Our Books: Police Procedural

  • Blood Symmetry

    Blood Symmetry

    by, Kate Rhodes

    Clare Riordan and her son Mikey are abducted from Clapham Common early one morning. Hours later, the boy is found wandering disorientated. Soon after, a pack of Clare’s blood is left on a doorstep in the heart of the City of London. Alice Quentin is br …

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  • A Handful of Ashes: Dr Harry Kent Book 2

    A Handful of Ashes: Dr Harry Kent Book 2

    The second thrilling book in the London-set Dr Harry Kent series, the perfect mix of detective novel and medical drama. Susan Bayliss became notorious when she blew the whistle on her boss, a heart surgeon at a renowned children’s hospital. She accused …

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  • Quieter Than Killing (D.I. Marnie Rome 4)

    Quieter Than Killing (D.I. Marnie Rome 4)

    by, Sarah Hilary

    Sarah Hilary, winner of the Theakstons Crime Novel of the Year, returns with a new DI Marnie Rome novel, QUIETER THAN KILLING. ‘Hilary is my drop-everything writer; always original, always bang-on psychologically, always gripping. I am a huge fan’ Alex …

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  • Blood Tide

    Blood Tide

    by, Claire McGowan

    Forensic psychologist Paula Maguire returns in BLOOD TIDE, the fifth novel in Claire McGowan’s acclaimed series. If you enjoyed Sharon Bolton’s LITTLE BLACK LIES or Elly Griffiths’ THE WOMAN IN BLUE, you will love this new novel from the author of THE …

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  • Rusty Puppy: Hap and Leonard Book Ten

    Rusty Puppy: Hap and Leonard Book Ten

    by, Joe R. Lansdale

    Hap and Leonard investigate a racially motivated murder that threatens to tear apart their East Texas town. Hap, a former 60s activist and self-proclaimed white trash rebel, is recovering from a life-threatening stab wound. He’s hoping to take it easy, …

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  • Cruel Mercy

    Cruel Mercy

    by, David Mark

    DS McAvoy is trying to solve a crime far from home in the latest stunning novel by bestselling author David Mark, perfect for fans of Val McDermid and Peter Robinson. Three Irishmen went to America. One’s dead. One’s as good as. One is missing… The m …

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  • Blackwater


    THE NEW ESSEX-BASED CRIME SERIES FROM THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE DI JACK FROST PREQUELS. ‘James Henry’s writing is vivid and compelling, with great evocation of the 1980s period’ Peter James January 1983, Colchester CID A new year brings new resolut …

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  • The Second Girl

    The Second Girl

    by, David Swinson

    He’s a good detective… with a bad habit. Frank Marr may be a  decorated former cop and the best private investigator Washington, D.C.  has ever known, but the city doesn’t know his dirty secret. A  high-functioning drug addict, Frank has devoted his …

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  • Tastes Like Fear

    Tastes Like Fear

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    Sarah Hilary won the 2015 Theakston’s Crime Novel of the Year with her debut, the 2014 Richard and Judy pick SOMEONE ELSE’S SKIN. She followed up with NO OTHER DARKNESS, proclaimed as ‘riveting’ by Lisa Gardner and ‘truly mesmerising’ by David Mark. No …

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  • A Book of Scars

    A Book of Scars


    1969 A country mourning its empire A killer avenging its sins Never forgotten Alexandra Tozer was murdered on her family’s farm, aged just sixteen. Five years later, her sister Helen will return. Never suspected As soon as Detective Breen tracks down t …

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