**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.....
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..
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..
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..
Superintendent Adam Dalgliesh had been looking forward to a quiet holiday at his aunt's cottage on Monksmere Head, one of the furthest-flung spots on the remote Suffolk coast. With nothing to do other than enjoy long wind-swept walks, tea in front of the crackling wood fire and hot buttered toast, Dalgliesh was relishing the thought of a well-earned break. However, all hope of peace is soon shattered by murder. The mutilated body of a local crime writer, Maurice Seaton, floats ashore in a drifti..
SHORTLISTED FOR THE GOLD DAGGER AWARDThe latest bestselling Venice crime novel from celebrated author Donna LeonAs a favour to his wealthy father-in-law, the Count Falier, Commissario Guido Brunetti agrees to investigate the seemingly innocent wish of the Count’s best friend, the elderly and childless Gonzalo, to adopt a younger man as his son. Under Italian inheritance laws, this man would become the sole heir to Gonzalo’s substantial fortune, something which Gonzalo’s friends, including the Co..
Silent Voices is the fourth book in Ann Cleeves' Vera Stanhope series -- which is now a major ITV detective drama starring Brenda Blethyn, VERA. When DI Vera Stanhope finds the body of a woman in the sauna room of her local gym, she wonders briefly if, for once in her life, she's uncovered a simple death from natural causes. Then Vera spots ligature marks around the victim's throat -- death is never that simple ...Vera revels being back in charge of an investigation again, working with Sergeant ..
La zece ani dupa ce Jeanie Long a fost acuzata de uciderea lui Abigail Mantel, o fata de 15 ani, locuitorii din satul Elvet din East Yorkshire sunt tulburati la auzul unei noi dovezi a nevinovatiei lui Jeanie. Ucigasul lui Abigail e inca liber. Emmei Bennett revelatia ii aduce in aminte amintiri despre cea mai buna prietena a ei... si despre acea zi inspaimantatoare de iarna in care i-a descoperit trupul zacand intr-o baltoaca inghetata. Cand inspectorul detectiv Vera Stanhope porneste o noua in..
A KILLER WITH A MESSAGE The first victim was a bully who liked using his fists. The second was a thug who favoured steel-capped boots. Their bodies bore the marks of a killer who knew their sins. A single clue was left at the scene: a class photo from 1982, with two faces neatly crossed out.A DETECTIVE WHO CAN'T LET GOThere are eighteen men and women in the photo who are still alive - and one of them is the lead detective on the case. Fabian Risk thought he'd left his schooldays behind. Now his ..
Agatha Christie’s classic short story collection, published to tie-in with a new BBC TV adaptation of the book’s most enduring and shocking thriller, The Witness for the Prosecution.1920s London. A murder, brutal and bloodthirsty, has stained the plush carpets of a handsome London townhouse. The victim is the glamorous and enormously rich Emily French. All the evidence points to Leonard Vole, a young chancer to whom the heiress left her vast fortune and who ruthlessly took her life. At least, th..
THE NUMBER ONE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER OVER 2 MILLION COPIES SOLD!‘Astounding. Thrilling. Amazing’ Gillian Flynn‘One of those rare books that really is unputdownable’ Stephen King'Twisted to the power of max' Val McDermid‘A dark, twisty confection’ Ruth WareWhat did she see?It’s been ten months since Anna Fox last left her home. Ten months during which she has haunted the rooms of her old New York house, lost in her memories, too terrified to step outside.Anna’s lifeline to the real world is her..
*** NOW A MAJOR TV SERIES *** 'Thriller of the Year' Daily Mail 'Hypnotic and scary' Stephen King'Examines the fine line between seduction and stalking . . . Ludicrously readable' GuardianWhen aspiring writer Guinevere Beck strides into the bookstore where Joe works, he is instantly smitten.But there's more to Joe than Beck realises and much more to Beck than her perfect facade. And the obsessive relationship quickly spirals into a whirlwind of deadly consequences...A chilling account of unrelen..
‘Tense and human’ LEE CHILD
‘Brilliant stuff’ PETER JAMES
‘A cracking read’ PIERS MORGAN
#taken in the night
They thought they were kidnapping the mistress of one of London’s most powerful gangsters. But they’ve taken the wrong woman. And crossed the wrong detective.
Detective Max Wolfe's hunt for the missing woman takes him from New Scotland Yard’s legendary Black Museum to the glittering mansions of career criminals, from sleazy strip joints to secr..
A brand new Agatha Christie omnibus, bringing together all four stand-alone novels she wrote in the 1940s – N or M?, Towards Zero, Sparkling Cyanide and Crooked House.
Agatha Christie’s imaginative crime novels and thrillers made her a household name from the 1920s right through to her final books in the early 1970s. Best known as the creator of Hercule Poirot and Miss Jane Marple, her prolific output would bring her publisher William Collins at least one book every year. Twenty of her contem..
Agatha Christie’s audacious mystery thriller, reissued with a striking new cover designed to appeal to the latest generation of Agatha Christie fans and book lovers.
For an instant the two trains ran together, side by side. In that frozen moment, Elspeth witnessed a murder. Helplessly, she stared out of her carriage window as a man remorselessly tightened his grip around a woman’s throat. The body crumpled. Then the other train drew away.
But who, apart from Miss Marple, would take her sto..
'One of the funniest, most riotously inventive and enjoyable novels you’ll read this year' - Observer
Roland Barthes is knocked down in a Paris street by a laundry van. It’s February 1980 and he has just come from lunch with Francois Mitterrand. Barthes dies soon afterwards. History tells us it was an accident.
But what if it were an assassination? What if Barthes was carrying a document of unbelievable, global importance? A document explaining the seventh function of language – an idea so pow..
The new thrilling instalment of John Connolly's popular Charlie Parker series.He is our best hope.He is our last hope.On a lonely moor in the northeast of England, the body of a young woman is discovered near the site of a vanished church. In the south, a girl lies buried beneath a Saxon mound. To the southeast, the ruins of a priory hide a human skull.Each is a sacrifice, a summons.And something in the shadows has heard the call.But another is coming: Parker the hunter, the avenger. Parker's mi..
An exotic holiday for Miss Marple is ruined when a retired major is killed…
As Jane Marple sat basking in the Caribbean sunshine she felt mildly discontented with life. True, the warmth eased her rheumatism, but here in paradise nothing ever happened.
Eventually, her interest was aroused by an old soldier’s yarn about a strange coincidence. Infuriatingly, just as he was about to show her an astonishing photograph, the Major’s attention wandered. He never did finished the story…..
More than half a million readers have fallen in love with the New York Times bestseller A Gentleman in Moscow. '
Everything a novel should be: charming, witty, poetic and generous. An absolute delight' (Mail on Sunday). 'A work of great charm, intelligence and insight' (Sunday Times).
'Winning . . . gorgeous . . . satisfying . . . Towles is a craftsman' (New York Times Book Review).
'A comic masterpiece' (Daily Express). 'If we do a better book than this one on the book club this year w..
'Anne Holt is the godmother of modern Norwegian crime fiction.' Jo NesbøDon't miss the start of a new series from the bestselling author of Modus______________________Selma Falck has lost everything. Her family has left her and her career as a high-flying lawyer is in ruins. Then one day, the man who is to blame for her downfall rings the doorbell, in desperate need of help. If she can do what he asks, Selma will have a chance at getting her old life back.But when a body turns up, showing links ..
A hard-hitting rollercoaster of a debut thriller, which marks the arrival of a major new talent in the world of crime fiction
'Even better than Child 44. Akyl Borubaev is a terrific creation' Anthony Horowitz
THE KYRGYZ WINTER REMINDS US THAT THE PAST IS NEVER DEAD, SIMPLY WAITING TO AMBUSH US AROUND THE NEXT CORNER...
When Inspector Akyl Borubaev of Bishkek Murder Squad arrives at the brutal murder scene of a young woman, all evidence hints at a sadistic serial killer on the hunt for m..
Chosen as a Book of the Year in The Times Literary Supplement, the Evening Standard, the Daily Telegraph, the Guardian, The Times
'A brilliant novel of deception, love and trust to join his supreme cannon' Evening Standard
'Vintage le Carré. Immensely clever, breathtaking. Really, not since The Spy Who Came in from the Cold has le Carré exercised his gift as a storyteller so powerfully and to such thrilling effect' John Banville, Guardian
Peter Guillam, former disciple of George Smiley ..
A piercing scream, shattering the evening calm, brings Superintendent Adam Dalgliesh hurrying from his literary party to the nearby Steen Psychiatric Clinic, where he discovers the body of a woman sprawled on the basement floor, a chisel thrust through her heart. As Dalgliesh probes beneath the apparently unruffled calm of the clinic, he discovers that many an intrigue lies hidden behind the Georgian terrace's unassuming façade. Professionally, he has never known the taste of failure. Now, for t..
A Minute to Midnight is the second gripping instalment in Special Agent Atlee Pine's search for the truth from one of the world's most favourite thriller writers, David Baldacci.
At six years old, Atlee’s twin sister, Mercy, was taken from the family home while Atlee was left for dead. Since that fateful night, Atlee has dedicated her life and career to catching those who hurt others.
Word of a killer.
Atlee has never stopped searching for answers about her sister. A notoriou..
THE SECOND GEORGE SMILEY NOVEL
Stella Rode has twice disturbed the ancient cloisters of Carne School: firstly by being the wrong sort, with her doyleys and china ducks, and secondly by being murdered. George Smiley is asked by an old Service friend to investigate. Smiley knows that Stella feared her husband would murder her, but as he probes further beneath Carne's respectable veneer, he uncovers far more than a simple crime of passion.
In his second novel, le Carré moves outside the world of ..