Our Books: Mystery and Suspense

  • Sleeping Beauties

    Sleeping Beauties

    The inspector frowned and examined the earth under the trees. As he scanned the glade, his stomach lurched. One, two, three, four. Five, counting the mound of earth disturbed under the tent. Somebody had cleared the earth of its natural layer and sown …

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  • The Perfect Girlfriend

    The Perfect Girlfriend

    Karen Hamilton’s THE PERFECT GIRLFRIEND is a frightening depiction of unbridled obsession, where love and pure hatred grapple on a knife edge. The perfect new psychological thriller for fans of The Girl on the Train and Gone Girl. Juliette loves Nate. …

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  • The Scarred Woman: Department Q Book 7

    The Scarred Woman: Department Q Book 7

    Jussi Adler-Olsen returns with his most captivating and suspenseful novel yet. In a Copenhagen park the body of an elderly woman is discovered. Though the case bears a striking resemblance to another unsolved homicide from over a decade ago, the police …

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  • Seeing Red

    Seeing Red

    by, Sandra Brown

    Twenty-five years ago, Major Franklin Trapper became a national icon when he lead a handful of survivors to safety after the bombing of a Dallas hotel. For years, he gave frequent speeches and interviews but then suddenly dropped out of the public eye, …

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  • A Summer Revenge

    A Summer Revenge

    by, Tom Callaghan

      In the burning heat of the sun, murder is deadly cold. Having resigned from Bishkek Murder Squad, Akyl Borubaev is a lone wolf with blood on his hands. Then the Minister of State Security promises Akyl his old life back . . . if Akyl finds his v …

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  • No Dominion

    No Dominion

    by, Louise Welsh

    ‘A vivid, action-packed journey through a post-apocalyptic world. Terrifying and touching in equal measure, the novel is a love story, an adventure, a road movie, a family drama and a murder mystery rolled into one’ The Times Scotland It is seven years …

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  • When the Music’s Over

    When the Music’s Over

    by, Peter Robinson

    The Sunday Times NUMBER ONE bestseller Two young girls. Two unspeakable crimes. Fifty years separate them – their pain connects them. When the body of a 15-year-old is found in a remote countryside lane, beaten and broken, DI Annie Cabbot is brought in …

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  • Souls of Air

    Souls of Air

    by, Mons Kallentoft

    Linköping’s top detective, Malin Fors, is about to take on a case that’s a little too close for comfort. Her daughter has just discovered a dead body. It is that of a 79-year-old resident at the nursing home where she works. He’s been hung by his own a …

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  • The House of Four

    The House of Four

    by, Barbara Nadel

    THE HOUSE OF FOUR is the brand new Istanbul crime thriller featuring Inspector Ikmen, ‘the Morse of Istanbul’ (Daily Telegraph) from Barbara Nadel. Perfect for fans of Donna Leon. Everyone in the Istanbul neighbourhood of Moda knows the Devil’s House. …

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  • The Quiet Death of Thomas Quaid

    The Quiet Death of Thomas Quaid

    Private Investigator Lennox returns in a new helping of fast-paced detective noir, set in 1950s Glasgow. Quiet Tommy Quaid is one of Lennox’s few friends in Glasgow. Lennox appreciates Tommy’s open, straightforward personality – even if he is a master …

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