Shortlisted for the Crime Writers' Association International Dagger AwardSpectator Best Books of 2019'An intriguing mashup of police procedural and golden age puzzle mystery' GuardianInternational bestseller Keigo Higashino returns with his latest mindbender - Newcomer - as newly transferred Tokyo Police Detective Kyochiro Kaga is assigned to a baffling murder.Detective Kyochiro Kaga of the Tokyo Police Department has just been transferred to a new precinct in the Nihonbashi area of Tokyo. Newly..
TWO COUNTRIES IN THE GRIP OF WINTER. On the coldest day of the year, Sweden's Minister for Justice steps out of his car and into a blizzard and disappears. That same night, across the Baltic Sea, a Danish celebrity finds a stranger lurking in her snow-bound home.TWO KILLERS STALK THE STREETS.One is a surgeon who carefully dissects his victims. The other is a brutal predator who targets women. Police in Stockholm and Copenhagen are closing in on their suspects. But as winter darkens and more peop..
The basis for KILLING EVE, now a major BBC TV series, starring Sandra Oh and Jodie ComerSUNDAY TIMES Thriller of the MonthIn a hotel room in Venice, where she's just completed a routine assassination, Villanelle receives a late-night call.Eve Polastri has discovered that a senior MI5 officer is in the pay of the Twelve, and is about to debrief him. As Eve interrogates her subject, desperately trying to fit the pieces of the puzzle together, Villanelle moves in for the kill.The duel between the t..
A little girl went missing years ago. That child is you.A dark and gripping debut psychological thriller that won the 2017 Victorian Premier’s Literary Award, previously won by THE DRY and THE ROSIE PROJECT.‘Nervy, soulful, genuinely surprising’ A. J. Finn, bestselling author THE WOMAN IN THE WINDOW‘One of the best books I have ever read’ *****‘Well wow! I didn’t see THAT twist coming!!’ *****‘I lost sleep over this book’ *****A child was stolen twenty years agoLittle Sammy Went vanishes from he..
'One of the greatest anti-heroes ever written' LEE CHILDBernie Gunther has learned the hard way that there's no way to distinguish 'the one from the other'. The cynical P.I. sees through the deceit and hypocrisy of both friend and foe - a lifesaving skill in postwar Germany.Munich, 1949 is home to all the backstabbing intrigue that prospers in the aftermath of war. A place where a private eye can find a lot of not-quite-reputable work: cleaning up the Nazi past of well-to-do locals, abetting fug..
A dentist lies murdered at his Harley Street practice...The dentist was found with a blackened hole below his right temple. A pistol lay on the floor near his outflung right hand. Later, one of his patients was found dead from a lethal dose of local anaesthetic. A clear case of murder and suicide. But why would a dentist commit a crime in the middle of a busy day of appointments? A shoe buckle holds the key to the mystery. Now - in the words of the rhyme - can Poirot pick up the sticks and lay t..
Evidence that clears the name of a boy sentenced for killing his adopted mother arrives too late to save his life - so who did kill her? Dr. Arthur Calgary takes a ferry across the Rubicon River to Sunny Point, the home of the Argyle family. A year before, the matriarch of the family was murdered and a son, Jack, was convicted and sentenced to spend the rest of his life in prison. Throughout the trial Jack had maintained his innocence, claiming he was hitchhiking on the night of the murder and h..
Published to tie-in with the new BBC TV adaptation. A man died for a crime he didn’t commit … and the murderer is still among them.No one felt sorry when Jacko Argyle died in prison. Everyone knew he had bludgeoned his mother to death with a poker from the fire.But when a doctor turns up at the house two years later with proof of Jacko's innocence, the whole family is horrified. Because it can mean only one thing – that their mother's killer is still among them…Ordeal by Innocence was cited by A..
The Peverell Press, a two-hundred-year-old publishing firm housed in a dramatic mock-Venetian palace on the Thames, is certainly ripe for change. But the proposals of its ruthlessly ambitious new managing director, Gerard Etienne, have made him dangerous enemies - a discarded mistress, a neglected and humiliated author, and rebellious colleagues and staff. When Gerard's body is discovered bizarrely desecrated, there is no shortage of suspects and Adam Dalgliesh and his team are confronted with a..
'The best what if thriller for a long, long time' LEE CHILDPARIS, 2017. 300 YEARS AFTER ALL OF EUROPE FELL TO THE OTTOMAN EMPIRE . . .Kamal Agha is a special investigator for the state police, forced to uphold the feared sultan's strict regime.When a mysteriously tattooed, naked man appears by the Seine and murders a passerby, it's up to Kamal to track him down.But it's a trail that leads him to an astonishing secret.A secret that exposes an empire of lies - and which the sultan's men will do an..
'Smart, sophisticated and suspenseful.' HARLAN COBEN 'Sleek, cunning and breakneck.' MEGAN ABBOTT'Top-tier.' New York TimesFrom the top ten bestselling author of The Expats. Kate Moore is back in a pulse-pounding thriller which takes place over the course of one nail-biting day.Kate Moore - a mother with an interesting past - is living the quiet life in another European city, or trying to. On her way to drop her children off at school in the city centre, the cafes and streets of Paris start to c..
L-au rapit dintr-un orasel brazilian. Isi schimbase numele si infatisarea, dar ei erau convinsi ca au pus mana pe cine trebuie. Cu patru ani inainte, se numea Patrick S. Lanigan. In 1992 a murit intr-un accident de masina si are un mormant. Fusese partener intr-o firma de avocatura cu mare dever, avea o sotie frumoasa si o fetita. La sase saptamani dupa ce a murit, din firma au disparut 90 milioane dolari. Atunci a stiut partenerul lui ca Patrick inca traia...
Doi judecatori de la Curtea Suprema de Justitie sunt ucisi, si numai o singura minte stabileste o legatura intre cele doua asasinate; frumoasa, inteligenta si ambitioasa studenta in drept la New Orleans Darby Shaw nu intelege deocamdata ca lucrarea ei speculativa va penetra cele mai inalte nivele ale puterii de la Washington, unde ar putea provoca valuri mari. Valurile sunt vizivile; prietenul lui Darby e aruncat in aer de o bomba, trei asasini platiti o urmaresc prin toata tara. De partea ei nu..
A dark, funny, deliciously different literary thriller about a jaded hitman, set in the criminal underworld of Seoul‘Kill Bill meets Murakami’ D. B. John, author of Star of the North‘A work of literary genius’ Karen Dionne, internationally bestselling author of Home‘I loved it!’ M. W. Craven, author of The Puppet Show‘You’ll be laughing out loud every five minutes’ You-jeong Jeong, author of The Good Son‘A mash-up of Tarantino and Camus set in contemporary Seoul’ Louisa Luna, author of Two Girls..
The world’s most beloved detective, Hercule Poirot – the legendary star of Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express and most recently The Monogram Murders and Closed Casket―returns in a stylish, diabolically clever mystery set in 1930’s London.Returning home after lunch one day, Hercule Poirot finds an angry woman waiting outside his front door. She demands to know why Poirot has sent her a letter accusing her of the murder of Barnabas Pandy, a man she has neither heard of nor ever met.Poi..
'A gripping psychological thriller. Readers will be awake deep into the night, trying to untangle the truth' The Times 'Books of the Year'________Autumn, 1615.Frances Carr is imprisoned in a cold, lightless room.She is accused of murder.In a cell nearby is her co-accused - her husband Robert.Kept apart, Frances can only tell her side of the story.How did she come to be here?Can she somehow prove her innocence?And what lengths will she go to to save herself?__________'Engaging, vivid and revellin..
‘The dream team delivers big time … Clinton’s insider secrets and Patterson’s storytelling genius make this the political thriller of the decade.’ – Lee Child________________________________The President is missing.As an unprecedented cyberterrorist attack cripples the United States, the President must face an unthinkable truth:There is a traitor in his Cabinet. His life is in danger.And the only way to stay ahead of the shadowy forces tearing at the heart of America is to go off the grid, leavi..
Un baiat se uita cum moare mama lui. Studenti beti joaca intr-o pivnita. Un barbat sadic moare in chinuri. Pot mortarul si caramizile sa pasteze urmele emotiilor carora le sunt martore? Frannie e incantata cand o intalnire intamplatoare se transforma intr-o poveste de dragoste. Faptul ca relatia se sfarseste tragic e considerata o pura coincidenta. Dar in cele din urma nu mai poate ignora faptul ca ea e singurul lucru care leaga toate aceste intamplari teribile. E o gluma sinistra? Sau mai rau?..
**NOW A MAJOR NETFLIX SERIES**We Need to Talk About Kevin meets The Secret History. The air is hazy and grey with gunpowder smoke. Everyone has been shot but me. I haven't got so much as a bruise....Is Maja a normal eighteen-year-old, the poster girl-next-door, popular and excelling at her schoolwork, caught in the middle of a terrible tragedy? Or is she guilty of the tragedy itself?Either way, everyone knows her name. She has spent nine excruciating months in jail, awaiting trial for a mass mur..
'I couldn't help thinking of Harper Lee's great American novel "To Kill a Mockingbird" while reading The Reckoning . . . [Grisham] knows how to spin a yarn' - Chicago Sun-Times'May be his greatest work yet' - David Grann, New York Times bestselling author of Killers of the Flower MoonPete Banning was Clanton's favourite son, a returning war hero, the patriarch of a prominent family; a farmer, father, and a faithful member of the Methodist Church. Then one cool October morning in 1946, he rose ea..
Winner of the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize 2011
Red April evokes Holy Week during a cruel, bloody, and terrifying time in Peru's history, shocking for its corrosive mix of assassination, bribery, intrigue, torture, and enforced disappearance - a war between grim, ideologically driven terrorism and morally bankrupt government counterinsurgence.
Mother-haunted, wife-abandoned, literature-loving, quietly eccentric Felix Chacaltana Saldivar is a hapless, by-the-book, unambitious prosecuto..
Urgent, topical and shot through with insider knowledge, the final thriller in the Red Sparrow trilogy is writing on a grand scale.'Matthews beguilingly blends the fun and sexiness of Ian Fleming with the more procedural, information-rich approach of John le Carre and Frederick Forsyth' Sunday Times'A provocative and timely novel exploring the notion of Russian influence in the US's corridors of power' GuardianRussian counterintelligence chief Colonel Dominika Egorova has been an asset of the CI..
Redemption is the fifth heart-pounding Memory Man thriller from number one international bestseller David Baldacci.FBI consultant Amos Decker returns to the scene of a family tragedy, and is confronted by more than just painful memories.A felon on a mission.When Decker returns to Burlington, Ohio, he is tracked down by his first homicide arrest, Meryl Hawkins, a man who still maintains his innocence.A rookie’s mistake.With Hawkins recently released from his life sentence, Decker finds himself qu..
'The best discovery I've come across in a long time' Michael ConnellyWhen the beautiful woman you've longed for since boyhood calls and asks you to find her missing sister, what do you do? If you are Isaiah Quintabe - IQ to his friends - you'll do everything you can. The girl, an erratic DJ and gambling addict, has gone missing in Las Vegas - with a frightening loan shark, Chinese Triad gangsters, and her own deadbeat boyfriend hot on her tail. But IQ's search takes an unexpected turn when he me..
US Senator James Wyckoff hires former government agents turned private security consultants Janson and Kincaid to locate his teenage son Gregory. Gregory's girlfriend Lynell, a translator, has been found dead in a Seoul hotel, and Gregory has fled the city. But Senator Wyckoff insists his son is innocent, suggesting that Lynell may have been killed because of something she overheard at a recent international conference.
And when Janson and Kincaid realise they're being hunted by an assassin, th..
When a girl's body, neatly sliced into six individual pieces, is discovered at the scene of an automobile accident, the driver is posthumously accused of her murder.
Roman Grey, an expert in gypsy antiques and former friend to the driver, is drawn in to investigate. While desperate to avoid the sorcery and dark magic he knows would be invoked in an all-out confrontation between the police and New York's gypsy community, he is nonetheless determined to unearth the truth about the murder - no ma..
When single mum Joanna shares a rumour at the school gates – desperate to ingratiate herself with the clique of mothers at her son’s new school – there is no going back . . .Rumour has it that a notorious child killer is living under a new identity, in their sleepy little town of Flinstead-on-Sea. Sally McGowan was just ten when she stabbed little Robbie Harris to death over 47 years ago – no photos of her exist since her release as a young woman.So who is the supposedly reformed killer who now ..
In Biloxi, Mississippi, un proces cu o miza de sute de milioane de dolari incepe normal, apoi incepe sa se desfasoare ciudat. Juriul se poarta straniu si cel putin un jurat e convins ca e urmarit. Curand, toti juratii sunt sechestrati. Apoi o tanara sugereaza ca poate prezice comportamentul tot mai bizar al juratilor.....
NOW A MAJOR NEW NETFLIX ORIGINAL SERIESSartaj, the only Sikh inspector in the whole of Mumbai, is used to being identified by his turban, beard and the sharp cut of his trousers. But 'the silky Sikh' is now past forty, his marriage is over and his career prospects are on the slide. When Sartaj gets an anonymous tip off as to the secret hideout of the legendary boss of the G-company, he's determined that he'll be the one to collect the prize...Sacred Games is an epic novel of friendships and betr..
An elderly stroke victim dies without having arranged a will...Beautiful young Elinor Carlisle stood serenely in the dock, accused of the murder of Mary Gerrard, her rival in love. The evidence was damning: only Elinor had the motive, the opportunity and the means to administer the fatal poison. Yet, inside the hostile courtroom, only one man still presumed Elinor was innocent until proven guilty: Hercule Poirot was all that stood between Elinor and the gallows.....
When a man is discovered dead by poisoning in his empty home his beautiful wife, Ayane, immediately falls under suspicion. All clues point to Ayane being the logical suspect, but how could she have committed the crime when she was hundreds of miles away? As Tokyo police detective Kusanagi tries to unpick a seemingly unrelated sequence of events he finds himself falling for Ayane. When his judgement becomes dangerously clouded his assistant must call on an old friend for help; it will take a geni..
For fans of Lee Child, Michael Connelly and James Patterson, THE SAMARITAN is the gripping new thriller from the author of THE KILLING SEASON.
* A RICHARD AND JUDY BOOK CLUB PICK SPRING 2016 *
When the mutilated body of a young woman is discovered, LAPD Detective Jessica Allen knows she's seen this MO before.
A sadistic serial killer has been operating undetected for a decade, preying on lone female drivers who have broken down. The press dub the killer 'the Samaritan', but with no lead..
Reykjavík, August 1941. When a travelling salesman is found murdered in a basement flat, killed by a bullet from a Colt .45, the police initially suspect a member of the Allied occupation force. The British are in the process of handing over to the Americans and the streets are crawling with servicemen whose relations with the local women are a major cause for concern. Flóvent, Reykjavík’s sole detective, is joined by the young military policeman Thorson. Their investigation focuses on a family ..
Autumn, 1541. King Henry VIII has set out on a spectacular Progress to the North to attend an extravagant submission of his rebellious subjects in York. Already in the city are lawyer Matthew Shardlake and his assistant Jack Barak. As well as assisting with legal work processing petitions to the King, Shardlake has reluctantly undertaken a special mission - to ensure the welfare of an important but dangerous conspirator being returned to London for interrogation. But the murder of a local glazie..
Primavara lui 1543. Regele Henry VIII o asediaza pe Catherine Parr pe care o vrea ca a sasea lui sotie. Arhiepiscopul Cranmner si factiunea protestantilor ferventi de la curte sunt cu ochii pe Lady Catherine, cunoscuta drept o simpatizanta a Reformei. In vremea asta, Matthew Shardlake lucreaza la cazul unui adolescent care a fost bagat la casa de nebuni Bedlam si se teme ca teribila manie religioasa a baiatului l-ar putea duce la rug. Cand un prieten vechi e ucis intr-un mod ingrozitor, Shardlak..
When the body of journalist Jerry Markham is found in a traditional Shetland boat, outside the house of the Fiscal, down at the Marina, young Detective Inspector Willow Reeves is drafted in to head up the investigation. Since the death of his fiancee, Inspector Jimmy Perez has been out of the loop, but his interest in this new case is stirred and he decides to help the inquiry. Markham -- originally a Shetlander but who had made a name for himself in London -- had left the islands years before. ..
Bestselling author Tim Lebbon’s electrifying horror novel - now made into a Netflix original movie starring Stanley Tucci and Kiernan ShipkaIn the darkness of an underground cave system, blind creatures hunt by sound. Then there is light, there are voices, and they feed...Swarming from their prison, the creatures thrive and destroy. To scream, even to whisper, is to summon death.As the hordes lay waste to Europe, a girl watches to see if they will cross the sea. Deaf for many years, she knows ho..
**WINNER OF THE 2018 SWEDISH ACADEMY OF CRIME WRITERS' AWARD FOR BEST SWEDISH CRIME NOVEL****WINNER OF THE 2019 GLASS KEY AWARD**Even the darkest journey must come to an end...____________'Haunting, intoxicating' Ali Land, author of Good Me, Bad Me'Deeply affecting' Chris Whitaker, author of All the Wicked Girls____________Three years ago, Lelle's daughter went missing in a remote part of Northern Sweden. Lelle has spent the intervening summers driving the Silver Road under the midnight sun, fra..
‘Gritty as hell. I loved it. A great urban cop thriller’ Ian Rankin From the bestselling author of Sirens, Detective Aidan Waits is on the hunt to find the identity of The Smiling Man.________A body has been found on the fourth floor of Manchester’s vast and empty Palace Hotel. The man is dead. And he is smiling. The tags have been removed from his clothes. His teeth have been replaced. Even his fingertips are not his own. Only a patch sewn into his trousers offers any information about him. Det..
*** THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER AND REESE WITHERSPOON BOOKCLUB 2018 PICK! *** The perfect couple. The perfect crime? ‘Deftly paced, elegantly chilly thriller… Steadman brings similar qualities of wit, timing and intelligence to this novel… a proper page-turner’ New York Times Erin is a documentary filmmaker on the brink of a professional breakthrough; Mark a handsome investment banker with a bright future. They seem to have it all. But do they? On a dream honeymoon to the tropical island of..
A classic tale of love, redemption and revenge from the bestselling author of St Agnes Stand
Sister Ria made a promise on her mother's deathbed that she would care for her wayward father. And, when he is charged with the murder of a prostitute, she is called upon to act on her word. Reluctantly she returns to the town of her childhood, and to her father's home hoping to reconcile herself with her past and to prove his innocence.
But, with only eight days until his execution, she finds hers..
Ray Atlee e profesor de drept la Universitatea Virginia. Are 43 de ani si e aproape singur. Tatal lui, un batran foarte bolnav, locuieste singur in vechea casa parinteasca din Clanton, Mississippi. Odata a fost o un judecator foarte puternic si iubit. Simtindu-se sfarsitul aproape, il cheama pe Ray acasa, in Clanton, sa discute detaliile averii si mostenirii. Ray nu ajunge la vreme - tatal lui moare si ii lasa pe umeri un secret teribil cunoscut doar de Ray. Si poate de inca cineva.....
WHAT IF IT WAS SOMEONE YOU KNEW?'Utterly engrossing . . . I lived inside this book for two days ― and I’m still thinking about it. Superb!' Shari Lapena, bestselling author of THE COUPLE NEXT DOOR‘Intelligent, insightful and compelling. A clever, twisting whodunnit that delivers an emotional punch. I loved it.’ C L Taylor____________________‘The police belonged to another world – the world they saw on the television or in the papers. Not theirs.’When two eighteen-year-old girls go missing on the..
THE HOTLY ANTICIPATED NEW THRILLER FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE PICTURES – SHORTLISTED FOR THE CWA NEW BLOOD AWARD.June 1947.Jonathan Craine has left his old life in Hollywood behind him. But when notorious gangster Bugsy Siegel is murdered, Craine is summoned back to Las Vegas to find his killer. All he has helping him is a lone crime reporter with her own agenda.‘When infamous mobster Bugsy Siegel is murdered, LAPD cop Jonathan Craine is summoned by the Las Vegas mafia to find out who’s responsible...
THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER'TERRIFIC IN EVERY WAY' LEE CHILD___________THENOne night, my little sister went missing.There were searches, appeals. Everyone thought the worst.And then, miraculously, she came back.She couldn't, or wouldn't, say what had happened.But she wasn't the same afterwards. She wasn't my Annie.Because sometimes my own little sister scared me to death . . .NOWThe email arrives in my inbox:I know what happened to your sister.It's happening again . . .You'll be gripped by the s..
A perplexed girl thinks she might have killed someone...Three single girls shared the same London flat. The first worked as a secretary; the second was an artist; the third who came to Poirot for help, disappeared convinced she was a murderer. Now there were rumours of revolvers, flick-knives and blood stains. But, without hard evidence, it would take all Poirot's tenacity to establish whether the third girl was guilty innocent or insane.....
The Tuesday Night Club is a venue where locals challenge Miss Marple to solve recent crimes...One Tuesday evening a group gathers at Miss Marple's house and the conversation turns to unsolved crimes...The case of the disappearing bloodstains; the thief who committed his crime twice over; the message on the death-bed of a poisoned man which read 'heap of fish'; the strange case of the invisible will; a spiritualist who warned that 'Blue Geranium' meant death...Now pit your wits against the powers..
At an apparently respectable dinner party, a vicar is the first to die...Thirteen guests arrived at dinner at the actor's house. It was to be a particularly unlucky evening for the mild-mannered Reverend Stephen Babbington, who choked on his cocktail, went into convulsions and died. But when his martini glass was sent for chemical analysis, there was no trace of poison - just as Poirot had predicted. Even more troubling for the great detective, there was absolutely no motive.....
The truth will set you free – if it doesn't kill you first.
New York attorney Trevor Mann’s world shatters when he receives a phone call telling him his girlfriend has been shot dead in a mugging. But the circumstances point to something more calculated than a random attack.
Claire was a New York Times journalist and Trevor is convinced she had unearthed a secret so shocking that she was murdered to keep it from coming to light. Chasing Claire’s leads, Trevor will risk everything to discov..
FROM THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THIRTEEN'This guy is the real deal. Trust me.' Lee Child******************BEFORE YOU READ THIS BOOKI WANT YOU TO KNOW THREE THINGS:1. The police are looking to charge me with murder.2. No one knows who I am. Or how I did it.3. If you think you've found me. I'm coming for you next.After you've read this book, you'll know: the truth is far more twisted...******************'A fantastic standalone thriller. Punchy, ridiculously gripping, fast-paced, clever. Beautifully..
Now a major motion picture starring Viggo Mortenson and Kirsten Dunst.'Highsmith is a giant of the genre. The original, the best, the gloriously twisted Queen of Suspense' Mark BillinghamTwo men meet in the picturesque backstreets of Athens. Chester MacFarlane is a conman with multiple false identities, near the end of his rope and on the run with his young wife Colette. Rydal Keener is a young drifter looking for adventure: he finds it in one evening as the law catches up to Chester and Colette..