastardi di Pizzofalcone

Maurizio de Giovanni

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Buio

Maurizio de Giovanni

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$36.95  

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Cuccioli per i Bastardi di Pizzofalcone

Maurizio de Giovanni

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$36.95  

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