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..
Las Vegas, 1986. A young college graduate is murdered when he is unable to pay back a loan funded by notorious criminal Lorenzo Dante. Two years later private investigator Kinsey Millhone finds herself assisting to apprehend a shoplifter - Audrey Vance - in a shopping centre. Events take a much darker turn when Audrey's body is discovered beneath the Cold Spring Bridge, a local suicide spot. Unable to believe she took her own life, Audrey's fiance Marvin Striker hires Kinsey to investigate. It s..
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..
'On the whole, it was easier than I had expected. Only once did I feel myself at risk. That was when the Inspector suddenly intervened. He said in a harsh voice: "He married your wife, didn't he? Took her away from you some people might say. Nice piece of goods, too, by the look of her. Didn't you feel any grievance?"
I had been expecting this question. I knew exactly what I would say.'
The late, great P. D. James takes us inside the mind of a murderer...
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 ..
The New York Times and #1 internationally bestselling author of the Department Q series is back, with a terrifyingly relevant stand-alone novel about an America in chaos.A NO. 1 INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLEROVER 23 MILLION COPIES SOLDWINNER OF THE GLASS KEY AWARD"The president has gone way too far. . . . These are practically dictatorial methods we're talking about."When Democratic Senator Bruce Jansen is elected president of the United States, it is a personal victory for Dorothy "Dottie" Rogers. Sh..
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..
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..
Agatha Christie's most ingenious murder mystery, reissued with a striking new cover designed to appeal to the latest generation of Agatha Christie fans and book lovers. The villagers of Chipping Cleghorn, including Jane Marple, are agog with curiosity over an advertisement in the local gazette which reads - 'A murder is announced and will take place on Friday October 29th, at Little Paddocks at 6.30 p.m.' A childish practical joke? Or a hoax intended to scare poor Letitia Blacklock? Unable to re..
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 ..
Anul 52 i.Chr. E unul din cele mai tulburate. Bande rivale prada strazile Romei in vreme ce Publius Clodius, un aristocrat populist, si Titus Milo, inamicul lui, lupta pentru controlul alegerilor consulare. Cand Clodius e ucis si Milo e acuzat de crima, in cetate izbucnesc rascoale si cladirea senatului e arsa din temelii. Pompius Magnus il insarcineaza pe Gordianus Descoperitorul sa afle ce s-a intamplat de fapt pe Via Appia. 'Really excellent… an enthralling recreation of time and place, fasci..
'A deceptive and riveting novel' – Karin Slaughter
How far would a parent go to protect their daughter?
One night, eighteen-year-old Stella comes home late. The next morning she is accused of murder.
As parents Michael and Ulrika deal with the fallout and try to protect their daughter, they must search out the truth - but how much do they really know about their daughter?
A Nearly Normal Family is the stunning psychological thriller from M. T. Edvardsson, which asks what would a parent do if..
‘Cracking… A journey into the dark underbelly of the British Raj’ Daily Express
India, 1920. Captain Sam Wyndham is visiting the kingdom of Sambalpore, home to diamond mines and the beautiful Palace of the Sun.
But when the Maharaja’s eldest son is assassinated, Wyndham realises that the realm is riven with conflict. Prince Adhir was unpopular with religious groups, while his brother – now in line to the throne – appears to be a feckless playboy.
As Wyndham and Sergeant ‘Surrender-..
On a normal day in provincial China, a teenager goes about his regular business, but he's also planning the brutal murder of his only friend. He lures her over, strangles her, stuffs her body into the washing machine and flees town, whereupon a perilous game of cat-and-mouse begins. A shocking investigation into the despair that traps the rural poor as well as a technically brilliant excursion into the claustrophobic realm of classic horror and suspense, A Perfect Crime is a thrilling and stylis..
London, 2013, and the city is battling an epidemic of serial killings - even with the widespread government use of DNA detection, brain-imaging, and the 'punitive coma'.
Detective Isadora 'Jake' Jacowicz is hunting a murderer, code-named 'Wittgenstein,' who has taken it upon himself to eliminate anyone who has tested positive for a tendency towards violent behaviour - even if they've never committed a crime.
His intellectual brilliance is matched only by his homicidal madness...
A handful of grain is found in the pocket of a murdered businessman…
Rex Fortescue, king of a financial empire, was sipping tea in his ‘counting house’ when he suffered an agonising and sudden death. On later inspection, the pockets of the deceased were found to contain traces of cereals.
Yet, it was the incident in the parlour which confirmed Jane Marple’s suspicion that here she was looking at a case of crime by rhyme…..
THE FIRST IN THE ACCLAIMED NIC COSTA SERIES
'No author has ever brought Rome so alive for me - nor made it seem so sinister' PETER JAMES
'David Hewson's Rome is dark and tantalizing, seductive and dangerous, a place where present-day crimes ring with the echoes of history' TESS GERRITSEN
'Hewson keeps the reader guessing . . . relentlessly tightening the suspense until the end' Daily Telegraph
There's no rest for the wicked . . .
While Rome is sweltering in the height of summer, a serial ki..
Inspector Akyl Borubaev's Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan is a lawless post-Soviet metropolis rife with corruption and vice. A hard-hitting thriller for fans of Tom Rob Smith and Gorky Park.
'Even better than Child 44. Akyl Borubaev is a terrific creation' Anthony Horowitz
WE UNCOVERED THE LAST OF THE BODIES IN THE RED HOUR BEFORE DUSK, AS THE SUN STAINED THE SNOWCAPS OF THE TIAN SHAN MOUNTAINS THE COLOUR OF DRIED BLOOD. . .
Inspector Akyl Borubaev of Bishkek Murder Squad h..
The electrifying new thriller from Shari Lapena, author of the bestselling novel of the year, The Couple Next Door.
‘Shari expertly traps you, confounds you and leaves you gasping at the end. More, please . . .’ FIONA BARTON
‘So many dizzying twists you'd better not drive after reading’ LINWOOD BARCLAY
‘Smart, twisty thriller . . . It's taut, intelligent and compelling’ Heat
Why would you run scared from a happy home?
You're waiting for your beloved husband to get home fr..
This book includes an introduction by Mark Billingham. When Dr Watson ends up renting rooms in Baker Street with the eccentric Sherlock Holmes, he finds that he has let himself in for a great deal more than he imagined. He is called upon to help the budding detective solve a perplexing mystery, involving a dead body found in a locked room. Although the body shows no signs of having been attacked, Holmes is convinced that a murder has been committed. As Watson looks on, he uses his exceptional po..
A Treacherous Paradise sees Henning Mankell turn his talents for writing gripping thrillers to a world where power and powerlessness meet and passion is a dangerous commodity.
Hanna Lundmark escapes the brutal poverty of rural Sweden for a job as a cook onboard a steamship headed for Australia. Jumping ship at the African port of Lourenço Marques, Hanna decides to begin her life afresh.
Stumbling across what she believes to be a down-at-heel hotel, Hanna becomes embroiled in a sequence of ..
Agatha Christie’s world-famous serial killer mystery, reissued with a striking new cover designed to appeal to the latest generation of Agatha Christie fans and book lovers.
There’s a serial killer on the loose, bent on working his way through the alphabet. And as a macabre calling card he leaves beside each victim’s corpe the ABC Railway Guide open at the name of the town where the murder has taken place.
Having begun with Andover, Bexhill and then Churston, there seems little chance of t..
‘Gripping and authentic’ NEW YORK TIMES
‘Heartrending . . . An engrossing read’ FINANCIAL TIMES
Seventeen years after the fall of the Third Reich.
Max Weill has never forgotten the face of Otto Schramm, a doctor who worked with Mengele on appalling experiments and who sent Max’s family to the gas chambers.
A Nazi war criminal who is supposed to be dead.
When Schramm escaped to South America after the war, Max swore to one day bring him back to Germany to stand trial. With his life now neari..
Sam Capra is living the life of his dreams. A young American in London, he has a perfect flat, a perfect job with the CIA and a perfect wife, Lucy - who is seven months pregnant with their first child.
But one sunny day, it all goes up in flames. Sam receives a call from Lucy while he's at work. She tells him to leave the building immediately, which he does - just before it explodes, killing those inside. Lucy vanishes, and Sam wakes up in a prison cell.
Why did Lucy call him? Was she a lovi..
Agatha Christie’s seasonal Poirot and Marple short story collection, reissued with a striking new cover designed to appeal to the latest generation of Agatha Christie fans and book lovers.
First came a sinister warning to Poirot not to eat any plum pudding… then the discovery of a corpse in a chest… next, an overheard quarrel that led to murder… the strange case of the dead man who altered his eating habits… and the puzzle of the victim who dreamt his own suicide.
What links these five baf..
My name is Sherlock Holmes. It is my business to know what other people don't know'. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes first introduced Arthur Conan Doyle's brilliant detective to the readers of The Strand Magazine. The runaway success of this series prompted a second set of stories, The Memoirs. In these twenty three tales, collected here in one volume, you have some of the best detective yarns ever penned. In his consulting room at 221B Baker Street, the master sleuth receives a stream of clie..
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Moscow, 1965. Former Secret Service agent Leo Demidov is forbidden to travel with his wife and daughters to New York as part of a 'Peace Tour', meant to foster better relations between the two Cold War enemies. Leo's natural paranoia reaches its peak: Why have his family been selected? What is being planned? When Leo's worst fears are realised and a tragic murder destroys everything he loves, he demands only one thing: that he is allowed to investigate and find the killer who has struck at the h..
'The British spy thriller at its unputdownable best' Observer________________________________Nat, a veteran of Britain's Secret Intelligence Service, thinks his years as an agent runner are over. But MI6 have other plans. To tackle the growing threat from Moscow Centre, Nat is put in charge of The Haven, a defunct substation of London General with a rag-tag band of spies. His weekly badminton session with the young, introspective, Brexit-hating Ed, offers respite from the new job. But it is Ed, ..
Paris, 1889: Targul international. Nellie Bly, reporter, feminista si detectiv amator, e pe urmele unui criminal enigmatic. Orasul e un loc primejdios: izbucneste o epidemie de febra neagra, anarhistii comploteaza sa rastoarne guvernul, iar un ucigas vaneaza prostituatele din Montmartre. Dar e si un oras al culturii, un magnet epntru artisti, literati si oameni de stiinta. Va putea geniul combinat al lui Oscar Wilde, Jules Verne si Louis Pasteur sa o ajute pe Nellie sa il dovedeasca pe Jack Spin..
The internationally bestselling historical thriller, soon to be a Netflix series starring Luke Evans, Dakota Fanning and Daniel Brühl.
Some things never change.
New York City, 1896. Hypocrisy in high places is rife, police corruption commonplace, and a brutal killer is terrorising young male prostitutes.
Unfortunately for Police Commissioner Theodore Roosevelt, the psychological profiling of murderers is a practice still in its infancy, struggling to make headway against the prejudices ..
You can erase the memory. But you cannot erase the crime. Since the night she was attacked, Jenny Kramer hasn't been able to recall what happened. Her parents and the doctors saw to that. Her mother couldn't prevent the terror in the woods, but she's done all she can to stop it ruining Jenny's life. The only thing that now bothers Jenny is the scar carved into her lower back. Which she can't stop touching. But if Jenny can't remember her attacker, he can't be caught. He could be the man next to ..
Enter Arsene Lupin, Gentleman - Cambrioleur, the 'Prince of Thieves', one of the most daring and dashing individuals who ever lifted a diamond necklace from under the noses of the authorities. Young and handsome, laughing his way through difficulties and danger, Lupin is also the master of disguise and languages. His sense of humour and conceit make life difficult for the police who attribute most of the major crimes in France to Lupin and his gang of ruffians and urchins. Maurice Leblanc's stor..
The bewitching first novel from the bestselling author of THE IMMORTALISTS
'Benjamin is a gifted writer, a creator of quiet asides and haunting images' Financial Times
'Matches the subtle surrealism of a dream with the underpinnings of a thriller' Emma Straub
'You wonder if here is a writer who is truly capable of anything' Daily Mail
Sylvie and Gabe meet and fall in love at boarding school in Northern California when they are just teenagers. Their headmaster is the enigmatic and mys..
1786, Jerusalem College, Cambridge. The ghost of murdered Sylvia Whichcote has been sighted prowling the grounds by Frank Oldershaw, a disturbed fellow commoner. When his anxious mother employs John Holdsworth, author of "The Anatomy of Ghosts" - a stinging account of why ghosts are mere delusion - to investigate the sighting, the uneasy status quo at Jerusalem is rapidly torn apart. Holdsworth grows to realise that the sinister Holy Ghost Club governs the privileged life at Jerusalem with a rig..
Agatha Christie’s world-famous mystery thriller, reissued with a striking new cover designed to appeal to the latest generation of Agatha Christie fans and book lovers.
Ten strangers, apparently with little in common, are lured to an island mansion off the coast of Devon by the mysterious U.N.Owen. Over dinner, a record begins to play, and the voice of an unseen host accuses each person of hiding a guilty secret. That evening, former reckless driver Tony Marston is found murdered by a deadly ..
Combining the Washington-insider excitement of a Baldacci with the feet-on-the-ground authenticity of a McNab, THE APOSTLE is Brad Thor's debut publication for Hodder. A new president means a new approach to counter-terrorism, and that means covert agent Scot Harvath is out of a job. But every politician has a secret, and when the daughter of a highly-connected family is kidnapped abroad, America's new leader will agree to anything - even a crazily dangerous rescue plan- to keep his secret hidde..
A repugnant Amercian widow is killed during a trip to Petra…
Among the towering red cliffs of Petra, like some monstrous swollen Buddha, sat the corpse of Mrs Boynton. A tiny puncture mark on her wrist was the only sign of the fatal injection that had killed her.
With only 24 hours available to solve the mystery, Hercule Poirot recalled a chance remark he’d overheard back in Jerusalem: ‘You see, don’t you, that she’s got to be killed?’ Mrs Boynton was, indeed, the most detestable woman he’..