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...
BEGGARS BANQUET
IAN RANKIN    Book Number: 78994
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Rankin started off life as a short story writer and here are 22 mini masterpieces with titles such as Someone Got To Eddie, The Only True Comedian, Video, Nasty, The Hanged Man and Death Is Not The...
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...
TIM FRAZER AGAIN
FRANCES DURBRIDGE    Book Number: 81660
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A companion to The World of Tim Frazer code 81659. Top special secret agent Leo Salinger is run over by a car in Amsterdam. But was his death a genuine accident and is the driver of the car as in...
BAKLAVA CLUB
JASON GOODWIN    Book Number: 83124
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By the author of The Janissary Tree, this novel asks whether investigator Yashim has met his match at last. We go on a dark adventure which whirls us through the majesty and corruption of Istanbul...
VERY BRITISH ENDING
EDWARD WILSON    Book Number: 83381
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An MI6 officer, haunted by the ghosts of an SS atrocity, kills a Nazi war criminal in the ruins of a bunker. The German turns out to be a CIA asset being rat-lined to South America. As a hungry B...
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...
KILLING HABIT
MARK BILLINGHAM    Book Number: 85430
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Inspired by a dramatic real-life case, here is a twisting and unbearably gripping thriller and multimillion copy number one bestseller. We all know the signs - cruelty, lack of empathy, the killin...
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...
PLAYING WITH FIRE
TESS GERRITSEN    Book Number: 85509
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What if your child wanted you dead? Julia is terrified by her daughter's aggressive behaviour. Lily has changed from an angelic little girl into someone she is afraid to be alone with. What scar...
LADY IN THE LAKE
RAYMOND CHANDLER    Book Number: 84878
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Private Investigator Philip Marlowe is hired to find a missing woman. Derace Kingsley's wife ran away to Mexico to get a divorce and marry a hunk named Chris Lavery. Or so the note she left her h...
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...
CHESSMEN
PETER MAY    Book Number: 85226
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The magnificent final volume in the Lewis Trilogy, one of the best-regarded crime series of recent years. Back living on Lewis, former detective Fin Macleod has been charged with investigating the...
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...
CONNECTIONS IN DEATH
J. D. ROBB    Book Number: 86656
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Nora Roberts published her first novel under the pseudonym J. D. Robb in 1995, introducing Eve Dallas, a New York City Police Lieutenant with a dark past, and billionaire Irish rogue, Roarke. "Cur...
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...
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