Crime Fiction

Crime Fiction

Crime Fiction

Crime Fiction

Crime and True Crime books are very popular and should carry a warning as they are true stories of horrific inhumanity and cruelty. Truth is often stranger than fiction.

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SHADOWS OF SHERLOCK HOLMES
DAVID STUART DAVIES    Book Number: 29430
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Meet The Crime Doctor, Professor Augustus S.F.X.Van Dusen - The Thinking Machine, Max Carrados - the incredible blind detective, the repulsive but brilliant Skin o' My Teeth, and the natty, ingenio...
TALES OF MYSTERY AND IMAGINATION
EDGAR ALLEN POE    Book Number: 58180
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This collection of Poe’s best stories contains all the terrifying and bewildering tales that characterize his work. As well as the Gothic horror of such famous stories as 'The Pit and the Pendulum...
SWEENEY TODD - THE STRING OF PEARLS: Second Edition
JAMES MALCOLM RYMER    Book Number: 64986
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With a new Introduction by Dick Collins. The exploits of Sweeney Todd, 'The Demon Barber of Fleet Street', have been recounted many times in plays, films and musicals, but the origins of the charac...
MOONSTONE

New MOONSTONE

WILKIE COLLINS    Book Number: 100415
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The Moonstone, a priceless Indian diamond which had been brought to England as spoils of war, is given to Rachel Verrinder on her 18th birthday. That very night, the stone is stolen. Suspicion th...
THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES
SIR ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE    Book Number: 31854
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Featuring the world's greatest detective, Sherlock Holmes, in his most challenging case. The Baskerville family is haunted by a phantom beast "with blazing eyes and dripping jaws" which roams the ...
RETURN OF SHERLOCK HOLMES
ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE    Book Number: 23793
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With an Introduction by John S. Whitley, University of Sussex. After Sherlock Holmes's apparently fatal encounter with the sinister Professor Moriarty at the Reichenbach Falls, the great detective...
STUDY IN SCARLET AND THE SIGN OF FOUR
SIR ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE    Book Number: 33873
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This novel not only establishes the magic of the Holmes myth but also provides the reader with a dramatic adventure yarn, which ranges from the foggy, gas-lit streets of London to the burning plane...
ORIGINAL ILLUSTRATED STRAND SHERLOCK HOLMES
CONAN DOYLE    Book Number: 25387
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'Sherlock Holmes: The Complete Stories'. It is more than a century since the ascetic, gaunt and enigmatic detective, Sherlock Holmes, made his first appearance in A Study in Scarlet. From 1891, beg...
OTHER HOFFMANN SISTER
BEN FERGUSSON    Book Number: 84751
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The multi-award winning novelist of 'The Spring of Kasper Meier' focusses his second book on German Southwest Africa (1884-1915) which shared its borders with present-day Namibia and Botswana. Ing...
TOURNAMENT OF BLOOD
MICHAEL JECKS    Book Number: 84955
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Lord Hugh de Courtenay's plan to host a tournament at his castle at Oakhampton gives the money-lenders an opportunity they cannot miss. A defeated knight unable to pay the ransom to his captor mus...
KING OF THE BADGERS: A Novel
PHILIP HENSHER    Book Number: 85103
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The centre of Hanmouth - unlike its less desirable outskirts, with their grim, flimsy housing stock and chain stores - is sleepy, picturesque, lined by cheese shops and antiques stores, and protect...
PRICE OF GUILT
MARGARET YORKE    Book Number: 85438
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A novel of follies, vanities and ambitions and real, unadulterated evil. Louise Widdows has never been happy in her marriage. Providing support and supplication in exchange for a secure roof over...
WOLVES OF LONDON: Obsidian Heart
MARK MORRIS    Book Number: 85077
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Part crime novel, part fantasy, part science fiction, Mark Morris is now known as one of the best horror writers we have. Alex Locke is a reformed ex-con, forced back into London's criminal underw...
CODE
KATHY AND BRENDAN REICHS    Book Number: 85469
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Blending fascinating science and dead-on psychological portraits, this novel is from the Virals series featuring Tempe Brennan's great-niece, Tory. Life appears peaceful on Loggerhead Island. Res...
FATAL INVERSION
BARBARA VINE    Book Number: 85484
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In the long hot summer of 1976, a group of young people are camping in Wyvis Hall. Adam, Rufus, Shiva, Vivien and Zosie hardly ask why they are there or how they are to live - they scavenge, steal...
FIREFLY
HENRY PORTER    Book Number: 85619
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The boy's codenamed Firefly. He is Syrian, and he knows too much about an ISIS terror cell - their whereabouts and their horrific crimes. Now he is on the run from them, making his way along Euro...
THE CRAFTSMAN
SHARON BOLTON    Book Number: 85954
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The author in her foreword says that the novel is "The story of women, and witches. Of the children we love and must protect. And of the men who fear us." Florence Lovelady's career was made when ...
INDIA BLACK AND THE WIDOW OF WINDSOR
CAROL K. CARR    Book Number: 85737
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Whether running a brothel or running from danger as a spy for Her Majesty, India Black knows how to use the tricks of her trade. This time she's off to Scotland to ensure that the Queen doesn't en...
COLOURS OF ALL THE CATTLE
ALEXANDER MCCALL SMITH    Book Number: 86314
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The latest from the No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency, we have the glamorous 2018 hardback. Precious Ramotswe is pondering the meaning of her life. A meeting with Mma Potokwani who runs the local orp...
ILLUSTRATED ADVENTURES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES
ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE    Book Number: 86604
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Sherlock Holmes, Dr Watson and Lestrade face Moriarty, Jabez Wilson and Grimesby Roylott in this collection of 12 stories selected by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle himself from his 60-story canon. Publis...
INDIA BLACK AND THE GENTLEMAN THIEF
CAROL K. CARR    Book Number: 85735
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India Black's double life operating a high-class brothel and running high-stakes espionage for Her Majesty's government can take its toll, but there's no rest for the weary, particularly when an in...
EDITH'S DIARY
PATRICIA HIGHSMITH    Book Number: 86569
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Edith Howland's precious diary provides a reflective interlude in her busy day. This 'fine and chilling character study' (Newsweek) charts a diary gone wrong. As Edith's American 1950s suburban l...
DARK SACRED NIGHT
MICHAEL CONNELLY    Book Number: 86861
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Detective Renée Ballard works the graveyard shift and returns to Hollywood Station in the early hours to find a stranger rifling through old files. The intruder is none other than the legendary LA...
UNGENTLEMANLY WARFARE
HOWARD LINSKEY    Book Number: 86875
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A soldier and a spy, an officer but not quite a gentleman. Captain Harry Walsh is an SOE secret weapon. Loathed by his own commanding officer, haunted by the death of his closest friend, and trap...
INDIA BLACK AND THE SHADOWS OF ANARCHY
CAROL K. CARR    Book Number: 85736
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A 'Madam of Espionage Mystery'. India Black has all the attributes of a high-class madam needed to run a successful brothel - wit, beauty and the ability to lie with a smile. Luckily for Her Maje...
MAD COURTESAN: An Elizabethan Mystery
EDWARD MARSTON    Book Number: 79226
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Butchery outside a London brothel leaves Westfield's Men in disarray. While England is brought low by rumours of Queen Elizabeth's declining health, celebrated theatre company Lord Westfield's Men...
INDELIBLE
KARIN SLAUGHTER    Book Number: 87044
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When medical examiner Sara Linton and police chief Jeffrey Tolliver take a trip away from the small town of Heartsdale, it should be a straightforward weekend at the beach, but they decide to take ...
INQUIRY
WILL CAINE    Book Number: 87067
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What if everything they told you was a lie? Following the recent success of TV series like The Capture, many people are frozen with fear knowing they are being watched by surveillance cameras all t...
BUTCHERS OF BERLIN
CHRIS PETIT    Book Number: 87136
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Berlin 1943. August Schlegel hadn't touched anyone in years and even avoided shaking hands. He lives in a dark world. Why has he been placed on a homicide case when he works in financial crimes? ...
PLACE OF CONFINEMENT OR, THE EXAMINATIONS OF MISS DIDO KENT
MISS ANNA DEAN    Book Number: 87149
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Author Louise Penny said of this "Bliss. Like being wrapped in a comforter and transported to 1805... Rich in suspense, period detail, humour and most of all characters. They come alive, and none m...
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