Crime, Thriller & Mystery

  • “Is That A Zombie?”

    When the zombie apocalypse begins none of us know how we’d react. Here are three tales of the first few days of the dead rising and how some of us approach this new world.
    The couple transporting a body across the country. The two young men going for a joyride, and the family on their farm waking up to the zombie apocalypse.

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  • 23 ½ Lies: (A Women’s Murder Club Novella)


    The thrilling new novella in the globally bestselling series plus two gripping new stories from the master of suspense.

    23 ½ Lies
    When SFPD Sergeant Lindsay Boxer is called to investigate a crime scene, nothing can prepare her for what she finds: her estranged father gunned down execution style. The case will soon reveal to Lindsay a series life-altering truths . . .

    Fallen Ranger
    A series of armed robberies are linked to a gang of motorcycle bandits. Rory Yates, the hero of Texas Ranger, is tasked with hunting them down.

    Watch Your Back
    A starving artist is paid to expose his client’s cheating wife. But no amount of money can protect him from a world of corruption . . .

    Praise for James Patterson

    ‘The master storyteller of our times’ Hillary Rodham Clinton
    ‘James Patterson is the gold standard by which all others are judged’ Steve Berry
    ‘No one gets this big without natural storytelling talent’ Lee Child
    ‘Nobody does it better’ Jeffrey Deaver
    ‘James Patterson is The Boss. End of.’ Ian Rankin

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  • 23rd Midnight: A serial killer behind bars. A copycat killer on the loose… (Women’s Murder Club 23) (Women’s Murder Club)


    ‘Smart characters, shocking twists’ Lisa Gardner
    ‘A compelling read with great set pieces and, most of all, that charismatic cast of characters’ Sun
    ‘I couldn’t turn the pages quick enough’ Heidi Perks
    ‘Terrific, high-octane, really pacy’ Jo Spain

    Detective Lindsay Boxer put serial killer Evan Burke behind bars. Now a new killer has recreated Burke’s most infamous crimes-and disappeared without a trace.

    Detective Lindsay Boxer put serial killer Evan Burke in jail.

    Reporter Cindy Thomas put Burke on the bestseller list, in her true-crime book about the case.

    An obsessed fan is studying every detail-and committing fresh horrors that carry Burke’s signature.

    Now Lindsay’s tracking an elusive suspect, one who’s penning a deadly playbook featuring Cindy’s name in blood-red ink.

    Readers are loving 23rd Midnight . . .
    ‘A very gripping book’
    ‘Patterson does it again’
    ‘Easy and addictive read’
    ‘Enjoyed every moment’
    ‘I was hooked from page 1’


    Praise for James Patterson

    ‘The master storyteller of our times’ Hillary Rodham Clinton
    ‘Nobody does it better’ Jeffrey Deaver
    ‘One of the greatest storytellers of all time’ Patricia Cornwell
    ‘James Patterson is The Boss. End of.’ Ian Rankin

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  • 31 Days Of Halloween: A Short Horror Story Anthology, The Perfect Gift For Horror Fans

    Sink your teeth into 31 chilling tales of terror with 31 Days of Halloween.

    This horror anthology serves up a bone-chilling collection of short stories to haunt your Halloween season.

    Follow everyday people as they encounter sinister spirits, interdimensional nightmares, deranged stalkers, home invasions, and more terrifying twists. These bite-sized horror stories deliver frightful fun in quick, chilling reads.

    With paranormal hauntings, disturbing rituals, psychological horror, and visceral slashers, 31 Days of Halloween captures the full scope of terror. Each day brings a new tale to shake you to your core as this horror anthology slowly immerses you in its creeping atmosphere.

    From an insomniac tormented by the nightly disturbances of his strange neighbour, to a desperate wannabe influencer who will mutilate herself for fame, to a young woman trapped and hunted on a stalled highway surrounded by violence, these terrifying tales will keep you gripped and uneasy.

    For hardcore horror fans craving short scary stories, 31 Days of Halloween is a thrilling collection to haunt your October.

    Pick your poison with supernatural psychological chillers, deranged killers, disturbed rituals, paranormal activity, and more.

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  • A Country Wedding Murder: A totally gripping and unputdownable cozy murder mystery (Julia Bird Mysteries Book 5)

    The joyous crowd applauds as the happy couple strides down the aisle. This Cotswolds country wedding has everything – friends and family, beautiful flowers and… murder?

    When Julia Bird’s ex-husband Peter and his lovely partner Christopher decide to get married in Berrywick, Julia is delighted – after all, who doesn’t love a country wedding? Little does Julia know that normally calm and collected Christopher will turn into a full-on Groomzilla – and that by the end of the night, someone will end up dead.

    The morning after the big day, the jolly nuptial mood turns grim when Julia discovers the lifeless body of the caterer, Desmond. Someone locked him in the cold truck and the poor man froze to death. Now looking for a murderer, all eyes are on Christopher who, mid-tantrum, had publicly threatened to kill him. Convinced that Christopher is innocent, Julia vows to find the real culprit.

    Julia soon discovers Desmond had a long list of enemies as she races against the clock to clear Christopher’s name. Could his death be the work of the respected wedding planner who was heard exchanging choice words with the victim? Or perhaps it was his wife – ‘til death do them part – who didn’t shed a single tear at his funeral?

    But just when Julia thinks she’s cracked the case, her prime suspect is found dead with a knife in their back. Can Julia find the murderer before they strike again?

    An utterly gripping, charming cosy mystery set in the English countryside. Fans of M.C. Beaton, Faith Martin and Betty Rowlands will love the Julia Bird Mysteries.

    Readers are loving the Julia Bird Mysteries:

    ‘I absolutely LOVED this… Julia Bird was an amazing and lovable character… Once I started it, I couldn’t stop.’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

    ‘There just aren’t enough stars for this one, so I can only give it FIVE!!’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

    ‘Oh my, I loved Julia Bird… she is a delight! I can’t wait for the next one! Please don’t let it be long!’ MoongloTexas, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

    ‘Fabulous… addictive… a witty and delightful crime novel full of delicious red herrings, rural mischief and bucolic charm that is impossible to put down.’ Bookish Jottings

    ‘I was hooked on the mystery immediately… If you haven’t read this series you are missing out! Pure entertainment… a fabulous read and I can’t wait for the next one.’ @onceuponatimebookreviews, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

    ‘Kept me engrossed and I completed the book within a day… I would highly recommend this cosy crime page-turner as the perfect indulgent summer evening escape.’ NetGalley reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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  • A Dead Man Walking (DCI Logan Crime Thrillers Book 18)


    A remote Highland castle. A dark and stormy night. A murder most haunting.

    It’s Halloween, and when an elderly billionaire is discovered dead in the locked study of his stately Highland home, DCI Jack Logan and his team must race the worsening weather to get to the scene of the crime.

    There, among the victim’s extended family and staff, Jack finds no shortage of suspects. Everyone, it seems, had reason to want the old man dead, and they all have something to hide.

    Cut off from back-up by the worst storm in decades, and with the cast and crew of a TV ghost hunting show seriously cramping his style, Jack’s only chance of solving his latest case is by going back to basics.

    But the castle’s residents won’t give him a minute to think.

    Not even the dead ones…

    Tartan Noir meets Agatha Christie in A Dead Man Walking, the 18th book in the number-one-bestselling DCI Logan Scottish crime fiction series from author, JD Kirk.

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  • A Deadly Deal: A dark financial thriller (Rupert Brett Thriller Book 1)


    The trading floor should be counted in deals not bodies, yet they are mounting in number. Can a dealer trade on his wits and manage to stay alive?

    1980s London. Rupert Brett has high expectations as he enters the world of property investment. His mind is filled with thoughts of exciting deals, big bonuses and one-night stands with beautiful women. Instead he finds himself lost in a world of corruption, blackmail and murder.

    Alone without any allies, his only asset is his intelligence. When he finds himself the prime suspect for murder, Rupert fights against double dealing, treachery and money laundering. Following a trail that leads to Italy and back, he has to find a way to sting the dealers before his life and those he cares about are forfeit.

    Buy A Deadly Deal today to see if Rupert can leverage his only commodity and survive the brutal game of winner takes all?

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  • A Death in the Parish: The sequel to Murder Before Evensong (Canon Clement Mystery)




    ‘Champton joins St Mary Mead and Midsomer in the great atlas of fictional English villages where the crimes are as dastardly as the residents delightful’ – DAMIAN BARR

    It’s been a few months since murder tore apart the community of Champton apart. As Canon Daniel Clement tries to steady his flock, the parish is joined with Upper and Lower Badsaddle, bringing a new tide of unwanted change. But church politics soon become the least of Daniel’s problems. His mother – headstrong, fearless Audrey – is obviously up to something, something she is determined to keep from him. And she is not the only one. And then all hell breaks loose when murder returns to Champton in the form of a shocking ritualistic killing…

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  • A Fatal Grace: The second Chief Inspector Gamache Mystery, soon to be a major TV series starring Alfred Molina!


    ‘Louise Penny’s writing is intricate, beautiful and compelling’ PETER JAMES

    There is more to solving a crime than following the clues.
    Welcome to Chief Inspector Gamache’s world of facts and feelings.

    Winter in Three Pines, and the sleepy village is carpeted in snow. It’s a time of peace and goodwill – until a scream pierces the biting air. A spectator at the annual Boxing Day curling match has been fatally electrocuted. Despite the large crowd, there are no witnesses and – apparently – no clues.

    Chief Inspector Armand Gamache discovers a history of secrets and enemies in the dead woman’s past. But he has enemies of his own, and as he is frozen out of decision-making in the Surete du Quebec, he has to decide who he can trust…

    Ten million readers.
    Three pines.
    One inimitable Chief Inspector Gamache.

    ‘Penny is a joy’ IRISH TIMES

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  • A Frightfully Fatal Affair: A funny and unputdownable village cosy mystery (The Dinner Lady Detectives Book 4)


    Cloaked strangers and danger abound…

    Margery and Clementine Butcher-Baker are coming to the end of another busy half term as dinner ladies at Summerview Secondary school. The school is abuzz with chatter about the upcoming break, the local harvest festival, and the fact that maths teacher, Mr Weaver, hasn’t turned up to work in days.

    When the pair embark on an evening walk, they discover Mr Weaver’s body in the woods, with a mysterious symbol painted on the tree beside him. Something suspicious is clearly afoot.

    As the nights grow darker and the mysterious symbols continue to appear around Dewstow, the Dinner Lady Detectives are pulled deeper into the case. Can they solve the mystery as deceit and chaos reigns, or will their killer pull off another deadly trick?

    A fun and charming cosy mystery, perfect for fans of J.M Hall and Fiona Leitch.

    Praise for Hannah Hendy

    ‘Hannah is at the top of the tree of modern whodunnits. The characters, bar none, are real; the settings are glorious and the plots are devilishly clever’ Ian Moore, author of Death and Croissants

    ‘Who knew being a dinner lady could be so dangerous – but so much fun?! With a plot that’s twistier than school dinner spag bol, Clem and Margery are the only school dinner ladies guaranteed to give you belly laughs rather than indigestion’ Fiona Leitch, author of The Cornish Village Murder

    ‘Hendy is, by far, one of the very best cosy writers we have – and A Frightfully Fatal Affair sees her on sparkling form’ Jonathan Whitelaw, author of The Bingo Hall Detectives

    ‘Twisty, delightful, and laugh-out-loud funny. I fell in love with Margery and Clementine from the first page’ Antony Johnston, author of The Dog Sitter Detective on The Dinner Lady Detectives

    ‘I really enjoyed this – a terrific zesty look at the dark underside of a modern-day secondary school’ J.M. Hall, author of A Spoonful of Murder

    ‘A captivating murder mystery’ Women’s Own

    ‘Great to catch up with the dinner ladies and their detective skills. A fantastic read, roll on the next instalment!’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Reader review

    ‘This sucked me in from the beginning with its relatable characters and really original plot! I will be reading more by Hannah Hendy for sure, I love her writing style.’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Reader review

    ‘The characters and descriptions are well written. It’s a fast paced and easy to read book. I was surprised by the ending. I will be recommending this book.’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Reader review

    ‘I love this series and I have a rather big soft spot for Clementine and Margery. This book has the right mix of mystery, laughs and murder. If you are a fan of murder mysteries and cosy crime then please give this series a go.’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Reader review

    ‘It was hard to put this one down before I turned that last page. A really good cozy. I’ll be back for more in this series!’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Reader review

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  • A Haunting in the Arctic: The brand new 2023 chilling gothic thriller from the bestselling author of The Lighthouse Witches and The Ghost Woods


    Something has walked the floors of the Ormen for almost a century.

    Something that craves revenge…

    1901. On board the Ormen, a whaling ship battling through the unforgiving North Sea, Nicky Duthie awakes. Attacked and dragged there against her will, it’s just her and the crew – and they’re all owed something only she can give them.

    1973. Decades later, when the ship is found still drifting across the ocean, it’s deserted. Just one body is left on board, his face and feet mutilated, his cabin locked from the inside. Everyone else has vanished.

    Now, as urban explorer Dominique travels into the near-permanent darkness of the northernmost tip of Iceland, to the final resting place of the Ormen’s wreck, she’s determined to uncover the ship’s secrets.

    But she’s not alone. Something is here with her. And it’s seeking revenge…

    ‘Rich, chilling and gorgeously gothic. A Haunting in the Arctic is the kind of enchanting, terrifying mystery I just adore’ Chris Whitaker

    ’Cooke delivers yet another spine-chilling treat in this lushly imagined, terrifying novel. The characters will haunt you long after the final page is turned’ Emilia Hart, bestselling author of Weyward

    ‘Mesmerising and terrifying, this is a powerful story lovingly told . . . with characters that remain with me. Highly recommended’ Lisa Ballantyne

    ‘Evocative and chilling, an addictive piece of polar gothic’ Anna Bailey

    ‘A Haunting in the Arctic is a story of a woman haunted in every way. An eerie, atmospheric novel that is full of tension and suspense, this is a beautiful gothic chiller of a book’ Elizabeth Lee

    Praise for C.J. Cooke

    ‘This ghost story is a perfect mix of propulsive plot and shivers-up-the-spine spookiness’ Good Housekeeping

    ‘An original and haunting thriller, filled with secrets, ghosts, and Norse folk tales. The Nesting is an evocative and chilling tale that will keep you guessing, and is best read with the lights on’ Alice Feeney

    ‘It’s been such a tonic – chilling, totally engrossing and full of intrigue. The pages just whizzed by while I ignored everyone! It’s marvellous’ Katherine May

    ‘Like a lighthouse roving atmospheric waters, its secrets are revealed glimpse by tantalising glimpse’ Cari Thomas

    ‘Norwegian Fjords and folktales are beautifully evoked in this vivid and compelling novel’ Rosamund Lupton

    ‘Gothic and suspenseful’ Woman and Home

    ‘The story is peppered with well-researched folklore and startling tenderness…a winner’ The Daily Mail

    ‘Nordic folklore, snowy landscapes, and an ever-turning screw of tension – a fun, gothic treat’ Kirsty Logan

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  • A Heart Full of Headstones: The Gripping New Must-Read Thriller from the No.1 Bestseller Ian Rankin



    ‘I loved it – Rebus is one of fiction’s greatest creations’ MARIAN KEYES

    John Rebus stands accused: the once legendary detective is on trial, facing the rest of his life behind bars.

    How does a hero turn villain?
    Or have times changed, and the rules with them?

    Detective Inspector Siobhan Clarke tackles Edinburgh’s most explosive case in years, as a corrupt cop harbouring huge secrets goes missing.

    But is her loyalty to the police or the public? And who can she trust when nobody is truly innocent – including her former mentor Rebus – and a killer walks among them?

    As the time comes to choose sides, it becomes clear: after a lifetime of lies, the truth will break your heart…

    * * * * *


    ‘I loved it hugely! Rebus is one of fiction’s greatest creations.’

    ‘Phenomenal … The ending is going to floor readers. Everyone is going to be talking about this!’

    ‘Magnificent – beautifully written, clever – and what an ending!’

    ‘Peerless. Immaculately crafted, gripping, intricately textured. By turns wry, brutal, unflinching, heart-filled.’

    ‘The standout novel from one of the great storytellers of our generation … The kind of ending you won’t ever forget.’

    * * * * *


    ‘Ian Rankin is a genius’

    ‘Rebus is one of British crime writing’s greatest characters: alongside Holmes, Poirot and Morse’

    ‘Whatever he writes, it will be worth reading … Rankin has redefined the genre’

    ‘The arrival of a Rankin novel remains one of life’s pleasures’

    ‘Rankin is a phenomenon’

    ‘Worthy of Agatha Christie at her best’

    ‘The king of crime fiction’

    ‘Great fiction, full stop’

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  • A Keeper: The Sunday Times Bestseller


    ‘Atmospheric, creepy and impossible to put down.’ the TIMES

    ‘A compelling and moving story, expertly told, that will draw you in and keep you in its grip until the last page.’ DAILY EXPRESS

    ‘Magnificent … his writing is evocative and perfect. His grasp of human loneliness and longing is beautiful and comforting.’ MARIAN KEYES

    ‘I raved about Holding two years ago … A Keeper is even better. A powerful, very sad story, beautiful writing, two time frames that are perfectly balanced. Outstanding. Will easily be one of my books of 2018.’ JOHN BOYNE

    ‘A gripping, thoughtful tale about the search for identity, belonging and self-possession.’ OBSERVER

    ‘Moving and darkly funny.’ GOOD HOUSEKEEPING

    ‘Smart, well-written and thoroughly entertaining.’ IRISH INDEPENDENT

    ‘It’s a sad and lovely book, brimful of tenderness and compassion, where the revelations of the past upturn the perceptions of the present.’ SUNDAY EXPRESS

    ‘Charming and tender, a complete joy.’ SUNDAY MIRROR

    ‘Perfectly crafted, a beautiful, gripping account of Irish memory and deceit. A terrific achievement.’ ANDREW O’HAGAN

    From the bestselling author of Holding comes a masterly tale of secrets and ill-fated loves set on the coast of Ireland.

    Dear Lonely Leinster Lady,
    I’m not really sure how to begin . . .

    The truth drifts out to sea, riding the waves out of sight. And then the tide turns.

    Elizabeth Keane returns to Ireland after her mother’s death, intent only on wrapping up that dismal part of her life. There is nothing here for her; she wonders if there ever was. The house of her childhood is stuffed full of useless things, her mother’s presence already fading. And perhaps, had she not found the small stash of letters, the truth would never have come to light.

    40 years earlier, a young woman stumbles from a remote stone house, the night quiet but for the tireless wind that circles her as she hurries further into the darkness away from the cliffs and the sea. She has no sense of where she is going, only that she must keep on.

    This compelling new novel confirms Graham Norton’s status as a fresh, literary voice, bringing his clear-eyed understanding of human nature and its darkest flaws.

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  • A Long Time Dead: A D.I. Duncan McAdam Mystery (The Misty Isle Book 1)


    You can’t stay dead forever…

    A group of high school students gather on the Isle of Skye’s remote Coral Beach for a hedonistic night of partying to celebrate the passing of their final exams. The new millennium is on the horizon and the future beckons, promising new hope and a fresh wind of optimism. In the coming days, many will leave the island for work or to study on the mainland, whereas others will remain on Skye and forge a more traditional path much as their families have done for centuries before them.

    That is… all but one…

    D.I. Duncan McAdam is dispatched home to the Misty Isle. A body has been found buried in a remote location on the Waternish peninsula. Well preserved in the peat, Isla Matheson – missing for the better part of two decades – is revealed to a shocked island community. A teenage runaway is dead… and no one is talking…

    Joining a small team of detectives, Duncan is tasked with revisiting those who knew Isla, those who cared for her… and those with the potential to kill her… In a remote community well used to settling scores among themselves, will they trust one of their own when he asks questions or will they persevere with the façade of ignorance?

    A Long Time Dead is the first book in the new Misty Isle series of crime thrillers from the Amazon #1 multi-million selling crime writer, J M Dalgliesh, the author of the Hidden Norfolk and Dark Yorkshire books.

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  • A Right Royal Cozy Investigation Mystery EBox Set Vol 1: Three page turning female amateur sleuth cozy mysteries with a hint of humour


    A game of wits between a Royal sleuth and a seasoned detective – but who will crack the case first in these three page-turning mysteries?

    “Richard Osman and MC Beaton fans are going to love Helen Golden…Irrepressible, hilarious, intriguing and full of mischief, mayhem and red herrings.”

    “I am a huge fan of ‘A Right Royal Cozy Investigation’ series and have read all the books. I love Helen’s writing style and find her humour sassy and fun to read.”

    Spruced Up For Murder
    Death at Francis Court Now Confirmed as Murder! Speculation is rife that the victim, estate manager Alex Sterling (44), was found by Lady Beatrice (35), the Countess of Rossex, niece of King James. Lady Beatrice, who has finally come out of hiding following her son’s departure to boarding school, has been managing the project to refurbish and redesign the Events Suite at Francis Court, alongside Perry Juke. Heading up the murder investigation is Detective Chief Inspector Richard Fitzwilliam. Rumour has it that he and Lady Beatrice have a fractious history…

    Awful man! How dare Fitzwilliam suggest Lady Beatrice’s sister is the number one suspect for Alex’s murder. It could be any one of the staff who were on-site that morning. Well, she’ll show Mr High and Mighty Fitzwilliam! With her attention to detail, her clever dog Daisy, Perry’s imagination, and his partner’s contacts at Fenshire CID, they’ll find the murderer before him. And then they’ll see who’ll look like a fool. Because it won’t be Lady Beatrice, will it?

    For Richer, For Deader
    Is the Wedding Between TV’s Sir Hewitt Willoughby-Franklin’s Step-Daughter and Billionaire’s Son Off? Rumours are that the recent death of Kelley Lindsell (29), the personal chef of tycoon Rudy (68) and Sheri Trotman (65) at Sir Hewitt’s Fawstead Manor country estate in Fenshire, has spooked Sybil Bransgrove (36) so badly she’s considering cancelling her nuptials. Meanwhile the bride and her mother Lady Grace (61) are being supported by family friend Lady Beatrice (36), the Countess of Rossex, who, alongside her business partner Perry Juke, is currently managing the project to refurbish the Manor House and Lodge on the estate.

    Not again! Now that Lady Grace has asked amateur sleuth Lady Beatrice to liaise with the police during the investigation into Kelley’s death, she’ll have to cooperate with boorish Detective Chief Inspector Richard Fitzwilliam whether she likes it or not. Her only relief will be solving the murder with the help of her friends Perry and Simon and her dog Daisy to get rid of him faster. But with so many wedding party guests staying on-site, any one of them could be the killer. Can they find out who it is before Sybil calls off the wedding…

    Not Mushroom For
    TV Chef Luca Mazza Dies After Collapse at Food Show on the King’s Private Estate. Luca Mazza (38), who was taken ill during a food demonstration at the Fenn House Food and Wine Festival two days ago, is now known to have ingested poison. Lady Beatrice (36), the king’s niece, who is working on a refurbishment project at Fenn House with her business partner Perry Juke (34), is believed to be comforting Luca’s boss and close friend Sebastiano Marchetti (38), who she began dating last month.

    Is he crazy? Why else would Detective Chief Inspector Richard Fitzwilliam suggest that Sebastiano poisoned Luca without any evidence? So now, with the help of her little dog Daisy and her best friends Perry and Simon, amateur sleuth Lady Beatrice will have to prove to Mr Know-it-all Fitzwilliam that Seb is innocent. But with so many people having access to the food preparation area at the show how will she find out who did murder Luca before Fitzwilliam lets his personal dislike get the better of him and arrests Seb?

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  • A Score To Settle: The Liverpool crime series everyone is talking about, 2023’s biggest thriller is available now! (Bad Blood, Book 8)


    The brand new book in the bestselling Liverpool-set gangland crime series is OUT NOW

    ‘If you like Martina Cole and Kimberley Chambers you will LOVE [Caz Finlay]’ Reader Review

    Together they stand

    When Grace Carter’s granddaughter goes missing, the family pulls out all the stops to find her. But with no ransom demand and no contact from the kidnappers, no one knows where to turn.

    Together they fall

    Then a sinister message directed at Grace informs the family that this isn’t business. This abduction is personal.

    Together they will exact revenge

    As the Carters try to work out who’s done the dirty on them, their list of rivals grows longer. But which of their enemies would go to such extreme lengths to tear the family apart? And Jake Conlon will stop at nothing to bring his daughter home safely, even if it means putting his own life at risk.

    Have you discovered Caz Finlay? See what readers are saying about A Score to Settle

    ‘Caz Finlay has smashed it again. Another epic read’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

    ‘Fast paced… highly recommended’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

    ‘One of my favourite series… excellent’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

    ‘An exciting read with plenty of twists and turns. Go and binge the whole series’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

    ‘Another brilliant book… Caz is so talented’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

    ‘Gripping, gritty and everything you could want from this gangland series’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

    ‘A thrilling fast-paced read with great characters’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

    ‘My heart was in my mouth reading this book and revenge is on going in the worst possible way’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

    ‘A pacy book that hooks you from the beginning to end’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

    ‘Another knockout’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

    ‘One hell of a series’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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  • A Time for Mercy: John Grisham’s No. 1 Bestseller



    Jake Brigance, lawyer hero of A Time to Kill and Sycamore Row, is back, in his toughest case ever.

    ‘A new Grisham legal thriller is always an event, but this one is exceptional as the author is returning to Jake Brigance, the hero of his very first book, A Time To Kill . . . There is a lot of Grisham in Brigance – they were both street lawyers on the side of the people, not big corporations. It gives the book an emotional core that burns with a white heat’ – Daily Mail

    ‘A master of plotting and pacing . . . suspenseful’ – New York Times


    Deputy Stuart Kofer is a protected man. Though he’s turned his drunken rages on his girlfriend, Josie, and her children many times before, the police code of silence has always shielded him.

    But one night he goes too far, leaving Josie for dead on the floor before passing out. Her son, sixteen-year-old Drew, knows he only has this one chance to save them. He picks up a gun and takes the law into his own hands.

    In Clanton, Mississippi, there is no one more hated than a cop killer – but a cop killer’s defence lawyer comes close. Jake Brigance doesn’t want this impossible case but he’s the only one with enough experience to defend the boy.

    As the trial begins, it seems there is only one outcome: the gas chamber for Drew. But, as the town of Clanton discovers once again, when Jake Brigance takes on an impossible case, anything is possible …

    Starring the same hero and setting that featured in John Grisham’s multi-million-selling bestsellers A Time to Kill (adapted as a film starring Samuel L. Jackson and Matthew McConaughey) and Sycamore Row, A Time for Mercy is an unforgettable thriller you won’t be able to put down.

    ‘When Grisham gets in the courtroom he lets rip, drawing scenes so real they’re not just alive, they’re pulsating’ Mirror

    ‘A superb, instinctive storyteller’ The Times

    ‘Storytelling genius … he is in a league of his own’ Daily Record

    350+ million copies, 45 languages, 10 blockbuster films:

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  • A Time To Kill (Jake Brigance Book 1)


    John Grisham’s first and most shocking legal thriller, adapted as a film starring Samuel L. Jackson and Matthew McConaughey.


    When Carl Lee Hailey guns down the violent racists who raped his ten-year-old daughter, the people of the small town of Clanton, Mississippi see it as justice done, and call for his acquittal.

    But when extremists outside Clanton – including the KKK – hear that a black man has killed two white men, they invade the town, determined to destroy anything and anyone that opposes their sense of justice. A media circus descends on Clanton.

    As tensions mount, Hailey hires the inexperienced Jake Brigance to defend him. It is the kind of case that could make a young lawyer’s career.

    But it’s also the kind of case that could get a young lawyer killed. . .

    ‘A master at the art of deft characterisation and the skilful delivery of hair-raising crescendos’ Irish Independent

    ‘John Grisham is the master of legal fiction!’ Jodi Picoult

    ‘The best thriller writer alive’ Ken Follett

    ‘John Grisham has perfected the art of cooking up convincing, fast-paced thrillers’ Telegraph

    ‘Grisham is a superb and instinctive storyteller’ The Times

    ‘Grisham’s storytelling genius reminds us that when it comes to legal drama, the master is in a league of his own. . .’ Daily Record

    ‘Masterful – when Grisham gets in the courtroom he lets rip, drawing scenes so real they are not just alive, they are pulsating’ Mirror

    ‘A giant of the thriller genre!!!’ TimeOut

    The original, epoch-defining Jake Brigance novel. Brigance returns in SYCAMORE ROW and A TIME FOR MERCY.

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  • A Trace of Hares: A totally gripping British cozy murder mystery (A Dr Nell Ward Mystery Book 5)

    A family wedding. An unsolved murder. Til death us do part?

    Dr Nell Ward is in the lush, emerald-green hills of Ireland to attend the wedding of two dear friends at a picture-perfect farmhouse.

    But family tensions are running high in the days before the happy couple tie the knot. And when Nell hears a fox kill a hare in the early morning, the bad omen sends shivers down her spine. Almost like it is a sign of something to come…

    Then one of the locals makes a gruesome discovery in a nearby peat bog. The habitats are famous for the ancient bodies they can preserve for thousands of years. This woman, however, died much more recently and was clearly a victim of foul play.

    Nell and her friends are suddenly in the middle of another murder case. Can they trace the truth to unmask a long-hidden killer and save the wedding, before it’s too late?

    An absolutely gripping and page-turning cozy mystery to curl up with. Perfect for fans of Richard Osman, Robert Thorogood and Janice Hallett.

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  • A WORLD FULL OF WEEPING an utterly gripping fast-paced medical thriller (Eisenmenger-Flemming Forensic Mysteries Book 4)

    ‘McCarthy lays on the grisly detail with a practising doctor’s detached eye.’ -Publishers Weekly

    An invitation to spend a week or two with childhood friends over New Year seemed an excellent idea to help Helena’s recovery after her cancer treatment.

    Helena had grown up with the Hickmans, had spent many happy holidays with them, and the fact that they lived in a castle surrounded by forest on the edge of a lake made it an even more perfect spot to recuperate.

    But when a man is found burned to death in a car on the edge of the castle estate the apparently irrelevant though horrible incident creates unexpected disturbances in the lives of all those living in the castle.

    Helena and her partner John Eisenmenger, caught in the middle of it all, cannot understand why. Nor can Detective Constable Sally Felty, navigating her first few months on the job, or her attractive yet elusive superior, Inspector Sauerwine.

    But the unpleasantness grows and worse is to come, for there are secrets in the castle — secrets that are of profound importance not only to the Hickmans, but also to the police service’s treatment of a previous case, and to Helena and her past…

    A World Full of Weeping is a grippingly complex thriller than keeps the reader in suspense right to the very end.

    Praise for A World Full of Weeping:

    ‘Readers who don’t get enough strong forensic medicine from the likes of Patricia Cornwell or Kathy Reichs … will welcome this first book in a new series from a British pathologist … McCarthy lays on the grisly detail with a practising doctor’s detached eye.’ -Publishers Weekly

    ‘Richly gothic … uses the classic whodunit format of a closed circle of suspects to good effect. There’s a giddy feeling to the story when we lurch from moments of black farce to savage coincidence … a potent mix.’ – Tangled Web

    ‘Pathologist McCarthy creates a dark, densely imagined world in the demanding tradition of P. D. James … he peoples it with characters who truly inspire pity and terror, and provides the most unsparing post-mortem ever.’ Kirkus Reviews

    ‘A whodunit in the classical mould mixes the story of a man coping with the scars of his past and the wounds of the present … McCarthy handles his material with real brio.’ – Crime Time

    Keith McCarthy was born in Croydon, Surrey. Educated at Dulwich College and then at St George’s Hospital Medical School, he began practising pathology in 1985 and has done so ever since. Keith is a Consultant Histopathologist in Gloucestershire where he lives with his wife and three daughters.

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  • Above the Law: An Edge of Your Seat Crime Thriller (The Detective Jesse McCord Police Thriller Series Book 11)

    Walking in a southwesterly direction, a killer leaves a trail of death as he strikes down random Chicago homeowners.

    Homicide Detective Jesse McCord and his team vow to get ahead of the madman, yet the only clue they have is the direction in which he’s going. Because he doesn’t use a car or a credit card and has no traceable hotel stays, the killer remains invisible.

    Chicago is overtaken by the fear of a serial killer on the roam, and a vague description given by two homeless men is cold comfort. The killer could be anyone’s next-door neighbor.

    Thinking outside the box, Jesse and his partner, Frank Mills, work tirelessly to unearth the killer’s motive, yet it’s the why that has them baffled.

    When an unexpected breakthrough comes in the form of a single fingerprint, it sets off a chain of events that shakes the foundations of Chicago’s legal system. Privacy is pitted against justice, and the lives of everyone touched by this case are forever changed.

    Editorial Review:
    “A serial killer manages to elude Chicago police until the day he leaves a partial fingerprint in a victim’s wallet. For Homicide Detective Jesse McCord and his colleagues, learning the killer’s identity is almost as shocking as the discovery of the grisly bodies. A spine-tingling read!” Angela M., Line Editor, Red Adept Editing

    The Detective Jesse McCord Police Thriller Series books are listed in chronological order below
    #1 Sniper’s Nest
    #2 At Large
    #3 Deadly Pursuit
    #4 To Die For
    #5 Booked For Murder
    #6 End of the Line
    #7 Deadly Deception
    #8 Hard to Kill
    #9 Final Shot
    #10 Identity Crisis
    #11 Above the Law

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  • After That Night: The gripping new 2023 crime suspense thriller from the No.1 Sunday Times bestselling author (The Will Trent Series, Book 11)


    The No.1 Sunday Times bestseller!

    Will Trent and Sara Linton are back! Don’t miss the electrifying thriller featuring GBI investigator Will Trent and medical examiner Sara Linton from the international No.1 bestselling author Karin Slaughter.

    Watch Will Trent on Disney+!

    After that night, nothing was ever the same again …

    Fifteen years ago, Sara Linton’s life changed forever when a celebratory night out ended in a violent attack that tore her world apart. Since then, Sara has remade her life. A successful doctor, engaged to a man she loves, she has finally managed to leave the past behind her.

    Until one evening, on call in the ER, everything changes. Sara battles to save a broken young woman who’s been brutally attacked. But as the investigation progresses, led by GBI Special Agent Will Trent, it becomes clear that Dani Cooper’s assault is uncannily linked to Sara’s.

    And it seems the past isn’t going to stay buried forever …

    Love crime? Love Slaughter.

    After That Night was a No.1 Sunday Times bestseller w/c 26/6/22

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  • Against the Witchy Tide (A Witch on the Rocks Cozy Mystery Book 6)

    Hali Waverly is gearing up for a big change. The hip surgery she’s been dreading is only two weeks out, and that means it’s time to get things in order before she’s down for the count to recuperate. She has a plan….and then the unthinkable happens.
    When leaving the doctor after scheduling surgery, a bank robbery suspect crosses Hali’s path. When his mask is removed, her boyfriend Gray Hunter recognizes him as a fellow shifter, and the questions only grow from there.
    It seems there are a lot of strange shifters hanging around St. Pete Beach, and they don’t belong to the same faction. The one spot they agree to meet is Hali’s tiki bar…and sparks—and fur—are about to fly.
    Hali doesn’t want to get involved in pack politics, but she might not have a choice. For Gray, who turned his back on the pack years ago, the appearance of warring factions on his turf means bad things are about to happen. He has no choice but to stand up and fight, however.
    Hali knows what she wants for her future. Unfortunately for her, she’s going to have to go to war to get it. This fight—so many claws and teeth to contend with—might be out of her reach.
    That won’t stop her from fighting…even to the death.

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  • Aggressor: (Nick Stone Thriller 8)


    The Number One Bestselling Thriller from Britain’s original SAS hero.

    ‘A rollercoaster ride’ Guardian

    Ex-deniable operator Nick Stone seems to be living his dream, not a care in the world as he steers his camper van round the surfing and parachuting paradise of Australia, a board on the roof, a freefall rig behind him, and a beautiful young backpacker at his side.

    But when he sees a news report of the massacre of women and children in a terrorist outrage the other side of the world, long-suppressed memories are triggered, and Nick knows he must risk everything to repay a longstanding debt of friendship.

    As events unfold in the bleak, medieval villages of Georgia and teeming streets of modern Istanbul, Nick finds himself catapulted once more into the murky, clandestine world he thought he’d left behind – a world in the grip of nameless enemies who linger in the shadows, and stalk the corridors of power…

    Hurtled at breakneck pace through a deadly landscape of greed, violence and ever-shifting allegiances, the reader will be left in no doubt that McNab is the master of the genre – and Aggressor shows McNab at his searing, blockbusting best.

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  • Alex Cross Must Die: (Alex Cross 31) The latest novel in the thrilling Sunday Times bestselling series



    When an American Airlines plane explodes in the sky, detectives Alex Cross and John Sampson are first on the scene. They don’t hear the gunfire. At first.

    It soon becomes clear that the plane was taken down by a rare, stolen machine gun. The list of people who could operate the weapon is short. And time runs even shorter.

    But this isn’t the only case the pair must solve. They’re also tracking a serial killer who’s ambushing young men in what the media are calling the ‘Dead Hours’ murders.

    With two killers and two different motives, Cross and Sampson are in a deadly race against time . . .

    The latest thriller in the globally bestselling series has arrived.


    Readers are loving Alex Cross Must Die . . .

    ***** ‘The brilliant new action-packed thriller’
    ***** ‘I just cannot get enough of these fast-paced, page-turning crime thrillers’
    ***** ‘This story is full of surprises’
    ***** ‘I LOVE Alex Cross, roll on the next book!’
    ***** ‘The Alex Cross books are amongst the finest detective stories in the world’



    ‘Patterson never, and I mean never, disappoints’ USA Today

    ‘Behind all the noise and the numbers, we shouldn’t forget that no one gets this big without amazing natural storytelling talent – which is what Jim has, in spades. The Alex Cross series proves it’ Lee Child

    ‘Alex Cross is a legend’ Harlan Coben

    ‘Alex Cross … only gets better and better’ Lisa Scottoline

    ‘[Alex Cross] has become one of the greatest fictional detectives of all time, a character for the ages’ Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child

    Triple Cross was a Sunday Times bestseller October 27 2022

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  • All the Little Liars: The chilling new thriller from the Sunday Times bestselling author of TRULY, DARKLY, DEEPLY


    What REALLY happened at Turtle Lake? You think you know. Think again.

    California, 2003
    A thirteen-year-old girl disappears from a party at Carlsbad’s Turtle Lake. Discovered on the trunk of a nearby cottonwood tree is the word ‘LIAR’ graffitied in blood.

    What you know . . .
    Three teenagers went to the lake that night but only two came back. Later, they confess to murdering their friend.

    . . . is only part of the story
    But did they really kill her? And if not, why say they did?

    Told across two timelines and tapping into a horrific crime, All the Little Liars is a novel about sisterly love and toxic friendship that asks: how much would you sacrifice to belong?


    ‘A jaw-dropping twist’ ABIGAIL DEAN

    ‘Heathers meets Charles Manson in this tale of good girls gone bad. I loved it’ IAN RANKIN

    ‘I couldn’t put it down’ SHARI LAPENA

    ‘Incredible characters, amazing story and a twist that blew my mind’ 5* READER REVIEW

    ‘A hands down five-star triumph’ JANICE HALLETT

    ‘What a read!’ 5* READER REVIEW

    ‘Fantastically addictive’ JOHN MARRS

    ‘A proper page turner!’ 5* READER REVIEW

    ‘Heady and haunting’ LIZZY BARBER

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  • AN AURA OF MYSTERY a gripping crime thriller with a huge twist (Ellie McEwan Mysteries Book 1)

    The newly discovered novel from multi-million-selling author Joy Ellis. Never-before published!

    Flower shop owner Ellie McEwan is driving home late one frosty November night when a shadowy figure leaps into the road out of nowhere. Ellie swerves to avoid him — and slams head-on into the crash barrier.

    Days later, Ellie wakes up in hospital — and notices there’s something different. Everyone she looks at — the doctor, the nurse, her friend Carole — is surrounded by a coloured aura. Her near-death experience seems to have given her a new ability.

    And now Ellie must use her new-found gift to catch a killer.

    The battered body of a young woman is found in the grounds of a local hotel. She’s the third woman to be murdered in this sleepy Surrey village, her hands crushed and mutilated. Just like the other two.

    Each of the women was a skilled professional — a musician, a doctor and an artist. Apart from that, they appear to have nothing in common.

    And now the police’s one lead — a key witness — is missing.

    Although sceptical, a desperate DCI Bob Foreman calls on Ellie for help. But Ellie’s involvement in the investigation will throw her into the path of a brutal killer . . .


    This utterly gripping crime thriller is perfect for fans of L.J. Ross, J.D. Kirk, Elly Griffiths, Susan Hill, Kate Ellis or Ann Cleeves.


    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘A great read.’ Terri H.

    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Simply the best.’ Booklover Bev

    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Wow! Joy Ellis supreme storyteller at her best!’ Carol S.

    ⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘A strong mystery.’ Louise G.

    ⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Suspense, intrigue, action, and great detective work!’ Debbie B.

    ⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘A nail-biting and exciting novel.’ Paromjit

    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Highly addictive and couldn’t wait to finish it.’ Jane

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  • An Evil Mind: A brilliant serial killer thriller, featuring the unstoppable Robert Hunter


    A freak accident in rural Wyoming leads the Sheriff’s Department to arrest a man for a possible double homicide, but further investigations suggest a much more horrifying discovery – a serial killer who has been kidnapping, torturing and mutilating victims all over the United States for at least twenty-five years.

    The suspect claims he is a pawn in a huge labyrinth of lies and deception – and he will now only speak to Detective Robert Hunter. These interviews begin to reveal terrifying secrets that no one could’ve foreseen, including the real identity of a killer so elusive that no one, not even the FBI, had any idea he existed . . . until now.


    ‘A touch of Patricia Cornwell about Chris Carter’s plotting’ Mail on Sunday

    ‘Gripping . . . not for the squeamish’ Heat

    ‘A page-turner’ Express

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  • An Unfortunate Christmas Murder: A charming and festive British cosy mystery (The Dinner Lady Detectives Book 2)


    ‘Tis the season for gold, frankincense and murder…

    It’s winter in the small town of Dewstow, and Margery is preparing for her first Christmas as Summerview school’s kitchen manager. She’s supported by her wife, Clementine, and is trying to stay focused on the task at hand.

    The pair are determined to stay out of the way of the Christmas concert planning that has gripped the rest of the staff. However, they are caught in the crossfire when the stage lights collapse at the first practice, killing Mrs Large, the music teacher.

    Mrs Smith, the Head of Drama, is the prime suspect and is desperate for the Dinner Lady Detectives to clear her name. Mrs Smith is convinced that it’s sabotage by her rival, Mrs Blossom, the drama teacher at Ittonvale Secondary, but there’s evidence that points to her own misdeeds. Can Margery and Clementine trust their friend? And when things start to heat up in the kitchen, will they make it out in time?

    A charming and festive British village mystery, perfect for fans of Robert Thorogood and Fiona Leitch.

    Praise for The Dinner Lady Detectives

    ‘This cosy crime novel has some hilarious moments and is perfect to curl up with’ Heat

    ‘A brilliant read! Bella

    ‘A brilliant whodunnit!’ Closer

    ‘The plot is great, the character cast is spot on, and the dialogue and humor is so quick, smart, and addictive. Margery and Clem play off one another brilliantly. I cannot wait to read the next book (please say there will be one!!!!!!) and highly recommend this gem.’ NetGalley review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

    If you are after a gentle and amusing read, this will not disappoint!’ Reader review⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

    ‘Heaps of fun. I found myself laughing out loud at some of the absurdities and the chaos that surrounded Clementine and Margery.’ Reader review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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  • Bad Blood: An absolutely gripping and addictive crime thriller (Detective Kim Stone Book 19)

    The victim is lying under the trees, arms lifted above his head, unnaturally still. His muscles are slack. His eyes are empty. There are no signs of life. But he is not quite dead…

    When Detective Kim Stone races to the crime scene, there is no body waiting for her: the paramedics are desperately trying to save the victim’s life. But there is something very strange about the way the man was found, his arms raised above his head, his legs spread apart. When he dies on the way to the hospital, Kim is certain she’s on the hunt for a killer… but all evidence at the scene has been destroyed.

    The dead man, Eric Gould, seems ordinary, until the team dig into his past. As a teenager, he was locked away for attacking his girlfriend, and Kim suspects he was hurting his fiancé now. Was someone trying to stop history repeating?

    Then another man is found on the verge of death, his bones broken to force him into an unnatural shape. The team realise the killer is sending a message – the victims’ bodies are spelling out their sins. As boys, they were both part of a group of six who bragged about their terrible crimes. But they were children then, and when she sees the grief on the faces of their loved ones now, Kim swears to find answers.

    Is someone finally getting revenge… or do they think these men are still dangerous? The killer is threatening to strike again, and the only way Kim can crack the case is by tracking down the rest of the six first.

    But then a revelation about what one of her team is suffering makes Kim understand why people take the law into their own hands. Do these victims deserve what’s coming to them? Or is there even more to fear from their brutal killer?

    Unputdownable from start to finish, Bad Blood is a brilliantly gripping crime thriller with a reveal you’ll never see coming. Fans of Karin Slaughter, Robert Dugoni and Val McDermid will love the latest compulsive read from multi-million-copy bestseller Angela Marsons.

    Can be read as a standalone.

    See what everyone is saying about Bad Blood:

    ‘Fantastic read!… gripping, twisty, turny and very VERY addictive!… had me hooked and I loved every single word! What more can I say other than fab, fab, fab!’ Stardust Book Reviews, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

    ‘I loved this book!!… brilliantly additive page turner!… quite possibly the best crime thriller I have read this year… very highly recommended!’ Donna’s Book Blog, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

    ‘Oh boy! Angie Marsons knocks another Kim Stone story out of the park!… So many great twists and turns, and stunning reveals!’ NetGalley reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

    ‘Once again I read this in record time and I am lost for words to describe how engrossing this book is!… I love everything about this series… cracking read that I highly recommend!’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

    ‘Wow, what can I say, Angela has nailed it again… I love Kim and her team and don’t think I will ever tire of reading the next one!!… Edge-of-the-seat stuff that kept me hooked all the way through.’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

    ‘Fantastic… I read this in one sitting, ignoring my family and the clock ticking way past my bedtime. Stunningly good.’ NetGalley reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

    ‘Wowser! I get so excited every time a new book in this series comes out, and they never disappoint. Absolutely loved this book, binge read it in one weekend. Fantastic!’ NetGalley reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

    ‘Positively one of the best series… I have loved Kim Stone from the first book… Oh. My. Gods! Bad Blood was insanely good!’ @our.bookish.reads, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

    ‘Absolutely BRILLIANT!!! Kim and her team are back and wow what a return!!… Love, love, love this book!’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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  • Before the Dawn (Detective Karen Hart Book 8)


    Only one person can help crack this case—but he’s also the prime suspect.

    DC Sophie Jones was in the wrong place at the wrong time. Viciously bludgeoned one night in a dark alley, she is left fighting for her life in hospital, leaving no clues as to why she was there or what might have motivated the attack.

    For Detective Karen Hart, fiercely protective of her young protégée, this is already deeply personal: an attack on Sophie is an attack on the whole team. When a car workshop near the crime scene is linked to local mobster Quentin Chapman, the man Hart has spent years trying to bring down, it’s hard not to jump to the most obvious conclusion.

    But Chapman not only denies any knowledge of the incident—he asks for Karen’s help. Someone is killing his associates, and he fears he might be next. With little else to go on, Hart has no choice but to rely on her sworn enemy and his underworld connections for valuable information. Can she trust Chapman to tell her the truth—or will this shady collaboration be the last case of her career?

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  • BITTERSWEET HERBS an utterly charming English garden murder mystery (The Potting Shed Mysteries Book 8)

    Escape to a beautiful garden oasis with this page-turning cozy mystery. From a USA Today bestselling author!

    Meet Prunella ‘Pru’ Parke, an American gardener who digs up murder and mystery wherever she goes.

    Rosemary, lavender — and a dash of revenge! The perfect murder is brewing in Pru’s sleepy little village.

    Herbalist Acantha Morris has big plans for the local hospital. Its grounds will make the most peaceful, healing herb garden. Pru jumps at the chance to lend a hand. But things soon take a sinister turn . . .

    Flamboyant entrepreneur Claudia Temple is found dead. Dangling from the end of her own beautiful red scarf.

    She’d only just promised Acantha a princely sum to make her dream come true. Now everyone is saying she took her own life. But Pru’s not so sure.

    Something about this death leaves a bad taste in her mouth.

    When Claudia’s estranged son comes calling, Pru can’t help but be pulled into the mystery. But she’s up against a devious adversary.

    What if the killer’s leading her up the garden path and into danger?

    If you love Rosie Sandler, Sarah Yarwood-Lovett, Agatha Christie, The Thursday Murder Club, Kate Carlisle, Simon Brett or Tonya Kappes, prepare to be hooked by this enchanting character-driven mystery!

    What readers are saying about Marty Wingate:

    ⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘The perfect book for cozy mystery lovers.’ Roberta

    ‘I read it in a day . . . Couldn’t put it down! A very cozy cozy mystery.’ Mystereity Reviews

    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘It was a delight to be reunited with Pru.’ Susan

    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Pru is a loveable character, as are her friends . . . Every time I thought I was sure of the killer, the author planted another tiny seed of doubt or had me looking in another direction.’ Anastasia

    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘I love a good cozy mystery and this was definitely a cut above!’ Grace

    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Pru is very likable, a main character who is easy to be invested in . . . I would highly recommend.’ Jeanie, Open Book Society

    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘You get sucked into the story and find yourself rooting (pardon the pun) for Pru. Her character is so down to earth and normal that it is easy to identify with her. Most enjoyable.’ Moll, Amazon review

    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘By far my favorite cozy mystery series . . . I cannot recommend any of them more highly, especially to readers who are Anglophiles, lean toward cozy mysteries or like gardening and/or flowers.’ Kindle reader

    Fifty-something gardener Pru is charming, witty — and in a definite slump. Still reeling from her mother’s death, she finds herself unceremoniously dumped by her boyfriend. Determined to follow in the footsteps of her English mother, Pru uproots her life from Dallas to London, where she’s about to get more than she bargained for. Can she help it if her green fingers keep on getting her into trouble?


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  • Blender Babies


    They called it: ‘The Craze.’

    No one saw it coming. It started with isolated reports of people kidnapping babies and blending them to drink their ‘essence’—a highly potent and highly addictive chemical compound found in infants. The phenomenon spread through social media, infecting other addicts. Cases of kidnapping and murder—femicide and infanticide—skyrocketed, leading to governments around the world to issue state of emergencies and strict shelter-at-home orders.

    But it was too late.

    Society had collapsed into itself.

    Now, Brian Turner finds himself trapped in a police station with his family—his wife Leslie, his five-year-old son Cameron, and his newborn daughter Harper—and a group of shellshocked survivors. With their supplies running low and a horde of baby-fiends waiting to strike outside, he must find a way to protect his family and search for a new home away from the carnage and madness.

    Jon Athan, the author of The Groomer and Lovesick, presents a disturbing post-apocalyptic vision unlike anything he’s written before. Can you survive the Craze?

    WARNING: This book contains graphic content. Reader discretion is advised.

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  • Blind Revenge: A Suspenseful Legal Thriller

    An emotionally charged narrative! – Mars Patterson

    Elias Nicholas is forcibly wrenched from his cherished life by the state for the murder of a university medical student, leaving behind his beloved wife and two little innocent children. But he soon finds an unexpected solace in the confines of the notorious Badagry prison and an unconventional connection to his remote family.

    Eighteen years after, the society uncovers the long-guarded truth of his wrongful incarceration. And presently, the state extends a bittersweet invitation to return Nicholas home to a world vastly transformed from the one he left behind.

    Nicholas faces an agonizing decision: between reintegration into a society that has evolved during his absence after nearly two decades, and the contemplation of spending the rest of his days within the confines of the much familiar prison terrain.

    In BLIND REVENGE, A. O. Nathaniels weaves a poignant narrative of love, loss, and the raw human spirit of resilience in the face of injustice. Explore the gripping tale of a man torn between two vastly different lives and the monumental decision that will shape the rest of his existence and the lives of those he holds dear. Will Nicholas choose to rebuild his life outside the prison walls or find enduring peace within the confines of his incarceration? Discover the unyielding power of hope and the complexities of human resilience in this compelling and emotionally charged narrative.

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  • Blood Test (Alex Delaware series, Book 2): A spellbinding psychological crime novel


    When the lid blows, violence is the result…

    Families can be pressure cookers of secrets and tensions, as psychologist Alex Delaware knows all too well in Blood Test, a taut thriller from New York Times No. 1 bestseller Jonathan Kellerman. Perfect for fans of David Baldacci and Harlan Coben.

    ‘A tour de force’ – New York Times

    Doctors believe that they can successfully treat five-year-old cancer patient, Woody Swope. But Woody’s parents, members of a cult called ‘The Touchers’, are not only refusing the treatment, they’re also threatening to remove him from the hospital.

    Psychologist Alex Delaware, is called in to talk the parents round. But before he can, the Swopes are gone and so is Woody. All that remains is a savagely ransacked and bloodied motel room, their teenage daughter, Nona, and an increasingly sinister case to solve.

    What readers are saying about Blood Test:

    ‘A bit of escapism, sufficient realism to make it believable, some edge-of-the-seat thrills, chills, spills, and… hope’

    ‘I thought it was edge of your seat stuff and could not wait to turn the next page’

    ‘Brilliant writing’

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  • Bluebell Wood: A chilling Norfolk Broads crime thriller (DI Tanner Norfolk Broads Murder Mystery Series Book 10)

    A hanging body found by an uncontrollable dog, a murdered historian with an unpublished book, and a mysterious cottage, hiding in the shadows of Bluebell Wood.

    With DCI Tanner’s wedding just days away, a man is found hanging in a local wood. Meanwhile, a retired university professor is discovered with his throat cut. At first, one seems unrelated to the other, but when Tanner learns of the professor’s unpublished book, the two investigations begin to merge, until all lines of enquiry meet, deep in the heart of Bluebell Wood.

    Set within the mysterious beauty of the Norfolk Broads, this fast-paced British detective series is a dark cozy Norfolk murder mystery with a slice of humour and a touch of romance, one that will have you guessing until the very end, when the last shocking twist is finally revealed.

    Bluebell Wood is a totally addictive gripping crime thriller, the tenth in a chilling series of serial killer books, ones which will rapidly convert followers of L J Ross, Faith Martin, Joy Ellis, Damien Boyd, J M Dalgliesh, and Elly Griffiths into David Blake devotees.

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  • Bonfire of the Calamities – A Cozy Mystery (with dragons): Tea, cake, and rogue wildlife in the Yorkshire Dales (A Beaufort Scales Mystery, Book 8)

    A body.
    A theft.
    A good cause gone bad …

    Miriam has never seen eye-to-eye with her sister. But when a body’s dumped on the doorstep of a Women’s Institute meeting and all signs point to Rainbow, Miriam knows her sister’s being framed. Rainbow might be monumentally irritating, but she’s no killer.

    Going to the police would be the smart move, but even without the damning evidence on hand Rainbow’s got her own reasons for avoiding them. Before long she’s on the run, trusting to Miriam and the W.I. to clear her name. The killer’s left nothing to chance, though, and Rainbow’s in more danger than she realises – and she’s dragging the others right in with her.

    Between rogue wildlife, clothing-optional informants, and Rainbow’s own team of obstinate rebels, the W.I. are in a desperate race to dodge the police and dig up the truth. But Miriam’s not backing down. Not this time. This is family, and she’s going to see this case through. Not even the dragons can stop her.

    The killer might, though …

    A funny cozy mystery (with dragons), for anyone that likes their mysteries British, gentle, and well-stocked with cake, tea, and friendship. And dragons, obviously.

    Bonfire of the Calamities is the eighth book in The Beaufort Scales series of cozy mysteries (with dragons) – pick up Baking Bad today to see where it all began!

    Note: This cozy mystery contains:

    • no graphic violence
    • no sex
    • no strong language; however it does contain some blasphemous language
    • but there are copious quantities of cake and tea. You may need supplies.

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  • Brighton Rock: Discover Graham Greene’s most iconic novel.


    Gripping, terrifying, an unputdownable read. Discover Graham Greene’s most iconic novel.

    A gang war is raging through the dark underworld of Brighton. Seventeen-year-old Pinkie, malign and ruthless, has killed a man. Believing he can escape retribution, he is unprepared for the courageous, life-embracing Ida Arnold. Greene’s gripping thriller exposes a world of loneliness and fear, of life lived on the ‘dangerous edge of things.’

    In this gripping, terrifying, and unputdownable read, discover Greene’s iconic tale of the razor-wielding Pinkie.

    ‘Brighton Rock when I was about thirteen. One of the first lessons I took from it was that a serious novel could be an exciting novel – that the novel of adventure could also be the novel of ideas’ Ian McEwan


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  • Broken Kingdom: Dark Enemies to Lovers Bully Romance (Corium University Book 3)

    They took something from me, something that I didn’t know I needed until it was too late.
    They hurt her.
    They broke her… broke us.

    Now it’s my turn.

    The need for revenge burns through my veins.
    I’ll take everything from them.
    I’ll hunt them down one by one.
    I’ll make them pay in unimaginable ways.

    No one will ever hurt her again, not even me.
    The only question is, will I find my way back to Aspen before it’s too late.

    ***The conclusion of the trilogy. Find a full list of Triggers on our website***

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