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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WHOLE ART OF DETECTION: Lost Mysteries of Sherlock Holmes
LYNDSAY FAYE    Book Number: 86601
Published price: £20
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This die-hard Sherlockian captures the tone and spirit of the Arthur Conan Doyle originals perfectly in this clever collection of deeply satisfying crime short stories. Faye's best Holmes tales, i...
MORSE'S GREATEST MYSTERY AND OTHER STORIES: Inspector Morse
COLIN DEXTER    Book Number: 84936
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How can the discovery of a short story by a beautiful Oxford graduate lead Chief Inspector Morse to her murderer? What awaits Morse and Lewis in Room 231 of the Randolph Hotel? Why does a theft a...
CAEDMON'S SONG
PETER ROBINSON    Book Number: 85468
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On a balmy June night, Kirsten, a university student, is strolling home through a silent moonlit park. Suddenly her tranquil mood is shattered as she is viciously attacked. When she awakes in hos...
DRY BONES THAT DREAM
PETER ROBINSON    Book Number: 85480
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It was 2.47am when Chief Inspector Alan Banks arrived at the barn and saw the body of Keith Rothwell for the first time. Only hours earlier, two masked men had walked the mild-mannered accountant ...
INNOCENT GRAVES
PETER ROBINSON    Book Number: 85496
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One foggy night, Deborah Harrison is found lying in a churchyard behind St Mary's Eastvale. She has been strangled with the strap of her own school satchel. But Deborah was no typical 16-year-old...
NECESSARY END
PETER ROBINSON    Book Number: 85505
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In the unusually peaceful town of Eastvale, a simmering tension has now reached breaking point. An anti-nuclear demonstration has ended in violence, leaving one policeman stabbed to death. Fired ...
WEDNESDAY'S CHILD: An Inspector Banks Novel
PETER ROBINSON    Book Number: 85532
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When two social workers investigating reports of child abuse appear at Brenda Scupham's door, her fear of authority leads her to comply meekly with their requests, even when they say that they must...
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...
DYING FALL
ELLY GRIFFITHS    Book Number: 86862
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Dr Ruth Galloway, forensic archaeologist, spends her life looking at death, but now death has found her with the news that her long-time friend Dan Golding has been killed in a house fire. Her gri...
HIDING PLACES
KATHERINE WEBB    Book Number: 86866
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One hot summer in 1922 and in the heart of the village a crime shocked the community. A man is accused and two women will lose everything. When Donny Cartwright is accused of murder, his sister P...
LIES SLEEPING
BEN AARONOVICH    Book Number: 86870
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"His name was Richard Williams and he worked in public relations... No doubt he would be horrified to hear that he had fallen victim to the ubiquitous surveillance state... Me and Guleed were left ...
NEW IBERIA BLUES
JAMES BURKE    Book Number: 86872
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Detective Dave Robicheaux first met Desmond Cormier on the backstreets of New Orleans. He was a young pretender who dreamt of stardom whilst Robicheaux had his path all figured out. 25 years late...
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...
ENTRY ISLAND
PETER MAY     Book Number: 85330
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When Detective Sime McKenzie is sent from Montreal to investigate a murder on the remote Entry Island 850 miles from the Canadian mainland, he leaves behind him a life of sleeplessness and regret. ...
GYLES BRANDRETH    Book Number: 82220
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Set consists of Oscar Wilde And The Murders At Reading Gaol taking us deep into the dark heart of Oscar Wilde's cruel incarceration, the novel is set in 1897 Dieppe (325pp), Oscar Wilde And The Vat...
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...
A TICKET TO OBLIVION
EDWARD MARSTON    Book Number: 78559
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Summer 1859 and young Imogen Burnhope and her maid Rhoda board a non-stop train to Oxford to visit her Aunt Cassandra waiting at the terminus. All the passengers alight at Oxford, but the two women...
BLOOD ON THE LINE
EDWARD MARSTON    Book Number: 78562
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1857 and on the LNWR train to London, a criminal is being escorted to his appointment with the hangman. But the wily Jeremy Oxley, conman, thief and murderer, has one last ace up his sleeve - a bea...
THE STATIONMASTER'S FAREWELL
EDWARD MARSTON    Book Number: 78576
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Told with great colour and wonderful sense of period. Inspector Robert Colbeck and his assistant Victor Leeming are despatched to Exeter to close in a killer, but find themselves in mortal danger....
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...
TRIPTYCH
KARIN SLAUGHTER    Book Number: 79832
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When Atlanta Police Detective Michael Ormewood is called out to a murder scene at the notorious Grady Homes, he finds himself faced with one of the most brutal killings of his career - a woman foun...
A BESPOKE MURDER
EDWARD MARSTON    Book Number: 81042
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From the author of the Railway Detective series is this excellent Home Front detection series, this one set in May 1915. While thousands of Britons fight in the trenches, a severely depleted polic...
NINE GIANTS: An Elizabethan Mystery
Edward Marston    Book Number: 81484
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As book holder and stage manager of Lord Westfield's Men, Nicolas Bracewell is accustomed to solving problems so when he discovers the naked corpse of a man while crossing the Thames by boat one ni...
VAGABOND CLOWN: An Elizabethan Mystery
Edward Marston    Book Number: 81500
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During a performance of their new play, 'A Trick to Catch a Chaste Lady', Lord Westfield's Men are ambushed by hired thugs and melée ensues. In the midst of the rotten vegetables strewn across the...
WANTON ANGEL: An Elizabethan Mystery
Edward Marston    Book Number: 81501
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A murder in the ranks forebodes a grave future for Westfield's Men. Court politics threaten to lower the curtain forever when the Privy Council decrees only two companies may perform in London. D...
WHEN THE MUSIC'S OVER
PETER ROBINSON    Book Number: 84957
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Newly promoted Detective Superintendent Alan Banks is faced with a case that is as cold as they come. Two young girls, two unspeakable crimes, 50 years separate them, yet their pain connects them....
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