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  • Murder under the sun

    £9.99

    Murder under the sun

    From beneath the beach umbrella, all might seem idyllic – children playing, sunbathers relaxing, ice slowly melting in a cocktail glass. But look a little closer, and all is not as it seems. In these classic crime stories of midsummer murder and madness, the mercury is climbing – and so is the body count. Prepare to spend this summer holiday with some shady characters (in sunny places) and immerse yourself in tales of mystery and depravity at home and abroad. Just remember – there might be nothing new under the sun – but murder is the most ancient art of all.

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    £9.99
  • The family experiment

    £18.99

    The family experiment

    From the acclaimed author of The One and The Marriage Act, The Family Experiment is a dark and brilliant speculative thriller about families: real and virtual!

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    £18.99
  • The puzzle wood

    £16.99

    The puzzle wood

    Deep in the woods, something is stirring. When Miss Catherine Symonds arrives to take up a position as governess at remote Locksley Abbey in the foothills of the Black Mountains, where England bleeds into Wales, she is apprehensive. It is not the echoing, near empty house with its skeleton staff that frightens her, nor the ancient woods that surround the Abbey or even the dogs that the owner, Sir Rowland, encourages to stalk the grounds, baying for blood. It is Catherine herself who fears scrutiny: her reference and very identity are fraudulent. She is travelling in disguise to investigate the fate of the last governess at the house, who took her own life out in the woods. For that governess was Catherine’s own sister, but until now she had believed Emily had died many years before, when they were just children.

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    £16.99
  • The last devil to die

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    The last devil to die

    You’d think you would be allowed to relax over Christmas, but not in the world of the Thursday Murder Club. On Boxing Day, a dangerous package is smuggled across the English coast. When it goes missing, chaos is unleashed. The body count starts to rise – including someone close to the Thursday Murder Club – as our gang face an impossible search and their most deadly opponents yet. With the clock ticking down and a killer heading to Cooper’s Chase, has their luck finally run out? And who will be ‘the last devil to die’?

    £9.99
  • Killingly

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    Killingly

    The young women at Mount Holyoke College are famed for their beauty and virtue – except for Agnes and Bertha. With their strange dresses, scholarly pursuits and intimate friendship, these two students are considered peculiar. One autumn morning, Bertha vanishes, leaving Agnes to wander the cold university halls alone. As a search team dredges the pond where Bertha might have drowned, an investigation into her disappearance begins. Agnes might know the truth, but she is being unhelpfully tight-lipped, inciting the suspicions of Bertha’s family, the students at Mount Holyoke, and the detective hired for the case. As secrets from Bertha and Agnes’s lives begin to surface, so do the competing agendas driving each person who is searching for her. What happened to Bertha? Who would want to hurt her? And could she still be alive?

    £9.99
  • Dissolution

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    Dissolution

    The first Shardlake novel in C. J. Sansom’s bestselling historical crime series. In an age of treachery and turmoil, a brutal murder causes Commissioner Matthew Shardlake the ultimate test of faith . . .

    £10.99
  • Best crime stories of the year. Volume 3

    £12.00

    Best crime stories of the year. Volume 3

    International author Amor Towles, together with award-winning editor and founder of the Mysterious Bookshop, Otto Penzler, selects the best crime and mystery stories of the year for 2023 in one entertaining volume perfect for crime fiction lovers.

    £12.00
  • The prey

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    The prey

    A box of photo albums is found in the attic of a house in Höfn, a small fishing village on the south coast of Iceland. The new owners return it to the man who sold them the house, along with a muddied child’s shoe with a name written on the sole: Salvör. The man is baffled; they never knew anyone called that. Shortly after the phone rings – it’s the nursing home where his mother, an Alzheimer’s patient, lives. She’s suffered a heart attack and the doctors don’t expect her to live much longer. The nurse asks him to let his sister, Salvör, know as well. Their mother has been asking for her. Jóhanna is a member of a search and rescue team in Höfn and she’s searching for two couples from Reykjavik. Their phones’ last location has been pinpointed as the road leading up into the highlands. It’s not clear why these people would have made such a risky trip, and they soon find the first dead body.

    SKU: 9781529377477 Category: Tags: ,
    £9.99
  • Before the fact

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    Before the fact

    Swept away by an admirer’s charm, Lina McLaidlaw finds herself settled in a life she could never have imagined. Her husband Johnnie is feckless and irresponsible, and even though she accepts he’s a murderer, Johnnie still adores her – doesn’t he?

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  • You like it darker

    £25.00

    You like it darker

    King writes to feel ‘the exhilaration of leaving ordinary day-to-day life behind’, and in ‘You Like it Darker’, readers will feel that exhilaration too, again and again.

    £25.00
  • The venus of Salo

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    The venus of Salo

    October 1944, in the so-called Republic of Salo, the last fascist stronghold in Italy. After months of ferocious fighting on the Gothic Line, Colonel Martin Bora of the Wehrmacht must investigate the theft of a precious painting of Venus by Titian, stolen with uncanny ease from a local residence. While Bora’s inquiry proceeds among many difficulties, the discovery of three dead bodies throws an even more sinister light on the scene. The victims are female, very beautiful, apparently dead by their own hand but, in fact, elegantly murdered.

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  • The wild swimmers

    £20.00

    The wild swimmers

    The body of a local woman is found washed up on the Folkstone shoreline. Cupidi must find the missing link between a group of wild swimmers, an online dating profile and a slippery killer who feels remarkably close to home.

    SKU: 9781529420128 Category: Tags: ,
    £20.00