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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ADVENTURES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES
ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE    Book Number: 100345
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Contains the earliest cases of the greatest fictional detective. It comprises A Study in Scarlet, The Sign of Four and the complete Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, reprinted from the Strand Magazine...
CASE-BOOK OF SHERLOCK HOLMES
ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE    Book Number: 100543
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This volume completes the canon of the illustrated Sherlock Holmes stories reprinted from The Strand Magazine. It contains the short story series Reminiscences of Sherlock Holmes, The Valley of Fe...
BEST OF SHERLOCK HOLMES
SIR ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE    Book Number: 27151
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A collection of twenty of the very best tales from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's 56 short stories featuring the arch-sleuth. Within these pages the reader will encounter the greatest collection of villa...
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...
SWEENEY TODD OR THE STRING OF PEARLS
ANONYMOUS    Book Number: 56204
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'The String of Pearls' - the original tale of Sweeney Todd, a classic of British horror, was first published as a weekly serial in 1846-47 by Edward Lloyd, the King of the Penny Dreadfuls. One of t...
SHERLOCK HOLMES & THE HENTZAU AFFAIR
DAVID STUART DAVIES    Book Number: 56600
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Colonel Sapt of the Ruritanian Court journeys to England on a secret mission to save the country from anarchy. His mission is to engage the services of Rudolf Rassendyll once more to impersonate t...
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...
DR NIKOLA - MASTER CRIMINAL
GUY BOOTHBY    Book Number: 59977
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Elegant, ruthless, hypnotic: enter Dr Nikola and his black cat Apollyon. He was the world's first master villain, a Victorian forerunner of Dr Fu Manchu and the mad cat-stroking evil genius Blofel...
LAIR OF THE WHITE WORM AND THE LADY OF THE SHROUD
BRAM STOKER    Book Number: 62721
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Here are two great, neglected horror novels by Bram Stoker, author of Dracula, together in one volume for the first time. It is a double treat for lovers of blood-curdling fantasy fiction. The Lady...
AN ARSENE LUPIN OMNIBUS
MAURICE LEBLANC    Book Number: 68850
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Enter Arsène Lupin, Gentleman - Cambrioleur, the 'Prince of Thieves', one of the most daring and dashing individuals who ever lifted a diamond necklace from under the noses of the authorities. Youn...
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...
JOHNNY UNDER GROUND: Inspector Tibbett Investigates
PATRICIA MOYES    Book Number: 74367
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Emmy Tibbett goes to her RAF reunion with an inexplicable sense of foreboding. As a naive 19 year old auxiliary officer she has fallen in love with handsome pilot 'Beau' Guest. After the reunion ...
THE LAST DON
MARIO PUZO    Book Number: 74679
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By the author of the classic bestseller 'The Godfather' we find ourselves in a corrupt world where crocked cops and desperate gamblers play dangerous games of betrayal. One man has power over them...
THE WATER'S LOVELY
RUTH RENDELL    Book Number: 74871
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The dead man was Ismay's step-father Guy. Nine years on she and her sister Heather still live in the same house in Clapham. But is has been divided into two self-contained flats. Their mother li...
UNRELIABLE LIFE OF HARRY THE VALET
DUNCAN HAMILTON    Book Number: 75026
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An impossibly daring jewellery heist aboard a train at Paris's Gare du Nord station captures the attention of the world in October 1893. Who would have dared pull off such a feat? The author reve...
GILLESPIE AND I
JANE HARRIS    Book Number: 75117
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Harriet Baxter is a young woman of independent means who, after nursing her aunt for many years, travels to Glasgow for the International Exhibition of 1888. In the first chapter we meet her as sh...
BLACK MADONNA
PETER MILLAR    Book Number: 75266
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In the ruins of the outskirts of Gaza, a young female archaeologist has possibly found the earliest known image of the Virgin Mary, created during her lifetime. Before she can reveal it to the wor...
FLESH WOUNDS
CHRIS BROOKMYRE    Book Number: 75349
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How far would you go to protect the people you love? Would you take a bullet or would you take your own life? PI Jasmine Sharp's father was murdered before she was born and her mother went to self...
FAT OLLIE'S BOOK: An 87th Precinct Novel
ED MCBAIN    Book Number: 75574
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Lester Henderson has it all - widely tipped to be the next mayor he faces a glorious future - until he is gunned down. At that point he becomes Ollie Weeks' problem. Uncharacteristically first to ...
GENTLY DOES IT
ALAN HUNTER    Book Number: 75581
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Chief Inspector George Gently's quiet Easter break in Norchester is rudely interrupted when a local timber merchant is found dead. His son, with whom he had been seen arguing, immediately becomes t...
WHEN I WAS OTHERWISE
STEPHEN BENATAR    Book Number: 75481
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First published in 1983 and here in Capuchin Classics 2011 paperback edition, When I Was Otherwise was a critical hit as it tackled with wit and pathos the subjects of age, ageing and the frequent ...
DARK SIDE OF THE STREET
JACK HIGGINS    Book Number: 75629
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The classic bestseller by the legendary Jack Higgins, the thriller writer who is in a class of his own. For Harry Youngblood, escaping from prison will be easy, but escaping his past could cost hi...
HISS AND HERS: An Agatha Raisin Mystery
M. C. BEATON    Book Number: 75793
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Agatha is back as feisty as ever. She has fallen head over heels in love, again. She has her eye on the local gardener, George Marston, but then again so do many of the other women in their littl...
YOU MIGHT AS WELL DIE
J. J. MURPHY    Book Number: 75846
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Dorothy Parker reportedly said, 'I don't care what is written about me so long as it isn't true.' Following her advice, this book is almost entirely a work of fiction although it is populated with...
A LESSON IN SECRETS: A Maisie Dobbs Novel
JACQUELINE WINSPEAR    Book Number: 75943
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In the summer of 1932, Maisie Dobbs' career takes an exciting new turn when she accepts an undercover assignment directed by Scotland Yard's Special Branch and the Secret Service. Posing as a juni...
SOME LIE AND SOME DIE
RUTH RENDELL    Book Number: 75988
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When the body of a brutally beaten girl is found in a quarry during a hedonistic hippy festival at Sundays near Kingsmarkham, Chief Inspector Wexford is the first on the scene. The victim's face h...
EVA'S EYE: An Inspector Sejer Mystery
KARIN FOSSUM     Book Number: 76389
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Eva Magnus is a struggling artist and the divorced mother of a seven year old child, Emma. One afternoon they are walking by the river when an unknown man's body floats to the surface of the icy w...
INNOCENT VICTIMS: Two Novellas
MINETTE WALTERS    Book Number: 76395
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Chickenfeed is the crackling tale based on the true story of the 'chicken farm murder' in East Sussex in 1924. Although Norman Thorne never confessed to killing his girlfriend, he was tried and han...
GOLD FROM GEMINI: An Original Lovejoy Murder Mystery
JONATHAN GASH    Book Number: 76563
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'To my mind, making love is a lot like picking blackberries - you need both hands and a lot of skill to do it properly and get away unscathed, yet your mind can be miles away. When my mind wanders...
GRAIL TREE: An Original Lovejoy Murder Mystery
JONATHAN GASH    Book Number: 76568
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'Antiques dealers are mostly lustful, greedy, savage, crude and vulgar. The difference between you and me is that I bet I am a lot more honest about myself. I was entirely honest with an old litt...
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